Eight Actors Who Should Wrestle ... Seriously
Hollywood has a lot of beautiful, muscly male stars who look good with their shirts off, but for only a few do I imagine a ring bell going ding every time I see them in a movie or on TV. For me it's not just a question of good looks, but also an attitude and the way they hold their bodies that make me imagine these gentlemen leaving the silver screen for the squared circle. There are many others whom I can picture on the mat, usually by mentally replacing their brains with those of Rick Rude, Jack Brisco, or Steve Austin. But these actors have the kinds of bodies I associate with wrestling, and already some of them have interest and experience in a variety of combat arts, so it takes less effort to picture them in spandex and under the hot lights.
|This photo of Scott Caan inspired this post. As a kid, I had wrestling fantasies about his father after seeing Lady in a Cage and El Dorado, but Scott's got the better build along with that come-and-get-it look on his face. Damn!|
|Channing Tatum's weight "problems" worry some of his gay fans, but not me. I see an inch or two of pudge brimming over the waistband, and I'm thinking it's time for somebody to get body-slammed.|
|Admittedly, Jason Statham's physique reads a bit more as "boxer" or "mma" than "wrestler," a little too stiff and compact, but I'd pay good money to see him in a grudge match against Daniel Craig.|
|I saw Ryan Phillippe's appeal in I Know What You Did Last Summer and 54, but after seeing him bare-assed in the last season of Damages, I started measuring him for baby-blue trunks and matching boots.|
|Stephen Amell's workout and torture scenes in Arrow are about the only reasons I watch the series on Amazon Prime, but happily the show has him working out and getting bound and gagged a lot!|
|Having already caught my attention in RocknRolla, Tom Hardy went heavyweight for Bronson, Warrior, and The Dark Knight Rises, steaming my glasses a bit more with each new badass role.|