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Best Professional Wrestling Physiques

I would honestly love to say Pumping Iron and reading chewed-up coverless issues of Flex Magazine would be my introduction to the desire to build Muscle. This wasn’t my introduction however. I was a young boy then when I laid eyes on Hulk Hogan Vs The Ultimate Warrior. I was like wow… Which at the time I was playing Metroid and accidentally turned off my NES. So, being that of an off shoot of Gregon’s article that I kinda hi jacked with my tomfoolery, which wrestler both past and present had badass physique?

Big Daddy - English ‘old skool’ - Google that in your pipe and smoke it ;0)


Broke my heart when I found out as a young lad a Scott Steiner body a wasn’t achievable naturally…Always wanted that “DENSE” but cut look.


Awesome physique, good worker, should’ve been a champ.


Another one of my favourites.

Definitely a lotta great physiques through the old WWF years. Rick Rude was one of the first truly shredded athletes I ever saw in my life. Hogan has immense size, but at a 6’5 (?) dude, I think a lot of his size was a structural thing.

Warrior presented IMO the best combination of size and shape that I can recall from those golden years. Of course Helwig was a former bodybuilder, so that certainly explains the complete look he possessed.

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The man


The rock as the the hulk.

John Cena also has a great build.

Kinda reminds me of the old poster Alpha.


old school greek bodybuilder
mr europe
5th vs frank zane at mr world
and box champion in greece in the 80s

Magnum… :o

[quote]powerbuilder57 wrote:
old school greek bodybuilder
mr europe
5th vs frank zane at mr world
and box champion in greece in the 80s[/quote]


I wanted to be Lex Luger growing up.

[quote]DoubleDuce wrote:
I wanted to be Lex Luger growing up.[/quote]

Lex was awesome. Remember his match against Yokozuna on the aircraft carrier? USA! USA! USA!

Triple H is a big dude and follows bodybuilding pretty religiously.

[quote]SavagedNatiion wrote:
So, being that of an off shoot of Gregon’s article that I kinda hi jacked with my tomfoolery, which wrestler both past and present had badass physique?[/quote]
Funny you mention it. When I saw that thread, I started thinking back and realized that, when I was just a little fella, I remember seeing Hercules Hernandez for the first time and thinking, “Holy cow that guy’s got a ton of muscle.” I even remember watching him vs. Billy Jack Haynes in a full nelson challenge match. He was just a big wall of solid power.

Also, this thread is incomplete without mentioning both of The Road Warriors. Solid, scary physiques for their time.

Seems like, in general, back in the '80s, guys had more basic “powerful” builds, for lack of a better term, and in the late '90s into the '00s (though I wasn’t following it much by then), they shifted to more of an aesthetic bodybuilder-ish build.


The Ultimate Warrior period.


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Doink the Clown.

man this thread takes me back.

The Warlord was pretty jacked