While gathering photos for various Metallica stories, we've noticed something rather odd: Nearly every member of the group has a famous pro wrestling look-alike.

Of course, the band has been popular for years among both wrestling crowds and the stars themselves, with pugilists such as HHH ("For Whom the Bell Tolls") and the Sandman ("Enter Sandman," duh) using Metallica songs as their entrance music before big matches.

Granted, to find perfect matches for this gallery sometimes we needed to to find a pair of photos that show each half of these superstar doppelgangers in exactly the right light or angle – and yes, we should probably find something more productive to do with our time – but why not have a little fun and check out these photos of pro wrestlers who look like Metallica?

While you're at it, check out our list of rock stars who would make great pro wrestlers, and learn the story of Dale Torborg, who donned Gene Simmons' "demon" makeup in an officially sanctioned partnership between Kiss and the WCW. You can also check out Loudwire's list of the best metal and hard rock wrestling entrance songs.

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