When you’re watching WWE on TV, you know all the action is fake as much as they try to sell it. The same can actually be said about adult videos as well. Most of what you’re viewing on your laptop is camera tricks and acting (albeit not very good). So it may not be too surprising to know that several prominent wrestlers have made the switch to adult entertainment after their careers ended. Here are 10 of the most popular ones.
1. SEAN WALTMAN A.KA. X-PAC
Waltman made an adult video with his then fiancé Chyna, who is also a famous wrestler. The couple split up before the video’s release, but that didn’t stop it from selling over 100,000 copies and winning the AVN award for top selling release of the year.
2. BEULAH MCGILLICUTTY
McGillicutty may be one of the most attractive wrestlers of all-time, which is perhaps why she ended up working in the adult industry. A film of her masturbating circulated during her career. She retired in 1998, with a few comeback appearances in 2005 and 2006, and she eventually went back to school and even published her own children’s book.
3. HULK HOGAN
Perhaps the most famous wrestler of all-time, Hogan was featured in a sex tape in 2012 with Heather Clem, the ex-wife of his best friend radio DJ Bubba the Love Sponge. They are no longer best friends.
4. MICKIE JAMES
James came to the WWE in 2005 and became the Divas Champion, making her one of the most popular female stars in wrestling. Before entering the ring, she did some work in the adult industry.
5. LIZZY BORDEN
Borden and her husband tried to create a wrestling league to challenge the WWF/WWe called Xtreme Pro Wrestling during the late 90s and early 00s. It failed, so they made a career change to adult film. That also didn’t work, and they went to prison in 2009 for distribution of obscene material.
6. TYLENE “MAJOR GUNNS” BUCK
Major Gunns didn’t have much of a career in wrestling, and retired in 2005. She then began working in the adult film industry. Most of her work appears to be softcore. Apparently wrestling was all the extreme she needed in life.
We already mentioned Chyna earlier, but she had a much more prolific adult career than that. Her One Night in China sex tape she made with her husband was a huge hit. She ended up in several other high profile adult releases, including portraying She-Hulk in an Avengers parody.
8. DAVID “GANGREL” HEATH
Gangrel couldn’t stay in shape to keep his pro wrestling career going, so he was forced to sign a deal with a company to make 12 adult films. Apparently they didn’t want him for his body either, since he directed them instead.
9. TAMMY “SUNNY” SYTCH
Sunny was a nude model prior to getting into pro wrestling. She eventually decided to offer nude Skype shows to paying customers, which ended up hitting the web on several adult video sites.
10. CANDICE MICHELLE
Michelle, the former WWE Women’s Champion, has appeared in several softcore adult films. However, they’re pretty tame by today’s standards and aren’t much different than what’s seen on premium cable.