Some of our favorite wrestling stars knew where they wanted to be from day one, and headed straight from the gym to the ring. However, others came to stardom by more traditional paths, which means they had jobs before they became famous wrestlers, and you’ll never guess what some of these super stars did before they got into the professional wrestling ring!

The Rock


It seems hard to imagine, but before Dwayne became The Rock, he was destined for a career in pro football. However, as it was the CFL and not the NFL that came scouting to his collage, he never really landed a contract…which gave us the man we all know and love today!

Brodus Clay


Brodus Clay was a body guard for the rapper Snoop Dog for years and his WWE name is taken from Snoop’s real name, Calvin Broadus.