Make no mistake that we love wrestling here at Retroheadz and we love it, even more, when our favourite wrestlers show up in movies.\n\n\n\nWrestling is all about entertainment, drama, comedy, and personality so it makes sense for the superstars of the scene to appear in movies.\n\n\n\nWhether it\u2019s just for a brief cameo or a leading role we don\u2019t\ncare, it\u2019s just great to see them on our screens.\n\n\n\nWith this in mind let us take you through 10 epic 80's movies that starred professional wrestlers.\n\n\n\nRoad House (1989)\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nRoad House starred Patrick Swayze as a bouncer for a small\nclub he has to protect from corrupt businessmen. \n\n\n\nIt\u2019s an iconic film made all the better by the inclusion of\nHardcore wrestling legend Terry Funk.\n\n\n\nFunk plays Morgan in the movie and he sees plenty of bar\nfight action. \n\n\n\nRoad House is worth a watch for that alone.\n\n\n\nThe Princess Bride (1987) \n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\u201cMy name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to\ndie\u201d\n\n\n\nThe Princess Bride is a classic movie full of 80\u2019s nostalgia\nand comedy gold.\n\n\n\nWhat could make it even more legendary? Well, the inclusion\nof Andre the Giant of course.\n\n\n\nAndre plays Fezzik, a giant, obviously, with a big heart and\na brilliant comedic delivery.\n\n\n\nYou route for his character all the way through in much the same way as you did the real-life gentle giant.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nHell Comes To Frogtown (1988)\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nHell Comes To Frogtown is certainly the weirdest film on our\nlist.\n\n\n\nPiper plays Sam Hell, one of the last fertile men on earth\nfollowing a nuclear war that has left most of the humans infertile.\n\n\n\nHe\u2019s tracked down by a group of fertile nurses who follow\nthe trail of pregnant women who\u2019ve met him.\n\n\n\nHe then has to rescue a group of young fertile women who\nhave been captured by anthropomorphic lizard creatures.\n\n\n\nIt falls into the \u201cIt\u2019s so bad it\u2019s good\u201d category and is a\ngenuine classic.\n\n\n\nThe Running Man (1987) \n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nThe Running Man is one of Arnold Schwarzenegger\u2019s most classic films and is filled with brilliant one-liners and memorable characters.\n\n\n\nIt makes sense that he would come across some wrestlers as he fights his way to freedom and who better to face off against that Jesse \u201cThe Body\u201d Ventura.\n\n\n\nThe Body plays the undefeated Captain Freedom, the most\nloved of The Running Man\u2019s many executioners.\n\n\n\nAs well as Jesse Ventura, the Running Man also stars WWF\nlegend Professor Toru Tonaka as Sub Zero. \n\n\n\nIf you\u2019re looking for wrestling royalty, it\u2019s right here.\n\n\n\nRunaway Train (1985)\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nRunaway Train stars John Voight and Eric Roberts who find\nthemselves on board a runaway train after escaping prison.\n\n\n\nThis is a brilliant film which is full of suspense and drama\nthat\u2019ll keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.\n\n\n\nThere is also a notable appearance from WWF and WCW legend\nZeus in one of his first acting roles as the train guard. \n\n\n\nHe casts an intimidating presence even in such a small role\nand that presence would earn him plenty more screen time in the years to come.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nEscape From New York (1981) \n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nOne of the greatest cult movies of all time, Escape From New York starred Kurt Russell as Snake, a bank robber tasked with rescuing the President from Manhattan, which is now a maximum-security prison.\n\n\n\nThis is an all-action piece of dystopian retro-futuristic mayhem and we love it.\n\n\n\nAs Snake makes his way through the carnage he encounters\nmany undesirable inmates and guards.\n\n\n\nTwo of these are classic wrestlers WWF\u2019s Bam Bam Bigelow and NWA, WWWF and ICW legend Ox Baker. \n\n\n\nPredator (1987) \n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nArnold Schwarzenegger has a good history of working with\nwrestlers and predator is no exception. \n\n\n\nPredator once again sees Arnold teaming up with Jesse\nVentura who has a great supporting role as Blain.\n\n\n\nHis hard as nails marine who constantly chews tobacco in every scene really stole the show and was infinitely memorable.\n\n\n\nthe fact that he ran around the place with a Gattling gun was also a nice touch.\n\n\n\nIt\u2019s hard to imagine Predator without Jesse Ventura which\njust shows what charisma and screen presence he had.\n\n\n\nThey Live (1988)\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nThey live is a classic video nasty in which a drifter finds a pair of glasses that lets him see things that he can\u2019t normally see.\n\n\n\nWhen he wears the glasses he can see that Aliens have taken\nover the world and he has to convince everyone of what\u2019s happening.\n\n\n\nThis is classic John Carpenter and stars \u201cRowdy\u201d Roddy Piper\nas the lead character.\n\n\n\nThey Live was probably Piper\u2019s biggest movie role and it is\nrightly remembered as a horror classic.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nRocky III (1982)\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nRocky III is best known for the appearance of Mr. T as Clubber Lang but as Rocky squared off against his new foe there was another fighter who was impossible to forget.\n\n\n\nThat\u2019s right, Rocky III saw Hulkamania run wild as Hulk\nHogan starred as the oddly named Thunderlips.\n\n\n\nUnfortunately, Rocky III is remembered as a low point in the Rocky franchise but the Inclusion of Hulk Hogan makes it worth your time.\n\n\n\nLet\u2019s not forget that Mr. T had some wrestling credentials himself after appearing at Wrestlemania 1.\n\n\n\nIndiana Jones (1981 \u2013 1989)\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nYou may be wondering \u201cwhy the weird heading\u201d? \n\n\n\nWell, that\u2019s because our final wrestler appeared on all three of the original Indiana Jones movies.\n\n\n\nPat \u201dBomber\u201d Roach was a British wrestling legend, he had\nheld both the British and European Heavyweight belts at the same time which was\nno mean feat. \n\n\n\nHe appeared in quite a few movies including Willow, Conan the Destroyer and Red Sonja but he is probably best known for playing a reoccurring character in the Indiana Jones movies.\n\n\n\nIn Raiders of the Lost Ark, he played a giant Sherpa who would show up again as Chief Guard in Temple of Doom and finally as a member of the Gestapo in the Last Crusade.\n\n\n\nWhether he was supposed to be the same character in each is still uncertain but you can\u2019t miss his massive stature and his huge presence on the screen.\n\n\n\nSo that concludes our awesome 80\u2019s movies that starred professional wrestlers.\n\n\n\nThere were, of course, plenty more that we could have chosen so why not let us know if we missed any of your favourites in the comments.