Top 1,000 Wrestlers of last 50 years

By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

1. Hulk Hogan

2. "Nature Boy" Ric Flair

3. The Undertaker

4. Bruno Sammartino

5. John Cena

6. "Stone Cold Steve Austin

7. The Rock

8. Sean Michaels

9. Triple H

10. Andre the Giant

11. Bert "Hitman" Hart

12. Sting

13. Goldberg

14. Brock Lesnar 

15. "American Dream" Dusty Rhodes

16. Verne Gagne

17. Bob Backlund

18. Harley Race

19. Dory Funk Jr.

20. "Rowdy" Roddy Piper -- Wrestlemania 8, Piper could have rung Bret Hart's clock when he had the ring bell, but he didn't and lost the Intercontinental belt. Piper handed Hart the strap...

21. Randy Orton

22. Terry Funk

23. "Macho Man" Randy Savage

24. Ultimate Warrior

25. Pedro Morales

26. Nick Bockwinkel

27. "Superstar" Billy Graham

28. Roman Reigns

29. Kevin Nash / Diesel

30. "Ravishing" Rick Rude

31. Kurt Angle

32. Jack Brisco

33. Big Show

34. Kane

35. Chris Jericho

36. AJ Styles

37. Alberto Del Rio

38. Jeff Hardy 

39. Rey Misterio

40. CM Punk 

41. Mitsuharu Misawa

42. Booker T

43. Mankind

44. "Mr. Perfect" Curt Hennig

45. The Sheik

46. Chyna

47. Antonio Inoki

48. Diamond Dallas Page

49. Eddie Guerrero

50. Chris Benoit

51. Giant Gonzales

52. Gorilla Monsoon

53. Sid Justice

54. Yokozuna

55. Scott Steiner

56. JBL

57. Lex Luger

58. Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat

59. Giant Baba

60. "The Crippler" Ray Stevens

61. Sgt. Slaughter

62. Antonio Inoki

63. Bray Wyatt

64. Braun Strowman

65. Mark Henry

66. Big Cass

67. Ron Simmons

68. Seth Rollins

69. Daniel Bryan

70. Rob Van Dam

71. Sheamus

72."Superfly" Jimmy Snuka

73. Ryback

74. Ivan Koloff

75. Dean Ambrose

76. Dolph Ziggler

77. Jerry "The King" Lawler

78. The Great Khali

79. The Miz

80. George "The Animal" Steele

81. Ted DiBiase

82. Scott Hall

83. Barry Windham

84. Tommy Rich

85. Sabu

86. Ron Simmons 

Raven, big-time wrestling star / Headline Surfer

87. Raven, enigmatic leader of 'Raven's Flock'

Raven is recognized as the most decorated wrestler in the history of WWE with 32 separate title reigns under the WWE, WCW and ECW banners, including a record 27 reigns as WWF/E Hardcore Champion.

Championships held by Raven:

88. X-Pac

89. Vader

90. Jeff Jarrett

91. Christian Cage

92. Stan "The Lariat" Hansen

93. The Iron Sheik

94. Jushin “Thunder” Liger

95. Stan "The Man" Stasiak

96. Tommy Dreamer

97. Matt Hardy

98. Kerry Von Erich

99. Jack Swagger

100. Rick Martel

101. Michael PS Hayes

102. Mil Mascaras

103. Haku

104. Rick Steiner

105. Wahoo McDaniel

106. Cesaro

108. Earthquake

109. Owen Hart

110. Great Muta

111.  Shinsuke Nakamura

112. Big John Studd

113. Dynamite Kid

114. Trish Stratus

115. Arn Anderson

116. Fabulous Moolah

117. Vivian Vachon

118. Terry "Bam Bam" Gordy

119. Sherri Martel

120.

121. Tully Blanchard

122. Davey Boy Smith / British Bulldog

123. Dr. D David Schultz

124.

125. Don Muraco

126.

127. Mike Graham

128. Larry Zbyszko

129. Lita

130. Nikita Koloff

131.

132. 

133. Finn Balor

134.

135. 

136.

137. "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff

138.

139.

140.

141. "Big Cat" Ernie Ladd

142. Luna Vachon

143.

144. Masahiro Chono

145.

146. Vickie Williams

147.

148. King Kong Bundy

149. The Sandman

150. Blue Demon

151.

152.

153.  Christopher Daniels

154. Dean Malenko

155.

156.

157. 

158.

159.  James Storm

160. The Boogeyman

161. Chris Candido 

162. Ann Casey

163. Enzo Amore

164. Mad Dod Vachon

165. Sandy Parker

166. Kamala

167. Arn Andeson

168.

169. Shane Douglas

170.

171. Mighty Igor

172. Akira Maeda 

173.

