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Famous Male Wrestlers

Updated January 22, 2020 57.0k views989 items

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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  • 1
    Hulk Hogan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Wrestlers

    Hulk Hogan

    Age: 67

    BirthplaceAugusta, Georgia, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Terry Gene Bollea (, born August 11, 1953), better known by his ring name as Hulk Hogan, is an... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Dennis Rodman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Wrestlers

    BirthplaceTrenton, New Jersey, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America, United Kingdom

    PositionSmall forward, Power forward

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  • 3
    John Cena is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Wrestlers
    John Felix Anthony Cena Jr. (; born April 23, 1977) is an American professional wrestler,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Wrestlers

    BirthplaceHayward, California, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    PositionDefensive tackle

    Dwayne Douglas Johnson (born May 2, 1972), also known by his ring name The Rock, is an... more on Wikipedia

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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,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    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... more on Wikipedia

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  • 7
    Shawn Michaels is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Male Wrestlers

    BirthplaceChandler, Arizona, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    PositionLinebacker

    Michael Shawn Hickenbottom (born July 22, 1965), better known by his ring name Shawn Michaels,... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    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... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    David Arquette is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Male Wrestlers
    David Arquette (born September 8, 1971) is an American actor, professional wrestler, film... more on Wikipedia

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  • 10
    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Bret Hart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Male Wrestlers
    Bret Sergeant Hart (born July 2, 1957) is a Canadian-American retired professional wrestler,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 12
    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... more on Wikipedia

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  • 13
    Kurt Angle is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Male Wrestlers

    Kurt Angle

    Age: 52

    BirthplaceMt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Kurt Steven Angle (born December 9, 1968) is an American actor, retired professional wrestler... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Rob Van Dam is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Male Wrestlers

    BirthplaceBattle Creek, Michigan, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Rob Szatkowski (born December 18, 1970), better known by his ring name Rob Van Dam (frequently... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Steve Borden is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Male Wrestlers
    Steve Borden (born March 20, 1959), better known by the ring name Sting, is an American... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Stone Cold Steve Austin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Male Wrestlers

    BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Steve Austin (born Steven James Anderson on December 18, 1964, later Steven James Williams),... more on Wikipedia

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  • 18
    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Jesse Ventura is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Male Wrestlers
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  • 20
    CM Punk is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Male Wrestlers

    CM Punk

    Age: 42

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Phillip Jack Brooks (born October 26, 1978), better known by the ring name CM Punk, is an... more on Wikipedia

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  • 21
    Chris Benoit is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Male Wrestlers
    Christopher Michael Benoit (; May 21, 1967 – June 24, 2007) was a Canadian professional... more on Wikipedia

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  • 22
    Bill Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Male Wrestlers

    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    PositionDefensive tackle

    William Scott Goldberg (born December 27, 1966) is an American actor, professional wrestler,... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Jeff Hardy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Male Wrestlers
    Jeffrey Nero Hardy (born August 31, 1977) is an American professional wrestler,... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Brock Lesnar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Male Wrestlers

    BirthplaceWebster, South Dakota, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    PositionDefensive tackle

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  • 25
    Ricky Steamboat is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Male Wrestlers
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