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TRENDING 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
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 of wrestling popular and moving it ...

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Lou Thesz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
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
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
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
Ric Flair age 68

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Hulk Hogan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Hulk Hogan age 63

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Gorgeous George is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
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
Kurt Angle age 48

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

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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 on women's wrestling. Mildred ...

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Bret Hart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Bret Hart age 59

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André the Giant is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
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
Billy Graham age 73

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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

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

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

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Kerry Von Erich is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
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
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
Edge age 43

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

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

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Tazz is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Tazz age 48

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Arn Anderson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
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
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
Roddy Piper age 62

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Chyna is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Chyna age 45

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Ricky

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

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Harley Race is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Harley Race age 74

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Kevin Nash is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Kevin Nash age 57

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Jimmy Snuka is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Jimmy Snuka age 73

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Dusty Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Dusty Rhodes age 71

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Jesse Ventura is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Jesse Ventura age 65

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Big Van Vader is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Big Van Vader age 60