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I'm always prepared. I've wrestled every kind of wrestl

I’m always prepared. I’ve wrestled every kind of wrestler that there is, I’ve been in every situation that there possibly has been.
Roderick Strong
I don’t want people to think I’m a wrestler.
Henry Cejudo
I remember having the opportunity to meet Ivory, as a kid, and she was the first woman’s wrestler that I met. She looked at me and said, ‘I’m going to see you in the ring one day, aren’t I?’
I’m drawn to black clothes. I say I’m inspired by the wrestler The Undertaker because there’s something about wearing black that makes me feel confident and classy. It isn’t to try and make me look slim!
Daniel Sturridge
Jake Roberts has a hard enough time being Jake Roberts. The truth is a brutal thing, I just hope that the kids take the time to learn about each of the wrestlers in the game, and if the kids can learn from our mistakes, that would make me a happy man.
Jake Roberts
I don’t want it to be Sonya Deville, the gay wrestler. I want it to be Sonya Deville, the awesome performer who happens to be gay.
Sonya Deville
I’m going to do what I want to do. If he wants to go to the ground, that’s fine. I’m a wrestler.
Stipe Miocic
Ric Flair, The Freebirds, and The Rockers were great influences in my decision to become a wrestler.
Jeff Hardy
I always mention Bobby Roode. We just click on a lot of different levels. We grew up appreciating the same type of wrestler and same type of wrestling. We are similar students to the game.
Austin Aries
I think I had a really hard-working and authentic wrestling style, so people liked the way I was – that I was a ‘no-quit’ kind of wrestler – and I was very realistic and credible in my style.
Bret Hart
I am a Division 1 wrestler.
Justin Gaethje
The kind of wrestler that’s going to do well in a combat style event like MMA is one that can explode through – doesn’t need to spend time on the mat – hit his opponent, get him off his feet, and get on top quickly.
Chael Sonnen
I did a year and a half of independent wrestling before I got into the WWE. It was nothing really. I didn’t make the towns. I don’t even say I was an indy wrestler.
My favorite wrestler growing up was Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart.
Mustafa Ali
I was always active, always running and working out. I was a wrestler and ran track and, out of interest, started boxing. Its always been a part of me.
T. J. Thyne
I think a wrestler can say something from fighting, from wrestling.
Shinsuke Nakamura
I’m a good wrestler.
Anthony Johnson
Obviously, just from being an athlete, from being a wrestler keeping in shape just in general is something that stayed with me even being out of the ring for a while, but then eventually been lucky enough to be here in Chicago.
Aiden English
It took me the bulk of my twenties to write one book about a family of alligator wrestlers. Whereas somebody like Steve Martin is releasing his latest banjo symphony, having just completed another movie and acclaimed, best-selling novel.
Karen Russell
There is this great, great wrestler, who never really got an opportunity to be a star, named Len Denton: he was a masked guy called The Grappler. He was one of my favorite guys to ever wrestle, and it was just a tremendous pleasure to step in the ring with him.
Jake Roberts
You have to connect with the crowd. If you can’t do that, I don’t care how good a wrestler you are, or how much muscle you have or how cool your hair is. You have to connect with the crowd. The guys who I like are the ones who have that connection.
Chris Jericho
My father died when I was 15, and my dad was a professional wrestler but as well as a national amateur champion at the University of Nebraska.
Ted DiBiase Sr.
I am a Division I All-American wrestler, but I wrestled college wrestling matches, seven minutes long. If I was to go in there and wrestle for seven minutes of a fight, a 25-minute fight, you’re not getting nothing out of me for the rest of the time.
Justin Gaethje
As far as I remember, I was always a big eater. I eat just as much as the wrestler guys.
Gail Kim
I never thought I was the greatest wrestler, but I never gave up.
Maria Kanellis
OK, if he’s a grappler, good for me, I know what to do. If he’s a kickboxer, I gotta get in a clinch and move a certain way. If he’s a karate man, he moves a different way, but I’m still going to have to clinch. So, a sumo wrestler, I have to clinch. It’s just, how I get there, how I move it.
Royce Gracie
I’ve won every single event there is to win as a wrestler, and I still continue to come back every single year. The hard part for me is, ‘OK, how long can you do this?’
Jordan Burroughs
At one time, I wanted to be a WWE wrestler. I still do. I want to go in the ring once and mess around and jump off the ropes and do a Stone Cold stunt.
Rob Gronkowski
I think that Ben Askren, when he competed as a wrestler, he was an amazing athlete.
Jordan Burroughs
I don’t know anything about CM Punk. I’d never even heard of him until he was mentioned in UFC. I wouldn’t know him if I walked past him in the street, I don’t know… he might be a good wrestler but there are people in the UFC who are just good wrestlers.
Jimi Manuwa
I have friends in other industries but if I am training for a wrestling match, I would turn to the best wrestler to train, not a football player.
Austin Aries
I like to think of Christopher Daniels as one of those who’s a great professional wrestler, but I like to think of myself as one of those people that’s great at everything.
Cody Rhodes
I didn’t know what a good technical wrestler was when I was little – it was people that made me scream or boo or cheer.
William Regal
I see myself as a career professional wrestler. The end goal wasn’t always to go to Raw or SmackDown, it was just to create a body of work that I’m proud of.
Pete Dunne
I always wanted to be a wrestler.
I have odd thumbs that are extremely flexible. I can bend them quite far down the back side of my hand, basically the opposite side you’d even try to attempt bending your thumb. Because of that, I’m a very good thumb wrestler.
Laura Mennell
Within the realm of wrestling, it’s been the same every year – just continually trying to improve and evolve as a wrestler, putting myself in a position to not maintain but maximize my potential.
Jordan Burroughs
Without Ring of Honor, I wouldn’t be the wrestler I am or have the confidence needed to continue to grow in this ever-challenging sport.
