Politics are just no fun. They bring down the mood. However, politics involving pro wrestlers? Well, not as fun as it should be but still more fun than usual.
While not everyone on this list has had a successful political career, some of these names you may not have known were even involved in the political game to begin with. That being said these are ten times wrestlers got involved in politics.
10. Brian Blair
First up we have former WWE star, Brian Blair. Blair was best known in wrestling as part of the Killer Bees, a tag team with Jim Brunzell, but he made the switch to politics in the early 2000s.
In 2002, he unsuccessfully ran for Hillsborough County Commissioner in Florida. He did not let this deter him, however, as he ran again in 2004 and won. He held this position until 2008. Afterward, he returned to the wrestling scene, competing until his retirement in 2019.
9. Nikolai Volkoff
Part of the very first WrestleMania, Nikolai Volkoff made his name as an evil Russian. His team with the Iron Sheik in the 1980s was profoundly un-American, although that did not stop him from running for office in the 2000s.
Following his retirement, Volkoff entered the Republican primary for State Delegate in the state of Maryland in 2006. He was unsuccessful as he lost out. Volkoff passed away in July of 2018.
8. Ludvig Borga
Ludvig Borga did not have a particularly long run in WWE, competing between 1993-1994, but he does have a memorable name. That’s gotta count for something. The former pro wrestler and mixed martial artist made the transition to politics in 2003, entering parliament in his native Finland.
He raised controversy while in parliament, making an anti-LGBTQ comment about the then-president of Finland. He also had a nazi tattoo on his leg, so, let us move on now.