For years, the WWE has churned out star after star. Using pro wrestling as a launching pad for their careers, many of them have gone on to big successes. It's not surprising to see pro wrestlers spend their money in lavish ways either. Most of them are living out a rags to riches story. So it's natural they're going to live it up once they get those big WWE paychecks. With the kind of hurting they put their bodies through, it's only fair the WWE offers them million-dollar contracts in return.
As is typical among athletes or movie stars, blowing dough on a lavish ride is like a rite of passage. If you want to look big time, you're gonna have to pony up for a nice car or motorcycle. It's one way of elevating a figure's status. WWE stars are no exception to this rule. There's plenty of WWE stars who have nice cars. While on the other hand, there's some who still commute ringside in their beat-up sedans. Whatever the case may be, it's worth taking a look at all the WWE stars and the kind of cars they drive. Here are photos of the WWE men and women along with their rides.
20 The Rock’s Pagani Huayra
Here's a wrestler that needs no introduction. For many, it's hard to remember Dwayne Johnson—better known as "The Rock"—during his tenure in the WWE. Better known for blockbuster movies, Johnson is now a household name. Not only is he a movie star, but one of Hollywood's highest-paid actors according to Time. No one can fault Johnson for making this career change. Not only did Johnson's career change, but his life too. With movies like the Fast and Furious franchise and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, it doesn't look like he'll be going back to wrestling anytime soon.
So it goes without saying, Johnson can pretty much buy any car he wants. As Into Our World notes, Johnson may only be limited by what cars he can fit in. In spite of his huge size, he somehow found a way to fit into a Pagani Huayra. It's what he rolled up with to the premiere of his show, Ballers on HBO, just last year.
According to Into Our World, this beautiful car set him back $1.3 million. While that sounds like a lot of dough to all of us, that's loose change to a wrestling vet like Johnson.
It's hard not to like Johnson, even if he flaunts his cars around.
19 Chuck Palumbo’s 1965 Chevy Corvette Stingray
American wrestler Chuck Palumbo is an accomplished WWE pro wrestler. As per Famous Birthdays, he's a six-time World Tag Team champion. Despite a loss to Scott Steiner, way back in his first professional match, he made up for it. He reached a point where he could afford beautiful cars like the one seen here. This 1965 Chevrolet Corvette is the treasure of his collection. Even if the background and setting behind this car aren't fitting, we know it's in good hands with Palumbo. According to WWE's website, Palumbo also has a hobby for motorcycles on the side. He even likes to build them as a hobby.
But when one takes into account Palumbo's history, it makes his achievements that much richer. "I was living on my own at 17," Palumbo shares by way of WWE's website. "I didn't have the discipline to go to [college]." From there, Palumbo joined the Navy. After serving in the Navy, he later got a basketball scholarship. But at some point, he made a life-changing decision. He decided to become a pro wrestler after watching it on TV. As fans can imagine, the rest is history.
18 Eddie Guerrero's Lowrider
In a long lineage of memorable WWE fighters, Eddie Guerrero was one of the most beloved. Plus, he came from a long line of wrestlers in his family, as IMDB reports. So naturally, it's no surprise he's one of WWE's legends. Wrestling is in his blood. But as much as his father and brothers were successful at wrestling, we doubt they had the kind of success Eddie did. One of Eddie's signature cars was a green lowrider. He even rolled up in it to ringside before major bouts.
Here, he's driving his lowrider to Wrestling's biggest stage at Smackdown in October 2oo5. Riding alongside him, sticking up in the passenger's seat, is none other than Dave Bautista. According to IMDB, part of Guerrero's claim to fame was joining the Radicalz, where he earned audiences' approval and adoration. Without a doubt, Guerrero went on to become the favorite Latino WWE fighter of all time. Not only did he have a legion of fans behind his back, but the whole country of Mexico. Sadly, the WWE star passed away in 2005. But fans remember this pro wrestler and have fond memories of him rolling up ringside in his green lowrider.
17 Andre the Giant’s Cadillac
There's nothing cooler than the public knowing you best by your nickname. Especially when that nickname is awesome. Andre the Giant is that pro wrestler. He's so legendary, people are still talking about him today. HBO even just released a documentary about him. Here, he's towering over a beautiful white Cadillac in what looks like New York City.
