Many an athlete has tried the transition from sports entertainment to cinematic entertainment and understandably their lack of experience has translated to some god-awful acting. However, it makes sense that wrestlers would make pretty good actors, especially considering that all of them put on a persona for the ring and have to sell the story, not to mention a lot of the moves are rehearsed and performed. While some apparently have no acting skills at all, others have done surprisingly well, check out some of the best wrestlers in movie roles, some you might not even remember.
Honorable Mention: Alex Karras – Blazing Saddles
Alex Karras comes in as a honorable mention not because his acting qualities were lacking but because he is better known for his NFL career than as a pro wrestler. While he had many roles in movies and TV, his best by far was that of Mongo in Mel Brooks’ best comedy Blazing Saddles.http://entertainthis.usatoday.com/2014/05/05/best-scenes-from-blazing-saddles-we-can-show-on-a-family-website/ Source: USA Today