WWE Top 100 Superstars: The Ultimate List

Dan PowerSenior Analyst IJanuary 11, 2011

WWE Top 100 Superstars: The Ultimate List

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    In the seven previous Top 10 lists I created, you could see the 70 best wrestlers ranked according to their prominent wrestling style.

    Now, it's time to complete the whole series with the Top 100 WWE greatest superstars. For the Top 100, you will find the 70 wrestlers mentioned above, but also 30 new entries.

    After I gave props to wrestlers in their specific categories, the following list is ranking the 100 biggest names in WWE history. It's not determining the best wrestlers, but the best entertainers or, in other words, the greatest wrestlers.

    To create this Top 100 and to determine the order, the prime criteria is the impact on WWE. But I also considered the in-ring abilities, the promos skills, the success, the charisma and the "IT" factor to rank the superstars.

    So, with no more introduction, let's see who made the cut and who is No. 1.  

100. Raven

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    He will be remembered for his dominance on the hardcore scene with the WWF and for his brawling skills.

    I ranked him No. 10 on the greatest WWE Brawlers list I previously made; you can read more about him here:
     
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/449569-wwe-best-of-best-part-1-of-8-the-top-10-greatest-brawlers/page/2

99. Goldust

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    Goldust is only a jobber nowadays, but he once was a huge draw back in the '90s. With his weird gimmick and his natural in-ring abilities, he quickly became an important figure in the top of the mid-card.

    He was a master of the mind games and he was an ace on the microphone. But if for some, it's not a surprise due to his family background, he is one of the most underrated wrestlers ever.

    Throughout his runs with WWE, he held the Intercontinental Title three times, the Hardcore Belt seven times and the Tag Team Gold once.  

98. Marty Jannetty

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    If it would be pejorative for a wrestler to be called a "Marty Jannetty" after a tag team disbanded, it's only in reference to Shawn Michaels' bigger success.

    No matter what can be said, The Rockers, one of the greatest tag teams ever, would have not been the same without Jannetty. And after their spectacular split, he and Michaels entered into a memorable feud, featuring some classic matches.

    After The Rockers, Jannetty managed to win the Intercontinental Championship once and he proved he could do great in singles competition.

    He was not as flamboyant as Michaels, but he had undeniable aerial skills and he was a good technician. He even had a run as Tag Team Champion with The 1-2-3 Kid before his career went downhill.

97. William Regal

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    The 2008 King Of The Ring is one of the best technical wrestlers in WWE history and a very important mid-card heel who can sell his opponents' moves very well.

    Mainly used to put over other talents in the last years, he once was a true legend in UK.

    If he never won a World Championship, he managed to win 13 secondary Titles and his impressive mic skills allowed him to be the Raw General Manager and the WWF Commissioner.

96. Santino Marella

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    Due to the fact he is WWE's official clown, he is too often underrated. But, with his MMA background and his great in-ring abilities, he is a great wrestler.

    Unless he receives a push in the coming years, he will be most remembered for his amazing microphone skills and for his runs with the Intercontinental Title.

    He and Vladimir Kozlov are the current Tag Team Champions and he is very over with the fans. Versatile would be the appropriate word to describe Marella. 

95. Greg "The Hammer" Valentine

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    A master of the figure four leglock, The Hammer was obviously a sound technician, but also a fine brawler.

    He had no flashy gimmick or style, but he was effective in the ring and he was great to put over other talents.

    The former Intercontinental and Tag Team Champion was also inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame in 2004. 

94. Evan Bourne

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    He is the modern-day prototype of the high-flying style. In few years, he might be higher on the current list.

    I ranked him No. 7 on the greatest WWE High Flyers list I previously made; you can read more about him here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/540726-wwe-best-of-best-part-6-of-7-the-10-greatest-high-flyers/page/5

93. Shelton Benjamin

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    The two-time Tag Team and three-time Intercontinental Champion also won the US Championship once.

    With his natural agility and with what he learned from his association with Kurt Angle, he had the potential to reach the main-event status.

    Unfortunately, he was misused and some said he didn't really want to get out of the mid-card.

    He was also the proof that amazing in-ring skills alone was not enough to become a top draw in WWE.

92. Matt Hardy

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    For too long Matt Hardy wrestled in the shadow of his brother, Jeff. But Matt has always been a hard worker who never received the push he deserved.

    He was World Championship material, but he never made it despite his great in-ring skills. He won about every WWE Championship, for a total of 13 reigns, but he never touched the ultimate prize.

    He was not flamboyant, but he always delivered greatly in the ring with a nice balance between high flying and technical skills.

    He wasn't the greatest on the mic, but he had his share of memorable moments. He connected very well with the fans and he was the perfect example of close contact with his followers on the Internet.

91. The Miz

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    Like him or hate him, The Miz is the current WWE Champion and he deserves his spot on the list.

    He is great on the microphone and he improved his in-ring skills a lot in the last years. Behind his annoying "I'm Awesome" catchphrase, there is a fierce brawler and a very decent technician.

    He worked his way very hard to the top, and his efforts are rewarded with the main event status. But we'll have to wait and see if he can remain on the top of the mountain. 

90. John Morrison

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    One of the most athletic wrestler of all time, with many innovative moves, he is certainly a future World Champion. If his mic skills are very limited, his in-ring abilities give him a spot on the current list.

    If he still has to put a World Title on his list of accomplishments, he is a highly decorated wrestler with five Tag Team Titles, three Intercontinental Championships and one reign as ECW Champion.

    Morrison is a young veteran and he might have a bright future ahead of him, because he has a lot of fans behind him.

89. Don Muraco

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    The first WWE King Of The Ring held the Intercontinental Title on two occasions, for an impressive total of 541 days.

    He was inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame in 2004 in recognition of his role as a top heel in the '80s. Back then, he was a huge draw who battled Bob Backlund and Hulk Hogan over the WWF Championship.

    With his impressive physique, he was a spectacular powerhouse who also had very decent technical skills for a man his size.

88. Ivan Koloff

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    The Russian was a transitional WWF Champion in 1971, but he is the one who ended the longest reign ever when he defeated Bruno Sammartino.

    He lost the belt to Pedro Morales 21 days later, but during his short time with the WWF, he was always in the main event picture to face other World Champions such as Billy Graham and Bob Backlund.

    Koloff was a brutal powerhouse and a top heel for his whole career.

87. Ken Patera

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    Patera is the second Intercontinental Champion in WWE history. He defeated Pat Patterson in April 1980 and he held the Title for 231 days. At the same moment, he was also the NWA Missouri Heavyweight Champion.

    He was one of the strongest man to have ever stepped in a wrestling ring. He had a successful career as weight lifter, but he decided to focus on pro wrestling in 1973.

    He was not with WWF full-time in the '70s, but he battled Bruno Sammartino and Bob Backlund on many occasions for the World Championship, but always on the losing end.

    At the end of the '70s and in the early '80s, he was one of the most hated wrestlers, who never hesitated to display his amazing strength, injuring on-screen many opponents with his famous Swinging Full Nelson. In 1977 and 1981, he received the Most Hated Wrestler Of The Year Award from Pro Wrestling Illustrated.

    He spent a good part of his heel run with Bobby Heenan as manager, but he was also associated with Lou Albano and The Grand Wizard, two other legendary managers.

86. Pat Patterson

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    He started his pro wrestling career in 1958, but he only joined the WWF in 1979.

    During his first year with the company, he became the first ever Intercontinental Champion after he unified the North American Heavyweight Championship won against Ted DiBiase with the South American Heavyweight Title. His reign with the brand new Championship lasted 219 days.

    In 2000, four years after his induction into the WWE Hall Of Fame, he became the oldest Hardcore Champion in WWE history, at the age of 59 years old.

    Patterson was known for his hardcore side and he was a great brawler. He participated in many bloody and grueling matches, including a classic "Alley Fight" against Sgt Slaughter, rewarded in 1981 as the Match Of The Year by Pro Wrestling Illustrated.

    In 1984, he retired from active wrestling and he continued to work for the WWF and held many positions in the company, including color commentator, road agent and influential booker. He also became Vince McMahon's right hand and he is credited to have invented the Royal Rumble match concept.

85. Honky Tonk Man

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    A roll-up master and an expert user of the ropes to get three-counts, he held the Intercontinental Title for a record of 64 straight weeks with his sneaky heel tactics.

    With his flashy Elvis impersonator gimmick, he was known for his memorable promos in which he smashed his guitar on the head or in the back of his rivals.

    But behind his gimmick and his heel tactics, there was a great technical wrestler mixed with a decent brawler.

    He will certainly be inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame one of these days for his contributions during his five-year run with the promotion. 

84. Harley Race

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    He was a legend before he joined the WWF in 1986, but all the creative had for him was the King Of The Ring Crown.

    If he was the most memorable King in the '80s, that remains his sole accomplishment with the company.

    Unfortunately, when he was not jobbing to Hulk Hogan, he was put in low-profile feuds with the likes of Jim Duggan and The Junkyard Dog.

83. Dusty Rhodes

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    The American Dream was a NWA and WCW legend who achieved very little with the WWF, but he was still great despite his short run.

    He never won any Title with the company, but the fans liked him for his memorable promos and, because of his undeniable impact, he was inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame in 2007.

82. King Kong Bundy

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    He was one of the greatest monster heels in the '80s, when Hulkamania was running wild.   

    I ranked him No. 10 on the greatest WWE Monsters list I previously made; you can read more about him here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/455806-wwe-best-of-best-part-2-of-8-the-10-greatest-monsters/page/2

81. Beth Phoenix

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    She is currently the best Diva on the WWE roster and she will certainly become one of the greatest ever.

