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
1,856 285
Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Dec. at 59 (1952-2011)

2
1,172 392
Bruno Sammartino is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

3
919 348
Bob Backlund is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 69

4
788 324
Billy Graham is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 75

5
522 176
Bret Hart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 61

6
892 340
Jimmy Snuka is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 75

7
627 230
André the Giant is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Dec. at 47 (1946-1993)

8
534 261
Terry Funk is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 74

9
524 322
The Iron Sheik is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

10
638 291
Diamond Dallas Page is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

11
432 230
Dusty Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 73

12
418 345
CM Punk is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 40

13
438 145
Ric Flair is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 70

14
308 248
Jerry Lawler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 69

15
342 203
Roddy Piper is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 64

16
317 287
The Honky Tonk Man is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

17
247 255
Bob Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 81

18
277 597
Daniel Bryan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 37

19
309 216
Oscar Gutierrez is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 44

20
279 137
Allen Jones is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
charlesminorversion1 added age 41

21
154 118
Buddy Rogers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Died at 71 (1921-1992)

22
298 119
Steve Borden is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 59

23
315 475
Kurt Angle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 50

24
145 164
Ivan Koloff is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added age 76

25
412 221
Stone Cold Steve Austin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions