WWE Wrestlers Who Served In Military | How It Impact Their Careers In Wrestling?

WWE Wrestlers Served Military

Serving the nation by joining military of your own country is a dream of almost every citizen. But very few become able to get into the defense as it requires a lot of skills and strong stamina alongside with high morale to tackle the difficulties. Besides the normal cadets, many known wrestlers of history also remained the part of their respective countries’ forces before starting their career or even after taking the retirement. Here are the complete details about the top 10 most popular WWE wrestlers who served in military.

Top 10 Most Popular WWE Wrestlers Who Served In Military

1 – Bobby Lashley

Having performed as MMA fighter in Bellator and StrikeForce, Bobby Lashley started his wrestling career in 2005 and performed magnificently in the largest promotion WWE. Currently, he is signed under Raw brand and pocketing ludicrous base salary as per contract. Bobby has military background as his father was a drill sergeant in United Stated Army. He also joined Army college and after showing his brilliant fighting skills in inter-college competitions, started his professional career.

2 – Randy Orton

The next man on our list is Randy Orton who is currently active and holding an expensive contract deal with WWE under RAW brand. He is one of the greatest name of wrestling history as he is entertaining the world for more than twenty years. Orton had great passion for joining the military and he struggled very hard to get into it. In 1998, he was enlisted to join the Marines. However, Randy faced premature dismissal due to disobeying an order and multiple absents during the training session.

3 – Road Dogg

One of the famous name of World Wrestling Entertainment history Road Dogg is also present in the list. He is best famous for his tenure in the promotion and multiple achievements during his professional career. Still, he is working for WWE as Senior Vice President of Live Events. However, very few wrestling fans know that he was also a platoon sergeant in command of thirty-three Marines in US Army Marine Corps. He stayed in military during the years 1987 to 1993 and also performed duties during Operation Desert Storm in 1991.

4 – Konnan

Having made his debut in World Wrestling Federation (now called WWE) in 1992, Konnan started his professional wrestling career. Konnan has not performed in WWE, but also in Impact Wrestling, Major League Wrestling and many other promotions. Still he is signed with Impact where he is a member of the creative team. Before starting his career in 1982, he was charged with drug selling and given options to serve in Navy or sent to prison. He chose first options and remained the part of US Navy and discharged later on in 1984.

5 – Kevin Nash

Kevin Nash has earned massive success during his wrestling career. During his tenure in WWE, he win the World, Intercontinental and Tag Team Championships which made him one of the most successful star of 90’s history. He is still signed with promotion on Legends’ contract. During college times, Nash was a skillful basketball player and later on, he worked hard to get into Military Police Company in Germany where he reached the rank of specialist before turning pro in professional wrestling.

6 – Freddie Blassie

The late wrestler Freddie Blassie has won the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship during his professional career. Owing to his brilliance in the ring, he was inducted into the WWF Hall of Fame in 1994. However, his best work in WWF or WWE is as a manager in 1980’s. Freddie loved his country more than his personal profits. That’s why, he put his professional career on hold and after getting enlisted in US Navy, entered world war 2 and achieved the rank of Petty Officer.

7 – Lacey Evans

Currently performing under the SmackDown brand in WWE, Lacey Evans is the only female wrestler to be the part of this list as she served in military back in the year in 2009. She spent five years in service and completed his bachelor’s degree. Owing to her great skills, she reached the rank of Sergeant and served as a United States Marine Corps Military Police officer before getting discharged in 2014. Later on, she joined WWE in 2016 and performed magnificently so far in her professional appearances.

8 – Zeb Colter

Zeb Colter, more commonly famous for the ring name of Dutch Mantel is an American retired professional wrestler who started his career in 1972. He spent a long career, fighting professional matches for more than 20 years. However, Zeb Colter has also joined the United States Army after completing his college degree. He remained the part of Vietnam war and also won the Vietnam Service Medal for his bravery and performance.

9 – Perry Saturn

Having won WWF European Championship and WWF Hardcore Championship, Perry Saturn is also present in the list for his services in United States military. He started his career in 1990 after signing the deal with United States Wrestling Association. Later on, he moved to WWE in 2000 and spent 2 years with them. Perry has completed his bachelor’s degree from U.S. Army Ranger School and has served in the United States Army Rangers.

10 – Jesse Ventura

The current American politician Jesse Ventura has spent a wonderful career in professional wrestling world where he has his hands on multiple achievements. His best came out in World Wrestling Entertainment. However, he also has military background. Before starting his wrestling career, Jesse was in United States Navy Underwater Demolition Team. He served during the Vietnam War, where he reached the rank of Petty officer.

All these are the details about the top 10 most popular WWE wrestlers who served in military. If there is any change, we will make them available here. Stay tuned for more information!