Top 10 Wrestlers Who Went From Rags to Riches

7. Rowdy Roddy Piper

Would you believe it if you were told Rowdy Roddy Piper’s first wrestling match only earned him $25? That gives you an idea as to where wrestlers have to start off.

Piper left home at 13 and spent the next few years living in hostels and on the streets. The $25 pay wasn’t the significant part of that match. His opponent was Larry Hennig, who got Piper more work.

Piper began his career in Winnipeg, but would soon get breaks down south and over the next decade, built his name before eventually making his way to WWE.