Adam Cole
I have no ambition for what society says is important as far as things like money, and all that kind of stuff. What I am ambitious about is I want to be the best wrestler that I can possibly be, and I think there’s some sort of mistake in generations, as far as what he thinks as far as our generation lacking ambition.
Daniel Bryan
But it’s the wrestler who can put the fatigue out of his mind and break through the “wall,” like a marathon runner after 18 or 20 miles, who will survive. The key to that survival is in hard workouts that develop mental confidence to the point where you won’t submit to fatigue and pain descending upon you.
Lou Banach
I hope Seth Rollins becomes the safest, best wrestler in the world. And I wish him all the luck in the world.
Bret Hart
I was six years old and knew I wanted to be a wrestler.
Terry Funk
As a wrestler, sometimes I’m fortunate with some free time.
Adam Page
My dad used to be a Greco-Roman wrestler, and he was Norwegian champion six years on the bounce from 1966 to 1971. But I never saw him wrestle. I’ve only read the clippings.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
You have to consider, I’m a full-time professional wrestler, and Stephen Amell is a celebrity, and yet we still managed to beat two full-time professional wrestlers.
Ric, I feel like he hasn’t changed up for no one. He’s been the same since Day 1, since he was in the limelight as a pro wrestler. Even now, just his mentality and who he is: Find who you are and just be that. He’s always being him. That’s what I admire the most about Ric Flair.
Julio Jones
For a wrestler, I think it is much better to fight in the ring than in the cage. The cage has more advantage for the stand up fighter.
Gegard Mousasi
John Smith from Oklahoma State was the greatest American wrestler of all time.
Jordan Burroughs
The best wrestler in the world is me.
Kenny Omega
One of my goals is to have NO wrestler go undefeated.
Jeff Buxton
I’m so glad you brought that up Jay Lethal as a performer has grown into, I’ll say this even though I’m wrestling him this Friday, he’s one of my favorite wrestlers in the game right now. He’s unreal. He’s amazing in the ring. It doesn’t matter who he’s wresting. He’s unreal on the microphone.
Adam Cole
At 15-years-old, I always wanted to do professional wrestling, and at 15, I started training as a professional wrestler. It was always the plan to become an entertainer, a sports entertainer.
Aleister Black
I wanted people to see just how good of a professional wrestler I really am.
Maxwell Jacob Friedman
How could I not be the underdog, starting at 35 and a half and going from a manager and a fourth-string color commentator to being a wrestler?
Diamond Dallas Page
Even though I accomplished the whole WWE thing, which I feel like was everybody’s dream when you were growing up, but it wasn’t until I got to Lucha Underground that I felt how I thought I’d feel at 10 years old to be a pro wrestler.
Brian Cage
I can’t even tell you how many 8, 9, 10 year old kids have come up to me and said, ‘You are my favorite wrestler, and I’ve seen you on ‘the network’ or on YouTube.’
Shane Douglas
Being married to a wrestler has its unique challenges, being a wrestler married to a wrestler is next level.
Beth Phoenix
My favorite wrestler of all-time is Johnny Valentine. I believe him to be the best bad guy ever in wrestling and he is my absolute favorite.
Tessa Blanchard
My dad was my favorite wrestler growing up, obviously.
Charlotte Flair
Now that I have the training behind me, I think that really shows I do have the skills and talent to become a well-rounded wrestler.
Eva Marie
I already knew a lot about the ground aspects of MMA, being a wrestler, but there was so much more. There was kicking, punching, and other things I wish I could have done as a wrestler. It really stoked my interest.
Cat Zingano
Which new wrestlers do I think will be the franchise wrestlers? Erm, well Batista and Randy Orton will I think, for sure.
Ric Flair
Great wrestlers make other wrestlers great
Dan Gable
When I was 17 years old, I was given the opportunity to be trained as a wrestler. At the time, I never really thought about making it a career. I only saw it as a chance to do something that I always wanted to do.
Sami Zayn
I always wanted to be a wrestler when I grew up.
Sami Zayn
When I was in England, I did a lot of wrestling and moves. Over here, they were like, ‘You don’t need to do that much. Save your body. Become an entertainer rather than a wrestler.’ And I wasn’t used to wrestling on TV and in front of huge crowds, so it was a big adjustment.
Then as I was wrestling as Terry Boulder. I was on a talk show with Lou Ferrigno, and I was actually bigger than he was! I went back to the dressing room that night and all of the wrestlers go ‘Oh my God you’re bigger than the hulk on TV’ so they started calling me Terry ‘The Hulk’ Boulder.
Hulk Hogan
It is cool to be a pro wrestler and that makes it so much better for us as pro wrestlers – who go out there and put our bodies on the line and give the fans the entertainment that they deserve.
Jake Hager
I’m a wrestler with nine toes. I’m a wrestler who has been through a lot of battles. I get to do a lot of motivational speaking, and people are blown away and say, ‘You never quit. You keep coming back.’
Rulon Gardner
WWE is the biggest, most wonderful company, and they have WrestleMania, so almost any professional wrestler is going to seek that goal.
Cody Rhodes
For my money, Dan Hodge is the greatest amateur wrestler ever produced in the U.S.A.
Jim Ross
I know Cormier is a wrestler so you really got to get them hips down on him so I’ve been working them hips really good.
Derrick Lewis
This sport started with the question, Who would win, a karate guy or a boxer? A judo guy or a wrestler? That was the original draw behind the sport. That’s what caught everybody’s attention.
Frank Shamrock
I think people would like to see Kurt Angle and myself get in there and perform with one another. I think he’s an amazing athlete, a talented wrestler, and it’s a match people probably don’t think that they’re going to see.
Shawn Michaels
Miami was always a town that was kind to me as a wrestler. It’s a great wrestling town, and it’s a great town, period. There’s so much to do in Miami.
Ric Flair
I was an athlete growing up. I was a wrestler, I played football, so I can take a fall. I actually wanted to be a stuntman when I was kid, so I would practice falling down the stairs. It’s just something I like to do.
Chris Pratt
I put on 15 kg for my role as an amateur wrestler in the first half of the Marathi film Natrang.’ Then, I lost 17 kg for the second half of the film where I play a nachya,’ an effeminate character in traditional Marathi tamasha. The weight gain took 40 days and I lost weight in the next 40 odd days.
Atul Kulkarni
My dad was a wrestler back in the early ’90s, so it just brought everything full circle with my dad’s background and my love of performing and entertainment, and now here I am in the WWE.
Zinedine Zidane could be a champion sumo wrestler. He can run like a crab or a gazelle.
Howard Wilkinson
When you’re training to be a pro wrestler, you don’t think about these things like video games and action figures and things like that, but when those opportunities come along, it sort of validates all the hard work that you put into the ring.
Christopher Daniels
Growing up as a wrestler, especially in practice, I think you get used to competing without much of a crowd around.
Michael Chandler
It’s very hard when you start working as a wrestler to try and stop doing things that are second nature. For me, when I take a move and start selling, that is second nature for me.
Laurel Van Ness
I just remember that when I started at NXT, I had no character. I had nothing. I was just so excited to be here and just to be a wrestler.
Sasha Banks
I made the final decision to become a professional wrestler because I was able to look at Sting and what he was able to do inside and outside the ring.
Bill Goldberg
I really believe that professional wrestlers are not protected. I think everybody gets a big kick out of watching them and whether the wrestling is real or not, people love watching it.
Nancy Grace
If it wasn’t for finding out that my right leg could kick a ball really far, which is what I did, I am 100 percent certain that I would be attempting to be or would be a professional wrestler.
Pat McAfee
Hughes’ debut novel, At Dawn, follows a former All-American wrestler, and is there any better metaphor for contemporary American life? We’re all wrestling, tussling with the economy, no jobs, doing the best we can. Hughes doesn’t flinch from the tough existential questions. He embraces them.
Joshua Mohr
My favoirte wrestler is ‘Nature Boy’ Ric Flair.
Stone Cold Steve Austin
Most of the time a wrestler misses the in-ring action, but because of my back and working with the girls as an agent, I don’t miss it.
Gail Kim
I’ve never really considered myself a wrestler. I always considered myself an entertainer, but I always wanted to be better than the guy next to me.
Booker T
When I was a kid, I wanted to be either a rock star or a wrestler.
Chris Jericho
CM Punk was a great wrestler, and he has so many fans and made a lot of people happy with what he did over the years.
Sage Northcutt
If you’re an aspiring wrestler, Bret Hart is usually at the top of the list for inspiration.
Natalya Neidhart
Why don’t they allow professional wrestling at the Olympics? They allow pro basketball players and hockey players. Olympic pro wrestling would be awesome. The team from Mexico could wear those Mr. X masks. The French wrestler could hit his opponent with a baguette. Or perhaps just surrender.
Craig Ferguson
I’ve said this numerous times: I’ve been in the ring with Daniel Bryan, and he’s the best wrestler in the world, bar none.
Johnny Gargano
After a match, my opponent goes to the hospital and gets an IV and I have a martini.
Tank Abbott
I’m a wrestler, so I’m used to not being paid, and I’m used to doing five or six competitions a day and paying someone else to allow me into the event.
Chael Sonnen
When you see a guy reading off a teleprompter or a mental teleprompter, just trying to recite a script or trying to look up in the air when you forget a line. It is hard to suspend disbelief when the wrestler doesn’t believe in the real-life situation that is unfolding.
Tony Khan
Depending on what country I go to, my style might be a little bit different and my tactics might change a little bit, but at the end of the day, I’m still Tessa Blanchard and I’m still the same wrestler.
Tessa Blanchard
Triple H is a former bodybuilder. He’s all about bodies. He thought that Hulk Hogan was the greatest wrestler in the world. They think Ultimate Warrior was the greatest wrestler in the world because that’s what they’re attracted to, but he’s not really a wrestling fan like I grew up. I was a wrestling fan.
Bret Hart
Johnny Hendricks has better credentials, but in MMA, I might be the best wrestler for the style.
Tyron Woodley
Most of the time, I’m fighting guys who are 22 years old, former college wrestlers, athletes, kids who are in much better shape than me. Often people who are much bigger and wider than me. It can be dispiriting at first.
Anthony Bourdain
It’s very hard to be a family man, a father, a husband, an independent wrestler, and a police officer.
Mustafa Ali
I’m the world’s greatest wrestler, the world’s greatest singer, the world’s greatest entertainer.
Jeff Jarrett
I was able to accomplish a lot as a tag team wrestler in one of the greatest factions of all time – The New Day – but I also want to see how much I can do as a singles competitor.
Big E
I am the underdog – the 5-foot, 6-inch wrestler. The kids don’t say, ‘I can beat Rey.’ Instead, they say, ‘I can be like Rey.’
Rey Mysterio
I always wanted to be the worst wrestler on the shows I was on so I could just learn from the guys above me, and that’s a great way to be in your first few years of wrestling.
Matt Sydal
You must show no mercy…nor have any belief whatsoever in how others judge you…for your greatness will silence them all.
The Ultimate Warrior
I would love to have gotten into it with Harley Race. He was such a good wrestler and rough and tough. We wrestled at the same time but never each other. And wrestling Sting would have been something I would have enjoyed.
Shawn Michaels
I was that 16-year-old who loved WWE, and I wanted to be a pro wrestler, but I didn’t understand why I had to be the bad guy. I wanted to be like Jeff Hardy – I wanted to be like Rey Mysterio – but I was told I had to be the guy who screamed terrible things about America and attack people from behind.
Mustafa Ali
I knew I wanted to be a wrestler, so I became the best wrestler in wrestling history.
