WWE Releases List Of 50 Greatest Wrestlers Of All Time

There’s a lot of controversy, as you can imagine, as the WWE has refused to announce the criteria by which the wrestlers were measured.  From Camel Clutch Blog:

Look I realize at the end of the day that this list really doesn’t mean a whole heck of a lot in the grand scheme of things. At the same time the list comes off as a big slap in the face to a lot of pro wrestlers that if not for their success, pro wrestling may not have ever achieved the level of success it has today. Dishonoring greats like Flair, Hogan, and Sammartino is truly representative of the twisted view that Vince McMahon has on the history of pro wrestling.

The full top 50
1. Shawn Michaels
2. The Undertaker
3. Steve Austin
4. Bret Hart
5. The Rock
6. Harley Race
7. Ricky Steamboat
8. Andre the Giant
9. Rey Mysterio
10. Roddy Piper
11. Eddie Guerrero
12. Triple H
13. Gorgeous George
14. Randy Savage
15. Curt Hennig
16. John Cena
17. Ric Flair and Dusty Rhodes (tied)
18. ?
19. Edge
20. Jerry Lawler
21. Lou Thesz
22. Terry Funk
23. Hulk Hogan
24. Bruno Sammartino
25. Chris Jericho
26. Ted DiBiase
27. Fabulous Moolah
28. Freddie Blassie
29. Randy Orton
30. Pat Patterson
31. The Iron Sheik
32. Jimmy Snuka
33. Mick Foley
34. Kurt Angle
35. Buddy Rogers
36. Gorilla Monsoon
37. Junkyard Dog
38. Billy Graham
39. Jake Roberts
40. Big Show
41. Jack Brisco
42. Sgt. Slaughter
43. Kane
44. Nick Bockwinkel
45. Jeff Hardy
46. Dory Funk Jr.
47. Bob Backlund
48. Rick Rude
49. Batista
50. Killer Kowalski”

While we’re fine with the number one, the blog is correct when it states that it’s an absolute tragedy that Ric Flair comes in at 17, among other notable snubs. 

So what do you think?  Who’s your number one?

[Camel Clutch Blog]


118 thoughts on “WWE Releases List Of 50 Greatest Wrestlers Of All Time

  1. HBK definite number one, good with undertaker 2 even stone cold 3….these guys were around during the attitude era when wrestling really took off……with that being said, Hogan and the greats should be higher than where they are

  2. Hogan should be number 1 he made wrestling what it is today a very very lucrative business. In his prime nobody and I mean nobod y could compare to his popularity. He wrestled did movies and had his own long running sitcom where he was the star. Could you have imagined flair or michaels in rocky 3

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