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3 WWE Wrestlers That Became Pastors (Photos)

1. Ivan Koloff

Ivan Koloff was a Canadian professional wrestler and pastor.

During his time in the WWE, Koloff won WWE World Heavyweight Championship title matches against Sammartino, making history as the first Canadian wrestler to hold that title. He fought in the WWE from 1975 to 1983.

Before his death in North Carolina, United States four years ago at the age of 74, Koloff was a pastor.

2. Tully Blanchard

Tully Arthur Blanchard is a former American professional wrestler and pastor.

Blanchard started his professional wrestling career in his father's promotion, Southwest Championship Wrestling, where he held a number of backstage production and creative positions before he was signed to WWE thirty three years ago. One of the popular wrestling figures in the 1980s, Blanchard was a member of the wrestling group, the Four Horsemen. Long after his retirement, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame nine years ago.

Blanchard is currently an ordained pastor and runs a prison ministry that organizes preaching to inmates.

3. Ted DiBiase

Theodore Marvin DiBiase is an American pastor and former professional wrestler.

During his time in the World Wrestling Entertainment, DiBiase won North American Heavyweight Champion, three Tag Team Champion, and the 1988 King of the Ring tournament. One of the best technical wrestlers and greatest villains in the history of WWE, he briefly worked for WWE as a producer following his retirement fourteen years ago.

DiBiase is now a pastor.

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