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Famous Male Wrestlers

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List of famous male wrestlers, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male wrestlers list contains the most prominent and top males known for being wrestlers. There are thousand of males working as wrestlers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic wrestlers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a wrestler then the people below should give you inspiration.

List people include Chris Benoit, Bob Backlund and many additional people as well.

While this isn't a list of all male wrestlers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male wrestlers?" and "Who are the best male wrestlers?"


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    Terry Gene Bollea, better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan, is an American professional wrestler, actor, television personality, entrepreneur, and musician currently signed with WWE. Hogan enjoyed mainstream popularity in the 1980s and 1990s as the all-American character Hulk Hogan in the World ...more

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    • Age: age 62
    • Birthplace: Georgia, USA, Augusta
    • Profession: Wrestler, Television producer, Entrepreneur, Musician, Film Producer, + more
    • Credits: Rocky III, Gnomeo & Juliet, No Holds Barred, WWE Raw, Muppets from Space, + more
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    Dennis Rodman
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    Dennis Keith Rodman is a retired American professional basketball player, who played for the Detroit Pistons, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, and Dallas Mavericks in the National Basketball Association. Born in Trenton, New Jersey, he was nicknamed "The Worm" and was known for his ...more

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    • Age: age 54
    • Birthplace: Trenton, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Basketball Coach, Basketball player, Wrestler, Actor, Athlete, + more
    • Credits: The Apprentice, The Comebacks, Eddie, Double Team, Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, + more
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    John Cena
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    John Felix Anthony Cena is an American professional wrestler, rapper and actor signed to WWE, where he is the current WWE United States Champion in his fourth reign. Cena is the public face of WWE, and has served as its franchise player since 2005. He is a polarizing figure among pro wrestling fans, ...more

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    • Age: age 38
    • Birthplace: West Newbury, Massachusetts, USA
    • Profession: Bodybuilder, Rapper, Wrestler, Musician, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Legendary, WWE Raw, WWE SmackDown, Generator Rex, The Marine, + more
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    Dwayne Johnson
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    Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American-Canadian actor, producer and professional wrestler. Johnson was a college football player for the University of Miami, winning a national championship on the 1991 Miami Hurricanes football team. He later played for the Calgary ...more

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    • Age: age 43
    • Birthplace: USA, Hayward, California
    • Profession: Wrestler, Television producer, Film Producer, Author, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Fast & Furious 6, Fast Five, The Other Guys, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Get Smart, + more
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    Chris Jericho
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    Christopher Keith Irvine, better known by the ring name Chris Jericho, is a Canadian professional wrestler, musician, media personality, actor, author, and businessman. He is best known for his time in the World Wrestling Federation/World Wrestling Entertainment, Extreme Championship Wrestling, and ...more

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    • Age: age 45
    • Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada
    • Profession: Media Personality, Businessperson, Wrestler, Musician, Author, + more
    • Credits: WWE Raw, MacGruber, Dancing with the Stars, WWE NXT, WCW Monday Nitro, + more
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    Randy Mario Poffo, better known by his ring name "Macho Man" Randy Savage, was an American professional wrestler and color commentator best known for his time in the World Wrestling Federation and World Championship Wrestling. He is considered to be one of the greatest pro wrestlers in history. Savage ...more

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    • Age: Died at 59 (1952-2011)
    • Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States of America
    • Profession: Rapper, Wrestler, Baseball player, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: Spider-Man, Bolt, Ready to Rumble, WCW Monday Nitro, Impact Wrestling, + more
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    Michael Shawn Hickenbottom, better known by his ring name, Shawn Michaels, is an American professional wrestling personality, television presenter and retired professional wrestler. He has been signed to WWE, as an ambassador and occasional non-wrestling performer, since December 2010. He wrestled ...more

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    • Age: age 50
    • Birthplace: Chandler, Arizona, USA
    • Profession: Wrestler, Actor, Presenter, American football player
    • Credits: WWE Raw, WWE SmackDown, WWE: Shawn Michaels: Boyhood Dream, WWE: Royal Rumble 2007, WWE: Royal Rumble 2010, + more
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    Vincent Kennedy "Vince" McMahon is an American professional wrestling promoter, former announcer, commentator, film producer, actor, and occasional professional wrestler currently serving as majority owner, Chairman, and CEO of Stamford, Connecticut-based professional wrestling promotion World Wrestling ...more

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    • Age: age 70
    • Birthplace: Pinehurst, North Carolina, United States of America
    • Profession: Professional Wrestling Promoter, Announcer, Wrestler, Television producer, Film Producer, + more
    • Credits: No Holds Barred, WWE Raw, WWE SmackDown, WWE NXT, Beyond the Mat, + more
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    David Arquette
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    David Arquette is an American actor, film director, producer, screenwriter, wrestler, and fashion designer. A member of the Arquette acting family, he first became known during the mid-1990s after starring in several Hollywood films, such as the Scream series, Wild Bill, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He ...more

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    • Age: age 44
    • Birthplace: Winchester, USA, Virginia
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Television director, Wrestler, Television producer, Film Producer, + more
    • Credits: Scream, Scream 2, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, CSI: Miami, Scream 4, + more
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    Richard Morgan "Ric" Fliehr is a semi-retired professional wrestler currently signed to the WWE. He is better known by his ring name Ric Flair. Also known as "The Nature Boy", Flair is considered to be one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time with a professional career that spans over 40 ...more

