These are the five men who are the most iconic WWE wrestlers of all time.
The world of the WWE is littered with wrestlers who helped make the brand what it is today. Names like Ric Flair, Trish Stratus, Bob Backlund, Kurt Angle, Rocky Johnson, and others all put in their blood, sweat, and tears to help elevate a once regional brand into a global, multi-billion dollar corporation.
To be one of the five all-time greats, however, you have to be someone that truly revolutionized the company. You either have to be the greatest worker ever, the greatest draw ever, or someone who redefined his career and the company in a way no one saw coming. Something that screams transcendent.
It’s not easy to achieve this feat, after all, you generally have to carry a company all by yourself or be able to do so. Guys like Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Flair, and so many others were unable to be the guy that could single-handily change the course of the company forever.
That’s why today we’re looking at the five most iconic wrestlers of all time. Guys who made more money sold more tickets and touched the hearts of more fans than any other in company history. The five truest genre-defining talents for a company that’s been around for nearly 70 years in one form or another.
There are other talents who could make this list if we expanded the number of people allowed on it. Others who were so good in the ring and on the mic that you just had to include them but when you look at the most iconic of icons, you look at the ones who shaped an entire industry.