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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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1,607 112
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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929 266
Bruno Sammartino is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

3
814 151
Bob Backlund is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Bob Backlund age 67

4
681 147
Billy Graham is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Billy Graham age 73

5
779 143
Jimmy Snuka is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Jimmy Snuka age 73

6
479 107
André the Giant is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
André the Giant Died at 47 (1946-1993)

7
542 129
Diamond Dallas Page is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

8
457 142
The Iron Sheik is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

9
435 120
Terry Funk is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Terry Funk age 72

10
288 122
Dusty Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Dusty Rhodes age 71

11
261 108
Bret Hart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Bret Hart age 59

12
233 107
Jerry Lawler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Jerry Lawler age 67

13
278 127
The Honky Tonk Man is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

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244 210
CM Punk is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
CM Punk age 38

15
222 102
Roddy Piper is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Roddy Piper age 61

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224 111
Bob Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Bob Armstrong age 79

17
197 116
Oscar Gutierrez is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Rey Mysterio age 42

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182 94
Ric Flair is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Ric Flair age 68

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99 53
Ivan Koloff is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Ivan Koloff age 74

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91 55
Mil Máscaras is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Mil Máscaras age 73

21
97 63
Stan Stasiak is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Stan Stasiak Died at 60 (1937-1997)

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73 40
Buddy Rogers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Buddy Rogers Died at 71 (1921-1992)

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87 49
Gorilla Monsoon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Gorilla Monsoon Died at 62 (1937-1999)

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152 78
Rob Van Dam is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
charlesminorversion1 added Rob Van Dam age 46

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82 36
Ted DiBiase is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Ted DiBiase age 63

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71 43
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slaft added Black Jack Mulligan age 77

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132 66
Allen Jones is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
charlesminorversion1 added AJ Styles age 39

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67 45
Professor Tanaka is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Professor Tanaka Died at 70 (1930-2000)

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151 100
Chris Jericho is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Chris Jericho age 46

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163 77
Mick Foley is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Mick Foley age 51

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140 76
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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154 94
Booker Huffman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Booker T age 52

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57 46
Spiros Arion is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Spiros Arion age 75

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56 47
Mikel Scicluna is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Mikel Scicluna Died at 81 (1929-2010)

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54 45
Dominic DeNucci is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Dominic DeNucci age 85

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144 73
Sabu is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Sabu age 52

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136 71
Shawn Michaels is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

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146 87
Steve Borden is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Sting age 56

39
210 144
Undertaker is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Undertaker age 40

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154 83
Yokozuna is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Yokozuna Died at 34 (1966-2000)

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94 57
Samoa Joe is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
charlesminorversion1 added Samoa Joe age 38

42
100 64
Austin Aries is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
charlesminorversion1 added Austin Aries age 38

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159 489
Daniel Bryan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Daniel Bryan age 35

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114 78
Edge is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Edge age 43

45
49 38
Antonio Inoki is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Antonio Inoki age 74

46
222 196
Stone Cold Steve Austin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

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186 422
Kurt Angle is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Kurt Angle age 48

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134 100
The Ultimate Warrior is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Ultimate Warrior Died at 55 (1959-2014)

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113 75
Jeff Hardy is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
HereshSniper added Jeff Hardy age 39

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97 70
Randy Orton is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Randy Orton age 37