AI Generated Photos of Wrestlers: So Accurate It’s Scary!

From Paul Wight offering you a pizza to an Undertaker image worthy of hanging on a wall, these striking AI generated photos of wrestlers are so accurate it’s scary!

AI Generated Wrestling Photos: How We Did It

Artificial intelligence is getting more advanced by the day. We had fun using AI technology to create photos of wrestlers using some outlandish descriptors, such as “Andre the Giant dancing at a nightclub,” and were more than surprised by the results.

For the creation of these AI generated wrestling images, we used the website DreamStudio. With DreamStudio, and other top AI image generator websites likeo it, the possibilities are endless.

In DreamStudio, there is a search box/prompt at the bottom of the interface. The prompt is crucial to the image that will be generated. For example, we tried “Macho Man Randy Savage riding a skateboard in the style of Salvador Dali,” hit the “Dream” button, and the Stable Diffusion model made our dreams come to fruition!

Macho Man Randy Savage riding a skateboard in the style of Salvador Dali. AI generated photo created using the shown DreamStudio interface.
Macho Man Randy Savage riding a skateboard in the style of Salvador Dali. AI generated photo created using the shown DreamStudio interface. [AI photo created by Pro Wrestling Stories on DreamStudio]
It’s mindblowing how good these artificially generated images can get. Of course, this is only a glimpse of what we were able to create.

Our Goofy First Attempts at Creating AI Wrestling Photos

Before we got too deep into messing around with the AI art’s potential, we had some goofy results.

At first, it was all about testing the waters. We didn’t know what prompts worked the best, so we’ll show our humble first attempts.

We would later stumble upon a truly powerful prompt, though, “Hulk Hogan riding a motorcycle at night, 4k resolution, by Henri Cartier-Bresson” was our fun beginning!

"Hulk Hogan riding a motorcycle at night." This was the first prompt that we used. As you can see, there was still work to be done!
AI Prompt: “Hulk Hogan riding a motorcycle at night.” This was the first prompt that we used. As you can see, there was still work to be done! [AI photo created by Pro Wrestling Stories on DreamStudio]
Andre the Giant, The Ultimate Warrior, and Vince McMahon experimental prompts were to follow.

Andre the Giant dancing at a nightclub, multiple colors. 3D, by a 3D photographer.
AI Prompt: “Andre the Giant dancing at a nightclub, multiple colors. 3D, by a 3D photographer.” [AI photo created by Pro Wrestling Stories on DreamStudio]
The above Andre the Giant AI generated art is nightmare fuel!

We moved on to attempt using director David Lynch in our prompt to see if that could produce something worthwhile and came up with this result:

Vince McMahon smiling wearing a suit, film noir, directed by David Lynch.
AI Prompt: “Vince McMahon smiling wearing a suit, film noir, directed by David Lynch.” [AI photo created by Pro Wrestling Stories on DreamStudio]
Including Salvador Dali as a prompt gave particularly astonishing results!

The Ultimate Warrior holding teddy bears in the style of Salvador Dali.
AI Prompt: “The Ultimate Warrior holding teddy bears in the style of Salvador Dali.” [AI photo created by Pro Wrestling Stories on DreamStudio]

Macho Man Randy Savage

Macho Man Randy Savage sits on a throne. All generated by artificial intelligence! [AI photo created by Pro Wrestling Stories on DreamStudio]

We were having such a blast we shared one of the results on our Facebook page! This Macho Man image below was shared with our community:

AI Prompt: "Macho Man Randy Savage riding a shooting star in the style of Van Gogh" led to impressive results, so we shared it on the Pro Wrestling Stories Facebook page!
AI Prompt: “Macho Man Randy Savage riding a shooting star in the style of Van Gogh” led to impressive results, so we shared it on the Pro Wrestling Stories Facebook page! [AI photo created by Pro Wrestling Stories on DreamStudio]
In the comment section of the above post, we asked our readers to share some of their AI generated images, and it was fascinating to see what our community came up with! For example, you can find comedic results under “Terry Funk laughing at Gandhi” and “Hulk Hogan punching Hello Kitty in the style of Van Gogh”!

Hulk Hogan Fighting The Incredible Hulk

After our first few attempts with AI generated wrestling art, it got us thinking. We have an article on the history of The Incredible Hulk and Hulk Hogan. So, we put ourselves in a time machine, asking ourselves: Can we find a desirable image to feature The Incredible Hulk and Hulk Hogan fighting?

