By Brian Kalchik @RantsportsBrian on April 12, 2014
This past week, one of the greatest WWE wrestlers of all-time passed away. Right after being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame this past weekend, the Ultimate Warrior passed away at the age of 54.
So, where does Ultimate Warrior rank among the greatest wrestlers of all-time? Without further ado, here is my top 10 list of the greatest wrestlers of all-time. Submit your own list as you wish.
With the list being limited to 10, some great wrestlers were oh so close. I considered CM Punk here, but Randy Orton checks in at No. 10. Orton has been an eight-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion and a four-time World Heavyweight Champion.
Orton also won the inaugural WWE World Heavyweight Championship after defeating John Cena. Orton won the 2009 Royal Rumble and the 2013 Money In The Bank match.
One of the more colorful characters in sports entertainment history, the Ultimate Warrior dominated the WWE for 13 years. Warrior was a one-time WWF Champion, a two-time Intercontinental Champion, and the most recent inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2014.
Despite his strained relationship with WWE, Warrior is and always will be among the best to ever enter the ring.
One half of D-Generation X, Triple H has done it all in the WWE. Not only is Triple H the current boss of WWE, but his in-ring career has been impressive as well.
Triple H has won 23 championships, most notably eight as the WWE Champion, five as a World Heavyweight Champion, and five as an Intercontinental Champion. Triple H also had two incredible matches against the Undertaker at WrestleMania, but lost both.
Brock Lesnar cemented his place among the greats by defeating The Undertaker and his streak at WrestleMania 30. Lesnar is not a one-hit wonder, however, as the "Beast Incarnate" has won three WWE Championships, won the 2003 Royal Rumble, and most importantly, conquered "The Streak".
Also known as Mr. WrestleMania and the Heartbreak Kid, Shawn Michaels main evented five WrestleManias and teamed with Triple H to form one of the best tag teams ever in D-Generation X.
Michaels was a three-time WWF Champion, a three-time Intercontinental Champion, and a five-time World Tag Team Champion. Michaels also had two memorable matches against the Undertaker, but lost both at WrestleMania.
The poster boy of today's WWE, John Cena has been the "true" face of the WWE the past decade. Cena has been a 11-time WWE Champion, a three-time World Heavyweight Champion, and the 2008 and 2013 Royal Rumble winner.
Cena cemented his top-five status by defeating The Rock at WrestleMania 29 after losing to The Rock at WrestleMania 28.
One of the icons of WWE, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson became one of the faces of WWE, and one of the most accomplished wrestlers of all-time.
The Rock has held 17 championships during his tenure, including eight WWE/WWF Championships and five Tag Team championships. The Rock cemented himself among the greats by defeating CM Punk at The Elimination Chamber in 2013, giving The Rock his first championship in more than 10 years.
Famously known as "Stone Cole," Steve Austin's feud with Mr. McMahon became the stuff of legend in WWE. Austin was the face of "The Attitude Era," arguably the greatest period in WWE's history along with The Rock.
Austin won four Tag Team Championships, two WWF Intercontinental Championships, and six WWF Championships during his time in WWE.
The face of WrestleMania, Hulk Hogan helped establish WWE as a prized commodity by putting WrestleMania on the map. Among Hogan's greatest moments is hosting WrestleMania 30 and his famous body slam of Andre The Giant at WrestleMania III.
Hogan has won six WWE/WWF Championships, won the 1990 and 1991 Royal Rumble, and was an inductee to the 2005 WWE Hall of Fame class.
Prior to his to Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania. the Undertaker had the single greatest streak in sports entertainment history. He went 21-0 at WrestleMania, the greatest spectacle in WWE. In accumulating this streak, the Undertaker defeated the likes of Triple H, Shawn Michaels and Ric Flair.
The Undertaker also has won three World Heavyweight Championships, six Tag Team Championships, and four undisputed WWE/WWF Championships.
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