Wrestling 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
1,819 258
Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Dec. at 59 (1952-2011)

2
1,137 367
Bruno Sammartino is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

3
905 311
Bob Backlund is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 68

4
777 290
Billy Graham is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 74

5
875 309
Jimmy Snuka is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 74

6
520 234
Terry Funk is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 73

7
597 212
André the Giant is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Dec. at 47 (1946-1993)

8
463 172
Bret Hart is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 60

9
515 289
The Iron Sheik is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

10
620 270
Diamond Dallas Page is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

11
405 213
Dusty Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 72

12
390 319
CM Punk is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 39

13
293 223
Jerry Lawler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 68

14
383 137
Ric Flair is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 69

15
316 187
Roddy Piper is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 63

16
309 254
The Honky Tonk Man is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

17
244 229
Bob Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 80

18
283 197
Oscar Gutierrez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 43

19
254 570
Daniel Bryan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 36

20
141 100
Buddy Rogers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Dec. at 71 (1921-1992)

21
242 122
Allen Jones is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
charlesminorversion1 added age 40

22
144 140
Ivan Koloff is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added age 75

23
266 111
Steve Borden is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 59

24
288 467
Kurt Angle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 49

25
124 144
Mil Máscaras is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added age 75

26
130 117
Gorilla Monsoon is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Dec. at 62 (1937-1999)

27
367 216
Stone Cold Steve Austin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

28
253 112
Shawn Michaels is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

29
232 140
Chris Jericho is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 47

30
108 108
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slaft added age 78

31
345 160
Undertaker is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 41

32
132 98
Ted DiBiase is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added age 64

33
117 146
Stan Stasiak is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Dec. at 60 (1937-1997)

34
206 135
Rob Van Dam is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
charlesminorversion1 added age 47

35
248 110
Mick Foley is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 52

36
222 132
Booker Huffman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 53

37
204 131
Chris Benoit is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Dec. at 40 (1967-2007)

38
168 123
Jeff Hardy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
HereshSniper added age 40

39
88 108
Professor Tanaka is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Dec. at 70 (1930-2000)

40
181 115
Edge is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 44

41
215 138
The Ultimate Warrior is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Dec. at 55 (1959-2014)

42
70 118
Spiros Arion is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added age 78

43
64 120
Mikel Scicluna is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Dec. at 81 (1929-2010)

44
68 119
Dominic DeNucci is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added age 86

45
235 174
Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 43

46
168 110
Randy Orton is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 37

47
296 200
Hulk Hogan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 64

48
193 114
Triple H is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 48

49
198 129
Yokozuna is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Dec. at 34 (1966-2000)

50
176 127
Sabu is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 53