10 Upcoming Movies Starring WWE Wrestlers

One or two look halfway watchable.

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There's a long (and mostly disappointing) history of pro-wrestlers turning their hand to acting. The Hulk Hogan-starred 1993 family comedy Mr. Nanny, for instance. That was certainly memorable. And who for that matter could forget Santa's Slay, in which WCW legend Bill Goldberg plays famous serial killer Father Christmas.

More recently, we've seen The Rock quit his gig in the squared circle altogether to pursue opportunities in Hollywood. He's largely succeeded too, establishing himself one as one of the industry's biggest box office draws with starring roles in the never-ending Fast & Furious franchise, as well as standalone movies San Andreas, Baywatch and Jumanji.

Even the slightly more wooden Batista has found opportunities on the silver screen, despite breaking into the world of acting well into his forties. He's already starred in Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers, Spectre and Blade Runner 2049, movies whose combined takings are higher than a lot of countries' annual GDP.

Both The Great One and The Animal have movies hitting the theatres later this year, as do a host of lesser-known wrestlers-cum-actors - including Randy Orton, Sheamus and Jake Roberts.