My Favorite Wrestlers

by Hirsch777 | created - 25 Mar 2012 | updated - 07 Oct 2016 | Public

1. Dwayne Johnson

Actor | Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

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 (born Wayde Douglas Bowles). His father is black (of Black Nova Scotian descent), and his ...

The Rock

2. Shawn Michaels

Actor | WWF War Zone

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 ...

3. Bret Hart

Actor | WCW Monday Nitro

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 ...

4. Steve Austin

Actor | The Condemned

'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 ...

5. Mark Calaway

Actor | Suburban Commando

Born on March 24, 1965. Best known as "The Undertaker" from World Wrestling Entertainment. He first came to the WWF in 1990 as Ted DiBiase's mystery partner at The Survivor Series (1990). At first, he was a heel, but later turned face, around WrestleMania VIII (1992). He has held the WWF World ...

The Undertaker

6. Mick Foley

Self | Mick Foley's Greatest Hits & Misses: A Life in Wrestling

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 ...

7. Rob Van Dam

Self | W.W.E. 24

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, ...

8. Scott Hall

Actor | WWF Superstars of Wrestling

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 ...

9. Randy Savage

Actor | Spider-Man

One of the most colorful wrestlers in and out of the ring, Randy "Macho Man" Savage became a larger-than-life pop icon along with other wrestling superstars, such as "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, Hulk Hogan, Jimmy Snuka (aka "Superfly Jimmy Snuka"), Jesse Ventura and Dwayne Johnson (aka "The Rock").

When ...

10. Paul Levesque

Actor | Blade: Trinity

Paul Levesque, otherwise known as Triple H, has established himself on the big scene in Blade: Trinity (2004) opposite Wesley Snipes. Levesque has already made an impression with his guest roles on The Bernie Mac Show (2001), The Drew Carey Show (1995), Grown Ups (1999), and MADtv (1995).

Triple H ...

Triple H

11. Curt Hennig

Actor | WWWF Championship Wrestling

Curt Hennig was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as the son of one of wrestlings all time legends - Larry Hennig - Aka Larry The Ax Hennig. Curtbegan training to follow in his fathers footsteps when he was just 12 years old. Starting off in the AWA - Curt began his career as a tag team wrestler. He...

12. Terry Brunk

Actor | ECW Hardcore TV

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

13. Davey Boy Smith

Actor | WCW Monday Nitro

Davey Boy Smith was born on November 27, 1962 in Manchester, England as David Boy Smith. He was an actor, known for WCW Monday Nitro (1995), WCW World Championship Wrestling (1985) and WCW Thunder (1998). He was married to Diana Hart. He died on May 18, 2002 in Invermere, British Columbia, Canada.

The British Bulldog

14. Chris Benoit

Actor | WCW Thunder

Chris Benoit is a legend in his hometown of Edmonton, Alberta, though we Wrestled all over the world and was a super star in The United States. Benoit held the WCW Tag Team title and Television title. He was considered for a role in X-Men as the Wolverine (one of his nick names). His life ended in ...

15. John Cena

Actor | Trainwreck

John Felix Anthony Cena, better known as WWE superstar John Cena, was born on April 23, 1977 in West Newbury, Massachusetts, to Carol (Lupien) and John Cena. He is of Italian (father) and French-Canadian and English (mother) descent, and is the grandson of baseball player Tony Lupien. When he was ...

16. Richard Blood

Actor | World Wide Wrestling

Retired American professional wrestler of Japanese descent as Ricky Steamboat. He trained under Verne Gagne, and first made his name in the old Mid-Atlantic territory in the Carolinas. He had many legendary matches and feuds with Ric Flair, culminating in their epic "Holy Trilogy" of matches at WCW...

Ricky Steamboat

17. Shinsuke Nakamura

Actor | WWE Mixed Match Challenge

Shinsuke Nakamura was born on February 24, 1980 in Mineyama, Kyoto, Japan. He is an actor, known for WWE Mixed Match Challenge (2018), Adam Cole Bay Bay 3-Disc DVD Collection (2017) and ROH/NJPW: Global Wars 2015 - Night 2 (2015).

18. Allen Jones

Actor | World Wide Wrestling

A.J. Styles first started making waves in the pro wrestling world feuding with Air Paris in the small NWA Wildside organization. At the time, the now defunct WCW group was using NWA Wildside as a developmental territory. Noticing the potential in both Styles and Paris, WCW top-brass brought them ...