There are so many legendary stories about this popular WWE wrestler. From the fact he may have drank more than 100 beers in one sitting, as Mental Floss reports, or that he could lift cars, Andre the Giant has always attracted attention.
As if all those legends about Andre weren't enough, he has to roll around in a white Cadillac. This must've pushed his popularity that much more over the line. When he's not elbowing dropping opponents—or farting on them as Mental Floss alleges he liked to do—we can picture Andre with the windows down cruising in this beautiful car. While we doubt Andre's Cadillac was bulletproof like Al Capone's according to Thrillist, we don't doubt he paid a pretty penny for it. Besides, who'd ever try to hurt Andre the Giant anyways? Everyone loves the big guy after all.
16 John Cena’s Oldsmobile Cutlass Rallye 350
John Cena—like Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson—is carving a new career for himself outside of professional wrestling. Starring in films like Trainwreck and Blockers, Cena is already a movie star. So it's no wonder the "Doctor of Thuganomics" has the money to afford the cars he wants. Or, for that matter, the cars we all want too. Here Cena is showing off his Oldsmobile Cutlass painted in a Banana yellow that we can't help but dig.
Although wrestling fans remember some of Cena's exploits from over ten years ago, the public knows him now as a movie star. WWE fans haven't forgotten about his career highlights, like body slamming Kevin Federline backstage, as reported by IMDB. Or even Cena's latest appearance at WrestleMania 34 (where he lost to The Undertaker). It doesn't surprise us that he can afford a sweet ride like this one by now.
15 Hulk Hogan’s Camaro
Aside from The Undertaker and Randy Savage, it's hard to think of a pro wrestler more famous than Hulk Hogan.
According to Bleacher Report, he even broke a Royal Rumble record, once offing 10 wrestlers at one time. He's also one of only two wrestlers ever to win Royal Rumble twice.
But aside from all his WWE accolades, he's also a rich human being. That means he's got some of the sickest cars around.
Here, Hogan is posing beside his 2010 Camaro. Like his own colors, the paint job is red and yellow. For a wrestler who's won the WWE Championship three times, as per Bleacher Report, we think this Camaro is worthy to sit in his garage. We're sure it looks nice along with all the other nice cars he's got stowed away. Even if Hogan endured some recent legal troubles, his cars are still safe and sound. There's no need to sell them off in order to pay for his lawyers or any legal troubles. Hogan is a legend pro wrestler, who's also gone by the name Mr. America at one time. We can think of only a handful of other cars more American than a Camaro. This car, with its colors, fits in with the Hollywood Hulk Machine.
14 Bill Goldberg’s 1965 Shelby Cobra
Bill Goldberg, also called Da Man, got enough out of pro wrestling to collect some awesome vehicles. But the only car of interest we want to focus on is Goldberg's '65 Shelby Cobra. As Hemmingspoints out, the Cobras are some of the most expensive and prized cars of all time. While we don't know for sure whether Goldberg's is a bona fide version, we still envy the fact that he has one, be it a replica or not.
What a lot of people don't realize is that Goldberg played professional football for a time. Playing on teams like the Atlanta Falcons, Los Angeles Rams and the Carolina Panthers as reported by IMDB, he could've had a career in the NFL. But an abdominal injury changed the trajectory of his career from there. It's amazing he even had a career in pro wrestling after that, considering what injuries he sustained. As a result of his injuries in football, he had to have a major surgery to fix his abdominal muscles.
In spite of all the adversity Goldberg experienced, he managed to overcome the odds and make it in the WWE. Now, he owns a '65 Shelby Cobra replica we can all admire as he lives out the American Dream.
13 Madusa’s Monster Truck
Alundra Blayze, also known as Madusa Miceli, was a major force in the WWE. In fact, she even did the unthinkable. Like American Heavyweight Boxer Riddick Bowe, she went so far as to throw away her title in the trash, according to WWE's official website. That either takes guts or insanity to pull off. But it certainly paid off in the end, raising this wrestler's status in the WWE annals.
Not only does she wrestle in the WWE but has a regular stint in the Monster Jam truck circuit. As per Sports Illustrated, Miceli drove her monster truck to two back-to-back world championships. That was back in 2004 and 2005. As if being a pro wrestler wasn't cool enough, she has to show off being a monster truck driver also. There's a reason Miceli goes by the moniker "Queen of Carnage." Her monster truck is so famous, there's even a Hot Wheels version. Not only does it have the same paint job as Madusa's actual ride, but even a giant white flag hanging from the back.
