Wrestling The Best Pro Wrestling Champions  

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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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1,766 217
Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Randy Savage Died at 59 (1952-2011)

2
1,078 338
Bruno Sammartino is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

3
876 266
Bob Backlund is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Bob Backlund age 68

4
752 248
Billy Graham is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Billy Graham age 74

5
855 263
Jimmy Snuka is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Jimmy Snuka age 74

6
501 199
Terry Funk is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Terry Funk age 73

7
500 248
The Iron Sheik is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

8
553 188
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
597 231
Diamond Dallas Page is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

10
410 155
Bret Hart is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Bret Hart age 60

11
358 194
Dusty Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Dusty Rhodes age 72

12
357 283
CM Punk is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
CM Punk age 39

13
273 194
Jerry Lawler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Jerry Lawler age 68

14
282 164
Roddy Piper is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Roddy Piper age 63

15
320 130
Ric Flair is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Ric Flair age 69

16
300 216
The Honky Tonk Man is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

17
240 192
Bob Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Bob Armstrong age 80

18
257 171
Oscar Gutierrez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Rey Mysterio age 43

19
234 543
Daniel Bryan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Daniel Bryan age 36

20
134 111
Ivan Koloff is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Ivan Koloff age 75

21
120 84
Buddy Rogers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Buddy Rogers Died at 71 (1921-1992)

22
215 103
Allen Jones is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
charlesminorversion1 added AJ Styles age 40

23
113 119
Mil Máscaras is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Mil Máscaras age 75

24
256 453
Kurt Angle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Kurt Angle age 49

25
229 102
Steve Borden is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Sting age 59

26
118 97
Gorilla Monsoon is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Gorilla Monsoon Died at 62 (1937-1999)

27
102 86
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slaft added Black Jack Mulligan age 78

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225 97
Shawn Michaels is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

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113 125
Stan Stasiak is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Stan Stasiak Died at 60 (1937-1997)

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210 126
Chris Jericho is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Chris Jericho age 47

31
327 207
Stone Cold Steve Austin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

32
122 82
Ted DiBiase is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Ted DiBiase age 64

33
191 119
Rob Van Dam is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
charlesminorversion1 added Rob Van Dam age 47

34
307 156
Undertaker is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Undertaker age 41

35
204 120
Booker Huffman is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Booker T age 53

36
224 101
Mick Foley is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Mick Foley age 52

37
186 119
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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85 93
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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69 100
Spiros Arion is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Spiros Arion age 78

40
64 102
Mikel Scicluna is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Mikel Scicluna Died at 81 (1929-2010)

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156 112
Jeff Hardy is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
HereshSniper added Jeff Hardy age 40

42
67 101
Dominic DeNucci is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Dominic DeNucci age 86

43
166 108
Edge is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Edge age 44

44
197 129
The Ultimate Warrior is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Ultimate Warrior Died at 55 (1959-2014)

45
154 102
Randy Orton is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Randy Orton age 37

46
206 172
Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
The Rock age 45

47
268 194
Hulk Hogan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Hulk Hogan age 64

48
171 115
Sabu is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Sabu age 53

49
169 108
Triple H is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Triple H age 48

50
188 121
Yokozuna is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Yokozuna Died at 34 (1966-2000)