10 Wrestlers You Didn’t Know Made Cameos In Movies

Rated R for "Rotten" on the Tomatometer.

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The sheer theatrical nature of wrestling means that charismatic superstars can often make a pretty effortless transition to the big screen - or in the case of some industry legends, not so much.

Given both that both the worlds of wrestling and cinema put looks and (sometimes) acting chops at a premium, you can't blame wrestlers for taking a stab at a career in Hollywood. While few have become breakout stars in their own right, many have randomly shown up in films over the decades.

While often these roles amount to navel-gaving parts that draw attention to the wrestler's popularity, sometimes the wrestler's role is so minimal you'd be forgiven for quickly forgetting about it or perhaps even missing it entirely.

These 10 movie roles featuring well-known wrestlers largely passed most fans by, either because the part was so utterly unassuming or the film itself simply wasn't one where any wrestling fan expected a superstar to show up.

Whether terrible parts those involved would probably prefer to forget or impressive under-the-radar cameos in great movies, you probably have no idea these roles ever happened...

10. Road Dogg & Billy Gunn - The Other Guys

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Though everyone remembers The Rock's hilarious cameo in the Will Ferrell/Mark Wahlberg comedy The Other Guys, you probably didn't notice the presence of two of his former WWE colleagues later in the movie.

During the scene where cops Gamble (Ferrell) and Hoitz (Wahlberg) get bribed by the villainous Sir David Ershon (Steve Coogan) with courtside seats to a New York Knicks game, none other than the New Age Outlaws themselves, Road Dogg and Billy Gunn, are sat two rows behind the leads.

Despite their penchant for mouthing off in the wrestling ring, the pair say absolutely nothing in their small roles here and are so innocuous that they're scarcely recognisable at all.

Unless you're really paying attention, they look like nothing more than your regular, anonymous movie extras.


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