All good things eventually come to an end though. According to Wrestling News Source, Madusa announced her retirement form Monster Jam truck driving back in September 2016.
12 Sheamus’ DeLorean
During his career in the WWE, this wrestler's had the luck of the Irish with him. Stephen Farrelly, best known as Sheamus, has been one of the lucky beneficiaries of the WWE. That's not to say he didn't earn it though. Sheamus certainly did enough to deserve whatever toys he wants to treat himself to. His are just a little more eccentric than other WWE stars'.
As this picture shows, Sheamus has something of a soft spot for movies like Back to the Future. In that movie, a DeLorean was converted into a time machine. This car is a little something of a joke to car enthusiasts. Even Marty McFly in the movie jokes, "Are you telling me you built a time machine out of a DeLorean?" This just goes to show how lame the actual car is. But because of the Back to the Future movies, the DeLorean now has significance. Not only did Sheamus treat himself to a DeLorean, but an actual Hoverboard replica from the second film. We have to admit, we're just a little jealous of his toys from the movies. It's not surprising considering his inner fanboy since he dressed up as Darth Vader while promoting Star Wars: The Phantom Menace as per IMDB.
11 Triple H's Motorcycle
When one sees Paul Levesque riding on this motorcycle, no one's brave enough to mess with him. Better known as Triple H, the WWE star has also seen some success in Hollywood on the side. But his biggest stage has undoubtedly been the WWE. Although he's technically not posing next to his car (we're sure he has a lot of those too), this particular snap shows him on one of his rad motorcycles.
This three-wheeler with Stephanie McMahon perched on top looks pretty awesome. We're a little worried about whoever he went to confront in the ring.
Triple H didn't limit himself merely to WWE when he starred in TV shows like "The Bernie Mac Show" and "The Drew Carey Show," as per IMDB. He even elevated his career to the silver screen, appearing in the movie "Blade: Trinity." In that film, he had a major scene with Wesley Snipes who plays the titular hero.
Although he came from humble beginnings raised in New Hampshire, Triple H carved a niche for himself in the burgeoning world of pro wrestling. Not only did he establish himself as a popular wrestler but got enough dough to buy himself this really sweet bike.
10 Dave Bautista's Lamborghinis And Motorcycle
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson better move out of the way. There's a new former pro wrestler who's taking over Hollywood. Dave Bautista, in a long line of WWE vets, has packed his bags and rolled the dice on an acting career. Except with Bautista, he's been in all hits. As per IMDB, the actor has starred in plenty of major blockbusters since 2014. Those films include Blade Runner 2049and the latest James Bond flick Spectrewhere he plays the thuggish henchman opposite Daniel Craig. But the breakout film for Bautista without a doubt was his turn as Drax the Destroyer in the Marvel franchise Guardians of the Galaxy. It was there that he proved he had the acting chops to hang with A-list stars.
But here's a photo from Bautista's earlier days. Still, without the Hollywood paychecks, he managed to treat himself to some pretty toys. Like Floyd Mayweather, he also looks to be a fan of white vehicles. That is, except for the Chopper at his feet. We wonder if Bautista is ashamed of this picture in retrospect. Perhaps he's just flaunting it all a little bit too much and hadn't yet earned that humility that comes from having millions.
9 The Undertaker’s Chopper
Mark Calaway, also known as The Undertaker, is a tough dude both in and out of the ring. Here, he's posing next to his chopper called "The Ghost," as per Bleacher Report. Even if he's older than 50 by now, he's still keeping busy. Though a few years back, he actually got rid of this beauty for a good cause.
According to Bleacher Report, Calaway auctioned off his Chopper for America's Mighty Warriors Project and SPUR Compassion Ministries. "The Ghost" is a custom product of Jesse James and West Coast Choppers.
Hopefully, they won't mind The Undertaker auctioning it off, especially since it's for a good cause. "We will not rest in peace until we've done all we can to help our nation's troops, their families, and our underserved neighbors." When The Undertaker is all in on a cause, there's hope for things to turn around.
