These WWE Stars Left The Ring For A Different Passion

CM Punk Writes Fiction

After wrestling, CM Punk took up fighting in the UFC. Punk’s punishment in the octagon his first time around ended in 2 minutes and 14 seconds, but he walked away with half a million. Not too bad for two minutes of work. 

Unfortunately, he also lost his second bout in the UFC against another rookie but at least he lasted the whole fight. Something that Punk gets really excited for is comic books. In the past few years, he’s had the chance to work with Marvel which includes working on a series about Drax the Destroyer. He and Batista remain great friends and text each other quite often.  

Chris Jericho

Haku Will Fix Your Car

Hop On Jimmy Wang’s Party Bus
Jimmy Wang Yang took an unusually role in WWE as an Asian cowboy with a southern accent. He was a high-flyer as they say, with a top rope moonsault finisher that had the crows in awe every time he performed it. He hung up the tights and picked up some keys. That’s because Wang now operates a party bus with a Redneck theme. The name of the bus is “Redneck Party Bus,” but we wonder how many customers he sees. These next ladies always catch eyes when they make an entrance.

Hop On Jimmy Wang’s Party Bus
Jimmy Wang Yang took an unusually role in WWE as an Asian cowboy with a southern accent. He was a high-flyer as they say, with a top rope moonsault finisher that had the crows in awe every time he performed it. He hung up the tights and picked up some keys. That’s because Wang now operates a party bus with a Redneck theme. The name of the bus is “Redneck Party Bus,” but we wonder how many customers he sees. These next ladies always catch eyes when they make an entrance.

Nikki Garcia

Spike Dudley

Diamond Dallas Page

Paul Burchill

Batista - From Fighting In The Ring To On Screen

Batista made himself a star with the WWE. He came up in the ranks quickly under the tutelage of Triple H and Ric Flair and became a superstar when he became World Heavyweight Champion on Smackdown. There weren’t many that could compete with his large stature. He would be a scary man to encounter in real life, luckily he ended up in a perfect fantasy world. 

Batista landed a role in one of the most successful movie franchises, The Avengers. Now, he’s commonly referred to as Drax the Destroyer from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Slowly but surely, Batista is detaching from his wrestling background and becoming a household name.

AJ Lee - Producer/Screenwriter/Author

Lee’s post-WWE life is one of the more exciting ones. She has a loyal and supportive fan-base not only from her incredible wrestling ability that arguably sparked the Women's Revolution that is currently taking place in the WWE, but also because of her husband, CM Punk. She has had her fair share of victories in her life, but it also came with adversity. 

These past experiences led to Lee writing a superb autobiography titled Crazy Is My Superpower: How I Triumphed By Breaking Bones, Breaking Hearts, and Breaking the Rules. The book’s success led to Lee becoming an executive producer. That’s right, the book was so fantastic it’s being turned into a TV show. Lee will be writing some of the episodes. That’s a big step for a wrestler-turned-author.

Ivory Loves Dogs!

As a former WWE Women’s Champion, you wouldn’t expect Ivory to have such a soft spot. Her valued WWE career was one she can look back on and be proud of, but what she does now is something that can’t compare. After retiring in 2007, she started Downtown Dog which is a dog daycare and grooming service. 

“We already had an animal shelter, but I thought we really didn’t have any animal services,” she said. “So instead of being an animal social worker, I hooked up with a girl with ideas similar to mine and we made Downtown Dog, which started as a do-it-yourself bathing facility for animals.”

Rick Steiner The Broker

As an individual, Rick Steiner didn’t do so well in the WWE. However, The Steiner Brothers were on top of the tag team realm and even won the WWE Tag Team Championship. They didn’t fit in too well and soon left the WWE for WCW where Rick saw much success. 

But the WCW folded, and he had to find something else to do. He joined the likes of those who sell real estate. He currently works at Rick Steiner and Associates at Atlanta Communities Real State Brokerage. It was a brilliant decision for him to switch to this field as he is doing quite well.  

The Many Talents Of Eve Torres

Eve Torres is a Divas Champion in WWE. She reigned as one of the most popular wrestlers from 2007 to 2012 before asking for a release from the WWE. She wanted to focus on her Gracie Women Empowered self-defense program. Torres is trained in Jiu-Jitsu and is an accomplished kickboxer. That isn’t the only focus she has. The diva also an event manager. She and her sister-in-law started their event rental company called InJOY the Party a few years back.