WWF Superstars: When American wrestling was truly great!

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Those memorable years of the WWF - from the mid 1980s till the early 1990s - would never have been successful if it weren't for all those individuals involved. All the staff behind the scenes would pull off small miracles, to ensure the fans that live and pre-recorded events would take place. Here is a list of some of the wrestling stars who helped make wrestling history.

1. Hulk Hogan

Actor | No Holds Barred

Hulk Hogan is an American former professional wrestler, actor, television personality, entrepreneur, and musician. He is widely regarded as one the most popular professional wrestlers of all-time, and is considered to be the most popular wrestler of the 1980s.

Hogan began his professional wrestling ...

2. Mike Hegstrand

Actor | AWA All-Star Wrestling

Mike Hegstrand was born on January 26, 1957 in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA as Michael James Hegstrand. He was an actor, known for AWA All-Star Wrestling (1960), Eastern Championship Wrestling (1993) and WCW Monday Nitro (1995). He was married to Dale Watts and Judy Pendzimas. He died on October 19, ...

3. Joe Laurinaitis

Actor | AWA All-Star Wrestling

Joe Laurinaitis was born on September 12, 1960 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He is an actor, known for AWA All-Star Wrestling (1960), WCW Worldwide (1975) and WWE Smackdown! (1999). He is married to Julia Laurinaitis. They have two children.

4. Ted DiBiase

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

The son of a professional wrestler, Ted DiBiase had started his pro wrestling career as a fan favorite, but soon "changed sides" and became a heel throughout the rest of his career. DiBiase entered the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in the late 1980s where he gained most of his fame as "The ...

5. Greg Valentine

Actor | WWWF Championship Wrestling

One of the toughest, most rugged competitors ever to come down the pike, Greg "The Hammer" Valentine more than carried on the tradition first established by his legendary father, the late Johnny Valentine. A top-ranked Superstar during the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, his career saw him earn a slew of ...

6. Ric Flair

Actor | WWE Monday Night RAW

Richard Morgan Fliehr isn't what you'd expect from a professional wrestler. A medical student at Minnesota University (his father was a doctor, his mother an actress), Flair dropped out college to train for the mat wars under legendary former AWA World champ Verne Gagne. He made his professional ...

7. Bret Hart

Actor | WCW Monday Nitro

Bret Hart is one of Canada's most successful wrestlers. He is also recognized as one of the worlds best wrestlers ever. Hart comes from the legendary Hart Family of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He owns a junior hockey team named after him and has his own column in the Calgary Sun. Bret has held the ...

8. Owen Hart

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Owen Hart was one of twelve children from a legendary Canadian wrestling family. His brother Bret is also one of the most well known wrestlers of all time. Owen was one of the best wrestlers in the business and his major accomplishments include being the 1994 King of the Ring, former ...

9. Davey Boy Smith

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Davey Boy Smith was born on November 27, 1962 in Manchester, England as David Boy Smith. He was an actor, known for WWE Smackdown! (1999), WCW Saturday Night (1985) and WCW Monday Nitro (1995). He was married to Diana Hart. He died on May 18, 2002 in Invermere, British Columbia, Canada.

10. Shawn Michaels

Actor | 90 Feet from Home

Began his career in Texas. Trained by the legendary Jose Lothario, Shawn Michaels wrestled in Kansas, where he met fellow wrestler, Marty Jannetty. A year later, after sending tapes of his matches to the major wrestling companies at the time, he was contacted by the AWA, who proposed that he team ...

11. Allen Coage

Actor | Stampede Wrestling

Allen J. Coage made history as the first African American to win a Judo Olympic Bronze medal at the 1976 Olympics and the second American to win a medal for the USA team. To date Allen Coage remains the only American heavyweight to win an Olympic medal in Judo. He also won a Gold medal for 1967 ...

12. Jim Hellwig

Actor | WCW Monday Nitro

Standing out than the rest, Ultimate Warrior became one of the most popular wrestlers in the WWE (back then in the WWF). During his run from the 1980s-90s, Warrior became known for high high energy when running down to the ring with his music hits, shaking the ropes during his entrance, his ...

