In a recent Instagram selfie post, Dave Bautista revealed a new kind of body transformation in preparation for his role in M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Knock at the Cabin.’
While we are on the subject of body transformations, we thought it would be interesting to show 10 other body transformations from WWE Superstars past and present.
So, including Batista’s most recent change, here are the 11 craziest in the history of the company. Feel free to let us know, however, if we’ve missed out any blatant ones!
Before we do get into it, though, here is Batista’s to kick us off.
At number 2 have former WWE Cruiserweight Champion Enzo Amore.
Following his release from WWE in January 2018 due to controversial circumstances, the Certified G appears to have spent a lot of time getting into shape.
During his WWE run, Amore was not as bulked up as he is now and has evidently spent a lot of time in the gym.
These days, Amore (now going by the ring name nZo) applies his trade on the independent circuit, teaming with the former Big Cass (now by W. Morrissey) on a regular basis.
Next up at number 3 we have ‘The Visionary’ Seth “Freakin” Rollins.
During his Ring of Honor days, Rollins went by the ring name “Tyler Black” and had the prototype look for an independent wrestler.
Upon signing for WWE, Rollins would spend more time in the gym and undertake Crossfit training to get into the shape he is currently in now.
This type of training even earned him the nickname “Crossfit Jesus” by WWE fans!
Number 4 on this list is the “World’s Strongest Man” and former World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry.
The curator of the Hall of Pain at one point weighed 360lbs in his career and using that size and strength was a big part of his arsenal.
Following his retirement from the squared circle in April 2017, Henry signed for rival promotion All Elite Wrestling in a backstage role and got into impressive shape, appearing to look cut and beefy all at the same time.
Coming in at number 5 we have the current mayor of Knox County, Tennessee… it’s got to be Kane!
The three-time world champion and Hall of Famer has undergone many character transformations over the years and it’s no different with his body transformation.
During the later years of his run, Kane was visibly not in competition shape, even if he still looked just as menacing.
However, since his retirement he was recently pictured to be in better shape than he has been in recent years.
Number 6 on the list is the “Modern Day Maharaja” Jinder Mahal.
During his first WWE run, Mahal was part of 3MB (Three Man Band) alongside Drew McIntyre and Heath Slater and was not necessarily in great shape back then.
Now in his second run with the company, Mahal is in better shape than he ever has been and is a former WWE champion.
Can you smell what number 7 is cooking? It’s Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson of course.
Back in his early run with Vince McMahon’s company, The Rock went by the ring name “Rocky Maivia”, a combination of his father and grandfather’s ring names before “The Rock” was born.
Now one of Hollywood’s biggest movie starts, Johnson works out in his own personal gym every day to maintain his shape which fits so well with his ring name.
Next up at number 8 have Brock Lesnar!
The Beast left WWE in 2004 to pursue a short-lived career in the NFL, before transitioning into mixed martial arts and becoming the UFC Heavyweight Champion.
At one stage, Lesnar was in what can only be described as ‘not fighting shape’ and would undergo a body transformation upon his return to WWE.
You think you know number 9? That’s right – it’s Edge!
The now-leader of The Judgement Day has been in the best shape of his career following his return at the 2021 Royal Rumble after being forced to retire in 2011 following problems with spinal stenosis.
Coming in at number 10 is – well it’s the Big Show!
A veteran of the squared circle, he was billed at near enough 500lbs at one point during his career.
Since his retirement, however, “The World’s Largest Athlete” has transformed completely having cut weight and even sporting some abs in recent photos.
Finally at number 11 we have Braun Strowman.
The powerhouse made his main roster debut in 2015 as a member of the spooky Wyatt Family and eventually went on to be a fairly successful singles star up until his release in June of last year.
He would undergo a gradual weight cut during his time with the company and is now in great shape even after his return to the independent circuit.