Wrestling 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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1,800 241
Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Dec. at 59 (1952-2011)

2
1,121 356
Bruno Sammartino is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

3
898 295
Bob Backlund is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 68

4
771 272
Billy Graham is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 74

5
868 292
Jimmy Snuka is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 74

6
515 220
Terry Funk is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 73

7
585 197
André the Giant is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Dec. at 47 (1946-1993)

8
512 273
The Iron Sheik is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

9
447 163
Bret Hart is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 60

10
613 256
Diamond Dallas Page is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

11
394 205
Dusty Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 72

12
377 308
CM Punk is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 39

13
288 212
Jerry Lawler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 68

14
368 132
Ric Flair is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 69

15
309 178
Roddy Piper is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 63

16
308 241
The Honky Tonk Man is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

17
244 217
Bob Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 80

18
276 187
Oscar Gutierrez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 43

19
249 560
Daniel Bryan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 36

20
137 93
Buddy Rogers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Dec. at 71 (1921-1992)

21
234 117
Allen Jones is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
charlesminorversion1 added age 40

22
143 130
Ivan Koloff is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added age 75

23
280 461
Kurt Angle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 49

24
257 107
Steve Borden is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 59

25
122 137
Mil Máscaras is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added age 75

26
127 111
Gorilla Monsoon is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Dec. at 62 (1937-1999)

27
357 213
Stone Cold Steve Austin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

28
241 109
Shawn Michaels is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

29
225 138
Chris Jericho is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 47

30
107 102
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slaft added age 78

31
116 140
Stan Stasiak is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Dec. at 60 (1937-1997)

32
128 95
Ted DiBiase is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added age 64

33
333 158
Undertaker is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 41

34
203 129
Rob Van Dam is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
charlesminorversion1 added age 47

35
241 108
Mick Foley is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 52

36
216 129
Booker Huffman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 53

37
201 128
Chris Benoit is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Dec. at 40 (1967-2007)

38
88 104
Professor Tanaka is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Dec. at 70 (1930-2000)

39
165 120
Jeff Hardy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
HereshSniper added age 40

40
70 114
Spiros Arion is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added age 78

41
213 133
The Ultimate Warrior is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Dec. at 55 (1959-2014)

42
64 116
Mikel Scicluna is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Dec. at 81 (1929-2010)

43
177 114
Edge is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 44

44
67 115
Dominic DeNucci is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added age 86

45
226 173
Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 45

46
165 107
Randy Orton is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 37

47
287 197
Hulk Hogan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 64

48
186 111
Triple H is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 48

49
194 128
Yokozuna is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Dec. at 34 (1966-2000)

50
174 125
Sabu is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 53