Greatest Wrestlers of All Time

Wrestling is that kind of theatrical performance mixed with sport and entertainment that always holds us tight, breathlessly spectating neck-breaking stunts and special moves by the gurus of their work. This list is about those gurus, the greatest pro wrestlers that are never tired of bringing more fun to our experience of watching WWE shows. Shock and awe, hatred, devotion, passion, the range of emotions when witnessing these guys at work is immensely huge. This is what the fans love and become loyal to. If you want people to love you, entertain them, and that’s what wrestlers are doing the best.

Rich history of wrestling has brought many names to fame, carving their names in the books of history, long before the idea of modern WWE was born. Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, Shawn Michaels, John Cena… Which name would you put on top of this RankTopTen list of the greatest wrestlers of all time? Which criteria would you use while figuring out who deserves this proud spot? This is a very serious matter and all factors should be taken into account: style, personality, special moves, impact on the industry and a whole picture of a wrestler as a human, first of all. All of that creates numerous disputes and there was not a single moment when everyone agreed that someone particular deserves to be above all top professional wrestlers.

Leave your votes below and complete your list of the best wrestlers of all time. Comment your choice and share your opinion with everyone, make your voice heard.

Rich history of wrestling has brought many names to fame, carving their names in the books of history, long before the idea of modern WWE was born. Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, Shawn Michaels, John Cena… Which name would you put on top of this RateTop10 list of the greatest wrestlers of all time? Which criteria would you use while figuring out who deserves this proud spot? This is a very serious matter and all factors should be taken into account: style, personality, special moves, impact on the industry and a whole picture of a wrestler as a human, first of all. All of that creates numerous disputes and there was not a single moment when everyone agreed that someone particular deserves to be above all top professional wrestlers.

Leave your votes below and complete your list of the best wrestlers of all time. Comment your choice and share your opinion with everyone, make your voice heard.

1

Stone Cold Steve Austin

Steve Austin (born Steven James Anderson on December 18, 1964, later Steven James Williams), better known by the ring name "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, is an American actor, media personality, producer and retired professional wrestler who is signed to WWE. Austin enjoyed a successful mid-card career as "Stunning" Steve Austin in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and a stint as a main event performer in Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) during the early and mid 1990s, before signing with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) in 1995 as The Ringmaster.

2

Shawn Michaels

Many have their own theories on just who deserves the mantle of the greatest professional wrestler of all-time, but here's something we can probably all agree on: there has never been anyone more versatile than Shawn Michaels.

3

John Cena

John Felix Anthony Cena Jr. (/ˈsiːnə/; born April 23, 1977) is an American professional wrestler, rapper, actor, and reality television show host. He is signed to WWE, where he performs on the SmackDown brand. Cena started his professional wrestling career in 1999 with Ultimate Pro Wrestling (UPW) and won the UPW Heavyweight Championship the following year.

4

The Undertaker

Mark William Calaway on of the greatest wrestlers of all time, better known by the ring name The Undertaker, is an American retired professional wrestler signed to WWE. Calaway began his wrestling career with World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW) in 1984. After wrestling for World Championship Wrestling (WCW) as "Mean Mark" Callous from 1989 to 1990, he signed with the then World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) in 1990, making him the company's longest tenured in-ring performer. Calaway is considered to be one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time, as well as the greatest character in WWE history.

5

The Rock

Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known as The Rock, was born on May 2, 1972 in Hayward, California, to Ata Johnson (born Feagaimaleata Fitisemanu Maivia) and Canadian-born professional wrestler Rocky Johnson (born Wayde Douglas Bowles). His father is black (of Black Nova Scotian descent), and his mother is of Samoan background (her own father was Peter Fanene Maivia, also a professional wrestler). While growing up, Dwayne traveled around a lot with his parents and watched his father perform in the ring. During his high school years, Dwayne began playing football and he soon received a full scholarship from the University of Miami, where he had tremendous success as a football player. In 1995, Dwayne suffered a back injury which cost him a place in the NFL. He then signed a three-year deal with the Canadian League but left after a year to pursue a career in wrestling.

6

Hulk Hogan

Terry Gene Bollea (born August 11, 1953), better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan, is an American semi-retired professional wrestler, actor, television personality, entrepreneur and rock bassist. Hogan is regarded by many as the greatest professional wrestler of all time; according to IGN, he is "the most recognized wrestling star worldwide and the most popular wrestler of the 1980s".

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Randy Orton
8
Ric Flair
9
Goldberg
10
Bret The Hitman Hart
11
Triple H
12
Chris Jericho
13
Andre the Giant
14
Edge
15
CM Punk
16
Bruno Sammartino
17
Killer Kowalski
18
The Big Boss Man
19
Kane
20
Big Show
21
Batista
22
Ken Shamrock
23
Lou Thesz
24
Daniel Bryan
25
Rey Mysterio
26
Brock Lesnar
27
Sting
28
Chris Benoit
29
Booker T
30
Kurt Angle
31
Sabu
32
Sheamus
33
Road Dogg
34
Owen Hart
35
Mark LoMonaco