Nicknamed "Doctor of Thuganomics," he has won 23 professional championships, including 12 WWE World Heavyweight titles. Also an actor, he has played leading roles in the films The Marine, Legendary, Fred: The Movie and 12 Rounds.
While pursuing a career in bodybuilding, he worked as a chauffeur at a limousine company.
He performed the WWE theme song "Basic Thugonomics," which was featured on WWE Originals, the WWE soundtrack album.
He was married to Elizabeth Huberdeau from July, 2009 to July, 2012, then began a relationship with fellow wrestler Nikki Bella.