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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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1,663 136
Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Randy Savage Died at 59 (1952-2011)

2
974 287
Bruno Sammartino is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

3
833 185
Bob Backlund is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Bob Backlund age 67

4
702 181
Billy Graham is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Billy Graham age 73

5
809 176
Jimmy Snuka is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Jimmy Snuka age 73

6
466 175
The Iron Sheik is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

7
455 148
Terry Funk is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Terry Funk age 72

8
497 134
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
555 158
Diamond Dallas Page is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

10
300 124
Bret Hart is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Bret Hart age 59

11
304 150
Dusty Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Dusty Rhodes age 71

12
288 223
CM Punk is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
CM Punk age 38

13
244 137
Jerry Lawler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Jerry Lawler age 67

14
285 154
The Honky Tonk Man is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

The Toughest Professional Fighters in History

15
231 123
Roddy Piper is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Roddy Piper age 62

16
227 136
Bob Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Bob Armstrong age 79

17
210 112
Ric Flair is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Ric Flair age 68

18
216 129
Oscar Gutierrez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Rey Mysterio age 42

19
107 70
Ivan Koloff is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Ivan Koloff age 74

20
187 499
Daniel Bryan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Daniel Bryan age 35

21
97 74
Mil Máscaras is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Mil Máscaras age 74

The Worst Qualities in A Man

22
83 55
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
154 74
Allen Jones is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
charlesminorversion1 added AJ Styles age 39

24
95 59
Gorilla Monsoon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Gorilla Monsoon Died at 62 (1937-1999)

25
100 79
Stan Stasiak is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Stan Stasiak Died at 60 (1937-1997)

26
75 56
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slaft added Black Jack Mulligan age 77

27
200 430
Kurt Angle is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Kurt Angle age 48

28
90 49
Ted DiBiase is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Ted DiBiase age 63

The Best Finishing Moves in Wrestling History

29
166 89
Steve Borden is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Sting age 58

30
161 88
Rob Van Dam is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
charlesminorversion1 added Rob Van Dam age 46

31
57 61
Mikel Scicluna is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Mikel Scicluna Died at 81 (1929-2010)

32
165 107
Chris Jericho is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Chris Jericho age 46

33
59 60
Spiros Arion is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Spiros Arion age 77

34
162 74
Shawn Michaels is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

35
69 58
Professor Tanaka is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Professor Tanaka Died at 70 (1930-2000)

25 Celebrities Who Quit Being Famous

36
55 60
Dominic DeNucci is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Dominic DeNucci age 85

37
167 98
Booker Huffman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Booker T age 52

38
153 84
Chris Benoit is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Chris Benoit Died at 40 (1967-2007)

39
247 200
Stone Cold Steve Austin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

40
175 84
Mick Foley is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Mick Foley age 51

41
128 82
Jeff Hardy is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
HereshSniper added Jeff Hardy age 39

42
234 147
Undertaker is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Undertaker age 40

The Greatest Pro Wrestling Catchphrases of the '90s

43
128 87
Edge is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Edge age 43

44
149 104
The Ultimate Warrior is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Ultimate Warrior Died at 55 (1959-2014)

45
150 85
Sabu is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Sabu age 52

46
118 75
Randy Orton is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Randy Orton age 37

47
165 91
Yokozuna is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Yokozuna Died at 34 (1966-2000)

48
53 49
Antonio Inoki is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Antonio Inoki age 74

49
102 67
Samoa Joe is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
charlesminorversion1 added Samoa Joe age 38

50
204 174
Hulk Hogan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Hulk Hogan age 63