10. Brian Pillman Pillman won multiple championships in multiple promotions and was a part of legendary tag teams and stables such as the Hollywood Blondes.

9. “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan He had a short stint in the NFL until sidelined due to numerous knee injuries.

8. Verne Gagne However, his love for professional wrestling lured him away from the field and in to the ring.

7. Dick The Bruiser He won multiple titles in multiple promotions and has been inducted into various halls of fame.

6. Wahoo Mcdaniel Wahoo Mcdaniel played in the NFL for nearly a decade, for Houston, Denver, New York & Miami, and was an AFL Champion in 1960.

5. Big Van Vader Big Van Vader was drafted and played for the LA Rams, until an injury sidelined him after one season.

4. Steve “Mongo” McMichael Mongo spent about 14 years in the NFL, playing for the New England Patriots, Chicago Bears, and Green Bay Packers.

3. “The Big Cat” Ernie Ladd Ladd turned to pro-wrestling, where he won multiple titles in multiple promotions.

2. Goldberg Goldberg’s wrestling career began in WCW, where he became well known for his “undefeated streak”.

1. Ron Simmons Ron Simmons played for the Cleveland Browns. And although his NFL career did not flourish, his wrestling career did.