Wrestling The Best Pro Wrestling Champions  

Blake Edwards
Originally by
34.9k votes 2.7k voters 17.6k views 80 items

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. 
list ordered by

1
1,835 272
Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Dec. at 59 (1952-2011)

2
1,155 378
Bruno Sammartino is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

3
912 328
Bob Backlund is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 68

4
783 305
Billy Graham is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 74

5
883 325
Jimmy Snuka is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 74

6
492 174
Bret Hart is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 60

7
528 247
Terry Funk is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 73

8
610 224
André the Giant is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Dec. at 47 (1946-1993)

9
521 306
The Iron Sheik is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

10
630 280
Diamond Dallas Page is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

11
418 222
Dusty Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 72

12
400 333
CM Punk is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 39

13
412 141
Ric Flair is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 69

14
301 238
Jerry Lawler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 68

15
333 196
Roddy Piper is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 63

16
313 275
The Honky Tonk Man is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

17
246 241
Bob Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 80

18
267 584
Daniel Bryan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 36

19
295 207
Oscar Gutierrez is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 43

20
266 128
Allen Jones is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
charlesminorversion1 added age 40

21
149 107
Buddy Rogers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Died at 71 (1921-1992)

22
284 114
Steve Borden is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 59

23
303 471
Kurt Angle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 49

24
145 153
Ivan Koloff is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added age 75

25
392 220
Stone Cold Steve Austin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

26
126 156
Mil Máscaras is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added age 75

27
275 119
Shawn Michaels is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

28
133 127
Gorilla Monsoon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Dec. at 62 (1937-1999)

29
246 149
Chris Jericho is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 47

30
368 162
Undertaker is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 41

31
111 118
Ranker Video
slaft added age 78

32
138 107
Ted DiBiase is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added age 64

33
119 153
Stan Stasiak is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Dec. at 60 (1937-1997)

34
216 139
Rob Van Dam is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
charlesminorversion1 added age 47

35
258 114
Mick Foley is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 52

36
232 134
Booker Huffman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 53

37
214 136
Chris Benoit is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Dec. at 40 (1967-2007)

38
175 128
Jeff Hardy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
HereshSniper added age 40

39
193 116
Edge is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 44

40
91 115
Professor Tanaka is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Dec. at 70 (1930-2000)

41
223 142
The Ultimate Warrior is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Dec. at 55 (1959-2014)

42
253 174
Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 45

43
71 123
Spiros Arion is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added age 78

44
65 126
Mikel Scicluna is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Dec. at 81 (1929-2010)

45
70 124
Dominic DeNucci is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added age 86

46
315 202
Hulk Hogan is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 64

47
181 115
Randy Orton is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 37

48
202 125
Triple H is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 48

49
182 130
Sabu is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 53

50
202 135
Yokozuna is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Dec. at 34 (1966-2000)