The Greatest Pro Wrestlers (In No Particular Order)

by MoKiadeh | created - 23 Dec 2010 | updated - 01 Dec 2014 | Public

1. 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

2. Shawn Michaels

Actor | 90 Feet from Home

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 Borden

Actor | Ready to Rumble

Born as Steve Borden, Sting has held the WCW World Title 10 times and multiple other titles. He has been the only wrestler to stay in WCW since the late 1980s and he had a reconstructive knee surgery in 1991. Steve was also the only wrestler from WCW who never worked for WWE until 2014 when he made...

Sting

5. Bruno Sammartino

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Bruno Sammartino was born on October 6, 1935 in Pizzoferrato, Abruzzo, Italy as Bruno Laopardo Franceso Sammartino. He was an actor, known for WWE SmackDown Live (1999), WWF Championship Wrestling (1972) and Spectrum Wrestling (1977). He was married to Carol Teyssier. He died on April 18, 2018 in ...

6. Dwayne Johnson

Actor | Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known as The Rock, was born on May 2, 1972 in Hayward, California. He is the son of Ata Johnson (born Feagaimaleata Fitisemanu Maivia) and professional wrestler Rocky Johnson (born Wayde Douglas Bowles). His father, from Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada, is black (of Black ...

The Rock

7. 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 ...

8. 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 ...

9. Khosrow Vaziri

Actor | Juggalo Championshxt Wrestling Volume 1

Iranian professional wrestler best known for his work in the 1980s for WWE (then the WWF) as the Iron Sheik. Trained under Verne Gagne and Billy Robinson and debuted under his own name in 1973 for the American Wrestling Association. Changed to Ali Vaziri while working for NWA Big Time Wrestling (...

The Iron Sheik

10. Ric Flair

Actor | WCW Monday Nitro

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 ...

11. 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 ...

12. Chris Benoit

Actor | WCW Monday Nitro

Christopher Michael Benoit is a Canadian wrestler who was born in Montreal, Quebec, the son of Michael and Margaret Benoit. He grew up in Edmonton, Alberta, from where he was billed throughout the bulk of his career. He had a sister living near Edmonton.

During his 22-year career, Benoit worked for ...

13. 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 ...

14. Richard Blood

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

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 "The Dragon" Steamboat

15. Ken Patera

Actor | WWWF Championship Wrestling

Ken Patera was born on November 6, 1942 in Portland, Oregon, USA. He is an actor, known for WWF Championship Wrestling (1972), WWF All-Star Wrestling (1972) and Spectrum Wrestling (1977).

16. Ted DiBiase

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

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 ...

The Million Dollar Man

17. 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 ...

18. Merced Solis

Actor | WWWF Championship Wrestling

Merced Solis was born in Mission, Texas, USA. He is an actor and former pro wrestler, known for WWF Championship Wrestling (1972), Killer AIDS (The Movie) (1987) and The Eliminadora (2016). Merced wrestled under the name of Tito Santana, and was one of Hulk Hogan's most loyal allies. He has been ...

Tito Santana

19. Robert Remus

Actor | G.I. Joe

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 ...

Sgt. Slaughter

20. Larry Pfohl

Actor | WCW Monday Nitro

Larry Pfohl was born on June 2, 1958 in Buffalo, New York, USA as Lawrence Pfohl. He is an actor, known for WCW Monday Nitro (1995), WCW Thunder (1998) and Superboy (1988). He was previously married to Peggy Fulbright.

Lex Luger

21. Jim Duggan

Actor | Pro Wrestlers vs Zombies

Jim Duggan was born on January 14, 1954 in Glens Falls, New York, USA as James Edward Duggan. He is an actor, known for Pro Wrestlers vs Zombies (2014), WCW Monday Nitro (1995) and WCW Thunder (1998). He has been married to Debra Haynes since April 8, 1989. They have two children.

22. Sylvester Ritter

Actor | WWWF Championship Wrestling

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...

The Junkyard Dog

23. 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 ...

24. Paul Orndorff

Actor | UWF Fury Hour

Paul Orndorff was born on October 29, 1949 in Brandon, Florida, USA as Paul Parlette Orndorff Jr. He is an actor, known for UWF Fury Hour (1990), WWF Championship Wrestling (1972) and WCW Thunder (1998). He has been married to Michelle Lee Johnson since July 31, 1999. He was previously married to ...