AJ Styles

19. Steve Borden

Actor | Ready to Rumble

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

20. Jim Fullington

Actor | ECW Hardcore TV

Jim Fullington was probably best known as "The Sandman" beer guzzling wrestler who was oftentime drunk when coming out to wrestle in ECW. Jim was branded a traitor when he jumped to WCW in 1999 by hardcore ECW fans. Jim didn't find much success in WCW and was released in 2000 after he suffered a ...

The Sandman

21. 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 ...

22. Ted DiBiase

Actor | WWWF Championship Wrestling

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 ...

23. Windham Rotunda

Actor | WWE NXT

Windham Rotunda was born on May 23, 1987 in Brooksville, Florida, USA as Windham Lawrence Rotunda. He is an actor, known for WWE NXT (2010), WWE Smackdown! (1999) and WWE Main Event (2012). He has been married to Samantha Krieger since February 16, 2012. They have two children.

Bray Wyatt

24. Scott Levy

Actor | WCW Monday Nitro

Few antagonists in the history of sports-entertainment have stirred as much controversy in the squared circle as the man from The Bowery called Raven. The grungy sociopath terrorized opponents and fans alike in major wrestling organizations including WWE, WCW and the original incarnation of ECW.

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Raven

25. Yoshihiro Tajiri

Actor | WWE NXT

Yoshihiro Tajiri was born on September 29, 1970 in Tokyo, Japan. He is an actor, known for WWE NXT (2010), WWE Smackdown! (1999) and Cruiserweight Classic: CWC (2016). He is married to Tomoe Tajiri.

26. Chris Jericho

Actor | MacGruber

American-born, Canadian-raised professional wrestler, rock singer, actor and author. Debuted in 1990 in Calgary after training in the Hart Family Dungeon. He competed for Stampede Wrestling, for the Canadian National Wrestling Alliance (no connection to the National Wrestling Alliance) and West ...

27. Eddie Fatu

Actor | WXW Rage TV

Born on March 28th, 1973, Eddie Fatu, more widely known as WWE Wrestling Superstar "Umaga" came from a long line of Samoans wrestlers with a rich history.

Also known as "The Samoan Bulldozer," the 6' 4", 350-lb. wrestler earned a reputation for executing moves with more ease than one might expect ...

Umaga

28. Jeff Hardy

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Jeff Hardy was born on August 31, 1977 in Cameron, North Carolina, USA as Jeffrey Nero Hardy. He is an actor, known for WWE Smackdown! (1999), WWE Superstars (2009) and WWE Sunday Night Heat (1998). He has been married to Beth Britt since March 9, 2011. They have two children.

29. Charles Wright

Actor | Saturday Night's Main Event

Charles Wright was born on May 16, 1961 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. He is an actor, known for Saturday Night's Main Event (1985), WWF Superstars (1986) and WWE Smackdown! (1999).

Papa Shango/The Godfather

30. Claudio Castagnoli

Actor | The Wrestler

Swiss professional wrestler known for his work for Ring of Honor, CHIKARA, CZW, IWA Mid-South, Pro Wrestling Guerilla and many other promotions under his own name and for WWE as Cesaro, formerly Antonio Cesaro. Debuted in 2000 and competed all over Europe, debuting in the U.S. in 2004. He and Chris...

Cesaro

31. Eddie Guerrero

Actor | WCW Thunder

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 ...

32. Arn Anderson

Actor | Saturday Night's Main Event

Arn Anderson was born on September 20, 1958 in Rome, Georgia, USA as Martin Anthony Lunde. He is an actor and producer, known for Saturday Night's Main Event (1985), WCW Thunder (1998) and WWE Raw (1993). He has been married to Erin D. Lunde since 1984. They have two children.

33. Kurt Angle

Actor | Warrior

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 ...

34. Kevin Nash

Actor | Magic Mike

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...

35. Owen Hart

Actor | Saturday Night's Main Event

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 ...

36. Chris Chavis

Actor | Lucha Libre USA: Masked Warriors

Chris Chavis was born on June 8, 1961 in Pembroke, North Carolina, USA. He is an actor, known for Lucha Libre USA: Masked Warriors (2010), WWF Superstars (1986) and King of the Ring (1993). He has been married to Michelle Lopez since May 16, 1997. They have three children. He was previously married...