So we tried it out…

AI Prompt: "Hulk Hogan WWE wrestler versus The Incredible Hulk." We don't know where the AI got the idea for Hulk Hogan having pink hair!
AI Prompt: “Hulk Hogan WWE wrestler versus The Incredible Hulk.” We don’t know where the AI got the idea for Hulk Hogan having pink hair! [AI photo created by Pro Wrestling Stories on DreamStudio]
The above is as close as we got. We don’t know where the AI got the idea for Hulk Hogan having pink hair, but it’s definitely a gnarly bit of art! This is a powerful tool. However, we knew we had to find the right prompts to take these designs to the next level.

Then everything changed.

Our Very Best AI Generated Wrestling Photos

Once we discovered the following AI prompt, things went from fun messing around to something awe-inspiring.

During a Livestream on Twitch, a streamer under the username “moistcr1tikal” was playing around on the DreamStudio site, seeing what glorious masterpieces were waiting to be discovered.

A few users were sending their prompt suggestions in the chat, which were fed to the streamer throughout the broadcast. One was so elaborate and out there that the streamer gave it a shot.

The result was so overwhelmingly strong that he subsequently posted it to his YouTube channel:

The description in question was bizarre and was as follows:

“futuristic neon, decorated with traditional Japanese ornaments by ismail inceoglu dragan bibin hans thoma greg rutkowski alexandros pyromallis nekro rene maritte illustrated, perfect face, fine details, realistic shaded, fine-face, pretty face”

Yeah, that mouthful was enough for the DreamStudio AI to generate the best wrestling images we could create. It’s the golden prompt. If you change that first sentence to whatever you desire, be it “Paul Wight holding a pizza,” then paste that golden prompt above following it, and you’ll get something unique. Of course, it doesn’t always hit. But it’s so worth it when it does!

In the video, streamer Charlie generates amazing images of Walter White. Immediately, our minds went to what we could do with pro wrestling!

It’s safe to say the results exceeded even our expectations.

Paul Wight

Paul Wight offering a pizza!
AI Prompt: “Paul Wight offering a pizza futuristic neon, decorated with traditional Japanese ornaments by ismail inceoglu dragan bibin hans thoma greg rutkowski alexandros pyromallis nekro rene maritte illustrated, perfect face, fine details, realistic shaded, fine-face, pretty face.” [AI photo created by Pro Wrestling Stories on DreamStudio]

Triple H

This was only the second time I experimented with that mouthful of a descriptor. The first was that lively Paul Wight piece, and then this boss art piece of a suited Triple H followed, standing there ready for war.

AI produced this excellent Triple H work of art.
AI produced this excellent Triple H work of art. [AI photo created by Pro Wrestling Stories on DreamStudio]

Randy Orton

Our leap down the rabbit hole of AI generated wrestling photos continued with this fantastic futuristic Randy Orton piece.

AI Randy Orton.
AI Randy Orton. [AI photo created by Pro Wrestling Stories on DreamStudio]

Roman Reigns

The following is an example of how to use the above prompt in DreamStudio to create an image of Roman Reigns:

An example of how to use a prompt to create an AI image of Roman Reigns.
An example of how to use a prompt to create an AI image of Roman Reigns. [AI photo created by Pro Wrestling Stories on DreamStudio]
Typing in “Roman Reigns sweating” and following it up with the description was our attempt at getting an action shot. The result was quite impressive.

As you can see, it’s all in that first sentence. The prompt is already copied and ready to go.

When we changed some words around and use different descriptions of Roman Reigns in the lead-in sentence, we got these excellent results:

AI Roman Reigns
AI Roman Reigns [AI photo created by Pro Wrestling Stories on DreamStudio]
If you told us a person made these, we’d believe you!

AI Roman Reigns.
AI Roman Reigns. [AI photo created by Pro Wrestling Stories on DreamStudio]

Undertaker

Another excellent quality of the DreamStudio AI is even though the prompt is the same each time with different wrestlers, it is so versatile. Each time you generate a photo, you get something new with distinct individual attributes, like the following:

Stunning AI image of Undertaker in a graveyard.
Stunning AI image of Undertaker in a graveyard. [AI photo created by Pro Wrestling Stories on DreamStudio]
This Undertaker piece is worthy of hanging on a wall!

