Originally written on Busted Coverage  |  Last updated 7/13/12

As we wrap up our second annual Wrestling Week, we’ve decided to take today’s post in a different direction. Countless wrestlers are talented in venues other than the ring, and there is none more prevalent than the big screen. They’ve been appearing in movies for years now, and yes, many of said movies are sh*t. We are here today to talk about the great ones, the 13 greatest movies to ever feature a professional wrestler. Obviously The Rock has movies on the list, but there are some others you might not expect.

Naturally your’e bound to disagree, so instead of ********, just tell us your favorites in the comments.

var omGallery = {'info': '13 Greatest Movies Featuring A Professional Wrestler - Of All Time','options': {'id' : '165401'}, 'photos': [{"ID":165458,"post_title":"13. Ready To Rumble","post_content":"It may be too easy to include it, but a movie that has Goldberg, DDP, Sting, Bam Bam Bigelow and more in it just had to be on the list. It might not be the best movie out there, but if you were a wrestling fan, you at least got some enjoyment out of this movie. Other wrestlers include Saturn, Randy Savage, Booker T, Sid Vicious...the list goes on and on with this timelss wrestling classic!|http:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=ubkpXdPtoe0","post_excerpt":"","guid":"http:\/\/coedbc.files.wordpress.com\/2012\/07\/13-ready-to-rumble.jpg","post_mime_type":"image\/jpeg"},{"ID":165457,"post_title":"12. Jingle All The Way","post_content":"Yes, that massive Santa Claus that Arnold fights with in Jingle All The Way is none other than Paul Wight, A.K.A. The Giant, A.K.A. The Big Show. This is a definite guilty pleasure movie, but this scene is great and it is just a funny role to see The Big Show in. I don't care what all you nerds say, Jingle All The Way is a fun movie and it deserves this spot on the list.|http:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=PGTqTlwYC7g","post_excerpt":"","guid":"http:\/\/coedbc.files.wordpress.com\/2012\/07\/12-jingle-all-the-way.jpg","post_mime_type":"image\/jpeg"},{"ID":165456,"post_title":"11. The 40 Year Old Virgin","post_content":"Remember the speed dating scene from The 40 Year Old Virgin? Remember the busty brunette whose tit pops out? Yep, none other than former WCW personality Kimberly Page. She was best known for her role as manager\/valet of DDP and for her role in the creation of the Nitro Girls. The video below doesn't show her due to the nip slip, but that's the scene she appears in.|http:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=pYBo5eS5pW8","post_excerpt":"","guid":"http:\/\/coedbc.files.wordpress.com\/2012\/07\/11-the-40-year-old-virgin.jpg","post_mime_type":"image\/jpeg"},{"ID":165455,"post_title":"10. The Condemned","post_content":"As if Stone Cold wasn't enough, read this IMDB description: \"Jack Conrad is awaiting the death penalty in a corrupt Central American prison. He is \"purchased\" by a wealthy television producer and taken to a desolate island where he must fight to the death against nine other condemned killers from all corners of the world, with freedom going to the sole survivor.\" If you don't want to see that right now, check your damn pulse.|http:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=MhCkEMO5L3g","post_excerpt":"","guid":"http:\/\/coedbc.files.wordpress.com\/2012\/07\/10-the-condemned.jpg","post_mime_type":"image\/jpeg"},{"ID":165454,"post_title":"9. Fast Five","post_content":"Really? A fifth movie in the Fast and Furious series? Boy, were we wrong. The Rock steals the show and makes this easily the best film in the series. Is it bad that we are already anticipating the release of Fast Six to see what sort of ass-kicking antics The Rock has up his sleeves?|http:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=MldTMO2oe3k","post_excerpt":"","guid":"http:\/\/coedbc.files.wordpress.com\/2012\/07\/9-fast-five.jpg","post_mime_type":"image\/jpeg"},{"ID":165452,"post_title":"8. The Mummy Returns","post_content":"This relatively brief role essentially kick-started The Rock's movie career. In what is probably the best movie in The Mummy series, The Rock was impressive enough to spark his own movie in the series, the easily forgettable and sh*tty The Scorpion King.|http:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=2wOrZIIDC9g","post_excerpt":"","guid":"http:\/\/coedbc.files.wordpress.com\/2012\/07\/8-the-mummy-returns.jpg","post_mime_type":"image\/jpeg"},{"ID":165449,"post_title":"7. MacGruber","post_content":"MacGruber is a sneaky funny movie and a good part of that is from the scene that features several WWE superstars. The movie features Chris Jericho, Mark Henry, The Big Show, Kane, The Great Khali and MVP. Albeit brief, their scene makes for one of the most shocking and funny parts of the whole movie.|http:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=9tX6SobiNLc","post_excerpt":"","guid":"http:\/\/coedbc.files.wordpress.com\/2012\/07\/7-macgruber.jpg","post_mime_type":"image\/jpeg"},{"ID":165448,"post_title":"6. The Expendables","post_content":"Stone Cold Steve Austin has been in many movies, and for good reason. He is the ultimate bad-ass, so naturally Stallone had to include him in The Expendables. Our only beef with the movie was what they decided to do with Stone Cold's character at the end. Still mad about that.|http:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=4jYOrWTqXok","post_excerpt":"","guid":"http:\/\/coedbc.files.wordpress.com\/2012\/07\/6-the-expendables.jpg","post_mime_type":"image\/jpeg"},{"ID":165447,"post_title":"5. X-Men","post_content":"In the original X-Men film, former wrestler Tyler Mane portrayed the role of Sabretooth. Most of his wrestling days were spent in the WCW under the names Titron and Big Sky. His career took a nosedive after tag-team partner Kevin Nash moved on to the WWF.|http:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=2iKpbN1on9s","post_excerpt":"","guid":"http:\/\/coedbc.files.wordpress.com\/2012\/07\/5-x-men.jpg","post_mime_type":"image\/jpeg"},{"ID":165445,"post_title":"4. They Live","post_content":"Since it's 1988 release, They Live has become a cult favorite. It stars (yes, stars) \"Rowdy\" Roddy Piper as a nameless unemployed guy referred to only as \"Nada\". The movie is essentially a similar plot to The Matrix, with Nada discovering the world he lives in is not reality...and he discovers that by putting on magical sunglasses. If you haven't seen this, we suggest you check it out.|http:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=Wp_K8prLfso","post_excerpt":"","guid":"http:\/\/coedbc.files.wordpress.com\/2012\/07\/4-they-live.jpg","post_mime_type":"image\/jpeg"},{"ID":165442,"post_title":"3. Die Hard With A Vengeance","post_content":"Don't recognize this actor? Not surprised, it's a quick role, but we couldn't leave Die Hard With A Vengeance off the list. The actor\/wrestler is Tony Halme A.K.A. Ludvig Borga to you WWF fans out there. He played a minor role as a henchman named Roman in this third installment to the Die Hard series.|http:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=XhYs8wlmtcs","post_excerpt":"","guid":"http:\/\/coedbc.files.wordpress.com\/2012\/07\/3-die-hard-with-a-vengeance.jpg","post_mime_type":"image\/jpeg"},{"ID":165409,"post_title":"2. Predator","post_content":"Jesse \"The Body\" Ventura made his big screen debut in this 1987 action classic. He had a decent role and it landed him several other movies down the road. He even made an appearance in 1997's Batman & Robin as an Arkham Asylum guard. Check out the compilation clip below, and as you can see, even though he wasn't in the movie a lot, he still dominated the scenes he was in.|http:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=NrDG4sPul8w","post_excerpt":"","guid":"http:\/\/coedbc.files.wordpress.com\/2012\/07\/2-predator.jpg","post_mime_type":"image\/jpeg"},{"ID":165406,"post_title":"1. The Godfather","post_content":"Pretty impressive that arguably the best movie ever made featured a wrestler in a pretty prominent role. The brutal and ruthless character, Luca Brasi, was portrayed by former wrestler Lenny Montana. Montana competed in the AWA and the NWA in the 1950s and 1960s until he became an enforcer in the Columbo crime family. Talk about a crazy life. Dude goes from wrestling to mafia enforcer to actor.|http:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=9j2ONndiFdA","post_excerpt":"","guid":"http:\/\/coedbc.files.wordpress.com\/2012\/07\/1-the-godfather.jpg","post_mime_type":"image\/jpeg"},{"ID":165724,"post_title":"greatest-wrestler-movies","post_content":"","post_excerpt":"","guid":"http:\/\/coedbc.files.wordpress.com\/2012\/07\/greatest-wrestler-movies.jpg","post_mime_type":"image\/jpeg"}]};initiating the gallery...


