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Men of hon­our The WWE’s over­flow­ing with good guys, like th­ese Su­per­stars…

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Ev­ery­one loves wrestling’s bad guys. With­out them, there’s no need for he­roes who stand up for jus­tice, hon­our and all that’s good. Like th­ese guys, who’ve made be­ing heroic their WWE call­ing card…


John’s the all-Amer­i­can guy’s guy. Clean- cut, well-man­nered, doesn’t cheat to win, and he proves to his fans time and time again that no mat­ter who WWE CEO Vince McMa­hon makes you face in the ring, there’s no one that you can’t beat if you put your mind to it. Fin­ish­ing moves: FU, STFU Heroic mo­ment: in 2007 on Raw, John suf­fered an in­jury to his chest and although it made even mov­ing dif­fi­cult, he fin­ished the match. It was so bad that John’s doc­tors thought he’d be out for a year!


Ghana­ian-born Kofi is best known for his high-fly­ing skills in the ring. He’s a fan-favourite whom kids look up to and you can never count him out, even when he’s been power­bombed four times through ta­bles.

Fin­ish­ing move: Trou­ble In


Heroic mo­ment: at the Royal Rum­ble in Jan­uary 2014, Kofi jumped 4m from the guard rail back to the ring af­ter al­most be­ing thrown out of the Rum­ble.


The bearded Su­per­star is cur­rently off the ros­ter with a se­ri­ous in­jury, which merely adds to Daniel’s un­der­dog tag. And yet he’s won the WWE Heavy­weight ti­tle four times. Plus, he’s a Triple Crown cham­pion, hold­ing three of the most im­por­tant ti­tles at once, and he never gives up.

Fin­ish­ing moves: Yes Lock!,

No Lock!

Heroic mo­ment: by win­ning the In­ter­con­ti­nen­tal ti­tle at WrestleMa­nia 31 in March this year, Daniel com­pleted the WWE Grand Slam – he’s won ev­ery WWE men’s ti­tle. Only five other Su­per­stars have man­aged to do this: Kurt An­gle, Ed­die Guer­rero, Edge, The Big Show and The Miz.


David’s a wrestler, ringside com­men­ta­tor, hus­band, fa­ther and ac­tor – and the one thing that stands out above all of those achieve­ments is that he’s ed­u­cated. Not be­cause he has a Law de­gree, but rather be­cause he’s stud­ied to make him­self happy and prove that there’s noth­ing you can’t do if you put your mind to it. He has ap­plied him­self and made no se­cret that ed­u­ca­tion is im­por­tant for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions. Fin­ish­ing move: The Ver­dict Heroic mo­ment: at WrestleMa­nia 28 in 2012, David made a young boy’s dreams come true by tak­ing him back­stage to meet some of the other WWE Su­per­stars.


Dwayne John­son is a third-gen­er­a­tion WWE star and he’s prob­a­bly the most suc­cess­ful and iconic en­ter­tainer that the wrestling com­pany’s pro­duced – he acts, he sings and The Rock runs char­ity or­gan­i­sa­tions that give back to com­mu­ni­ties in need.

Fin­ish­ing moves: The Rock Bot­tom, Peo­ple’s El­bow,

Heroic mo­ment: The Rock has put his trou­bled teen years and fame to good use. He’s got a TV show called Wake Up Call (2014- cur­rent, see more on p65), in which he helps peo­ple change their life­styles and bet­ter them­selves, no mat­ter who they are in life or what their sit­u­a­tion.

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