13. Jake Roberts

Actor | The Peanut Butter Falcon

Jake Roberts was born on May 30, 1955 in Gainesville, Texas, USA as Aurelian Smith Jr. He is an actor and writer, known for The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019), WCW Saturday Night (1985) and Saturday Night's Main Event (1985).

14. Don Muraco

Actor | WWWF Championship Wrestling

Contrary to popular belief,there was only one TRUE 'Rock' in wrestling history.He was the greatest in that era.He even held the inc belt and has even been in Paul E's ECW which is history now. Muraco was just a powerhouse. He is an ICON and a LEGEND. No one can fill his shoes. Don Muraco is still ...

15. Paul Orndorff

Actor | UWF Fury Hour

Paul Orndorff was born on October 29, 1949 in Brandon, Florida, USA as Paul Parlette Orndorff Jr. He is an actor, known for UWF Fury Hour (1990), WWF Championship Wrestling (1972) and WCW Monday Nitro (1995). He has been married to Michelle Lee Johnson since July 31, 1999. He was previously married...

16. Bill Eadie

Actor | World Wide Wrestling

Bill Eadie was born on December 27, 1946 in Brownsville, Pennsylvania, USA as William Reid Eadie. He is an actor, known for WCW Worldwide (1975), WWF World Championship Wrestling (1972) and Spectrum Wrestling (1977). He has been married to Denise Long since November 5, 2000. He was previously ...

17. Barry Darsow

Actor | WCW Saturday Night

Went to High School with five other pro wrestlers, Tom Zenk, John Nord, Nikita Koloff, the late Curt Hennig, and the late "Ravishing" Rick Rude. Early in his career he was known as Krusher Khrushchev, a Russian powerhouse who held the NWA World Tag Team Title with partnet, Ivan Koloff. Also ...

18. Brian Adams

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Brian Adams was born on January 31, 1963 in Kona, Hawaii, USA as Brian Keith Adams. He is known for his work on WWE Smackdown! (1999), WCW Saturday Night (1985) and WCW Thunder (1998). He was married to Irene Yumiko. He died on August 13, 2007 in Tampa, Florida, USA.

19. Brian Yandrisovitz

Actor | WCW Monday Nitro

Brian Yandrisovitz was born on May 6, 1964 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA as Brian E Yandrisovitz. He is an actor and producer, known for WCW Monday Nitro (1995), WCW Saturday Night (1985) and TNA iMPACT! Wrestling (2004). He has been married to Mary Antoinette Moran since January 21, 1994.

20. Jerry Saganowich

Actor | WCW Monday Nitro

Jerry Saganowich was born on July 5, 1964 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA as Jerome Joseph Saganowich. He is an actor, known for WCW Monday Nitro (1995), WCW Saturday Night (1985) and TNA iMPACT! Wrestling (2004). He has been married to Lara Gonzalez since October 17, 1991. They have one child.

21. James Ware

Actor | Saturday Night's Main Event

This colorful, high-flying wrestler was a mainstay in the WWF from 1986 to 1993. He appeared at many of the WWF's major Pay-Per-View events during this time frame, such as Wrestlemania, Summerslam, Survivor Series, and Royal Rumble. He was mainly used as a jobber - a wrestler who rarely wins and is...

22. Marty Jannetty

Actor | In Your Face: The Lost Episodes of the XWF

Marty Jannetty will always be known to fans of wrestling as "The other Rocker", as his partner, Shawn Michaels, went on to become one of the biggest stars in wrestling history after their break up. This is very unfortunate, because Marty Jannetty was one of the most innovative high-flying wrestlers...

23. André the Giant

Actor | The Princess Bride

André René Roussimoff was born in a small farming community in Grenoble, France to Boris and Marian Rouismoff. His parents and four siblings were all of normal size, but André suffered from acromegaly, a hormonal disorder that results when the pituitary gland produces excess growth hormone. As the ...

