Wrestler Chris Jericho poses for a portrait at his home in Odessa.
From his Tampa Bay home, the rock star, podcaster and face of All Elite Wrestling is pulling strings inside and outside the ring.
In pay-it-forward fashion, the philanthropist also known as Thad Bullard is trying to transform an inner-city school.
We asked three WWE wrestlers how they manage their diet before the big show.
As WrestleMania nears, Tampa’s retired grapplers recall the days when they put fans in sleeper holds and had to stay in character around the clock.


  1. Daria Berenato is best known as WWE wrestler Sonya Deville.
  2. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson stands on the field before Super Bowl 56 in Inglewood, California, in February 2022. The Los Angeles Rams took on the Cincinnati Bengals.
  3. WWE stars Bianca Belair, left, and Montez Ford will be the grand marshals of the Children's Gasparilla Parade on Jan. 20. Photo courtesy WWE
  4. “A lot of wrestlers are scared to ask for help,” Shannon Moore says. “They think it will label them as black sheep. I’m proof it won’t.”
  5. The Undertaker performing his one-man show. It comes to Clearwater on Jan. 28.
  6. Nicole Gossett holds a photograph of her professional wrestling grandfather, Eddie Gossett, beating on another wrestler as her wrestling father, Mike Gossett, stands on the ring apron.
  7. Thaddeus Bullard, also known as WWE's Titus O'Neil, attends a happy hour event at Bar HWRD on Friday, June 23, 2023, in Tampa.
  8. The WWE's Royal Rumble event will be held on Jan. 24 at Tropicana Field.
  9. Bray Wyatt enters the arena to fight in the pitch-black event during the WWE Royal Rumble event at the Alamodome on Jan. 28 in San Antonio, Texas.
  10. A cover for issue one of AEW wrestler Chris Jericho's new "The Painmaker" graphic novel series.
  11. Randy Poffo, left, better known as Randy Savage, and brother Lanny Poffo kiss their mom Judy Poffo.
  12. The Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan, left, owns the National Wrestling Alliance, once the industry's premier organization. Pictured with him is the NWA's television announcer Kyle Davis.
  13. Matt Bloom, instructor, top-center, talks to athletes after they go through training during a WWE tryout event at the IMG Academy East Campus in Bradenton.
  14. AEW professional wrestler Laura Dennis gets her makeup touched up by Cyn Cervantes, key makeup artist, right, before filming a scene for the movie "Bad Tenant" on Beach Drive NE in St. Petersburg.
  15. Vince McMahon stands at Republican state convention in Hartford, Conn., Friday, May 18, 2012.  McMahon is voluntarily stepping back from his roles as CEO and chairman at WWE on Friday as the sports entertainment company performs an investigation into alleged misconduct related to a relationship with a former employee.
  16. Ric Flair (right) credits Tampa trainer Rob MacIntyre with getting him into shape to wrestle one last match at 73 years old.
  17. Shinsuke Nakamura and Rick Boogs of the WWE soak in cold lemon baths as the Harder Farmer trains them for a match at WrestleMania during a vignette filmed at the Lemon Orchard Venue on the Lake in Thonotosassa.
  18. Wolfe Taylor punishes Jake St. Patrick at a Championship Wrestling from Florida Reloaded show in July.
  19. Barry Rose and retired wrestler Mad Maxine meet at a past CWF Legends Fanfest.
  20. Stu Schwartz heading back to the locker room followed by a bloody Dick Murdoch.
  21. Sept. 15, 2021• Entertainment
    Tampa native and resident Ettore Ewen, who performs as Big E, celebrates after winning the WWE Championship.
  22. Fans cheer as actor and wrestler John Cena returns to the ring during the WWE Smackdown at Amalie Arena in Tampa on Aug. 6, 2021.
  23. Former Brandon High athletic standout Paul "Mr. Wonderful" Orndorff, seen here wrestling Mr. T, was a co-headliner of the first WrestleMania in 1985.
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