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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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1,620 120
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
938 271
Bruno Sammartino is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

3
816 160
Bob Backlund is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Bob Backlund age 67

4
687 156
Billy Graham is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Billy Graham age 73

5
789 151
Jimmy Snuka is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Jimmy Snuka age 73

6
459 150
The Iron Sheik is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

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481 116
André the Giant is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
André the Giant Died at 47 (1946-1993)

8
545 139
Diamond Dallas Page is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

9
440 126
Terry Funk is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Terry Funk age 72

10
271 110
Bret Hart is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Bret Hart age 59

11
292 128
Dusty Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Dusty Rhodes age 71

12
239 112
Jerry Lawler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Jerry Lawler age 67

13
281 134
The Honky Tonk Man is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

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251 215
CM Punk is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
CM Punk age 38

15
225 106
Roddy Piper is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Roddy Piper age 62

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226 117
Bob Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Bob Armstrong age 79

17
200 121
Oscar Gutierrez is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Rey Mysterio age 42

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188 96
Ric Flair is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Ric Flair age 68

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103 57
Ivan Koloff is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Ivan Koloff age 74

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93 61
Mil Máscaras is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Mil Máscaras age 73

21
91 52
Gorilla Monsoon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Gorilla Monsoon Died at 62 (1937-1999)

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76 46
Buddy Rogers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Buddy Rogers Died at 71 (1921-1992)

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98 69
Stan Stasiak is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Stan Stasiak Died at 60 (1937-1997)

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138 68
Allen Jones is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
charlesminorversion1 added AJ Styles age 39

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154 83
Rob Van Dam is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
charlesminorversion1 added Rob Van Dam age 45

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85 41
Ted DiBiase is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Ted DiBiase age 63

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73 48
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slaft added Black Jack Mulligan age 77

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155 103
Chris Jericho is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Chris Jericho age 46

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68 50
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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144 79
Chris Benoit is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Chris Benoit Died at 40 (1967-2007)

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166 80
Mick Foley is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Mick Foley age 51

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159 95
Booker Huffman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Booker T age 52

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58 52
Spiros Arion is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Spiros Arion age 77

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57 53
Mikel Scicluna is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Mikel Scicluna Died at 81 (1929-2010)

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142 72
Shawn Michaels is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

36
55 52
Dominic DeNucci is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Dominic DeNucci age 85

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146 78
Sabu is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Sabu age 52

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152 88
Steve Borden is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Sting age 58

39
216 146
Undertaker is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Undertaker age 40

40
158 86
Yokozuna is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Yokozuna Died at 34 (1966-2000)

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96 61
Samoa Joe is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
charlesminorversion1 added Samoa Joe age 38

42
119 79
Edge is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Edge age 43

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163 492
Daniel Bryan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Daniel Bryan age 35

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228 198
Stone Cold Steve Austin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

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100 70
Austin Aries is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
charlesminorversion1 added Austin Aries age 38

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190 424
Kurt Angle is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Kurt Angle age 48

47
138 102
The Ultimate Warrior is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Ultimate Warrior Died at 55 (1959-2014)

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117 77
Jeff Hardy is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
HereshSniper added Jeff Hardy age 39

49
49 43
Antonio Inoki is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Antonio Inoki age 74

50
102 71
Randy Orton is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Randy Orton age 37