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22 WWE Superstars Who Earned A College Degree

With December halfway done, that means college students are busy studying and perhaps some wrestlers too. So, these 22 WWE superstars [1] have already successfully earned a college degree.

Dolph Ziggler

Dolph Ziggler graduated from Kent State University in 2003 with a degree in Political Science and a minor in Pre-Law. Lately, Ziggler has been teaming with Robert Roode in WWE.

Chris Jericho

Chris Jericho graduated in 1990 with a degree in Creative Communications from River Dale College. Now, he is the first ever AEW World Champion.

David Otunga

David Otunga graduated from the University of Illinois with a Psychology degree. He was then accepted into Harvard Law School.

The Rock

Before Hollywood, The Rock attended Miami University in 1995 with a degree in Criminology and Physiology. He later became arguably the biggest star in wrestling.


Kane graduated in 1990 from Truman State University with a degree in English Literature. Now, he is the Mayor of Knox County [2].

Many Rose

Mandy Rose graduated with a degree in Speech Pathology from Iona College. Currently, she part of SmackDown and teams with Sonya Deville.

Beth Phoenix

Beth Phoenix graduated from Canisius College with a degree in Criminal Justice and Public Relations. Catch her now calling the action on NXT TV.


Carmella graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a Marketing degree. She holds the honor of being the first women to win Money in the Bank.

Nikki Cross

Nikki Cross graduated with an Art degree from the University of Glasgow. Currently, she teams with Alexa Bliss and is a former Women Tag Team Champion.

Charlotte Flair

Charlotte Flair graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in Public Relations. She is the daughter of Ric Flair and one of the biggest names in the history of women’s wrestling.

Xavier Woods

Xavier Woods has a Bachelors and Masters in Psychology and Philosophy from Furman University and Capella University. Unfortunately, he is currently out of action [3].

Big E

Big E has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Iowa. Catch him as the powerhouse of New Day.

Kofi Kingston

Kofi Kingston graduated from Boston College with a degree in Communications. At WrestleMania 35 [4], he won his first and only WWE Championship in one of biggest moments of the event.

Evan Bourne

Evan Bourne graduated in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing. He has been featured on WWE and Impact Wrestling TV.

John Cena

John Cena graduated from Springfield College in Massachusetts with a degree in Exercise Physiology. He would become one of the biggest draws in WWE history.

Eve Torres

Eve Torres earned a degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering. After leaving WWE to start a family, she has focused on MMA; but, not professionally.

Jake Hager

Jake Hager graduated the University of Oklahoma in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in Finance. After a less than successful run as a top star in WWE, he has transitioned to Bellator [5] and also is part of AEW’s Inner Circle.

Michelle McCool

Michelle McCool received her Master’s degree in Education and was a schoolteacher before joining WWE. She is now retired and married to WWE icon, The Undertaker.

Wade Barrett

Wade Barrett earned a degree in Marine Biology. His biggest push in WWE was the leader of NXT.

Maria Kanellis

Maria Kanellis attended school at Johnson and Wales University for Sports Entertainment and Event Management. She is currently out of action while awaiting the birth of her second child [6].

Matt Striker

Matt Striker earned a Master’s degree in Educational Philosophy. He would famously be fired from his teaching job after working a wrestling event, instead of being inside the classroom.

Vince McMahon

Vince McMahon earned a Business Administration degree in 1968. He went on to become the biggest name in wrestling after taking over WWE and making it a global business.