25. Jimmy Snuka

Actor | ECW Hardcore TV

Jimmy Snuka is a classic example of the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) (formerly known as World Wrestling Federation (WWF)) bad guy who became a baby-face (a good guy) without trying. Originally a "heel", he came into the WWE under the guidance of heel manager Capt. Lou Albano. After receiving...

26. Owen Hart

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

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 ...

27. 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 ...

The Ultimate Warrior

28. Don Muraco

Actor | WWWF Championship Wrestling

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 ...

29. Jushin Liger

Actor | Stampede Wrestling

Jushin Liger was born on November 10, 1964 in Hiroshima, Japan as Keiichi Yamada. He is an actor, known for Stampede Wrestling (1957), NJPW Dominion 6.11 (2017) and NWA World Championship Wrestling: Saturday Edition (1985). He has been married to Jane Lee since January 14, 2002. They have two ...

30. Tommy Billington

Actor | WWWF Championship Wrestling

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 ...

The Dynamite Kid

31. Davey Boy Smith

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Davey Boy Smith was born on November 27, 1962 in Manchester, England as David Boy Smith. He was an actor, known for WWE SmackDown Live (1999), NWA World Championship Wrestling: Saturday Edition (1985) and WCW Thunder (1998). He was married to Diana Hart. He died on May 18, 2002 in Invermere, ...

The British Bulldog

32. Dusty Rhodes

Writer | WWE Monday Night 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 ...

33. Dick Murdoch

Actor | Grunt! The Wrestling Movie

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 ...

34. 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 ...

35. Dory Funk Jr.

Actor | World Wide Wrestling

Semi-retired American professional wrestler and trainer who had great success all over the world. Prior to wrestling, he was one of the many future stars who played football for West Texas State University. He debuted in 1963 after training under his father Dory Funk Sr. and Lou Thesz. While ...

36. Dory Funk Sr.

Self | The Wrestling Queen

Dory Funk Sr. was born on May 4, 1919 in Hammond, Indiana, USA. He died on June 3, 1973 in Amarillo, Texas, USA.

37. Bob Orton

Actor | WWWF Championship Wrestling

Bob Orton was born on November 10, 1950 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as Robert Keith Orton. He is an actor, known for WWF Championship Wrestling (1972), WWE SmackDown Live (1999) and WWF All-Star Wrestling (1972). He has been married to Elaine Orton since June 3, 1972. They have three children.

Cowboy

38. Bob Orton Sr.

Actor | Stampede Wrestling

Bob Orton Sr. was born on July 21, 1929 in Muncie, Kansas, USA. He was an actor, known for Stampede Wrestling (1957), WWE Raw (1993) and WWE Confidential (2002). He was married to Rita Naomi Poling. He died on July 16, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

The Big O

39. Tommy Dreamer

Actor | WWE Monday Night RAW

Tommy Dreamer was born on February 14, 1971 in Yonkers, New York, USA as Thomas Laughlin. He is an actor and director, known for WWE Raw (1993), ROH: All Star Extravaganza (2002) and WWE SmackDown Live (1999). He has been married to Trisa Hayes since October 12, 2002. They have two children.

Tommy Dreamer

40. Rob Van Dam

Actor | 3-Headed Shark Attack

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, ...

41. Edward Farhat

Actor | Ringside Wrestling

Deceased Lebanese-American professional wrestler who competed from 1949 to 1998 as the Sheik. Started his career in Detroit and would compete all over the world. He competed for many National Wrestling Alliance territories, the WWWF (today's WWE), FMW, ECW, New Japan Pro Wrestling, All Japan Pro ...

The Original Sheik

42. 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

43. Bill Goldberg

Actor | The Longest Yard

Bill Goldberg was born on December 27, 1966 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA as William Scott Goldberg. He is an actor and producer, known for The Longest Yard (2005), Universal Soldier: The Return (1999) and American Satan (2017). He has been married to Wanda Ferraton since April 10, 2005. They have one ...

44. Brock Lesnar

Actor | WrestleMania

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...

45. 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

46. Scott Hall

Actor | WCW Monday Nitro

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 ...

Razor Ramon

47. Sean Waltman

Actor | WCW Monday Nitro

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 ...

X-Pac

48. Rey Misterio Sr.

Actor | Lucha Libre Life

Rey Misterio Sr. was born on January 8, 1958 in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico as Miguel Ángel López Díaz. He is known for his work on Lucha Libre Life (2000), El Mascarado Massacre (2006) and FCW Wrestling Live (2005).

49. Rey Mysterio

Actor | Ready to Rumble

Rey Mysterio was a professional wrestler for WCW who made his wrestling debut in Mexico. He dropped out of school to become a pro wrestler in Mexico. He is the nephew of wrestler Rey Misterio. He had a brief role (unmasked) as himself in Ready 2 Rumble. Came to WCW from ECW In 1996 after he debuted...

Rey Mysterio

50. Dean Malenko

Actor | WCW Thunder

Retired American professional wrestler best known for his work for ECW and WCW during the 1990s. He is the son of the late wrestling legend Boris Malenko. He debuted in Florida in 1979 and proceeded to work all over the world, particularly in Japan. He teamed with his brother Joe for years. He also...

51. Chief Jay Strongbow

Actor | WWWF Championship Wrestling

"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 ...

52. Yoshihiro Asai

Actor | World Wide Wrestling

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 ...

Ultimo Dragon

53. Dionicio Castellanos

Actor | ECW Hardcore TV

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...

Psicosis

54. Eduardo Hernández

Actor | In Your Face: The Lost Episodes of the XWF

Eduardo Hernández was born on November 23, 1974 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico as Eduardo Aníbal González Hernández. He is an actor, known for In Your Face: The Lost Episodes of the XWF (2005), WCW Thunder (1998) and WWE SmackDown Live (1999).

55. Francisco Islas

Actor | ECW Hardcore TV

Francisco Islas was born on December 3, 1973 in Tulancingo, Hidalgo, Mexico as Francisco Pantoji Islas. He is an actor, known for Eastern Championship Wrestling (1993), WWE SmackDown Live (1999) and ROH: The Era of Honor Begins (2002). He has been married to Maria Ramirez since March 19, 1995. They...

Super Crazy

56. Yoshihiro Tajiri

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

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

57. Kenta Kobashi

Self | NOAH Samurai TV

Kenta Kobashi was born on March 27, 1967 in Japan. He has been married to Mai Mizuki since October 2, 2010.

58. Arn Anderson

Actor | World Wide Wrestling

Arn Anderson was born on September 20, 1958 in Rome, Georgia, USA as Martin Anthony Lunde. He is an actor and producer, known for WCW Worldwide Wrestling (1975), WWE Raw (1993) and WCW Monday Nitro (1995). He has been married to Erin D. Lunde since 1984. They have two children.

The Enforcer

59. Antonio Inoki

Actor | Acacia

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 ...

60. Walter 'Killer' Kowalski

Actor | WWWF Championship Wrestling

Walter 'Killer' Kowalski was born on October 13, 1926 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada as Edward Wladyslaw Spulnik. He was an actor, known for WWF Championship Wrestling (1972), WCW Slamboree 1994 (1994) and WWF All-Star Wrestling (1972). He was married to Theresa Ferrioli. He died on August 30, 2008 in...

61. Peter Fanene Maivia

Actor | You Only Live Twice

"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 ...

High Chief

62. Chavo Guerrero Sr.

Actor | Streets of Rage

Chavo Guerrero Sr. was born on January 7, 1949 in El Paso, Texas, USA as Salvador Guerrero Llanes. He is known for his work on Streets of Rage (1994), WWE Velocity (2002) and The One and Only (1978). He was married to Nancy Vasquez. He died on February 11, 2017 in El Paso.

63. Marty Jannetty

Actor | In Your Face: The Lost Episodes of the XWF

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...

64. Mike Hegstrand

Actor | AWA All-Star Wrestling

Mike Hegstrand was born on January 26, 1957 in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA as Michael James Hegstrand. He was an actor, known for AWA All-Star Wrestling (1960), Eastern Championship Wrestling (1993) and WCW Monday Nitro (1995). He was married to Dale Watts and Judy Pendzimas. He died on October 19, ...

Road Warrior Hawk

65. Joe Laurinaitis

Actor | AWA All-Star Wrestling

Joe Laurinaitis was born on September 12, 1960 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He is an actor, known for AWA All-Star Wrestling (1960), WWE SmackDown Live (1999) and WCW Worldwide Wrestling (1975). He is married to Julia Laurinaitis. They have two children.

