WWE’s Coolest Cars of All Time

Lowriders, $200,000 classics, and a Corvette filled with cement? Yep, these cars of WWE are all part of the zany history of pro wrestling.

The History of Cars in Pro Wrestling

Professional wrestling and the likes of Ford, Cadillac, and Lamborghini? It’s not necessarily the combination you’d think of right away, but the automotive industry and the world of wrestling have quite a history. Wrestlers are characters, superheroes come to life, and they try to make an impression in a variety of ways. Grand, fun, and cool entrances are a good way of doing that, and these larger-than-life personalities have turned to some of automotive’s finest. As you’ll see on this list, the vehicles that have been incorporated into pro wrestling matches range from classic to contemporary to just plain cool!

Eddie Guerrero’s Many, Many Low Riders

Eddie Guerrero Chevy Impala - WWE on YouTube
Eddie Guerrero Chevy Impala - WWE on YouTube

If there’s one man who helped connect the world of pro wrestling to the world of automobiles, it’s Eddie Guerrero. Each week, Eddie Guerrero would roll out in a brand-new set of wheels. He brought a new bit of car culture to wrestling in the form of dozens of different lowriders. Each week, he came out in a new lowrider. We could dedicate an entire article to Eddie Guerrero’s many lowriders. As you read through this article, you’ll see that many wrestlers took inspiration from Eddie and all the lowriders he drove to the ring so it’s only fitting we start with him.

Thanks to local dealers, car clubs, and collectors supplying a new lowrider for each show, Eddie Guerrero became synonymous with the lowrider between 2003 and 2005. The gimmick worked so well that it landed Eddie on the cover of Lowrider Magazine in February 2004. Rapper Vanilla Ice even recently purchased the 1985 Cadillac Fleetwood that Eddie shared the cover with.

Eddie Guerrero Chevy Red - wwe.com
Eddie Guerrero Chevy Red - wwe.com

Eddie didn’t own any of the lowriders he used on TV, he appreciated driving them out. In interviews, he mentioned liking models that had the whole package: good hydraulics, nice rims, an impressive paint job, and a fun interior. That’s probably why most of the cars selected were vibrant, glossy, and colorful. A Chevy S-10, a 1985 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, a 2000 Chevy Silverado 1500 that was customized with the front fascia of a Cadillac Escalade were among the vehicles Eddie bounced out to the ring in.

There was some variety in the vehicles Eddie drove, but if you go back and look at most of his matches, you’ll see a lot of Chevy Impalas (mostly convertibles), including a 1958 Impala and a 1964 Chevy Impala. One of them has a special meaning these days, though. Wrestler and actor John Cena purchased one of the vehicles Eddie used, a 1963 SS Impala convertible, and ended up gifting it to Eddie’s nephew after Eddie passed away. Very classy move on Cena’s part!

2006 Shelby Mustang GT-H

John Cena Shelby GT-H - wwe.com
John Cena Shelby GT-H - wwe.com

John Cena is a real-life car collector. He likes his muscle cars, so it was fitting that, when Wrestlemania 23 took place at Ford Field in Detroit, Cena rolled into the building behind the wheel of a Ford Mustang Shelby GT-H. Well, first a stunt driver took that Shelby through the streets of Detroit in a pre-recorded video.

John Cena's WrestleMania 23 Entrance

The Pirelli P Zero Nero tires squealed, and the 325-horsepower 4.6-liter single overhead camshaft engine roared as the Shelby easily handled turns around the city of Detroit. With multiple camera angles in place to capture it all, it was a scene one may expect from the Fast & the Furious, a film franchise John Cena would eventually become a part of. There was no background music. There were no fancy pyrotechnics involved in this entrance. It was a unique way to pay homage to an awesome vehicle in the heart of Ford country. This was a simple idea and executed well enough to be very memorable!

1970 Buick Skylark

1970 Buick Skylark - wwe.com
1970 Buick Skylark - wwe.com

One of Eddie Guerrero’s best friends was Rey Mysterio Jr. For Rey’s big match at Wrestlemania 39, the lucha libre legend wanted to pay homage to Guerrero, so he borrowed the fun lowrider entrance. To do this, Rey enlisted the help of Wrestlemania 39 host: Snoop Dogg. The pair drove onto the Wrestlemania stage in Snoop’s 1970 Buick Skylark.

