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26 Hottest Male WWE Wrestlers (2022 Updated)

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Last updated: September 30, 2022

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is home to some of the most athletic and gladiatorial men on the planet. And a friendly discussion in the TotalShape team ended up in a heated debate over who were the hottest wrestlers.

Because we couldn’t come to an agreement, we decided to get our readers and subscribers involved to have an honest vote.

That way, we were able to take the bias out of it, and some of our older team members couldn’t insist on having Hulk Hogan at the top.

But there were still some great bombshells for this list.

The Hottest Male Wrestlers

Here are the wrestlers that our readers voted on.

26. Bill Goldberg


And finally, we have another legend in the form of Bill Goldberg. He had his heyday in the 90s and 00s, with one of the most menacing looks the WWE ring has ever seen.

But outside the ring, Goldberg seems to be a genuinely nice guy.

25. Dexter Lumis

It took a few years for Dexter Lumis to get to the WWE stage, but he’s made a great first impression since 2019.

His blonde hair and squared-off jawline seem to be one of his most attractive features. What’s also unique about this man is that he got married at the 14th NXT edition.

24. Tony Nese


Tony is signed to All Elite Wrestling and has had some exposure to WWE as well. He’s not the tallest or biggest wrestler around, but he’s a big force to reckon with in the ring.

And based on the comments we got from subscribers, it’s those chiseled six-pack abs that are a major attraction.

23. Apollo Crews

Apollo has arguably got the biggest chest muscles in WWE, and I’d love to see those kinds of stats confirmed.

He’s known for some daring front and backflips, which are not as easy as they look, given his physical size.

22. Karrion Kross

A lot of our readers seem to have a thing for men with large tattoos, as Karrion proves yet again.

He’s currently signed up to Major League Wrestling and is more commonly known as Killer Kross. He’s also one of the biggest wrestlers on our list at 6’4” and 265 lbs.

21. Fabian Aichner

This Italian stallion is one of the few wrestlers not to use a ring name. He wrestles under the NXT brand and has created a large following in tag team events.

But there’s nothing soft like pizza or pasta about this man with a rock-solid body.

20. Austin Theory

This young WWE wrestler is a superstar in the making. He’s also taken the modern approach of creating a name for himself in the ring and on social media.

You definitely want to check out his Instagram feed to really appreciate his good looks.

19. Darren Young

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We were delighted to find Darren on this list as he’s the only openly gay wrestler in WWE.

This was a big move in such a macho sport, but it hasn’t impacted his career. And fans still love his menacing appearance and vicious style.

18. Xavier Woods

Also known under the ring name King Woods, he’s one of the wrestlers of a tag team with the longest-running championship wins.

All you need to do is see his huge smile along with a perfectly shaped physique to understand why so many female fans run to him.

17. Zack Ryder

Matt Cardano, aka Zack Ryder, has a towering body and a stone-cold attitude in the ring.

He had a slow start to his WWE career, but he took every possible opportunity to build a brand and reputation around himself.

16. The Miz


The Miz is another one of those wrestlers with the surfer dude look and attitude.

This has also got him a few gigs as a reality television star on MTV’s The Real World and The Challenge. He’s one hell of a ripped man but happily married with two kids.

15. Steve Austin

I was a huge fan of Steve as a kid, and this American professional wrestler still has the looks to turn heads.

He doesn’t have long blond hair anymore, but the bald head suits him extremely well. It gives him more of a bad-boy image that goes well with the ripped body.

14. Finn Balor

Finn Balor is an Irish professional wrestler and a two-time NXT champion in WWE. He’s actually the first wrestler to achieve this despite not being one of the biggest men in the pro wrestling world of WWE.

But his ripped body has been on show both in and out of the ring.

13. Dean Ambrose

Dean Ambrose was a well-known ring name, and you’ll hear of him these days under the name Jon Moxley.

He’s definitely got that menacing biker look that goes with impact wrestling style. But there could also be a softer side to him as a family man.

