We have been hearing the word wrestling from our childhood but what actually a wrestling is. We from our childhood take a very keen interest in watching wrestling. Yes, it is a combat sport which involves grappling type of techniques such as throws, clinch fighting and take downs.
It is the oldest form of combat. Wrestling remained famous in France, Japan, England during the fifth century to fifteenth century. It has been enjoyed by many royal families therefore it was the most popular game of its era and still enjoyed today.
Here we are going to discuss best wrestlers of 21st Century. Who are they and how they are selected, their pride of performances, their passion, their determination and all that by which they got fame.
The wrestlers who not only created history but who created wrestling world bigger by their Attributes.
Some of the famous wrestlers of the 21st century are listed below:
Oscar Gutierres also known as Rey Mysterio born on December 11,1947 better known by his ring name Rey Mysterio JR.
He is a Mexican American professional wrestler. From July 2002 to February 2015,he is best known for his long tenure in WWE.
Mysterio is known for having a high flying style, which helped kick start the cruise weight wrestlng revolution in the united states in the late 1990s during his time in WCW. He is often regarded as one of the greatest hih-flyers in wrestling history.
9 Brock Lesnar
Brock Edward Lesnar also known as Brock Lesnar born in July 12,1977.
He was an amerian professional wrestler, mixed martial artist, and former amateur wrestler. He was also a professional American football player currently signed to WWE on the Raw Brand.
He is a four time WWE Champion and also a former UFC Heavyweight Champion. he was also a NCAA Division Heavy Weight Wrestling Champion. Brock Lesnar is totally a great fighter, he worked as Mixed Martial Arts married to the WWE Diva Sable in 2006.He signed 1 year contract with WWE in 2014 worth of $5 Million which made the highest pais wrestlers in WWE 2014.
8 Dave Batista
David Michael also known as Dave Batista born in January 18,1969 is an American actor and former professional wrestler and mixed martial artist.
He was signed to WWE under the ring name Batista, where he became a six time world Champion from 2000-2010. He won World Heavy weight Championship four times and WWE Championship twice. It is non other than Batista who took a fame in a wrestling industry in a very short period of time..He got the fastest winning record in WWE Wrestling.
He was followed mostly after John Cena in wrestling. He mostly called the nickname of The Animal in wrestling sports.
He won the 2014 Royal Ruble match, after which he headlined WrestMania. In august 2012,he signe a contract with Clasis Entertainment and sports to fight in mixed martial arts. He won his MMA Debut on October 6,2012,defeating Vince Lucero via TKOin the first round.
7 Hulk Hogan
Terrence Gene Bollea better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan, born in August 11,1953. He is an American semi-retired professional wrestler, actor, television personality, entrepreneur and rock bassit.
He was mostly called with name Hulkmania. When he feud with WWE wrestler The Rock in Wrestlemania ,the record of seating capacity in Arena is broken its one of biggest fights he had in his career.
Hogan headlined the premier annual events of the WWF and WCW, WrestleMania and Starrcade, multiple time, againsed sting,he closed the most profitable WCWpay-per-view ever at the 1997 edition of Starrcade.
6 Masked Kane
Glenn Thomas Jacobs also known as Masked Kane born on April 26,1967. He is better known by his ring name Kane.
He is a Spanish born American professional wrestler, Insure and an actor. We still remember the time when Kane used to come in a mask, what a terrible and a remarkable entry he made. He entertains his fans by his special entry.
Nowadays kane not wears mask but his Mask remained popular all the time. He is signed by WWE, where he is currently working on the smackdown brand. He begans his professional wrestling career on the independent circuit in 1992.
He wrestled in promotions such as Smoky Mountain Wrestling (SMW)and the United States Wresting Association(USWA)before joining the World Wrestling Federation(WWE) in 1995.He is a two time WWE International Champion.
He is the man to win the WWE Grand Slam. He also holds the all-time record of eliminations at Royal Rumble with 44 eliminations..
5 Randy Orton
Randal Keight also known as Randy Orton was born in April 1,1980.He was an American professional wrestler and actor.
He is currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the SmackDown brand as a member of The Wyatt Family. He has got a massive career record in WWE from the past 6 years. He has held the WWE Championship eight times and WWE’S World’s Heavy weight Champion four times.
He was the final holder of the World Heavy weight Championship. He has won 15 total Championships in WWE.
He is also the winner of the 2013 Money money in the bank ladder match, both the 2009 and 2017 Royal Rumble matches and has headlined multiple pay-per-view events for WWE.
4 John Cena
John Felix Anthony also known as John Cena, an American profession wrestler born in April 23,1977. He was also an actor, rapper and host signed to WWE.
He is the current WWE champion in his record-setting sixeteenth reign and record sixeteenth world championship reign. He is the most richest and the most famous WWE wrestlers of all time. He has got highest wrestling fan followers all around the world.
He is among the top wrestlers who made WWE events bigger with their wrestling attributes and skills. In 2002-2004,Cena morphed into an arrogant and edgy rapper which earned him a huge stardom within the audience on SmackDown. Cena, later transitioned to his current character, which he describes as a goody-two shoes superman.
in 2012,IGN described Cena as a WWE’s franchise player since 2005 and in 2015,WWEcredited Cena as being the face of WWE.
3 Stone Cold Steve Austin
Steven James Anderson also known as Steve Austin was born on December 18,1964.Later, he was better known by his ring nam Stone Cold.He was a professional wrestler signed to legend’s contract for WWE. The crowd goes made chant Austin 3;16,whenever he appeared himself.
He hold the record of the World Heavyweight Championship from where he became Top star and Poster boy of the attitude era. He was the biggest wrestler in the world’s entertainment. He was also the winner of the 1996 king of the Ring tournament as well as the 1997,1998 and 2001.
furthermore,under the Ringmaster monilker, he was awarded the unsanctioned Million Dollar Championship by the Million Dollar Man, Ted DiBiase.
2 The Undertaker
Mark William Calaway also known as Undertaker, which is his ring name was born in March 24,1965. He was an American part time professional wrestler and actor. He is the legend, the dead man walking (Undertaker) still give appearances but very limited.
He was the most expensive wrestler of all time and still in WWE. His way of fighting was still loved by million of people. The way he entertains his fan is remarkable or we can say that he was actually the real charm of WWE.
He began his wrestling career with world class championship wrestling (WCCW) in 1984.He signed with the World Wrestling Federation WWF which is now a days WWE, after wrestling from World Champion Wrestlin as a Mean Mark Callous.
He was the greatest professional wrestler of all the time and was widely reagarded by Fans, His fellow wrestlers and Commentators. When ever we talked about wrestling the word Undertaker comes into our mind.
1 The Rock
Dwayne Johnson also known as THE ROCK was born in May 2,1972. He was a college football player and was in National Champion Team of University of Miami’s in 1991.
He later played for the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League and was cut two months in the 1995 season. This devote himself to become a professional wrestler just like his grandfather, who was in the main headline of WWE.
He was the superstar, He was the Champ and was always special. he was in number 1 list of the 21st Century Wrestlers. He has had 17 Championship reigns in WWE, including 10 as a world heavy weight champion.
He was the sixth WWF/E TRIPPLE Crown Champion and was the winner of the 2000 Royal Rumble.
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