24. King Kong Bundy

Actor | Moving

King Kong Bundy was riding a win streak of 300 consecutive victories when he challenged Terry "Hulk" Hogan to the World Wrestling Federation World's Heavyweight Championship. Budy's streak was snapped when Hogan defeated him in a wild brawl.

25. Big John Studd

Actor | WWWF Championship Wrestling

John Minton, or Big John Studd as he would eventually be known, was born on February 19th, 1948, in Butler, Pennsylvania. He started training to be a professional wrestler under 'Walter 'Killer' Kowalski' at the age of 18. He first worked for the WWF (then the WWWF) under the name Chuck O'Connor, ...

26. Roddy Piper

Actor | They Live

Roddy Piper was born Roderick George Toombs on April 17, 1954 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. He was a pro wrestler from 1973-1987 in the NWA, Pacific Northwest, California. He was a longtime mainstay in the WWF, and was one of the biggest "bad guys" in the WWF during the early '80s, before ...

27. Curt Hennig

Actor | WCW Monday Nitro

Curt Hennig was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as the son of one of wrestlings all time legends - Larry Hennig - Aka Larry The Ax Hennig. Curtbegan training to follow in his fathers footsteps when he was just 12 years old. Starting off in the AWA - Curt began his career as a tag team wrestler. He...

28. Randy Savage

Actor | Spider-Man

One of the most colorful wrestlers in and out of the ring, Randy "Macho Man" Savage became a larger-than-life pop icon along with other wrestling superstars, such as "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, Hulk Hogan, Jimmy Snuka (aka "Superfly Jimmy Snuka"), Jesse Ventura and Dwayne Johnson (aka "The Rock").

When ...

29. Arn Anderson

Actor | World Wide Wrestling

Arn Anderson was born on September 20, 1958 in Rome, Georgia, USA as Martin Anthony Lunde. He is an actor and producer, known for WCW Worldwide (1975), WWE Raw (1993) and WWE Smackdown! (1999). He has been married to Erin D. Lunde since 1984. They have two children.

30. Richard Blood

Actor | World Wide Wrestling

Retired American professional wrestler of Japanese descent as Ricky Steamboat. He trained under Verne Gagne, and first made his name in the old Mid-Atlantic territory in the Carolinas. He had many legendary matches and feuds with Ric Flair, culminating in their epic "Holy Trilogy" of matches at WCW...

31. Dusty Rhodes

Writer | WWE Monday Night RAW

"The American Dream" has been one of the most popular and colorful professional wrestlers in history. Rhodes began wrestling in the 1960s and gained a reputation as a fast-talking, hard-rocking wrestler. He teamed early in his career with fellow Texan, the late Dick Murdoch, and, for more than 20 ...

32. Mark Calaway

Actor | Suburban Commando

Born on March 24, 1965. Best known as "The Undertaker" from World Wrestling Entertainment. He first came to the WWF in 1990 as Ted DiBiase's mystery partner at The Survivor Series (1990). At first, he was a heel, but later turned face, around WrestleMania VIII (1992). He has held the WWF World ...

33. Terry Funk

Actor | Road House

Funk has strong wrestling bloodlines. His dad, Dory Funk Sr., was a well-known grappler from the 1940s to the 1970s, and his brother, Dory Funk Jr., wrestled from 1963 until the early 90s, and won the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) world heavyweight championship in 1969. Funk, himself, became ...

34. Rick Rude

Actor | WrestleMania V

The wrestler who would eventually become known as Ravishing Rick Rude was born Richard Erwin Rood on December 7th, 1958. He spent his childhood in Robinsdale, Minnesota, and had an early childhood friendship with future pro wrestler Curt Hennig. Rood broke into the business after a stint as a ...

