It seems to be becoming a trend that superstars from the WWE eventually move on and go into a career in acting.
You can trace it all the way back to when The Rock was featured in the 2001 sequel, The Mummy Returns, and has since become a pretty common occurrence. Last year alone, John Cena appeared in two separate comedies, Trainwreck and Sisters.
More recently, WWE superstars have also been cast more often as comic book characters. It makes sense, as they are used to performing death-defying stunts. Some examples of superstars include Kevin Nash in the 2004 The Punisher, Batista in Guardians of the Galaxy, or "Macho Man" Randy Savage in Spider-Man. It seems, however, that many WWE superstars, both current or former, are set to be appearing in comic book related media in the future. The Rock is set to play Black Adam in the upcoming movie, Shazam!, while Cody Rhodes has been cast in season 6 of Arrow, alongside former WWE rival, Stephen Amell.
Here are 5 more WWE superstars who would be excellent as comic book characters.
5. Dean Ambrose - Victor Zsasz
There is a reason why Dean Ambrose is called the "Lunatic Fringe." He's crazy both inside and out of the ring. That's what made him such a fan favorite. Therefore, it seems only fitting that someone of his temperament play the infamous Batman villian Victor Zsasz.
For those who don't know who that is, Zsasz is a psychopathic serial killer. What makes him different from all of the rest is that for every victim he's killed, he makes a cut on his own body. He is truly mentally unstable, and I think it's time for Dean to go from the self-proclaimed "Ambrose Asylum," to Arkham Asylum.
4. Charlotte - She-Hulk
This one is bit trickier, because while the character of She-Hulk doesn't really match the character of Charlotte in the WWE, the two do share many of the same physical attributes.
Both are tall, muscular women who know how to put up a fight. In the comics, She-Hulk's real name is Jennifer Walters, and she is actually the cousin of Bruce Banner, AKA the Hulk. When Walters got seriously injured, she was given a blood transfusion from Bruce, which included a healthy dose of gamma radiation. She is much more able to control herself than the Hulk however, and tends to be a voice of reason for him.
While Charlotte is currently not a hero in the WWE right now, or a "heel" as wrestling fans call it, she still seems like a good match for the character. And after the huge success of Netflix's Jessica Jones, it's about time that we got another street-level female superhero.
3. The Miz - Bullseye
The Miz is always bragging about how he is not only an A-List superstar, but also an A-List actor. Now it's time for him to prove it.
With his only major movie credits so far being in WWE-produced movies, it's time for him to branch out. What better way for him to do that than with a comic book role? And the role that seems perfect for him is none other than the villain, Bullseye.
Bullseye, known mainly as one of Daredevil's biggest archenemies, is cocky, arrogant, and straight up violent. All three of theses qualities perfectly fit The Miz. The Miz has been in WWE since 2006, and his character has almost always stayed the same, with a couple tweaks here and there. What has never changed though is the fact that he is always a bad guy. So honestly, there wouldn't be much he would need to change for him to become a cinematic villain.
2. Triple H - Sentry
Technically, Triple H has already been in a comic book movie. He played Jarko Grimwood in Blade: Trinity. However, his role was pretty forgettable, so we'll give him a pass on it.
Now it's time to give the King of Kings a real superhero role, and there is only one superhero that stands out from any other (perfect for the superstar that stands out from any other), and that is The Sentry. Sentry's real name is Robert Reynolds, and is an agoraphobic schizophrenic who doesn't even know the limits of his own powers.
His powers are similar to those of a million exploding suns. He's so powerful that he has even taken down the Hulk when he was at his angriest. Likewise, Triple H is a force to be reckoned with inside the ring, and has been since 1995. He is one of the strongest superstars in the ring, and now it is time for him to become one of the most powerful superheroes in all of Marvel Comics. All he needs to do is grow out his hair once again.
1. John Cena - Shazam
Now, the reason this entry is the highest on the list is because out of all of them, it is the most likely to happen.
A while back, an image started floating around the internet of John Cena in the costume of DC Comics superhero, Shazam. After that, people were speculating on whether or not this could actually become a thing. And honestly, it would he perfect. John Cena has been a hero inside the ring for over 15 years, so it's about time he was a hero on the big screen.
Also, this would be the perfect movie since we already know who would play his villain, Black Adam: The Rock. For those who don't watch wrestling, Cena and The Rock have had several heated rivalries in the past. Now, it's time for them to bring the rivalry to a movie, with both of them having superpowers. Cena has the build and charisma, and is becoming a pretty good actor as well. It is only a matter of time before he is part of some sort of superhero movie.
So there you have it, 5 WWE superstars who could potentially make good superheroes and villains. Again, none of these are confirmed. These are all just big what-if's.
So what did you think? Did you like these selections? Did you hate them? Should there be anyone else that you would've added? Do you think that WWE superstars should be allowed to do such roles? Leave your thoughts in the comments down below!