Famous 20th Century Wrestlers

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The Undertaker
(One of the Greatest Professional Wrestlers of All Time)
The Undertaker
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Birthdate: March 24, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States

Widely regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time, The Undertaker is currently signed to WWE. In a career spanning over three decades, he has clinched the world heavyweight championship seven times. He has appeared in a few films and TV shows as well. In 2004, he was inducted into the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame.

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André the Giant
(French Professional Wrestler Known for His Great Size)
André the Giant
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Birthdate: May 19, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Coulommiers, France
Died: January 27, 1993

André the Giant was one of the most popular French wrestlers ever to appear in WWF. He stood over seven feet tall due to a condition aptly called gigantism, but used his condition to gain popularity. Also an actor, André the Giant continues to be one of the most recognizable faces in the world, several years after his death.

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Hulk Hogan
(The Most Recognized and Popular Wrestler of the 1980s)
Hulk Hogan
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Birthdate: August 11, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Augusta, Georgia, United States

Former American professional wrestler Hulk Hogan had a very successful career from the 1970s to the 2010s and won many championships. He has also acted in several movies. However, he has been accused of being a racist and a homophobic and a leaked sex tape involving him created quite a stir.

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 4 
Bill Goldberg
(Four-time World Champion in His Professional Wrestling Career (WWE & WCW))
Bill Goldberg
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Birthdate: December 27, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

Professional wrestler and former football player. Bill Goldberg, is currently signed to WWE on a part-time deal. A very popular figure in the late 1990s/early 2000s, he has wrestled for many promotions and is best known for his stint with World Championship Wrestling (WCW). Also an actor, he has appeared in numerous films and TV shows.  

 5 
Big Show
(Professional Wrestler and Commentator for Web TV Show ‘AEW Dark: Elevation’)
Big Show
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Birthdate: February 8, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Aiken, South Carolina, United States

Big Show is a professional wrestler. Known for his large frame and athleticism, Show is one of the most popular WWE wrestlers of all time. He has won several world championships in WWE. Big Show's large frame is attributed to a condition called acromegaly, which he used to his advantage and established himself in the wrestling world.

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Kurt Angle
(Former American Professional Wrestler and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Kurt Angle
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Birthdate: December 9, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States

Olympic gold-medal-winning wrestler Kurt Angle is a 13-time world champion. He became a Triple Crown champion and a Grand Slam champion with WWE before joining TNA. He has been named to the WWE, the TNA, and the International Sports Halls of Fame. He has also participated in Japanese wrestling championships.

 7 
David Arquette
(Actor, Director and Former Professional Wrestler Best Known for His Role as ‘Dewey Riley’ in the Film ‘Scream’ )
David Arquette
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Birthdate: September 8, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bentonville, Virginia, United States

Born into the illustrious Arquette family, David Arquette is a multitalented personality. As an actor, he grabbed limelight with the Scream film series and other films like Never Been Kissed, Bone Tomahawk and the web series Cleaners. Apart from acting, he has also ventured into direction, production and screen writing. Arquette has also won WCW World Heavyweight Championship’ title in 2000.

 8 
Roddy Piper
(Canadian Professional Wrestler and Actor)
Roddy Piper
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Birthdate: April 17, 1954
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Saskatoon, Canada
Died: July 31, 2015

Canadian professional wrestler, amateur boxer, and actor, Roddy Piper, is best remembered for his work with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).  He headlined multiple PPV events and hosted the popular WWF interview segment Piper's Pit. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005. He also appeared in a few films and TV shows.

 9 
Rocky Johnson
(Canadian Professional Wrestler and Father of Actor and Former WWE Wrestler Dwayne Johnson)
Rocky Johnson
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Birthdate: August 24, 1944
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Amherst, Canada
Died: January 15, 2020

The father of former WWE wrestler and actor Dwayne Johnson, Rocky Johnson was a popular Canadian professional wrestler. He was the first black wrestler to win the Georgia Heavyweight Championship. He inspired several popular wrestlers, such as The Rock. He is also credited with helping wrestlers like Hulk Hogan establish themselves in the wrestling world.

