WWE Wrestlers

Which is the first name that comes to your mind when you think of famous WWE Wrestlers? Brock Lesnar, Shawn Michaels, or The Miz? Everyone would be having their own personal favorites, but there’s no doubt that wrestling is one of the most entertaining combat sports ever! Can anything beat the excitement of watching an adrenaline-fuelled action packed match between two burly professional wrestlers? We don’t think so! World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE) is the largest wrestling promotion in the world, holding over 500 events a year, featuring internationally famous wrestlers like Lesnar, Michaels, John Cena, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and the Undertaker. WWE first originated in the mid-20th century as the brainchild of Roderick James "Jess" McMahon Sr., a professional wrestler and the patriarch of the McMahon family. The company gained much prominence over the ensuing decades with many of the wrestlers associated with WWE gaining celebrity status. While wrestling has always been a male-dominated field, female wrestlers like Lana, Naomi, and Natalya prove that women aren’t far behind when it comes to this glamorous, exhilarating combat sports! Curious to know more? Read on for more information about greatest WWE wrestlers of all times.

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 1 Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson
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Famous As: Actor, Professional wrestler
Birthdate: May 2, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hayward, California, United States

A renowned former wrestler with numerous titles under his belt, Dwayne Johnson initially wanted to be a football player but an injury turned him towards wrestling. He soon entered the world of acting, experienced phenomenal success in television and films and became the highest earning male actor in the world.

 2 John Cena

John Cena
43
Famous As: Wrestler, Actor
Birthdate: April 23, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: West Newbury, Massachusetts, United States

One of the biggest WWE stars of all time, John Cena has bagged 25 championships, with 16 reigns as a world champion since his professional career began two decades back. Apart from wrestling, Cena has also carved a career as an actor and rapper. His significant projects include films The Marine, Trainwreck and Sisters and rap album You Can't See Me.

 3 The Undertaker

The Undertaker
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
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.

 4 Ric Flair

Ric Flair
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: February 25, 1949
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee
Ric Flair, or The Nature Boy, is a 16-time wrestling world champion and has competed in NWA, WWF, and WCW. He became the first two-time WWE Hall of Fame inductee and the first to compete in WCW's Triple Crown. He has been Wrestling Observer’s Wrestler of the Year eight times.

 5 Steve Austin

Steve Austin
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler, Actor, TV Host
Birthdate: December 18, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Victoria, Texas, United States

Steve Austin, popularly known as Stone Cold Steve Austin, is an American television host, actor, producer, and retired professional wrestler. He is one of the most popular and influential WWE wrestlers of all time. He played an important role in popularizing WWE's Attitude Era, during which he was the face of the company.

 6 Kane

Kane
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Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birthdate: April 26, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Torrejón de Ardoz

Kane is an American wrestler, actor, businessman, politician, and author. Apart from being the Mayor of Knox County, Tennessee, Kane is also one of the most popular WWE wrestlers of all time. He played an important role in popularizing WWE's Attitude Era throughout the late-1990s and early-2000s. He is regarded by some as the best wrestler of his generation.

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 7 Randy Orton

Randy Orton
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler, Actor
Birthdate: April 1, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

Randy Orton is an American professional wrestler. Widely regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers ever, Orton has 14 world championship victories under his belt, only behind Ric Flair and John Cena. His bad boy image and distinctive wrestling style have inspired several young wrestlers all over the world.

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 8 CM Punk

CM Punk
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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: October 26, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

CM Punk is an American retired professional wrestler and mixed martial artist. CM Punk is one of the first independent wrestlers to have achieved tremendous success in WWE; his success served as a precedent for other independent wrestlers. Over the years, CM Punk has influenced and inspired popular wrestlers like Seth Rollins, Adam Cole, and Rhea Ripley.

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 9 Big Show

Big Show
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Famous As: WWE Wrestler, Actor
Birthdate: February 8, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Aiken, South Carolina

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.

