10 WWE Wrestlers Who Served in the Military

10 WWE Wrestlers who served in the Military

Serving the nation by enlisting in the Military of one’s own country is an aspiration nearly for every citizen. However, a few can join the army, as it requires much skill, endurance, and courage to overcome the obstacles. 

WWE Superstars who served in the Military [year]

In addition to normal cadets, many well-known wrestlers of history served in the armed forces of their respective countries before beginning their careers or even after retiring. Here is the comprehensive detail regarding the top 10 WWE wrestlers who served in the Military [year].

1) Bobby Lashley

After competing in MMA for Bellator and StrikeForce, Bobby Lashley began his wrestling career in 2005 and performed magnificently for WWE, the largest wrestling promotion. Currently, he is under contract with the Raw brand and earning a ridiculous basic salary. 

His father, a drill sergeant in the United States Army, gave Bobby a military background. In addition to enrolling in Army college, he began his professional career after demonstrating his brilliant combat abilities in inter-college competitions.

2) Randy Orton

Randy Orton is presently active and holds an expensive contract with WWE’s RAW brand and is the next individual on our list. He has enthralled the world for over twenty years, making him one of the finest names in wrestling history. 

Orton had a strong desire to enter the Military, and he labored arduously to do so. He was conscripted in the Marines in 1998. However, Randy was threatened with dismissal for disobeying an order and missing multiple training sessions.

3) Road Dogg

Road Dogg, a prominent figure in World Wrestling Entertainment history, is also included. He is best known for his promotion tenure and numerous accomplishments throughout his professional career. Still, he serves as Senior Vice President of Live Events for WWE. 

However, few wrestling enthusiasts know he commanded thirty-three Marines in the US Army Marine Corps as a platoon sergeant. He served in the Military from 1987 to 1993 and participated in Operation Desert Storm in 1991.

4) Konnan

Konnan began his professional wrestling career in 1992 when he debuted in World Wrestling Federation (now known as WWE). Konnan has performed for promotions other than WWE, including Impact Wrestling, Major League Wrestling, and many others. 

He is still under contract with Impact, where he serves as a creative team member. Before beginning his professional career in 1982, he was accused of drug distribution and allowed to serve in the Navy or go to prison. He chose the first option and remained in the US Navy until his discharge in 1984.

5) Kevin Nash

Kevin Nash has achieved tremendous success throughout his wrestling career. During his time in WWE, he won the World, Intercontinental, and Tag Team Championships, establishing himself as one of the most prominent stars in the 90s. He is still under contract with Legends with promotion. 

Nash was a talented college basketball player, and he subsequently joined the Military Police Company in Germany, where he attained the rank of specialist before turning pro in professional wrestling.

6) Freddie Blassie

During his professional wrestling tenure, the late Freddie Blassie earned the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship. In 1994, he was inducted into the WWF Hall of Fame due to his ring prowess. 

However, his greatest performance in WWF or WWE occurred in the 1980s as a manager. His devotion to his country exceeded his desire for personal gain. Therefore, he placed his professional career on pause, enlisted in the US Navy, served in World War II, and attained the rank of Petty Officer.

7) Lacey Evans

Lacey Evans, who currently performs under the SmackDown brand in WWE, is the only female wrestler on this list, having served in the Military in 2009. She served for five years and completed her bachelor’s degree. 

She attained the rank of Sergeant and served as a United States Marine Corps Military Police officer until 2014 when she was discharged. She joined WWE in 2016 and has performed admirably in her professional outings.

8) Zeb Colter

Zeb Colter, better known by his ring moniker Dutch Mantel, is a retired American professional wrestler who began his career in 1972. He had a lengthy career, engaging in more than 20 years of professional combat. 

In addition to earning a bachelor’s degree, Zeb Colter has joined the United States Army. He participated in the Vietnam War and was awarded the Vietnam Service Medal for courage and performance.

9) Perry Saturn

Perry Saturn, who has captured the WWF European Championship and the WWF Hardcore Championship, is also listed for serving in the United States military. In 1990, he began his career after securing a contract with the United States Wrestling Association. 

In 2000, he transferred to WWE and spent two years with them. Perry graduated from US Army Ranger School with a bachelor’s degree and served in the United States Army Rangers.

10) Jesse Ventura

Current American politician Jesse Ventura has had a successful career in professional wrestling, where he has amassed several accomplishments. His finest work was displayed in World Wrestling Entertainment. 

However, he also has a heritage in the Military. Before beginning his career in wrestling, Jesse served in the United States Navy Underwater Demolition Team. During his service in the Vietnam War, he attained the rank of Petty Officer.

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