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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?"
Hulk Hogan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous 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: 63

Birthplace: Augusta, Georgia, United States of America

Profession: Wrestler, Television producer, Entrepreneur, Musician Film Producer, + more

Credits: Rocky III^! 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain^! Suburban Commando^! Hogan Knows Best

Also Ranked

#66 on Athletes Who Spark the Most Fan Arguments

#4 on The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

#49 on The Best WWE Heels Ever

#15 on The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s

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Dennis Rodman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Wrestlers
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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 ...more

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Age: 55

Birthplace: Trenton, New Jersey, United States of America

Profession: Basketball Coach, Basketball player, Wrestler, Actor Athlete, + more

Credits: The Apprentice, Gumball 3000: Coast to Coast, The Rodman World Tour, Double Team

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#29 on The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time

#31 on Athletes Who Spark the Most Fan Arguments

#49 on The Top NBA Players Of All Time

#51 on The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball

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John Cena is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Wrestlers
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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: 39

Profession: Bodybuilder, Rapper, Wrestler, Musician Actor, + more

Credits: WWF Raw, The Marine, 12 Rounds, Trainwreck

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#15 on The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

#43 on The Greatest WWE Superstars of All Time

#74 on The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

#3 on WWE's Greatest Superstars of the 21st Century

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Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Wrestlers
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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 ...more

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Age: 44

Birthplace: Hayward, California, United States of America

Profession: Wrestler, Television producer, Film Producer, Author Actor, + more

Credits: San Andreas, Fast & Furious 6, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, The Scorpion King

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#80 on The Best American Actors Working Today

#30 on Famous Men You'd Want to Have a Beer With

#12 on The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

#6 on Celebrities Who Should Run for President

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Chris Jericho is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Male Wrestlers
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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: 46

Birthplace: Manhasset, New York, United States of America

Profession: Media Personality, Businessperson, Wrestler, Musician Author, + more

Credits: WWF Raw, WWE Smackdown!, WrestleMania X8, MacGruber

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#25 on The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

#29 on The Best WWE Heels Ever

#26 on The Best WCW Wrestlers of All Time

#24 on The Greatest WWE Superstars of All Time

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Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Male Wrestlers
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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 ...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, WrestleMania IV, Glago's Guest

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#54 on Famous Men You'd Want to Have a Beer With

#2 on The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

#1 on The Best WWE Heels Ever

#1 on The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s

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Shawn Michaels is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Male Wrestlers
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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: 50

Birthplace: Chandler, Arizona, United States of America

Profession: Wrestler, Actor, Presenter, American football player

Credits: Summerslam^! WWF Raw^! Royal Rumble^! WrestleMania XX

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#10 on The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

#40 on The Best WWE Heels Ever

#44 on The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s

#6 on The Greatest WWE Superstars of All Time

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Vince McMahon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Male Wrestlers
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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 ...more

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Age: 71

Birthplace: Pinehurst, North Carolina, United States of America

Profession: Professional Wrestling Promoter, Announcer, Wrestler, Television producer Film Producer, + more

Credits: WWF Raw, The Scorpion King, The Rundown, WWE Smackdown!

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#16 on The Best WWE Heels Ever

#19 on The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time

#35 on The Best WWE Superstars of the '90s

#49 on People We Want to See on a Comedy Central Roast

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