 10 Hulk Hogan

Hulk Hogan
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: August 11, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Augusta, Georgia, United States

Former American professional wrestler, Hulk Hogan, is one of the best-known wrestlers in the world. He 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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 11 Triple H

Triple H
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: July 27, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nashua, New Hampshire, United States

Often considered the best wrestler in North America, Triple H played an important role in the World Wrestling Federation's Attitude Era as part of the influential D-Generation X stable. From being a professional wrestler, he went on to become a part of WWE's management team after marrying CEO Vince McMahon's daughter Stephanie. Triple H is a WWE Hall of Famer

 12 Randy Savage

Randy Savage
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: November 15, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Died: May 20, 2011
Macho Man Randy Savage, the WWF and WCW legend, had won 29 championships with 11 titles. Fans loved him for his over-the-top wrestling outfits, his catch phrase, "Oooh yeah!,” and his entrance music, Pomp and Circumstance. He was also a talented rapper and had appeared in many films and series. 
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 13 Kurt Angle

Kurt Angle
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Famous As: Professional wrestler
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.

 14 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.

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 15 Chris Jericho

Chris Jericho
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Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birthdate: November 9, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Manhasset, New York, United States

Chris Jericho is a professional wrestler, entrepreneur, actor, and musician. Widely regarded as one of the greatest pro wrestlers ever, Jericho is also one of the most recognized WWE superstars in the history of the wrestling promotion. Apart from wrestling, Jericho is a also famous singer, currently serving as the lead singer for Fozzy, a heavy metal band.

 16 Eddie Guerrero

Eddie Guerrero
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: October 9, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: El Paso, Texas
Died: November 13, 2005

Eddie Guerrero was an American professional wrestler. At the time of his death at age 38, Guerrero left a legacy and impact as one of the most beloved wrestlers and an inspiration to several future wrestlers. Considered one of the greatest in-ring performers ever, Guerrero was renowned for his technical skills and ability to entertain the audience with his gimmicks.

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 17 Shawn Michaels

Shawn Michaels
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Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birthdate: July 22, 1965
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Arizona, United States

Retired professional wrestler, actor, and television presenter, Shawn Michaels, is regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers in history. He is a four-time world champion and two-time Royal Rumble winner. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame twice. Besides wrestling, he has appeared in a few films and TV shows.

 18 Jeff Hardy

Jeff Hardy
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: August 31, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cameron, North Carolina, United States

Jeff Hardy is a professional wrestler. Best known for his tag team partnership with real-life brother Matt in WWE, Hardy has also achieved success as a singles wrestler. He is popular for his daredevil stunts and is often described as a death-defying and high-flying performer. Also a musician, Jeff Hardy is credited with forming a rock band called PeroxWhy?gen.

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 19 Bret Hart

Bret Hart
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Famous As: WWE Wrestlers
Birthdate: July 2, 1957
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Bret Hart is a Canadian-American former professional wrestler. Regarded as one of the all-time greats, Bret Hart was one of the most popular and important WWF wrestlers during the promotion's New Generation Era. In 1996, he was inducted into the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame. He is amongst the seven people who have entered the WWE Hall of Fame twice

 20 Roman Reigns

Roman Reigns
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: May 25, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida, United States

The current WWE Universal Champion, Roman Reigns, is one of the most popular WWE superstars of the current generation. After battling leukemia for 11 years, Reigns announced that he would take an indefinite break to receive treatment. He made a comeback in 2019 and went on to reestablish his position as a popular champion.

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 21 Brock Lesnar

Brock Lesnar
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: July 12, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Webster, South Dakota, United States

A multi-faceted personality, Brock Lesnar has had successful careers in the field of wrestling, mixed martial arts, and football. Best known for his wrestling career, Brock is widely considered one of the greatest professional wrestlers ever. Brock, who has had an equally successful MMA career, is the only person in history to hold a WWE world championship and UFC championship.

 22 Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: February 1, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Riverside, California, United States

A professional WWE wrestler, Ronda Rousey was the first UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion and also the first woman to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. Earlier, she became the first US woman to win an Olympic medal in judo. Amongst the greatest female MMA fighter, Ronda has also appeared in films like The Expendables 3 and Furious 7.

