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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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1,737 185
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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1,036 325
Bruno Sammartino is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

3
857 240
Bob Backlund is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Bob Backlund age 68

4
733 223
Billy Graham is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Billy Graham age 74

5
846 228
Jimmy Snuka is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Jimmy Snuka age 74

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482 180
Terry Funk is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Terry Funk age 73

7
487 218
The Iron Sheik is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

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532 161
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
581 199
Diamond Dallas Page is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

10
363 146
Bret Hart is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Bret Hart age 60

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331 181
Dusty Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Dusty Rhodes age 72

12
329 257
CM Punk is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
CM Punk age 39

13
259 174
Jerry Lawler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Jerry Lawler age 68

14
262 149
Roddy Piper is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Roddy Piper age 61

The Toughest Professional Fighters in History

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292 192
The Honky Tonk Man is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

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234 173
Bob Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Bob Armstrong age 80

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274 124
Ric Flair is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Ric Flair age 69

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240 154
Oscar Gutierrez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Rey Mysterio age 43

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213 525
Daniel Bryan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Daniel Bryan age 36

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121 94
Ivan Koloff is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Ivan Koloff age 75

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100 72
Buddy Rogers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Buddy Rogers Died at 71 (1921-1992)

The Biggest Breakout Stars of 2014

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187 90
Allen Jones is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
charlesminorversion1 added AJ Styles age 40

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103 100
Mil Máscaras is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Mil Máscaras age 75

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108 79
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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231 441
Kurt Angle is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Kurt Angle age 49

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108 104
Stan Stasiak is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Stan Stasiak Died at 60 (1937-1997)

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198 97
Steve Borden is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Sting age 59

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86 75
Ranker Video
slaft added Black Jack Mulligan age 78

The Best Finishing Moves in Wrestling History

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107 67
Ted DiBiase is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Ted DiBiase age 64

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200 88
Shawn Michaels is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

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187 120
Chris Jericho is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Chris Jericho age 47

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292 205
Stone Cold Steve Austin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

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172 108
Rob Van Dam is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
charlesminorversion1 added Rob Van Dam age 47

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66 79
Spiros Arion is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Spiros Arion age 78

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63 82
Mikel Scicluna is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Mikel Scicluna Died at 81 (1929-2010)

These Celebrities Have Been Caught Being More Than Just A Little Racist

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184 111
Booker Huffman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Booker T age 53

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171 102
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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76 77
Professor Tanaka is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Professor Tanaka Died at 70 (1930-2000)

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272 151
Undertaker is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Undertaker age 41

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195 95
Mick Foley is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Mick Foley age 52

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62 81
Dominic DeNucci is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Dominic DeNucci age 86

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145 98
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

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149 99
Edge is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Edge age 44

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173 114
The Ultimate Warrior is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Ultimate Warrior Died at 55 (1959-2014)

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137 89
Randy Orton is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Randy Orton age 37

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160 100
Sabu is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Sabu age 53

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176 105
Yokozuna is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Yokozuna Died at 34 (1966-2000)

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234 185
Hulk Hogan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Hulk Hogan age 64

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172 171
Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
The Rock age 45

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59 64
Antonio Inoki is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Antonio Inoki age 75