35. Billy Graham

Actor | WWWF Championship Wrestling

Billy Graham was born on September 10, 1943 in Paradise Valley, Arizona, USA as Eldridge Wayne Coleman. He is an actor, known for WWF Championship Wrestling (1972), Saturday Night's Main Event (1985) and WWF Superstars (1986). He has been married to Valerie since July 1, 1978. He was previously ...

36. Kerry Von Erich

Actor | Problem Child

Kerry Adkisson was born on February 3, 1960, to Jack and Doris Adkisson. Jack was a wrestler, so most of Jack's children followed in his footsteps (one child, Jack Adkisson, Jr., tragically died in 1959 from electrocution). Kerry was a standout discus thrower at University of Houston, and actually ...

37. Tully Blanchard

Actor | World Wide Wrestling

The son of former AWA President, Blanchard got started in the wrestling business at age 10, selling peanuts at the arenas and putting up flyers. Eventually he became apart of the ring crew, helping set up for matches. In high school, he played football. He attended West Texas State University where...

38. Nikita Koloff

Actor | C Me Dance

Nikita Koloff was born on March 9, 1959 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Nelson Scott Simpson. He is an actor, known for C Me Dance (2009), WCW Worldwide (1975) and WCW Saturday Night (1985). He was previously married to Victoria and Mandy Smithson.

39. Barry Windham

Actor | WWWF Championship Wrestling

Barry Windham was born on July 4, 1960 in Sweetwater, Texas, USA. He is an actor, known for WWF Championship Wrestling (1972), WrestleMania XIV (1998) and Survivor Series (1997). He was previously married to Kebra Hart.

40. Scott Steiner

Actor | World Wide Wrestling

Scott Steiner has been a mainstay in professional wrestling for over 15 years. When he started out in the business, he was a singles wrestler, wrestling in some smaller federations before coming to the NWA (WCW) to team with his older brother, Rick. It was at this time that Steiner became world ...

41. Bob Backlund

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Bob Backlund was born on August 14, 1950 in Princeton, Minnesota, USA as Robert Lee Backlund. He is an actor, known for WWE Smackdown! (1999), WWF Championship Wrestling (1972) and Spectrum Wrestling (1977). He has been married to Corrine Gentzkow since October 31, 1974. They have one child.

42. Shane Douglas

Actor | Pro Wrestlers vs Zombies

Shane Douglas was born on November 21, 1964 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as Troy Allan Martin. He is an actor and director, known for Pro Wrestlers vs Zombies (2014), Extreme Rising (2012) and WCW Worldwide (1975). He has been married to Carla Reeves since August 13, 1999. They have two ...

43. Harley Race

Actor | WCW Saturday Night

Harley Race is one of the foremost legends of professional wrestling. He is an 8-time NWA Heavyweight Champion and has held numerous other titles over his career that has spanned four decades.

Harley won his first NWA World Title in Kansas City in 1973 when he defeated Dory Funk Jr. Harley feels ...

44. Yokozuna

Actor | WWF Superstars of Wrestling

The man who would eventually become known as Yokozuna was born in San Francisco on October 22, 1966. He came from a wrestling family, as his uncles were Afa Anoai and Sika Anoai. He was trained by his uncles and Sam Fatu as a teenager and wrestled in Alabama and the USWA under the name Kokina Anoai...

45. Rick Steiner

Actor | WCW Monday Nitro

Rick Steiner was born on March 9, 1961 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Robert Lee Rechsteiner. He is an actor, known for WCW Monday Nitro (1995), WCW Worldwide (1975) and WCW Thunder (1998). He is married to Jayme McKenzie.

46. Wayne Farris

Actor | Midnight Massacre

Wayne Farris was born on January 24, 1953 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA as Roy Wayne Farris. He is an actor, known for Midnight Massacre (2018), WCW Saturday Night (1985) and WWF Championship Wrestling (1972). He has been married to Tammy P. Farris since 1984. They have two children. He was previously...

47. Jimmy Snuka

Actor | ECW Hardcore TV

Jimmy Snuka is a classic example of the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) (formerly known as World Wrestling Federation (WWF)) bad guy who became a baby-face (a good guy) without trying. Originally a "heel", he came into the WWE under the guidance of heel manager Capt. Lou Albano. After receiving...

