My life has been crazy by any standard. I played professional football for three years until my career was cut short by injuries in 1992, leading me to pursue a career in professional wrestling. Having worked for World Wrestling Entertainment ( WWE) for 10 years, I have performed live in front of 15 million people and hundreds millions more on TV; been to over 60 different countries; been invited to the White House and Buckingham Palace; been the longest reigning WWE champion in over a decade; been to Iraq and the Middle East four times to visit our troops, and; spoke at the 2004 Republican Convention. I have even gone swimming with the great white sharks off the coast of South Africa. I have appeared on every major news outlet talking about stocks and have written a book on common sense investing, "Have More Money Now". I have my own line of fishing merchandise coming out this year, which I plan to promote on my nationally syndicated talk radio show "The John Bradshaw Layfield Show." With all of this I can honestly say the thing that gets me most excited these days is the opportunity to write for TheStreet.com. The market is my passion. To write regularly about stocks is like a fat kid having a free pass to a pizza buffet. I am in heaven. I have walked out in Madison Square Garden as the world heavyweight champion. Now I'm ready to face off with the heavyweights on Wall Street. Before today's "featured performers," a quick recap about how I got here: With the money I earned playing football, I invested heavily in having a good time, and when my pro-football career ended, I had a whopping $27 in my pocket. Not quite enough to retire on.