To get the vehicle ready for the sports-entertainment spectacle, Snoop took the Skylark to a custom car shop in Huntsville, Alabama. They gave the exterior a metallic shade of tangerine orange and put light-up lettering under the hood of the trunk. There’s gold rims and gold lining on the front bumper, too. The look was completed with a brown leather interior. Not only was the look perfect for Wrestlemania, but Snoop used it in one of his recent music videos, too.

2004 Lincoln Towncar Limousine

2004 Lincoln Towncar Limousine - wwe.com
2004 Lincoln Towncar Limousine - wwe.com

Wrestlers arriving at the local arenas in limos was a staple of 1990s pro wrestling, but how does one make a limo seem cool? Well, adding a set of the famous Texas hook ‘em horns isn’t a bad start. If you’re going to tell the world you’re a very important person, then you may as well back it up. John Bradshaw Layfield did just that with a 2004 Lincoln Towncar limousine.

The polished white exterior, the chrome elements, and the blacked-out windows all make a statement. The modifications made this limo is part tycoon, part cowboy, and a complete head-turner. It was perfect for a legitimate Texas stock market whiz / pro wrestler like Layfield. JBL didn’t just use the limo for big events. He brought it out from behind the curtain on a weekly basis, so it really became an extension of his character.

1957 Jaguar XK140

Jaguar XK140 - wwe.com
Jaguar XK140 - wwe.com

Alberto Del Rio was another wrestler who copied Eddie Guerro’s lowrider idea, but he put a twist on it. He played an aristocrat who had no shortage of wealth so instead of displaying a series of custom rides, Del Rio had a new six-figure vehicle to impress the car collectors each week. Driving a series of cars that you wish you could afford is a good way to get booed. That’s exactly what he wanted to happen, and it did. Jaguar, Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Mercedes, Excalibur, and Lamborghini were just some of the brands that the lucky athlete got to drive for a few minutes every Monday night. Some of the specific models included a 1959 Jaguar Mark 9, a 1961 S2 Bentley, and a 1966 Ford Shelby Cobra roadster.

One of my favorites, though, was this 1957 Jaguar XK140 drop head coupe. The tan interior, the curves on the body, and the glossy burgundy coloring all make it stand out. The Jaguar XK140, with its 3.4-liter dual overhead camshaft six-cylinder engine, was a high-performance sports car that could be obtained for a somewhat affordable price at the time. With a design that put the likes of Aston Martin, Ferrari, and others on notice, it’s now a British classic.

C4 Chevrolet Corvette

C4 Chevrolet Corvette - wwe.com
C4 Chevrolet Corvette - wwe.com

If you’re trying to get revenge on the boss in pro wrestling, what do you do? If you’re Steve Austin, you fill your boss’ white C4 convertible with cement! A stunt that may seem like it’s one out of the Dukes of Hazzard playbook, Steve Austin filled a Corvette with cement on one Monday night in 1998. It was one of the many wild antics that involved Steve Austin and some heavy machinery.

This 1980s C4 Corvette was a nice-looking vehicle, but it doesn’t stand up to other sports cars on this list. Still, you don’t pour cement all over a ‘Vette! It’s just not a Corvette thing to do. It certainly made for a fun Monday night moment, though! One has to wonder, after the segment wrapped up and the show was over, how exactly did the producers move the vehicle from the arena? That must’ve been quite a memorable call for the tow-truck driver.

1997 Chevy 1500 Z71

Chevy 1500 Z71 - wwe.com
Chevy 1500 Z71 - wwe.com

Speaking of Steve Austin, does anyone remember the Steve Austin pickup truck? A fan from Nashville, Tennessee legitimately won a sweepstakes and a 1997 Chevy Z71. The truck was a lot like Steve Austin’s own ring gear: black, simple, and decked out with Austin decals. Some of the imagery and writing included Steve Austin logos on the hood of the truck, on the doors, and on the tailgate.

