Many of the WWE Superstars were in some or the other profession before joining the WWE Universe. With that being said, today, let's take a look at 5 WWE Superstars who have a bodybuilding past!
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Before choosing to enter the squared circle, one of the greatest pro wrestlers of all time, Sting, pursued a career in bodybuilding. Once the co-owner of a health club of Gold's Gym, one of the biggest chain of international co-ed fitness centers, he switched careers after watching a wrestling show in Los Angeles.
Arguably one of the most popular WWE Superstars of all time, John Cena held a variety of jobs before becoming a pro-wrestler. One of those gigs was of a bodybuilder. Competing in quite a few competitions, he found limited success. However, it proved to a catalyst for igniting his interest in pro-wrestling.
One of the top female Superstars of the modern period is five-time Women's Champion Alexa Bliss. Bliss participated in a number of fitness competitions across the USA prior to accepting a contract with WWE in 2013. Her International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBF) pro-card made her one of the youngest female athletes to receive one.
Batista, one of the most physically intimidating WWE Superstars of all time, had a very terrible childhood and credits bodybuilding with giving his life some stability. Dave Bautista was a bit of a late bloomer because he decided to pursue pro wrestling as a career after previously been turned down by WCW.
Since he has always been a lover of wrestling, Triple H started bodybuilding specifically to appear like his favourite WWE Superstars. At the age of 19, he won the Mr. Teen New Hampshire contest. He subsequently began working as a gym manager, and it was via these contacts that he was able to sign with WCW in 1994 and later, WWE in 1995.