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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1,766 210
Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Randy Savage Died at 59 (1952-2011)

2
1,073 336
Bruno Sammartino is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

3
871 264
Bob Backlund is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Bob Backlund age 68

4
752 241
Billy Graham is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Billy Graham age 74

5
855 255
Jimmy Snuka is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Jimmy Snuka age 74

6
496 197
Terry Funk is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Terry Funk age 73

7
499 242
The Iron Sheik is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

8
553 181
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
597 226
Diamond Dallas Page is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

10
404 155
Bret Hart is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Bret Hart age 60

11
356 191
Dusty Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Dusty Rhodes age 72

12
352 282
CM Punk is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
CM Punk age 39

13
273 190
Jerry Lawler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Jerry Lawler age 68

14
281 161
Roddy Piper is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Roddy Piper age 63

15
313 130
Ric Flair is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Ric Flair age 69

16
299 213
The Honky Tonk Man is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

17
240 188
Bob Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Bob Armstrong age 80

18
254 169
Oscar Gutierrez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Rey Mysterio age 43

19
229 543
Daniel Bryan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Daniel Bryan age 36

20
133 107
Ivan Koloff is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Ivan Koloff age 75

21
116 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
210 103
Allen Jones is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
charlesminorversion1 added AJ Styles age 40

23
113 115
Mil Máscaras is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Mil Máscaras age 75

24
118 93
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
251 453
Kurt Angle is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Kurt Angle age 49

26
224 102
Steve Borden is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Sting age 59

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100 84
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slaft added Black Jack Mulligan age 78

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225 93
Shawn Michaels is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

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113 121
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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121 79
Ted DiBiase is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Ted DiBiase age 64

31
206 126
Chris Jericho is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Chris Jericho age 47

32
323 207
Stone Cold Steve Austin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

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187 119
Rob Van Dam is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
charlesminorversion1 added Rob Van Dam age 47

34
201 119
Booker Huffman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Booker T age 53

35
303 156
Undertaker is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Undertaker age 41

36
220 101
Mick Foley is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Mick Foley age 52

37
186 116
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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84 91
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 97
Spiros Arion is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Spiros Arion age 78

40
64 99
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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155 111
Jeff Hardy is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
HereshSniper added Jeff Hardy age 40

42
67 98
Dominic DeNucci is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Dominic DeNucci age 86

43
165 106
Edge is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Edge age 44

44
197 125
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 98
Randy Orton is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Randy Orton age 37

46
202 172
Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
The Rock age 45

47
264 194
Hulk Hogan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Hulk Hogan age 64

48
170 113
Sabu is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Sabu age 53

49
188 118
Yokozuna is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Yokozuna Died at 34 (1966-2000)

50
165 108
Triple H is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Triple H age 48