Road Warrior Animal

66. Bill Eadie

Actor | World Wide Wrestling

Bill Eadie was born on December 27, 1946 in Brownsville, Pennsylvania, USA as William Reid Eadie. He is an actor, known for WCW Worldwide Wrestling (1975), WWF Championship Wrestling (1972) and Pro Wrestling USA (1984).

Ax

67. Barry Darsow

Actor | WCW Saturday Night

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 ...

Smash

68. Brian Adams

Actor | WCW Thunder

Brian Adams was born on April 14, 1964 in Kona, Hawaii, USA as Brian Keith Adams. He is known for his work on WCW Thunder (1998), WWE SmackDown Live (1999) and NWA World Championship Wrestling: Saturday Edition (1985). He was married to Irene Yumiko. He died on August 13, 2007 in Tampa, Florida, ...

Crush

69. 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 ...

70. Paul Levesque

Actor | Blade: Trinity

Paul Levesque, otherwise known as Triple H, has established himself on the big screen 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

71. Randy Orton

Actor | That's What I Am

Randal Keith "Randy" Orton (born April 1, 1980) is an American professional wrestler and actor best known to sports entertainment audiences for his career signed with WWE. Orton was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, to Bob Orton, Jr. and his wife Elaine. He is the grandson of Bob Orton, Sr. and the ...

72. 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 ...

73. Josip Peruzovic

Actor | WWWF Championship Wrestling

Josip Peruzovic was born on October 14, 1947 in Croatia, Yugoslavia as Josip Nikolai Peruzovic. He was an actor, known for WWF Championship Wrestling (1972), Spectrum Wrestling (1977) and WWF All-Star Wrestling (1972). He was married to Eleanor Lynn Breidenbaugh. He died on July 29, 2018 in Glen ...

Nikolai Volkoff

74. Ivan Koloff

Actor | The Legion of Supervillains the Official Music Video

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" ...

75. Nikita Koloff

Actor | C Me Dance

Nikita Koloff was born on March 9, 1959 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Nelson Scott Simpson. He is an actor, known for C Me Dance (2009), WCW Worldwide Wrestling (1975) and NWA World Championship Wrestling: Saturday Edition (1985). He was previously married to Victoria and Mandy Smithson.

Nikita Koloff

76. 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 was an actor, known for Fist of the North Star (1995), Baywatch (1989) and NWA World Championship Wrestling: Saturday Edition (1985). He was married to Debra Rankin. He died on June 18, 2018 in Dallas, Texas, ...

Big Van Vader

77. C.M. Punk

Actor | ROH: Final Battle 2003

Phillip Jack Brooks, better known by the ring name CM Punk, is an American mixed martial artist, comic book writer and former professional wrestler. He is best known for his time in WWE, where he is recognized as the sixth longest reigning WWE Champion of all-time.

Punk began his professional ...

78. Bryan Danielson

Actor | WWE Monday Night RAW

Bryan Lloyd Danielson is an American professional wrestler and author currently signed to WWE under ring name Daniel Bryan.

In WWE, Bryan held the WWE Championship three times and WWE's World Heavyweight Championship once, in addition to being a one-time United States Champion, a one-time ...

Daniel Bryan

79. Dustin Rhodes

Actor | The Murders of Brandywine Theater

Dustin Rhodes was born on April 11, 1969 in Austin, Texas, USA as Dustin Patrick Runnels. He is an actor and producer, known for The Murders of Brandywine Theater (2014), Meet Me There (2014) and WWE Raw (1993). He has been married to Ta-rel Marie Runnels since June 22, 2012. He was previously ...

Goldust

80. Buddy Rogers

Self | Wrestling at the Chase

Buddy Rogers was born on February 20, 1921 in Camden, New Jersey, USA as Herman Rohde. He died on June 22, 1992 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.

81. Glenn Jacobs

Actor | See No Evil

Glenn Jacobs was born on April 26, 1967 in Torrejón de Ardoz, Madrid, Spain as Glenn Thomas Jacobs. He is known for his work on See No Evil (2006), The Last of the Mohicans (1992) and MacGruber (2010). He has been married to Crystal Maurisa Goins since August 23, 1995. They have two children.

Kane

82. Adam Copeland

Actor | Vikings

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

83. Jay Reso

Actor | Shoot 'Em Up

William Jason Reso (born November 30, 1973) is a Canadian actor and retired professional wrestler. He is best known for his time in WWE under the ring name Christian and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) under the ring name Christian Cage. He also starred as a guest character on the Syfy ...

