This list of the top 10 best WWE wrestlers of all time consists superstars who go about their business in the ring in a no-nonsense manner, always out to win every title and honours available.
Most of these best wrestlers are dramatic, charismatic and so lovable making the show much more entertaining for the fans/audience.
Wrestling as we know is a very entertaining art form which combines athletics with theatrical performance. It takes the form of events, held by touring companies, which mimic a title match combat sport. The unique form of sport portrayed is fundamentally based on classical and “catch” wrestling, with modern additions of striking attacks, strength-based holds and throws and acrobatic maneuvers, much of these derive from the influence of various international martial arts.
An additional aspect of combat with improvised weaponry is sometimes included to varying degrees. These figures mentioned below are men who put up their skills to maximum perfection and give their all to please their fans in the ring.
So here is the well detailed list of the top ten best wrestlers of all time from Stone code to Rey Mysterio.
Top 10 Best WWE Wrestlers Of All Time
10. Rey Mysterio
Óscar Gutiérrez, popularly known by his ring name Rey Mysterio, is an American-born Mexican professional wrestler who is currently wrestling on the independent circuit. Mysterio is one of the best wrestler in the world when it comes to skill and technique to have stepped into the ring.
Widely regarded as the greatest Cruiserweight wrestler of all time, Mysterio is known for his high-flying Lucha libre wrestling style, which is credited with having helped kick-start the emergence of cruiserweight wrestling in the United States in the mid-1990s.
Championships held by Mysterio over the course of his career include WWE’s World Heavyweight Championship, WCW/WWE Cruiserweight Championship, the WWE Championship, WCW World Tag Team Championship, WCW Cruiserweight Tag Team Championship, WWE Tag Team Championship, WWC World Junior Heavyweight Championship, and WWE Intercontinental Championship. He is also the twenty-first WWE Triple Crown Champion and the winner of the 2006 Royal Rumble match.
He is very small but he can even defeat the bigger players like undertaker easily by using moves like by rolling moves like tornado dot, monkey flip, bull-dog etc and flying moves like moonsault, west coast pop or etc and his best move 619. He is simply one of a kind and so entertaining in the ring.
9. Randy Savage
Randy Savage, (Randy Poffo; “Macho Man”), a top American professional wrestler was born on November 15, 1952 in Columbus, Ohio. He was known during the 1980s and ’90s for his flamboyant attire, gravelly voice, and trademark flying elbow drop.
Savage came from a family of wrestlers where both his father, Angelo, and his brother Lanny (who wrestled as “Leapin’ Lanny Poffo” and later as “the Genius”) plied their trade in the squared circle—but Randy’s “Macho Man” persona left the strongest impression.
Savage rose to prominence at a time when professional wrestling had perhaps its greatest impact on global popular culture, facing such personalities as Andre the Giant, Hulk Hogan and Savage’s antics in the ring made him a fan favourite.
He was later a successful pitchman, utilizing his catchphrase “Ohhh, yeah!” in commercials for a line of snack products. Savage apparently suffered a fatal heart attack while at the wheel of his vehicle and died on May 20, 2011 in Pinellas county, Fla.
8. Triple H
Triple H is undoubtedly one of the best WWE superstars of all time. A master heel, Triple H’s impact on WWE has been enormous. He was one of the founding fathers of D-Generation X and helped mastermind the series of events that would lead to the Attitude Era.
He was an expert in ring psychology, owing to his training by the legendary Killer Kowalski. Because of both his in-ring skills and his backstage dalliances, Triple H became one of the top heels in wrestling history. With so many people convinced that his main event push took place solely because of his relationship with the boss’s daughter, he became someone people simply loved to hate.
That aside, Triple H had the look, the drawing power, and the reputation to keep WWE relevant long after the Attitude Era ended. There’s no doubt that Triple H would’ve become a multi-time world champion even if he hadn’t married Stephanie McMahon. He was, and still is, that… damn… good.
7. John Cena
John Felix Anthony Cena Jr. one of the best 10 WWE wrestlers of all time was born in April 23, 1977. He is an American professional wrestler, rapper, actor, and reality television show host signed to WWE, where he is assigned to the SmackDown brand.
Cena started his professional wrestling career in 1999 with Ultimate Pro Wrestling (UPW), and won the UPW Heavyweight Championship the following year. Cena signed a developmental contract with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, later renamed to WWE) in 2001, debuting on the WWE main roster in 2002. From a generic character in 2002, Cena morphed into an arrogant and edgy rapper for the time period of 2002-2004, which earned him a huge stardom within the audience on SmackDown.
He later transitioned to his current character, which he describes as a “goody-two shoes Superman”. However, Cena has been labeled as the “most polarizing pro wrestler ever” as his character has many supporters and many detractors. In 2015, WWE credited Cena as being the “face of WWE” from 2004, while in 2012, IGN described Cena as WWE’s franchise player since 2005.
So far in his career, Cena has won 24 championships, with 15 reigns as a world champion (12 times as WWE Champion (with his last reign being as WWE World Heavyweight Champion) and three times as World Heavyweight Champion), five reigns as United States Champion, and four reigns as world tag team champion (two World Tag Team and two WWE Tag Team).
Furthermore, he is a Money in the Bank ladder match winner (2012), a two-time Royal Rumble winner (2008, 2013), and a three-time Superstar of the Year Slammy Award winner (2009, 2010, 2012). Cena has the fourth-highest number of combined days as WWE Champion, behind Bob Backlund, Bruno Sammartino and Hulk Hogan. He has also headlined WWE’s flagship event, WrestleMania, on five different occasions (WrestleManias 22, 23, XXVII, XXVIII, and 29) over the course of his career.
As a top wrestler, man, champion, human being, John Cena is most honest most lovable most respected WWE superstar ever and the morals he gives to younger person is better than any other super star. He is a very clean superstar, humble and good-looking as well with beautiful body. Try to find a superstar like Cena in WWE you won’t.
6. The Undertaker
In recent years The Undertaker has only wrestled a few matches a year, and sometimes only one a year, at WrestleMania. But long before Paul Hayman’s client Brock Lesnar broke the Undertaker’s undefeated streak at WrestleMania XXX, The Deadman was just like every other wrestler on the roster, wrestling year-round. Through his various incarnations from an undead undertaker to an America-loving biker, The Undertaker has held the World Heavyweight Championship three times, the WWE championship four times, making him a seven-time champion. The Undertaker is absolutely a top WWE wrestler.
Since debuting in 1990 The Undertaker feuded with many of the biggest names in the WWE including Ultimate Warrior, Hulk Hogan, Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels, Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, Randy Orton, and Edge. He’s come up against the best the roster has to offer, and beat most of them.
While The Undertaker is one of the best and most memorable wrestlers in WWE history his legacy stands on its own outside of his championship reigns. In fact, most of his most memorable matches had no championship gold at stake. At King of The Ring 1998 The Undertaker threw Mankind from the top of the Hell in a Cell in one of the most memorable wrestling moments of all time.
And his back-to-back WrestleMania matches with Shawn Michaels are simply spectacular.
5. The Rock
Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American actor, producer, and semi-retired professional wrestler.
He was a very charismatic wrestler and can be said to be the most charismatic wrestler of all time, always cheered at all times by the audience and was so outstanding with the mic. He won several titles and honours during his reign and have cemented his place as one of the best wrestler in the world.
Although The Rock’s wrestling career was relatively short, it was a critical part of their boom period. Rocky’s matches, rivalries and promos are still remembered today with fond nostalgia. Anytime The Rock spoke, he got people to laugh, and his entrance theme got the crowd to their feet in an instant.
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has since found immense success as an actor, proving that his charisma could translate into other mediums as well.
He is, indeed, one of the greatest Superstars of all time, and is a man worthy of all the success that he has received. But let me ask his question, who can smell what the rock is cooking?
4. Bret Hart
Bret Sergeant Hart, popularly known by the ring name Bret “The Hitman” Hart, is a Canadian-American retired professional wrestler, retired amateur wrestler, writer and actor. He was born on July 2, 1957.
There was a certain defiance lingering within Bret Hart’s spread fingers as he arrogantly celebrated his fifth WWE Title win at SummerSlam 1997. As an anti-American heel, he was pie-facing the New Jersey crowd, but beyond the bluster there was a significant message being sent down south.
Hulk Hogan, up to that point, had been the only man to reach such a lofty number of reigns, and had sone so very undeservingly so at the ‘Hitman’s expense in 1993. Now living his ‘Hollywood’ second life in WCW, Hogan was out of Bret’s way even if Shawn Michaels was constantly in his rear-view mirror.
It all meant so much to Hart. It’s why he meant so much to his fans. Bret Hart was real. In his hands, wrestling looked real. He’s always feeling hurt both physically and emotionally and he hurt everybody else watching. His joy was equally joyous. lol
He was often a Champion Vince McMahon needed rather than wanted, but there were hardly many as deserving to the core audience that still stuck around during the industry’s nadir. The struggle was real.
3. Shawn Michaels
Shawn Michaels was so good when he returned in 2002 that many fans began overlooking the almost unmatched beauty of his original WWE run in favour of cursing it with the sins of his past.
WWE lore had pre-1998 Michaels as just an ‘angry young man’ compared to the God-fearing superworker that wasn’t remotely bothered about winning World Titles once a 2002 vanity reign was out of everybody’s system.
After the severity of the knee injury that forced his 1997 abdication of the belt he re-established himself as the most respected wrestler in the world. For all their incredible moments together in future feuds, 1996 was the year Shawn level-pegged his idol Ric Flair.
‘The Nature Boy’ was often credited with the capacity to carry a ‘broomstick’ to 5 stars in his 1980s pomp. Michaels hauled Sid – a man he once coined the ‘most expensive piece of luggage’ in wrestling – to a minor MSG classic.
A house show draw on reputation with the company on the back-foot, Michaels was ultra-special on pay-per-view, giving anybody and everybody some of their best nights on the job.
2. Hulk Hogan
“The Immortal” Hulk Hogan defined not just the WWE, but wrestling in the 1980’s. With 12 championship reigns, six WCW World Heavyweight Championships, six WWE Championships and Hogan is the third-longest combined reigning champion behind Bruno Sammartino and Bob Backlund.
Hogan helped define wrestling for many fans, and was in the main event for the first few WrestleMania shows. In the first WrestleMania Hogan teamed up with Mr. T to battle Mr. Wonderful Paul Orndorff and Rowdy Roddy Piper. In WrestleMania III Hogan managed to body slam Andre the Giant to defend his championship in a moment that WWE loves to remind its fans of at every possible moment.
Like all iconic tenures with the title, the best reflection on it remains in the reaction to its termination. After four years portraying the great and good of Americana, Hogan the (Andre The) Giant-slayer was robbed by the corrupt 7-footer and his Million Dollar backer Ted Dibiase. The shock and awe from those in attendance was seismic, as too was the show’s impact on the national conciseness that night.
More recently Hulk Hogan returned to WWE to host WrestleMania XXX. He hasn’t performed in a WWE ring in years, but the fact that he still gets raucous ovations is a testament to how much he contributed to wrestling, he will forever go down as one of best professional wrestlers ever.
1. Stone Cold Steve Austin
Steve Austin,popularly known by the ring name “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, is a top American retired professional wrestler, actor, and television host. He is arguably the best among the top 10 best WWE wrestlers of all time.
Jim Ross used to delight in updating WWE fans on all the Hulk Hogan heights Stone Cold Steve Austin had surpassed during the chaos and carnage of his Attitude Era pomp.
Much of it was Monday Night War propaganda, but the company were running out of ways to tell their rapidly increasing new viewership that the black-trunked bald-headed beer-drinker was now the biggest wrestling superstar in the world.
Dollars were up for debate between both of course, but less scientific company rhetoric just couldn’t do the magic and majesty of ‘The Rattlesnake’s run justice. His ascent was beautifully crafted via an angles and matches with Bret Hart that still remain the most significant the company’s history.
The transcendent feud with Vince McMahon that followed needed Hart’s real-life bond with the Chairman to collapse in the manner it did. Their union smashed with the veracity of Jim Johnson’s iconic entrance theme sting, shattering one relationship whilst cultivating another.
Stone cold is top top notch!!!
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