12. CM Punk

He’s better known for his commentating these days, but he’s obviously left enough of an impression on the pro wrestling and MMA community to still feature high on this list.

Maybe it’s all those tattoos that still appeal to so many people.

11. Jason Jordan

Jason Jordan is an American professional wrestler who continuously sets new wrestling standards.

With possibly the biggest shoulders in WWE, he also has one of the most handsome smiles. Unfortunately, he’s married and has a daughter, so no luck for you singles.

10. John Morrison

John Morrison has the typical Californian look about him, and that has been one of the main attractions for WWE fans.

But that chilled-out attitude outside the ring quickly transforms into an aggressive wrestling style that gives us all a great show.

9. Chris Jericho

We kept getting these surprises of older wrestlers from the Smackdown brand to get loads of votes from our readers. It seems like WWE fans have a long memory, and these men still often make appearances for wrestling shows.

Seeing Chris these days, you’d easily think he’s ten years younger with that boyish attitude.

8. The Rock

 

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Most people these days know Dwayne Johnson as the American and Canadian actor from many Hollywood blockbusters.

But this semi-retired professional wrestler is still a household name in the wrestling community and he often recounts how he investeted in his strength and physique from an early age.

“At a very young age, at five, I was with my dad down in the wrestling ring and in the weight room, watching all these guys wrestle, jack iron all day. It was always "What you want?" You gotta get up in the morning, you gotta get after it, you gotta put in the work, you gotta sweat.”

- Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

7. AJ Styles

In my opinion, AJ Styles is one of the greatest wrestlers of all time, and even though his age is slowly pushing him out of the ring, he still is in amazing shape.

Women seem to love his stage persona, and the long hair combined with a huge Florida smile put him deservedly in the top ten.

6. Shawn Michaels

Shawn Michaels is retired, but he’s left so much of an impact on the professional wrestling world that he’s still classed as one of the hottest in WWE history.

There’s a good reason he was called the Heartbreak Kid, and many wrestlers could only wish to keep such good looks [2].

5. Seth Rollins

Seth Rollins is another extremely popular American professional wrestler, and I’ve been a big fan of the shows he can put on.

Women seem to be particularly attracted to that huge smile, but it quickly disappears when it comes to living up to the Smackdown brand.

4. Roman Reigns

Roman Reigns is one of the most iconic ring name choices in recent years, and the menacing character has more than just muscles going for him.

As a Wrestlemania superstar, people either love or hate him, but Roman Reigns definitely has the looks to make him one of the hottest in pro wrestling.

3. Dolph Ziggler

One of the major appeals with Dolph is that he’s an all-around entertainer.

Not only has he made a huge career in professional wrestling, but he’s pretty funny at stand-up comedy. It seems like mixing that humor and bad-boy attitude is a great recipe.

2. John Cena

When you see John Cena outside the ring with a loose t-shirt or even a suit, you could be forgiven for not expecting him to be a raging professional wrestler.

Like Randy Orton, he has an incredibly handsome face, but some would argue he is a lot bulkier. And branching out as a reality television show host has made him even more famous [1].

1. Randy Orton

Randy Orton is a highly successful American professional wrestler, and we were in no way surprised that this world heavyweight championship winner ranked highest.

He might put on a mean show, but Randy Orton has an incredibly handsome and ripped appeal that should be a goal for all bodybuilders.

Who Is Your Favorite Wrestler From This Hot List?

As a fitness professional, I simply have to say all of the above wrestlers have deserved their spot here, but I’m sure that new and upcoming stars will replace them in the coming years.

In case you’re wondering how you can achieve a similar bulked-up WWE physique, then you won’t get around fixing your diet and sticking with a tough workout routine.

You can get more out of your efforts, though, with a good pre-workout supplement that allows you to train more aggressively and endure more demanding workouts.

It’s not a magic pill to turn you into The Hulk, but it can speed things up enough to make a significant difference.

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