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Blake Edwards
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List Rules Upvote your favorite wrestling champion. Can be from any promotion and category, as long as said person was the champ

In pro wrestling, the highest honor a wrestler can achieve is becoming the champion of their respective promotion. Becoming the champion has a lot of responsibility, like being the face of the organization and being the number one main eventer at a particular time. This is the guy at a particular moment who you want to lead the charge. The champ can be a face or a heel, as long as they generate enough attention towards the title and keeps the fans wanting more. While there have been many champions in many different promotions, the people listed on here are the greatest wrestling champions. This includes wrestlers from different promotions and even some of the greatest wrestlers of all time.

So who are the best pro wrestling champs of all time? Any list has to start with one of the most influential wrestlers of all time: Hulk Hogan. The Hulkster has been the heavyweight champion too many times to count in various different promotions like the WWE (obviously) and WCW. The same goes for wrestling legend Ric Flair. You'll also see icons like Shawn Michaels, Bret Hart, The Rock, and Stone Cold Steve Austin on this list of the best wrestling champs of all time. 

This is the list of the best pro wrestling champions of all time. If you see someone who should be on this list, feel free to add them. Vote or re-rank this list according to how you deem fit. 
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Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Randy Savage Died at 59 (1952-2011)

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2
+ - 916 265
Bruno Sammartino is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

3
+ - 809 144
Bob Backlund is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Bob Backlund age 67

4
+ - 671 141
Billy Graham is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Billy Graham age 73

5
+ - 768 140
Jimmy Snuka is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Jimmy Snuka age 73

6
+ - 541 121
Diamond Dallas Page is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

7
+ - 474 99
André the Giant is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
André the Giant Died at 47 (1946-1993)

8
+ - 453 135
The Iron Sheik is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

9
+ - 433 111
Terry Funk is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Terry Funk age 72

10
+ - 285 112
Dusty Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Dusty Rhodes age 71

11
+ - 254 101
Bret Hart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Bret Hart age 59

12
+ - 231 97
Jerry Lawler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Jerry Lawler age 67

13
+ - 275 118
The Honky Tonk Man is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

14
+ - 220 93
Roddy Piper is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Roddy Piper age 62

15
+ - 222 103
Bob Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Bob Armstrong age 79

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+ - 239 207
CM Punk is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
CM Punk age 38

17
+ - 194 110
Oscar Gutierrez is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Rey Mysterio age 42

18
+ - 178 84
Ric Flair is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Ric Flair age 68

19
+ - 92 50
Ivan Koloff is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Ivan Koloff age 74

20
+ - 86 51
Mil Máscaras is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Mil Máscaras age 73

21
+ - 94 58
Stan Stasiak is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Stan Stasiak Died at 60 (1937-1997)

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+ - 84 44
Gorilla Monsoon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Gorilla Monsoon Died at 62 (1937-1999)

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+ - 69 36
Buddy Rogers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Buddy Rogers Died at 71 (1921-1992)

24
+ - 151 72
Rob Van Dam is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Rob Van Dam age 46

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+ - 71 37
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+ - 132 59
Allen Jones is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
AJ Styles age 39

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+ - 80 31
Ted DiBiase is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Ted DiBiase age 63

28
+ - 151 93
Chris Jericho is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Chris Jericho age 46

29
+ - 62 41
Professor Tanaka is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Professor Tanaka Died at 70 (1930-2000)

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+ - 162 73
Mick Foley is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Mick Foley age 51

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+ - 139 72
Chris Benoit is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Chris Benoit Died at 40 (1967-2007)

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+ - 57 42
Spiros Arion is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Spiros Arion age 75

33
+ - 56 43
Mikel Scicluna is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Mikel Scicluna Died at 81 (1929-2010)

34
+ - 154 91
Booker Huffman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Booker T age 52

35
+ - 52 43
Dominic DeNucci is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

36
+ - 144 70
Sabu is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Sabu age 52

37
+ - 134 68
Shawn Michaels is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

38
+ - 144 83
Steve Borden is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Sting age 56

39
+ - 206 142
Undertaker is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Undertaker age 40

40
+ - 154 80
Yokozuna is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Yokozuna Died at 34 (1966-2000)

41
+ - 94 53
Samoa Joe is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Samoa Joe age 38

42
+ - 100 61
Austin Aries is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Austin Aries age 38

43
+ - 49 35
Antonio Inoki is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Antonio Inoki age 74

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+ - 113 76
Edge is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Edge age 43

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+ - 155 489
Daniel Bryan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Daniel Bryan age 35

46
+ - 185 420
Kurt Angle is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Kurt Angle age 48

47
+ - 219 194
Stone Cold Steve Austin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

48
+ - 112 73
Jeff Hardy is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Jeff Hardy age 39

49
+ - 130 98
The Ultimate Warrior is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Ultimate Warrior Died at 55 (1959-2014)

50
+ - 95 68
Randy Orton is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Randy Orton age 37