Laurel Van Ness
I’ve sort of always pulled for the heels, like the bad guys. So I think if I were a pro wrestler, first I’d need to bulk up, and second I’ll need to get sort of a bad-boy persona.
John Isner
I have amazing respect for Tessa Blanchard; I’ve told many people that she is easily the best female wrestler in the world. She is so intense with everything she does, and her facials, and moves.
Eli Drake
Wrestling fans dictate policy; they really do. What direction each wrestler takes usually revolves around what the fans think of them.
Bret Hart
I’m not just a wrestler anymore. I’m a very well-rounded fighter.
Colby Covington
There have been many matches where a wrestler gets hurt. The referee usually senses it and stops the match, but the referee doesn’t always know.
Gene Okerlund
Pro wrestling has always been my passion. I always wanted to be a pro wrestler.
Alberto Del Rio
I’m not a WWE wrestler and that’s how it feels sometimes out on the court.
Liz Cambage
I’m a great defensive wrestler.
Justin Gaethje
Any ’90s baby, The Rock or Stone Cold Steve Austin had to be your favorite wrestler.
I think that those wrestlers, those women and men that go in the ring are not protected. I don’t think anybody is ever looking out for them and I think that they are used badly.
Nancy Grace
When you become a professional wrestler, your name becomes company property.
Bill Goldberg
I think The Undertaker is, much like Brock Lesnar, a once-in-a-lifetime wrestler, a once-in-a-lifetime athlete, and a once-in-a-lifetime performer.
Paul Heyman
If I was young again and wanted to be a professional wrestler, first thing I’d do is get jacked all to hell is what I’d do.
The Ultimate Warrior
I’m a wrestler at heart. And, for wrestling, we usually lose as much weight as we can. We’re pretty stubborn. If we say we’re going to do something, we do it. That’s just how wrestlers are. I just felt like I was the bigger, stronger, faster guy at 170. That’s why I did it.
Anthony Johnson
I never had an interest in fighting. Originally, because I had no experience, I was going to come to Japan to be a pro wrestler and learn fighting along the way.
Bob Sapp
I came into this game a wrestler and that was pretty much it. I was tough, I could take a guy down and beat him up. I threw a good overhand right.
Ryan Bader
I never wanted to be a wrestler, I wanted to get into musical theater. I always wanted to be on Broadway.
Tessa Blanchard
I was a true wrestler. I was a Division I national champion. I came into the business wanting one thing and one thing only, and that was to be the champion, and I wasn’t going to let anybody stand in my way. I think there was one guy that had a problem with that, and that was Undertaker.
Brock Lesnar
People don’t understand, yeah I’m alright as a wrestler, but I beat people in the takedown because of my distance control – because of my Karate. This is something I learned since I’m 7 years old.
Georges St-Pierre
I still can’t believe I’m a professional wrestler in the first place. That hasn’t sunk in yet. I’m sure I’ll look back when I’m 50 or 60, if I make it that far, and think about everything that’s happened.
Finn Balor
I noticed when I started wrestling that I was a defensive wrestler and that people make mistakes.
Quinton Jackson
You want to earn respect in your old age. You want to walk into a restaurant and have people say: ‘There’s Mickey Rourke. He was great in ‘The Wrestler.’ You don’t want them jumping out of windows.
Mickey Rourke
In fact, I was voted Prom Queen by my classmates in my senior year. So I went from being a wrestler to the prom queen in a year.
Beth Phoenix
Magic Johnson, former basketball player, may run for mayor of L.A. in the next election. Remember the good ‘ol days when only qualified people ran for office like actors and professional wrestlers.
Jay Leno
I was a writer before I was a wrestler when I was in the WWE.
Enzo Amore
Instead of diving further back to the fandom as a child, more recently when I was training as an independent wrestler, that is really when women’s wrestling took to the forefront and really started this upward rise.
Britt Baker
When I was coming through as a professional wrestler, as a young man in 2003 and 2004, there really wasn’t much of a wrestling scene in the U.K. to take advantage of or make a living in, so I was forced to have to go to the U.S. and kinda make a living from it out there.
Wade Barrett
Throughout my whole time in wrestling on the road, going out and being around some of the whitest people in the world, I’ve never had any problems with anybody. It was never black or white. Booker T was just a wrestler. I did that by design.
Booker T
I had strong legs that would have made me a good sumo wrestler and I used that to my advantage, but my home runs were achieved by technique.
Sadaharu Oh
For the most part, since the time I was in EliteXC fighting, maybe there were one or two fights here and there that they had me to win, but for the most part I’ve been an underdog. I’m not a kickboxer so I’m going to lose to a kickboxer. I’m not a wrestler, my wrestling sucks, so I’m going to lose to a wrestler.
Nick Diaz
What does it say about our country when people are so desperate for an alternative to our one-party state masquerading as a two-party state that they’ll even elect a professional wrestler governor?
Jello Biafra
From a boy who left university as a student straight to WWE – those experiences, those ups and downs in life and work shaped the wrestler and man I am today.
Drew McIntyre
I think I was given a gift to wrestle. And I think when I came back, I had a much better appreciation of that. And I believe the way I went about doing it made me better at it. I didn’t identify myself with the job as I did so much in the ’90s. In the ’90s, I didn’t know who I was other than ‘the wrestler.’
Shawn Michaels
When you’re an independent wrestler, committing a lot of time and effort into honing your craft as much as possible in as many different places as possible will catch the WWE’s interest as far as the independent level goes.
Adam Cole
Throughout the ’60s and ’70s, I saw many operas in New York and Philadelphia. When people found out about that, they were always shocked, because I was a professional wrestler. Why are athletes any different than any other profession? People have many other interests.
Bruno Sammartino
Chris Weidman is a tough guy; he’s well rounded. He’s known for being a wrestler. He’s very good on the ground. He can knock people out standing up.
