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List of famous male wrestlers, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male wrestlers list contains the most prominent and top males known for being wrestlers. There are thousand of males working as wrestlers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic wrestlers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a wrestler then the people below should give you inspiration.

List people include Chris Benoit, Bob Backlund and many additional people as well.

While this isn't a list of all male wrestlers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male wrestlers?" and "Who are the best male wrestlers?"
Hulk Hogan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Wrestlers
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Terry Gene Bollea, better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan, is an American professional wrestler, actor, television personality, entrepreneur, and musician currently signed with WWE. Hogan enjoyed mainstream popularity in the 1980s and 1990s as the all-American character Hulk Hogan in the World Wrestling Federation, and as "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan, the villainous nWo leader, in World Championship Wrestling. A regular pay-per-view headliner in both organizations, Hogan closed the respective premier annual events of the WWF and WCW, WrestleMania and Starrcade, on multiple occasions. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005. He was signed with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling from 2009 ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 64

Birthplace: Augusta, Georgia, USA

Also Ranked

#19 on WWE's Greatest Superstars of the 21st Century

#47 on The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

#29 on The Best TNA Wrestlers of All Time

#41 on The Best WWE Heels Ever

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Dennis Rodman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Wrestlers
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Dennis Keith Rodman is a retired American professional basketball player, who played for the Detroit Pistons, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, and Dallas Mavericks in the National Basketball Association. Born in Trenton, New Jersey, he was nicknamed "The Worm" and was known for his fierce defensive and rebounding abilities. Rodman played at the small forward position in his early years before becoming a power forward. He earned NBA All-Defensive First Team honors seven times and won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award twice. He also led the NBA in rebounds per game for a record seven consecutive years and won five NBA championships. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 56

Birthplace: Trenton, New Jersey, United States of America

Also Ranked

#62 on The Top NBA Players Of All Time

#66 on The Best NBA Players of the Decade

#36 on The Greatest Lakers of All Time

#39 on The Best NBA Player Nicknames

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John Cena is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Wrestlers
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John Felix Anthony Cena is an American professional wrestler, rapper and actor signed to WWE, where he is the current WWE United States Champion in his fourth reign. Cena is the public face of WWE, and has served as its franchise player since 2005. He is a polarizing figure among pro wrestling fans, despite playing a heroic character for the majority of his career. Cena started his pro wrestling career in 1999 with Ultimate Pro Wrestling, where he held the UPW Heavyweight Championship. Cena signed a developmental contract with the World Wrestling Federation in 2001, debuting on the main roster in 2002. As of April 2015, Cena has won 23 championships, with a record 12 reigns as WWE Champion, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 38

Birthplace: West Newbury, Massachusetts, USA

Also Ranked

#2 on WWE's Greatest Superstars of the 21st Century

#68 on The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

#14 on The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

#25 on The Greatest WWE Superstars of All Time

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Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Wrestlers
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Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American-Canadian actor, producer and professional wrestler. Johnson was a college football player for the University of Miami, winning a national championship on the 1991 Miami Hurricanes football team. He later played for the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League, and was cut two months into the 1995 season. This led him to become a professional wrestler like his grandfather, Peter Maivia, and his father, Rocky Johnson. Originally billed as "Rocky Maivia", he gained mainstream fame in the World Wrestling Federation from 1996 to 2004, and was the first third-generation wrestler in the company's history. He ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 43

Birthplace: Hayward, California, USA

Also Ranked

#81 on The Best (Male) Actors Working Today

#83 on The Coolest Actors Ever

#5 on Celebrities Who Should Run for President

#4 on WWE's Greatest Superstars of the 21st Century

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