WWE has always been home to some of the most colorful, over-the-top characters.
Sometimes these characters are extensions of the real personalities of the people portraying them. Sometimes they are an original concept, and sometimes they are based on a character from pop culture.
Sometimes with a gimmick, it is easy to draw a parallel to another character from film or television, and sometimes the connection isn't made until someone else points it out.
This slideshow will look at some of today's WWE Superstars and their film and television counterparts.
This slideshow is meant to provide a break from the usual array of news, spoilers and rumors. This is for entertainment purposes, so take this with a grain of salt.