Not surprisingly, many of the greatest wrestlers of all time have been second- and third-generations wrestlers.
The genes, the pedigree, the priceless mentoring from a veteran has all helped produce a new line of stars.
The sons and daughters of wrestlers often get the unfair advantage of getting opportunities earlier. Just as often, though, they are burdened with equally unfair expectations.
Some of the wrestlers ranked here have exceeded the success of their fathers, while others lived in the coldness of their overbearing shadows.