From Goldberg to Roman Reigns; WWE Superstars Who Started their Careers in the NFL

For these people NFL has just been a push for their career, and what came later was something unimaginable and grand. Here are NFL players who later turned into WWE superstars. 


Before becoming the undefeated monster in WCW, and Brock Lesnar’s slayer in WWE, Goldberg was a Georgia Bulldog. He got drafted, but an injury put a stop to his career.

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Lawrence Taylor

One of the greatest players in NFL history, Taylor remains one of the few former football players to main event WrestleMania.

Ron Simmons

He is a Hall of Famer with the Florida State Seminoles. He even briefly played for the Cleveland Browns.

Baron Corbin

He was undrafted in 2009 and spent a short time along with the Colts. Then in 2011, Corbin signed to NXT.

Roman Reigns

A fantastic football player in college, the Tribal Chief and current Universal Champion was a part of the Minnesota Vikings.

Brian Pillman

Pillman played college football at Miami University. He went undrafted and later joined his hometown’s Cincinnati Bengals for around one season.

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