The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time People

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

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    #121 on the original list
    Died at 75 (1891-1966)

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    #68 on the original list
    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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    #93 on the original list
    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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    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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    #85 on the original list
    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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    #98 on the original list
    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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