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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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1,637 130
Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Randy Savage Died at 59 (1952-2011)

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2
953 280
Bruno Sammartino is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

3
824 174
Bob Backlund is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Bob Backlund age 66

4
692 169
Billy Graham is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Billy Graham age 73

5
797 165
Jimmy Snuka is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Jimmy Snuka age 73

6
462 163
The Iron Sheik is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

7
447 136
Terry Funk is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Terry Funk age 72

8
490 124
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
550 147
Diamond Dallas Page is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

10
289 115
Bret Hart is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Bret Hart age 59

11
300 137
Dusty Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Dusty Rhodes age 70

12
273 218
CM Punk is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
CM Punk age 38

13
243 125
Jerry Lawler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Jerry Lawler age 67

14
285 142
The Honky Tonk Man is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

15
226 126
Bob Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Bob Armstrong age 79

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229 115
Roddy Piper is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Roddy Piper age 62

17
203 105
Ric Flair is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Ric Flair age 68

18
105 63
Ivan Koloff is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Ivan Koloff age 74

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179 495
Daniel Bryan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Daniel Bryan age 35

20
209 125
Oscar Gutierrez is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Rey Mysterio age 42

21
96 67
Mil Máscaras is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Mil Máscaras age 74

22
81 49
Buddy Rogers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Buddy Rogers Died at 71 (1921-1992)

23
149 69
Allen Jones is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
charlesminorversion1 added AJ Styles age 39

24
93 54
Gorilla Monsoon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Gorilla Monsoon Died at 62 (1937-1999)

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99 73
Stan Stasiak is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Stan Stasiak Died at 60 (1937-1997)

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74 50
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slaft added Black Jack Mulligan age 77

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196 427
Kurt Angle is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Kurt Angle age 48

28
89 43
Ted DiBiase is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Ted DiBiase age 63

29
68 53
Professor Tanaka is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Professor Tanaka Died at 70 (1930-2000)

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59 54
Spiros Arion is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Spiros Arion age 77

31
57 55
Mikel Scicluna is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Mikel Scicluna Died at 81 (1929-2010)

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157 86
Rob Van Dam is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
charlesminorversion1 added Rob Van Dam age 46

33
161 104
Chris Jericho is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Chris Jericho age 46

34
55 54
Dominic DeNucci is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Dominic DeNucci age 85

35
155 72
Shawn Michaels is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

36
159 88
Steve Borden is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Sting age 58

37
149 80
Chris Benoit is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Chris Benoit Died at 40 (1967-2007)

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163 96
Booker Huffman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Booker T age 52

39
170 81
Mick Foley is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Mick Foley age 50

40
238 199
Stone Cold Steve Austin is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

41
124 83
Edge is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Edge age 43

42
123 81
Jeff Hardy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
HereshSniper added Jeff Hardy age 39

43
149 80
Sabu is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Sabu age 52

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113 72
Randy Orton is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Randy Orton age 37

45
225 147
Undertaker is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Undertaker age 40

46
51 43
Antonio Inoki is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Antonio Inoki age 74

47
100 63
Samoa Joe is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
charlesminorversion1 added Samoa Joe age 38

48
145 102
The Ultimate Warrior is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Ultimate Warrior Died at 55 (1959-2014)

49
101 73
Austin Aries is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
charlesminorversion1 added Austin Aries age 38

50
164 87
Yokozuna is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Yokozuna Died at 34 (1966-2000)