Top 10 Most Extreme WWE Wrestlers

Want to know who really brings the pain, who really goes all out, who puts every ounce of their being into delivering a performance that makes you jump out of your seat?

We're talking about wrestlers who aren't afraid to put their bodies on the line, those who elevate the spectacle to a whole new level of 'extreme.' When these athletes step into the ring, it's more than just a fight - it's a theatrical experience that leaves you gasping for air. They defy gravity, endure unthinkable pain, and often take risks that could, quite literally, end their careers.

They’re the ones that make you cover your eyes with your hands, but peek through your fingers because you just can't look away. They're the wrestlers who’ll leap from the top rope, get thrown into barbed wire, or be set on fire - and still get up for more. These daredevils stretch the limits of human resilience, laughing in the face of danger as if to say, "Is that all you've got?"

So, what are the most extreme WWE wrestlers? Whether you're into high-flying acrobatics, submission moves that make you cringe, or good old-fashioned brawls featuring an assortment of foreign objects (we're looking at you, chairs and tables), there's no shortage of choices.
The Top Ten
1 Jeff Hardy Jeffrey Nero "Jeff" Hardy is an American professional wrestler, singer-songwriter, painter and musician.

Jeff Hardy is more than just an enigma. He's more than just a creature of the night. He's more than the number one most extreme wrestler in WWE history.

Jeff Hardy is the most iconic North Carolinian since Ric Flair. Jeff Hardy will forever be known as the most extreme wrestler in history. Period.

A superstar all around, he pushes everything past the limit with amazing stunts and great charisma. He performs the greatest stunts you can't find anywhere other than WWE broadcasts. His career is so significant he should be highly praised.

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

How the hell is this guy still not on the list? Mick Foley is one of the most hardcore wrestlers to ever step in the ring. I surely expected to see Mick and Sabu at the very top of the list when I first clicked here.

By far the most extreme wrestler ever to grace a ring. Who else has used everything from chairs to barbed-wire bats to glass shards and even C4?

Tell me if I'm wrong, but seeing Mankind unconscious from getting chokeslammed off of the Hell in a Cell and getting chokeslammed in the Hell in a Cell made me nervous.

3 Sabu Terry Michael Brunk is an American professional wrestler, known by his ring name Sabu, who portrays an Arab American in the ring.
4 Abdullah the Butcher
5 Sandman Sandman, whose real name is James Fullington, is an American retired professional wrestler. He is best known for his time in Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), where he became a five-time ECW World Heavyweight Champion. Sandman was infamous for his hardcore wrestling style, often involving weapons... read more
6 Rob Van Dam Robert Alex "Rob" Szatkowski, better known by his ring name Rob Van Dam, is an American professional wrestler and occasional actor.
7 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... read more

Hardcore champ, casket matches, buried alive matches, Hell in a Cell matches, a signature move that bounces the top of your head on the ring floor, a submission move that has you bleeding from the throat through your mouth. Guys, need I say more?

Why is the Phenom down here? If you know his current streak, you aren't going to push him back further. He has a streak of 21-0 at WrestleMania (2013) at the golden age of 48!

8 Terry Funk Terrence "Terry" Funk was an American professional wrestler and actor. Funk was known for the longevity of his career - which spanned 50 years and included multiple short-lived retirements - and the influential hardcore wrestling style he pioneered in the latter part of his career.

The Hardcore Icon! The Extreme Championship Wrestling Legend. He should be at least #5 on the list, along with Mick Foley, Sabu, The Sandman, and Raven or RVD.

9 Tommy Dreamer Thomas James "Tommy" Laughlin, best known by his ring name Tommy Dreamer, is an American professional wrestler, promoter, and actor currently signed to WWE.
10 Raven Scott Levy is an American professional wrestler, podcaster, and actor. He is better known by his ring name, Raven. He has appeared in ECW, WCW, WWF/E, and TNA.
The Contenders
11 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... read more
12 Edge Adam Joseph Copeland is a Canadian actor and professional wrestler. He is currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the Smackdown brand under the ring name Edge.

Edge is the third most extreme wrestler ever. Just look at the spear he did to Jeff Hardy so long ago. He also killed a computer with his head. His HEAD! He has been in so many TLC and tables and ladders matches. How is he not dead yet?

If he hadn't retired, he probably would be dead by now.

Edge was the most extreme guy ever. You can pit him against anybody in an Extreme Rules No Holds Barred match!

Edge is insane for using the spear after being banned twice, by Goldberg and himself.

13 Triple H Paul Michael Levesque, better known by his ring name Triple H, is an American semi-retired professional wrestler, corporate executive, and actor.

This guy used to bleed from every little thing. I mean, come on, getting catapulted into a pole?

14 Big Boss Man Ray Washington Traylor Jr. was an American professional wrestler who was best known for his appearances with the World Wrestling Federation under the ring name Big Boss Man, as well as for his appearances with World Championship Wrestling as The Boss, Guardian Angel and Big Bubba Rogers.
15 Matt Hardy Matthew Moore Hardy is an American professional wrestler signed to All Elite Wrestling under his "Big Money" moniker, where he is the leader of the Hardy Family Office. He is also known for his time with WWE, Impact Wrestling, and Ring of Honor.

He is a daredevil like his brother. He's cold-blooded and arguably everyone's favorite superstar.

16 D-Von Dudley Devon Edger Hughes is an American professional wrestler. He is currently signed to WWE, where he performs under the ringname D-Von Dudley alongside his tag team partner Bubba Ray as The Dudley Boyz.
17 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... read more

He's definitely not the most extreme, but he almost smashed Jack Swagger's head between two steel steps. He did the AA to Kane off a truck, threw Edge off a ladder through a table, and even trash-talked The Rock for two years. That's very dangerous if you have a candy ass, lady parts, and fruity pebbles. Enough said.

18 Rey Mysterio Óscar Gutiérrez, better known by the ring name Rey Mysterio, is a Mexican-American professional wrestler who currently works for WWE on the Smackdown brand.
19 Brock Lesnar Brock Edward Lesnar is an American professional wrestler and former amateur wrestler, professional American football player, and mixed martial artist who is currently signed to WWE.
20 Dean Ambrose Jonathan "Jon" Good is an American professional wrestler and actor, signed to All Elite Wrestling (AEW) under the ring name Jon Moxley. He also makes appearances for New Japan Pro-Wrestling, where he won the IWGP United States Championship. He previously worked for WWE under the ring name Dean Ambrose,... read more
21 Buh Buh Ray Dudley
22 Chris Benoit Christopher Michael Benoit was a Canadian professional wrestler. During his 22-year career, he worked for numerous promotions including the World Wrestling Federation/World Wrestling Entertainment (WWF/WWE), World Championship Wrestling (WCW), Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), and New Japan Pro-Wrestling... read more
23 Christian
24 Goldberg William Scott "Bill" Goldberg is an American actor, former professional football player, and semi-retired professional wrestler.
25 Tazz Peter Senerchia, better known by the ring name Tazz, is an American radio presenter, former color commentator, and former professional wrestler.
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