48. Bam Bam Bigelow

Actor | Major Payne

Bam Bam Bigelow was born on September 1, 1961 in Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA as Scott Charles Bigelow. He was an actor, known for Major Payne (1995), Ready to Rumble (2000) and WCW Monday Nitro (1995). He was married to Dana Aurichio. He died on January 19, 2007 in Hudson, Florida, USA.

49. Robert Remus

Actor | G.I. Joe

One of the most recognizable grapplers of the 1980s, Sgt. Slaughter became huge in National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), American Wrestling Association (AWA), and the World Wrestling Federation (now WWE). While never actually serving as a United States Marine, Remus adopted the character Sgt. ...

50. Khosrow Vaziri

Actor | Juggalo Championshxt Wrestling Volume 1

Iranian professional wrestler best known for his work in the 1980s for WWE (then the WWF) as the Iron Sheik. Trained under Verne Gagne and Billy Robinson and debuted under his own name in 1973 for the American Wrestling Association. Changed to Ali Vaziri while working for NWA Big Time Wrestling (...

51. Mike Rotunda

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Brother-in-law of former tag team partner Barry Windham. Teamed with Barry in the WWF to win the Tag Team Titles, first from Dick Murdoch and Adrian Adonis, and later from Nikolai Volkoff and the Iron Sheik. They finally lost their titles to Brutus Beefcake and Greg Valentine. Later on, Rotunda won...

52. Jesse Ventura

Actor | Predator

Jesse Ventura was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Bernice Martha (Lenz), a nurse who was of German descent, and George William Janos, a steam fitter of Slovak ancestry. In November 1990, professional wrestler turned actor Jesse Ventura was elected to a four-year term as mayor of Brooklyn Park, ...

53. Ron Bass

Actor | Saturday Night's Main Event

Former American professional wrestler who competed for a variety of National Wrestling Alliance territories, WWE and several independents from the 1970s until 1991, and then on and off from 2005 to 2013. Teamed with Don Bass as the Bass Brothers. He won his first title by defeating the Lumberjack ...

54. Pedro Morales

Actor | WWWF Championship Wrestling

Pedro Morales was born on October 22, 1942 in Culebra Island, Puerto Rico. He was an actor, known for WWF Championship Wrestling (1972), WWF All-Star Wrestling (1972) and World Wrestling Federation (1973). He was married to Karen Johnson. He died on February 11, 2019 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA.

55. George 'The Animal' Steele

Actor | Ed Wood

George 'The Animal' Steele ( his professional wrestling name) was born in Detroit, Michigan, USA as William James Myers. He was a wrestling superstar in the WWF. He had a public image of a wild type of creature that chewed on the turn buckles and sported a green tongue. In the 1990s he became an ...

56. Rick Martel

Actor | WWWF Championship Wrestling

Rick Martel was born on March 18, 1956 in Québec City, Québec, Canada as Richard Vignault. He is an actor, known for WWF Championship Wrestling (1972), WCW Thunder (1998) and WWF All-Star Wrestling (1972). He has been married to Johanne since 1983. They have one child.

57. Merced Solis

Actor | WWWF Championship Wrestling

Merced Solis was born in Mission, Texas, USA. He is an actor and former pro wrestler, known for WWF Championship Wrestling (1972), Killer AIDS (The Movie) (1987) and The Eliminadora (2016). Merced wrestled under the name of Tito Santana, and was one of Hulk Hogan's most loyal allies. He has been ...

58. Harry Fujiwara

Actor | Spectrum Wrestling

Japanese-American professional wrestler, manager and trainer as Mr. Fuji. He debuted on December 15, 1964 as Mr. Fujiwara in Hawaii. He won his first title when he and Curtis Iaukea defeated Lord James Blears and Neff Maivia for the NWA Hawaii Tag Team Championship. He would go on to compete for ...