Filed under: Combat Sports, Inline Gallery, Wrestling

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Brady issues statement on Facebook after having suspension lifted

Don Orsillo reportedly asked to lie about being fired by NESN

Matt Cassel believes Bills will keep three quarterbacks

St. Louis police seize scalpers' World Series tickets to give to friends

Eli Manning happy Tom Brady will play NFL season opener

Phil Kessel has shed 13 pounds this summer

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Cam Newton addresses ‘gang’ photo on Instagram

Steelers defense is younger and faster but not better

Duke basketball to visit White House next Tuesday

Report: Cowboys have interest in Broncos RB Montee Ball

NFL owners to discuss changing Goodell's disciplinary role

Report: Eagles trade Matt Barkley to Arizona Cardinals

WATCH: Ben Revere gifted Matt Wieters a home run

Judge Sarah Thomas as an NFL official, not a female NFL official

Redskins skip Robert Griffin III in jersey countdown

Wisconsin vs Alabama preview

Simona Halep popular with fans who want to kiss her

Patriots planned on raising a "Brady banner on opening night

Braves and Phillies sucking at the same time is rare

Montana St. linebacker delivers bone crushing hit in opener

Despite loss, all eyes still on Jim Harbaugh, Wolverines

Kirk Cousins discusses what it’s like to be called ‘Kurt’

Playoffs or not, Bryce Harper is the NL MVP

Donald Sterling’s wife Shelly seeking alimony

Chicago Bears and Jay Cutler: A love/hate relationship

WWE News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Wisconsin vs Alabama preview

Tom Brady issues statement on Facebook

Robert Griffin III and a dream deferred

Best, worst surprises of NFL preseason

The Gospel Of Harbaugh prepares for its ultimate test of faith

Meet the Utah Utes, the pluckiest program in college football

Iman Shumpert will name daughter Iman Shumpert Jr.

Dallas company celebrates Romo with DirecTV 'crownies'

Top 10 storylines for Week 4 of the NFL preseason

Matt Williams is still hopelessly married to the idea of the closer’s role

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker