Famous WWE Wrestlers As Comic Book Superheroes
but as you look closer, they have more similarities than you would originally think. Over the years, pro wrestling has been known to dabble in comics so there is a natural cross-over appeal to fans of either hobby. For wrestling gimmicks to be successful, they must be over-the-top so the gimmick pops out of the TV screen, much like a comic hero needs that something special to grab the reader issue after issue.
So the question becomes, can fictional characters in the WWE be the same as those in comics?
Both have larger than life characters with unbelievable physical strength like Superman and Brock Lesnar. Each world also has characters with similar looks such as The Punisher and Randy Orton with their brooding facial features that lend to their stone cold stares.
The criteria for picking counterparts was fairly wide open. It will include, but is not limited to: looks, personality, size, attributes, and even their history. Some of the choices will be painfully obvious, while others may be more subtle.
How will people like The Undertaker, Dean Ambrose and Daniel Bryan match-up with Wolverine, Daredevil, and Ghost Rider? Let’s get right to the list!
10. John Cena and Superman
Let’s get one of the more obvious comparisons out of the way early: John Cena and Superman. Thanks to his unbelievably fast real life and in-ring healing abilities, John has been coined “Super-Cena” by many fans. Much like Superman has the physical capacity to withstand any punishment, Cena has been known to kick out of multiple finishers in a single match. Superman’s main weakness is Kryptonite while Cena’s biggest threat is the three count, that’s why he always kicks out at two. Including house shows, his record is an incredible 91-7 in 2015.
Cena might not be faster than a speeding bullet, but his rise to the top has been with 23 championship title reigns, along with winning the Money in the Bank contract and the Royal Rumble in 2008 and 2013. He has built himself a resume fit for the WWE Hall of Fame.
Both men also have their own costumes: Superman’s blue and red suit complete with cape and John’s array of rainbow colored outfits that change nearly every other month. Whenever Cena makes any kind of WWE appearance, he’s always in costume, jorts and all.
Honorable mention goes to Captain America, there are a lot of similarities there as well; especially when Cena was in that dreadful feud against Rusev. “You can say what you want about me, but don’t you talk about America like that, Jack!”