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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1,771 225
Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Died at 59 (1952-2011)

2
1,081 347
Bruno Sammartino is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

3
879 275
Bob Backlund is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 68

4
754 256
Billy Graham is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 74

5
856 273
Jimmy Snuka is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 74

6
504 206
Terry Funk is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 73

7
561 192
André the Giant is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Died at 47 (1946-1993)

8
502 256
The Iron Sheik is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

9
419 159
Bret Hart is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 60

10
599 239
Diamond Dallas Page is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

11
364 199
Dusty Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 72

12
363 289
CM Punk is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 39

13
274 202
Jerry Lawler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 68

14
288 170
Roddy Piper is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 63

15
332 130
Ric Flair is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 69

16
303 222
The Honky Tonk Man is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

17
241 199
Bob Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 80

18
262 174
Oscar Gutierrez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 43

19
239 546
Daniel Bryan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 36

20
123 86
Buddy Rogers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Died at 71 (1921-1992)

21
220 106
Allen Jones is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
charlesminorversion1 added age 40

22
136 117
Ivan Koloff is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added age 75

23
114 125
Mil Máscaras is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added age 75

24
236 103
Steve Borden is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 59

25
261 455
Kurt Angle is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 49

26
119 102
Gorilla Monsoon is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Died at 62 (1937-1999)

27
230 100
Shawn Michaels is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

28
216 127
Chris Jericho is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 47

29
102 91
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slaft added age 78

30
334 208
Stone Cold Steve Austin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

31
113 129
Stan Stasiak is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Died at 60 (1937-1997)

32
124 85
Ted DiBiase is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added age 64

33
193 122
Rob Van Dam is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
charlesminorversion1 added age 47

34
312 157
Undertaker is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 41

35
228 103
Mick Foley is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 52

36
206 123
Booker Huffman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 53

37
188 121
Chris Benoit is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Died at 40 (1967-2007)

38
85 95
Professor Tanaka is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Died at 70 (1930-2000)

39
160 113
Jeff Hardy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
HereshSniper added age 40

40
69 102
Spiros Arion is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added age 78

41
64 105
Mikel Scicluna is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Died at 81 (1929-2010)

42
67 104
Dominic DeNucci is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added age 86

43
169 109
Edge is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 44

44
200 130
The Ultimate Warrior is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Died at 55 (1959-2014)

45
159 102
Randy Orton is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 37

46
211 172
Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 45

47
274 194
Hulk Hogan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 64

48
173 108
Triple H is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 48

49
172 116
Sabu is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 53

50
190 122
Yokozuna is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Died at 34 (1966-2000)