I remember sean o’haire and remember hearing he was persuing MMA when he was released from the WWE. I think he has a martial arts background, but I think while wrestling, he built too much mass to be extremely powerful for his bodyweight with.
The other wrestler is Brock Lesnar. He was an NCAA heavyweight champion, and he almost made the Vikings practice squad. Word is he had an ametuer wrestling match when he first arrived at the WWE, and got dismantled by Kurt Angle (off camera), who apparently hasn’t really wrestled for years.
Lesnar also lost to Steve Mocco in a Real Pro Wrestling (RPW) match. It is a federation where pretty much all wrestling styles are allowed. Mocco was a national champion heavyweight at Oklahoma State, and once at Iowa before he transferred. He is also a two-time national judo champion.
scratch that the post I read on a seperate forum was false, it was some kid picking winners in fictional matches. However, Mocco would dismantle Lesnar same as Angle.