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    • Age: age 66
    • Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America
    • Profession: Wrestler, Actor, Writer
    • Credits: WWE Raw, WCW Monday Nitro, WWE: The Big Show: A Giant's World, Impact Wrestling, Secret Talents of the Stars, + more
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    Bret Hart is a Canadian writer, actor and retired professional wrestler. A member of the Hart wrestling family and a second-generation wrestler, he has an amateur wrestling background, wrestling at Ernest Manning High School and Mount Royal College. Along with his nickname the "Hit Man", Hart was known ...more

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    • Age: age 58
    • Birthplace: Canada, Calgary
    • Profession: Wrestler, Actor
    • Credits: WWE Raw, WCW Monday Nitro, WWE: Hart & Soul: The Hart Family Anthology, Saturday Night's Main Event, My Horrible Year!, + more
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    Randall Keith "Randy" Orton is an American professional wrestler and actor. He is signed to WWE, where he is a 12-time world champion, having held the WWE Championship eight times and the World Heavyweight Championship four times; he was also the final holder of the World Heavyweight Championship before ...more

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    • Age: age 35
    • Birthplace: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America
    • Profession: Wrestler, Actor
    • Credits: WWE Raw, WWE SmackDown, That's What I Am, WWE: Royal Rumble 2007, WWE: SummerSlam 2009, + more
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    Kurt Steven Angle is an American professional wrestler, amateur wrestler and actor currently signed with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, where he is the current TNA World Heavyweight Champion in his record sixth reign. He has also wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment. Angle competed ...more

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    • Age: age 47
    • Birthplace: USA, Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania
    • Profession: Wrestler, Actor
    • Credits: Warrior, WWE SmackDown, Dylan Dog: Dead of Night, Sharknado 2: The Second One, ECW, + more
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    Eduardo Gory Llanes Guerrero, better known by his ring name Eddie Guerrero, was a Mexican American professional wrestler. Born into a legendary Mexican wrestling family, Eddie Guerrero managed to maintain the storied legacy of his family. Through the 1990s, he had a distinguished career, working for ...more

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    • Age: Died at 38 (1967-2005)
    • Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Wrestler
    • Credits: WCW Monday Nitro, ECW Hardcore TV, WCW WorldWide, WCW Thunder, Hardcore Overload, + more
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    Robert "Rob" Alex Szatkowski, better known by his ring name Rob Van Dam, is an American professional wrestler and occasional actor. Van Dam is best known for his appearances with Extreme Championship Wrestling in the late 1990s, with the World Wrestling Federation/World Wrestling Entertainment in the ...more

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    • Age: age 45
    • Birthplace: Michigan, Battle Creek, USA
    • Profession: Wrestler, Actor
    • Credits: Black Mask 2: City of Masks, WWE: Royal Rumble 2007, Wrong Side of Town, Turning Point 2010 (TV), WWE: Summerslam 2001, + more
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    Steve Borden Sr. is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Sting. He is currently employed by the professional wrestling promotion WWE. Sting is best known for his 14-year career with Jim Crockett Promotions and its successor, World Championship Wrestling, which commenced in ...more

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    • Age: age 56
    • Birthplace: USA, Nebraska, Omaha
    • Profession: Wrestler, Author, Actor
    • Credits: Ready to Rumble, WWE: The Big Show: A Giant's World, The Encounter, Impact Wrestling, WCW WorldWide, + more
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    Steve Austin, better known by his ring name "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, is an American actor, producer, and retired professional wrestler who is signed to WWE under a legend's contract. He has been hailed as the biggest star in World Wrestling Federation history. Austin also performed for promotions such ...more

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    • Age: age 51
    • Birthplace: Texas, USA, San Antonio
    • Profession: Wrestler, Television producer, Film Producer, Actor
    • Credits: The Expendables, The Longest Yard, The Condemned, Hunt to Kill, Damage, + more
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    Triple H is a actor, wrestler and professional wrestling booker.more

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    • Age: age 46
    • Birthplace: New Hampshire, Nashua, USA
    • Profession: Bodybuilder, Businessperson, Wrestler, Actor, Professional Wrestling Booker
    • Credits: Blade: Trinity, WWE Raw, WWE SmackDown, The Chaperone, WrestleMania XXIV, + more
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    James George Janos, better known by his stage name, Jesse Ventura, is an American former professional wrestler, color commentator, actor, author, TV host, podcaster, naval veteran, conspiracy theorist, and politician. He served as the 38th Governor of Minnesota from 1999 to 2003. Born James George ...more

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    • Age: age 64
    • Birthplace: Area code 218, Minneapolis, Area code 612, United States of America, United States, + more
    • Profession: Talk show host, Wrestler, Politician, Television producer, Author, + more
    • Credits: Predator, Batman & Robin, The Running Man, Demolition Man, The Master of Disguise, + more
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    Phil Brooks is a wrestler and a film actor.more

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    • Age: age 37
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Wrestler, Actor
    • Credits: WWE: SummerSlam 2009, WWE: Royal Rumble 2010, WWE: Royal Rumble 2009, Over the Limit 2011 Pay-Per-View, Survivor Series 2008, + more
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