Cruise Wrestled Way To The Top
Before TOM CRUISE became one of Hollywood's top-earning actors he was fighting for fame as a teenager - in violent wrestling matches.
In a photo obtained by U.S. magazine People, the Top Gun star can be seen posing after an intense match at a freestyle wrestling tournament at New Jersey's Glen Ridge High School, where he graduated in 1980.
He remembers, "I was 16 years old. The guy in the first round chipped my tooth. My lip was bleeding. But I was like, 'I'm going to win.'"