174.  Bruiser Brody

175. Fabulous Moolah

176.

177. Rikishi

178.

179.

180. Bobby Roode

181.

182.

183.

184. Toni Rose

185. Rusev

186. Marie Laverne

187.

188.

189.

190. Samoa Joe

191.

192. Mike Rotunda / Irwin R. Schyster

193. Natasha -- NWA 1970s

194. Masa Saito

195. The Crusher

196. Dan Spivey / Waylon Mercy

197. Spiros Arion

198.

199.

200. Jimmy Garvin

201.

202. Goldust

203.

204. Test

205. The Godfather

206. Billy Kidman

207.

208.

209.

210. Bully Ray 

211.

212. "Taskmaster" Kevin Sullivan

213.

214. Bam Bam Bigelow

215.

216. Konnan

217.

218. Paul Jones

219. Ken Shamrock

220. Big Boss Man

221. Nikolai Volkoff

222. "Hot Stuff" Eddie Gilbert

223. Ivan Putski

224. Kevin Von Erich

225. Chris Sabin

226. Doug Furnas

227. Gene Kiniski

228. Cody Rhodes / Stardust

229.

230. Haystacks Calhoun

231. Bobby Roode

232.

233. Professor Toru Tanaka

234.

235.

236.

237.

238. Jumbo Tsuruta

239. "Playboy" Buddy Rose

240.

241. Tatsumi Fujinami

242. "Dr. Death" Steve Williams

243. Giant Haystacks

244. Bertha Faye

245. Austin Airies

246.

247.  "Pretty Boy" Doug Somers

248.

249. 

250. "Gentleman" Chis Adams

251.

252.

253. The Mountie /Jacques Rogeau 

254.

255. Killer Kawalski

256. Mr. Fuji

257.

258.

259. Blackjack Mulligan

260.

261. Tito Santana

262.

263. Matt Morgan

264.

265. Junkyard Dog

266.

267. Great Kabuki

268.

269. Pat Patterson

270.

271.

272. Fritz Von Eric

273. Hercules Hernandez

274.

275.

276. Greg Gagne

277.

278.

279.

280. 

281. Dutch Savage

282.

283.

284. Blackjack Lanza

285.

286. Bobby Eaton

287.

288.

289. Abdullah The Butcher

290. Colonel DeBeers

291. Al Snow

292.

293. Missing Link

294.

295. Jeep Swenson

296.

297.

298. "Irish" Pat Barrett

299.

300.

301.

302.

303.

304.

305. "Adorable" Adrian Adonis

306. Kimberly Page

307. Austin Aries

308. Debbie Johnson - NWA 1970s

309. Ken Patera

310. Sable

311. Sunny

312. Bobby Lashley

313. Alundra Blayze

314. Katie Vick

315.

316. The Patriot

317.

318. Kurrgan

319. Debra McMichael

320. Ivory

321. Billy Kidman

322.

323. Eddie Gilbert

324.

325. Eric Young

326.

327. John Morrison

328.

329. "Soulman" Rocky Johnson

330.

331.

332. Magnus

333.

334.

335. 

336. Al Perez

337.

338. Magnum TA

339.

340.

341. Billie Jack Haynes

342.

343. Lance Cade

344. Ethan Carter III

345. Paula Steele - NWA 1970s

346. Brian Pillman

347. Terri Runnels

348. Torrie Wilson

349. Phil Apollo

350.

351. Molly Holly

352. Jacqueline

353. Ole Anderson

354. Steve "Mongo" McMichael

355. Stacy Kiebler

356. Beulah McGillicutty 

357. Viscera

358.

359. 

360.

361. "Cowboy" Bob Orton

362.

363. Domenic DeNucci

364.

365.  Smash / Krusher Khruschev / Repo Man

366.

367. Killer Kahn

368.

369.

370.

371.

372. Mason Ryan

373.

374. Brad Armstrong

375. Mike Awesome

376. Tim Woods

 

377. Daffney

378. Chavo Guerrero Jr.

379.

380. Chuck Palumbo

381.

382. Bobo Brazil

383.

384.

385.

386. Mr. Anderson

387. The Destroyer /  Doctor X

388.

389. Tiger Mask

390.

391. Larry "The Axe" Hennig

392. 

393. Gino Hernandez -- WCCW 

394. 

395. Dick the Bruiser

396.

397. Ricky Morton 

398.

399. "The Cat" Ernest Miller

400. Skip Young / Sweet Brown Sugar

401. Hardcore Holly

402.

403. Darren A. Drozdov

404.

405. "Maniac" Mark Lewin

406. "Jumping" Jim Brunzell

407.

408. D-Von Dudley

409. Terry Taylor / Red Rooster

410. 

411.

