Top 10 Most Important People in Pro Wrestling History

Most important people in pro wrestling. People who kept the sport floating, and not just the best wrestlers!

The Top Ten Most Important People in Pro Wrestling History

1 Vince McMahon Vincent Kennedy "Vince" McMahon is an American professional wrestling promoter, former announcer, commentator, film producer, actor, and retired professional wrestler.

He's just the man created everything of note in wrestling today.

The cancer of pro wrestling. He was once a genius, but now he needs to reire.

The dominator of the sport for better or worse, he would do anything to ensure his company is the only known wrestling company, if by buying out popular company or stealing their best wrestlers - germshep24

He is the leader of the biggest wrestling company ever - SnerpDoge

2 Paul Heyman Paul Heyman is an American entertainment producer, writer, performer, marketer, promoter, and occasional professional wrestler, currently signed to WWE. He was the final owner of Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW).

Owned ecw and managed lots of dudes - SnerpDoge

Owner of ECW, managed CM Punk, Brock Lesnar, Curtis Axel, etc. Wrestling genius, etc. etc. - EliHbk

He was the owner of ECW at one point, and he’s a great WWE manager - KingSlayer93316

3 Hulk Hogan Terry Gene Bollea, better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan, is an American professional wrestler, actor, television personality, entrepreneur and rock bassist.

Really important and iconic - SnerpDoge

Put wrestling on the map in modern times - EliHbk

4 Bruno Sammartino Bruno Leopoldo Francesco Sammartino was born in Pizzoferrato, Abruzzo, Italy, to Alfonso and Emilia Sammartino on October 6, 1935. He then died on April 18, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. He is known for his powerful bearhug finishing move, and is widely considered to be one of the more.

Strange hair - SnerpDoge

5 Stone Cold Steve Austin Steve Austin (born Steven James Anderson on December 18, 1964, later Steven James Williams), better known by his ring name "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, is an American actor, media personality, producer, and retired professional wrestler who is signed to a legends contract for WWE. more.

He Saved the WWE During the monday night wars along with Vince's Character Mr McMahon - ExcaliberDG11

he's cool - SnerpDoge

6 Andre the Giant André René Roussimoff, known as André the Giant, was a French professional wrestler and actor. André He most famously feuded with Hulk Hogan, culminating at WrestleMania III, and his best-remembered film role was that of Fezzik, the giant in The Princess Bride. His size was a result of gigantism more.

Its ridiculous that he is not #1, with McMahon second and Hulk third. The rest pale in comparison.

Shawn Michaels and Stone Cold was also extremely important, they made wrestling fun again, before them it was just about big guys that couldn't wrestler just being big guys - germshep24

Very iconic, not defeated for a LONG time - SnerpDoge

7 Eric Bischoff

Owner of wcw and professional douche - SnerpDoge

8 The Undertaker Mark William Calaway (born March 24, 1965), better known by his ring name The Undertaker, is an American semi-retired professional wrestler currently signed to WWE, where he has worked since 1990, making him the company's longest tenured in-ring performer . Calaway began his wrestling career with World more.

Been in a lot of good matches - SnerpDoge


ICONIC like crazy - EliHbk

9 Gorgeous George George Raymond Wagner was an American professional wrestler best known by his ring name "Gorgeous George". He gained mainstream popularity by becoming one of the biggest stars in the 1940s-1950s thanks to his outrageous character as both flamboyant and charismatic. He was inducted into the professional more.

Suppose to be the original male Gorgeous George. - egnomac

gorgeous - SnerpDoge

She revolutionized women’s wrestling. She was also one of the first women’s wrestlers - KingSlayer93316

10 Shawn Michaels Shawn Michaels was born on July 22, 1965 . He is an American professional wrestler. He is the first wrestler to win all the titles the WWE could have offered. He is known for his moves and looks. His nickname provided by WWE is HBK (Heart Break Kid). He was in DX (Degeneration X) a tag team with Triple more.

Pretty important - SnerpDoge

The Newcomers

? Cody Rhodes Cody Garrett Runnels, better known by the ring name Cody Rhodes, is an American professional wrestler and actor.