    I ranked her No. 10 on the greatest WWE Women Wrestlers list I previously made; you can read more about her here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/490946-wwe-best-of-best-part-4-of-8-the-10-greatest-women-wrestlers/page/2

80. X-Pac / 1-2-3 Kid

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    He was a strong character in the '90s and he was a transitional high flyer between Jimmy Snuka and today's high flyers.

    I ranked him No. 8 on the greatest WWE High Flyers list I previously made; you can read more about him here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/540726-wwe-best-of-best-part-6-of-7-the-10-greatest-high-flyers/page/4

79. Bull Nakano

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    She was the top heel in the '90s when the women's division was struggling to survive. She was very athletic for a lady her size.

    I ranked her No. 9 on the greatest WWE Women Wrestlers list I previously made; you can read more about her here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/490946-wwe-best-of-best-part-4-of-8-the-10-greatest-women-wrestlers/page/3

78. Ken Shamrock

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    The former UFC champion left a memorable mark on WWE with his MMA style.

    I ranked him No. 9 on the greatest WWE Technicians list I previously made; you can read more about him here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/556285-wwe-best-of-best-part-7-of-7-the-greatest-technicians/page/3

77. Bam Bam Bigelow

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    He was an athletic monster who could perform maneuvers from the top rope. He ended his WWF career as one of the most misused talents ever.

    I ranked him No. 7 on the greatest WWE Monsters list I previously made; you can read more about him here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/455806-wwe-best-of-best-part-2-of-8-the-10-greatest-monsters/page/5

76. Ron Simmons (Faarooq)

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    Before he joined the WWF in 1996, he made history in WCW as World heavyweight champion. He quickly became the leader of a controversial stable, The Nation Of Domination, that had a limited success.

    He then joined forces with Bradshaw to form a very successful and popular tag team known as the Acolytes Protection Agency (APA) or simply as The Acolytes. Together, they won the Tag Team Championship three times.

    Faarooq was a fierce brawler and he had a great presence in the ring. His charisma and his promos made of him a very complete wrestler who tended to be very appreciated by the fans despite the heel characters he portrayed.

75. Vader

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    He was probably the most agile monster ever in the business. He only jobbed against top talents in the WWF, but he impressed a lot of fans.

    I ranked him no. 6 on the greatest WWE Monsters list I previously made; you can read more about him here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/455806-wwe-best-of-best-part-2-of-8-the-10-greatest-monsters/page/6

74. Big John Studd

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    Along with Andre The Giant, he was the other WWF giant in the '80s.

    I ranked him No. 8 on the greatest WWE Monsters list I previously made; you can read more about him here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/455806-wwe-best-of-best-part-2-of-8-the-10-greatest-monsters/page/4

73. Rockin' Robin

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    She was the last top draw in the women's division before the WWF pulled the plug for few years.

    I ranked her No. 8 on the greatest WWE Women Wrestlers list I previously made; you can read more about her here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/490946-wwe-best-of-best-part-4-of-8-the-10-greatest-women-wrestlers/page/4

72. Dean Malenko

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    He didn't spend a lot of time with WWE, but it was enough for him to earn a spot on the list.

    I ranked him No. 8 on the greatest WWE Technicians list I previously made; you can read more about him here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/556285-wwe-best-of-best-part-7-of-7-the-greatest-technicians/page/4

71. George "The Animal" Steele

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    The "Animal" nickname he had suited him perfectly. He was big, weird, hairy and unique.

    I ranked him No. 9 on the greatest WWE Monsters list I previously made; you can read more about him here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/455806-wwe-best-of-best-part-2-of-8-the-10-greatest-monsters/page/3

70. Lex Luger

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    He could have been Hulk Hogan's successor in the '90s. But it never happened.

    I ranked him No. 10 on the greatest WWE Powerhouses list I previously made; you can read more about him here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/474351-wwe-best-of-best-part-3-the-10-greatest-powerhouses/page/2

69. Goldberg

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    If he was mostly a WCW product, he managed to let a huge mark on WWE despite his short run.

    I ranked him No. 9 on the greatest WWE Powerhouses list I previously made; you can read more about him here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/474351-wwe-best-of-best-part-3-the-10-greatest-powerhouses/page/3

68. Mickie James

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    She is a six-time Women (Divas) Champion and she was a top draw in the Divas division from 2005 to 2010.

    In 2006, she won her first Wrestlemania match, and it was against none other than Trish Stratus for the Women's Championship.  

67. Christian

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    Christian mostly made his mark in the tag team division, with his partner Edge. Together, in the early 2000s, they won the Tag Team Championship seven times and became TLC match experts.

    Christian also won the Tag Team Title twice without Edge. His run in singles was very good as well: he is a three-time Intercontinental Champion and a two-time ECW Champion. In addition, he is a former European, Hardcore and Light-Heavyweight Champion.

    He certainly has the potential to be a main-eventer, but due to his run with TNA, he might never put the hand on any World Championship with WWE.

    With his charisma, his mic skills and his huge fan base, the WWE creative might not hold a grudge against him and give him a well-deserved push with a run with the gold.   

