Wrestlers used to be these big, bully guys who got into the ring and beat each other up with brute strength and power. They trained and workout or kept themselves in shape through various training sessions.
And as the late 1970s and 1980s came around, the look of the wrestler changed.
They became more ripped, more defined more modelesque, shredding the form of the Tojo Yamamoto’s and the Jimmy Valiant’s of the world.
Wrestlers like Sting, Lex Luger, Kerry Von Erich and Rick Rude shaped the 1980s wrestler who was tone, tanned and well defined which led to more interest by women and casual fans.
The likes of Jesse “The Body” Ventura, “Superstar” Billy Graham and even Hulk Hogan set the tone for what we see in the ring today.