WRESTLING NEWS
WRESTLERS WITH UNEXPECTED POST-WRESTLING CAREERS
By WESLEY ROESCH
Mideon
Previously a disciple in Undertaker’s Ministry of Darkness, Mideon — real name Dennis Knight — started pursuing his dream of becoming a chef in 2006. As of 2021, Knight has worked as a chef in several Florida kitchens, started his catering company, and wants to become a Food Network Star.
Steve Blackman
In the WWF, Blackman was known for his martial arts training and quick strikes, which helped him become the Hardcore Champ six times. In his post-wrestling career, he opened a martial arts school teaching wrestling and jiu-jitsu, but as of now, he’s a bail bondsman, available as Blackman Bail Bonds.
Paul Burchill
After a few uneventful years in the WWE, Paul Birchall became a firefighter when he realized his wrestling days were over. Birchall has also worked as a paramedic and emergency room nurse, and in 2017, he was working on his master's degree with hopes to become a nurse practitioner.
Madusa/Alundra Blayze
After a trailblazing career in wrestling as a three-time WWF Women’s Champion, Debra Miceli carved out a spot for herself in monster truck driving as Madusa. She competed in and won several championships in Monster Jam, and she has also kept busy by running a pet spa in Florida.
Rick Steiner
Robert Rechsteiner was an amateur-style wrestler, and he and his brother Scott won several tag-team championships. Steiner still makes occasional TV appearances, although he spends most of his time as a real estate broker in Atlanta and a board member of the Cherokee County Board of Education.