66. Kofi Kingston

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    An innovative high flyer with a great future ahead of him if he can improve his mic skills or if he gets a manager to talk the talk.

    I ranked him No. 6 on the greatest WWE High Flyers list I previously made; you can read more about him here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/540726-wwe-best-of-best-part-6-of-7-the-10-greatest-high-flyers/page/6

65. Paul Orndorff

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    Mr. Wonderful was inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame in 2005 and he is one of the greatest wrestlers ever to have never won a Championship with the company.

    He contributed a lot to build Hulkamania in the '80s with the feud he had with Hulk Hogan, particularly in 1986, when they received for their work the Wrestling Observer Award for the Feud Of The Year.

    As soon as he joined the company, he became an instant main-eventer and one of the top heels. The highlight of his run with the WWF was to be in the main event of the first Wrestlemania.

64. Trish Stratus

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    She was the biggest name in the women's division from 2000 to 2006.

    I ranked her No. 7 on the greatest WWE Women Wrestlers list I previously made; you can read more about her here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/490946-wwe-best-of-best-part-4-of-8-the-10-greatest-women-wrestlers/page/5

63. The Dudley Boys

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    The most hardcore team to have ever stepped in a WWE ring is also one of the most decorated ever in pro wrestling history.

    I ranked them No. 5 on the greatest WWE Brawlers list I previously made; you can read more about them here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/449569-wwe-best-of-best-part-1-of-8-the-top-10-greatest-brawlers/page/7

62. The Dynamite Kid

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    A great innovator who brought a lot to the WWF in the few years he spent with the company. His legacy will never be forgotten.

    I ranked him No. 4 on the greatest WWE Technicians list I previously made; you can read more about him here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/556285-wwe-best-of-best-part-7-of-7-the-greatest-technicians/page/8

61. Sensational Sherri

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    She was one of the greatest heels ever in the women's division. She was great in and out of the ring.

    I ranked her No. 6 on the greatest WWE Women Wrestlers list I previously made; you can read more about her here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/490946-wwe-best-of-best-part-4-of-8-the-10-greatest-women-wrestlers/page/6

60. Alundra Blayze

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    She was the women division's top face in the mid-nineties.

    I ranked her no. 4 on the greatest WWE Women Wrestlers list I previously made; you can read more about her here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/490946-wwe-best-of-best-part-4-of-8-the-10-greatest-women-wrestlers/page/8

59. Sid Vicious

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    During his short runs with the WWF, he was always in the main event picture as a monster heel.

    In the early '90s, he feuded with Hulk Hogan and, when he came back with the company five years later, he became a two-time WWF Champion.

    If he had spent more time with the WWF, he would certainly be higher on the current list. 

58. Lita

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    She was the most hardcore woman to have stepped in a WWE ring.

    I ranked her No. 5 on the greatest WWE Women Wrestlers list I previously made; you can read more about her here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/490946-wwe-best-of-best-part-4-of-8-the-10-greatest-women-wrestlers/page/7

57. Big Boss Man

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    The legendary WWF law enforcer left his mark in the mid-card division and as jobber to the main eventers during his tenure.

    I ranked him No. 9 on the greatest WWE Brawlers list I previously made; you can read more about him here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/449569-wwe-best-of-best-part-1-of-8-the-top-10-greatest-brawlers/page/3

56. Batista

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    He didn't waste time to rise to the top. But he left WWE with a bitter taste in the mouth before he could solidify his status.

    I ranked him No. 8 on the greatest WWE Powerhouses list I previously made; you can read more about him here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/474351-wwe-best-of-best-part-3-the-10-greatest-powerhouses/page/4

55. Chyna

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    She could beat men and she was dominant in the women's division. What else can be said?

    I ranked her No. 2 on the greatest WWE Women Wrestlers list I previously made; you can read more about her here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/490946-wwe-best-of-best-part-4-of-8-the-10-greatest-women-wrestlers/page/10

54. Mike Rotunda (IRS)

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    If he had some success in the '80s, he will be most remembered for his great IRS character.

    I ranked him No. 10 on the greatest WWE Technicians list I previously made; you can read more about him here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/556285-wwe-best-of-best-part-7-of-7-the-greatest-technicians/page/2
     

53. The Iron Sheik

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    Maybe the most hated wrestler ever, The Iron Sheik was the one who lost the WWF Championship against Hulk Hogan in the match that gave birth to Hulkamania.

    With his Iranian Anti-American gimmick, he was the perfect heel and, after he lost the Title to Hogan, he continued his run in the tag team division.

    With Nikolai Volkoff, he won the Tag Team Championship at the first Wrestlemania.

    He had his last glorious moment in a ring at Wrestlemania 17 when he won the Gimmick Battle Royal and, in 2005, he was inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame 

52. Legion of Doom

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    Probably the greatest tag team ever in pro wrestling history. They didn't accomplish much in the WWF, but their legendary status and some great feuds are enough for them to feature on the list.