Christian

84. Brian Adams

Actor | WCW Thunder

Brian Adams was born on April 14, 1964 in Kona, Hawaii, USA as Brian Keith Adams. He is known for his work on WCW Thunder (1998), WWE SmackDown Live (1999) and NWA World Championship Wrestling: Saturday Edition (1985). He was married to Irene Yumiko. He died on August 13, 2007 in Tampa, Florida, ...

Crush

85. Tom Prichard

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Tom Prichard was born on August 18, 1959 in El Paso, Texas, USA as Thomas Donald Prichard. He is known for his work on WWE SmackDown Live (1999), WWF Superstars (1986) and WWF Challenge (1986).

Dr. Tom Prichard

86. George Gray

Actor | WCW Monday Nitro

George Gray was born on February 12, 1960 in Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA. He is an actor, known for WCW Monday Nitro (1995), NWA World Championship Wrestling: Saturday Edition (1985) and Saturday Night's Main Event (1985). He is married to Mary. They have one child.

One Man Gang

87. Bam Bam Bigelow

Actor | Major Payne

Bam Bam Bigelow was born on September 1, 1961 in Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA as Scott Charles Bigelow. He was an actor, known for Major Payne (1995), Ready to Rumble (2000) and WCW Monday Nitro (1995). He was married to Dana Aurichio. He died on January 19, 2007 in Hudson, Florida, USA.

88. James Ware

Actor | Saturday Night's Main Event

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...

Koko B. Ware

89. 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 ...

Earthquake

90. Fred Ottman

Actor | Saturday Night's Main Event

Fred Ottman was born on August 10, 1956 in Norfolk, Virginia, USA as Fred Wayne Ottman. He is an actor, known for Saturday Night's Main Event (1985), World Wrestling Federation (1973) and WWF Superstars (1986). He has been married to Sheila Ottman since August 31, 2011. He was previously married to...

Tugboat/Typhoon

91. Afa Anoai

The Wrestler

Afa Anoai was born on November 21, 1942 in Samoa as Afa Amituana'i Anoai. He is an actor, known for The Wrestler (2008), WWF Championship Wrestling (1972) and WXW Rage TV (1996). He has been married to Lynn Anoai since July 8, 1970. They have three children.

92. Sika Anoai

Actor | WWWF Championship Wrestling

Sika Anoai was born on April 5, 1945 in Samoa as Leati Sika Anoa'i. He is an actor, known for WWF Championship Wrestling (1972), Spectrum Wrestling (1977) and WWF All-Star Wrestling (1972). He is married to Patricia A. Anoa'i.

93. Jim Neidhart

Actor | ECW Hardcore TV

Jim Neidhart was born on February 8, 1955 in Montebello, California, USA as James Henry Neidhart. He was an actor, known for Eastern Championship Wrestling (1993), WCW Monday Nitro (1995) and WCW Thunder (1998). He was married to Ellie Hart and Joy Small. He died on August 13, 2018 in Florida, USA.

The Anvil

94. Rocky Johnson

Actor | WWWF Championship Wrestling

Rocky Johnson was born on August 24, 1944 in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada as Wayde Bowles. He is an actor, known for WWF Championship Wrestling (1972), Spectrum Wrestling (1977) and Wrestling at the Chase (1959). He was previously married to Ata Johnson and Una.

95. Tony Atlas

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Tony Atlas was born on April 23, 1954 in Roanoke, Virginia, USA as Anthony White. He is an actor, known for WWE SmackDown Live (1999), WWF Championship Wrestling (1972) and Spectrum Wrestling (1977). He has been married to Monika DeRanek since June 27, 1990. He was previously married to Lisa.

96. Paul Wight

Actor | The Waterboy

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 ...

The Big Show

97. Verne Gagne

Producer | The Wrestler

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 ...

98. Stan Hansen

Actor | No Holds Barred

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 ...

99. Mil Máscaras

Actor | El robo de las momias de Guanajuato

Mil Máscaras was born on July 15, 1942 in San Luis Potosi, San Luis Potosi, Mexico as Aaron Rodríguez Arellano. He is an actor, known for Robbery of the Mummies of Guanajuato (1972), The Mummies of San Angel (1975) and Los canallas (1968).

100. Dos Caras

Self | AJPW Samurai TV

Dos Caras was born on February 21, 1951 in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.



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