Shawn Michaels

AI Shawn Michaels turned out looking like a neon God!

AI Shawn Michaels. [AI photo created by Pro Wrestling Stories on DreamStudio]

The Rock

Many of the AI generated photos coming up are so immaculate and freakishly uncanny, like the following images of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson:

AI generated image of The Rock.
AI generated image of “The Rock” Dwayne Johnson. [AI photo created by Pro Wrestling Stories on DreamStudio]
AI generated image of "The Rock" Dwayne Johnson.
AI generated image of “The Rock” Dwayne Johnson. [AI photo created by Pro Wrestling Stories on DreamStudio]

Jeff Hardy

AI Jeff Hardy.
AI Jeff Hardy. [AI photo created by Pro Wrestling Stories on DreamStudio]

Paul Heyman

AI Paul Heyman.
AI Paul Heyman. [AI photo created by Pro Wrestling Stories on DreamStudio]

Jake “The Snake” Roberts

AI Jake "The Snake" Roberts.
AI Jake “The Snake” Roberts. [AI photo created by Pro Wrestling Stories on DreamStudio]

Mick Foley

The following AI generated photos of Mick Foley are a sight to behold!

Saint Mick. AI prompt used: “Mick Foley wrapped in barbed wire, futuristic neon, decorated with traditional Japanese ornaments by ismail inceoglu dragan bibin hans thoma greg rutkowski alexandros pyromallis nekro rene maritte illustrated, perfect face, fine details, realistic shaded, fine-face, pretty face.” [AI photo created by Pro Wrestling Stories on DreamStudio]
When we removed “futuristic neon” from the prompt, stunning results followed:

AI Mick Foley.
AI Mick Foley. [AI photo created by Pro Wrestling Stories on DreamStudio]
AI Mick Foley.
AI Mick Foley. [AI photo created by Pro Wrestling Stories on DreamStudio]

Terry Funk

Of course, we had to give “The Hardcore Icon” Terry Funk some AI love, too. The results were incredible.

AI Terry Funk.
AI Prompt: “Terry Funk wrapped in a barbed wire holding a baseball bat, decorated with traditional Japanese ornaments by ismail inceoglu dragan bibin hans thoma greg rutkowski alexandros pyromallis nekro rene maritte illustrated, perfect face, fine details, realistic shaded, fine-face, pretty face.”
AI Terry Funk.
AI Terry Funk.
AI Terry Funk.
AI Terry Funk.
AI Terry Funk.
AI Terry Funk.

The following AI image of Terry Funk and Mick Foley shaking hands is significant as it was the first time we could get two individuals to work well in a single shot:

AI Terry Funk and Mick Foley shaking hands.
AI Terry Funk and Mick Foley shaking hands.

The Compilation!

We made and loved many images, with too many to list. Our favorites are here, but we feel it wouldn’t be complete without a compilation featuring honorable mentions!

Below you’ll see the likes of Kevin Nash, AJ Styles, Mick Foley, Terry Funk, CM Punk, Rob Van Dam, Dave Bautista, Shawn Michaels, Vince McMahon, Chris Jericho, Charlotte Flair, Trish Stratus, Becky Lynch, and Alexa Bliss.

AI generated photos of wrestlers compilation: Kevin Nash, AJ Styles, Mick Foley, Terry Funk, CM Punk, Rob Van Dam, Dave Bautista, Shawn Michaels, Vince McMahon, Chris Jericho, Charlotte Flair, Trish Stratus, Becky Lynch, and Alexa Bliss.
AI generated photos of wrestlers compilation: Kevin Nash, AJ Styles, Mick Foley, Terry Funk, CM Punk, Rob Van Dam, Dave Bautista, Shawn Michaels, Vince McMahon, Chris Jericho, Charlotte Flair, Trish Stratus, Becky Lynch, and Alexa Bliss. [AI photo created by Pro Wrestling Stories on DreamStudio]
What an experience. Try it out for yourself! We’re sure it’ll be a creative and exciting journey.

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Braeden Farrell is a senior writer for Pro Wrestling Stories. He is a long-time fan of wrestling based out of Adelaide, Australia. He can be reached on Twitter @braedenfazza.