    Their impact on WWE would be probably bigger if they had faced Demolition as they were scheduled. But, with Ax on the sideline due to health issues, the historic clash never happened.

    Despite their short run with WWE, L.O.D. managed to win the Tag Team Championship twice and they were a huge draw for the time they were with the company.

51. Chris Benoit

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    Benoit is a delicate topic, but no one will deny how great he was in the ring.

    I ranked him No. 5 on the greatest WWE Technicians list I previously made; you can read more about him here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/556285-wwe-best-of-best-part-7-of-7-the-greatest-technicians/page/7

50. Tito Santana

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    With his long run with the WWF and his important role in the mid-card division, he deserves his spot on the list.

    I ranked him No. 7 on the greatest WWE Technicians list I previously made; you can read more about him here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/556285-wwe-best-of-best-part-7-of-7-the-greatest-technicians/page/5

49. The Wild Samoans (Afa and Sika)

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    In the early '80s, The Wild Samoans dominated the tag team division and they had three reigns as the Champions.

    With their unique in-ring style and gimmick, they inspired a lot of Samoan wrestlers who were also family members, such as Umaga, Rikishi and The Usos. 

48. Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat

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    He was a top draw with the WWF who never reached the main event scene. He was spectacular and he was in many classic match in the '80s.

    I ranked him no. 10 on the greatest WWE High Flyers list I previously made; you can read more about him here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/540726-wwe-best-of-best-part-6-of-7-the-10-greatest-high-flyers/page/2

47. Mr Fuji

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    Before being a top manager with the WWF, Mr Fuji left his mark in the tag team division from 1972 to 1985.

    He is the wrestler who held the Tag Team Championship for the most combined days ever. Along with Professor Tanaka or Mr. Saito, he held the gold for a total of 932 days.

    Mr. Fuji was one of the sneakiest wrestlers ever and that explains his huge success as a tag team wrestler.

46. Yokozuna

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    He was a true squashing machine and he did not so bad in the ring for a man his size. He was a top heel in the '90s and he put over many legendary wrestlers such as Bret Hart and Stone Cold.

    I ranked him No. 4 on the greatest WWE Monsters list I previously made; you can read more about him here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/455806-wwe-best-of-best-part-2-of-8-the-10-greatest-monsters/page/8

45. CM Punk

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    Great on the mic and great in the ring, CM Punk is the total package. If he is liked as a face, he can generate heat like no one with his straightedge gimmick.

    At the age of 32, he is a young veteran and a three-time World Champion with many years left. He failed with his Straight Edge Society, but he bounced back when he became the leader of The Nexus.

    According to Pro Wrestling Illustrated, he was the third best wrestler in the world in 2010 and he proved in the past he could have stellar matches (he was in a rare 5-star match in 2004, against Samoa Joe).

    With his unlimited potential, he can become one of the leaders of the new generation in WWE. He even shown he was a great commentator when he was healing from an injury; he did a marvelous job at the announce table on Raw for some weeks.

    With everything going for him, Punk will certainly have a long run with the company and he will undoubtedly improve his ranking on the current Top 100 in the future.

44. Booker T

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    From 2001 to 2007, Booker T accomplished everything with WWE. He won the 2006 King Of The Ring tournament and, the same year, he became the eighth Grand Slam Champion after he won the World Heavyweight Championship.

    He was a pillar of the Ruthless Aggression era and he was as successful in singles as in tag team competitions.

    He was not exactly a high flyer, but he was very athletic and he had multiple kick variations in his arsenal. He was also a great brawler and he was not afraid to perform top-rope maneuvers from time to time.

    It should surprise no one to see him inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame in few years in recognition to his storied career.

43. Davey Boy Smith

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    The British Bulldog was one of the most popular wrestler with the WWF and he was World Championship material. But he never made it to the top for some reasons.  
     
    I ranked him No. 7 on the greatest WWE Powerhouses list I previously made; you can read more about him here:   

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/474351-wwe-best-of-best-part-3-the-10-greatest-powerhouses/page/5

42. Sgt. Slaughter

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    He was always a top draw, as face in the early '80s and as one of the most hated wrestlers in the early '90s.

    I ranked him No. 8 on the greatest WWE Brawlers list I previously made; you can read more about him here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/449569-wwe-best-of-best-part-1-of-8-the-top-10-greatest-brawlers/page/4

41. Rick Rude

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    Rick Rude was one of the best heels ever in WWF. He was cocky, arrogant and good on the microphone. With his sculpted body, the ladies loved him and the males hated him.

    The one-time Intercontinental Champion was a great draw from 1987 to 1990, but he never made it to the main-event status despite his amazing in-ring skills.   

40. Mr. Perfect

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    One of those wrestlers who deserved way more from the WWF than what he got. He was World Championship material without a doubt.