Most WWE fans know that back in the early 2000s, The Undertaker change up his image to that of an angry biker. But some didn't catch on to this new look. As What Culture points out, it came off like he was going through a mid-life crisis. Poor guy. He probably just hoped to combine his out of the ring hobbies with his WWE persona.
8 The Miz’s Jeep Wrangler
Some love him while others love to hate him. No matter which side fans land on, they can't deny the impact he had on the WWE. Mike "The Miz" Mizanin came from Cleveland, Ohio, before moving out to Hollywood to make it big. It's there that he tried out for "Tough Enough," as per IMDB. Even though he didn't get first place on WWE's "Tough Enough," the execs liked what they saw. Of course, they saw a star in "The Miz" that day. From there, he got a contract and the rest is history.
Fast forward to today, and "The Miz" is living the life. He's married to Maryse Ouellet, another fellow WWE wrestler. Plus, he can afford to roll around in a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. He realized he needed one for himself after a friend took him for a ride in his, as Dub Magazine reports. The only bad news is that Mizanin realized he stood out in the Jeep. Then Mizanin realized that he loves to stand out, so everything worked out perfectly in the end. He doesn't mind looking the part of a villain, as the Dub article points out. With a Jeep that's all black, we think it's a sentiment he's learning to embrace.
7 Stone Cold Steve Austin’s Pickup Truck
Stone Cold stuns not only in the ring but out of the ring too. It may be a simple pickup truck. But people know what it means when they see it. A black pickup with a white skull on the hood means only one thing: Stone Cold Steve Austin is approaching the ring.
That meant that he was coming to bring a Stone Cold Stunner to finish off his opponents, as Deadspin reports. The car struck fear as it rolled up to the ring. Here, The Texas Rattlesnake looks cool as a cucumber behind the wheel.
Pro wrestling, especially the WWE, really has a lot to thanks Stone Cold Steve Austin for. Not only did he leave an indelible legacy but gave fans tons of memories in the process. Like Deadspin points outs, he always brought the unexpected. That's why audiences tune in. They never know what's going to happen next. He cemented his legacy in the annals of WWE lore with stunner after stunner. His skull painted pickup is just another notch in that long history he brought. Even if he didn't find much of a career after pro wrestling, at least he still has his cars like this awesome pickup.
6 Kaitlyn’s Jeep
Celeste Bonin, also known as Kaitlyn, has had some ups and downs. But through everything, she's staying strong. Just like the Jeep she's posing next to here, Kaitlyn is tough. Born in Houston, Texas, she comes from a tough State. Not only is she known for wrestling, but also has a career in acting. She's been in shows like WWE NXT, WWE Main Eventand WWE Smackdown! as per IMDB. The site also notes that Kaitlyn was once married to bodybuilder PJ Braun.
One of the downs came in Kaitlyn's life just recently. Unfortunately, a hacker stole some sensitive material from her phone. Apparently, someone hacked pictures and videos off her phone, as The Sun reports. She isn't the first WWE star to have this happen either. Paige also recently had a sex tape leaked, putting her in a similar predicament.
Some of Kaitlyn's accomplishments include winning the Divas Championships in 2013, as The Sun reports. But she left WWE a year after in order to focus on her marriage. At the time, she was married to PJ Braun. It's noble that Kaitlyn took a break in order to work on what's important. But the two recently split and she even returned to the WWE.
5 Randy Orton’s Hummer
WWE has a lot of stars. Randy Orton is one of them. He owns a rad Hummer, and it doesn't get more American than that. Like a lot of pro wrestlers before they join the WWE, Orton had been in the military, as per IMDB. The military is one of the noblest things anyone can be a part of. But Orton realized that he wanted to be in wrestling after a brief stint as a referee. It's hard to picture Orton being a wrestling referee, but everyone has to get their start somewhere. Granted, this was long before Orton could afford a hummer.
According to IMDB, he signed with the World Wrestling Federation back in 2001. That's when his fortunes changed. The next year, he was part of bigger matches and started to get more airtime on TV. When he joined Evolution, which at the time was led by Triple H, that only catapulted his status even higher. He ultimately went on to even more fame and success. Since then, he hasn't turn back since. His stance posing with this Hummer perfectly sums up his persona and somewhat lacking humility. He deserves the Hummer after all his hard work, which has paid off in aces.
