Many superstars in WWE used to play other sports before coming to pro wrestling.
Some used to be American football players, some boxers and some have come here after making a successful career in mixed martial arts.
Similarly, many famous superstars also used to do amateur wrestling.
Before joining Pro Wrestling, many of the company’s current wrestlers used to wrestle and have used wrestling moves during matches as well.
Dolph Ziggler and Chad Gable
WWE Superstar Dolph Ziggler
Dolph Ziggler has been working in WWE for a long time and during this time he has made many big achievements in his name.
He loved pro wrestling since childhood, but before coming here, he used to do wrestling and also made a record of winning 82 matches with pins in his career.
Chad Gable’s way of fighting matches shows that he comes from an amateur wrestling background.
Becoming the Minnesota High School State Champion was also a major achievement in his wrestling career.
Apart from this, he has also won medals by participating in many high-level competitions including Pan-American Games and World University Games.
At the same time, he has also been the NXT, Raw, and SmackDown Tag Team Champion in WWE.
Brock Lesnar and Gable Stevenson
People know Brock Lesnar for winning the former UFC Heavyweight World Championship and making great achievements in WWE.
But this thing may surprise you that before joining Pro Wrestling, he had achieved a lot of success even while wrestling.
He did very well in college-level competitions.
He was the NJCAA Heavyweight Wrestling Champion, won the NCAA Division 1 Heavyweight Championship, and was a two-time NCAA All-American Champion, among other achievements in his wrestling career.
At the same time, he has become the World Champion 10 times in WWE and he is counted among the best in-ring performers in history.
Gable Stevenson is one of the newest WWE stars to come from a wrestling background.
Stevenson made headlines when news of his return to WWE surfaced after winning a gold medal in the 125kg wrestling event of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
In addition to becoming an Olympic champion, he also won the Junior World Championships in 2017 and has won the NCAA Division 1 Championship twice.
He is currently improving his pro wrestling skills and made his first appearance on WWE TV at WrestleMania 38, where he was introduced by Stephanie McMahon.