Top 40 wwe world champions by win-loss record, championships won, quality of competition, major feuds, prominence in wwwf/wwf/wwe and overall wrestling ability since 1991.

by Mokun0810 | created - 18 Jun 2016 | updated - 22 Jun 2016 | Public

1. 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 ...

2. 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 ...

3. Shawn Michaels

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

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 ...

4. 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 ...

5. 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 ...

6. 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 ...

7. 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 ...

8. 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 ...

9. John Cena

Actor | Bumblebee

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 ...

10. 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 ...

11. 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...

12. 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 ...

13. 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 ...

14. Eddie Guerrero

Actor | WCW Monday Nitro

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 ...

15. 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 ...

16. Colby Lopez

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Colby Daniel Lopez is an American professional wrestler and actor currently signed to WWE under the ring name Seth Rollins. Prior to signing with WWE, Lopez wrestled as Tyler Black for Ring of Honor (ROH), where he held the ROH World Championship once and the ROH World Tag Team Championship twice (...

17. 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 ...

18. 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, a hairdresser. 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 ...

19. 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 ...

20. 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 ...

21. 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 ...

22. Jeff Hardy

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Jeff Hardy was born on August 31, 1977 in Cameron, North Carolina, USA as Jeffrey Nero Hardy. He is known for his work on WWE SmackDown Live (1999), TNA iMPACT! Wrestling (2004) and WWE: Top 50 Superstars of All Time (2010). He has been married to Beth Britt since March 9, 2011. They have two ...

23. 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...

24. 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 ...

25. Stephen Farrelly

Actor | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Sheamus O'Shaunessy began his wrestling career in The Monster Factory in April 2002 where he trained under the supervision of former WWF professional wrestler Larry Sharpe along with former ECW referee Jim Molineaux. SOS made his wrestling debut 6 weeks later against WWA and TNA star Robert ...

26. 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 ...

27. Alberto del Río

Writer | Bunker Xpress

Alberto del Río is a writer and director, known for Bunker Xpress (2012), Toma Única (2011) and Misterioso asesinato en las aulas (2012).

28. 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 ...

29. Yokozuna

Actor | WWE Monday Night RAW

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...

30. 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 ...

31. 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, ...

32. 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 WWE Raw (1993). He has been married to Crystal Maurisa Goins since August 23, 1995. They have two children.

33. Sid Eudy

Actor | WCW Monday Nitro

Sid Eudy was born on December 16, 1960 in West Memphis, Arkansas, USA as Sidney Ray Eudy. He is an actor, known for WCW Monday Nitro (1995), WCW Worldwide Wrestling (1975) and Eastern Championship Wrestling (1993). He has been married to Sabrina Paige since December 30, 1983. They have two children.

34. Jake Hager

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Jake Hager was born on March 24, 1982 in Perry, Oklahoma, USA as Donald Jacob Hager. He is an actor, known for WWE SmackDown Live (1999), WWE Main Event (2012) and WWE Raw (1993). He has been married to Catalina White since December 2010. They have one child.

35. Booker Huffman

Actor | WCW Monday Nitro

Booker Huffman was born on March 1, 1965 in Houston, Texas, USA as Robert Booker Tio Huffman. He is an actor and director, known for WCW Monday Nitro (1995), Ready to Rumble (2000) and WWE SmackDown Live (1999). He has been married to Sharmell Sullivan-Huffman since February 5, 2005. They have two ...

36. Bob Backlund

Actor | WWWF Championship Wrestling

Bob Backlund was born on August 14, 1950 in Princeton, Minnesota, USA as Robert Lee Backlund. He is an actor, known for WWF Championship Wrestling (1972), WWE SmackDown Live (1999) and Spectrum Wrestling (1977). He has been married to Corrine Gentzkow since October 31, 1974. They have one child.

37. 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...

38. Mark Henry

Actor | MacGruber

Mark Henry was born on June 12, 1971 in Silsbee, Texas, USA as Mark Jerrold Henry. He is an actor, known for MacGruber (2010), WWE Main Event (2012) and WrestleMania 31 (2015). He has been married to Jana Perry since April 24, 2005. They have two children.

39. John Layfield

Actor | The JBL and Cole Show

John Layfield was born on November 29, 1966 in Sweetwater, Texas, USA as John Charles Layfield. He is an actor, known for The JBL & Cole Show with Renee Young (2012), WWE Saturday Night's Main Event (2006) and WWE SmackDown Live (1999). He has been married to Meredith Whitney since February 11,...

40. Mike 'The Miz' Mizanin

Actor | The Campaign

Michael "The Miz" Mizanin was born in Cleveland, OH on October 8th, 1980 to Barbara and George Mizanin. He graduated with honors from Normandy High School before attending Miami University of Ohio (where he was a member of the Theta Chi Fraternity).

While in college, he auditioned for The Real World...



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