Professional wrestling can be a physically demanding sport that can take a toll on the wrestlers’ bodies over the years. As a result, many wrestlers had to endure an abrupt end to their careers, and some even had to retire very early in their careers, like Tyson Kidd in WWE. While some of them manage to find non-wrestling roles in the business, we’ve seen some unlucky former wrestlers leave the industry once and for all. In order to avoid that, many wrestlers undertake side gigs while still actively performing inside the ring.
While that may be why some wrestlers have second professions, successful wrestlers have also started second ventures either out of their passion or to invest the money they made from wrestling. With that said, let’s take a look at ten current wrestlers who have side jobs while still being active in-ring performers.
10/10 Serena Deeb
Current All Elite Wrestling star Serena Deeb is a well-known figure among wrestling fans for her time in WWE as part of the Straight Edge Society with CM Punk and Luke Gallows.
She made her debut for AEW in September 2020, and apart from being an on-screen talent, she also acts as a backstage coach in the company. In her free time from wrestling, Serena Deeb works as a Yoga instructor and is an avid practitioner herself. Deeb revealed that she found yoga after she couldn’t do her usual workouts after sustaining a knee injury.
Asuka used to work as a graphic designer and videogame journalist during her time wrestling in Japan but stopped doing them regularly over the years, especially after signing with WWE.
However, the former women’s champion still owns a hair salon named Another Heaven in Yokohama, Japan. She also has a YouTube channel named KanaChanTV, in which she posts lifestyle and gaming videos. The Empress of Tomorrow is continuing her dominant run in WWE, and with Triple H in charge, we could see her receiving more time in the spotlight in the coming days.
8/10 Lacey Evans
Lacey Evans had the perfect heel gimmick to make it as a big star in the WWE women’s division when she made her main roster debut in 2019. However, she got lost in the shuffle and almost ended up in an embarrassing storyline with Ric Flair before she had to take maternity leave.
However, she might not need to worry about her WWE career going downward as she has good experience in the construction business. She first entered the profession during her early days and is still in the business as she and her husband Alfonso Estrella-Kadlec are running their construction company in South Carolina, which specializes in renovations, roofing, and building porches.
7/10 Dolph Ziggler
There were rumors about Vince McMahon explicitly telling Dolph Ziggler that he’d only be used for building up new superstars when the former World Heavyweight Champion re-signed with the company.
It appears that The Showoff foresaw what was coming his way and decided to have a backup plan in stand-up comedy. He was a fan of stand-up comedy from his childhood and chose to start performing around 2010. He’s done many shows over the years and became very serious about the profession in 2018 and started performing in shows in venues close to the arenas where he wrestled.
6/10 Mandy Rose
Mandy Rose is arguably at the best run of her entire career as the reigning NXT Women’s Champion and has been doing exceptionally well for herself after getting sent to NXT back in 2021. She formed the Toxic Attraction faction alongside Gigi Dolin and Jacey Jane and made history by defeating Meiko Satomura and Blair Davenport to unify the NXT and NXT UK Women’s Championships.
However, wrestling is not the only successful outing Mandy Rose is having right now, as she owns various ventures outside the business. She’s a fitness trainer and has her own fitness app called Fit With Mandy. Rose also runs a donut shop with Sonya Deville named Damandyz Donutz and has a beauty brand called Amarose.
Natalya has been an active in-ring competitor for WWE for over 15 years and is now working mostly in the women’s tag team division. She’s a former two-time women’s champion and tag team champion, and considering she’s now in her 40s, Natalya’s current run could be the last full-time schedule she’d work in her wrestling career.
However, her talents do not remain only inside the squared circle as she has quite the penmanship. She’s a journalist and writes weekly columns for the Calgary Sun and Edmonton Sun detailing her life and career.
4/10 Chris Jericho
Chris Jericho is a veteran of the pro wrestling business and has been an active in-ring competitor for over three decades. He’s competed with the legends of the industry and has won numerous championships across various promotions, and is the current reigning Ring of Honor World Champion.
However, wrestling isn’t the only place where Chris Jericho showcases his talents, as he’s the lead singer for his metal band Fozzy, which has been active since 1999. Fozzy has released various studio albums, singles, and music videos and has gained tons of fan following over the years.
3/10 Brock Lesnar
Brock Lesnar has earned millions of dollars over the years with his exploits in pro wrestling and mixed martial arts. He’s one of the highest-paid superstars in WWE and reportedly earns $12 million per year, and has an impressive net worth of $25 Million.
With all this money, Brock Lesnar can do whatever he wants, but instead, he chooses to keep a low profile on his farm and does what he loves; hunting and butchering. Lesnar joined Scott and Seth Perkins of the Bearded Butchers and launched the Brock Lesnar Blend seasoning, which they say is excellent on red meat as well as on wild game, chicken, pork, fish, and more.
2/10 Seth Rollins
Seth Rollins has become a vital member of the WWE roster and has reaped the rewards for his exceptional in-ring work by winning various championships and also getting a juicy contract reportedly worth $3 million per year.
Apart from his commitments to WWE, Seth Rollins also owns a wrestling school named The Black & The Brave Wrestling Academy in Moline, Illinois. The school charges around $3500 for a 3-month training. Also, Rollins opened a coffee shop back in 2019 under the name “329 Dport” in his hometown of Davenport, Iowa, which also has another branch in Clinton, Iowa.
1/10 Britt Baker
Former AEW Women’s World Champion Britt Baker is one of the biggest names in the current AEW women’s division. However, she didn’t restrict her talents only to her career in professional wrestling, as she’s also a dentist. She stated that Dentistry was her forever dream job, and she’d always continue her practice along with her commitments to wrestling.
She works with Woodland Lakes Dental in Orlando, Florida, and is available on other working days except for Wednesdays when she has to appear on Dynamite.