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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?"
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Hulk Hogan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Wrestlers
Age: 66

Birthplace: Augusta, Georgia, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Terry Gene Bollea (, born August 11, 1953), better known by his ring name as Hulk Hogan, is an American retired pro wrestler, actor, television personality, entrepreneur and musician. According ...more

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Dennis Rodman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Wrestlers
Age: 58

Birthplace: USA, Trenton, New Jersey

Nationality: United States of America

Position: Small forward, Power forward

Dennis Keith Rodman (born May 13, 1961) is an American retired professional basketball player who played for the Detroit Pistons, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, and Dallas ...more

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John Cena is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Wrestlers

Birthplace: West Newbury, Massachusetts, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

John Felix Anthony Cena Jr. (; born April 23, 1977) is an American professional wrestler, actor, rapper, and TV personality. As a wrestler, he is currently signed to WWE. As a TV personality, he ...more

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Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Wrestlers
Age: 47

Birthplace: Hayward, California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Position: Defensive tackle

Dwayne Douglas Johnson (born May 2, 1972), also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American actor, producer, and former professional wrestler. Johnson was a professional wrestler for the ...more

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Chris Jericho is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Male Wrestlers
Christopher Keith Irvine (born November 9, 1970), better known by his ring name Chris Jericho, is an American-born Canadian professional wrestler, musician, author, and actor, currently signed ...more

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Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Male Wrestlers
Randall Mario Poffo (November 15, 1952 – May 20, 2011), better known by his ring name Randy Savage, was an American professional wrestler, actor and color commentator best known for his time in ...more

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Shawn Michaels is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Male Wrestlers
Age: 54

Birthplace: Chandler, Arizona, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Position: Linebacker

Michael Shawn Hickenbottom (born July 22, 1965), better known by his ring name Shawn Michaels, is an American professional wrestler, actor, and television presenter. Regarded as one of the ...more

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Vince McMahon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Male Wrestlers
Vincent Kennedy McMahon (; born August 24, 1945) is an American professional wrestling promoter and executive, American football executive, and businessman. Since taking over the company from ...more

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David Arquette is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Male Wrestlers

Birthplace: Winchester, USA, Virginia

Nationality: United States of America

David Arquette (born September 8, 1971) is an American actor, professional wrestler, film director, producer, screenwriter and fashion designer. A member of the Arquette acting family, he first ...more

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Ric Flair is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Male Wrestlers
Richard Morgan Fliehr (born February 25, 1949), better known as Ric Flair, is an American professional wrestling manager and retired professional wrestler signed to WWE under its Legends ...more

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Bret Hart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Male Wrestlers

Birthplace: Calgary, Canada

Nationality: United States of America, Canada

Bret Sergeant Hart (born July 2, 1957) is a Canadian-American retired professional wrestler, amateur wrestler, writer and actor. A member of the Hart wrestling family and a second-generation ...more

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Randy Orton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Male Wrestlers
Randal Keith Orton (born April 1, 1980) is an American professional wrestler and occasional actor. He is signed to WWE, where he performs on the SmackDown brand.Orton is a third-generation ...more

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Kurt Angle is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Male Wrestlers
Age: 51

Birthplace: Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Kurt Steven Angle (born December 9, 1968) is an American actor, retired professional wrestler and amateur wrestler, currently signed to WWE where he works as a backstage producer. While at ...more

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Eddie Guerrero is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Male Wrestlers
Eduardo Gory Guerrero Llanes (October 9, 1967 – November 13, 2005) was an American professional wrestler and a prominent member of the Guerrero wrestling family. Guerrero performed in Mexico and ...more

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Rob Van Dam is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Male Wrestlers
Age: 49

Birthplace: Battle Creek, Michigan, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Rob Szatkowski (born December 18, 1970), better known by his ring name Rob Van Dam (frequently abbreviated to RVD), is an American professional wrestler and actor who is signed to Impact ...more

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Steve Borden is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Male Wrestlers

Birthplace: USA, Nebraska, Omaha

Nationality: United States of America

Steve Borden (born March 20, 1959), better known by the ring name Sting, is an American retired professional wrestler, actor, author and former bodybuilder. He is currently signed to WWE under a ...more

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Stone Cold Steve Austin ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Male Wrestlers
Age: 55

Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Steve Austin (born Steven James Anderson on December 18, 1964, later Steven James Williams), better known by the ring name "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, is an American former professional ...more

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Triple H is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Male Wrestlers
Paul Michael Levesque (born July 27, 1969), better known by the ring name Triple H, is an American business executive, professional wrestler, and actor. He has been the Executive Vice President ...more

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Jesse Ventura is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Male Wrestlers
Jesse Ventura (born James George Janos; July 15, 1951) is an American media personality, actor, author, retired professional wrestler, and former politician who served as the Mayor of Brooklyn ...more

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CM Punk is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Male Wrestlers
Age: 41

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Phillip Jack Brooks (born October 26, 1978), better known by the ring name CM Punk, is an American mixed martial artist, comic book writer and retired professional wrestler. He is currently ...more

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Chris Benoit is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Male Wrestlers

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Christopher Michael Benoit (; May 21, 1967 – June 24, 2007) was a Canadian professional wrestler. During his 22-year career, Benoit worked for numerous promotions including the World Wrestling ...more

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Bill Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Male Wrestlers
Age: 53

Birthplace: USA, Oklahoma, Tulsa

Nationality: United States of America

Position: Defensive tackle

William Scott Goldberg (born December 27, 1966) is an American actor, professional wrestler, former football player, and former mixed martial artist color commentator. He is currently signed to ...more

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Jeff Hardy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Male Wrestlers

Birthplace: Cameron, North Carolina, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Jeffrey Nero Hardy (born August 31, 1977) is an American professional wrestler, singer-songwriter, painter, and musician. He is currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the SmackDown brand. ...more

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Brock Lesnar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Male Wrestlers
Age: 42

Birthplace: Webster, South Dakota, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Position: Defensive tackle

Brock Edward Lesnar (; born July 12, 1977) is an American professional wrestler, and former mixed martial artist and professional football player currently signed to WWE, where he performs on ...more

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Ricky Steamboat is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Male Wrestlers
Richard Henry Blood Sr. (born February 28, 1953), better known by his ring name Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, is an American retired professional wrestler. He is best known for his ...more

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