Hulk Hogan, Ultimate Warrior and 7 greatest wrestlers ever!

Hulk Hogan, Ultimate Warrior and 7 greatest wrestlers ever!

We look at 9 of the greatest wrestlers to have ever entertained fans worldwide from the biggest companies like WWE, WCW and TNA.

For those in doubt, wrestling in those companies are sport entertainment which are scripted, but that has not made us stop loving our greatest the slamming game.

Below are selected 9 greatest wrestlers ranked by their popularity, wins and familiarity with Nigerian audiences;

1. Hulk Hogan

Probably the greatest wrestler ever. Hogan enjoyed considerable mainstream popularity between the mid 1980s and early 1990s in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE), which continued for the remainder of the 1990s in World Championship Wrestling (WCW).

Hulk Hogan, Ultimate Warrior and 7 greatest wrestlers ever!

Hulk Hogan

2. Ultimate Warrior

If Hulk Hogan isnt' the greatest then Ultimate Warrior has to be be. Who can forget the duo's fight at Wrestlemania VI which is still talked about till today. He died in 2005.

3. Goldberg

Initially retired from wrestling in 2004 but returned in 2015 to much great fanfare.  Veteran Arn Anderson likened Goldberg's popularity at his late 1990s peak to that of Hulk Hogan, The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin.

Hulk Hogan, Ultimate Warrior and 7 greatest wrestlers ever!

Goldberg was one of the best wrestlers from the 1990s to the early 2000s

4. Stone Cold Steve Austin

Wanna beer? Let Stone Cold beat you then give you one...Several prominent industry figures, including McMahon, have since declared Austin to be the biggest star in WWF/E history, while stressing that he surpassed the popularity of Hulk Hogan.

Hulk Hogan, Ultimate Warrior and 7 greatest wrestlers ever!

Stone Cold Steve Austin takes his pose before a match

5. The Rock

If you smell, what the rock is cooking...please tell me you never sang that song. We known him these days as one of the world's biggest actors but that why we love him.

6. Chyna

When you are a female who wrestles with guys. you deserve respect. Chyna never really got that but the late wrestler, body builder and actress was a thrill to watch.

She passed away on April 29, 2016. With singles victories over several prominent male wrestlers – including multiple-time world champions Triple H, Kurt Angle, Chris Jericho and Jeff Jarrett – Chyna left what WWE called "a lasting legacy as the most dominant female competitor of all time".

Hulk Hogan, Ultimate Warrior and 7 greatest wrestlers ever!

Chyna in a fight with a male wrestler

7. Randy Savage

He is widely regarded as one of the greatest pro wrestlers of all time. He was known for his time with WWF, now WWE. Savage won 29 titles during a 32-year career and died in 2011. Remember his catchphrase ooh yeah!!!?

Hulk Hogan, Ultimate Warrior and 7 greatest wrestlers ever!

Macho Man Randy Savage claps his hands together in this pose and says will crush his opponent

8. Shawn Michaels

We all know his kick...it mustn't touch you or you are losing. Michaels wrestled consistently for WWE, formerly the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), from 1988 until his first retirement in 1998. He held non-wrestling roles from 1998 to 2000 and resumed wrestling in 2002 until retiring ceremoniously in 2010.

Michaels was voted the greatest professional wrestler of all time in a 2011 poll of the WWE roster.

Hulk Hogan, Ultimate Warrior and 7 greatest wrestlers ever!

Shawn Michaels poses before a fight

9. Bret Hart

He is widely regarded as one of the greatest pro wrestlers of all time, having cultivated a legacy over a 23-year career. Hart has held championships in five decades from the 1970s to the 2010s, with a total of 32 held throughout his career, and 17 held between the WWF/WWE and WCW.

Hulk Hogan, Ultimate Warrior and 7 greatest wrestlers ever!

Bret Hart during his time as a professional wrestler

Honorable mentions: Ric Flair, Kurt Angle, Sting, The Undertaker, John Cena, Triple H.

Source: Sports.naij.com

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