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 23 Sasha Banks

Sasha Banks
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: January 26, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Fairfield, California, United States

One of the most popular female WWE wrestlers of the current generation, Sasha Banks was named the top black wrestler in a list titled BW 500 in 2020. A celebrated wrestler, she was involved in the first Iron Woman match, first women's WWE pay-per-view event, and first women's Hell in a Cell match.

 24 Bill Goldberg

Bill Goldberg
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: December 27, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tulsa

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.  

 25 Nikki Bella

Nikki Bella
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: November 21, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States

Retired professional wrestler, Nikki Bella, is a two time WWE Divas Champion whose second win lasted for a record time. Earlier, along with her twin sister, she formed a popular tag team and entered the WWE. The sisters have also appeared in reality television show Total Divas and Total Bellas, launched their own YouTube channel, Podcast and ventured into business.

 26 Rob Van Dam

Rob Van Dam
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Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birthdate: December 18, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Battle Creek, Michigan, United States
Robert Alexander Szatkowski, better known as Rob Van Dam, Robbie V, and RVD, gained fame by winning the WWE, the TNA, and the ECW championships.  Known for his Five Star Frog Splash move, he later appeared in The X-Files and the movies Wrong Side of Town and 3-Headed Shark Attack.
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 27 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.

 28 Dave Bautista

Dave Bautista
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Famous As: Wrestler, Actor
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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 29 Seth Rollins

Seth Rollins
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Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birthdate: May 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Davenport, Iowa, United States
Colby Lopez, better known as "Seth Rollins," previously wrestled in ROH as "Tyler Black." He is a two-time World Heavyweight Champion. He competed as part of The Shield in the Survivor Series and is the only wrestler to win all three top WWE titles: the WWE, Universal, and NXT Championships.

 30 Alexa Bliss

Alexa Bliss
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: August 9, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
WWE wrestler Alexa Bliss began her career with the Arnold Classic professional bodybuilding event. She later became the first woman to earn the SmackDown Women's Championship title twice. She is also the first woman to win both the Raw and SmackDown Women's titles and the second Women's Triple Crown Champion.
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 31 Oscar Gutierrez

Oscar Gutierrez
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: December 11, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chula Vista, California, United States
Wrestler Oscar Gutierrez, better known by his stage name, Rey Mysterio, was trained by Rey Misterio, Sr. He was initially known as “La Lagartija Verde" and "The Green Lizard.” He popularized his signature high-flying lucha libre style and the 619 Kick. He currently plays for the SmackDown brand, under WWE

 32 Dusty Rhodes

Dusty Rhodes
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Famous As: professional wrestler, screenwriter
Birthdate: October 12, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Austin
Died: June 11, 2015

 33 Paige

Paige
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: August 17, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Norwich, Norfolk, England
Retired wrestler Saraya-Jade Bevis, better known as Paige, has won the Divas Championship twice and was also its the youngest winner. She was also the first NXT Women's Champion. Paige later appeared on shows such as Total Divas and Tough Enough, and films such as Santa's Little Helper

 34 Jerry Lawler

Jerry Lawler
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: November 29, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, USA
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 35 Scott Hall

Scott Hall
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Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birthdate: October 20, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: St. Mary's County, Maryland, United States

Scott Hall is an American retired wrestler best known for his association with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) where he is popularly known as Razor Ramon. Apart from his several championship reigns in WWE, Scott Hall is also renowned for being an original member of the New World Order, one of the most popular stables in the history of professional wrestling.

 36 Becky Lynch

Becky Lynch
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: January 30, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Limerick, Ireland
Becky Lynch is a four-time WWE champion and was named sixth on Twitter’s 2019 Top Female Athletes Worldwide list. She initially wrestled as "Rebecca Knox", teaming up with her brother. She became the only woman to hold both the Raw Women's Championship and the SmackDown Women's Championship simultaneously.
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 37 AJ Lee

AJ Lee
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: March 19, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Union City, New Jersey, United States
April Jeanette Mendez, better known by her ring name AJ Lee, is best known for her stint with WWE. She is a three-time Divas champion and won the Slammy Award for Diva of the Year twice. She has also written a bestselling memoir and is also quite popular on Instagram.

 38 Jimmy Snuka

Jimmy Snuka
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Famous As: Wrestlers
Birthdate: May 18, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fiji
Died: January 15, 2017

 39 Kevin Nash

Kevin Nash
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Famous As: Wrestler, Actor
Birthdate: July 9, 1959
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
WWE legend Kevin Nash has also been part of the WCW and the TNA, winning 21 championships, including six world championships. He has won the world tag-team title 12 times. He was also part of the backstage group The Kliq and a co-founder of the New World Order.

 40 Stephanie McMahon

Stephanie McMahon
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Famous As: Chief brand officer of WWE
Birthdate: September 24, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States

Stephanie McMahon is an American businesswoman. As the chief brand officer of WWE, McMahon contributes immensely to the development of the entertainment company. Also a popular wrestling personality, she often appears on WWE's SmackDown and Raw brands. She is considered one of the most powerful women in wrestling business around the world.

 41 Bray Wyatt

Bray Wyatt
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: May 23, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brooksville, Florida

Bray Wyatt is a professional wrestler. Signed to the popular wrestling promotion WWE, Bray Wyatt uses intimidation as a major factor to gain an upper hand over his opponents. He also uses gimmicks, such as playing with his opponents' psychology to win matches. Wyatt has held several championship titles, such as the WWE Universal Championship and WWE Championship.

 42 Charlotte Flair

Charlotte Flair
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: April 5, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Charlotte Flair, daughter of wrestler Ric Flair, is also known as “Nature Girl.” Apart from winning the 2014 NXT Women's Championship, she has also won the Raw Women's Championship four times and the SmackDown Women's Championship five times. She was also the first lady to headline a WWE pay-per-view event.

 43 Mike Mizanin

Mike Mizanin
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: October 8, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Parma, Ohio, United States

Mike Mizanin, popularly known as The Miz, is an American actor, media personality, and professional wrestler. Over the years, he has been an important wrestler for WWE. He has held several WWE championships, such as the Intercontinental Championship, United States Championship, and Tag Team Championship. As an actor, he is popular for playing Jake Carter in the Marine film series.

 44 Jimmy Uso

Jimmy Uso
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: August 22, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Francisco, California
Jimmy Uso, a member of the Samoan Anoaʻi family of wrestlers and son of former WWE legend Rikishi, is part of the wrestling duo The Usos, which includes his twin brother, Jey Uso. The twins compete for the SmackDown brand of WWE and have won several tag team championships.

 45 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.

 46 Steve Borden

Steve Borden
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: March 20, 1959
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States

 47 Bruno Sammartino

Bruno Sammartino
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: October 6, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pizzoferrato, Abruzzo
Died: April 18, 2018

Bruno Sammartino was an Italian-American wrestler. He was one of the most popular wrestlers to participate in the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF) during the 1960s and 1970s. Nicknamed The Strongest Man in the World, Sammartino is often considered one of the greatest wrestlers ever. In 2013, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

 48 Carmella

Carmella
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Famous As: WWE Wrestler
Birthdate: October 23, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts
WWE wrestler Leah Van Dale, better known by her ring name, “Carmella,” competes for the SmackDown brand. She became the first female to successfully convert her WWE Money in the Bank opportunity. She was initially a cheerleader and a model, and has appeared in magazines such as Maxim and Esquire.

 49 Finn Balor

Finn Balor
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Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birthdate: July 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bray, Ireland

Irish wrestler Fergal Devitt performs as Finn Bálor for the NXT brand under WWE. He has won titles such as the NXT Championship, the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship, and the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship. Also known as Prince Devitt, he co-founded NWA Ireland, his own promotion.

 50 Rick Rude

Rick Rude
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: December 7, 1958
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint Peter, Minnesota, United States
Died: April 20, 1999

Rick Rude was an American wrestler who performed for several promotions, such as World Wrestling Federation (WWF/WWE), World Championship Wrestling (WCW), and Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW). Although he never won the WWE Championship, Rick Rude is often regarded as one of the best WWE wrestlers of his generation. In 2017, he was inducted posthumously into the WWE Hall of Fame.

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