It’s fun, but not easy; scripted, yet fully authentic; expected, but unimaginable—it’s WWE. WWE has been at the heart of millions of people worldwide for the longest time now. It represents masculinity, macho-ness, and power.
While you might've already known that, you may not know how often or even how your favorite wrestlers travel. Although they might appear on the TV once every week, their schedule is rougher than what the TV would have you believe. They travel three to four nights each week to different cities. Let’s not forget that unlike commoners, these professional wrestlers have to use their bodies to perform in the ring. Jumping from ladders and smashing one’s body are hard, but traveling multiple cities in a week takes the physical fatigue to a whole new level.
Some of the elite wrestlers, like John Cena, for instance, have private tour buses and first-class plane accommodations, making traveling much easier for them. As you'll see below, some even own a collection of cars. The others travel in shared buses, rental cars, or their own cars. Whatever the case may be, these professional wrestlers seem to have a wide variety of interests when it comes to travel vehicles.
I also included in the list some items that don’t necessarily count as personal vehicles but are, nonetheless, list-worthy due to special circumstances. Here we go!
14 The Rock: Custom-built Ford F150
A professional wrestler and actor, “Man of the Century” titleholder, and popular icon, Dwayne Johnson seems to have it all. To give you a little background, he used to play college football and then turned to wrestling; his father and grandfather were also wrestlers. While he regularly wrestled from 1995 to 2005, and sporadically afterward, his popularity allowed him to cross over into acting.
Fast forward to 2017, The Rock is the owner of various cars but uses the custom-built Ford F150 daily, as he jokes that he can’t fit into his Ferrari or Lambos, as he stands 6-feet 5-inches tall. Even without the customizations, the Ford F150 isn't small by any means. However, he's had a few modifications to the truck, namely a lift kit, a 5-inch dual-exhaust system, tinted windows, a custom black matte grille, and an upgraded sound system.
13 Randy Orton: Hummer 2
Born to a professional-wrestler father and grandfather, Randy Orton knows his moves very well. He was trained by Dave Finlay and his father, Bob Orton Jr. Learning from the greats, he's been the world champion 13 times. While he started by wrestling for the Mid-Missouri Wrestling Association-Southern Illinois Conference Wrestling, within a month, he became mainstream.
The wrestler’s car? A Hummer 2 Dub. While General Motors stopped the production of Hummers in 2010 due to a drop in sales, Hummers continue to scream masculinity. I mean, look at it. It's tall, wide, heavy, and bulky - a perfect fit for the WWE champion Randy Orton. While one would have difficulty storing it in a garage, it's a perfect vehicle to drive into a wrestling arena.
12 Ric Flair: 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe
All of us know who Ric Flair is. On the off chance you don’t, let me fill you in. The now 68-year-old was a professional wrestler for 40 years. He set every type of record and has as many titles and championships as your heart can count. In all seriousness, though, he's regarded as the greatest professional wrestler of all time and served as a professional wrestling manager later in life.
Flair isn't exactly your typical car collector like some of the others on the list, but he has a thing for American muscle cars. Before selling it, he used to own a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS coupe. The Camaro had a luxurious interior and an exterior that was impressive. Not sure why he needed to sell it, but it was bought for $22,000.
11 Hulk Hogan: 1994 Dodge Viper
Hulk Hogan. If you don’t know that name, you might still recognize a picture of him, as he's the most recognized wrestling star worldwide. Hogan wasn't only one of the most successful wrestlers—as you can tell by his worldwide fame—but also a musician in his 20s. Hogan officially retired from wrestling in 2015.
He had a gorgeous car collection, which, with other properties and assets, became much smaller after his divorce in 2009. While he lost $20 million in his divorce, he can cherish a few of his favorite cars, including the 1994 Dodge Viper. It's red and yellow, consistent with his theme color. He also has a Hulkster logo on the hood. With a top speed of 165 mph, the car reaches 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds.