4 Baron Corbin’s Motorcycle
Former football player Thomas "Tom" Pestock turned to WWE where he rose to become a WWE star. Fans will know him better by his stage name of Baron Corbin though. Here, he's riding what looks like his Harley Davidson. That's a fitting bike for a wrestling star. Pestock started out on WWE NXT before going on to Breaking Ground and WWE Smackdown!
Back to his brief football career, Pestock played on the Arizona Cardinals and Indianapolis Colts before joining the WWE. There, he played the position of offensive lineman, as per Famous Birthdays. He hails originally from Lenexa, Kansas.
Although he doesn't look really thrilled here in this photo, Pestock has a lot to be happy about. According to IMDB, he married Rochelle Roman in 2017. He also stands a towering 6'6" and looks down upon a lot of the other WWE competition. Plus, he's no doubt cashing in those paychecks from all his years in the WWE. Now he can afford nice motorcycles, roll through town and enjoy the sweet life. We don't see Pestock's wrestling career coming to an end any time soon. In the meantime, he'll likely keep buying more motorcycles to take out for a spin.
3 Natalya’s 2011 Volkswagen CC
Gorgeous WWE Diva Natalya has found a way to transcend her career in pro wrestling. That's something not all pro wrestlers have the luxury of saying. She's one of a handful of Divas on this list to be proud of her car, even if it isn't a luxury one. Natalya drives a 2011 Volkswagen CC, which she rates a 10 out of 10 according to Motor Trend. Even if her car isn't as flashy as some of the others on this list, we have to give her credit for driving something practical. It probably requires the least amount of maintenance than the rest.
Motor Trend notes that the first car she learned to drive in was a '79 Cadillac El Dorado, which she probably wishes she still had. But the good news for Natalya and her fans is that she's been busy. When she's not wrestling for a living, she's shooting her reality show, Total Divas. There, fans get to see an up close and personal look at not only Natalya, but their favorite WWE Divas. Without a doubt, she's getting paychecks now not only from the WWE, but for being in Total Divas. Even if she doesn't use that money to get a new car, we have to admit she's being smart about budgeting her money right.
2 John “Bradshaw” Layfield’s Limousine
John Charles Layfield, also known as John "Bradshaw" Layfield, but best known as "JBL," comes out of the Lone Star State. Layfield, known for his cowboy hat, often used moves like the Swinging Neckbreaker according to IMDB. Other fans remember his tenure under the Ministry of Darkness. But above all, his limousine stands above it all. When one thinks of JBL, they can't help but think of that white monstrosity. Here, in this photo, it's on display in all its splendor.
There's something American about putting those round Americana flags along the sides and hood of his favorite vehicle. Don't forget about the very Texas horns in front of the windshield. Or the JBL license plate on the front and logos on the side. Those accents are what really bring it all together, for better or worse. For JBL fans, it's this kind of fun behavior that draws them to this wrestler. While for others, it's the very reason they detest him. Regardless, he has one of the most distinguishable vehicles for a WWE pro wrestler. Even if the limo got destroyed, its memory is immortalized through this photo thanks to the internet. We're sure JBL got enough money from his career to buy another one just like it.
1 Ronda Rousey 2005 Honda Accord
Before anyone jumps to any conclusions about this photo, let's all give Ronda Rousey some grace. For all of Rousey's rousing accomplishments, it's not a lot to ask of readers. According to NY Post, this photo is from 2005. That's Rousey in her Honda Accord back in the day. As far as we know, she just got rid of it though. As NY Post reports, she put it up for sale back in 2015. It looks like in spite all the UFC victories she had carved for herself, she still needed to pawn off some old things.
Apparently, with 156,000 miles on the car, the bidding went as high as $18,300 after a few days. No one doubts the fact that Rousey's fame helped her to boost the price of this old piece of junk.
Hondas are great cars, we just figured Rousey would've gotten rid of it by this point in her career. She had already broken records and built a legacy by 2015. Although Rousey's career in the UFC looks to be on hiatus, she made a smart move going to the WWE. There, she's able to continue entertaining fans without taking an actual hit. Plus, she'll probably make more money there in the long run.
Sources: IMDB.com , Thrillist.com , MentalFloss.com , FamousBirthdays.com , WWE.com