World Wrestling Entertainment or WWE, as everyone likes to call it, is hunkering on the summit of the pro wrestling chain in the world. It completely obliterated its only two adversaries WCW and ECW, as they were both incompetent to catch up to the fame and prevalence of the wrestlers WWE had on its roster.
WWE has been a very major part of the childhood for millions of people, which is likely why there are still aficionados of pro-wrestlers who have not set foot in the ring for decades. Most of these wrestlers dug success even movie stars fancied.
To honor these pro-wrestlers, let’s look at five WWE wrestlers whose legacies will ceaselessly live on.
Undertaker achieved a ridiculous amount of success ever since the inception of his career. Over the years he fought legends like Hulk Hogan, Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels, and Brock Lesnar. He had the most intriguing gimmicks in the industry and in his 23 years of wrestling, he was titled the world champion 7 times, world tag-team champion 6 times, won the Royal Rumble ’07 and became the only wrestler to have a winning streak of 23-0 in Wrestlemania, the biggest pro-wrestling event.
The Rock won the championship title soon after joining the industry and became one of the most popular pro-wrestlers of all time. He bagged 16 championship titles and defeated greats such as The Undertaker, Kurt Angle, and Hulk Hogan. Thanks to his gigantic following, he was the highest-paid wrestler in the business.
Not the greatest wrestler, but certainly the most successful, Hulk Hogan was a known face among people who didn’t even follow wrestling. The secret to Hulk’s fame was his story-telling expertise inside the ring which engaged people to trail the ups-and-downs in the professional and private life of the 6”5 colossus of a man.
Hustle, Loyalty, Respect. His motto is actually what he earned. John Cena is undeniably the most loved pro-wrestler in the history of WWE. He became the youngest world champion ever, and soon became the face of pro-wrestling. More than his proficiency in the ring, he was glorified for what he gave back to the wrestling enthusiasts.
Bret is one of the wrestlers who truly had impeccable ring skills along with a great personality. His wrestling form and delivery made him the best pro-wrestler in records.
It’s important to recognize that pro-wrestling is unlike Olympic wrestling, in the way that it’s not entirely real like a sport, it is entertainment. Wrestlers who realized a superstar level of success weren’t necessarily the most skilled at wrestling, but they were exceptional artists. This made them a household name in their times and made their contribution to the wrestling industry priceless and their fame imperishable.