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The greatest pro wrestlers of all-time include WrestleMania winners, WWF and WWE champions and TNA favorites. The entertainment of professional wrestling may be staged but all of these professional wrestlers are easily some of the toughest professional fighters inside of the ring or out. This list of all pro wrestlers can be ordered according to their popularity. Just vote for your favorites.

Combining Greco-Roman wrestling with boxing, freestyle wrestling and theater, professional wrestling dates back nearly a century. At first, professional wrestling was more about the actual competition rather than the script. In the early days, it was Lou Thesz who was the most-feared wrestler around. Thesz, who had no trouble going off-script to win a match and keep his title, is considered the first true wrestling superstar and an innovator of the business.

So is the greatest pro wrestler ever? This list will answer that question and your vote matters.

Thesz continued to dominate until the next era of wrestlers entered in the 1950s and 1960s. Top contenders like Bruno Sammartino and Buddy Rogers helped the sport of professional wrestling grow with their flashy and flamboyant performance styles as well as more often than not came out on top of their matches.

Moving into the 1980s and 1990s, wrestling evolved into a performance. The uniforms the wrestlers wore became flashier and the scripted aspects began to increase, as did the fan following. Some of the best wrestlers of all time came from that golden era such as Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, Andre the Giant, Ric Flair and Bret Hart. With business booming, professional wrestling only continued to grow in recent years with big names like Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock using their WWE fame to launch their careers.

Professional wrestling may not be for everyone but with a long history of success and a wildly popular following, the likes of WWE and TNA are not going away anytime soon. Any one of the current wrestlers competing today could become the next greatest professional wrestler of all time but until then, we can only enjoy watching them compete to become that.

This list is more than just the 100 greatest wrestlers of all time - we've got 'em all! Add any that might be missing and be sure to vote for all your favorites!
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51
1,816 1,511
Booker Huffman is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Booker T age 52

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52
2,040 1,686
The Iron Sheik is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
SameerSam added The Iron Sheik (Khosrow Vaziri) age 77

53
2,211 1,483
Trish Stratus is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Trish Stratus age 41

54
1,738 1,317
Big Show is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

55
2,256 1,851
Sgt. Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
KirkSaw added Sgt. Slaughter age 68

56
1,538 1,547
Jesse Ventura is listed (or ranked) 56 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

57
1,825 1,478
Junkyard Dog is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
ShaneBaumberger added Junkyard Dog Died at 46 (1952-1998)

58
1,541 1,292
Big Van Vader is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Vader age 61

59
1,737 1,307
Bam Bam Bigelow is listed (or ranked) 59 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Bam Bam Bigelow Died at 46 (1961-2007)

60
1,414 1,315
Jim Neidhart is listed (or ranked) 60 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

61
1,242 1,279
Greg Valentine is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

62
1,233 1,106
Dean Malenko is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Dean Malenko age 56

63
1,111 1,430
Buddy Rogers is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Buddy Rogers Died at 71 (1921-1992)

64
1,878 1,643
Scott Hall is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

65
1,530 1,600
Tito Santana is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
tool100 added Tito Santana age 62

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66
2,093 2,413
Oscar Gutierrez is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

67
1,468 1,388
Jim Duggan is listed (or ranked) 67 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Jim Duggan age 61

68
1,698 1,797
Kevin Nash is listed (or ranked) 68 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Kevin Nash age 57

69
1,485 1,412
George Steele is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
George Steele age 80

70
1,088 1,120
Killer Kowalski is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Killer Kowalski Died at 82 (1926-2008)

71
863 868
Seth Rollins is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Seth Rollins age 30

72
1,267 1,068
Scott Steiner is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
delarozay added Scott Steiner age 54

73
811 932
Gorgeous George is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Gorgeous George Died at 48 (1915-1963)

74
1,243 1,126
Goldust is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Goldust age 47

75
1,184 1,046
Rick Steiner is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Rick Steiner age 56

76
1,409 998
Road Warrior Animal is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

77
1,234 1,112
Gorilla Monsoon is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Gorilla Monsoon Died at 62 (1937-1999)

78
1,085 1,519
Thomas Billington is listed (or ranked) 78 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

79
1,140 1,122
The Fabulous Moolah is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
The Fabulous Moolah Died at 84 (1923-2007)

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80
817 1,035
Jushin Liger is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Jushin Liger age 52

81
1,035 1,177
Nick Bockwinkel is listed (or ranked) 81 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

82
1,226 1,080
Rey Misterio, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

83
1,107 1,123
King Kong Bundy is listed (or ranked) 83 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

84
1,174 845
Rick Rude is listed (or ranked) 84 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Rick Rude Died at 41 (1958-1999)

85
1,552 1,248
Animal is listed (or ranked) 85 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

86
1,072 1,174
Stu Hart is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
KirkSaw added Stu Hart Died at 88 (1915-2003)

87
1,020 1,130
Wahoo McDaniel is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Wahoo McDaniel Died at 64 (1938-2002)

88
1,079 864
Amy Dumas is listed (or ranked) 88 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Amy Dumas age 41

89
849 941
Larry Zbyszko is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Larry Zbyszko age 65

90
1,130 1,090
Paul Orndorff is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Paul Orndorff age 67

91
945 1,263
Mil Máscaras is listed (or ranked) 91 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Mil Máscaras age 73

92
1,257 1,145
Kerry Von Erich is listed (or ranked) 92 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Kerry Von Erich Died at 33 (1960-1993)

93
1,406 1,186
Hawk is listed (or ranked) 93 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

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94
1,161 959
Chyna is listed (or ranked) 94 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Chyna age 46

95
877 1,079
Classy Freddie Blassie is listed (or ranked) 95 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

96
748 900
Ivan Koloff is listed (or ranked) 96 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Ivan Koloff age 74

97
1,106 1,198
The Honky Tonk Man is listed (or ranked) 97 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
ChristopherJ.Stimac added The Honky Tonk Man age 64

98
987 1,182
Sabu is listed (or ranked) 98 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Sabu age 52

99
558 606
Sherri Martel is listed (or ranked) 99 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Sherri Martel Died at 49 (1958-2007)

100
792 1,063
Fritz Von Erich is listed (or ranked) 100 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
KirkSaw added Fritz Von Erich Died at 68 (1929-1997)