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The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling

Updated June 14, 2019 19.1k votes 1.2k voters 18.6k views50 items

List RulesVote up the best wrestlers still working in the ring after their 40th birthday

Wrestling is a difficult sport on your body, and it doesn't get any easier as you get older. The oldest wrestlers, still wrestling after their 40th birthday, are doing more than aging gracefully - they're aging powerfully, and somehow getting better in the ring as time goes on. We've put together this list of current wrestlers over 40 from all the different promotions, and that includes a lot of the oldest wrestlers in the WWE.

Many of these wrestlers who are 40 and older have stepped back from the ring to a degree as they expand their focus to include acting. Both John Cena, Chris Jericho, and Kane still rock the ring between personal and creative projects but not as often as they used to. Other older wrestlers, like Matt and Jeff Hardy, are still finding new storylines and holding their own against younger wrestlers. There are even wrestlers over 50 years old like Dr. Wagner Jr. who doesn't seem to plan on stopping any time soon.

There are so many old wrestlers who are great at what they do, but we need you to vote up the best active wrestlers who are 40 and older who are still truly the best of the best!

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    Allen Neal Jones (born June 2, 1977) is an American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the Raw brand under the ring name AJ Styles (also stylized as A.J. Styles),...  more
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    Óscar Gutiérrez (born December 11, 1974), better known by his ring name Rey Mysterio, is an American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the Raw brand. Gutiérrez was...  more
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    Christopher Keith Irvine (born November 9, 1970), better known by his ring name Chris Jericho, is an American-born Canadian professional wrestler, musician, author, and actor, currently signed to All...  more
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    Mark William Calaway (born March 24, 1965), better known by the ring name The Undertaker, is an American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE. Widely regarded as one of the greatest...  more
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    Jeffrey Nero Hardy (born August 31, 1977) is an American professional wrestler, singer-songwriter, painter, and musician. He is currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the SmackDown brand. He...  more
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    Paul Michael Levesque (born July 27, 1969), better known by the ring name Triple H, is an American business executive, professional wrestler, and actor. He has been the Executive Vice President of...  more
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    John Felix Anthony Cena Jr. (; born April 23, 1977) is an American professional wrestler, actor, rapper, and TV personality. As a wrestler, he is currently signed to WWE. As a TV personality, he is...  more
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    Stephen Farrelly (born 28 January 1978) is an Irish professional wrestler and actor currently signed to the American professional wrestling promotion WWE, where he performs on the SmackDown brand...  more
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    Matthew Moore Hardy (born September 23, 1974) is an American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the SmackDown brand alongside his real-life brother Jeff where they...  more
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    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, United States of America

    Ronnie Aaron Killings (born January 19, 1972) is an American professional wrestler, rapper, and actor better known under the ring name R-Truth. He is currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the...  more
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    Robert Francis Roode Jr. (born May 11, 1977) is a Canadian professional wrestler better known under the ring name Bobby Roode. He is currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the Raw brand under...  more
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    Patricia Anne Stratigeas (; born December 18, 1975) better known by her wrestling stage name Trish Stratus, is a Canadian fitness master, fitness model, retired professional wrestler, actress and...  more
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    Glenn Thomas Jacobs (born April 26, 1967) is an American professional wrestler, actor, businessman, and politician. As a Republican, he is the Mayor of Knox County, Tennessee. In professional...  more
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    Dustin Patrick Runnels (born April 11, 1969) is an American professional wrestler better known by the name Dustin Rhodes. He is well known for his multiple tenures with WWE from 1995 to 2019 as the...  more
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    BirthplaceWebster, South Dakota, United States of America

    PositionDefensive tackle

    Brock Edward Lesnar (; born July 12, 1977) is an American professional wrestler, and former mixed martial artist and professional football player currently signed to WWE, where he performs on its Raw...  more
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    BirthplaceAiken, South Carolina, United States of America

    Paul Donald Wight II (born February 8, 1972) is an American professional wrestler and actor currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the SmackDown brand under the ring name Big Show. Wight began...  more
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    Franklin Roberto "Bobby" Lashley (born July 16, 1976) is an American professional wrestler and mixed martial artist. He is currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the Raw brand under the ring...  more
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    BirthplaceOrangeburg, South Carolina, United States of America

    Shelton Benjamin (born July 9, 1975) is an American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE on the SmackDown brand. He is also known for his work in New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) and Pro...  more
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    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

    Daniel Healy Solwold Jr. (born April 15, 1978), better known by his ring name Austin Aries, is an American professional wrestler He is currently signed to Major League Wrestling (MLW) and also...  more
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    Gail Kim (born February 20, 1977) is a retired Canadian-American professional wrestler, currently signed to Impact Wrestling, where she serves as a producer. In Impact Wrestling, she is also a record...  more
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    BirthplaceHiroshima, Japan

    Keiichi Yamada (山田恵一, Yamada Keiichi, born November 30, 1964), better known as Jushin Liger (獣神ライガー, Jūshin Raigā) and later Jushin Thunder Liger (獣神サンダー・ライガー, Jūshin Sandā Raigā) is a Japanese...  more
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    Hiroshi Tanahashi (棚橋弘至, Tanahashi Hiroshi, born November 13, 1976) is a Japanese professional wrestler who works primarily for New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW). His accolades in NJPW include being a...  more
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    BirthplaceEl Paso, Texas, United States of America

    Salvador "Chavo" Guerrero IV (born October 20, 1970) better known by ring names Chavo Guerrero and Chavo Guerrero Jr., is an American professional wrestler, promoter and actor. He is currently signed...  more
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    Jorge Arias is a Mexican-American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the SmackDown brand under the ring name Sin Cara. Airas wrestled under the ring name Incognito or...  more
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List Rules: Vote up the best wrestlers still working in the ring after their 40th birthday