59. Bobby Heenan

Actor | WrestleMania V

Bobby Heenan was born on November 1, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Raymond Louis Heenan. He was an actor, known for WrestleMania V (1989), Saturday Night's Main Event (1985) and WWF Prime-Time Wrestling (1985). He was married to Cynthia Jean Perrett. He died on September 17, 2017 in Largo, ...

60. Gorilla Monsoon

Actor | WrestleMania V

Robert James Marella was born in Rochester, New York, USA . After being a WWF Champion and President, he became known for his work on WWE Raw (1993), WWF Challenge (1986) and WWF Prime-Time Wrestling (1985). He also hosted many Wrestlemanias with Jesse Ventura.He was married to Maureen Hess for 40 ...

61. Dave Hebner

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Dave Hebner was born on May 17, 1949 in Richmond, Virginia, USA. He is known for his work on WWE Smackdown! (1999), Saturday Night's Main Event (1985) and Spectrum Wrestling (1977). He has been married to Rebeccca Hess since September 20, 1968.

62. Howard Finkel

Actor | WrestleMania V

Howard Finkel was born on June 7, 1950 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for WrestleMania V (1989), WWE Smackdown! (1999) and The JBL & Cole Show with Renee Young (2012).

63. Sean Mooney

Self | Survivor Series

Sean Mooney is an actor and producer, known for Survivor Series (1992), Survivor Series (1989) and WWE Raw (1993).

64. Jimmy Hart

Actor | Thunder in Paradise

American professional wrestling manager, booker, composer and promoter from Memphis, Tennessee. He was a member of the 1960s band The Gentrys, best known for their hit "Keep On Dancing." He started his career in 1974 after being brought into the business by Jerry Lawler, Memphis' top star. He ...

65. Sherri Martel

Actress | WWF SmackDown!

Sherri Martel was born on February 8, 1958 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA as Sherry L Russell. She was an actress, known for WWE Smackdown! (1999), WCW Monday Nitro (1995) and WCW Saturday Night (1985). She was married to Robert Schrull. She died on June 15, 2007 in Birmingham.

66. Jacques Rougeau

Actor | WCW Monday Nitro

Jacques Rougeau was born on June 13, 1960 in Quebec, Canada. He is an actor, known for WCW Monday Nitro (1995), WCW Saturday Night (1985) and WWF Championship Wrestling (1972).

67. Raymond Rougeau

Actor | WWWF Championship Wrestling

Raymond Rougeau was born on February 18, 1955 in Montréal, Québec, Canada as Raymond Lefebvre. He is an actor, known for WWF Championship Wrestling (1972), WrestleMania V (1989) and Saturday Night's Main Event (1985).

68. Sid Eudy

Actor | WCW Monday Nitro

Sid Eudy was born on December 16, 1960 in West Memphis, Arkansas, USA as Sidney Ray Eudy. He is an actor, known for WCW Monday Nitro (1995), WCW Worldwide (1975) and Eastern Championship Wrestling (1993). He has been married to Sabrina Paige since December 30, 1983. They have two children.

69. Butch Miller

Actor | Saturday Night's Main Event

Retired New Zealander professional wrestler known for his work as a member of the tag team the Sheepherders in Mid-South Wrestling, Championship Wrestling from Florida and other promotions and as the Bushwhackers in WWE. Debuted in his native New Zealand in 1964 and formed the team with Luke ...

70. Jim Duggan

Actor | Pro Wrestlers vs Zombies

Jim Duggan was born on January 14, 1954 in Glens Falls, New York, USA as James Edward Duggan. He is an actor, known for Pro Wrestlers vs Zombies (2014), WCW Monday Nitro (1995) and WWE Smackdown! (1999). He has been married to Debra Haynes since April 8, 1989. They have two children.

71. Ken Patera

Actor | WWWF Championship Wrestling

Ken Patera was born on November 6, 1942 in Portland, Oregon, USA. He is an actor, known for WWF Championship Wrestling (1972), WWF All-Star Wrestling (1972) and Spectrum Wrestling (1977).