 10 
Johnny Knoxville
(Stunt Performer & Actor Best Known as a Co-creator of the MTV Reality Stunt Show 'Jackass')
Johnny Knoxville
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Birthdate: March 11, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

Johnny Knoxville is an actor, filmmaker, and stunt performer. He is credited with owning and operating Dickhouse Productions, which produces films and documentaries. Johnny Knoxville is also credited with co-creating the popular MTV reality show Jackass

 11 
Mick Foley
(Considered as One of the Greatest Wrestlers in WWE History)
Mick Foley
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Birthdate: June 7, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bloomington, Indiana, United States

Mick Foley is an American author, actor, and retired professional wrestler. Widely considered one of the greatest WWE wrestlers of all time, Foley played an important role in popularizing WWE's Attitude Era during the late-1990s. Also a well-known humanitarian, Foley's philanthropic work is centered around children; he often participates in Make-a-Wish Foundation events and makes surprise visits to children’s hospitals.

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Miss Elizabeth
(Wrestler)
Miss Elizabeth
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Birthdate: November 19, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Frankfort, Kentucky, United States
Died: May 1, 2003
 13 
Dave Bautista
(Actor and Former Professional Wrestler Widely Known for His portrayal of 'Drax the Destroyer' in the MCU.)
Dave Bautista
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Birthdate: January 18, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States

Former professional wrestler, Dave Bautista, is a four time World Heavyweight Champion and two time WWE Champion. The WWE legend has also ventured in the entertainment industry and proved his acting capabilities with blockbuster movies like Guardians of the Galaxy film series and Avengers: Infinity War. His other notable films include House of the Rising Sun and Blade Runner 2049.

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Yokozuna
(Professional wrestler)
Yokozuna
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Birthdate: October 2, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: October 23, 2000
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Owen Hart
(Canadian Professional Wrestler)
Owen Hart
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Birthdate: May 7, 1965
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Calgary, Canada
Died: May 23, 1999
Owen Hart, also known as “The Golden Nugget” and “Blue Blazer,” was part of the Hart wrestling family. He had won several titles, such as the WWF Intercontinental Championship and the WWF World Tag Team Championship. He died in an equipment malfunction accident at the 1999 WWF Over the Edge.
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Sean Waltman
(Professional wrestler, Podcaster)
Sean Waltman
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Birthdate: July 13, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Minneapolis
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Booker T
(Wrestler)
Booker T
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Birthdate: March 1, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Plain Dealing, Louisiana, United States
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Zelina Vega
(Professional wrestler)
Zelina Vega
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Birthdate: December 27, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City, U.S.
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Drew McIntyre
(Wrestler)
Drew McIntyre
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Birthdate: June 6, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ayr, Scotland, England
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Jake Roberts
(Professional wrestler, Film editor)
Jake Roberts
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Birthdate: May 30, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Gainesville
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Ashley Massaro
(Professional wrestler, Model, Playboy Playmate, Beauty pageant contestant)
Ashley Massaro
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Birthdate: May 26, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Babylon
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Eddie Fatu
(Former wrestler, best known for his time with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) under the ring name Umaga)
Eddie Fatu
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Birthdate: March 28, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: American Samoa
Died: December 4, 2009
 23 
Jeff Jarrett
(professional wrestler)
Jeff Jarrett
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Birthdate: April 14, 1967
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nashville
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Bobby Roode
(Professional wrestler)
Bobby Roode
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Birthdate: January 1, 1977
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Toronto
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Jim Ross
(Commentator)
Jim Ross
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Birthdate: January 3, 1952
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Fort Bragg, California, United States
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Buddy Murphy
(Wrestler)
Buddy Murphy
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Birthdate: September 26, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Melbourne Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Aleister Black
(Wrestler)
Aleister Black
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Birthdate: May 19, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Alkmaar, Netherlands
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Kerry Von Erich
(Professional Wrestler)
Kerry Von Erich
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Birthdate: February 3, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Niagara Falls, New York, United States
Died: February 18, 1993
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John Morrison
(Wrestler)
John Morrison
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Birthdate: October 3, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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Chris Benoit
(Canadian Professional Wrestler Known for Winning 22 Championships Under WWF/WWE, WCW, NJPW, and ECW)
Chris Benoit
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Birthdate: May 21, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: June 25, 2007

Often regarded as one of the best wrestlers of all time, Chris Benoit was known for putting his body on the line to create a greater impact than most of his fellow wrestlers. One of his popular moves, a diving headbutt, was cited as one of the reasons for his deteriorating mental health that eventually resulted in his suicide.

