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List of famous wrestlers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top wrestlers in the world? This includes the most prominent wrestlers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable wrestlers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic wrestlers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned wrestlers.

These people, like Karl Malone and Stacy Keibler include images when available.

From reputable, prominent, and well known wrestlers to the lesser known wrestlers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the wrestler field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous wrestlers ever?" and "What are the names of famous wrestlers?" then you're in the right place. (1165 items)
Stacy Keibler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Wrestlers
Age: 40

Birthplace: Baltimore, Rosedale, USA, Maryland

Nationality: United States of America

Stacy Ann-Marie Keibler (born October 14, 1979) is an American actress, dancer and model, as well as a former cheerleader and retired professional wrestler, specifically known for her work with ...more

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Maria Menounos is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Wrestlers

Birthplace: Medford, Massachusetts, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Maria Menounos (; born June 8, 1978) is an American entertainment reporter, television personality, professional wrestler, actress, and businesswoman. She has hosted Extra and E! News, and ...more

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Danny Bonaduce is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Wrestlers

Birthplace: Broomall, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Dante Daniel Bonaduce (born August 13, 1959) is an American radio/television personality, comedian, professional wrestler, and former child actor. Bonaduce is the son of veteran TV ...more

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Hulk Hogan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous 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) 5 on the list List of Famous Wrestlers
Age: 58

Birthplace: Trenton, New Jersey, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America, United Kingdom

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) 6 on the list List of Famous Wrestlers

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) 7 on the list List of Famous 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) 8 on the list List of Famous 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) 9 on the list List of Famous Wrestlers

Nationality: Italy, United States of America

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) 10 on the list List of Famous 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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Kelly Kelly is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Wrestlers

Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Barbara Jean Blank (born January 15, 1987) is an American model, actress, reality television personality, and professional wrestler, better known by her ring name Kelly Kelly. Blank has a ...more

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David Arquette is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous 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) 13 on the list List of Famous 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) 14 on the list List of Famous Wrestlers
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) 15 on the list List of Famous 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) 16 on the list List of Famous 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) 17 on the list List of Famous 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) 18 on the list List of Famous Wrestlers
Age: 49

Birthplace: Battle Creek, Michigan, USA

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) 19 on the list List of Famous Wrestlers

Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America

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) 20 on the list List of Famous 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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Maria Kanellis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Wrestlers

Birthplace: Ottawa, Illinois, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Mary Louis Kanellis-Bennett (born February 25, 1982) is an American professional wrestler, professional wrestling manager, actress, model and singer currently signed to WWE under the ring name ...more

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Christy Hemme is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Wrestlers

Birthplace: Poway, California, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Christina Lee Hemme (born October 28, 1980) is an American professional wrestling valet, ring announcer, singer and retired professional wrestler and model. She is best known for her time in ...more
Jesse Ventura is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous 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) 24 on the list List of Famous 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) 25 on the list List of Famous 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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