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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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Stone Cold Steve Austin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

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Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
"Macho Man" Randy Savage Died at 59 (1952-2011)

3
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Undertaker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Undertaker age 38

4
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Bret Hart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Bret Hart age 58

5
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Hulk Hogan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Hulk Hogan age 62

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

7
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Harley Race is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Harley Race age 72

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

9
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André the Giant is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
André the Giant Died at 47 (1946-1993)

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

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

12
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Ric Flair is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Ric Flair age 66

13
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CM Punk is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
CM Punk age 37

14
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Daniel Bryan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Daniel Bryan age 34

15
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Eddie Guerrero is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Eddie Guerrero Died at 38 (1967-2005)

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

17
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John Cena is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
John Cena age 38

18
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Bill Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Bill Goldberg age 49

19
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Curt Hennig is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
"Mr. Perfect" Curt Hennig Died at 45 (1958-2003)

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Mick Foley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Mick Foley age 50

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

22
+ - 4,907 3,312
Kurt Angle is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Kurt Angle age 47

23
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Arn Anderson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Arn Anderson age 57

24
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Diamond Dallas Page is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

25
+ - 4,857 3,299
Chris Jericho is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Chris Jericho age 45

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Brock Lesnar is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Brock Lesnar age 38

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Triple H is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Triple H age 46

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Bob Backlund is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Bob Backlund age 66

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Edge is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Edge age 42

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Ricky Steamboat is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

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The Ultimate Warrior is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
The Ultimate Warrior Died at 55 (1959-2014)

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

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+ - 2,691 1,768
Ricky

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

35
+ - 3,467 3,805
Randy Orton is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Randy Orton age 35

36
+ - 2,475 2,037
Terry Funk is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Terry Funk age 71

37
+ - 3,573 2,949
Chris Benoit is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Chris Benoit Died at 40 (1967-2007)

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Kane is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Kane age 48

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Dave Batista is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Dave Batista age 46

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Rob Van Dam is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Rob Van Dam age 45

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+ - 2,537 1,637
Owen Hart is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Owen Hart Died at 34 (1965-1999)

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+ - 1,733 1,523
Jerry Lawler is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

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+ - 1,855 1,347
Ted DiBiase is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Ted DiBiase age 61

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Lou Thesz is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Lou Thesz Died at 86 (1916-2002)

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Don Muraco is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Don Muraco age 66

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Verne Gagne is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Verne Gagne age 89

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Davey Boy Smith is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Davey Boy Smith / The British Bulldog Died at 40 (1962-2002)

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Jeff Hardy is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Jeff Hardy age 38

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+ - 1,797 1,360
The Iron Sheik is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

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+ - 1,466 1,217
Booker Huffman is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Booker T age 50