The WWE, or World Wrestling Entertainment is an American company that organizes professional wrestling fights. Despite being “professional”, is a kind of struggle that aims only to entertain viewers. The fights are choreographed and rehearsed, usually with a predetermined outcome. However, it has yielded a huge success worldwide. Are displayed on TV, the 320 events a year, to more than 36,000,000 people in 150 countries.
This ranking takes into account the historical context, the time of reign, importance to the company and the quality of the competitions while champions, in this selection are the 10 greatest fighters in the history of WWE.
10° CM Punk
November 2011 to January 2013, CM Punk won a long reign with the WWE title, considered impossible in the current wrestling scenario. And during his title reign, Punk wrestled John Cena, Chris Jericho, Daniel Bryan, The Big Show, The Rock, Kane and Alberto Del Rio and had illustrious matches with all of them.
He won his first heavyweight title for profit in Money in the Bank in 2008. His second win came a year later in the same manner as the first.
9° Shawn Michaels
The position of Michaels in this selection is controversial because of the way in which he lost 2 different Championships. In all, Michaels has amassed 14 Championships throughout his career, and was twice winner of the Royal Rumble and was the first Grand Slam champion of the company.
8° The Rock
When he won Intercontinental Championship on top of Triple H, on 13 February 1997, that determined a series of events that would result in the evolution of the young blue-chipper from babyface to arrogant, electrifying, always fun megastar that fans know and love until today.
At Survivor Series in 1998, he won his first heavyweight title, defeating Mankind in a controversial tournament that showcased The Rock’s association with Vince and Shane McMahon. In January 2013, he returned to the ring and knocked over CM Punk for the end of his 434 days as champion and WWE.
7° Macho Man Randy Savage
Over the years, Savage would continue to be one of the largest in the sport, no matter if he was a hero or villain. In 1992, Savage again answered the call, delivering an excellent match with Ric Flair at WrestleMania VIII and capturing his second title of WWE.
6° Triple H
The Game belongs to this selection based solely on their dominant reign with the world heavyweight title in 2002-2003. Triple H was 8 times champion of WWE, and champion for 5 times Intercontinental, a time WWE Tag Team champion, and two-time World Tag Team Heavyweight.
5° John Cena
The WWE champion has accumulated 13 title reigns in just over 8 years. He became the face of World Wrestling Entertainment and quickly recorded his name in the record books alongside the biggest stars in the history of pro wrestling.
4° Stone Cold Steve Austin
The leader of the Attitude Era period, Stone Cold Steve Austin started his reign in 1998 and his subsequent feud with Mr. McMahon catapulted the sport to levels of success that I had never seen before.
His 6 titles were losers while battling the great Superstars of all time. The Undertaker, Kane, Kurt Angle, Chris Jericho and Triple H are all from future hall of Fame. Mick Foley is already, and Chris Benoit will never be same if your resume indicates that he would have been under different circumstances.
3° Bret Hart
There was something about Bret Hart who did fans watching and say, “that’s like a champ looks.” Maybe that was the reason for his dedication to his work, his attention to detail, or by their clinical techniques of wrestling which he became known.
Whatever the case, Hart behaved like a champion, even when he had no title around his waist. Until November 1992, he had developed a reputation for being one of the best technicians in ring, and Vince McMahon desiring to take your business to a new direction, picked Hart to lead the new generation of WWE Superstars.
2° Hulk Hogan
Hulk Hogan is a professional wrestling legend and an icon of pop culture. He was a figure who transcended the deal and recorded a legacy that will live on after he’s gone.
Hogan would win 5 heavyweight titles from 1984 until 1993 before leaving the company and eventually signed with WCW in 1994. In April 2002, Hogan won his sixth WWE Championship, defeating Triple H in the main event of Backlash.
1° Bruno Sammartino
While he was nowhere near as flashy as the other Superstars in the selection, Bruno Sammartino was the champion of champions. Along a reign of 8 years title, Sammartino became the people’s champion long before The Rock have been referred to as such.
An Italian American, Sammartino was as much a cultural icon as a wrestling superstar. The first heavyweight title reign would begin in 1973 with a win over Stan Stasiak and don’t end until 4 years later, when he was defeated by Superstar Billy Graham.