WWE superstars are constantly in the spotlight. Whether it’s three hours of Monday Night RAW, two hours of Smackdown Live, NXT, pay-per-views or multiple live events, the superstars of the WWE are constantly on the road traveling from venue to venue, arena to arena, even country to country, to delight their fans. In a calendar year, it’s not unheard of for WWE Superstars to be away from home for over 300 days a year. Some only get back home for two or three days at a time because of the demand to be on the road and in front of the crowd.
So it makes perfect sense that some of the most popular wrestlers are have decided to live off the grid and in the smallest towns and cities so to avoid the hounding of fans. They are already in front of people the majority of their time, so when they go home, most WWE Superstars want a quiet place to relax with their family. It’s why you find most superstars living in suburbs and small towns, as it offers their family a chance to have a normal home life when the superstar is on the road. Here are some of the WWE Superstars who decided to live off the grid, as opposed to the hustle of the big city lights.
25 Weston, Connecticut - Triple H and Stephanie McMahon
Triple H and Stephanie McMahon have their hands all over the WWE these days, and should take over the company once Vince McMahon retires.
It isn’t a surprise that the pair live in Connecticut, considering WWE headquarters is in Stamford, which itself is off the grid for a major US company.
But The Game and the Billion Dollar Princess live in a small community called Weston, which has a population of just over 10,000 according to the latest census. Perfectly secluded for the family that will soon own the wrestling world.
24 Tilden, Texas - Stone Cold Steve Austin
Stone Cold Steve Austin was known as the Texas Rattlesnake during his time with WWE, and after his run, the WWE Hall of Famer stayed in his home state of Texas at the Broken Skull Ranch, located in the remote Tilden, Texas, an hour south of San Antonio.
Everything may be bigger in Texas, but to be quieter, they need to stay off the grid!
It was a perfect place for one of the greatest draws in professional wrestling history to relax after his career and start his acting and podcasting career until he bought a home in Malibu, splitting time between both places.
23 Dean Ambrose and Renee Young - Hiding in Vegas
Dean Ambrose comes from Cincinnati, Ohio, but after his marriage to Renee Young, the couple picked up and moved, with Young coming from New York, to Las Vegas.
We know it wouldn’t seem like Vegas is off the grid, but Vegas has so many other distractions that no one is going to think to be looking for a WWE superstar there.
Plus, not many people think of actually living in Vegas, despite over 628,000 people living there, and Ambrose and Young live a pretty simple lifestyle, despite being in Sin City.
22 Kane, Mayor of Knox County, Tennessee
Kane, whose real name is Glenn Jacobs, has put himself on the grid as of late, simply because he became the mayor of Knox County, Tennessee, which has a population of over 432,000.
When anyone thinks of Tennessee-based wrestlers, most likely they are thinking of musicians and country singer gimmicks, not big red machine monsters.
Jacobs has managed to stay active in wrestling and turn to politics in the little county in Tennessee, which has the Tennessee River running through the heart of it.
21 Rhyno lives on a house boat
Rhyno is the only WWE superstar who perhaps, has no fixed address, or rather, his address is nothing more than a P.O. Box, because he lives on the water.
In a recent interview with Edge and Christian on their podcast, Rhyno said he sold his house in Michigan and bought a house boat and lives full-time on the boat.
When it comes to off the grid, Rhyno has pretty much won the WWE title for most off the grid, as someone would need another boat to see him.
20 Davenport, Iowa - Seth Rollins
A superstar can’t get much more off the grid than Iowa, except for Seth Rollins, who would call in home. The Architect of The Shield was born in Buffalo, Iowa , a town of just 1,270 people, and when he moved out he didn’t go very far, moving to Davenport, Iowa, which is still a major city with a population of over 382,000, but, let’s be honest, it’s in Iowa.
If anyone wants a state to go to that is off the grid, where no one could find them, Iowa would be a great choice.
Rollins also runs his own wrestling school in Iowa, as he has said in interviews, it’s hard for guys in small states to become wrestlers without moving to large cities where it’s hard to make a living.
19 Randy Orton lives in a community of 65,000 people
Randy Orton is often billed from St. Louis, Missouri, but he actually lives in the suburbs in St. Charles, a little community of 65,000 people outside of St. Louis.
That’s a huge change from his Evolution days where he was riding with the likes of Ric Flair, Triple H and Batista and acted the part of the next greatest thing in wrestling. Many would expect Orton to be living it up in Miami, but Orton is a family man with his wife and daughters and often takes in family activities and has even posted videos online of him hitting his signature RKO on his kids in the pool.
18 Maryfield, Saskatchewan - Brock Lesnar
Brock Lesnar is not the next big thing in wrestling, he’s the big thing in wrestling. His contract is worth a lot of money, but that money has never gone to Lesnar’s head. Lesnar grew up in a farm town of Webster, South Dakota, and after becoming a WWE and UFC champion, he settled into a remote location most wrestlers don’t go to. Saskatchewan, Canada.
That’s right, Lesnar and his wife, WWE’s Sable, bought a farm in Maryfield, Saskatchewan, which has a population of just 348 people.
Paul Heyman has said in interviews that Lesnar does not like people and even trying to call him is hard, as Lesnar doesn’t have a phone and has to drive to one at the end of his property.
17 Garden City, Long Island - Mick Foley
Another retired wrestler, Mick Foley, known as the Hardcore Legend, decided to live in Garden City, New York, which is on Long Island.
Not a place anyone would expect to find a man who was tossed off a 20 foot high cell, or a multiple-time New York Times Best Selling Author.
But Foley has stayed in the small New York city, with a population of 22,000 to raise his family and have a quiet life. Although, his recent reality show, Holy Foley, has brought the cameras into his little life with his wife and kids.