412. The Missing Link

413. 

414. Akebono 

415. Argentina Apollo

416. Chris Kanyon

417. B. Brian Blair

418.

419. Justin Credible / Aldo Montoya

420. Animal

421.

422. Victor Rivera

423.

424.

425.

426. 

427. Tugboat / Typhoon / Shockmaster

428.

429. Sean O'Haire

430.

431. Tony Parisi

432.

433.

434. "High Chief" Peter Maivia

435.

436.

437. Canadian Wolfman

438. Victor Rivera

439.

440.

441.

442. Don Leo Jonathan

443.

444. 

445. Dr. Bill Miller

446.

447. Baron Von Raschke

448. John Tolos

449.

450.

451.

452.

453.

454.

455.

456. Jesse "The Body" Ventura

457.

458.

459. Baron Von Raske

460.

461. Dick Murdoch

462. "The Natural" Butch Reed

463.

464. Buff Bagwell

465. Val Venis

466.

467.

468.

469. Honky Tonk Man

470.

471. Ahmed Johnson

472.

473. Buck "Rock n' Roll" Zumhofe

474.

475. David Von Erich

476.

477.

478. Rhyno

479.

480. Simon Diamond

481. Chris Masters

482.

483. Axl Rotten

484.

485.

486.

487.

488. Bart Gunn

489.

490.

491.

492.

493.

494. Phineas I. Godwinn

495.

496. Angel of Death

497.

498.

499.

500. Larry "The Axe" Hennig

501. "Quickdraw" Rick McGraw

502.

503. Baron Von Raschke

504. Fred Blassie

505.

506.

507. Vladimir Kozlov

508.

509.

510. Ox Baker

511.

512.

513. ”Mean” Mike Enos

514.

515. Brodus Clay

516.

517.

518. Angelo Mosca, Jr.

519. Kwang / Savio Vega

520. Rocco Rock

521. Buddy Roberts 

522.

523. William Regal

524. Trevor Murdoch

525. Bobby Duncum Sr.

526. Perry  Saturn

527. 

528. Little Guido / Nunzio

529. Brad Anderson

530. 

531. Eric the Red

532. Maxx Payne

533. Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake

534. Black Bart

535. Evan Bourne

536.

537. Erik Watts

538. Grand Master Sexay

539. "The Patriot" Del Wilkes

540.

541.

542.

543.  Kendall Windham

544. "Iceman" King Parsons

545. Marc Mero

546.

547. Handsome" Jimmy Valiant

548. Johnny Grunge

549. 

550. Marty Jannetty

561. 

562.

563. Tor Kamata

564. 2 Cold Scorpio

565.

566. Phil Lafon

567. 

568. Uncle Elmer

569. Danny Doring

570. Samu

571. Dick Brower

572. 

573. "Killer" Tim Brooks

574. Vito

575. Stevie Richards

576. Orlando Jordan

577. Steve Corino

578.

579. Al Madril

580. Raymond Rogeau

581. Cousin Luke

582. Renegade

583. Brian Adias

584. Masato Tanaka

585.

586. 

587. Lance Storm

588.

589. Ultimo Dragon

590.

591. Ole Anderson

592. Headbanger Thrasher

593. Crash Holly

594. Johnny Grunge

595.

596. The Berzerker

597. Nathan Jones

598. Tajiri

599. "Hollywood" John Tatum

600. Lance Von Erich

601. Chainz / Fake Undertaker

602. Paul deMarco

603.

604. Adam Rose

605.

606. Rocco Rock

607.

608.

609.

610. Scotty 2 Hotty

611.

612.

613. Yukon Pierre

614.

615. Bugsy McGraw

616.

617. Johnny Valentine

618. Scott Irwin

619. JTG

620.

621. Sonny King

622.

623,

624. Bobby Duncum Jr.

625. Ciclon Negro

626. Duke "The Dumpster" Droese

627.

628.

629. Dean Ho

630.

631.

632. Ron Bass

633. Waldo Von Eric

634.

635.

636.

637. Jim Neidhart

638. Red Bastien

639. Stacy Carter

640. Crusher Blackwell

641. Kid Kash

642.

643. Steve Regal

644. Hugh Morrus

645. Waldo von Erich

646. Brad Rheingans

647.

648. David Flair 

649. April Hunter

650.

651. Moondog Mayne

652.

653.

654. "Luscious" Johnny Valiant

655.

656. Scotty Flamingo

657. Juventud Guerrera

658.

659. Skandor Akbar

660. 

661. Johnny Ace

662. Miguel Perez

663.

664. Trent Barreta

665. Johnny Hotbody

666.

667.  "Wild" Bill Irwin

668. Shelton Benjamin

669.

670.

671. Mordecai

672.

