Combat Sports The Best Pro Wrestling Champions  

Blake Edwards
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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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1,885 297
Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Dec. at 59 (1952-2011)

2
1,196 404
Bruno Sammartino is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

3
934 366
Bob Backlund is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 69

4
808 339
Billy Graham is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 75

5
549 187
Bret Hart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 61

6
908 358
Jimmy Snuka is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 75

7
648 242
André the Giant is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Dec. at 47 (1946-1993)

8
551 274
Terry Funk is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 74

9
538 337
The Iron Sheik is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

10
660 301
Diamond Dallas Page is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

11
452 239
Dusty Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 73

12
437 362
CM Punk is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 40

13
474 150
Ric Flair is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 70

14
365 209
Roddy Piper is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 64

15
326 257
Jerry Lawler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 69

16
330 301
The Honky Tonk Man is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

17
249 274
Bob Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 81

18
330 225
Oscar Gutierrez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 44

19
303 145
Allen Jones is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
charlesminorversion1 added age 41

20
294 613
Daniel Bryan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 37

21
444 224
Stone Cold Steve Austin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

22
324 122
Steve Borden is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 59

23
163 132
Buddy Rogers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Dec. at 71 (1921-1992)

24
340 483
Kurt Angle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 50

25
154 177
Ivan Koloff is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added age 76