The new Millennium saw a truck load of arrivals into the WWE and professional wrestling.
As broadcast coverage and wages increased, the interest in becoming the next superstar was huge.
Here’s our 15 most successful WWE wrestlers who first entered the ring in the 2000’s.
15. Rey Mysterio
‘The Biggest Little Man’ has shown us that its mind over matter and size doesn’t hold him back.
Mysterio has racked up a WWE title, two World Heavyweight titles, two Intercontinental titles and four tag titles since making his debut in 2002.
His feud with Eddie was always a classic to watch but his most memorable moment came when he won the 2006 Royal Rumble from the number 2 entry spot.
When the Beast was unleashed, Batista was the ‘King Of The Jungle’ the ‘Top Of The Food Chain.’
His early achievements included tag team gold with ‘The Nature Boy’ before going on to win the 2005 Royal Rumble.
When he found his own feet, he feuded with former Evolution member Triple H and defeated him at WrestleMania 21 for his World title.
He has recently turned to Hollywood and in 2012 starred in The Man With The Iron Fists followed by a main role in Guardians of The Galaxy in 2014.