Tatanka

37. Charles Spencer

Actor | ECW Hardcore TV

Charles Spencer was born on July 19, 1977 in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York, USA as Charles John Spencer. He is an actor, known for Eastern Championship Wrestling (1993), Extreme Rising (2012) and WCW Monday Nitro (1995). He has been married to Brooke Spencer since August 28, 2003.

Tony Mamaluke

38. Darren Matthews

Actor | WWE: OMG! - The Top 50 Incidents in WWE History

Darren Matthews was born on May 10, 1968 in Staffordshire, England as Darren Kenneth Matthews. He is an actor, known for WWE: OMG! - The Top 50 Incidents in WWE History (2011), Breaking Ground (2015) and WCW Monday Nitro (1995). He has been married to Christina since November 8, 1986. They have ...

Steven/William Regal

39. Brian Pillman

Actor | WWF Superstars of Wrestling

Brian Pillman makes the list of a long line of tragic deaths in wrestling. He had endured 36 throat operations as a child. Pillman played football in the NFL for the Cincinnati Bengals in 1984 and in the CFL for the Calgary Stampeders. It was in Calgary where he met Owen Hart (who also died at a ...

40. Terry Funk

Actor | Road House

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 ...

41. Ric Flair

Actor | WWE Monday Night 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 ...

42. Adam Copeland

Actor | Haven

Adam Copeland, is an actor and retired professional wrestler who wrestled as Edge in the WWE, He starred as one of the leads in the fifth season of the popular television series Haven on Syfy. He also starred as a recurring character on the History Channel series Vikings. Canadian born, Copeland's ...

Edge

43. Booker Huffman

Actor | WWE: OMG! - The Top 50 Incidents in WWE History

Booker Huffman was born on March 1, 1965 in Houston, Texas, USA as Booker Tio Huffman Jr. He is an actor and producer, known for WWE: OMG! - The Top 50 Incidents in WWE History (2011), WCW Monday Nitro (1995) and WCW Worldwide Wrestling (1975). He has been married to Sharmell Sullivan-Huffman since...

Booker T

44. Yokozuna

Actor | WWF Superstars of Wrestling

The man who would eventually become known as Yokozuna was born in San Francisco on October 22, 1966. He came from a wrestling family, as his uncles were Afa Anoai and Sika Anoai. He was trained by his uncles and Sam Fatu as a teenager and wrestled in Alabama and the USWA under the name Kokina Anoai...

Yokozuna

45. Hulk Hogan

Actor | No Holds Barred

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 ...

46. Perry Saturn

Actor | WCW Thunder

Perry Saturn was born on October 25, 1966 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Perry Alfred Satullo. He is an actor, known for WCW Thunder (1998), WWE Smackdown! (1999) and WCW Slamboree (1999). He has been married to Lisa Marie Kuhlemeier since June 2009.

47. Monty Sopp

Actor | WWE NXT

Monty Sopp was born on November 11, 1963 in Orlando, Florida, USA as Monty Kip Sopp. He is an actor, known for WWE NXT (2010), TNA Impact! Wrestling (2004) and WWF Superstars (1986). He has been married to Paula since January 24, 2009. He was previously married to Tina Tinnell.

Billy Gunn

48. Jay Reso

Actor | WWE Monday Night RAW

Jay Reso was born on November 30, 1973 in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada as William Jason Reso. He is known for his work on WWE Raw (1993), WWE Smackdown! (1999) and The Edge and Christian Show That Totally Reeks of Awesomeness (2016). He has been married to Denise Hartmann since May 25, 2001. They ...

Christian

49. Leon White

Actor | Fist of the North Star

Leon White was born on May 14, 1955 in Lynwood, California, USA as Leon Allen White. He is an actor, known for Fist of the North Star (1995), Baywatch (1989) and WCW World Championship Wrestling (1985). He was previously married to Grace Connelly.

Vader

50. Peter Gruner

Actor | WCW Monday Nitro

Peter Gruner was born on May 11, 1974 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA. He is an actor, known for WCW Monday Nitro (1995), WCW Thunder (1998) and WXW Rage TV (1996). He was previously married to Torrie Wilson.

Billy Kidman