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.
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!
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!
Andre the Giant, The Ultimate Warrior, and Vince McMahon experimental prompts were to follow.
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:
Including Salvador Dali as a prompt gave particularly astonishing results!
Macho Man Randy Savage
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:
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…
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.
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.
Our leap down the rabbit hole of AI generated wrestling photos continued with this fantastic futuristic Randy Orton piece.
The following is an example of how to use the above prompt in DreamStudio to create an image of Roman Reigns:
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:
If you told us a person made these, we’d believe you!
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:
This Undertaker piece is worthy of hanging on a wall!
AI Shawn Michaels turned out looking like a neon God!
Many of the AI generated photos coming up are so immaculate and freakishly uncanny, like the following images of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson:
Jake “The Snake” Roberts
The following AI generated photos of Mick Foley are a sight to behold!
When we removed “futuristic neon” from the prompt, stunning results followed:
Of course, we had to give “The Hardcore Icon” Terry Funk some AI love, too. The results were incredible.
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:
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.
What an experience. Try it out for yourself! We’re sure it’ll be a creative and exciting journey.
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