Nicknamed "Doctor of Thuganomics," he has won 25 professional championships, including 16 WWE World Heavyweight Championships. Also an actor, he has earned leading roles in the films The Marine, Legendary, Fred: The Movie, 12 Rounds and Playing with Fire.
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. He proposed to Bella at WrestleMania 33 in 2017, but the couple separated before the marriage. He subsequently began dating model Shay Shariatzadeh, and the two wed in October 2020.
He and Hulk Hogan are two of the most accomplished wrestlers in WWE history. Hogan tallied six WWE and WWF World Heavyweight championships and another six WCW World Heavyweight titles.