At one point or another, you or someone you know was once an avid wrestling fan. Or you’re more likely to still be a follower of the current goings-on within today’s wrestling scene.
Whether it was the Rock ‘n’ Wrestling glory days, New Generation period, Attitude Era, Ruthless Aggression saga, or post-PG landscape, World Wrestling Entertainment managed to capture your imagination. The biggest wrestlers in the world make a habit of going beyond their squared circle duties and entering other avenues of entertainment. And once they do, they become familiar to non-wrestling fans and increase their popularity to astronomical levels. Sometimes, a super charismatic wrestler becomes just as recognizable for doing something monumental in WWE and bringing old fans back into the fold through their deeds.
There are a ton of wrestlers where, when their name is brought up during a random conversation, get a big reaction out of wrestling aficionados and even casual onlookers. The 30 squared circle competitors listed below have nabbed mainstream appeal and become all the more famous for it.