Famous Canadian Wrestlers

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 1 Roddy Piper

Roddy Piper
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Famous As: Wrestler
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.

 2 Rocky Johnson

Rocky Johnson
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Famous As: Professional wrestler
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.

 3 Edge (Wrestler)

Edge (Wrestler)
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Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birthdate: October 30, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Orangeville, Canada
Canadian wrestler Edge is a seven-time World Heavyweight champion. He competed in the 2020 Royal Rumble match after a 9-year hiatus due to neck injuries. He has appeared as Dwight Hendrickson in Haven and as Ketill Flatnose in Vikings. He was also part of the film Highlander: Endgame.
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 4 Natalya Neidhart

Natalya Neidhart
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: May 27, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Calgary, Canada

Natalya Neidhart is a Canadian-American wrestler and columnist. She is best known for her appearances in WWE, where she is one of the most important members of the women's division. She is the first female wrestler to hold both the SmackDown Women's Championship and the Divas Championship in the history of WWE.

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 5 Kevin Steen

Kevin Steen
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Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birthdate: May 7, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Canada

Kevin Steen, popularly known by his ring name Kevin Owens, is a Canadian professional wrestler. One of the most popular WWE superstars of his generation, Steen has won several WWE championship titles, such as the Universal Championship, the Intercontinental Championship, and the United States Championship. In 2017, he was ranked third in the PWI 500 list. 

 6 Trish Stratus

Trish Stratus
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Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birthdate: December 18, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Canadian fitness model and former wrestler Trish Stratus is known for her stint with WWF (later renamed WWE). The Diva of the Decade and three-time WWE Babe of the Year has also been a WWE Hardcore Champion. She also became the first female to earn the Lou Thesz Award.

 7 Owen Hart

Owen Hart
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Famous As: Professional wrestler
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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 8 Chris Benoit

Chris Benoit
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Famous As: Professional wrestler
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.

 9 Kenny Omega

Kenny Omega
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: October 16, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Transcona, Winnipeg, Canada

Kenny Omega is the ring name of Tyson Smith, a Canadian-born professional wrestler. He had a successful tenure in New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) after which he joined All Elite Wrestling (AEW), in which he is an executive vice president as well. He also appears in Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide and Impact Wrestling. He considers himself straight edge. 

 

 10 Maryse Ouellet

Maryse Ouellet
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: January 21, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Maryse Ouellet is a Canadian-American businesswoman, actress, and professional wrestler. Currently signed to WWE, Ouellet often appears alongside her husband and WWE superstar The Miz. In 2008, Maryse won the WWE Divas Championship and went on to become the third-longest reigning Divas Champion in the history of WWE. In 2009, she was ranked ninth in the PWI Female 50 list.

 11 Sami Zayn

Sami Zayn
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: July 12, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Laval, Canada
Canadian wrestler Rami Sebei, better known as Sami Zayn, is associated with the WWE brand SmackDown and for his signature masked look. He was previously known for his catchphrase “Ole!” and used the pseudonym El Generico. While with Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, he earned two solo world titles.

 12 Bobby Roode

Bobby Roode
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Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birthdate: January 1, 1977
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Toronto

 13 Jinder Mahal

Jinder Mahal
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Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birthdate: July 19, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

 14 Christian Cage

Christian Cage
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: November 30, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kitchener, Canada

WWE wrestler Christian Cage is known for his interesting pseudonym, which is said to be a combination of the names of actors Christian Slater and Nicolas Cage. Apart from winning several wrestling titles, he has also appeared in series such as Murdoch Mysteries and movies such as Dark Rising.

 15 Tyson Kidd

Tyson Kidd
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Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birthdate: July 11, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Calgary

 16 Jim Neidhart

Jim Neidhart
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Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birthdate: February 8, 1955
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, USA
Died: August 13, 2018

 17 Taya Valkyrie

Taya Valkyrie
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: October 22, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Victoria, Canada

Trained in ballet and gymnastics since childhood, Taya Valkyrie graced the covers of fitness magazines quite early in life. After acing the Lucha Libre AAA circuit in Mexico, she moved to Impact Wrestling. In 2021, she signed with WWE. She is married to fellow wrestler John Hennigan.

 18 Santino Marella

Santino Marella
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: March 14, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mississauga, Canada

 19 Pat Patterson

Pat Patterson
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Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birthdate: January 19, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

 20 Tyler Mane

Tyler Mane
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Famous As: Actor, Professional wrestler
Birthdate: December 8, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saskatoon, Canada

Canadian actor and former wrestler Daryl Karolat has fought matches under many aliases, such as Skywalker Nitron and Gully Gaspar, but is best known as Tyler Mane. Known for his 6’ 8” frame, he also gained fame for his roles in the X-Men and Halloween film series.

