Charlie Haas competed in the WWE between 2000– 2005 and then was released, before re-joining the WWE a year later in 2006 until his departurein 2010.
Haas announced his retirement from professional wrestling which coincided withhim leaving Ring of Honor in 2013, although he has continued to compete in various promotionsin Texas, Oklahoma and Canada.
But as well as his occasional wrestling matches, Haasdecided to become an entrepreneur.
He and his wife opened “Custom Muscle Nutritionand Smoothie Shop”, a nutritional store in Frisco, Texas.
His shop contains a smoothiebar, free Wi-Fi and high-definition plasma TVs.
The reasoning behind this is for it tobe a place for people to come in, chat about nutrition, learn what you should and shouldnot be taking, and how to make your body more fit and improve your overall health.
Victoria, who we actually included as an honourablemention in our 5 Strongest Women In WWE History video (feel free to check it out if you haven’talready), competed in the WWE for 9 years, winning the WWE Women’s Championship twicethroughout her career.
As well as her wrestling career, she has had a fair few businessesin her past.
Her first business was a restaurant she owned in Louisville, Kentucky, named FatTony’s Pizzeria which she actually went on to sell in 2007.
Her second business wasa custom car shop she opened with her husband in 2008, called Black Widow Customs.
However,the shop was “suspiciously destroyed” in a fire, according to the authorities.
Thebusiness she runs now is a wrestling themed restaurant in Chicago, Illinois named TheSquared Circle.
Although she made the decision that she would be moving back to Californiain 2015, thus leaving behind her restaurant, she still makes continuous visits to the restaurantwhich is run by her husband and a friend.
It’s me, it’s me, it’s DDP! AlthoughDiamond Dallas Page was probably more notable during WCW, he did compete in the WWE between2001 – 2002, as well as making brief appearances after 2011.
DDP developed a yoga fitness programafter discovering the health benefits of yoga through his former wife, Kimberly.
The business,which is called DDP Yoga, became a global phenomenon as he has not only changed lives,he has saved lives through his teaching.
Mainstream media picked up a story in particular of awar veteran called Arthur Boorman, who was told he would never be able to walk again.
Through DDP yoga, Boorman was not only able to walk on his own, but also lost 140 poundsin 10 months.
DDP also helped save the lives of former wrestlers, Scott Hall and Jake Roberts,who were in disabled states.
For those of you who don’t remember ChuckPalumbo, he was in the tag team, “Billy and Chuck” with Billy Gun, he formed theWWE faction, “The Full Blooded Italians,” and who could forget his big badass bikergimmick! After retiring from professional wrestling in 2014, Chuck Palumbo has donevery well for himself.
In fact, he runs his own business called CP Customs, where he buildshis own motorcycles as well as repairing and customizing cars and motorcycles.
What startedas a hobby turned into a business and he has even created several bikes for former WWEsuperstars such as Batista, Rey Mysterio and Chavo Guerrero.
If that wasn’t enough, Palumboalso opened up his own gym called Chuck Palumbo’s Garage Gym, where he teaches cross-fit classes.
Hall of Famer Trish Stratus, is probably bestknown in the WWE for her sexually themed storylines, such as managing the team, T & A, and whocould forget her affair she had with the boss, Mr McMahon.
I’m sure Linda won’t forgetthat! After retiring in 2006, she found her new passion which was yoga.
With that passion,Stratus opened her very own yoga studio called “Stratusphere” in Toronto, Canada.
Thestudio received numerous amounts of praise after its launch, and Stratusphere took homethe award for Canada’s largest eco-friendly yoga studio in 2009.
As well as this award,Stratusphere took another award for being the best new business in Canada and the followingyear, she won the award for Business Woman of the Year.
I’m guessing the yoga studiois doing well as her studio won the Top Choice Awards' Best Yoga Studio in 2013.
Lots andlots of awards, yay!.