Combat Sports 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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1,908 320
Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Died at 59 (1952-2011)
2
1,213 424
Bruno Sammartino is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
3
942 392
Bob Backlund is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 69
4
817 363
Billy Graham is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 75
5
584 198
Bret Hart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 61
6
668 260
André the Giant is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Dec. at 47 (1946-1993)
7
915 385
Jimmy Snuka is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 75
8
560 299
Terry Funk is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 74
9
541 368
The Iron Sheik is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
10
670 324
Diamond Dallas Page is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
11
474 254
Dusty Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 73
12
453 385
CM Punk is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 40
13
509 154
Ric Flair is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 70
14
383 223
Roddy Piper is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 64
15
333 279
Jerry Lawler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 69
16
334 326
The Honky Tonk Man is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
17
254 292
Bob Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 81
18
474 229
Stone Cold Steve Austin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
19
324 156
Allen Jones is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
charlesminorversion1 added age 41
20
304 636
Daniel Bryan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 37
21
343 241
Oscar Gutierrez is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 44
22
347 130
Steve Borden is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 59
23
352 493
Kurt Angle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 50
24
171 146
Buddy Rogers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Dec. at 71 (1921-1992)
25
333 141
Shawn Michaels is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions