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5 WWE Stars Looked Nearly Unrecognizable in Throwback Pictures

The identities of onscreen celebrities in WWE and the film industry as a whole are often larger-than-life.

WWE Superstars stand out in a crowd not just because of their plots, but also because of their overall appearance. When people come across old throwback photos of celebrities before they were famous, the distinction between actual and fictional life becomes clearer.

After all, it's easy to forget that any of these megastars were once ordinary people.

With that in mind, here are five throwback images of WWE Superstars who are Looked almost unrecognizable.

Sheamus and Drew McIntyre look very different in an old throwback picture

5 WWE Stars Looked Nearly Unrecognizable in Throwback Pictures
On the Road to WrestleMania 37, Drew McIntyre and Sheamus battled it out in a fantastic series of matches. The two stars have a long history together, dating back to when they were both WWE Superstars.

The No Holds Barred match between Sheamus and McIntyre at WWE Fastlane 2021 was a critical success. Drew McIntyre took to social media just before the event to post a throwback picture of himself and Sheamus.

Drew McIntyre and Sheamus clearly looked a lot different back then than they do now. McIntyre has worked hard to develop an incredible physique over the years, ditching his clean-shaven appearance.

In addition, Drew McIntyre seems to be somewhat more identifiable. But seeing Sheamus without his ginger beard is still strange.

Drew McIntyre's ascension to the top title and Sheamus' comeback in WWE have become two of the most important aspects of the company in recent memory.

The transformation of Lacey Evans into WWE seems unreal

5 WWE Stars Looked Nearly Unrecognizable in Throwback Pictures
Lacey Evans has a fascinating history aside from her WWE experience. Evans spent five years in the Marine Corps. She wasn't a lifelong wrestling fan, despite having a high school wrestling experience.

Evans' depiction of the Sassy Southern Belle character on WWE television, on the other hand, has been fantastic.

Evans revealed her pregnancy to the world before this year's Elimination Chamber pay-per-view. She shared throwback photos of her family on Instagram a few days later, along with a lengthy caption.

Lacey Evans is difficult to recognize in the first throwback picture, as seen above. This just goes to show how hard she has worked to develop a totally different television persona.

Over the past two decades, Murphy has changed a lot

5 WWE Stars Looked Nearly Unrecognizable in Throwback Pictures
Murphy's WWE career has taken some creative twists since 2013. Initially, he was best known in NXT as a member of a tag team. He retained the Cruiserweight Championship for 183 days as a singles competitor.

Murphy was involved in a newsworthy storyline with the Mysterio family in 2020, where he was also romantically involved with Rey Mysterio's daughter, Aaliyah.

He wrestled under the ring name Matt Silva before entering WWE. It's fair to say he didn't look like that back then. Murphy posted a "10-year challenge" photo on Instagram, showcasing his previous unrecognizable appearance.

Over the course of his WWE career, Murphy has built an impressive physique. He lost weight to play in the 205 Live brands a few years ago. Clearly, the former Cruiserweight Champion has put in a lot of effort to achieve his success in WWE.

Murphy's Instagram profile is full of fitness photos, despite the fact that he doesn't watch much television these days.

Jey Uso and Roman Reigns didn't run around as long-haired Samoans

5 WWE Stars Looked Nearly Unrecognizable in Throwback Pictures
During his most recent reign as WWE Universal Champion, Roman Reigns has earned a lot of praise. Since the latter half of 2020, the majority of his feuds have been deeply story-driven from beginning to end. Meanwhile, after becoming active in The Tribal Chief's market, Jey Uso's singles career has soared to new heights.

Despite the fact that the two cousins are now on the same page, they had an emotional feud last year. WWE released a few throwback photos of Roman Reigns and Jey Uso before their match at Clash of Champions 2020.

When compared to the modern-day Tribal Chief, a young Roman Reigns looks almost unrecognizable in the picture. Reigns have always had long hair and a developed beard throughout his WWE career. Even a non-WWE fan can see that Reigns has been through many wars since the above photo was taken.

Furthermore, the current Jey Uso has a grizzled appearance, which contrasts sharply with his appearance.

Braun Strowman of WWE RAW looked a lot different

5 WWE Stars Looked Nearly Unrecognizable in Throwback Pictures
Braun Strowman has been a mainstay in the WWE for a long time. It's no secret that over the years, Strowman has grown an incredible physique. On social media, he often discusses his physical transformation. The Monster Of Men recently posted an emotional caption to a throwback picture.

"The photograph was taken approximately 20 years ago." In the picture above, Braun Strowman is totally unrecognizable.

Any WWE fan knows how hard he or she has worked to earn a spot on the WWE roster. Strowman not only won the Universal Championship at WrestleMania 36, but he also beat Shane McMahon a year later at The Show of Shows.