Austin drove the truck out to the ring for a December 1997 pay-per-view match against The Rock. The truck ended up being a little bit damaged during the match, but the windshield was repaired, the truck was given away the following month, and the grandmother who won it ended up giving it to her teenage grandson. That had to have easily made her the favorite granny of the entire neighborhood!

1962 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible

1962 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible - wwe.com
1962 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible - wwe.com

When The Honky Tonk Man (an Elvis-like guitar-playing singer/wrestler) needed a vehicle for Wrestlemania 6, a pink 1962 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible was the logical choice. The throwback Cadillac wasn’t the exact same make and model as the pink Cadillac from Elvis’ epic car collection, but it certainly gave off the same vibes. This pink Caddy carried that bunch of wrestlers to the ring with the power of a 390 cu.-in. V8 engine, though, as you can see, there wasn’t much room to build up speed. Still, it was a fun way to enter the arena.

The Eldorado consistently evolved over time thanks to legendary designers like Harley Earl and Bill Mitchell, but this fifth-generation model was one that received major changes. The ‘61 and ‘62 Eldorado models had less chrome and utilized a new grille design. You can get a pretty good look at the changes that were made to the front fascia during this memorable entrance.

2022 Lambo Aventador – Wrestlemania 38

Snoop Dogg has a few connections with pro wrestling. In fact, his cousin, Sasha Banks is a wrestler. She’s got a big personality, colorful hair and outfits, and, just like Snoop, she likes to enter in style. She’s entered an arena on the back of an ATV-like dune buggy, she rolled out in a Cadillac Escalade more than once, and she sat atop the rear headrests of a Jaguar F-Type convertible. Still, her best vehicle-inspired entrance had to have been at Wrestlemania 38, when she drove a bright yellow Lamborghini onto the stage! You could hear the 6.5-liter V12 engine purring loud and clear, even with the entrance music and the noise from an arena full of fans. The bold neon coloring and the powerful engine certainly got social media talking about Sasha Banks and that slick convertible.

Custom-built Peterbilt

Bad Bunny Custom Peterbilt - schaefertransinc.com
Bad Bunny Custom Peterbilt - schaefertransinc.com

Semi-trucks have been used in pro wrestling multiple times over the past 25 years. Most of the times, they’ve been used in backstage segments or pre-taped sequences outside the arena. However, when Bad Bunny became a rapper-turned-wrestler for his match at Wrestlemania 37, he took a different approach. He rode in atop a custom Peterbilt. A combination of colorful lights and fun artwork on the body make this Peterbilt one of a kind. Entering on this truck wasn’t just done to stand out, though. There’s a personal story that goes along with it.

The big rig, which was also used on his album cover, was commissioned by Bad Bunny to pay homage to the long line of truckers in his family. Not only was his father a trucker, but his grandfather and uncles also worked in the industry. Bad Bunny worked with West Coast Customs to create the 53” trailer that features lights on the grille, matte black paint, and chrome flames on the side of the cab. Even though we didn’t get a glimpse of it, the interior was fully finished with custom leather. The semi makes a statement on its own, but knowing the back story makes the decision to use vehicle even better.

There’s Plenty More to See!

Stone Cold Steve Austin Montser Truck - wwe.com
Stone Cold Steve Austin Montser Truck - wwe.com

You’ve seen some of the coolest makes and models that have appeared on television and pay-per-view. However, there are plenty more examples out there, from the expensive, stylish, and classy to the wacky, large, and unique. Garbage trucks, monster trucks, ambulances, milk trucks, golf carts, motorcycles, ATVs, hearses, and even a Zamboni have all been used at one point or another! Whether they are used to further a storyline, develop a character, or are just being used to create a spectacular entrance, cars have become a regular and important part of WWE programming. It’s hard to imagine that changing anytime soon.

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Jesse Batson

Jesse Batson earned his journalism degree from South Dakota State University. No stranger to newsgathering and reporting, Jesse spent 13 years in TV news. 10 of those years were spent working in Charlotte, NC, home of NASCAR. A highlight of his time there was being able to take a lap around the Charlotte Motor Speedway. His interest in vehicles, starting with Matchbox cars, a Big Wheel, and the Transformers, evolved into taking photos of motocross events. Now, he puts his research skills to use on car culture, reviews, and comparisons.

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