    I ranked him No. 6 on the greatest WWE Technicians list I previously made; you can read more about him here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/556285-wwe-best-of-best-part-7-of-7-the-greatest-technicians/page/6

39. Jake "The Snake" Roberts

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    He was not flamboyant, but with his snakes and his dark charisma, he was a pillar in the top mid-card division back in the late '80s and early '90s.

    He is credited as the inventor of the famous DDT and he is one of the most popular wrestlers ever, despite he never won a WWE title during his runs with the company.

    He often battled in high-profile matches against the likes of Andre The Giant, Hulk Hogan, Triple H and The Undertaker, but he never kept his spot on the main event scene.

    For over seven years, Roberts amazed the fans with his unique calm-but-sneaky style. He will also be remembered as a master user of psychology in and out of the squared circle. 

38. Big Show

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    The modern-day giant raised the bar for his successors with his decent wrestling skills and with his great work on the microphone.

    I ranked him No. 5 on the greatest WWE Monsters list I previously made; you can read more about him here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/455806-wwe-best-of-best-part-2-of-8-the-10-greatest-monsters/page/7

37. Demolition (Ax and Smash)

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    A brutal tag team that dominated like no other duo in the WWF.

    I ranked them No. 7 on the greatest WWE Brawlers list I previously made; you can read more about them here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/449569-wwe-best-of-best-part-1-of-8-the-top-10-greatest-brawlers/page/5

36. Pedro Morales

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    In December 1980, Morales became the first-ever WWF Triple Crown Champion after he won his first Intercontinental Championship.

    His journey started in 1971 when he won the World Title from Ivan Koloff. He held the Championship for an impressive reign of 1,027 days, until he lost the gold in 1973 against Stan Stasiak.

    In addition to have left his mark on the World Championship scene, Morales holds the record for the most combined days as Intercontinental Champion; in two reigns, he held the Title for a total of 619 days.

    He made his mark as great brawler who could hold his own in mat wrestling and, to crown his unique career, he was inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame in 1995.

35. JBL / Bradshaw

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    Combine great brawling abilities with amazing microphone skills, and you have one of the most hated wrestlers ever. He was a top heel who always delivered.

    I ranked him No. 6 on the greatest WWE Brawlers list I previously made; you can read more about him here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/449569-wwe-best-of-best-part-1-of-8-the-top-10-greatest-brawlers/page/6

34. Razor Ramon

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    The Bad Guy had the attitude, the in-ring talent and the mic skills to be on the top of the mountain. But it never happened and who knows how he would have turned if he spent more time with the WWF.

    I ranked him No. 10 on the greatest WWE Multifaceted Wrestlers list I previously made; you can read more about him here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/510624-wwe-best-of-best-part-5-the-10-greatest-entertainers/page/2

33. Diesel

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    He was one of the most dominating forces in the '90s. At one point, he was the top face of the WWF, but he decided to leave for WCW.

    I ranked him No. 3 on the greatest WWE Monsters list I previously made; you can read more about him here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/455806-wwe-best-of-best-part-2-of-8-the-10-greatest-monsters/page/9

32. Rob Van Dam

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    A huge draw in the 2000s who accomplished about everything with WWE. A future Hall Of Famer without a doubt.

    I ranked him No. 5 on the greatest WWE High Flyers list I previously made; you can read more about him here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/540726-wwe-best-of-best-part-6-of-7-the-10-greatest-high-flyers/page/7

31. Rey Mysterio

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    The Ultimate Underdog always found a way to overcome the odds with his agility, his perseverance and his endurance. He is the proof that size doesn't always matter.

    I ranked him No. 2 on the greatest WWE High Flyers list I previously made; you can read more about him here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/540726-wwe-best-of-best-part-6-of-7-the-10-greatest-high-flyers/page/10

30. Owen Hart

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    The King Of Harts, gone too soon. A complete wrestler in the ring. World Championship material without a doubt.

    I ranked him No. 9 on the greatest WWE High Flyers list I previously made; you can read more about him here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/540726-wwe-best-of-best-part-6-of-7-the-10-greatest-high-flyers/page/3 

29. Jeff Hardy

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    He worked hard to reach the superstardom level. He started at the bottom of the ladder, but when he reached the top, he screwed his career and maybe his life.

    But the Charismatic Enigma already has his ticket for the Hall Of Fame in some years.

    I ranked him No. 4 on the greatest WWE High Flyers list I previously made; you can read more about him here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/540726-wwe-best-of-best-part-6-of-7-the-10-greatest-high-flyers/page/8

28. Randy Orton

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    One of the top draws in WWE today. He's not the best with a microphone, but he can cut memorable promos without talking.

    He's sneaky, talented and charismatic. It will surprise no one to see him inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame after his career.

    I ranked him No. 8 on the greatest WWE Multifaceted Wrestlers list I previously made; you can read more about him here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/510624-wwe-best-of-best-part-5-the-10-greatest-entertainers/page/4

27. The Ultimate Warrior

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    He was not the best wrestler, but he was without a doubt a great superstar, with a lot of charisma and intensity. Hogan even passed him the torch, but he never capitalized on the opportunity.

    I ranked him No. 6 on the greatest WWE Powerhouses list I previously made; you can read more about him here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/474351-wwe-best-of-best-part-3-the-10-greatest-powerhouses/page/6

26. Brock Lesnar

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    He once was "The Next Big Thing" in WWE and he had everything needed to become the top face of the company. But he left for MMA and it never happened.

    I ranked him No. 5 on the greatest WWE Powerhouses list I previously made; you can read more about him here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/474351-wwe-best-of-best-part-3-the-10-greatest-powerhouses/page/7

25. Wendi Richter

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    She was the most popular lady in the mid-80s. She was a great Women's Champion, but her run with the WWF ended with a lot of controversy.

    I ranked her No. 3 on the greatest WWE Women Wrestlers list I previously made; you can read more about her here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/490946-wwe-best-of-best-part-4-of-8-the-10-greatest-women-wrestlers/page/9

24. Kane

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    The Big Red Monster is still in the main event picture even after more than 13 years with WWE.

    He had a lot of highs and lows throughout his career, but he will always remain one of the greatest monster heel ever.

    I ranked him No. 2 on the greatest WWE Monsters list I previously made; you can read more about him here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/455806-wwe-best-of-best-part-2-of-8-the-10-greatest-monsters#page/10

23. Jimmy Snuka

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    Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka was the original WWF high flyer and one of the most popular wrestlers ever.

    I ranked him No. 3 on the greatest WWE High Flyers list I previously made; you can read more about him here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/540726-wwe-best-of-best-part-6-of-7-the-10-greatest-high-flyers/page/9

22. Ric Flair

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    The Nature Boy did very well with WWE, but his prime was way behind when he joined the company. He would be way higher if the list was not limited to WWE.

    I ranked him No. 9 on the greatest WWE Multifaceted Wrestlers list I previously made; you can read more about him here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/510624-wwe-best-of-best-part-5-the-10-greatest-entertainers/page/3

21. Roddy Piper

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    With his legendary Piper's Pit, he was the host of the greatest interview segment in WWE history. He was not the finest wrestler in the ring, but he always put all his heart in his matches.

    I ranked him No. 6 on the greatest WWE Multifaceted Wrestlers list I previously made; you can read more about him here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/510624-wwe-best-of-best-part-5-the-10-greatest-entertainers/page/6

20. Triple H

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    No matter if he was married to the boss' daughter or not, The Game was always a great hard worker. And his relationship with Stephanie McMahon removes nothing to his overall talent.

    I ranked him No. 4 on the greatest WWE Brawlers list I previously made; you can read more about him here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/449569-wwe-best-of-best-part-1-of-8-the-top-10-greatest-brawlers/page/8

19. Chris Jericho

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    One of the most versatile wrestlers ever. His storied career could fill an entire chapter in the WWE history book.

    I ranked him No. 7 on the greatest WWE Multifaceted Wrestlers list I previously made; you can read more about him here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/510624-wwe-best-of-best-part-5-the-10-greatest-entertainers/page/5

18. Edge

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    The Ultimate Opportunist is currently the World Heavyweight Champion and he will have a one way ticket to the Hall Of Fame when he will hang the boots. He is one of the last active legend with WWE.

    I ranked him no. 5 on the greatest WWE Multifaceted Wrestlers list I previously made; you can read more about him here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/510624-wwe-best-of-best-part-5-the-10-greatest-entertainers/page/7

17. Mick Foley

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    He brought hardcore wrestling in the WWF and he portrayed unforgettable characters.

    I ranked him No. 3 on the greatest WWE Brawlers list I previously made; you can read more about him here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/449569-wwe-best-of-best-part-1-of-8-the-top-10-greatest-brawlers/page/9

16. Bob Backlund

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    One of the greatest World Champions ever and an uncommon technician.

    I ranked him No. 3 on the greatest WWE Technicians list I previously made; you can read more about him here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/556285-wwe-best-of-best-part-7-of-7-the-greatest-technicians/page/9

15. Eddie Guerrero

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    He cheated, he lied and he stole to make his way to the top of the WWE mountain and he was great at it. He was one of the most popular heels ever.

    I ranked him No. 1 on the greatest WWE High Flyers list I previously made; you can read more about him here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/540726-wwe-best-of-best-part-6-of-7-the-10-greatest-high-flyers/page/11

14. John Cena

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    He is currently the face of WWE and there is nothing that can be done against that.

    He is great on the microphone and he has that "IT" factor.

    Cena is the proof that pure wrestling skills are not all it takes to be a top draw with WWE.

    I ranked him No. 2 on the greatest WWE Powerhouses list I previously made; you can read more about him here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/474351-wwe-best-of-best-part-3-the-10-greatest-powerhouses/page/10

13. Ted DiBiase

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    The Million Dollar Man was the ultimate heel who changed the face of the WWF forever. He is one of those who was with the company at the wrong moment.

