WWE: The 15 Toughest Wrestlers of All Time
The professional wrestling business has produced some very tough wrestlers over the years.
From The Big Show to Bill Goldberg, I have seen many tough wrestlers since I became a wrestling fan at a very young age.
Here is my list of the 25 toughest pro wrestlers to ever step foot in a wrestling ring.
The criteria that I graded the wrestlers in this list include: number of years in the wrestling business, number of wins against high-profile competition, and just overall toughness in the ring night in and night out.
Let the debate begin.
Hacksaw Jim Duggan
Years Active: 1978-2002
Fun Fact: His signature finishing move was called the Tongan Death grip, which likely came from his real first name, Tonga.
Years Active: 1992-Present
Fun Fact: Triple H is married to long-time WWE Chairman Vince McMahon's daughter Stephanie in real life.
Andre the Giant
Years Active: 1963-1992
Fun Fact: He was nicknamed "The Eighth Wonder of the World" because of his massive size.
Years Active: 1977-1993
Fun Fact: JYD's finishing move was called "The Thump."
Years Active: 1979-2001
Fun Fact: Malenko used to be part of the wrestling group "The Four Horsemen" while in WCW.
Years Active: 1985-2007
Fun Fact: Benoit's wrestled for at least four different major promotions throughout his 23-year career.
Years Active: 1986-2003
Fun Fact: Adams teamed up with fellow wrestler Bryan Clark to form the successful tag-team KroniK while wresting in WCW.
Years Active: 1996-2000
Fun Fact: Mankind was one of four different characters that was played by wrestling legend Mick Foley.
Years Active: 1973-1988
Fact: Brody was murdered in 1988 while getting ready for an upcoming match in Puerto Rico.
Stone Cold Steve Austin
Years Active: 1989-2003
Fun Fact: Stone Cold is one of the only wrestlers to use beer drinking for ways of celebration.
Years Active: 1999-2001
Fun Fact: Abbott also had a career as a successful MMA fighter.
Years Active: 1993-Present
Fun Fact: Kane's real name is Glenn Jacobs.
Years Active: 1988-Present
Fun Fact: The Undertaker once went by the name Texas Red early in wrestling career.
The Big Show
Years Active: 1995-Present
Fun Fact: The Big Show has wrestled in the WCW, ECW and WWE throughout his lengthy pro wrestling career.
Years Active: 1997-2004
Fun Fact: Goldberg was a former NFL defensive lineman for the L.A. Rams, Atlanta Falcons and Carolina Panthers.
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