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The greatest pro wrestlers of all-time include WrestleMania winners, WWF and WWE champions and TNA favorites. The entertainment of professional wrestling may be staged but all of these professional wrestlers are easily some of the toughest professional fighters inside of the ring or out. This list of all pro wrestlers can be ordered according to their popularity. Just vote for your favorites.

Combining Greco-Roman wrestling with boxing, freestyle wrestling and theater, professional wrestling dates back nearly a century. At first, professional wrestling was more about the actual competition rather than the script. In the early days, it was Lou Thesz who was the most-feared wrestler around. Thesz, who had no trouble going off-script to win a match and keep his title, is considered the first true wrestling superstar and an innovator of the business.

So is the greatest pro wrestler ever? This list will answer that question and your vote matters.

Thesz continued to dominate until the next era of wrestlers entered in the 1950s and 1960s. Top contenders like Bruno Sammartino and Buddy Rogers helped the sport of professional wrestling grow with their flashy and flamboyant performance styles as well as more often than not came out on top of their matches.

Moving into the 1980s and 1990s, wrestling evolved into a performance. The uniforms the wrestlers wore became flashier and the scripted aspects began to increase, as did the fan following. Some of the best wrestlers of all time came from that golden era such as Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, Andre the Giant, Ric Flair and Bret Hart. With business booming, professional wrestling only continued to grow in recent years with big names like Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock using their WWE fame to launch their careers.

Professional wrestling may not be for everyone but with a long history of success and a wildly popular following, the likes of WWE and TNA are not going away anytime soon. Any one of the current wrestlers competing today could become the next greatest professional wrestler of all time but until then, we can only enjoy watching them compete to become that.

This list is more than just the 100 greatest wrestlers of all time - we've got 'em all! Add any that might be missing and be sure to vote for all your favorites!
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Rey Mysterio is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Rey Mysterio

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Junkyard Dog is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Junkyard Dog Died at 46 (1952-1998)

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Billy Graham is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

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Trish Stratus is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Trish Stratus age 41

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Sgt. Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

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Jesse Ventura is listed (or ranked) 56 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

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Jim Neidhart is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

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Bam Bam Bigelow is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Bam Bam Bigelow Died at 46 (1961-2007)

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Big Van Vader is listed (or ranked) 59 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Vader age 60

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Big Show is listed (or ranked) 60 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

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Oscar Gutierrez is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

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Greg Valentine is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

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Dean Malenko is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Dean Malenko age 55

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Tito Santana is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Tito Santana age 63

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Buddy Rogers is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Buddy Rogers Died at 71 (1921-1992)

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George Steele is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
George Steele age 78

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Jim Duggan is listed (or ranked) 67 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Jim Duggan age 63

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Scott Hall is listed (or ranked) 68 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

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Killer Kowalski is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Killer Kowalski Died at 82 (1926-2008)

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Kevin Nash is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Kevin Nash age 57

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Thomas Billington is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

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Nick Bockwinkel is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

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Road Warrior Animal is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

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King Kong Bundy is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

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The Fabulous Moolah is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
The Fabulous Moolah Died at 84 (1923-2007)

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Rick Steiner is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Rick Steiner age 56

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Rey Misterio, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

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Goldust is listed (or ranked) 78 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Goldust age 47

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Gorilla Monsoon is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Gorilla Monsoon Died at 62 (1937-1999)

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Seth Rollins is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Seth Rollins age 30

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Amy Dumas is listed (or ranked) 81 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Amy Dumas age 41

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Stu Hart is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Stu Hart Died at 88 (1915-2003)

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Gorgeous George is listed (or ranked) 83 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Gorgeous George Died at 48 (1915-1963)

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Animal is listed (or ranked) 84 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

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Wahoo McDaniel is listed (or ranked) 85 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Wahoo McDaniel Died at 64 (1938-2002)

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Larry Zbyszko is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Larry Zbyszko age 64

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Scott Steiner is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Scott Steiner age 54

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Jushin Liger is listed (or ranked) 88 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Jushin Liger age 51

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Paul Orndorff is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Paul Orndorff age 67

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Mil Máscaras is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Mil Máscaras age 73

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Rick Rude is listed (or ranked) 91 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Rick Rude Died at 41 (1958-1999)

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Hawk is listed (or ranked) 92 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

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Kerry Von Erich is listed (or ranked) 93 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Kerry Von Erich Died at 33 (1960-1993)

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Classy Freddie Blassie is listed (or ranked) 94 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

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Sabu is listed (or ranked) 95 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Sabu age 51

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Chyna is listed (or ranked) 96 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Chyna age 45

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Dudley Boyz is listed (or ranked) 97 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Dudley Boyz

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Ivan Koloff is listed (or ranked) 98 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Ivan Koloff age 74

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The Honky Tonk Man is listed (or ranked) 99 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

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Fritz Von Erich is listed (or ranked) 100 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Fritz Von Erich Died at 68 (1929-1997)