This list of top 10 WWE wrestlers brings before you some of the men who became legends in the world of sports entertainment. WWE is short for World Wrestling Entertainment. Over the years it has been known by many names; the WWF was the most popular one. The company known today as WWE Inc. is one of sports entertainment‚Äôs biggest powerhouses. WWE is broadcast in more than 30 languages today in more than a hundred countries. The company is run by its CEO Vince McMahon who is also the major stockholder in the company. The company was founded in 1952 and is a multimillion dollar industry now. Throughout its history wrestlers have dazzled crowds with their style and skill; we will look at some of the best WWE entertainers that have graced the stage.
10. Randy Savage:
Macho Man Randy Savage was the stage name of Randy Mario Poffo who was an American born wrestler. He passed away in 2011 because of a cardiac arrhythmia. He was a much loved wrestler during his time and also won the world championship in wrestling with more than one wrestling alliance. He was a miraculous personality in the ring and had mass appeal with the fans too.
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9. Ric Flair:
Richard Morgan Fliehr is the real name of the charismatic wrestler Ric Flair
. He is also well known as the Nature Boy and is one of the most entertaining WWE wrestlers
to have hit the sports entertainment rings. His career which has lasted more than 40 years now has seen him do everything that there is to do in sports entertainment wrestling and more so in the WWE. He is inducted into all major sports entertainment hall of fame listings and has worked with almost every major organization in sports entertainment too.
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8. Triple H: Triple H
is a modern day gladiator and has won countless hearts through his skills in the ring. His real name is Paul Michael Levesque and he is one of the most talented and charismatic wrestlers to have come into sports entertainment. Triple H
retired in 2011 from full time wrestling after a career that was grand in every sense of the word. Today he heads the WWE front office as an executive vice president and is also involved in some part time wrestling. Triple H
has won every major title in wrestling entertainment. He holds the record for having won the WWE title most number of times.
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7. Brock Lesnar: Brock Lesnar
is easily one of the most dominant forces to have graced the wrestling business. He is a well known face in the mixed martial arts circuit which is major contact wrestling. His accomplishments as an amateur WWE wrestler are also very well known across the world. He was in the WWE for only about 4-5 years but he has returned in April 2012 after stints in pro-wrestling circuits. Brock Lesnar
was also world champion at the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) in 2008 after he beat legendary wrestler and MMA artist, Randy Couture.
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6. Shawn Michaels:
Born as Michael Shawn Hickenbottom, Shawn Michaels is a well known TV host too apart from being one of the most loved wrestlers of all time. Since his pro-wrestling debut in 1984, Shawn has been one of the WWE‚Äôs biggest stars and champions. He has done it all in the wrestling business and has also managed to hold every title in WWE. He was also inducted into the hall of fame in 2011. He has been part of some of the most successful tag teams in WWE history.
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5. The Rock:
Dwayne Douglas Johnson who is better known as The Rock
is one of the most electrifying personalities to have hit the WWE rings. He started off as a college football player in 1991 and has also seen a fair amount of success there. The Rock
is now famous as a Hollywood star with an enviable success in mainstream films. He made his WWE debut in 1996 and quickly became one of the biggest stars on the WWE roster. The Rock
has won every title in the WWE and is still one of the most popular champions for WWE fans even as he is no more a regular on the circuit.
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4. Bret ‚ÄėThe Hitman‚Äô Hart:
Bret Hart is a Canadian born wrestler who was well known by his stage name, Bret ‚ÄėThe Hitman‚Äô Hart
. The most well known quote associated with Bret Hart was that he is ‚Äúthe best there is, the best there was and the best there ever will be‚ÄĚ. His pro-wrestling debut was in 1978.¬† He has made some entries into the rings on and off even in recent times. He was inducted into the WWE hall of fame in 2006.
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3. Stone Cold Steve Austin:
Steven James Anderson was born in 1964 and debuted in 1989 to pro-wrestling as Steve Smith, later called ‚ÄėStone Cold‚Äô Steve Austin. He is also a well known actor and TV personality and has been around in the entertainment business for a significant amount of time. His prowess in the ring are well known to his fans but to most people it may come off as repulsive in some ways as his blunt and in your face style is a rare thing. He sustained several injuries which forced him out of retirement and has been sparingly active in the last few years.
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2. Hulk Hogan:
Terry Gene Bollea is a face that very few will forget if they have ever enjoyed watching the WWE. Hulk Hogan
is also a well known actor and TV personality. He is easily among the most popular WWE wrestlers
of all time. Hulk Hogan
made his debut in 1977 and since then has been tearing up stages in all forms of entertainment wrestling. Hulk Hogan
‚Äôs legendary status in pro-wrestling is well known to every fan of the sport and needs no major description.
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1. The Undertaker:
Mark William Callaway is the real name of the man feared across wrestling as The Undertaker
. He debuted in 1984 and has since established himself as the most elusive yet iconic character in all of wrestling entertainment. He has changed his look quite a number of times down the years but his aura has remained intact. This is why he referred to as ‚ÄėThe Phenom‚Äô. The Undertaker
also has one of the best in-ring music. So when the bell goes ‚Äėdong‚Äô and you are his opponent, you know ‚ÄúYour time has come‚ÄĚ.
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