The Top Ten Wrestlers of All Time
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WWE is a franchise of professional wrestling that is enjoyed by millions of people worldwide. Many of the 90s kids grew up watching their favorite superstars having a go in the ring. A show that has captivated its viewers for more than 40 years, WWE has redefined wrestling and entertainment as a complete action package.
Here we have compiled a list consisting of ten of the best professionals to ever set foot in the ring who went on to create history.
10. Mick Foley
Mick Foley is a WWE Hall of Famer and a three-time WWE world heavyweight champion. The wrestler has won the WWE tag-team championship 11 times and is known for his unique alter egos like Cactus Jack, Mankind, and the bizarre Dude Love.
The 55-year-old is originally from Long Island, and his most viewed match came against The Undertaker in 1998 when he was thrown from atop a steel cage onto an announcer table right below.
As of 2021, Foley’s net worth is reported at $19million, and he earns roughly $2.9 million per year from WWE on royalties.
The seven-foot-tall “Monster,” known by his stage name Kane is now 54 years old and still active in the ring. Making his debut in 1997, he made his presence known when he interrupted a Hell in a Cell match between The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels.
Dubbed The Big Red Machine, Kane had a backstory of being scarred by fire, which is why he wore a mask during his early days and also featured fire in his ring entrance. Sometimes also cited as The Undertaker’s brother, he is one amazing wrestler that everyone loves.
Apart from that, Kane is, in fact, a politician and is currently the Mayor of Knox County, Tennessee, as a republican.
His real name is Glenn Thomas Jacobs, and he has an estimated net worth of $7.2 million, and he receives a whopping $1.3 million from the WWE.
8. John Cena
A fan-favorite among the younger fans of the WWE, John Cena is known for being a humble wrestler who never went out of his decency in his entire career. A 16-time WWE Champion, a five-time United States Champion, and a four-time tag-team champion, he is one of the most beloved members of the WWE franchise.
He also acts in movies and TV shows, with his latest work being DC’s The Suicide Squad, released in Aug 2021.
John Cena has an estimated net worth of $58 million and is currently under a part-time deal with the franchise that is worth $10.5m a year.
7. Triple H
Triple H is a wrestler that has almost conquered everything there is to in the WWE universe. Gaining massive fame after co-founding the influential D-Generation X stable with Shawn Michaels, “The Game” is a 14-time WWE world heavyweight champion. He has shown consistent performances over the years but recently has gained an image for being the villain in the ring ever since his involvement with the management roles.
He serves as the Executive Vice President of Global Talent Strategy & Development for WWE and is married to Stephnie McMahon, whose father, Vince, is the owner of the WWE franchise.
Triple H’s reported net worth is said to be about $42.2 million, and he has a $3 million yearly salary package with the company for his managerial roles.
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6. Hulk Hogan
Hulk Hogan is known as the staple of WWE. From the early days of the franchise, Hogan never failed to amaze his fans with his skills in the ring. Winning the Wrestlemania 7 out of 9 times he appeared from the first edition of the event, he is also dubbed “Hulkamania” for his impressive record.
He is still the most recognized wrestling star worldwide and was the most popular wrestler during the 1980s.
Hulk Hogan’s net worth in 2021 is reported at $26 million.
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5. Ric Flair
The Nature Boy Ric Flair has ranked among his peers as arguably the greatest professional wrestler of all time. He had a career that spanned four decades in which he gave some of the most memorable matches of the WWE.
He is a 16-time world champion, while some claim it to be at least 25.
His in-ring talent was showcased for millions of fans, but Flair was at his best behind the microphone when he gave his entrance. Bragging about his own greatness and wealth while beating opponents here and there, Ric Flair never seemed to get old.
Flair has a reported net worth of $3.2 million, and he makes something about $37 thousand a month off managing services that he provides to various wrestlers.
4. Shawn Michaels
Everyone loves The Heartbreak Kid. Regarded as one of the best wrestlers ever to set foot in the ring, Shawn Michales is truly a WWE legend.
With legends of his feud against wrestling greats like Kurt Angle, John Cena, or The Undertaker, Shawn Michaels would always put on the top performance for his fans.
He is already a two-time WWE Hall of Famer, as a singles wrestler in 2011 and in 2019 as part of D-Generation X. He has won the WWE world heavyweight championship four times.
Michales has a reported net worth of $17.9m and makes a yearly salary of $3 million from WWE.
3. The Rock
The Rock is, without a doubt, WWE’s most successful superstar inside as well as outside of the ring.
Dubbed the People’s Champion, he is a successful Hollywood star apart from his wrestling career. Known equally by his real name as Dwayne Johnson, he became Hollywood’s highest-paid actor in 2020, earning more than $92.5 million. His movies have grossed a total of $3.7 billion in North America and more than $11 billion worldwide.
In his wrestling days, The Rock was a ten-time WWE world champion, a two-time Intercontinental champion, a five-time tag-team champion, and a Royal Rumble winner.
His greatest ever feud was with WWE Hall of Famer Stone Cold as the two repeatedly made headlines with their heavyweight matchup.
The Rock’s shocking networth is about $340 million, and he is reportedly paid $530k for pay-per-view and the main event shows at WWE.
2. Stone Cold Steve Austin
Stone Cold Steve Austin is probably the most recognized wrestling star of the 1990s. Gaining significant popularity as a vulgar, beer-drinking antihero who defied the establishment and the boss of the WWE, Vince McMahon, he was loved by his fans for his charisma and swagger.
Originally from Texas, Austin is a six-time world heavyweight champion, a two-time Intercontinental champion, and a two-time Royal Rumble winner.
He even had a feud with boxing legend Mike Tyson on WWE RAW.
Steve Austin’s net worth stands at $47 million.
1. The Undertaker
The one name in WWE that probably has no haters. His opponents fear him, and even the fans are scared of “The Dead Man” and his ways around the ring. The Undertaker is undoubtedly the greatest persona ever created by the WWE that has sustained for a long period of time. Serving under the franchise from the 1990s, he recently retired in 2020 after making a record number of 27 Wrestlemania appearances, losing only two matches.
The Phenom is a seven-time world heavyweight champion who is mostly known for his Wrestlemania streak.
The Undertaker has a reported net worth of $18 million and makes a $2.6m salary from WWE annually.
We hope you enjoyed reading through the list we prepared. We tried to make it completely fair and unbiased as per our knowledge and hope you feel the same way.