We have already reviewed some of the worst persona changes in wrestling history (look through my archive), and now we delve into analyzing some of the most successful persona changes in pro wrestling history.
Most of these guys were only slightly successful before they found that perfect gimmick. Some of these wrestlers were already respected pros that became super famous after they morphed into their career defining personas.
P.S. Some guys never had to change into a persona and never really had one. Flair was Flair and Race was Race and Sammartino was Sammartino. Hulk had a few changes early, but he's not on this list.
These are the top 15 most successful personas of the old school era: