The most successful wrestling promotion of all time is WWE. This company has delivered some of the most entertaining moments in its 39 years. These moments will be cherished by all of WWE fans forever. Many wrestlers have catapulted their status to the top of professional wrestling in their wrestling career.
Even if you are not a fan of WWE, you would have heard about it or at least watch a scene once in your lifetime. In this article let’s discuss the top 10 greatest WWE wrestlers of all time. To determine this order, each legend of the four-sided ring is categorized based on a score from 0-10.
The four categories which determine their ranks including Entrance Music, Finishing Move, On the Mic and In the Ring. Based on these categories the Greatest WWE Superstars of All Time is listed below.
1. Steve Austin
Steve Austin is also known as stone cold. Austin started his wrestling career is 1991. In late 1995, Steve Austin signed with the World Wrestling Federation as The Ringmaster. Throughout his wrestling career, Austin has won a total of 19 championships. Austin has participated in various events and has won World Heavyweight Champion six times, Intercontinental Champion two times and WWE Tag Team Champion four times.
In upcoming years he gained significant mainstream popularity winning various champion tournaments. However, due to a series of serious knee and neck injuries, he was forced to retire in-ring competition in 2003.
2. Shawn Michaels
Shawn Michaels is one of the greatest professional wrestlers in history. Shawn Michaels is known as “Heartbreak Kid” and “Mr. WrestleMania”. He won first Intercontinental Championship, four times world champion and “Match of the Year” reader vote a record eleven times. Heartbreak Kid also won Royal Rumble, winner, twice. Shawn Michaels also had a knee injury and that he had to retire in late 2002.
3. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
Johnson was a professional wrestler for 8 years. We all know Dwayne Johnson as an actor too. Johnson’s films were one of the most successful of all time. In 1998 he won WWF Championship for the first time. He won eight WWE Championships, five tag-team belts and a pair of intercontinental titles. He was very successful in his wrestling career, yet Dwayne officially announced his retirement in 2019.
4. Hulk Hogan
Hulk Hogan is one of the most popular professional wrestlers of the 1980s. In 1983 Hulk after signing for World Wrestling Federation (WWF) gained worldwide recognition. He is also recognized as the first wrestler to win Royal Rumble matches consecutively. He also holds the record for winning World Heavyweight Championship six times. After a successful wrestling career, Hulk Hogan officially retired on 1 November 2011.
5. Ric Flair
Richard Morgan Fliehr is one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time. He was in his wrestling career for 40 years. He was awarded Wrestler of the Year award six times after winning that year’s Royal Rumble. He gained success in most WWE champions including Intercontinental Championship, WWF Championship, and the World Tag Team Championship. He also became the first person to complete WCW’s Triple Crown.
6. The Undertaker
Every one of us would have surely heard about this masterpiece named Undertaker. One remarkable memory of undertakes was his entrance. It is one of the best experiences imaginable. He has huge fan followers due to this successful wrestling careers. The Undertaker won WWE champion seven times, WWE tag team champion six times with four different partners.
7. John Cena
Even a small kid would know about this man “John Cena”. His successful wrestling career has gained popularity worldwide. He won WWE Champion 16 times in his wrestling careers. He also won United States Championship five times. He is also known as one of the most decorated wrestlers of all time. John Cena first appeared in WWE in 2002, he is now 42 years old and his passion for wrestling never fades away.
8. Macho Man
Ring name Randy Savage was an American professional wrestler. He has a nice name called “Macho Man”. He has won 29 titles during his entire 32-year wrestling career which also includes WWF World Heavyweight Championships two times and WCW World Heavyweight Championships four times. Due to his amazing in-ring performance, he is known as the greatest titleholder of all time. His fans loved him because Savage was such a talented showman in the ring.
9. “Rowdy” Roddy Piper
This Canadian professional wrestler is also known as “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. “Rowdy” Roddy Piper only won two belts during the WWE/WWF portion of his career. Roddy Piper won the Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Championship. Apart from his successful wrestling career piper was also a promotional hit every time he touched a microphone. He impressed all his fans not in with his wrestling skills but also with his boxing and interviewing skills.
10. Mick Foley
Mick Foley is known as one of the greatest wrestlers in the history of WWE. He won world champion four times that includes three WWF Championships and one TNA World Heavyweight Championship. World tag team champion eleven times that includes eight WWF Tag Team Championships, two ECW World Tag Team Championships and one WCW World Tag Team Championship. He has also won TNA Legends Champion one time and the inaugural WWF Hardcore Champion. He is well known for his finishing move which was certainly unique.