 21 Stu Hart

Stu Hart
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Famous As: Former wrestler best known for founding and handling Stampede Wrestling
Birthdate: May 3, 1915
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saskatoon, Canada
Died: October 16, 2003

 22 Rosa Mendes

Rosa Mendes
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Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birthdate: October 25, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada

 23 Val Venis

Val Venis
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: March 6, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Oakville, Canada

 24 Abdullah the Butcher

Abdullah the Butcher
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: January 11, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Windsor, Ontario, Canada

 25 Dino Bravo

Dino Bravo
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: August 6, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Campobasso, Italy
Died: March 10, 1993

 26 Vampiro

Vampiro
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Famous As: Professional wrestler, Singer, Journalist
Birthdate: May 31, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Thunder Bay

Vampiro is a Canadian professional wrestler best known for his association with the popular Mexican promotion Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide (AAA). He has also wrestled for several other promotions, such as World Championship Wrestling (WCW). Also a musician, Vampiro is credited with forming a band called Droch Fhoula, in 2006.

 27 Angelina Love

Angelina Love
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: September 13, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario,

 28 Lance Storm

Lance Storm
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Famous As: Wrestlers
Birthdate: April 3, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sarnia, Ontario, Canada

 29 Rick Martel

Rick Martel
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Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birthdate: March 18, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Quebec City, Canada

Former Canadian wrestler Rick Martel, popularly known as The Model, was notorious in the wrestling circuit for using his fictional brand of cologne named Arrogance, which he would carry around and spray in his opponents’ eyes. His good looks also got him deals with designers in New York and Paris.

 30 Lanny Poffo

Lanny Poffo
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: December 28, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Lanny Poffo is a Canadian-American motivational speaker, professional wrestler, actor, and poet. Over the years, Poffo has appeared in popular wrestling promotions like All-South Wrestling Alliance, National Wrestling Alliance, Atlantic Grand Prix Wrestling, International Championship Wrestling, Mid-South Wrestling, Continental Wrestling Association, World Wrestling Federation (WWF), and World Championship Wrestling (WCW). Poffo is a four-time ICW United States Tag Team Champion.

 31 Killer Kowalski

Killer Kowalski
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: October 13, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Died: August 30, 2008

 32 Davey Boy Smith Jr.

Davey Boy Smith Jr.
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: August 2, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

 33 Robert Maillet

Robert Maillet
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Famous As: Actor, Professional wrestler
Birthdate: October 26, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New Brunswick

 34 Aliyah

Aliyah
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Famous As: Currently signed to WWE
Birthdate: November 23, 1994
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 35 Teddy Hart

Teddy Hart
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Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birthdate: February 2, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Calgary, Canada

Canadian professional wrestler, Teddy Hart, currently wrestles on the independent circuit. Previously, he was involved with the Major League Wrestling (MLW) as the leader of The Hart Foundation. He has also wrestled for AAA, Jersey All Pro Wrestling, and Dragon Gate USA. He has mentored several young wrestlers and operates a wrestling school in Edmonton where he trains aspiring wrestlers. 

 36 Don Callis

Don Callis
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Famous As: wrestler
Birthdate: October 13, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

 37 Michael Elgin

Michael Elgin
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: December 13, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

 38 Krzysztof Soszynski

Krzysztof Soszynski
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Famous As: Film actor
Birthdate: August 2, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stalowa Wola, Poland

 39 Player Uno

Player Uno
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: July 20, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gatineau, Canada

 40 Gama Singh

Gama Singh
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: December 8, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Punjab, India

 41 Akam

Akam
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: May 20, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Abbotsford, Canada

 42 Gary Goodridge

Gary Goodridge
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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: January 17, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint James, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

 43 Ivan Koloff

Ivan Koloff
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Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birthdate: August 25, 1942
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: February 18, 2017

 44 Ricky Ortiz

Ricky Ortiz
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Famous As: Wrestler, American football player
Birthdate: May 12, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, United States

 45 Ion Croitoru

Ion Croitoru
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Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birthdate: December 7, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Died: February 21, 2017

 46 Bobby Pearce

Bobby Pearce
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Famous As: Rower, Wrestler
Birthdate: September 30, 1905
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Double Bay, New South Wales, Australia
Died: May 20, 1976

 47 Sinn Bodhi

Sinn Bodhi
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Famous As: Professional wrestler, Actor
Birthdate: August 29, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Serbo-Croatian wrestler Nicholas Cvjetkovic, better known by her ring name Sinn Bodhi, gained fame with her appearances on WWE Smackdown! and WWE Superstars. He is an author, too, having penned books such as the Fred the Possessed Flower comic series. A skilled tattooist, he also owns a tattoo parlor.

 48 Maurice Vachon

Maurice Vachon
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: September 14, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ville-Émard, Montreal, Canada
Died: November 21, 2013

 49 Terry Garvin

Terry Garvin
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Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birthdate: March 1, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: August 17, 1998

 50 Gene Kiniski

Gene Kiniski
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Famous As: Amateur wrestler, Professional wrestler
Birthdate: November 23, 1928
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Died: April 14, 2010