My Favorite Wrestlers

by Hirsch777 | created - 25 Mar 2012 | updated - 07 Oct 2016 | Public

1. 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

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 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 ...

5. 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

6. Mick Foley

Actor | The Peanut Butter Falcon

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 ...

7. 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, ...

8. Scott Hall

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

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 ...

9. 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 ...

10. Paul Levesque

Actor | WWE Monday Night RAW

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

11. Curt Hennig

Actor | WCW Monday Nitro

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...

12. 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

13. 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! (1999), WCW Saturday Night (1985) and WCW Monday Nitro (1995). He was married to Diana Hart. He died on May 18, 2002 in Invermere, British Columbia, Canada.

The British Bulldog

14. Chris Benoit

Actor | WCW Thunder

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 ...

15. 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 ...

16. Richard Blood

Actor | World Wide Wrestling

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 Steamboat

17. 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! (1999), TNA Xplosion (2002) and WWE NXT (2010). He has been married to Harumi Maekawa since September 2007.

18. 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...

AJ Styles

19. 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

20. Jim Fullington

Actor | ECW Hardcore TV

Jim Fullington was probably best known as "The Sandman" beer guzzling wrestler who was oftentime drunk when coming out to wrestle in ECW. Jim was branded a traitor when he jumped to WCW in 1999 by hardcore ECW fans. Jim didn't find much success in WCW and was released in 2000 after he suffered a ...

The Sandman

21. 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 ...

22. 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 ...

23. Windham Rotunda

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Windham Rotunda was born on May 23, 1987 in Brooksville, Florida, USA as Windham Lawrence Rotunda. He is an actor, known for WWE Smackdown! (1999), WWE NXT (2010) and WWE Main Event (2012). He has been married to Samantha Krieger since February 16, 2012. They have two children.

Bray Wyatt

24. 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 ...

Raven

25. Yoshihiro Tajiri

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

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

26. 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 ...

27. Eddie Fatu

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Born on March 28th, 1973, Eddie Fatu, more widely known as WWE Wrestling Superstar "Umaga" came from a long line of Samoans wrestlers with a rich history.

Also known as "The Samoan Bulldozer," the 6' 4", 350-lb. wrestler earned a reputation for executing moves with more ease than one might expect ...

Umaga

28. 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! (1999), WWE No Way Out (2008) and TNA iMPACT! Wrestling (2004). He has been married to Beth Britt since March 9, 2011. They have two children.

29. Charles Wright

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Charles Wright was born on May 16, 1961 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. He is an actor, known for WWE Smackdown! (1999), WWE Raw (1993) and Saturday Night's Main Event (1985).

Papa Shango/The Godfather

30. 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...

Cesaro

31. 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 ...

32. 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 (1975), WWE Raw (1993) and WWE Smackdown! (1999). He has been married to Erin D. Lunde since 1984. They have two children.

33. Kurt Angle

Actor | Warrior

Kurt Angle was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He won a Olympic Gold Medal in 1996 having notoriously won it with a broken neck. In 1998 he transitioned into professional wrestling where he sky rocked to success after joining the World Wrestling Federation. He later became the first ever ...

34. Kevin Nash

Actor | John Wick

Kevin Nash is an American semi-retired professional wrestler best known for his tenures with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW). Nash has wrestled under several ring names, but is best known for his work under his real name in WCW, as well as Total Nonstop ...

35. 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 ...

36. Chris Chavis

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Chris Chavis was born on June 8, 1961 in Pembroke, North Carolina, USA. He is an actor, known for WWE Smackdown! (1999), Lucha Libre USA: Masked Warriors (2010) and WWF Superstars (1986). He has been married to Michelle Lopez since May 16, 1997. They have three children. He was previously married ...

Tatanka

37. Charles Spencer

Actor | ECW Hardcore TV

Charles Spencer was born on July 19, 1977 in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York, USA as Charles John Spencer. He is an actor, known for Eastern Championship Wrestling (1993), Extreme Rising (2012) and WCW Monday Nitro (1995). He has been married to Brooke Spencer since August 28, 2003.

Tony Mamaluke

38. 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! (1999). He has been married to Christina since November 8, 1986. They have three...

Steven/William Regal

39. 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 ...

40. 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 ...

41. 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 ...

42. 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

43. 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! (1999). He has been married to Sharmell Sullivan-Huffman since February 5, 2005. They have two ...

Booker T

44. Yokozuna

Actor | WWF Superstars of Wrestling

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...

Yokozuna

45. Hulk Hogan

Actor | No Holds Barred

Hulk Hogan is an American former professional wrestler, actor, television personality, entrepreneur, and musician. He is widely regarded as one the most popular professional wrestlers of all-time, and is considered to be the most popular wrestler of the 1980s.

Hogan began his professional wrestling ...

46. Perry Saturn

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Perry Saturn was born on October 25, 1966 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Perry Alfred Satullo. He is an actor, known for WWE Smackdown! (1999), WCW Thunder (1998) and WWE Raw (1993). He has been married to Lisa Marie Kuhlemeier since June 2009.

47. Monty Sopp

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Monty Sopp was born on November 11, 1963 in Orlando, Florida, USA as Monty Kip Sopp. He is an actor and producer, known for WWE Smackdown! (1999), WWE NXT (2010) and TNA iMPACT! Wrestling (2004). He has been married to Paula since January 24, 2009. He was previously married to Tina Tinnell.

Billy Gunn

48. 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

49. 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 WCW Saturday Night (1985). He was married to Debra Rankin. He died on June 18, 2018 in Dallas, Texas, USA.

Vader

50. Peter Gruner

Actor | Ready to Rumble

Peter Gruner was born on May 11, 1974 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA. He is an actor, known for Ready to Rumble (2000), WWE Smackdown! (1999) and WCW Saturday Night (1985). He was previously married to Torrie Wilson.

Billy Kidman



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