72. Lord Alfred Hayes

Actor | WWWF Championship Wrestling

Beginning his wrestling career in 1950 in the United Kingdom as "Judo" Al Hayes, the man who later became known as "Lord Alfred Hayes" joined the World Wrestling Federation in 1982 and retired from active wrestling in 1983. Not one to leave the wrestling business, Hayes became a commentator for the...

73. Boris Zhukov

Actor | WWF Superstars of Wrestling

Boris Zhukov was born on December 13, 1959 in Roanoke, Virginia, USA as James Kirk Harrell. He is an actor, known for WWF Superstars (1986), Saturday Night's Main Event (1985) and WWF: Wrestlefest 88 (1988).

74. Tonga Fifita

Actor | WCW Monday Nitro

Born in the South Pacific island which shares his first name, Tonga 'Uli'uli Fifita was entrenched in athletic competition from an early age. He attended Tonga College, an all-boys school, where the top sport was rugby. After a troupe of Japanese sumo wrestlers visited the island kingdom in an ...

75. Jim Morris

Actor | The Hack

Jim Morris was born on July 5, 1952 in Mudlick, Kentucky, USA. He is an actor, known for The Hack, Saturday Night's Main Event (1985) and WWE Smackdown! (1999).

76. Adrian Adonis

Actor | WWWF Championship Wrestling

Adrian Adonis was born on September 15, 1953 in Buffalo, New York, USA as Keith Franke. He was an actor, known for WWF Championship Wrestling (1972), The War to Settle the Score (1985) and Wrestling at the Chase (1959). He died on July 4, 1988 in Lewisporte, Newfoundland, Canada.

77. Jim Brunzell

Actor | WWWF Championship Wrestling

Was a part of the AWA in the early 80s. Teamed up with Greg Gagne to win the AWA World Tag Team Titles. They were known as the High Flyers. Later appeared in the WWF as a part of the Killer Bees tag team with B. Brian Blair. The duo's trademark was to put on masks during the match, and switch ...

78. Brian Blair

Actor | Killer Bees Society

Brian Blair was born on January 12, 1954 in Gary, Indiana, USA as Brian Leslie Blair. He is an actor and producer, known for Killer Bees Society, Killers Club (2021) and Silent Times (2018). He has been married to Toni Sabella since July 12, 1986. They have two children. He was previously married ...

79. Tommy Billington

Actor | WWWF Championship Wrestling

Is the real life cousin of the late Davey Boy Smith, with whom he teamed to form the British Bulldogs tag team in the 80s. Is Bret Hart's brother-in-law by marriage. He is married to Bret Hart's wife's sister. Was one of the biggest influences that kept Bret Hart in wrestling. Hart stated he ...

80. Ray Hernandez

Actor | WWWF Championship Wrestling

Ray Hernandez was born on May 7, 1956 in Tampa, Florida, USA as Ray Fernandez. He was an actor, known for WWF Championship Wrestling (1972), Saturday Night's Main Event (1985) and WWF All-Star Wrestling (1972). He was married to Debra Garcia. He died on March 6, 2004 in Tampa.

81. Billy Jack Haynes

Actor | WWWF Championship Wrestling

Billy Jack Haynes was born on July 10, 1953 in Portland, Oregon, USA. He is an actor, known for WWF Championship Wrestling (1972), WWF Superstars (1986) and UWF Fury Hour (1990).

82. Ray Traylor

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Ray Traylor was born on May 2, 1963 in Marietta, Georgia, USA as Ray Washington Traylor Jr. He was an actor, known for WWE Smackdown! (1999), WCW Monday Nitro (1995) and WCW Saturday Night (1985). He was married to Angela Easterwood. He died on September 22, 2004 in Dallas, Georgia.

