Wrestling has always been the favorite sport of majority of players. At the same time, this sport is considered as the oldest form of combatting. This is clearly depicted by the cave paintings that are found in France which are believed to be made some 15,000 years ago from today. These paintings depicted the people wrestling for the sport. In the middle age, the evolution of this sport stood out to be remarkable. It became one of the most famous sports in the countries like Japan and France and the wrestlers so involved in this sport had a patronage from the Royal families.
Although the pattern of wrestling has changed from the previous times today, yet it remains to be a popular sport among the people. After the emergence of WWE, the scenario of wrestling evolved for good. More and more people started taking interest in watching these wrestlers fight under the tag of WWE. Thus, it boosted the popularity and environment of wrestling and took it to the choicest of level. Today, these WWE players are looked upon as huge icons among all their fans. Here is a list of top ten greatest WWE players of all the time.
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10 Bruno Sammartino
Most popularly known as Bruno Sammartino, Bruno Leopoldo Francesco Sammartino is the tenth best WWE player of all the time. Today, he is a retired professional wrestler. He has been into the field of wrestling for more than 11 years today. He had held the famous WWWF World Heavyweight Championship and is considered as the best WWE player by all his fans. In the early 1960s as well as 1980s, he rules the entire era of wrestling. The wrestling style that he followed is mat-oriented. Bruno typically belongs to Italy and later on he stepped into America to build his fine career in wrestling.
The bullies prompted him even more to become a physically strong wrestler. His name was included in the WWE Hall of Fame in the year 2013.
9 Bret Hart
Bret Hart is considered as the ninth greatest WWE player of all the time. He is considered as the only wrestler who taught all his fans about everything regarding WWE. After he hung up his boots, he actually created an irreplaceable void in the field of WWE and wrestling. Bret Hart belongs to a family of wrestlers and he started off with his career in WWE as a part of the tag team alongside JIM Neidhart, his brother-in-law. His mirrored pair of sunglasses as well as pink and black outfit still remains the talk of the town among all his fans. The ring skills of this WWE player are superior and this is what made him all the more popular.
He was given a nickname of ‘Hit Man’ by all his fans. He is also known for revolutionizing the entire industry of wrestling during the 90s. He made his ring debut in the year 1978. Today, he has been retired from the profession of wrestling but he still remains to be one of the best WWE players of all the time.
8 Buddy Rogers
His original name is Herman Gustav Rohde Jr. and this profession wrestler is considered as the eighth greatest WWE player of all the time. During the very beginning of the television era, he attained a lot of popularity among all his fans and also gained the very status of a famous celebrity. He is still looked upon as an inspiration to a number of people including the wrestlers of new generation.
His personal life includes a lot of careers. He earlier worked at a shipyard, after which he took up a job of a police officer. However, everything changed when he received a big break in the field of wrestling one fine day and after this break he never looked back. His strength and energy are simply incredible.
7 Hulk Hogan
Almost every WWE lover is well-acquainted with this name today. Hulk Hogan entertained an early interest in the field of music and he was never very keen about making a big career in the field of wrestling. In fact, he planned to see himself as a big rock star and as a result of it, he became a member of various local bands. His real name is Terry Gene Bollea and today his destiny made him the seventh greatest WWE player of all the time. He made his name and recognition in the 1980s as well as 1990s in both WCW as well as WWE.
Today, he even won the World Championship Wrestling in the world. In fact, he is a six time champion of WCW World Heavyweight Championship, six time winner of WWE World Heavyweight Champion as well as twelve time world champion. He is considered as the one and the only player to have won the famous Royal Rumbles consecutively for two times.
6 The Undertaker
His real name is Mark William Calaway and he is popular by the ring name of the Undertaker. The Undertaker is considered as the sixth greatest WWE player of all the time. He made his debut in the World Class Championship Wrestling in the year 1984. From the year 1989 to the year 1990, he wrestled as the ‘Mean’ Mark Callous in the World Championship Wrestling.
He is also very popularly recognized for his straight twenty-one victories in the important pay-per-view of WWE. At the same time, he is an 8th time winner of the world champion, 4 times WWE champion, one time USWA Unified World Heavyweight Championship as well as three times World Heavyweight Champion. He is considered as the best professional wrestler of all the time among all his fans.
Steve Borden Sr. popularly known as Sting is considered as the fifth best and the greatest WWE player of all the time. He is also very much known for being a part of the famous Total Nonstop Action Wrestling apart from WWE.
His career is 14-year old and during his entire career, he had added a number of feathers on to his cap. Altogether, Sting has participated in twenty-five different championships and has also won the award of ‘Most Popular Wrestler of the Year’ for four different occasions.
4 Randy Savage
Randy Mario Poffo also known as Randy Savage is known to be the fourth greatest WWE player of all the time. He is known as ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage in the ring. He is considered to be a pro wrestler and today he has a wrestling career that spans over 32 years in which he has collectively won 20 championships.
He is also known to be two times winner of WWF Championship, one time winner of WWF Intercontinental Championship. Recently in the year 2015, his name has been included in the WWE Hall of Fame.
3 Shawn Michaels
The third greatest WWE player of all the time is Shawn Michaels. From the year 1989 to the year 2010, he is the player who had headlined major pay-per-view events so organized in the WWE. He is the player who has wrestled both for American Wrestling Association as well as WWE. He is also known to be the former World Heavyweight Champion, three times WWF champion, four times World Champion as well as two times winner of the Royal Rumble.
Shawn Michaels was also the first Grand Slam Champion organized by WWE. He was trained by the very famous Jose Lothario and in his very first match he impressed everyone with his amazing gaming skills. His name was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame in the year 2011.
2 Stone Cold Steve Austin
Popular by the name ‘Stone Cold’, Steve Austin is considered as the second greatest WWE player of all the time. This former professional WWE player gained all the popularity in the late 1990s. He also posed as the poster boy of the business of WWE during the year 1990s as well as 200s. Stone Cold Steve Austin entertains a huge fan base today. He is a two time WWF Intercontinental Champion, four time WWF Tag Team Champion as well as six time WWF Champion.
He is also the player to have won the King of the Ring for three different times as well as Royal Rumble for one time. His name was inducted in the Hall of Fame of WWE in the year 2009.
1 Ric Flair
Ric Flair is considered as the greatest WWE player of all the time and is popularly known as ‘The Nature Boy’ in the ring. Today a former professional wrestler, Ric had a professional career in the field of wrestling for a period of over forty years. Within his entire span of wrestling he has been awarded with a number of accolades and recognitions.
He has been the world champion for huge 16 times. Ric Flair is also considered as the very first wrestler who has been inducted in the Hall of Fame of WWE for two times. He majorly played as the pay-per-view events throughout his entire career. He still happens to make various appearances in the events of WWE today.
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