Years Active: 1973-Present

Bob coached amateur wrestling (see: actual wrestling) in Connecticut but returned to the WWE in the '90s. While still in the WWE, he jokingly ran for president but it turns out he also unsuccessfully ran for Congress, for real, in 2000 on a platform of "family values."

He still has his eyes on a potential gubernatorial run. He's an owner and operator of Backlund Energy which delivers heating oil to homes (he also uses the website to sell a "gym in the box"). Unlike most wrestlers (who are still alive) on this list he claims to be pain-free, being one of the few to get out of the game before permanent injury set in (though he's not officially retired).