Legends of wrestling

by cookemd | created - 26 Apr 2012 | updated - 18 Apr 2013 | Public

best fighters

1. 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 ...

A great man. the master of wrestling. give him 100% respect. been going a long time.

2. 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 ...

The best there ever will be

3. 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 ...

'The King of Harts'

4. 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 ...

'The Game'

5. 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 ...

6. André the Giant

Actor | The Princess Bride

André René Roussimoff was born in a small farming community in Grenoble, France to Boris and Marian Rouismoff. His parents and four siblings were all of normal size, but André suffered from acromegaly, a hormonal disorder that results when the pituitary gland produces excess growth hormone. As the ...

7. 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 ...

8. 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...

9. 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 ...

10. 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'

11. 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 ...

12. 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 ...

13. 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 ...

14. Trish Stratus

Actress | WWE Monday Night RAW

Patricia Anne Stratigeas, better known as Trish Stratus, is marketed as a former wrestler for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Before she became a mainstay in professional wrestling, she was a student at York University in Toronto, Canada where she majored in Biology and Kinesiology. While in ...

first lady of wrestling.

15. 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 ...

16. Bobby Roode

Actor | Against All Odds

Bobby Roode was born on January 1, 1977 in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada as Robert Roode. He is an actor, known for Against All Odds (2011), Final Resolution (2009) and Bound for Glory (2009).

17. John Tenta

Actor | WCW Monday Nitro

Deceased Canadian Sumo turned professional wrestler best known for his work for WWE from 1989 to 1993. He went undefeated as a Sumo wrestler but left the sport out of frustration with the lifestyle and knowing he would never get elevated to Yokozuna (Grand Champion) status. He trained in All Japan ...

18. Rick Martel

Actor | Saturday Night's Main Event

Rick Martel was born on March 18, 1956 in Québec City, Québec, Canada as Richard Vignault. He is an actor, known for Saturday Night's Main Event (1985), WCW Thunder (1998) and WWF All-Star Wrestling (1972). He has been married to Johanne since 1983. They have one child.

19. Steve Corino

Actor | Ring of Honor Winter Warriors Tour: Duluth

Steve Corino was born on May 29, 1973 in Sea Isle City, New Jersey, USA as Steven Eugene Corino. He is an actor, known for Ring of Honor Winter Warriors Tour: Duluth (2016), Ring of Honor Winter Warriors Tour: Indianapolis (2016) and Ring of Honor Winter Warriors Tour: Collinsville (2016). He has ...

20. 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 ...

21. 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 ...

22. Ken Shamrock

Self | WWF St. Valentine's Day Massacre

Ken Shamrock was born on February 11, 1964 in Macon, Georgia, USA as Kenneth Wayne Kilpatrick. He is known for his work on WWF St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1999), That '70s Show (1998) and TNA Impact! Wrestling (2004). He has been married to Tonya Shamrock since February 27, 2005. They have three ...

23. Andrew Martin

Actor | 18 Wheels of Justice

Andrew Martin was born on March 17, 1975 in Whitby, Ontario, Canada as Andrew James Robert Patrick Martin. He was an actor, known for 18 Wheels of Justice (2000), WWE Smackdown! (1999) and WWE WrestleMania X-8 (2002). He died on March 12, 2009 in Tampa, Florida, USA.

24. Jeff Jarrett

Actor | Spring Breakers

Jeff Jarrett was trained in the USWA which was run by his father. He wrestled for his father's promotion throughout the 80's before hitting the big time in the early 90's. Jarrett had his first major run in the WWF - winning the Intercontinental Title 6 times before joining WCW. His career sky ...

25. Sean Morley

Actor | WWE Monday Night RAW

Sean Morley was born on March 16, 1971 in Markham, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor, known for WWE Raw (1993), WWE Sunday Night Heat (1998) and WWF Superstars (1986). He has been married to Lourdes since March 30, 2001. They have one child.

26. Jim Neidhart

Actor | WWWF Championship Wrestling

Jim Neidhart was born on February 8, 1955 in Tampa, Florida, USA as James Henry Neidhart. He is an actor, known for WWF Championship Wrestling (1972), Eastern Championship Wrestling (1993) and Saturday Night's Main Event (1985). He has been married to Ellie Hart since 1979. They have three children...

27. 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 ...

28. Dave Bautista

Actor | Guardians of the Galaxy

David Michael Bautista, Jr. was born on January 18, 1969 in Washington, D.C., to Donna Raye (Mullins) and David Michael Bautista. His father is Filipino, and his mother has Greek ancestry.

When WCW officials told him he'd never make it in sports entertainment, Bautista pushed himself to achieve his ...

29. Jim Hellwig

Actor | WCW Monday Nitro

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 ...

30. Mark LoMonaco

Actor | ECW Hardcore TV

Mark LoMonaco (born July 14, 1971) is an American professional wrestler best known for his career in such famous professional wrestling companies a in WWE, as ring name Bubba Ray Dudley, Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), as Buh Buh Ray Dudley and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) as Brother ...

31. 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 was also the only wrestler from WCW who never worked for WWE until 2014 ...