10 WWE Legends (And Their Picks For Greatest Wrestler Ever)

The debate over who is the greatest wrestler of all time is one that will never end. Every fan has their own opinion on who deserves this accolade, based on their personal tastes and the era they grew up in. It’s exactly the same situation with the wrestlers themselves.

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Those who have laced a pair of boots obviously bring a different level of knowledge and experience to this situation. They understand the psychology behind the situation. However, even the greatest wrestlers, whom fans consider legends, have different opinions on who is the best of all time. Let’s hear what the legends themselves have to say.

ten Kurt AngleBret Hart


Bret Hart WCW

Kurt Angle was a brilliant wrestler in his own right, and someone who had the ability to blend into comedy and great in-ring ability. However, for the Olympic gold medalist, Bret Hart is the greatest wrestler of all time, and that’s a name that comes up a lot in this conversation.

The Hitman was a technical master, which is why Angle thinks he’s the number one option. Angle feels Bret’s wrestling style was superior to anyone else, which is an incredible compliment from someone who is a legit amateur star.

9 The Undertaker (Shawn Michaels)


Shawn Michaels world champion

When it comes to this debate, many fans fall into the Bret Hart category, and others think it’s Shawn Michaels. While Kurt Angle might be behind The Hitman, The Undertaker is firmly on Shawn Michaels’ side. Of course, he and HBK shared a lot of moments together, which is probably where that respect comes from.

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The Deadman is a fantastic talent, and he thinks Shawn is the greatest in-ring worker of all time. Of course, there’s no denying that Michaels is a fantastic wrestler, as he’s put on a lot of amazing matches, which Undertaker respects.

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8 Hulk Hogan (Ric Flair)


Ric Flair WWE World Champion

Hulk Hogan is one of the biggest stars in wrestling history, being someone who took the business to new heights. He was able to use his entertainment to bring a new look to the product, but for him, it’s Ric Flair who is the greatest of all time.

Of course, the Nature Boy has won countless titles throughout his career, which speaks to his abilities. Flair was always able to piece together great encounters, but he also injected real personality and charisma into everything he did, which helped him stand out from the crowd.

7 Steve AustinRic Flair


WCW Champion Ric Flair

Steve Austin stands alongside Hulk Hogan as one of pro wrestling’s most undeniable stars. He took over from The Hulkster and sent the company into a new stratosphere. However, he also thinks Ric Flair is the greatest wrestler of all time.

Nature Boy’s ability to capture the audience with his promos, but then back it up with everything he did inside the ring helped him stand out from the crowd. His promos were truly epic, and the fact that Flair could always back him up in his matches also helped.


6 John Cena (Brock Lesnar)


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John Cena is another WWE industry legend and someone who carried the company on his back for a long time. His personal choice of who is the greatest of all time is someone very different than most would say, as he chose Brock Lesnar.

Cena has worked with many big names, and that has included numerous matches with The Beast. Although he may not have been as often as other wrestlers people consider, Lesnar is a one of a kind athlete, and there is no denying the special big fight feeling he always brings.

5 Triple H (The Undertaker)


The era of the next generation Undertaker

Triple H is a legend in his own right and someone who has absolutely had an impact on the business. He’s a well-respected name and someone with a lot of experience and knowledge. That’s why a lot of people will appreciate his opinion that The Undertaker is the greatest of all time.

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For Triple H, the reason he decided this is because he’s such a big name in the world. The Undertaker is someone fans everywhere know, and it’s something that Triple H says helps make him the best.

4 Ric FlairShawn Michaels


Shawn Michaels 1996 Royal Rumble

Because Ric Flair is a name many wrestling fans would call the greatest of all time, hearing his opinion on who’s the best at lacing boots is something a lot of people would appreciate. For him, it is Shawn Michaels who is the greatest to have ever put on the boots.

Of course, Shawn was the man who ended up taking out Ric Flair in his final WWE match at WrestleMania XXIV. They worked together brilliantly, and The Nature Boy has always credited HBK with putting it on and carrying this match.

3 Kane (Ric Flair)


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The Big Red Machine is one of the greatest big men of all time, being someone who has put together a lot of great matches and wrestling moments. His character was special and will go down in history. But for him, it was Ric Flair who became the greatest wrestler of all time.

He’s someone Kane may have worked with in the past, meaning his comments may come from legitimate experience sharing time inside the ring with him.


2 Big Show (The Undertaker)


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Big Show is one of the greatest men of all time, with his height being one of the main reasons he stood out so much. He understands how great wrestlers work, and the fact that he thinks The Undertaker is the best to ever do that adds a lot of credence to things.

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Big Show is well aware of how difficult Undertaker had to work inside the ring, while he believes no one had the same impact in Deadman. It was both from a ring and backstage perspective, which a lot of people often overlook.


1 Chris Jericho (Eddie Guerrero)


Eddie Guerrero No Way Out 2004

Eddie Guerrero was an incredible wrestler, being someone who would always muster the passion and energy inside the ring. He was capable of working unforgettable matches, but he is not someone who is often called the greatest of all time.

However, Chris Jericho, who was Eddie’s close friend, named him the greatest of all time. Although he’s given credit to other stars, he thinks Eddie ticks all the boxes you could want from a wrestler, which makes him the greatest.


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