10 The Rock: Chevrolet Chevelle
Though he might not be as comfortable in the Chevrolet Chevelle as he is in the spacious Ford F150, The Rock still loves the Chevelle. As you guessed correctly from the description of the Ford F150, The Rock likes to collect cars. At least back in the days, The Rock used to drive the Chevelle regularly—he also frequently drove it to his opening premieres. More amazingly, he's driven this car in a couple of his own movies. In such films, the Chevelle was just modified to give a better performance on the road. The Chevrolet Chevelle was around from 1964 to 1978, evolving into a total of three generations. It came in coupes, sedans, convertibles, and station wagons. Looking back, it truly is a classic car.
9 Bill Goldberg: 1968 Plymouth GTX Convertible
It seems that a lot of these pro wrestlers have a varied past. Goldberg played as a defensive tackle for the University of Georgia in college and was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the 1990 NFL draft. He wasn't an amazing player, though, and after injuring his lower abdomen, he couldn’t find a foothold in the NFL. It was while recuperating that his talent for WWE was discovered. Goldberg has wrestled successfully since 1996 through 2010. Sporadically, he acted in several films.
Goldberg now owns over 25 vintage cars—a couple of which make it on this list. The 1968 Plymouth GTX was Goldberg’s first muscle car, which he bought for $20,000. He's been restoring the car for the past five years and estimates the car will be worth $100,000 after it's completely revamped.
8 John Cena: 1971 AMC Hornet SC/360
John Cena has been the face of WWE since 2000. Earning uncountable awards, championship titles, and trophies throughout his career, he's been praised as a WWE superstar by the likes of Kurt Angle and John Layfield. Not only is he a professional wrestler, but he's also a rapper, actor, and TV host. Moreover, Cena loves to collect cars and has more than 20 muscle cars in his collection. Out of all, he loves the 1971 AMC Hornet SC/360 the most because it’s exclusive. For him, it's not the price that matters—it's the one-of-a-kind status that counts. The makers of the Hornet have long been gone, which means only a few Hornet SC/360s are spotted. Cena loves the fact that he can go to any car show and receive a lot of attention because of this antique beauty.
7 Batista: Mercedes Benz SL500
In addition to having a penchant for luxury cars, the WWE superstar seems to be in love with white cars; most of his cars are white, including the Mercedes Benz SL500. He was undeniably deeply in love with this car. The SL500, where "SL" stands for "Sport Lightweight," has been in production since 1954. The two-door car is available as a coupe or a convertible. A car like Mercedes Benz SL500 echoes luxury, space, and power. It’s big enough to accommodate the needs of Batista but not big enough as to overshadow him. He had bought the car for his wife, originally, but throughout its course, had put a lot of effort and maintenance into the car. After the divorce, his wife received the car, which she intended to sell. Batista couldn’t see his sweat and blood go to someone else. So, he bought it from his ex-wife.
Rey Mysterio: Customized Toyota Tundra Truck
Here's another favorite star of yours: Rey Mysterio. Translating to “King Mystery” in Spanish, Mysterio has been in the professional wrestling world since 1995. While a height of 5-feet and 6-inches doesn’t seem to be that intimidating, wait until he gives you a taste of his “619” move in the ring. He's known for defeating several bigger opponents with his style.
He owns a Toyota Tundra truck for his daily driving. The truck is giant and bulky, and with customizations—added fog lights, modified lights, and new front and back bumpers—by the WWE Superstar Chuck Palumbo, it looks even more aggressive. The paint, the bumper, and the general look of the truck shock bypassers whenever Mysterio comes out of the truck, though.