Lyoto Machida
To be a true comic, you have to have a signature move. You ever watch wrestling? And your favorite wrestler has the one move that he always does to finish his opponent off, right? Like when he climbs on the rope, and he always jumps off the top rope and finishes off his opponent – that’s what a comic has.
J. B. Smoove
I like to think I’ve always been a good wrestler.
Adam Page
I’m a wrestler, a very polished wrestler and some of my best attributes in wrestling are my scrambling ability and my clinch.
Derek Brunson
I don’t watch reality TV much, but sometimes I’ll be on the E! channel and see that show “Total Divas”, about female wrestlers. It’s like, fake tits are de rigueur. Nose jobs are de rigueur. Exaggerated asses are de rigueur. Twerking is de rigueur.
Courtney Love
I don’t think I’ll go a day as a professional wrestler without remembering the good parts of my TNA career. That really is the bulk of my career that people are aware and familiar with.
Christopher Daniels
I’ve always been a defensive wrestler, but when I go in there in the fights, I get so caught up in trying to knock people’s heads off that wrestling goes out the window when you’re throwing punches and kicks and stuff.
Quinton Jackson
The Hardys were a huge influence on me becoming a wrestler. Not so much the moves themselves, but the concepts behind the moves: trying to be innovative and just being exciting.
Sami Zayn
It seems every bouncer, every bodybuilder wants to become a wrestler. Every day, people will come up to me and ask about it. So few actually make it but if you do make it you can now make into the millions. You have to know your character and have a lot of ability.
Rocky Johnson
In Mexico, to become a pro wrestler, you have to have a wrestling license, and to get a license, you have to pass a wrestling test.
Rey Mysterio
My uncle inspired me, and it was because of him that I become a wrestler, but besides him, the one Superstar that really caught my attention growing up as a kid was ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage.
Rey Mysterio
I was not allowed to date wrestlers, or anyone else in the company, across the board.
Stephanie McMahon
Wrestlers in the U.S.A. are very aggressive. All they want to do is attack, but they’ll make mistakes.
Kurt Angle
I have been a wrestler now for 12 years, and now I am reaching this peak at the top of the mountain – WrestleMania.
I don’t know of any wrestler who hasn’t, at one time or another, been with a fan. One time I met a woman at a match in Tennessee, and afterward we went to a little roadside motel. We checked in, went to the room, and enjoyed each other for an hour or so.
Jerry Lawler
If you follow my MMA career, I’ve always been the pro wrestler of women’s MMA, coming out with a guitar, saying crazy things on interviews, promos and such.
Shayna Baszler
You don’t become a wrestler overnight. Like everything, it takes time and I wasn’t born in this business.
Eva Marie
My dad was a wrestler, so I grew up old school.
Ted DiBiase Sr.
Being a wrestler is like walking on the treadmill of life. You get off it and it just keeps going.
Randy Savage
I was scared to film ‘GLOW’ for many reasons. As an actor, as a wrestler. It was just a very scary and intimidating experience.
Betty Gilpin
I remember reading one blog site where one blogger said I looked like a professional wrestler on the track. I was a big boy. I was looking at myself in the mirror and saying, ‘I look good!’ But I wasn’t looking race good.
Justin Gatlin
A wrestler will always be a wrestler, and they will always go back to the basics.
Gegard Mousasi
Being a 3-time Intercontinental champion doesn’t make you a great wrestler, just like Larry King having 9 wives don’t make him a great husband.
Jerry Lawler
I made a joke to my wife that if this acting thing doesn’t work out I can always be a pro wrestler, as a joke. She found out about a school that was about thirty minutes from where we lived, and she made the appointment for me.
Christopher Daniels
People dream to be in the WWE, but my dream is to be the best in the WWE. They can have the money and fame. My dream is to become known as the greatest wrestler of all time.
Sasha Banks
You name it, I’ve done it. I’ve gotten to live so many people’s dreams. People dream of playing in the NFL, of having a hit CD, of being in Hollywood movies, or being a pro wrestler, or playing college football. They dream of being able to travel the world. I’ve done all that.
Bob Sapp
I was a Ric Flair and Dusty Rhodes guy. Ric Flair continues to be my favorite wrestler of all time. I loved Harley Race and Nick Bockwinkel and all of those guys, but I’m a big Flair guy.
Stone Cold Steve Austin
The average MMA guys have a boxer’s stance which makes it easier for a wrestler when they try and take you down. I tend to stand sideways and that gives them only one leg to shoot for, it tends to make it more difficult to try and take me down.
Stephen Thompson
I lost as amateur, I lost a bunch of times as a wrestler, and you always come back.
Aljamain Sterling
As a professional wrestler, it’s not my position to be the booker, to formulate a match, unless you’re asked to do that.
Bill Goldberg
I wanted to be a pro wrestler, but my mom didn’t let me. I used to make videos and stuff in the backyard. I had a buddy named Daniel Decker, and we used to have a tag team called the ‘Deck Garra Era.’ We used to make video after video. We were the tag team champions, but then we turned on each other.
Josh Segarra
Many hotels, I just sat there and – I call it the silent scream – I don’t know why, you just sit there, and tears will just come down, and you’ll just sit there for hours, man. There’s no place to turn, and when you do turn, who cares? You’re just a dumb professional wrestler.
Roddy Piper
Being a professional wrestler was never one of my goals in life. I always wanted to be some kind of entertainer. I used to want to be a rock singer or a guitar player but I can’t sing and I can’t play the guitar.
Ric Savage
I was a 19 year old kid; I was 170 lbs soaking wet. I didn’t have an identity. I didn’t have a look. I didn’t have the proper gear. I was just a young guy trying to be a wrestler. So, to be honest, WWE didn’t even give me a second look.
Adam Cole
I’m a fighter now. I’m officially a mixed martial artist. I’m not a wrestler no more.
