Join Date: May 2005
Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Re: Smoking in Professional Wrestling
This is based off of my head; some I've seen, some I've read:
SHAWN MICHAELS: I don't know if he smokes but according to Amiannoying.com, he dips Skoal tobacco.
UNDERTAKER: (see Shawn Michaels) plus I remember he did a segment in 2002 with Tommy Dreamer where he forced him to swallow his tobacco spit from a cup.
MARIA KANELLIS: Has smoked as pics circulated during the time she was dating CM Punk, may have quit shortly after.
MICHAEL HAYES: Seen smoking a cigar during Legends of Wrestling: The Monday Night War.
CHRIS HARRIS: Seen lighting up a cigarette during an interview in (IIRC) either the 2nd or 3rd NWA-TNA show.
SANDMAN: Part of his gimmick in the original ECW. That's a no-brainer!
ROB VAN DAM: Smokes weed, always talks about 4:20 during his Original ECW promos, also busted during his reign as double champion.
SABU: Part of Rob Van Dam's drug bust in 2006.
JESSE VENTURA: Seen smoking a cigar while being interviewed in Beyond The Mat.
BRIAN PILLMAN: Seen smoking a cigar during the original ECW days.
DAWN MARIE: Maybe true or not, but Amiannoying.com lists she has smoked.
BIG SHOW: Known for being a chain-smoker, may have quit now.
BRIAN KENDRICK: Smokes weed, has been busted by WWE over a dozen times due to the wellness policy. Also rumored to smoke near Vince McMahon just to piss him off.
JAKE "THE SNAKE" ROBERTS: Seen smoking cigarettes in Beyond The Mat and in an RF Video shoot interview.
CHYNA: Seen smoking cigarettes in 101 Reasons not to be a Pro Wrestler.
TERRI: Seen smoking cigars while managing Goldust and during various photoshoots.
GORDON SOLIE: Reportedly has smoked cigarettes for 55 years which contributed to cancer in the larynx.
BUDDY ROBERTS: Has smoked cigarettes, had throat cancer and retirement, now speaks with an electronic voice box as seen in The Triumph and Tragedy of World Class Championship Wrestling.
SID VICIOUS: Busted with 24g+ of weed, do the math.
I know there are more...