Top 100 Pro Wrestlers

by cjaysaint | created - 13 Mar 2015 | updated - 10 months ago | Public

List of my personal favorite Pro Wrestlers.

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 ...

2. 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 ...

3. 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 ...

4. 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 ...

5. 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 ...

6. 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 ...

7. 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 ...

8. 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 ...

9. 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 ...

10. T.J. Wilson

Actor | WWE NXT

T.J. Wilson was born on July 11, 1980 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada as Theodore James Wilson. He is an actor, known for WWE NXT (2010), WWE SmackDown Live (1999) and WWE Raw (1993). He has been married to Natalie Neidhart since June 26, 2013.

11. 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 Live (1999) and WWE Raw (1993). He died on March 12, 2009 in Tampa, Florida, USA.

12. Dean Malenko

Actor | WCW Monday Nitro

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...

13. 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 ...

14. Shinsuke Nakamura

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Shinsuke Nakamura was born on February 24, 1980 in Mineyama, Kyoto, Japan. He is an actor, known for WWE SmackDown Live (1999), TNA Xplosion (2002) and WWE NXT (2010). He has been married to Harumi Maekawa since September 2007.

15. A.J. Styles

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Allen Neal Jones best known by the ring name AJ Styles is an American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE. Long regarded as one of the best wrestlers in the world, Styles has headlined numerous pay-per-view events internationally.

Styles debuted in 1998 and competed for various independent...

16. 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 ...

17. Matt Hardy

Actor | Pro Wrestlers vs Zombies

Being trained by wrestling legend Dory Funk Jr., Mattthew "Matt" Hardy has become one of the most gifted and talented performers in sports-entertainment. Before going into the WWF (Now WWE) along with his brother Jeff Hardy, the Hardy Boyz (or The Hardyz) ran their own promotion called Organization...

18. 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 ...

19. Brian Kendrick

Actor | WWE NXT

Brian Kendrick was born on May 29, 1979 in Olympia, Washington, USA as Brian David Kendrick. He is an actor, known for WWE NXT (2010), TNA iMPACT! Wrestling (2004) and Slammed (2004). He has been married to Taylor Matheny since August 15, 2008.

20. 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 ...

21. 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...

22. Wes Brisco

Actor | TNA One Night Only

Wes Brisco was born on December 21, 1983 in Tampa, Florida, USA. He is an actor, known for TNA One Night Only (2013), TNA iMPACT! Wrestling (2004) and Cleveland Knights Championship Wrestling 10/28/16: Invasion (2016).

23. Khosrow Vaziri

Actor | WWWF Championship Wrestling

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 (...

24. Carlos Colón Jr.

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Carlos Colón Jr. was born on February 21, 1979 in San Juan, Puerto Rico as Carlos Edwin Colon Coates. He is an actor, known for WWE SmackDown Live (1999), House of Hardcore 2 (2013) and WWE NXT (2010).

25. Terry Gerin

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

While growing up in Detroit, Gerin's father died when he was just fourteen and his mother was working up to three jobs. While still living in Detroit, Gerin made his professional wrestling debut in 1994 in the independent circuit. Then in 1995, he started working for World Championship Wrestling (...

26. 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 WWE SmackDown Live (1999). He has been married to Christina since November 8, 1986. They have ...

27. Jamie Gibson

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Jamie Gibson was born on December 23, 1976 in Hanover, West Virginia, USA as James Howard Gibson. He is an actor and producer, known for WWE SmackDown Live (1999), WWE Raw (1993) and WCW Thunder (1998). He is married to Angela England. They have one child.

28. Shane Helms

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Shane Helms was born on July 12, 1974 in Smithfield, North Carolina, USA as Gregory Shane Helms. He is an actor, known for WWE SmackDown Live (1999), WCW Monday Nitro (1995) and WCW Thunder (1998).

29. Dallas Page

Actor | The Devil's Rejects

A star collegiate basketball player, Diamond Dallas Page entered the nightclub business in the 1970s, becoming one of South Florida's top club owners and promoters. He began training to become an in-ring performer at the age of 35, the oldest rookie in Pro Wrestling history. "DDP" captivated ...

30. Shawn Michaels

Self | Survivor Series

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 ...

31. 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.

32. Phil Shatter

Actor | TNA iMPACT! Wrestling

Phil Shatter is an actor, known for TNA iMPACT! Wrestling (2004), The Big Bang! (2010) and NWA Wrestling Showcase (2008).

33. 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, ...

34. 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 ...

35. Sean Waltman

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

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 ...

36. 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 WWE Raw (1993). He has been married to Maria Ramirez since March 19, 1995. They have two children.

37. 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 ...

38. Al Snow

Actor | Calendar Girl

Al Snow was born on July 18, 1963 in Lima, Ohio, USA as Allen Ray Sarven. He is known for his work on Miss December (2011), WWE SmackDown Live (1999) and The Witches of Oz (2011). He has been married to Jessica Gousha since June 20, 2017. He was previously married to Cyndi Lynch and Pamela Rust.

39. Greg Marasciulo

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Greg Marasciulo was born on March 30, 1987 in Mount Sinai, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for WWE SmackDown Live (1999), WWE NXT (2010) and WWE Raw (1993).

40. Scott Taylor

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Scott Taylor was born on July 2, 1973 in Westbrook, Maine, USA as Scott Garland. He is an actor, known for WWE SmackDown Live (1999), Rollerball (2002) and WWE NXT (2010).

41. Chavo Guerrero Jr.

Stunts | Peppermint

Chavo Guerrero is a 20-year third generation veteran of the professional wrestling industry who first debuted back in 1994 after having been trained by legendary family members Chavo Guerrero Sr., Eddie Guerrero, Hector Guerrero and Mando Guerrero. He started his career working in both Mexico and ...

42. 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 ...

43. 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 WWE SmackDown Live (1999). He has been married to Christina since November 8, 1986. They have ...

44. Brian Pillman

Actor | WCW Monday Nitro

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 ...

45. 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 ...

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 ...

47. 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...

48. 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 ...

49. 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 ...

50. Wes Brisco

Actor | TNA One Night Only

Wes Brisco was born on December 21, 1983 in Tampa, Florida, USA. He is an actor, known for TNA One Night Only (2013), TNA iMPACT! Wrestling (2004) and Cleveland Knights Championship Wrestling 10/28/16: Invasion (2016).

51. Adam Birch

Actor | WWE Monday Night RAW

Adam Birch is an actor and producer, known for WWE Raw (1993), WWE SmackDown Live (1999) and WWE Main Event (2012).

52. 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.

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...

54. Shannon Moore

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Shannon Moore was born on July 27, 1979 in Cameron, North Carolina, USA as Shannon Brian Moore. He is an actor, known for WWE SmackDown Live (1999), NWA World Championship Wrestling: Saturday Edition (1985) and WCW Monday Nitro (1995). He has been married to Julie Youngberg since April 2009. He was...

55. Stu Bennett

Actor | Vengeance

Stu Bennett is a globally-known actor, television host and professional wrestler who performed for WWE from 2007-2016. He decided to take a hiatus from the professional wrestling world in 2016 in order to focus on his acting career.

His growing acting résumé includes leading roles in the features 'I...

56. Jonathan Good

Actor | 12 Rounds 3: Lockdown

Much of Good's wrestling persona is based on his own real-life upbringing in Cincinnati's East End, where he spent much of his childhood in public housing. An avid wrestling fan who idolized Bret Hart as a child, he used wrestling as an escape from his rough upbringing by immersing himself in ...

57. 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, 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 married to Milena...

58. T.J. Wilson

Actor | WWE NXT

T.J. Wilson was born on July 11, 1980 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada as Theodore James Wilson. He is an actor, known for WWE NXT (2010), WWE SmackDown Live (1999) and WWE Raw (1993). He has been married to Natalie Neidhart since June 26, 2013.

59. Ron Killings

Actor | The Wrestler

Ron Killings was born on January 19, 1972 in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. He is known for his work on The Wrestler (2008), WWE SmackDown Live (1999) and WWE NXT (2010). He has been married to Pamela Killings since April 7, 2011. They have one child.

60. 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...

61. 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...

62. Michael Lockwood

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Michael Lockwood was born on August 25, 1971 in Pacifica, California, USA as Michael John Lockwood. He was an actor, known for WWE SmackDown Live (1999), WWE Raw (1993) and WWE Jakked (1999). He was married to Christeena Wheeler. He died on November 6, 2003 in Navarre, Florida, USA.

63. Nic Nemeth

Actor | Shallow Hal

Nic Nemeth was born on July 27, 1980 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Nicholas Theodore Nemeth. He is an actor and producer, known for Shallow Hal (2001), WWE SmackDown Live (1999) and WWE NXT (2010).

64. 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 ...

65. 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 TNA, WWE, WCW, ROH and the original incarnation ...

66. 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 ...

67. Everett Titus

Actor | Ring of Honor Winter Warriors Tour: Duluth

is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Rhett Titus. A student of the ROH Wrestling Academy, Titus has been competing for Ring of Honor (ROH), as well as various independent promotions, since 2006. He is a former one-time ROH World Tag Team Champion. Titus began ...

68. Aron Stevens

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Aron Stevens was born on August 3, 1981 in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA as Aron Steven Haddad. He is an actor, known for WWE SmackDown Live (1999), WWE NXT (2010) and WWE Saturday Morning Slam (2012).

69. 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,...

70. A.C. Connor

Actor | WWF Shotgun Saturday Night

A.C. Connor was born on October 22, 1972 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Accie Julius Connor. He is an actor, known for WWF Shotgun Saturday Night (1997), WWE SmackDown Live (1999) and WWE Raw (1993).

71. John Hennigan

Actor | Boone: The Bounty Hunter

John Hennigan was born on October 3, 1979 in Los Angeles, California, USA as John Randall Hennigan. He is an actor and producer, known for Boone: The Bounty Hunter (2017), Strange Nature (2018) and Hercules Reborn (2014). He has been married to Kira Hennigan since June 1, 2018.

72. Lance McNaught

Actor | WWE Monday Night RAW

Lance McNaught was born on March 2, 1981 in Carroll, Iowa, USA as Lance Kurtis McNaught. He was an actor, known for WWE Raw (1993), WWE Sunday Night Heat (1998) and NWA Wrestling Showcase (2008). He was married to Tanya R. Gonzales. He died on August 13, 2010 in San Antonio, Texas, USA.

73. David Cash

Actor | ECW Hardcore TV

David Cash was born on July 31, 1969 in Johnson City, Tennessee, USA. He is an actor, known for Eastern Championship Wrestling (1993), WWE SmackDown Live (1999) and TNA iMPACT! Wrestling (2004).

74. Jayson Paul

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

As a child growing up in Brooklyn, Jayson was a dreamer. His dreams weren't unlike many of the other young boys his age, in his neighborhood- To one day wrestle professionally with the then World Wrestling Federation, to see himself on television, and to hear his name chanted by adoring fans at his...



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