Henry Cejudo
Like AEW, it kind of feels like they’re treating you like a professional athlete, and Lucha Underground is like a lot of TV production stuff. It felt like they treated you like a professional actor. The treatment was just above that for a wrestler.
Brian Cage
I was a high school wrestler. I was city champion.
Bret Hart
You’ve got to stay in pretty good shape to be a pro wrestler, and all the TNA wrestlers get a bit nervous when I wrestle them because they’re afraid I’ll tire them out, but the Olympics is a whole different level.
Kurt Angle
I do MMA, but I feel like a pro wrestler at heart. That’s why I fight the way I fight in MMA. That’s why I slam people and stuff around.
Quinton Jackson
I wasn’t great at a lot of stuff, but I was good at not worrying about being a wrestler.
Shawn Michaels
Wrestlers need a lesson in submission, and I’m just the one to teach them.
Frank Shamrock
I was a wrestler in high school, and that was a pretty big part of my life.
Ethan Slater
There is a difference between being a wrestler and being a pro wrestler.
Brandi Rhodes
I’ll use wrestling if I need to in fights, but maybe I’ll fight another wrestler, and you’ll find out how good my striking is.
Colby Covington
Being resourceful and creating is a big part of my Lithuanian culture. My grandfather is part of who I am, too. He was a professional wrestler. He had a very functional, very slick, long frame.
Rose Namajunas
I wish I was fighting Jason High in his hometown. I would put him to sleep in front of all his fans. He’s mainly a wrestler, but I’m an All-American wrestler. So I’m really not worried about Jason High.
Justin Gaethje
If a man has enough power, he can speak softly and everyone will listen
Jake Roberts
When I was nine years old and dreamed of being a pro wrestler, the thing I was most fascinated by was how much love the wrestlers got.
Adam Cole
Mickey Rourke’s character in ‘The Wrestler’ – that was my dad, that was my uncles, that was so many members of my family. It was the only thing they knew. And then they would end up wrestling for a hundred bucks, go to autograph signings for two hundred bucks.
Dwayne Johnson
The best wrestlers, whether its a Hulk Hogan or a Rey Mysterio, are the ones who have psychology and can understand this business.
Hulk Hogan
I mean I had accomplished a goal I had set at 10 years old, I told my mom at that time that I was going to be a wrestler one day, and I was going to be champion, everyone looked at me like I was crazy.
The biggest thing about being a wrestler and being Goldberg gave me, was the ability to be a superhero for kids. I want the ability to be that guy again.
Bill Goldberg
My very favorite wrestler of all time was Andre the Giant. He was sort of like my best friend, believe it or not, and I have a picture in ‘People’ magazine of me sitting on his lap when I was 8 years old after ‘WrestleMania I.’
Stephanie McMahon
In terms of being honored at the TNA Hall of Fame, I think that’s something that every pro wrestler dreams about.
Gail Kim
I was never the most technical wrestler. But my coaches definitely instilled in me the belief that if you can push yourself and practice smarter than the other guy, you can beat him.
Tim Ferriss
I had three intentions when I became a wrestler. One was to keep my integrity. Two was to give pro wrestling a more respectable image. And three was to be a role model to Jewish kids, who may not have thought they could do what I do.
Bill Goldberg
When I think of a world class wrestler, I think of Mo Lawal.
Henry Cejudo
One of my friend’s dad owned a grocery store, and one of the kids who worked at the grocery store was a wrestler. We got tickets to one of the shows, and then we stayed after, and they asked us if we wanted to get in there and train a little bit.
I’m lucky that my best strength as a wrestler has always been my brain.
Kenny Omega
I want my lasting legacy to be that I was a good wrestler but a better person. I want people to remember me as a good dude. I think that’s very important.
Johnny Gargano
I have lots of people tell me I’m beautiful and ask if I’m a model, but the biggest compliment I got was a fan came up to me and said, ‘You’re the best female technical wrestler.’ That’s the one compliment that sticks out.
Gail Kim
For anyone watching Ring of Honor out of the gate, they knew when they were watching an ROH event that they were watching a different level of wrestler from what they had seen.
Adam Cole
If you’re a wrestler in the WWE, then your goal is to be the headliner, main event of WrestleMania.
Matt Riddle
If all you are is a pro wrestler, on some level you eventually become, I feel like, a mindless drone. It’s tough, man, if you’re on the road and you’re doing 200, 250 shows a year. It starts to take a toll on your personal life and who are you as a human.
John Morrison
I leave the Iran because bad things happening there when I was greatest Greco-Roman wrestler in the world.
The Iron Sheik
I remember when I first walked into an American locker room, and no one had ever seen a 130-pound wrestler before. Those guys thought I was such a joke.
Rey Mysterio
More endearingly than any other sport, wrestling teaches self control and pride.
Dan Gable
When the script for ‘The Wrestler’ kept coming to me I said, This movie is so good if you put me in the film as a wrestler people are going to say, ‘No credibility, Hulk Hogan isn’t a good actor,’ whatever Hollywood thinks of me.
Hulk Hogan
Whatever it is that you do, dial it up to a 10 because for me people won’t necessarily think I am the best wrestler in the world, but I can do what others can’t.
Zelina Vega
My favorite wrestler growing up was The Ultimate Warrior.
The Miz
Love isn’t the work of the tender and the gentle; Love is the work of wrestlers. The one who becomes a servant of lovers is really a fortunate sovereign. Don’t ask anyone about Love; ask Love about Love. Love is a cloud that scatters pearls.
I’m a professional wrestler at heart, and I miss it.
Dave Bautista
I just want everyone to remember me as a great wrestler, that’s what I aim to do.
Gail Kim
I’m Vince McMahon’s favorite wrestler; quote me.
Dean Ambrose
I understand it now because I worked with the best of the best, but I didn’t get at first that people have an extreme passion for wrestling and the wrestlers. The fans are really intimately connected with each wrestler.