673. Psicosis

674. Drew Galloway

675. 

676. Tatanka

677. Billy White Wolf

678.

679. Juventud Guerrera

680. Pitbull No. 1 / Gary Wolfe

681. Moondog Spot

682.

683.

684. Yukon Eric

685.

686.

687.

688.

689.

690. Balls Mahoney

691.

692.

693. Deuce / Sim Snuka

694.

695.

696. Eric Embry

697.

698.

699.

700. Kelly Kiniski

701.

702. Kenny Dykstra

703. 

704.

705.

706.

707. Jules Strongbow

708.

709. Hoss Funk

710.

711.

712.

713. Dr. Tom Prichard / Zip

714.

715. Tony Mamaluke

716.

717. Shad Gaspard

718.

719.

720.

721. Buddy Landel

722.

723.

724. Kronus

725.

726. Sam Houston

727.

728. Blake Beverly

729.

730. Mikey Whipwreck

731.

732. Chavo Guerrero Sr.

733.

734. Stevie Ray

735.

736. Scott Armstrong

737. Bo Dallas

738.

739. Doug Furnas

740. C.W. Anderson

741.

742. Ludvig Borga

743.

744. Jose Estrada Jr.

745.

746.

747. The Blue Meanie

748.

749. Vampiro

750.

751.

752.

753. Mike Knox

754.

755.

756.

757. David Sammartino

758.

759.

760.

761. Jose Estrada

762. Fandango

763.

764. Skinner

765.

766.

767. Tony Garea

768.

769.

770. 

771. Jinder Mahal

772.

773.

774. Glacier

775.

776.

777. Tyler Breeze

778.

779. Danny Basham

780.

781.

782.

783.

784. Charlie Haas

785.

786.

787.

788. Maven

789.

790. Jim Powers

791.

792. Black Gordman

793.

794.

795. Paul London

796.

797.

798. 

799.

800. Glacier -- WCW

801. Teijo Khan

802. 

803.

804. Pat Tanaka

805. Justin Gabriel

806.

807.

808.

809.

810. Dr. Jerry Graham

811.

812.

813.

814.

815.

816. Shannon Moore

817.

818.

819.

820.

821. Max Moon

822.

823.

824. Jimmy Jack Funk

825. Bobby Heenan

826.

827.

828. Louie Spicolli

829.

830.

831.

832.

833.

834.

835.

836.

837.

838. Boris Zhukov

839.

840.

841.

842.

843.

844. Disco Inferno

845.

846.

847.

848. Slam Master J

849. Alex Riley

850.

851. Carlos Colon

852.

853.

854. Mike Von Erich

855.

856.

857.

858.

859.

860. Bushwhacker Butch

861. 911

862.

863. Lance Cassidy

864.

865. Mike George

866.

867. Super Crazy

868.

869.

870. Spike Dudley

871.

872.

873.

874.

875.

876. 

877. 

878. Nick Kiniski

879.

880.

881. Damien Sandow

882.

883. Mantaur

884.

885.

886. Crazy Luke

887. Tarzan Tyler

888.

889. "Leaping" Lanny Poffo / The Genius

890. Pepper Gomez

891.

892. Crazy Luke Graham

893. Jerry Lynn

894.

895. Baron Mikel Scicluna -- WWWF

896.

897. Nunzio

898.

899.

900. Johnny Rodz -- WWWF

901.

902. Vince Russo

903. Barry Horowitz

904. Eugene

905.

906.

907.

908. Jose Gonzalez -- WWWF

909.

910. Shoichi Funaki

911.

912.

913.

914. Zach Gowen

915.

916.

917.

918. Roadkill

919.

920.

921.

922. Tony Altimore -- WWWF

923.

924. The Goon

925.

926. Pete Sanchez

927.

928.

929.

930.

931.

932.

933. Lou Albano -- WWWF

934.

935.

936.

937.

938.

939. Rene Goulet

940.

941.

942.

943.

944. Barry O

945.

946.

947.

948.

949.

950. Alex Wright

951.

952.

953.

954.

955.

956. Doink the Clown

957.

958.

959. David Otunga

960.

961.

962.

963.

964.

965.

966.

967.

968.

969.

970.

971.

972.

973.

974.

975.

976.

977.

978.

979.

980.

981.

982.

983.

984.

985. Gillberg

986.

987.

988.

989.

990.

991.

992. SD Jones

993. Ricardo Rodriguez

994.

995. The Brooklyn Brawler

996. Hornswoggle

997. 

998. The Gobbledy Gooker

999.

1000. David Arquette

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most experienced reporters, having amassed dozens of journalism-industry awards. Frederick is enrolled online at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's a third of the way though the Master of Arts program in New Media Journalism. His graduation will be in March 2018.