In a world where The Rock seems to star in two or three blockbuster films every year, and a movie like The Wrestler earns consideration for multiple Academy Awards, it seems like the idea that professional wrestlers can’t act is over. Heck, even WWE Studios seems to have figured out the secret to moderate financial success, churning out (or buying the distribution rights to) cheap action and horror movies starring minor celebrities (sorry, Halle Berry, but it’s true) for small but easy profits. But for every Rock or Roddy Piper (watch They Live to see the Rowdy One in his defining role), there are a dozen movies starring pro wrestlers that just plain stink. And not just ones made by WWE itself! It was difficult, but we managed to pare a long list down to just ten of the absolute worst of the worst movies, none of which we recommend that you actually watch.
10. The Marine 2
The first Marine was a serviceable movie that played into John Cena’s strengths as an actor, namely, having a chiseled physique and never giving up. Also, it had Terminator 2 star Robert Patrick as the bad guy, which at least guaranteed that it wouldn’t be a complete waste of time. The second film in this now-long-running franchise has no such safety net, trading out Cena and Patrick for the wooden and decidedly un-charismatic Ted DiBiase Jr. The idea, presumably, was to push DiBiase as a new star in WWE concurrently with his feature film being released, but sadly, the young DiBiase was just as bland inside the ring as he was on the screen, and any plans for a real push were shelved. Later installments of The Marine movies would star The Miz, who, if nothing else, has enough charisma to carry mediocre material.