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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!
list ordered by

1
14,323 7,906
Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
"Macho Man" Randy Savage Died at 59 (1952-2011)

2
11,401 10,614
Stone Cold Steve Austin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

3
10,322 7,525
Bret Hart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Bret Hart age 59

4
12,785 8,345
Undertaker is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Undertaker age 40

5
8,108 5,826
Bruno Sammartino is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

6
8,154 10,667
Hulk Hogan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Hulk Hogan age 63

7
7,595 5,105
Jimmy Snuka is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
KirkSaw added Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka age 73

8
7,157 4,828
André the Giant is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
André the Giant Died at 47 (1946-1993)

9
5,980 4,362
Harley Race is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Harley Race age 74

10
8,669 5,454
Ric Flair is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Ric Flair age 68

11
9,869 7,080
Shawn Michaels is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

12
10,240 7,417
Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
KirkSaw added Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson age 44

13
5,554 6,374
Eddie Guerrero is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Eddie Guerrero Died at 38 (1967-2005)

14
6,271 8,025
John Cena is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
John Cena age 39

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15
3,609 4,513
Daniel Bryan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
PeteBoyle added Daniel Bryan age 35

16
6,816 3,449
Jake Roberts is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

17
5,670 5,065
CM Punk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
CM Punk age 38

18
5,331 3,228
Curt Hennig is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Nicole Breanne added "Mr. Perfect" Curt Hennig Died at 45 (1958-2003)

19
5,106 6,492
Bill Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Bill Goldberg age 50

20
6,132 3,798
Kurt Angle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Kurt Angle age 48

21
6,389 3,412
Mick Foley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
KirkSaw added Mick Foley age 51

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22
4,370 2,950
Arn Anderson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Arn Anderson age 58

23
6,244 3,298
Roddy Piper is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
KirkSaw added "Rowdy" Roddy Piper age 62

24
3,582 2,315
Diamond Dallas Page is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

25
6,025 3,991
Chris Jericho is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Chris Jericho age 46

26
6,321 6,049
Triple H is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Triple H age 47

27
3,612 5,041
Brock Lesnar is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Brock Lesnar age 39

28
3,642 2,277
Ricky
KirkSaw added Ricky "Rick Rude" Lewis age 35

Gay Wrestlers Throughout Pro Wrestling History

29
3,165 2,607
Bob Backlund is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Bob Backlund age 67

30
4,169 3,594
Edge is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Edge age 43

31
4,622 3,122
Ricky Steamboat is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
KirkSaw added Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat age 64

32
3,823 2,757
The Ultimate Warrior is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
The Ultimate Warrior Died at 55 (1959-2014)

33
3,219 2,537
Terry Funk is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
KirkSaw added Terry Funk age 72

34
4,167 3,059
Dusty Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

35
4,258 4,663
Randy Orton is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Randy Orton age 37

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36
4,317 2,743
The Road Warriors is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

37
3,704 2,564
Kane is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
GrandMasterSexy added Kane age 49

38
1,885 3,138
Dave Bautista is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
LisaGruber added Dave Bautista age 46

39
4,234 3,488
Chris Benoit is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Chris Benoit Died at 40 (1967-2007)

40
3,362 2,321
Rob Van Dam is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Rob Van Dam age 46

41
3,145 1,996
Owen Hart is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Owen Hart Died at 34 (1965-1999)

42
2,392 2,198
Lou Thesz is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Lou Thesz Died at 86 (1916-2002)

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43
2,182 2,003
Jerry Lawler is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

44
2,330 1,777
Ted DiBiase is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Ted DiBiase age 63

45
1,929 1,781
Verne Gagne is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Verne Gagne age 91

46
1,897 1,739
Don Muraco is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Don Muraco age 67

47
3,148 2,439
Jeff Hardy is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Jeff Hardy age 39

48
1,698 870
Rey Mysterio is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Rey Mysterio

49
2,201 2,043
Billy Graham is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
METALMACHINE9 added "Superstar" Billy Graham age 73

50
1,962 1,624
Booker Huffman is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Booker T age 52