16 Devil Hills, North Carolina - Scott Dawson
Scott Dawson makes up one half of the tag team The Revival, who were one of the best tag teams in NXT before being called up to RAW. The pair spent plenty of time in Orlando for NXT, but now Dawson lives in a small community called Kill Devil Hills in North Carolina, a community of just under 7,000 people.
Tourists might know it best as Kitty Hawk, which was the sight of the Wright Brothers first airplane flight.
It was the closest settlement at the time of the flight, but was actually done in present day Kill Devil Hills.
15 A Russian in Nashville - Rusev
The Bulgarian Brute Rusev gets billed from Bulgaria, and at one point Russia, but he lives in the United States with his with Lana, who also doesn’t live in Russia, despite being the Ravishing Russian.
The couple married in 2016, despite being in a storyline where they separated, which was spoiled by social media pictures of them announcing their marriage, and they then bought a home in Nashville, which is perhaps the last place anyone would expect to find Rusev. It is unclear yet if Nashville celebrates Rusev Day every day.
14 The Miz - When the baby came they went off the grid!
The Miz is WWE’s A-List superstar. Okay, more like D-List, as in, direct-to-video, but his gimmick is of a major Hollywood story and anyone would assume The Miz would be living in Hollywood, California to be close to the studio.
But actually, the Miz and his wife, Canadian Maryse, live in Austin, Texas, which is completely off the grid for WWE’s ‘It Couple’.
They did live in California before moving when their new baby arrived, which was featured on the WWE reality show, Total Divas. Now the two film their own reality show, Miz and Mrs from Texas.
13 Shawn Michaels - A Texan boy through and through
Shawn Michaels grew up in Texas as a child, so it’s only natural that the Heartbreak Kid has stayed in his home state and is located in San Antonio. Plenty of professional wrestlers pick Texas to live in because of the secluded nature of the state, as it’s not a New York type lifestyle but rather more laid back, with most having ranches.
Michaels still does a little wrestling, some teaching in NXT, but has taken up the calling and become a bible teacher in his hometown.
12 Matt and Jeff Hardy live in Cameron, NC - Population 285
Since Matt and Jeff Hardy came to the WWE, they have also been billed from Cameron, North Carolina, which may be the smallest city to bill a tag team from.
According to census data, Cameron has a population of just 285 people.
It was there that the Hardy’s first started OMEGA Wrestling, a backyard promotion where they learned their craft, along with friends before making the jump to WWE. Both Matt and Jeff have significant land, with Jeff having a dirt bike track in his backyard, while Matt has used his ‘Hardy Compound’ for much of the Broken Matt Hardy gimmick.
11 Spring, Texas - Shelton Benjamin
Shelton Benjamin has spent plenty of time off the grid in his life, first growing up in South Carolina before moving to Minnesota for University, where he was a great amateur wrestler.
But after his first stint with WWE and then time on the indies, Benjamin has remained off the grid and moved to Spring, Texas, a city of 54,000 people.
Benjamin isn’t even the most famous person from Spring, as that would go to The Big Bang Theories Jim Parsons, who plays Sheldon Cooper.
10 Glen Burnie, Maryland - James Ellsworth
James Ellsworth has had an interesting couple of runs with WWE. He first was brought in to be beat easily by Braun Strowman, before getting into a storyline with WWE Champion AJ Styles and Dean Ambrose. That lasted awhile until Ellsworth teamed with Carmella, helping her win the Money in the Bank contract and the WWE Women’s title.
He would get released twice, and return to his home in Glen Burnie, Maryland, a suburb of Baltimore, which has a population of over 67,000 and is hometown of other famous people including singer Toni Braxton and basketball player Rudy Gay.
9 Ashville, North Carolina - Edge
Edge, whose real name is Adam Copeland, has had an interesting life moving around, as he has lived in Canada, where he was born, and also has told stories of living way off the grid in the Bahamas during the early days of his wrestling career, almost missing matches because of hurricanes.
Now, the Rated R Superstar calls Asheville, North Carolina home, often saying on his podcast that he lives in the mountains with very few people around.
There he lives a simple life with his wife and daughters, unless he is traveling for his work on the TV show Vikings, or for signing appearances.
8 Atlanta, Georgia - Xavier Woods
Xavier Woods might be the smartest man in WWE, considering he has PhD in educational psychology. He is also a successful video gamer, with his channel Up Up Down Down.
But despite his celebrity, Woods has not gone all Hollywood and has stayed in Georgia, living in Atlanta, which isn’t too far from his hometown of Columbus.
It’s a great travel hub for Woods to get around, and offers some major city benefits without being a tourist hub and vacation destination. Woods can stay under the radar, even if he’s carrying his WWE World Tag Team Championship.
7 Indian Trails, NC - R-Truth
R-Truth has been wrestling for years and is one of the oldest active superstars in the WWE today.
The man known as Ron ‘The Truth’ Killings resides in Indian Trails, North Carolina, a small that once had a population of just 1,942 people.
The city has grown rapidly, however, as CNN reported it went from just under 200 to over 33,000 in 20 years, as North Carolina continues to boom. But R-Truth and his family established themselves there in what is still a place off the regular paths.
6 AJ Styles lives in 'the Poultry Capital Of The World'
AJ Styles is one of the WWEs best wrestlers and many consider him one of the best in the business. He’s the current WWE Champion and has been for nearly a year.
Fame has always been something Styles has had, but he has never forgotten why he wrestles and that is to take care of his family, which is a big reason he keeps them in Gainesville, Georgia.
With over 33,000 people, Gainesville’s biggest claim to fame isn’t AJ Styles, but rather is known as the ‘Poultry Capital of the World’.