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The Best Pro Wrestling Champions 

Blake Edwards
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List Rules Upvote your favorite wrestling champion. Can be from any promotion and category, as long as said person was the champ

In pro wrestling, the highest honor a wrestler can achieve is becoming the champion of their respective promotion. Becoming the champion has a lot of responsibility, like being the face of the organization and being the number one main eventer at a particular time. This is the guy at a particular moment who you want to lead the charge. The champ can be a face or a heel, as long as they generate enough attention towards the title and keeps the fans wanting more. While there have been many champions in many different promotions, the people listed on here are the greatest wrestling champions. This includes wrestlers from different promotions and even some of the greatest wrestlers of all time.

So who are the best pro wrestling champs of all time? Any list has to start with one of the most influential wrestlers of all time: Hulk Hogan. The Hulkster has been the heavyweight champion too many times to count in various different promotions like the WWE (obviously) and WCW. The same goes for wrestling legend Ric Flair. You'll also see icons like Shawn Michaels, Bret Hart, The Rock, and Stone Cold Steve Austin on this list of the best wrestling champs of all time. 

This is the list of the best pro wrestling champions of all time. If you see someone who should be on this list, feel free to add them. Vote or re-rank this list according to how you deem fit. 
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Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Dec. at 59 (1952-2011)
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Bruno Sammartino is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
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Bret Hart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
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Bob Backlund is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
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Billy Graham is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
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André the Giant ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Dec. at 47 (1946-1993)
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Jimmy Snuka is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
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Terry Funk is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
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Dusty Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
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Diamond Dallas Page is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
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The Iron Sheik is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
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Ric Flair is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
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CM Punk is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
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Roddy Piper is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
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Jerry Lawler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
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Stone Cold Steve Austin ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
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The Honky Tonk Man is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
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Steve Borden is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
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Bob Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
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Oscar Gutierrez is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
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Allen Jones is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
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Daniel Bryan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
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Buddy Rogers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
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Died at 71 (1921-1992)
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The Undertaker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
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Shawn Michaels is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions