The Greatest Pro Wrestlers (In No Particular Order)

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Mark Calaway
Mark William Calaway is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name The Undertaker. He is signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), currently wrestling on the SmackDown brand. Calaway began his wrestling career with World Class Championship Wrestling in 1984. He joined World Championship Wrestling (WCW) in 1989...
“ The Undertaker ” - BA-Baracus
 
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Shawn Michaels
Actor, WWE Raw
Began his career in Texas. Trained by the legendary Jose Lothario, Shawn Michaels wrestled in Kansas, where he met fellow wrestler, Marty Jannetty. A year later, after sending tapes of his matches to the major wrestling companies at the time, he was contacted by the AWA, who proposed that he team up with Marty Jannetty again...
 
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Bret Hart
Bret Hart is one of Canada's most successful wrestlers. He is also recognized as one of the worlds best wrestlers ever. Hart comes from the legendary Hart Family of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He owns a junior hockey team named after him and has his own column in the Calgary Sun. Bret has held the WWF World Title (5)...
 
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Steve Borden
He has held the WCW World Title 10 times, and has been the US, Tag, TV, and the US tag champ. He has been the only wrestler to stay in WCW since the late 1980s and he had reconstructive knee surgery in 1991. Steve aka Sting is also the only wrestler from the WCW who has never worked for WWE.
“ Sting ” - BA-Baracus
 
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Dwayne Johnson
Actor, WWE Raw
Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known as The Rock, was born on May 2, 1972 in Hayward, California, to Ata Johnson (born Feagaimaleata Fitisemanu Maivia) and Canadian-born professional wrestler Rocky Johnson. His father is black (of Black Nova Scotian descent), and his mother is of Samoan background (her own father was Peter Fanene Maivia...
“ The Rock ” - BA-Baracus
 
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Steve Austin
Actor, WWE Raw
'Stone Cold' Steve Austin was born in Victoria, Texas, as Steven James Anderson, on December 18, 1964, the youngest of five children. His mother, Beverly Jane (Harrison), remarried to Kenneth Williams, and he took his stepfather's surname. He played football at the North Texas State University. He was worthy of achieving a free education because of his football skills in school...
 
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Hulk Hogan
Actor, Rocky III
One of the greatest, most popular, most hated and charismatic wrestlers of all time, Hulk Hogan is one of the men who helped parlay the circus-like world of professional wrestling from cult following into the forefront of American entertainment. What many people who know about Hogan don't know is he was in the "sport" for several years in virtual obscurity before hitting the big time...
 
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“ The Iron Sheik ” - BA-Baracus
 
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Ric Flair
Actor, WWE Raw
Richard Morgan Fliehr isn't what you'd expect from a professional wrestler. A medical student at Minnesota University (his father was a doctor, his mother an actress), Flair dropped out college to train for the mat wars under legendary former AWA World champ Verne Gagne. He made his professional wrestling debut on December 10...
 
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Eddie Guerrero
One of the great Hispanic wrestlers, Eddie Guerrero grew up part of the famous wrestling family: The Guerreros. His father Gory Guerrero became a star in the U.S., an icon in Texas and a legend in Mexico. Eddie's brothers, Hector, Amadno and Chavo, Sr. also became wrestlers. Both Hector and Amando gain success...
 
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Chris Benoit
Benoit has trained in Stu Hart's "Dungeon". He has wrestled in such places as Canada, the U.S., Japan, Mexico and Germany. Benoit has held the WCW Tag Team title and Television title (his TV title reign was never acknowledged on TV) At his level of experience and natural skill Benoit should be the World Champ and in main events throughout the country...
 
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Kurt Angle
Kurt Steven Angle was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He is a 1996 Olympic Gold Medal winner in the 220lbs weight category. First ever wrestler to hold the WCW and WWF World Championships during the same calendar year, and has held WWF, Intercontinental, European and Hardcore championships all on separate occasions. Likes to listen to the Olympics theme.
 
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“ Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat ” - BA-Baracus
 
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Ted DiBiase
Actor, WWE Raw
The son of a professional wrestler, Ted DiBiase had started his pro wrestling career as a fan favorite, but soon "changed sides" and became a heel throughout the rest of his career. DiBiase entered the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in the late 1980s where he gained most of his fame as "The Million Dollar Man." He employed a valet "Virgil" (formerly "Soul Train Jones...
“ The Million Dollar Man ” - BA-Baracus
 
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André the Giant
When Andre The Giant challenged Hulk Hogan for the WWF World's Heavyweight Wrestling Championship of The World at WrestleMania III in 1987, he hadn't lost a single's match since 1971. His 3,000 plus winning streak was ended when Hogan picked up the 7 foot tall and 500 pound Giant and body slammed him for the pin...
 
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“ Tito Santana ” - BA-Baracus
 
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Robert Remus
Actor, WWE Raw
One of the most recognizable grapplers of the 1980s, Sgt. Slaughter became huge in National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), American Wrestling Association (AWA), and the World Wrestling Federation (now WWE). A former United States Marine who earned his nickname during his service, Sgt. Slaughter soon became a professional wrestler...
“ Sgt. Slaughter ” - BA-Baracus
 
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“ Lex Luger ” - BA-Baracus
 
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Sylvester Ritter
Actor, Starrcade
The man who would eventually become known as the Junk Yard Dog was born on December 13, 1953, in Wadesboro, North Carolina. He played football & wrestled in high school and was drafted by the Houston Oilers in 1975 after graduating from Fayetville State University, but was cut after blowing out his knee...
“ The Junkyard Dog ” - BA-Baracus
 
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Roddy Piper
Actor, They Live
Roddy Piper was born Roderick George Toombs on April 17, 1954 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. He was a pro wrestler from 1973-1987 in the NWA, Pacific Northwest, California. He was a longtime mainstay in the WWF, and was one of the biggest "bad guys" in the WWF during the early '80s, before becoming a fan favorite in the late '80s...
 
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Jimmy Snuka
Jimmy Snuka is a classic example of the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) (formerly known as World Wrestling Federation (WWF)), who became a baby-face (a good guy) without trying. Originally a heel, Snuka came into the WWE as a heel (a bad guy) under the guidance of heel manager, Captain Lou Albano...
 
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Owen Hart
Owen Hart was one of twelve children from a legendary Canadian wrestling family. His brother Bret is also one of the most well known wrestlers of all time. Owen was one of the best wrestlers in the business and his major accomplishments include being the 1994 King of the Ring, former Intercontinental Champion(2)...
 
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Jim Hellwig
Standing out than the rest, Ultimate Warrior became one of the most popular wrestlers in the WWE (back then in the WWF). During his run from the 1980s-90s, Warrior became known for high high energy when running down to the ring with his music hits, shaking the ropes during his entrance, his signature move...
“ The Ultimate Warrior ” - BA-Baracus
 
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Don Muraco
Contrary to popular belief,there was only one TRUE 'Rock' in wrestling history.He was the greatest in that era.He even held the inc belt and has even been in Paul E's ECW which is history now. Muraco was just a powerhouse. He is an ICON and a LEGEND. No one can fill his shoes. Don Muraco is still retired. There will always be one true 'Rock'. The only magnificent one.
 
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Tommy Billington
Is the real life cousin of the late Davey Boy Smith, with whom he teamed to form the British Bulldogs tag team in the 80s. Is Bret Hart's brother-in-law by marriage. He is married to Bret Hart's wife's sister. Was one of the biggest influences that kept Bret Hart in wrestling. Hart stated he thought about quitting early...
“ The Dynamite Kid ” - BA-Baracus
 
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“ The British Bulldog ” - BA-Baracus
 
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Dusty Rhodes
Writer, WWE Raw
"The American Dream" has been one of the most popular and colorful professional wrestlers in history. Rhodes began wrestling in the 1960s and gained a reputation as a fast-talking, hard-rocking wrestler. He teamed early in his career with fellow Texan, the late Dick Murdoch, and, for more than 20 years...
 
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Dick Murdoch
Self, Starrcade
One of the many professional wrestlers who used his "Texas" background to make a name for himself, Murdoch was one of roughest and meanest of grapplers. He was adept at both singles and tag-team action, gaining a bit of fame as a longtime partner of "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes. Murdoch switched often from heel to good guy in different wrestling organizations...
 
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Terry Funk
Funk has strong wrestling bloodlines. His dad, Dory Funk Sr., was a well-known grappler from the 1940s to the 1970s, and his brother, Dory Funk Jr., wrestled from 1963 until the early 90s, and won the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) world heavyweight championship in 1969. Funk, himself, became...
 
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Dory Funk Jr.
Like his younger brother Terry Funk, Dory Funk Jr. was a success in the hyperbole that is professional wrestling. Their dad, Dory Funk Sr., was a long-time pro of the "golden" era of wrestling when the matches were real. Dory Jr. got his pro start in 1963 and excelled as a wrestler, winning the coveted National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) championship from Canadian wrestler Gene Kiniski...
 
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“ Cowboy ” - BA-Baracus
 
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“ The Big O ” - BA-Baracus
 
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“ Tommy Dreamer ” - BA-Baracus
 
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Rob Van Dam
Actor, WWE Raw
He was trained by the Original Sheik, Ed Farhat, who was one of pro-wrestling's classic and greatest bad guys. Even though their styles are quite different (Sheik being a wild hardcore-style brawler, known for throwing fire, cutting his opponent's forehead's up with foreign objects like a pencil, fork...
 
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“ The Original Sheik ” - BA-Baracus
 
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Terry Brunk
He is the nephew of the Original Sheik, (Ed Farhat), one of the most notorious classic pro-wrestling heels (villians). Sabu is probably best known for his high-flying and higher-risk taking style.
“ Sabu ” - BA-Baracus
 
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Brock Lesnar
Brock Lesnar was born on July 12, 1977 in Webster, South Dakota, USA as Brock Edward Lesnar. He is an actor, known for WrestleMania XIX (2003), Summerslam (2002) and WWE Unforgiven (2002). He has been married to Rena Mero since May 6, 2006. They have two children named, Turk & Duke. Lesnar also has a son and daughter from a previous relationship named, Brock Jr. and Mya Lynn.
 
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Kevin Nash
Actor, John Wick
Kevin Nash is one of the most well-known personalities in the wrestling business and has established himself not only in the realm of sports, but in the entertainment world, as well. Kevin grew up in Detroit, Michigan with dreams of playing on a professional basketball team. He played basketball for...
“ Diesel ” - BA-Baracus
 
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Scott Hall
Scott Hall was born into a military family on October 20, 1958. Due to the army life he grew up a traveller and spent his high school years at the All American High in Munich, Germany. When his family returned to the States he attended St Mary's College in Maryland where he graduated with a degree in Pre Med...
“ Razor Ramon ” - BA-Baracus
 
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Sean Waltman
Actor, WWE Raw
Broke into wrestling in the Global Wrestling Federation, known then as The Lightning Kid. He is also a member of the elite group of wrestlers known as the Clique. The group which consists of Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, Triple H, Justin Credible, and Shawn Michaels are best friends in and out of the ring...
“ X-Pac ” - BA-Baracus
 
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Rey Mysterio
Was a professional wrestler for WCW although he made his wrestling debut in Mexico. Dropped out of school to become pro wrestler in Mexico but there were points during his career where he'd do homework in the lockerroom. Debuted as a wrestler and won his debut match. Nephew of wrestler Rey Misterio...
“ Rey Mysterio ” - BA-Baracus
 
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Chief Jay Strongbow
"Chief" Jay Strongbow was arguably the most famous, beloved Native American wrestler of all time, and a consistent box office draw. As both a main event and mid-card performer, Strongbow was one of the most reliable, professional wrestlers of his, or any, day. A man who truly loved the wrestling business...
 
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Yoshihiro Asai
In 2002, Asai underwent arm surgery which allowed him to return to wrestling. He signed with WWE in 2003 fulfilling two life long goals of wrestling at Madison Square Garden and WrestleMania. His contract expired in 2004 which he left on good terms. Asai now works for CMLL in Mexico City and also runs Ultimo Dragon Gym which brings Japanese wrestlers into Mexico City to train Lucha Libre.
“ Ultimo Dragon ” - BA-Baracus
 
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Dionicio Castellanos
Psicosis was one of the greatest high flying cruiserweights of the 1990s. He began wrestling in Mexico after being trained by Rey Mysterio Sr. (Rey Jr.'s uncle). He made a name for himself there in Mexico and began a long feud with Rey Mysterio Jr. His first step into major success came at the 1995 Super J Cup...
“ Psicosis ” - BA-Baracus
 
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“ Super Crazy ” - BA-Baracus
 
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“ The Enforcer ” - BA-Baracus
 
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Antonio Inoki
Japan's Antonio Inoki is a "living" legend in Asia. The greatest wrestler ever to step in the ring in Asia, he just may be the greatest wrestler of all times. One of the first great wrestlers to compete in "real" fights. Inoki has some of the most impressive fight stats in mat history. His professional wrestling record for single match competition was 611-41-50...
 
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Peter Fanene Maivia
"High Chief" Peter Maivia, originally from Samoa, wrestled for several years in Asia and the United States. He gained his greatest fame as a fan favorite in the WWWF (now WWE), taking on such heels as "Superstar" Billy Graham, Ken Patera, and Ivan Koloff. Maivia though later turned into a heel himself (at the behest of manager "Classy" Freddie Blassie) towards the end of his career...
“ High Chief ” - BA-Baracus
 
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Marty Jannetty
Marty Jannetty will always be known to fans of wrestling as "The other Rocker", as his partner, Shawn Michaels, went on to become one of the biggest stars in wrestling history after their break up. This is very unfortunate, because Marty Jannetty was one of the most innovative high-flying wrestlers in wrestling history...
 
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“ Road Warrior Hawk ” - BA-Baracus
 
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“ Road Warrior Animal ” - BA-Baracus
 
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“ Ax ” - BA-Baracus
 
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Barry Darsow
Went to High School with five other pro wrestlers, Tom Zenk, John Nord, Nikita Koloff, the late Curt Hennig, and the late "Ravishing" Rick Rude. Early in his career he was known as Krusher Khrushchev, a Russian powerhouse who held the NWA World Tag Team Title with partnet, Ivan Koloff. Also defeated Sam Houston for the NWA Mid-Atlantic Title at Starcade '85...
“ Smash ” - BA-Baracus
 
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“ Crush ” - BA-Baracus
 
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Paul Levesque
Paul Levesque, otherwise known as Triple H, has established himself on the big scene in Blade: Trinity opposite Wesley Snipes. Levesque has already made an impression with his guest roles on The Bernie Mac Show, The Drew Carey Show, Grown Ups, and MADtv. Triple H is the WWE's number one athlete...
“ Triple H ” - BA-Baracus
 
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Mick Foley
Actor, WWE Raw
Michael Francis Foley was born on June 7th, 1965, in Long Island, New York. Nicknamed Mick by his father, a lifelong Yankees and Mickey Mantle fan, he attended college in upstate New York, he hitchiked to New York City to see a wrestling match between Jimmy Snuka (Jimmy Snuka) and Don Muraco that convinced him he wanted to be a professional wrestler...
 
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“ Nikolai Volkoff ” - BA-Baracus
 
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Ivan Koloff
Ivan Koloff was one of the most fearsome wrestlers of the 1970s and 1980s. Despite being billed as being from Russia, Ivan was actually born and raised near Montreal Canada. He began wrestling in the mid 1960's under the name Red McNulty. After a few years, he took the name of "The Russian Bear" Ivan Koloff...
 
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“ Nikita Koloff ” - BA-Baracus
 
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“ Big Van Vader ” - BA-Baracus
 
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C.M. Punk
Actor, WWE Raw
Born in 1978, Phil Brooks had a hard life growing up on the streets where he was confronted by drugs and alcohol. Instead of giving into them, he turned away from them and decided to join the Straight Edge movement of being Alcohol, Drug and Cigarette free. In his teen years, Brooks become a highly disciplined fighter in kick boxing and karate...
 
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“ Daniel Bryan ” - BA-Baracus
 
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“ Goldust ” - BA-Baracus
 
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“ Kane ” - BA-Baracus
 
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Adam Copeland
Adam Copeland, formerly known as WWE Superstar Edge, is an actor and retired professional wrestler, who is currently starring as one of the leads in the fifth season of the popular television series HAVEN for Syfy. Canadian born, Copeland's life in wrestling spanned two decades, and through his long and decorated career as "Edge"...
“ Edge ” - BA-Baracus
 
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“ Christian ” - BA-Baracus
 
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“ Crush ” - BA-Baracus
 
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“ Dr. Tom Prichard ” - BA-Baracus
 
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“ One Man Gang ” - BA-Baracus
 
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James Ware
This colorful, high-flying wrestler was a mainstay in the WWF from 1986 to 1993. He appeared at many of the WWF's major Pay-Per-View events during this time frame, such as Wrestlemania, Summerslam, Survivor Series, and Royal Rumble. He was mainly used as a jobber - a wrestler who rarely wins and is mainly used to help elevate other talent...
“ Koko B. Ware ” - BA-Baracus
 
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“ Earthquake ” - BA-Baracus
 
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“ Tugboat/Typhoon ” - BA-Baracus
 
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“ The Anvil ” - BA-Baracus
 
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Paul Wight
Paul also played college basketball at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville from 1992 to 1993, and was a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II Cougars basketball team. Paul is a member of the Xi Beta Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville...
“ The Big Show ” - BA-Baracus
 
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Verne Gagne
An amateur and professional wrestling legend, Verne Gagne's career covers the entire period of wrestling from the "real" to "fake" to "entertainment" eras. Gagne won two NCAA wrestling championships while at the University of Minnesota, and was a member of the 1948 Olympic Wrestling team for the United States...
 
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Stan Hansen
Refused to drop the American Wrestling Association heavyweight title in 1984, even when told directly by AWA president Verne Gagne. Never officially dropped the title and was stripped of it for failure to defend it in thirty days. When the AWA asked him to return the belt since he wasn't champion anymore...