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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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1,698 163
Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Randy Savage Died at 59 (1952-2011)

2
1,009 310
Bruno Sammartino is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

3
847 216
Bob Backlund is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Bob Backlund age 68

4
717 210
Billy Graham is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Billy Graham age 74

5
827 205
Jimmy Snuka is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Jimmy Snuka age 74

6
480 200
The Iron Sheik is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

7
466 169
Terry Funk is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Terry Funk age 73

8
516 148
André the Giant is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
André the Giant Died at 47 (1946-1993)

9
569 180
Diamond Dallas Page is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

10
337 136
Bret Hart is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Bret Hart age 60

11
314 241
CM Punk is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
CM Punk age 39

12
315 169
Dusty Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Dusty Rhodes age 72

13
252 158
Jerry Lawler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Jerry Lawler age 68

14
248 136
Roddy Piper is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Roddy Piper age 63

The Toughest Professional Fighters in History

15
289 174
The Honky Tonk Man is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

16
230 156
Bob Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Bob Armstrong age 80

17
241 120
Ric Flair is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Ric Flair age 69

18
230 141
Oscar Gutierrez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Rey Mysterio age 43

19
112 82
Ivan Koloff is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Ivan Koloff age 75

20
204 512
Daniel Bryan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Daniel Bryan age 36

21
91 61
Buddy Rogers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Buddy Rogers Died at 71 (1921-1992)

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22
100 88
Mil Máscaras is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Mil Máscaras age 75

23
173 80
Allen Jones is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
charlesminorversion1 added AJ Styles age 40

24
101 67
Gorilla Monsoon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Gorilla Monsoon Died at 62 (1937-1999)

25
104 89
Stan Stasiak is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Stan Stasiak Died at 60 (1937-1997)

26
218 434
Kurt Angle is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Kurt Angle age 49

27
79 66
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slaft added Black Jack Mulligan age 78

28
101 56
Ted DiBiase is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Ted DiBiase age 64

The Best Finishing Moves in Wrestling History

29
182 92
Steve Borden is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Sting age 59

30
183 82
Shawn Michaels is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

31
168 96
Rob Van Dam is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
charlesminorversion1 added Rob Van Dam age 47

32
176 114
Chris Jericho is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Chris Jericho age 47

33
63 68
Spiros Arion is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Spiros Arion age 78

34
59 71
Mikel Scicluna is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Mikel Scicluna Died at 81 (1929-2010)

35
276 201
Stone Cold Steve Austin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

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36
74 66
Professor Tanaka is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Professor Tanaka Died at 70 (1930-2000)

37
59 68
Dominic DeNucci is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Dominic DeNucci age 86

38
176 104
Booker Huffman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Booker T age 53

39
163 94
Chris Benoit is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Chris Benoit Died at 40 (1967-2007)

40
186 89
Mick Foley is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Mick Foley age 52

41
258 149
Undertaker is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Undertaker age 41

42
136 90
Jeff Hardy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
HereshSniper added Jeff Hardy age 40

The Greatest Pro Wrestling Catchphrases of the '90s

43
142 90
Edge is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Edge age 44

44
163 109
The Ultimate Warrior is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Ultimate Warrior Died at 55 (1959-2014)

45
132 80
Randy Orton is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Randy Orton age 37

46
156 91
Sabu is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Sabu age 53

47
173 94
Yokozuna is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Yokozuna Died at 34 (1966-2000)

48
57 55
Antonio Inoki is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Antonio Inoki age 75

49
220 179
Hulk Hogan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Hulk Hogan age 64

50
107 74
Samoa Joe is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
charlesminorversion1 added Samoa Joe age 39