Professional wrestling has been a popular and loved sport all around the world over the past few decades, and the WWE has had some star names walk through their doors. There are many different aspects that make a pro wrestler great, from things like their entrance music to their finishing moves and their outfits. And that’s not even taking into account things like their titles and the amazing events that they may have performed in.
Choosing 3 of the best wrestlers from what has been an iconic roster is near impossible, but based on the criteria mentioned above there are a few that stand head and shoulders above the rest, especially in terms of the fame they have managed to garner after their careers in the WWE.
Let’s take a look at the top 3 WWE fighters of all time.
John Cena has become somewhat of a cultural icon after his time in the WWE. That’s not to say that he wasn’t iconic or legendary during his stint in wrestling, but he has really managed to transcend what it means to be a pro wrestler, appearing in a multitude of box office hits and becoming a figurehead for mental health awareness.
In terms of his accolades in the ring, not many can match up to John Cena’s CV, being a 16-time world champion and generally considered as one of the most professional and feared wrestlers in the sport. John Cena also had one of the most memorable and recognizable entrance theme songs of any wrestler ever and had millions of young WWE fans citing his famous catchphrase – “you can’t see me”. He’s as popular as FIFA World Cup betting, only he fights more than once every four years.
The persona of Hulk Hogan is perhaps what made him world-famous, besides his obvious skill and prowess while in the ring. Hulk Hogan has also been argued to be the man that made WWE what it is today as Hulkamania was one of the most popular events the sport has ever seen. Hulk Hogan, like John Cena, has become a figurehead for pro wrestling and become an icon of pure masculinity and strength.
Many of the wrestlers in the WWE today cite Hogan as their inspiration for becoming pro wrestlers, so in terms of influence, none can really match Hulk. Hulk Hogan also has a plethora of titles to his name solidifying him as one of the greatest and most iconic wrestlers to ever step into the ring.
Choosing the best wrestler out of the three mentioned in this article may be impossible, but not many would go against the legendary “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. During his time in the WWE Steve Austin was simply one of the biggest sporting superstars on the planet and he was legitimately someone that other wrestlers feared getting into the ring with.
Austin won three Royal Rumbles in his career, alongside a multitude of other big event wins. He is undoubtedly one of the greatest of all time.