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 Posted: Wed Jul 31st, 2013 07:30 am
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For the 50th Anniversary of the WWWF/WWF/WWE, a ranking of the Top 50 Wrestlers in the WWWF/WWF/WWE from 1963-2013. Accomplishments in WWWF/WWF/WWE only is the prime consideration with an emphasis on singles competition, what a wrestler did elsewhere is irrelevant. The entire tenure in the WWWF/WWF/WWE not just peak. Tag Teams aren't considered, solo wrestlers only. Also, anything accomplished in Capitol Wrestling Corporation(CWC) doesn't matter. No Antonino Rooca, for example.

1. Bruno Sammartino

2. Stone Cold Steve Austin

3. Hulk Hogan

4. Bob Backlund

5. Triple H

6. The Rock

7. Randy Savage

8. Bret Hart

9. The Undertaker

10. John Cena

11. Andre the Giant

12. Pedro Morales

13. Shawn Michaels

14. Ultimate Warrior

15. Superstar Graham

16. Ric Flair

17. Rowdy Roddy Piper

18. Kurt Angle

19. Mick Foley

20. Buddy Rogers

21. Ivan Koloff

22. Killer Kowalski

23. Greg Valentine

24. Sgt. Slaughter

25. Pat Patterson

26. Ricky Steamboat

27. Fred Blassie

28. Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka

29. Don Muraco

30. Curt Hennig

31. Gorilla Monsoon

32. Ken Patera

33. Ted DiBiase

34. Paul Orndorff

35. Ernie Ladd

36. Bobo Brazil

37. Rick Rude

38. Chief Jay Strongbow

39. Bill Watts

40. Dr. Big Bill Miller

41. Iron Sheik

42. Randy Orton

43. Johnny Valentine

44. C.M. Punk

45. Brock Lesnar

46. Edge

47. Chris Jericho

48. Ray Stevens

49. Gene Kiniski

50. Don Leo Jonathan

Next Ten, Alphabetical Order:

Adrian Adonis

Tony Atlas

Spiros Arion

Stan Hansen

Peter Maivia

Mil Mascaras

Bob Orton Jr.

Dusty Rhodes

Jake Roberts

Waldo Von Erich

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Is this Your list or WWE's list?



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freebirdsforever2001 wrote: Is this Your list or WWE's list?

Lol at 2 things:

 - Austin in front of Hogan.

- Kevin Nash not being on it.

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I don't think Andre's career as a singles competitor in WWF was all that great, as per the stipulations of the list. Feuded for the title, yes, but only held it for a few minutes. Compared to the singles career of Shawn Michaels, Mick Foley, CM Punk, Edge, not that great. He was a draw because he was Andre the Giant, but he wrestled as much in tag matches as singles, and he rarely won main event singles matches.

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love with bruno back in the fold they are all up on his dick

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 Posted: Wed Jul 31st, 2013 11:45 pm
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I personally don't think Bob Backlund should be as high as four. Hogan/Austin are interchangeable to me.

Ivan Koloff at 21 is shocking to me.



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I'm surprised Kiniski made the list.

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HBK not in the top 5 in stupid.



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Backlund and Sammartino both belong in the top 5 for sure. They held the belt a combined 17 years out of the 50 years of WWWF/WWF/WWE.

HHH does not belong ahead of the Rock.

I'm not sure what they're going with. For business purposes, Austin and Hogan belong ahead of Backlund. Neither was a better wrestler, but I get the "importance". So does the list reflect business or ring skill? Shawn Michaels is much, much better than the Rock, but nowhere near as impactful. Randy Savage was also much better than the Rock and Hogan, so there's a couple of ways to look at this.

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How in the hell are Larry Zbyszko and Ivan Putski not on this list? Putski was the number two face behind Bruno for many years. Larry was in arguably the biggest angle in the history of the area w/Bruno.



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10. John Cena

That's too high for Cena.



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I'm guessing this list wasn't compiled by the WWE. I don't think HBK would be ranked that low if that were the case.

Here's the top 50 superstars list they put out in 2010.


1. Shawn Michaels
2. The Undertaker
3. Steve Austin
4. Bret Hart
5. The Rock
6. Harley Race
7. Ricky Steamboat
8. Andre the Giant
9. Rey Mysterio
10. "Rowdy" Roddy Piper
11. Eddie Guerrero
12. Triple H
13. Gorgeous George
14. "Macho Man" Randy Savage
15. "Mr. Perfect" Curt Hennig
16. John Cena
17. Dusty Rhodes and Ric Flair (tied)
19. Edge
20. Jerry "The King" Lawler
21. Lou Thesz
22. Terry Funk
23. Hulk Hogan
24. Bruno Sammartino
25. Chris Jericho
26. Ted DiBiase
27. Fabulous Moolah
28. Classy Freddie Blassie
29. Randy Orton
30. Pat Patterson
31. The Iron Sheik
32. Jimmy Snuka
33. Mick Foley
34. Kurt Angle
35. Buddy Rogers
36. Gorilla Monsoon
37. Junkyard Dog
38. "Superstar" Billy Graham
39. Jake "The Snake" Roberts
40. Big Show
41. Jack Brisco
42. Sgt. Slaughter
43. Kane
44. Nick Bockwinkel
45. Jeff Hardy
46. Dory Funk Jr.
47. Bob Backlund
48. Rick Rude
49. Batista
50. Killer Kowalski

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This list is at least better than that one from 2010.  That may have been the single worst list in the history of bad lists.

I agree with what was said about Backlund because of how long he held the title. 

It sort of makes my point about Kevin Nash.  You have 50 years and 50 guys.  Nash had the title for one of those years.  He should make the top 50.

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The 2010 list is a joke. Hogan at 23 behind guys like Eddie, Edge, and Harley.



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I'm not sure I'd have Pedro at #12.



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