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The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling  

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List Rules Vote 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 Jones is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
age 41
Allen Neal Jones, better known by his ring name A.J. Styles is an American professional wrestler currently under contract with New Japan Pro Wrestling, where he is in his second reign as the ...more
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Oscar Gutierrez is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
age 44
Óscar Gutiérrez Rubio, better known by the ring name Rey Mysterio, is a Mexican-American professional wrestler who currently works for Asistencia Asesoría y ...more
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Chris Jericho is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
age 48
Christopher Keith Irvine, better known by the ring name Chris Jericho, is a Canadian professional wrestler, musician, media personality, actor, author, and businessman. He is best known for his ...more
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Jeff Hardy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
age 41
Jeffrey Nero "Jeff" Hardy is an American professional wrestler, singer-songwriter, painter and musician who is currently signed to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, He is also known for ...more
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The Undertaker is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
John2019 added age 42
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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John Cena is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
age 41
John Felix Anthony Cena is an American professional wrestler, rapper and actor signed to WWE, where he is the current WWE United States Champion in his fourth reign. Cena is the public face of ...more
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Triple H is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
age 46
Triple H is a actor, wrestler and professional wrestling booker.
8
Bobby Roode is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
age 42
Robert F. "Bobby" Roode Jr. is a Canadian professional wrestler. He is signed to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, where he is a two time TNA World Heavyweight Champion. His first reign, ...more
9
Sheamus is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
age 41
Stephen Farrelly is an Irish professional wrestler. He is signed to the American professional wrestling promotion WWE, where he performs under the ring name Sheamus. Prior to joining WWE, ...more
10
Matt Hardy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
age 44
Matthew Moore Hardy is an American professional wrestler and professional wrestling promoter currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the Raw brand currently one-half of the brand's Tag ...more
11
Trish Stratus is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
age 43
Patricia Anne Stratigeas is a Canadian retired professional wrestler, former fitness model, and fitness guru, actress and television personality, better known by her stage name and former ring ...more
12
Kane is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
age 51
Glenn Thomas Jacobs is an American professional wrestler, actor, and insurer. He works for WWE, and is best known by his ring name Kane. Jacobs began his professional wrestling career on the ...more
13
Big Show is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
age 47
Paul Donald Wight is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Big Show. Signed to WWE, Wight is a seven-time world champion, having won the WCW World Heavyweight ...more
14
Ron Killings is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
age 47
This person, better known by the ring name R-Truth, is an American professional wrestler and rapper. He is currently signed to WWE. Since working for WWE, he has been a one time United States ...more
15
Brock Lesnar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
age 41
Brock Edward Lesnar is an American professional wrestler and former professional mixed martial artist, currently signed to WWE. Lesnar is a four-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion, a former UFC ...more
16
Goldust is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
age 49
Dustin Patrick Runnels, is an American professional wrestler better known by his ring names Goldust and Dustin Rhodes. He is signed to WWE. Dustin Runnels' enigmatic, sexually ambiguous gimmick ...more
17
Bobby Lashley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
age 42
Franklin Roberto "Bobby" Lashley is an American mixed martial artist, former collegiate amateur wrestler, and professional wrestler, currently signed to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling ...more
18
Shelton Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
age 43
Shelton James Benjamin is an American professional wrestler and former amateur wrestler best known for his tenure in World Wrestling Entertainment. He wrestled for Ring of Honor for two years, ...more
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Gail Kim is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
John2019 added age 42
Gail Kim-Irvine is a Canadian professional wrestler, professional wrestling valet, model and actress of Korean descent currently working for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. She also worked with ...more
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Austin Aries is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
Austin Aries age 40
Daniel Healy "Dan" Solwold Jr. better known by his ring name Austin Aries, is an American professional wrestler, currently signed to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. Aries is a six-time ...more
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Rhyno is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
Rhyno age 43
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Hiroshi Tanahashi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
venome added age 42
Hiroshi Tanahashi is a Japanese professional wrestler who works primarily for New Japan Pro Wrestling, where he is a former seven-time IWGP Heavyweight Champion, one-time IWGP Intercontinental ...more
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Jushin Liger is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
venome added age 54
Keiichi Yamada, better known as Jushin Liger and later, Jushin Thunder Liger is a Japanese professional wrestler who primarily works for New Japan Pro Wrestling. He has wrestled and beaten many ...more
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Chavo Guerrero, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
age 48
Salvador "Chavo" Guerrero IV also known as Chavo Guerrero and Chavo Guerrero Jr., is a third generation Mexican-American professional wrestler and member of the famed Guerrero ...more
25
Sin Cara is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
age 41
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 ...more