5 Wrestlers Who Achieved Awesomeness…Outside the Ring

  • June 10, 2010
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El Hijo Del Santo

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In the ring:

Jorge Guzmán Rodríguez, better known as “El Hijo del Santo” ("The Son of the Saint") is a professional wrestler and Mexico's most famous living luchador (freestyle wrestler). His long career in the sport has been filled with nothing but success. He even started his own promotion called “Todo x el Todo”. Wrestling runs in the family for the Latino superstar - his father was “El Santo”, the legendary professional wrestler, actor and Mexican folk hero.

Outside the Ring:

Aside from kicking culo, Jorge is also a noted political activist. In the summer of 2007, he gained media attention (and major props) for his campaign to save sea turtles from extinction as the spokesperson for “Wildcoast”, an environmental non-profit organization. He has also been involved on gray whale campaigns as well as Tijuana clean ups.

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No words are needed to describe the sheer awesomeness of this man.


Mick Foley

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In the ring:

Mick has worked for all of the major promotions over the years and is currently active in TNA. Wrestling fans know this grizzled and hardcore veteran as a man of many faces...

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...although none of his faces are attractive in any sense of the word.

Mick is also well known within the wrestling world for his colorful personality, strong opinions and his creative way with words. He's one of those rare people that can actually keep you from changing the channel during his interview segments.

Outside the Ring:

Foley first broke out successfully into the writing world with his 800 page autobiography, "Have a Nice Day" which topped The New York Times bestseller list for several weeks. The follow-up, “Foley Is Good: And the Real World Is Faker than Wrestling”, also debuted at number one on the Times list. Not bad for someone who spent most of his life with barbed wire and staples embedded in his skull.

Foley has also written three successful children's books proving kids just love frightening looking authors. He has also authored "Tietam Brown", a coming-of-age story which was nominated for the WHSmith People's Choice Award in 2004. You get the point, the man can write.

Interestingly enough Mick is not the most unusual looking person in the world of wrestling...or in writing.

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Even 300-pound wrestlers know better than to mess with the King.

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Image sources:

  • - JBL/ John Bradshaw Layfield : http://i40.tinypic.com/5xvsco.jpg http://i43.tinypic.com/33lyyom.jpg http://www.mwctoys.com/images/ad15jbl.jpg http://i39.tinypic.com/2z5vdl2.jpg
  • - Chris Nowinski : http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6d/Chrisharvard.jpg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6d/Chrisharvard.jpg http://i39.tinypic.com/a4agw1.jpg
  • - George "The Animal" Steele : http://frontburner.dmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/animal.jpg http://i43.tinypic.com/2luree.jpg http://i41.tinypic.com/14khet4.jpg http://www.georgetheanimalsteele.com/img/George-Steele-Johnny-Depp.jpg http://i43.tinypic.com/k18f9u.jpg
  • - El Hijo Del Santo : http://www.buamai.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/562389302_01762bcf90_o.jpg http://www.thelastminuteblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/el-hijo-de-santo.jpg
  • - Mick Foley : http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ImlQtPt7i98/SZfpwLQVp3I/AAAAAAAAAdA/xTICsO8cyWI/s400/mick+foley.jpg http://i39.tinypic.com/izxbhj.jpg http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/nyet16109272057widec.jpg