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The Best Pro Wrestling Champions 

Blake Edwards
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Updated November 24, 2019 52.7k votes 3.5k voters 24.7k views 108 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. 
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Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Dec. at 59 (1952-2011) from Columbus, Ohio, USA
2
Bruno Sammartino is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Age 83 from Pizzoferrato, Italy
3
Bret Hart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Age 61 from Calgary
4
Ric Flair is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Age 70 from Memphis, Tennessee, USA
5
Bob Backlund is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Age 69 from Princeton, Minnesota, United States of America
6
Stone Cold Steve Austin ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Age 54 from San Antonio, Texas, United States of America
7
André the Giant ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Dec. at 47 (1946-1993) from France, Grenoble
8
Jimmy Snuka is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Age 75 from Fiji
9
Billy Graham is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Age 75 from Arizona, USA, Paradise Valley
10
Steve Borden is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Age 59 from USA, Nebraska, Omaha
11
The Undertaker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
12
Diamond Dallas Page is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Age 59 from Point Pleasant, New Jersey, USA
13
Hulk Hogan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Age 65 from Augusta, Georgia, United States of America
14
Terry Funk is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Age 74 from Hammond, USA, Indiana
15
Dusty Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Age 73 from Texas, USA, Austin
16
Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Age 43 from USA, Hayward, California
17
Roddy Piper is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Age 64 from Saskatoon, Canada
18
The Iron Sheik is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Age 78 from Tehran, Iran
19
Shawn Michaels is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Age 53 from Chandler, Arizona, United States of America
20
Allen Jones is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
charlesminorversion1 added Age 41 from Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, United States of America
21
Triple H is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Age 49 from New Hampshire, Nashua, USA
22
Oscar Gutierrez is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Age 44 from USA
23
Chris Jericho is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Age 48 from Winnipeg, Canada
24
CM Punk is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Age 40 from Chicago, Illinois, USA
25
The Ultimate Warrior is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Dec. at 55 (1959-2014) from Crawfordsville