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The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

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There are many ways to look at the idea of "Greatest Pro Wrestler of All Time" because there are many way that a person can achieve greatness. I looked at 3 main criteria: (1) there ability in the ring and/or on the mic, (2) there importance and impact on the history of professional wrestling, and (3) there impact on the fans - i.e. popularity, charisma, ability to make fans love/hate them.
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    Frank Gotch is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

    #143 on the original list
    Frank Gotch Died at 39 (1878-1917) Gotch wrestled back when it was a legitimate sport and was World Heavyweight Champion from 1908 to 1913 - one of the ten longest in the history of wrestling. He was responsible for making the sport

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    Lou Thesz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

    #44 on the original list
    Lou Thesz Died at 86 (1916-2002)

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    Ed Lewis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

    #120 on the original list
    Ed Lewis Died at 75 (1891-1966)

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    Buddy Rogers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

    #64 on the original list
    Buddy Rogers Died at 71 (1921-1992) The original "Nature Boy". Rogers over Flair because they would both agree that Rogers was the best Nature Boy.

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    Ric Flair is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

    #13 on the original list
    Ric Flair age 66

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    Hulk Hogan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

    #5 on the original list
    Hulk Hogan age 62

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    Gorgeous George is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

    #89 on the original list
    Gorgeous George Died at 48 (1915-1963) Gorgeous George was the original flamboyant bleached blond. He was the model for both Nature Boys followed.

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    Kurt Angle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

    #20 on the original list
    Kurt Angle age 47

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    Classy Freddie Blassie is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

    #99 on the original list
    Classy Freddie Blassie

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    Mildred Burke is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

    Mildred Burke Died at 74 (1915-1989) If you don't know who she is, you should. She is the most impactful woman in wrestling history because she MADE women's wrestling. She started wrestling in circus side shows and had to overcome a bans

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    Bret Hart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

    #3 on the original list
    Bret Hart age 58

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    André the Giant is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

    #6 on the original list
    André the Giant Died at 47 (1946-1993)

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    Billy Graham is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

    #50 on the original list
    Billy Graham age 72

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    Steve Borden is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

    Steve Borden age 56

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    Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

    #16 on the original list
    Dwayne Johnson age 43

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    Ricky Steamboat is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

    #30 on the original list
    Ricky Steamboat age 62

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    Stu Hart is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

    #80 on the original list
    Stu Hart Died at 88 (1915-2003) Stu Hart gets his ranking primarily because of his legacy. There literally would not have been a Bret or Own Hart with out Stu Hart. His legacy also includes his grand children, and students like

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    Kerry Von Erich is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

    #96 on the original list
    Kerry Von Erich Died at 33 (1960-1993)

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    Fritz Von Erich is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

    #94 on the original list
    Fritz Von Erich Died at 68 (1929-1997) Fritz Von Erich is the Stu Hart of Texas. The story of the Von Erich wrestling family is a tragic legend, but the legacy of the house began with its patriarch Fritz.

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    Edge is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
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    The Iron Sheik is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

    #48 on the original list
    The Iron Sheik age 75

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    The Fabulous Moolah is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

    #70 on the original list
    The Fabulous Moolah Died at 84 (1923-2007)

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    Eddie Guerrero is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

    #12 on the original list
    Eddie Guerrero Died at 38 (1967-2005)

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    Rob Van Dam is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

    #40 on the original list
    Rob Van Dam age 45

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    Sgt. Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

    #54 on the original list
    Sgt. Slaughter age 67

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    Tazz is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
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    Arn Anderson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

    #23 on the original list
    Arn Anderson age 57

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    Terry Funk is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

    #36 on the original list
    Terry Funk age 71

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    Roddy Piper is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

    #21 on the original list
    Roddy Piper age 61

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    Chyna is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
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    Bruno Sammartino is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

    #2 on the original list
    Bruno Sammartino age 80

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    Harley Race is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

    #9 on the original list
    Harley Race age 72

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    Kevin Nash is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

    #81 on the original list
    Kevin Nash age 56

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    Jimmy Snuka is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

    #8 on the original list
    Jimmy Snuka age 72

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    Dusty Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

    #31 on the original list
    Dusty Rhodes age 70

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    Jesse Ventura is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

    #65 on the original list
    Jesse Ventura age 64

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    Big Van Vader is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

    #60 on the original list
    Big Van Vader age 60

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