6 Batista: BMW 745i
David Michael Bautista Jr., aka Batista, is a semi-retired professional wrestler. The six-time world champion owns a record-breaking 282 days as the World Heavyweight Champion. He also tried out mixed martial arts in 2012. Intermittently, he's been successfully acting since 2006, appearing in the likes of The Man with the Iron Fists and Blade Runner 2049. Proving wrong the sergeant who told him he'd never make it as a wrestler, Batista is now worth around $13 million. While he owns a couple of cars, he's clearly fond of the 2003 BMW 745i and another one listed here! Considering his intimidating stature, you might be asking how he fits in the car. Ironically enough, he bought the car because “it was so roomy.”
5 John Cena: 1970 Plymouth Superbird
An extreme, upgraded version of the Plymouth Road Runner, the Plymouth Superbird is a classic muscle car. Back when it came out, the engine options available were a 426 Hemi V8, 440 Super Commando V8 or 440 Super Commando Six-Barrel V8. Because it was developed for NASCAR racing, it featured some speed-enhancing designs, such as an aerodynamic nosecone and a high-mounted rear wing to give it the desired speed. With 425 hp, it could accelerate to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds—that’s a respectable time considering it was built in the 1970s. While the car was struggling to do well in the market initially, over time, it grew in popularity. Depending on the color and factory settings, currently, a Plymouth Superbird in excellent condition is valued around as high as $311,000. Cena is also a big fan of this one.
4 The Undertaker: Motorcycle
The Commando is known for his various personas deployed during his wrestling career. With a link to the supernatural, The Undertaker is only one of the three professional wrestlers to be active since the '90s, and he's the longest-tenured in-ring wrestler. He was always enchanted by horror themes and scarce tactics, both of which solidified his reputation as The Deadman.
Unlike some of the other stars, this living legend used to come to the arenas in his own motorcycles. During the 2000s, he wore bandanas and jeans, put on sunglasses, and rode in his Harley-Davidsons and West Coast Choppers. He recently donated his last bike, The Ghost, to a veteran’s cause. Equipped with a 126-cubic-inch motor, it was his favorite motorcycle—behind the deadly Undertaker persona, clearly, there's a generous man who supports his community.
3 John Cena: The InCENArator
A picture is worth a thousand words. Need I write more? I mean, seriously, though... just look at it. Built from a wrecked C7 R Corvette chassis, the car has been redesigned into a one-of-a-kind beast. The Parker Brothers, who built the car, were instructed to make it look like it was from the year 3000. And they did just that. To begin with, you have to climb through the roof to get inside—there are no lateral doors. In addition to the glass clamshell-opening roof, it also fires flames from all of the eight cylinders. Didn’t know this is what the future held... Jokes aside, the engine of the car is the same old 5.5-liter V8 of a Corvette. Cena likes to stay true to his words—he's still into American cars!
2 Stone Cold Steve Austin: Beer Truck
Whether putting on the persona of a “Stunning” Steve Austin or a “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, he thoroughly entertained millions of people. Like some of the others on this list, he also played college football. While he officially retired in 2003 after a 14-year long career, he continues to make sporadic appearances in the arena as a referee and as a guest.
Although I can’t exactly claim that Austin “travels” in a beer truck, he did bring it to an arena once, with enough beer to extinguish the fury of The Rock, Vince, and Shane McMahon all at once. In keeping up with his beer-smashing, raucous, and rowdy character, he surely entertained the audience as he defied the corporation by hosing them down. (The image shows him to be on top of the truck, but he did drive it down to the ring.)
1 Stone Cold: Zamboni
This list wouldn’t be complete without listing another epic entrance of the Stone Cold. Just to give you a little background, he was deprived of his WWE Championship title after being pinned down by both Kane and The Undertaker—an unfair tactic.
McMahon had come with an entourage of police officers to the championship ceremony. Out of nowhere, Stone Cold appeared on a Zamboni, breaking the protective barriers and a couple of lights on the way. He jumped out of it and gave McMahon a good beating before the cops were able to hold him and get him out of the arena. Although the show was scripted, the Zamboni was real. This, along with the beer truck entry, was one of the best entrances in WWE history.