It’s always interesting when wrestlers appear on regular television shows. Most of the time, it’s just to play a wrestler, or a generic bodyguard, or some other role that requires a big, muscular guy for the heroes to beat up (or get beat up by). But sometimes, they actually get to act, and it turns out that people whose entire job is to pretend that they’re fighting on a weekly basis sometimes actually have decent acting skills. Over the years, a handful of guest starring roles by professional wrestlers have been downright memorable, and not in a bad way. So, we scoured the Internet to try and find examples of wrestlers showing off their acting abilities in some pretty interesting roles.
10. Vader on Boy Meets World
For those old enough to remember the old TGIF lineup, Boy Meets World was a cornerstone of the ABC programming block for years. In fact, it was so popular it eventually spawned a sequel, Girl Meets World, which can now be seen on ABC Family and is almost as good as the original. But we digress. The show is also notable for some actors in minor roles who would go on to become sizable stars in the future, especially Adam Scott (star of Parks and Recreation and Party Down) and Ethan Suplee (who has gone on to a variety of supporting movie roles, and also the sitcom My Name Is Earl), both of whom played schoolyard bullies that would terrorize the main characters. Most importantly, Suplee’s character found some popularity as a surprisingly deep and erudite fellow, and eventually was given more of a recurring role. Over the course of his involvement in the show, it was revealed that his father was none other than WWE Superstar Vader. The big man would make several appearances on the show, proving that he actually had some pretty good comedic abilities.