The Best WCW Wrestlers of All Time

List of the best WCW wrestlers of all time. Who were the greatest wrestlers in the history of WCW (World Championship Wrestling)?

WCW was born in 1988, and it wasn't too long after that that it went to war with WWE (then WWF) in what became known as the Monday Night Wars between each promotions main attractions, WCW's Nitro and WWE's Raw. The War between these two great wrestling promotions was intensified when many of the top wrestlers from the WWE jumped ship and brought their best wrestling moves over to WCW. Wrestlers like Hulk Hogan, Macho Man Randy Savage, Kevin Nash, and Scott Hall.

That being said, WCW's entire legacy isn't just about old WWE superstars that came over to make more money from Ted Turner (I mean, it became that) but WCW was a brand unto itself with many remarkable talents with no ties (for the time being) to WWE. And that's what this list is about.

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  • Sting
    5,416 votes
    Age: 64

    When considering the best WCW wrestlers of all time, it's impossible not to mention Steve Broden, better known as Sting, whose influence on the industry is still palpable today.  Making his mark early in his career, Sting's captivating persona and unique fighting style helped propel him to the forefront of wrestling, with memorable feuds against Ric Flair and the Four Horsemen. One of WCW's most iconic champions, Sting was able to forge a lasting legacy with multiple WCW World Heavyweight titles and prestigious reigns as Tag Team and United States Champion. Going down in history as the face of WCW, Sting's thrilling matches and tireless work ethic made him one of the greatest wrestlers to ever step foot in the ring.

  • Ric Flair
    5,040 votes
    Age: 74

    Undoubtedly one of the best WCW wrestlers of all time, Ric Flair, often dubbed "The Nature Boy," has been the epitome of wrestling excellence for decades. Exuding flair and charisma like no other, Flair’s feuds with the likes of Sting, Dusty Rhodes, and Ricky Steamboat were the cornerstone of WCW's golden era. Apart from his legendary 16 World Championships, which encompass NWA, WWF, and WCW titles, Flair's ability to captivate audiences through his unparalleled mic skills and showmanship will forever remain unmatched. From the dirtiest player in the game to one of the most respected men in wrestling history, Ric Flair's prowess in the squared circle is almost synonymous with WCW itself.

  • The Road Warriors

    As one of the most dominant tag teams in professional wrestling history, The Road Warriors, Hawk and Animal, left an indelible mark on the WCW landscape. Sporting their trademark face paint and spiked shoulder pads, they struck fear into the hearts of their opponents, revolutionizing the tag team division with their no-nonsense, brutal style. Their epic battles against teams such as The Steiner Brothers and The Midnight Express contributed to making WCW's tag team division the envy of the wrestling world. Time and time again, The Road Warriors proved their dominance, earning multiple Tag Team Championships and countless accolades, cementing their place among the greatest tag teams in WCW history.

  • Booker T
    3,071 votes
    Age: 58

    As a cornerstone of the WCW roster, Booker Huffman, better known as Booker T, rose to wrestling prominence through sheer grit, skill, and determination. Initially making his mark alongside his brother Stevie Ray in Harlem Heat, a formidable tag team that won an astonishing ten WCW World Tag Team Championships, Booker eventually branched out on his own. As a singles competitor, he went toe-to-toe with legends such as Jeff Jarrett, Scott Steiner, and Goldberg, emerging victorious as a five-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion. Blazing a trail for future generations of wrestlers, Booker T's charisma, athleticism, and undeniable talent solidified his status as one of the best wrestlers of all time.

  • Chris Jericho
    2,458 votes

    Hailing from Canada, Chris Jericho made a significant impact in the world of WCW with his unparalleled technical prowess and electrifying charisma. Known for his colorful attitude and signature catchphrases, Y2J engaged in unforgettable feuds with legendary competitors such as Eddie Guerrero, Dean Malenko, and Rey Mysterio Jr. Defying the odds at every turn, Jericho captured the WCW Cruiserweight Championship on four separate occasions, along with winning the WCW World Television Championship. Although his time in WCW wasn't as lengthy as others on this list, Chris Jericho's incomparable ability to entertain and innovate in the squared circle cements him as one of the most important wrestlers in WCW's rich history.

  • Dusty Rhodes
    2,959 votes

    A true wrestling icon, "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes's influence on the industry is immeasurable, with his larger-than-life persona resonating with fans across the globe. His legendary battles against Ric Flair and the Four Horsemen were pivotal in shaping WCW's golden era, creating some of wrestling's most memorable moments. As a three-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion, Dusty's innovative offense and unrelenting spirit allowed him to stand toe-to-toe with the best in the business, ultimately earning him a spot on the list of all-time greats. With his undeniable charisma and hard-nosed determination, Dusty Rhodes represented the heart and soul of WCW.