I was ordained into the ministry through my local church in February of 2000. I had already been doing a lot of speaking. So basically, my vocation in life changed and I went from a professional wrestler to a itinerate preacher.
Ted DiBiase Sr.
People at WWE would say, ‘It doesn’t matter if you’re the best wrestler,’ but I would think about Dean Malenko and Chris Benoit and Rey Mysterio. They weren’t necessarily the greatest talkers, but they were great wrestlers. I wanted to be that person.
Gail Kim
Do you remember the wrestler Andre the Giant? Famous. He had acromegaly.
Malcolm Gladwell
If you can believe it, I had no intentions of being a wrestler.
Becky Lynch
I always wanted to be a wrestler; I just didn’t know how to do it.
My grandmother started as a ticket-taker and basically became the CFO of my dad’s company. It was a very important first impression for me – I’ve always looked on the business with more eyes than just as a wrestler.
Jeff Jarrett
It was my father’s passion actually. I had never wished to become a wrestler. I was 12 when my father initiated me into this sport. Gradually, I started liking it and then it became my passion too.
Geeta Phogat
Everybody told me I was too small to be a wrestler.
Zelina Vega
With WWE, I got this audition and thought there was no way that I was going to actually get the job. They were doing the WWE Diva Search at the time, and I didn’t think I would get the job because I wasn’t a wrestler.
I felt like I evolved into a great singles wrestler in ECW because of the opportunities to speak and wrestle longer matches.
John Morrison
I like to go surfing because I want to feel the ocean and experience nature, and nature fixes my balance, and this life is crazy sometimes, so it helps a wrestler’s life because a wrestler’s life is crazy sometimes.
Shinsuke Nakamura
I came here to chew bubble gum and kick ass. And I’m all out of bubble gum.
Roddy Piper
My son wanted to become a wrestler because I was a wrestler. I was his hero. I didn’t want them to wrestle. It was the same reason my dad didn’t want me to wrestle. It’s not the wrestling. It’s the lifestyle that goes with it and the demands it puts on you. It’s not so bad for single guy.
Ted DiBiase Sr.
Wrestling is a performance. Its entertainment, we [wrestlers] tell stories. We make our fans happy by telling stories but the long and short of it its pretty much the same thing as acting.
John Cena
I just love sneakers. When I first started wrestling, I was wrestling in boots, and I felt like I was trying too hard to play a wrestler. I just wanted to be myself. So when I started wearing sneakers, I felt so much better.
You don’t want to end up being an indie wrestler who wants to be the big fish in a small pond.
Matt Sydal
Normally, with girls that I know in the business, they start off managing and then they become a wrestler, or they just stay as a manager who can wrestle, but I was always a wrestler.
Gail Kim
I love the ending of ‘The Wrestler.’
Damien Chazelle
I’d like to talk to Sean Hannity in a controlled environment and say, ‘O.K., you can’t interrupt and jump up and down like a professional wrestler.’
Henry Rollins
I don’t think I’d be the wrestler or the athlete that I am today if I didn’t have some of the intergender matches that I have.
Tessa Blanchard
I don’t want to be the kind of wrestler that has to do it because he needs the money.
Rey Mysterio
Wrestlers are all pretty busted-up by the ends of their careers.
Mickey Rourke
I was a big Hart Foundation guy as a kid. Bret was my favorite wrestler. I loved their dynamic.
Drew McIntyre
I do things that are very uncharacteristic of a normal workout routine. I hate cardio. Absolutely hate it. I grew up as a wrestler, so it was constant cardio, cardio, cardio.
Mike Vogel
So making the choice to be involved in the pro wrestling industry is always looked at as a short-lived choice, and there are very few and far in between opportunities to continue a career in wrestling if your time is up as a wrestler, as a female.
Brandi Rhodes
I am not the best high-flyer or technical wrestler. What I do have is a work ethic that can’t be beat.
Johnny Gargano
Although not considered a martial art, boxing is really a martial art. It’s a very limited martial art as long as you agree to just box… but in an actual physical fight against someone who’s just a wrestler, you’re going to get killed.
Joe Rogan
It suddenly dawned on me one day, when I was reading in the paper about a woman wrestler, that being a curmudgeon was the last thing in the world that a man can be that a woman cannot be. Women can be irritating — after all, they are women — but they cannot be curmudgeons.
Cleveland Amory
As a professional wrestler in the position I am in, I would rather have people remember my matches for an emotion or for a certain thought it evoked when they saw it.
Kenny Omega
I’m a character and a sports entertainer and a wrestler, but I’m also a father and a husband and a provider.
Roman Reigns
Grind Hard, Shine Hard.
Dwayne Johnson
My uncle wrestled in the late ’80s to early ’90s, and I was too young to see his matches. However, he has always supported me in my journey, and I think that without his support, all this would not have been possible. He taught me a lot, and he is the reason that I’m a WWE wrestler.
Jinder Mahal
My style is not like anyone’s. I’m not a typical wrestler.
Khabib Nurmagomedov
I’ve always been an independent wrestler at heart. You say I haven’t had a ‘home’ but a company is not a home, a house is a home, a family is a home and I have that.
Matt Sydal
Clearly, I wanted to be a pro wrestler, but I got laughed at. I was kind of the runt. I was never the tallest kid or the biggest kid or the strongest kid, so I would get laughed at when I’d say it.
Xavier Woods
For me, the only way I know how to do this is to be myself. I actually learned that from ‘The Dream’ Dusty Rhodes. I was trying to be this wrestler, and I was trying to be cool, and Dusty literally told me, ‘You’ve got to be yourself.’ That’s really how Bayley started, and that is what brought me this far.
‘Black Swan’ does what Hollywood movies have always done – it spends its energies on getting some surface things right while getting everything important wrong. Darren Aronofsky, the director, applies the same techniques and the same sensibility here as he did with ‘The Wrestler,’ only with a prettier protagonist.
