Top 10 Most Famous Wrestlers

There are some wrestlers that have garnered mainstream popularity. This is a list of the performers that have taken their wrestling fame and become part of popular culture.

1. Hulk Hogan
When people think of wrestling they automatically think of Hulk Hogan. He was responsible for the wrestling booms of the ’80s and ’90s. He has had mainstream success as a movie and television star.

2. The Rock
In his relatively short career, the Rock quickly became an icon of the industry and his wrestling success has translated into a very successful movie career.

3. “Stone Cold” Steve Austin
Steve Austin’s blue collar wrestling persona captivated the wrestling fans and the world. His Austin 3:16 shirt is the best selling shirt in wrestling history.
4. Andre the Giant
Andre the Giant was known as the 8th World Wonder due to both the size of his body and his charisma. His role in The Princess Bride was the first time a wrestler captivated a movie audience.

5. Jesse Ventura
While he had a decent wrestling career, it is his post wrestling work that puts him in this category. His announcing work is legendary and led to his acting career. Jesse shocked the world by becoming the Governor of Minnesota as an independent candidate.
6. Mick Foley
Mick Foley was one of the superstars of the late ’90s wrestling boom. Unlike the other wrestlers that set their sites on Hollywood, Foley has become a successful author and has two #1 best-selling books on his resume.
7. Roddy Piper
Roddy Piper was the bad guy everyone paid to see get beaten up by Hulk Hogan. Piper retired at the top of his game and starred in the classic sci-fi thriller They Live.
8. Ric Flair
Unlike the other people on this list, Flair never sought his fame from anywhere else but the wrestling ring. As a main eventer for over a quarter of a century, anyone that has any knowledge of wrestling has come across his name.
9. Goldberg
Like the Rock, Goldberg’s became an icon in the sport despite a relatively short career. This former Atlanta Falcon has become a movie and television star.
10. Randy Savage
The Macho Man was a top star in the wrestling world in the ’80s and ’90s. With the late Miss Elizabeth at his side, he captivated wrestling fans and had to carry the WWF for a period in the ’80s when Hulk started his movie career. The Macho Man has found fame outside the ring and his most notable movie role was in Spider-Man.

. My Favorite
You know wrestling is my life dear I love to watch it, these are the favorite superstars of you people but my favorite wrestling superstar was Brock Lesnar. Who’s yours?

4 thoughts on “Top 10 Most Famous Wrestlers

  1. hi Rohit, I am quite surprised that you haven’t included, mentioned or ignored the Japanese heavy weight Sumos in the top listing :D. In India, I think Dara Singh is the only person (that comes to mind immediately) who has represented India on a global level. I guess India is producing more quality brains than bodies LOL, Rgds, Pankaj Peter Varma 91 9810000163 Gurgaon New Delhi India


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