The Contenders

11 Bret Hart Bret Sergeant Hart, better known by his ring name Bret "The Hitman" Hart, is a Canadian-American writer, actor and retired professional and amateur wrestler. A member of the Hart wrestling family and a second-generation wrestler.

Arguably started the attitude era with his America vs Canada feud.
Also, delivered one of the greatest promos of all time.

12 Stu Hart

Legendary trainer from Canada trained countless superstars including the likes of Chris Jericho, Bret Hart, Mad Dog Vachon, Nikolai Volkoff, Rocky Johnson, Superstar Billy Graham and way too many to name. - egnomac

sure - SnerpDoge

13 Mick Foley Michael Francis "Mick" Foley Sr. is an American retired professional wrestler, writer, color commentator, actor and voice actor.

RAW GM, popularized alter ego gimmicks, popularized hardcore style - EliHbk

14 The Rock Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American and Canadian actor, producer and semi-retired professional wrestler, signed with WWE.

he da best

15 Verne Gagne Laverne Clarence "Verne" Gagne was an American professional wrestler, football player, wrestling trainer, and wrestling promoter.

? that - SnerpDoge

16 John Cena John Felix Anthony Cena Jr. (/ˈsiːnə/; born April 23, 1977) is an American professional wrestler, rapper, actor, and reality television show host signed to WWE, where he is assigned to the SmackDown brand. more.

If it wasn't for him, the company would've bankrupted the same year he first appeared in WWE.

Face of WWE, sadly - EliHbk

He's best

he sucks - SnerpDoge

17 CM Punk Phillip Jack "Phil" Brooks, also known by the ring name CM Punk, is an American comic book writer, actor, upcoming mixed martial artist and retired professional wrestler who is signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. more.

'This company woud be better if Vince McMahon was dead.'
- CM Prophet, 2011.

he's cool - SnerpDoge

Saved WWE from falling apart in 2011-2013. If he wasn’t around, WWE would of died around 6 years ago - KingSlayer93316

18 Ric Flair Richard Morgan "Ric" Fliehr, better known by his ring name Ric Flair, is a professional wrestling manager and American retired professional wrestler currently signed to the WWE under a legends appearance contract.

To be the man, you gotta beat the man! - Xean45

19 Ron Simmons

The first African American world heavyweight champion. - egnomac

I don't know y - SnerpDoge

20 The Fabulous Moolah

The longest reigning champion ever 28 years to be exact. - egnomac

whos this? - SnerpDoge

21 Trish Stratus Patricia Anne "Trish" Stratigeas is a Canadian retired professional wrestler, former fitness model, fitness master, actress and television personality, better known by her former ring name Trish Stratus.

Important for paving the way for women - SnerpDoge

22 Superstar Billy Graham

Looks like a hipster Hogan on steroids and bald fully this stime - SnerpDoge

23 Roddy Piper Roderick George "Roddy" Toombs, better known by his ring name "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, was a Canadian professional wrestler and actor.

The guy that popularized wrestling talk shows and just great antics. Piper's Pit was the only non wrestling thing people turned in for, without him the Rock persona wouldn't exist - germshep24

24 Fritz Von Erich
25 El Santo
26 Pat Patterson Pat Patterson is a Canadian–American retired professional wrestler. He is currently employed by the professional wrestling promotion WWE as a creative consultant.
27 Goldust Dustin Patrick Runnels is an American professional wrestler who is currently signed to All Elite Wrestling (AEW) under the ring name Dustin Rhodes. He previously wrestled for WWE under the ring name Goldust.

He basically was the wrestler that lead WWE into the attitude era. - RalphBob

28 Big Show Paul Randall Wight, Jr. is an American professional wrestler and actor, better known by his ring name Big Show.
29 Lou Thesz Aloysius Martin "Lou" Thesz was an American professional wrestler and six-time world champion, most notably holding the NWA World Heavyweight Championship three times.
30 Buddy Rogers
31 Nick Bockwinkel
32 Harley Race
33 Batista David Michael "Dave" Bautista Jr. is an American actor and former professional mixed martial artist and professional wrestler.

i suck


34 Mustafa Ali Adeel Alam is a Pakistani-American professional wrestler. He is currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the Raw brand under the ring name Mustafa Ali.

He is the most deserving superstar in wwe.

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