Wrestlers Who Have Become
This is a list of the wrestlers that have become
politicians before, during, or after being a professional wrestler!
- Bob Backlund [Republican]
He ran for congress from Connecticut's first district in the
year 2000. During his run, you could have seen him campaigning at
various WWE events, selling autographed T-shirts to raise funds.
Sadly, he lost his bid. but he did get about 30% of the vote.
- B. Brian Blair
- He ran for state representative of Florida. He also became the
Hillsboro County (Florida) Commission District 6 race [according to his
This is his second time running, and his first win, to become Commissioner.
- Ludvig Borga
- He ran for parliament in his home country of Finland.
- Jerry "The King" Lawler
- He ran for the mayor of his hometown of
Memphis, Tennessee against at least eight other candidates. His official
http://www.jerrylawler2009.com. He also ran in 1999 for the same
position against 14 other people. He came in third with 11.7% of the
- Linda McMahon [Republican]
- She ran twice for US
Senator from the state of Connecticut in 2010 and 2012. She gave up her job as CEO of
WWE so she could run. Her official website is
http://www.linda2010.com The first time she ran against seven other
- Rick Steiner
- Under his real name of Robert Rechsteiner, he
is on the Cherokee County (Georgia) school board for post 5.
- Jesse Ventura [Reform]
- He first became the mayor of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, the sixth largest
city in the state in 1990, while he still commentated for WCW! On
November 3, 1998 he is elected governor of Minnesota, beating out the mayor of
St. Paul, MN and the state attorney general. Below are the election
PARTY CANDIDATE NAME VOTES CAST % OF VOTES
RP JESSE VENTURA AND MAE SCHUNK 773,713 37.0
R NORM COLEMAN AND GEN OLSON 717,350 34.3
DFL HUBERT H "SKIP" HUMPHREY III A 587,528 28.1
LIB FRANK GERMANN AND MICHAEL C. S 1,932 0.1
GRP CHRIS WRIGHT AND D.G. PAULSEN 1,727 0.1
SWP THOMAS FISKE AND JOHN HAWKINS 787 0.0
TPC FANCY RAY MCCLONEY AND (MOM) T 919 0.0
GPM KEN PENTEL AND SUSAN JASPER 7,034 0.3
NP WRITE IN 776 0.0
- Nikolai Volkoff [Republican]
- He is currently the Baltimore (Maryland)
County Code Enforcement Officer. He ran for Maryland
House of Delegates in 2006 (using his real name of Josip Perusovic) and lost.