Perhaps the biggest part of every wrestler's gimmick is their look. From the ground up, a fan's impression - whether they've been watching for years or are tuning in for the first time - all stems from their appearance, not just the clothes they wear or the design on their tights, but even down to their physical attributes.
WWE have come a long way from the stance of 'you must have at least an 8-pack before you can look Vince McMahon in the eyes' and allow (for the most part) superstars of all shapes and sizes to vie for the company's top spots.
But given the kind of athleticism required to be a professional wrestler, it comes as no surprise to switch on and see more muscles than a Newquay beach. Some performers even go beyond the basic bod that comes from strength and conditioning to really buff up, whether it's from an appreciation of bodybuilding, to enhance their character, a change of diet, or to revitalise their gimmick after a prolonged absence.
Whatever the case, the WWE's wide array of talent includes more than a fair share of rippling abs, vascular biceps and delts that could sub-in for your ma's kitchen shelf, to really emphasize that these men and woman truly are real-life superheroes.
Get your cold showers ready.
10. Drew McIntyre
McIntyre's WWE comeback story is near-legendary by now.
After being deemed "The Chosen One", McIntyre was never quite able to reach the stardom that he was apparently destined for, bowing out of the company as a member of 3MB following a seven year stint, only to return seven years later and run over NXT and WWE Raw.
As stated multiple times by the man himself, the current WWE Champion (as of writing) used his initial sacking as motivation to totally reinvigorate his body and his character. Speaking to Men's Health, McIntyre states, "I realised I wasn't putting as much effort in as I possibly could, so that day I changed everything about my life [...] I started working harder inside the ring, and I started working harder, really hard actually, in the gym to change my body."
The results spoke for themselves. Even before WWE resigned him to the NXT brand in 2017, McIntyre was blowing up the independent scene with a string of stellar performances and an incredible body transformation. In particular from 2015, as by then, The Scottish Terminator had already bulked up his upper body, and would later add a heavy-duty gun show with incredible muscular definition throughout his body.