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Nancy Benoit
(Wrestler)
Nancy Benoit
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Birthdate: May 17, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: June 22, 2007

Nancy Benoit first gained fame as a cover girl for Wrestling All Stars. She later appeared in matches, taking up numerous pseudonyms, such as Devil Angel, Woman, and Fallen Angel. She was later killed mercilessly along with her child, by her second husband, Canadian wrestler Chris Benoit, who then committed suicide.

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Wade Barrett
(Professional wrestler, Marine biologist)
Wade Barrett
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Birthdate: August 10, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Preston
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Billy Gunn
(American Professional Wrestler and Eleven-Time Tag Team Champion in WWE)
Billy Gunn
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Birthdate: November 1, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Orlando, Florida, United States

Wrestler Monty "Kip" Sopp, better known as Billy Gunn, is associated with All Elite Wrestling as a talent coach and wrestler. Gunn has been part of WWF/E and TNA. He has won 10 WWE tag team titles with teams such as The Smoking Gunns and Billy and Chuck.

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Paul Bearer
(Manager (professional wrestling), Professional wrestler, Funeral director)
Paul Bearer
9
Birthdate: April 10, 1954
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mobile
Died: March 5, 2013
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Ethan Carter III
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Birthdate: March 18, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Willoughby, Ohio, United States
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Bobby Heenan
(Professional wrestler)
Bobby Heenan
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Birthdate: November 1, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: September 17, 2017
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Rocky Aoki
(Restaurateur)
Rocky Aoki
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Birthdate: October 9, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: July 10, 2008
 38 
Hornswoggle
(Professional wrestler)
Hornswoggle
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Birthdate: May 29, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Oshkosh
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The Boogeyman
(American Retired Professional Wrestler)
The Boogeyman
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Birthdate: July 15, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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Nate Parker
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Birthdate: November 18, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia, USA
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Dynamite Kid
(Professional wrestler)
Dynamite Kid
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Birthdate: December 5, 1958
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wigan, England
Died: December 5, 2018
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Lenny Montana
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Birthdate: March 13, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Died: May 12, 1992
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Maurice Tillet
(Wrestler)
Maurice Tillet
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Birthdate: October 23, 1903
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ural Mountains, Russia
Died: September 4, 1954

Maurice Tillet was a Russian professional wrestler. A two-time AWA World Heavyweight Champion, Tillet was a very successful and popular wrestler at that time. He even appeared as The Swedish Angel in the 1949 American fantasy film Mighty Joe Young. Maurice Tillet was posthumously inducted into the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2012.

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Eric Bischoff
(Entrepreneur, Television producer, Wrestler)
Eric Bischoff
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Birthdate: May 27, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Detroit
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William Perry
(American football player)
William Perry
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Birthdate: December 16, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Aiken
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Heath Slater
(Professional wrestler)
Heath Slater
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Birthdate: July 15, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pineville
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Kevin Federline
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Birthdate: March 21, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Fresno, California, United States
Kevin Federline, or K-Fed, started as a backup dancer and later gained fame as Britney Spears’s husband. Following his divorce from Spears, they were part of a long child custody battle. Federline has also been a rapper and wrestler, and has appeared on reality shows such as Excess Baggage
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William Regal
(Retired Wrestler who was named 2008 King of the Ring)
William Regal
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Birthdate: May 10, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Codsall, England, United Kingdom
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Maria Kanellis
(Professional wrestler, Model, Singer, Playboy Playmate, Beauty pageant contestant)
Maria Kanellis
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Birthdate: February 25, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ottawa
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Ron Simmons
(Wrestlers)
Ron Simmons
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Birthdate: May 15, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Perry, Georgia, USA