    I ranked him No. 4 on the greatest WWE Multifaceted Wrestlers list I previously made; you can read more about him here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/510624-wwe-best-of-best-part-5-the-10-greatest-entertainers/page/8

12. "Superstar" Billy Graham

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    He inspired a whole generation of legends and icons.

    I ranked him No. 4 on the greatest WWE Powerhouses list I previously made; you can read more about him here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/474351-wwe-best-of-best-part-3-the-10-greatest-powerhouses/page/8

11. Kurt Angle

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    The Olympic gold medalist left a permanent mark on WWE. His in-ring abilities will probably never be matched.

    I ranked him No. 2 on the greatest WWE Technicians list I previously made; you can read more about him here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/556285-wwe-best-of-best-part-7-of-7-the-greatest-technicians/page/10
     

10. "Macho Man" Randy Savage

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    Savage was the second biggest name in the WWF when Hogan was at the top. No matter if he was portraying a face or a heel, he had a legion of fans behind him.

    I ranked him No. 3 on the greatest WWE Multifaceted Wrestlers list I previously made; you can read more about him here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/510624-wwe-best-of-best-part-5-the-10-greatest-entertainers/page/9

9. The Fabulous Moolah

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    When we talk about women's wrestling, she is on the top of the mountain and she always will be. The only woman in the Top 10.

    I ranked her No. 1 on the greatest WWE Women Wrestlers list I previously made; you can read more about her here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/490946-wwe-best-of-best-part-4-of-8-the-10-greatest-women-wrestlers/page/11

8. The Rock

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    A pillar of the Attitude Era, he was probably the best ever on the microphone. He is one of the most loved wrestler ever.

    I ranked him No. 2 on the greatest WWE Multifaceted Wrestlers list I previously made; you can read more about him here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/510624-wwe-best-of-best-part-5-the-10-greatest-entertainers/page/10
       

7. Bret Hart

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    He fills a complete chapter in the WWE history book. In-ring skills, charisma, popularity, memorable promos, huge historic impact on WWE and the "IT" factor; Bret Hart had it all.

    I ranked him No. 1 on the greatest WWE Technicians list I previously made; you can read more about him here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/556285-wwe-best-of-best-part-7-of-7-the-greatest-technicians/page/11

6. Andre The Giant

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    He was the main attraction in the pro wrestling business for over 20 years and he was undefeated for 15 years with the WWF.

    I ranked him No. 10 on the greatest WWE Monsters list I previously made; you can read more about him here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/455806-wwe-best-of-best-part-2-of-8-the-10-greatest-monsters/page/11

5. The Undertaker

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    For nearly 20 years, he is The Phenom of WWE. His entrance is the greatest ever in pro wrestling history and his legend will always live.

    I ranked him No. 1 on the greatest WWE Brawlers list I previously made; you can read more about him here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/449569-wwe-best-of-best-part-1-of-8-the-top-10-greatest-brawlers/page/11

4. "Stone Cold" Steve Austin

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    He was the biggest name of the Attitude Era and he brought the WWF to a new level.

    I ranked him No. 2 on the greatest WWE Brawlers list I previously made; you can read more about him here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/449569-wwe-best-of-best-part-1-of-8-the-top-10-greatest-brawlers/page/10

3. Bruno Sammartino

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    The greatest WWF Champion ever. He carried the company on his shoulders before the '80s Golden Age.

    I ranked him No. 3 on the greatest WWE Powerhouses list I previously made; you can read more about him here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/474351-wwe-best-of-best-part-3-the-10-greatest-powerhouses/page/9
     

2. Shawn Michaels

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    WWE is not the same since he retired. He was a living legend and his unique career will always be remembered. He is the icon who took the transition from the '90s to the 2000s on his shoulders.

    Not many can brag to be inducted into the Hall Of Fame one year after retiring; but HBK will again make history in 2011.

    I ranked him No. 1 on the greatest WWE Multifaceted Wrestlers list I previously made; you can read more about him here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/510624-wwe-best-of-best-part-5-the-10-greatest-entertainers/page/11 
     

1. Hulk Hogan

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    He did put pro wrestling on the map, nothing less. His name will always be remembered for his unmatched contributions to the WWF.

    If Vince McMahon was behind the pro wrestling revolution of the '80s, Hogan was the wrestler seen in each and every mainstream media.

    I ranked him No. 1 on the greatest WWE Powerhouses list I previously made; you can read more about him here:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/474351-wwe-best-of-best-part-3-the-10-greatest-powerhouses/page/11  

* Conclusion

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    That's it for the WWE greatest wrestlers Top 100. There are certainly many wrestlers I didn't include on the list and you might disagree with the order. 

    So, the comment section is wide open to hear from you. Do you agree with the names on the list? Do you agree with the order? Who would you add and remove from the list? 

    Please keep in mind that the list is about WWE, WWF and WWWF only. I only considered what they did during their tenure with the company and that explains why Ric Flair, for example, is not higher.

    I hope you enjoyed the read as much as I enjoyed to work on the list.