Robert Gottlieb
Right after I did ‘The Fountain,’ I wanted to go make a documentary or something that was less constructed – more natural. I was searching for a project, and sniffing around, ‘The Wrestler’ fit right in.
Darren Aronofsky
I’m the best Crusierweight, X Division, Junior Heavyweight wrestler whatever you want to call it.
Matt Sydal
I remember watching Anderson Silva fight Dan Henderson at UFC 82. I had never really watched MMA, but I looked up to Dan Henderson. He was a wrestler, like me, but also a tough, powerful mixed martial artist.
Chris Weidman
I didn’t do choreographed fighting for a living. I was a professional wrestler for 15 years; there’s a big difference.
Stone Cold Steve Austin
At first everyone thought that wanting to become a pro wrestler was just a phase.
Peyton Royce
I didn’t think I could become a wrestler, and I did it.
I may not be the best technical wrestler in the world, but I felt like I had learned enough of my sport that I could deliver some good matches.
I told everyone that I was going to be a pro wrestler ever since I was 10 years old, and now I can show them that I did it.
Sasha Banks
I’ve always been really passionate about music. My dad was, too, before he became a wrestler.
Brooke Hogan
When I came to WWE – I got signed when I was 23. When I was on ‘SmackDown’ roster, the main roster, I was 24. I wasn’t ready for those responsibilities. I wasn’t – I wasn’t seasoned enough as a wrestler, as an in-ring performer.
Jinder Mahal
I remember, one teacher in Year 11 asked the class what everyone wanted to do when they grow up, and I said, ‘I want to be a professional wrestler.’ The teacher laughed and said to be serious.
Buddy Murphy
The best way to describe ‘Tough Enough’ is to just call it an opportunity. In my opinion, it’s best opportunity any aspiring wrestler could possibly have.
John Morrison
Cesaro should be world champ. I’m not afraid to say it, Cesaro is my favorite wrestler.
Jake Hager
Paul Heyman has always been the only guy from the office that ever really had my best interest and really understood me. The other agents and promoters seemed confused why the fans liked me so much, because I was so non-typical for their idea of a wrestler, so they just tried to capitalize on it without owning it.
Rob Van Dam
I have this dream of directing. But as a child, I wanted to become a wrestler. Like, in childhood, we used to watch WWF; I was inspired by all of that. One of my favourite wrestlers was Rock, who has become an actor.
Varun Dhawan
Being a pro wrestler can be kind of difficult sometimes. We have a perception about what we do – and I totally understand the perception, because we’re a weekly episodic program, and we’re having fun all the time, so people think that’s kind of the most talented thing I could do.
John Cena
The first key to leadership was self-control, particularly the mastery of pride, which was something more difficult, he explained, to subdue than a wild lion and anger, which was more difficult to defeat than the greatest wrestler. He warned them that “if you can’t swallow your pride, you can’t lead.
Jack Weatherford
If you look at Mayweather’s fights he often likes to get into the clinch, but what is a boxer in a clinch against a wrestler, an MMA fighter?
Artem Lobov
Lawyers are like professional wrestlers. They pretend to get mad and fight, but then they socialize after a trial is over.
Robert Whitlow
Even when I was a young kid, I always told my uncle that, when I became a wrestler, I wanted to be Rey Mysterio, Jr. and I wanted to wear the mask. I always pictured myself wearing a mask. I dreamed about it for so long. I wanted to be one of those luchadores who wore the mask, the cape, and the fancy outfits.
Rey Mysterio
I was the most hated wrestler in WWE, No. 1 company in the world.
The Iron Sheik
My days of being a full time wrestler are over. Nothing wrong with that, that’s just the general progression of your career and your life.
Chris Jericho
A good wrestler, with good jiu jitsu and great boxing, can beat Fedor.
Roy Nelson
I was a striker before a wrestler. I’ve always wanted to knock people out.
Robbie Lawler
I’m a once in a lifetime professional wrestler. I’m something that people are never going to get to see again.
Maxwell Jacob Friedman
I always knew I wanted to be a pro wrestler for as long as I can remember.
Mustafa Ali
There were promises made to me as far as if I became a professional wrestler, that I was going to be given every opportunity to be a headliner… and that’s the only reason why I accepted.
Bruno Sammartino
I feel like, for me, I’ve become smarter. I’ve become a more intelligent wrestler. I’ve become a more intelligent performer, and I think that shows.
Seth Rollins
Once upon a time if you go back to the early 2000s all the way to 2014 all I cared about in life was being a wrestler, going on the road, performing in front of crowds, getting big, climbing the ladder.
Wade Barrett
Diesel coming down with shades, being seven feet tall with an all-black outfit on and the gloves; The Rock when he was wearing $800 Versace shirts; and Stone Cold, obviously, with the way he carried himself and the way he spoke and holding the microphone – these are the things that made me want to become a pro wrestler.
Enzo Amore
MY TOUGHEST MATCH; is not on the mat. It’s at the dinner table and it’s at fast food restaurants. It’s hearing about the party I can Never go to. It’s realizing being a Great Wrestler isn’t a sport, It’s a LIFE.
Stephen Neal
I just started watching wrestling in 2008, and I’ve loved it ever since. I told my mom I wanted to become a wrestler.
Rico Rodriguez
When we were growing up, the only person we saw on TV that vaguely resembled us was the Iron Sheik – the pro wrestler whose signature move was the ‘Camel Clutch.’
Nahnatchka Khan
I’m so comfortable in my identity as a wrestler that if I never fought, it would never bother me one bit.
Jordan Burroughs
In wrestling, if you want to be the best wrestler, you show up at the U.S. Nationals. If you win that, you go to World Team Trials. You make the World Team, you go to the World Championships, and we all know who the best is at the end of the year.
Ben Askren
I’m different than your everyday average girl, but… I like to be taken more seriously as a wrestler.