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
1,837 274
Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Dec. at 59 (1952-2011)

2
1,156 380
Bruno Sammartino is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

3
912 331
Bob Backlund is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 68

4
783 307
Billy Graham is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 74

5
883 326
Jimmy Snuka is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 74

6
494 175
Bret Hart is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 60

7
528 248
Terry Funk is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 73

8
611 225
André the Giant is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Dec. at 47 (1946-1993)

9
521 307
The Iron Sheik is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

10
630 282
Diamond Dallas Page is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

11
420 223
Dusty Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 72

12
403 335
CM Punk is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 39

13
415 141
Ric Flair is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 69

14
302 239
Jerry Lawler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 68

15
334 196
Roddy Piper is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 63

16
313 275
The Honky Tonk Man is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

17
246 241
Bob Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 80

18
269 585
Daniel Bryan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 36

19
296 207
Oscar Gutierrez is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 43

20
269 128
Allen Jones is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
charlesminorversion1 added age 40

21
149 107
Buddy Rogers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Died at 71 (1921-1992)

22
285 114
Steve Borden is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 59

23
304 471
Kurt Angle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 49

24
145 153
Ivan Koloff is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added age 75

25
393 220
Stone Cold Steve Austin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

26
126 156
Mil Máscaras is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added age 75

27
276 119
Shawn Michaels is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

28
133 127
Gorilla Monsoon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Dec. at 62 (1937-1999)

29
248 149
Chris Jericho is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 47

30
371 162
Undertaker is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 41

31
139 107
Ted DiBiase is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added age 64

32
111 118
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slaft added age 78

33
217 139
Rob Van Dam is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
charlesminorversion1 added age 47

34
119 153
Stan Stasiak is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Dec. at 60 (1937-1997)

35
259 114
Mick Foley is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 52

36
233 134
Booker Huffman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 53

37
215 136
Chris Benoit is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Dec. at 40 (1967-2007)

38
176 128
Jeff Hardy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
HereshSniper added age 40

39
194 116
Edge is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 44

40
91 115
Professor Tanaka is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Dec. at 70 (1930-2000)

41
224 142
The Ultimate Warrior is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Dec. at 55 (1959-2014)

42
254 174
Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 45

43
71 123
Spiros Arion is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added age 78

44
65 126
Mikel Scicluna is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added Dec. at 81 (1929-2010)

45
70 124
Dominic DeNucci is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
slaft added age 86

46
315 202
Hulk Hogan is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 64

47
181 115
Randy Orton is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 37

48
202 126
Triple H is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 48

49
182 130
Sabu is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
age 53

50
202 135
Yokozuna is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Pro Wrestling Champions
Dec. at 34 (1966-2000)