83. George Gray

Actor | WCW Monday Nitro

George Gray was born on February 12, 1960 in Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA. He is an actor, known for WCW Monday Nitro (1995), WCW Saturday Night (1985) and Saturday Night's Main Event (1985). He is married to Mary. They have one child.

84. Ed Leslie

Actor | WWWF Championship Wrestling

Ed Leslie started his wrestling career in the late-1970s under various identities such as "Dizzy" Ed Boulder, most of the time playing the brother of Terry Bollea (now known as Hollywood/Hulk Hogan). His most famous persona was Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake in the WWF from 1984-1993. He Co-Held the ...

85. Terry Szopinski

Actor | Professional Wrestling

Terry Szopinski was born on March 28, 1962 in Pompano Beach, Florida, USA as Terry Scott Szopinski. He is an actor, known for World Wrestling Federation (1973), Saturday Night's Main Event (1985) and WWF Superstars (1986).

86. Sione Vailahi

Actor | WCW Monday Nitro

Sione Vailahi was born on September 8, 1958 in Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu, Tonga as Sione Havea Vailahi. He is an actor, known for WCW Monday Nitro (1995), WCW Saturday Night (1985) and WCW Thunder (1998). He has been married to Seini Tonga since March 16, 1979. They have seven children.

87. Scott Hall

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Scott Hall was born into a military family on October 20, 1958. Due to the army life he grew up a traveller and spent his high school years at the All American High in Munich, Germany. When his family returned to the States he attended St Mary's College in Maryland where he graduated with a degree ...

88. Vince McMahon

Producer | The Scorpion King

In the world of sports and sports entertainment, few promoters have been as successful as Vincent K. McMahon.

He was born Vincent Kennedy McMahon on August 24, 1945 in Pinehurst, North Carolina, to Victoria (Askew) and Vincent McMahon, a second-generation wrestling promoter. The young Vince ...

89. John Tenta

Actor | WCW Monday Nitro

Deceased Canadian Sumo turned professional wrestler best known for his work for WWE from 1989 to 1993. He went undefeated as a Sumo wrestler but left the sport out of frustration with the lifestyle and knowing he would never get elevated to Yokozuna (Grand Champion) status. He trained in All Japan ...

90. Dustin Rhodes

Actor | The Murders of Brandywine Theater

Dustin Rhodes was born on April 11, 1969 in Austin, Texas, USA as Dustin Patrick Runnels. He is an actor and producer, known for The Murders of Brandywine Theater (2014), Meet Me There (2014) and WWE Raw (1993). He has been married to Ta-rel Marie Runnels since June 22, 2012. He was previously ...

91. Bob Orton

Actor | WWWF Championship Wrestling

Bob Orton was born on November 10, 1950 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as Robert Keith Orton. He is an actor, known for WWF Championship Wrestling (1972), WWE Smackdown! (1999) and WWF All-Star Wrestling (1972). He has been married to Elaine Orton since June 3, 1972. They have three children.

92. Brian Wickens

Actor | Saturday Night's Main Event

Semi-retired New Zealander professional wrestler known for his work as a member of the tag team the Sheepherders in Mid-South Wrestling, Championship Wrestling from Florida and other promotions and as the Bushwhackers in WWE. Debuted in his native New Zealand in 1964 and formed the team with Butch ...

93. Paul Centopani

Actor | WWWF Championship Wrestling

One of professional wrestling's most underrated talents, Paul Roma was one of the best tag team wrestlers in the late 1980s and early 1990s. He got his first taste of stardom in the WWF in 1987 as one half of the Young Stallions, along with partner Jim Powers. Though they never won the tag team ...

94. Tony Atlas

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Tony Atlas was born on April 23, 1954 in Roanoke, Virginia, USA as Anthony White. He is an actor, known for WWE Smackdown! (1999), WWF Championship Wrestling (1972) and Spectrum Wrestling (1977). He has been married to Monika DeRanek since June 27, 1990. He was previously married to Lisa.

95. Paul Diamond

Actor | Saturday Night's Main Event

Croatian-born, Canadian-based professional wrestler known for his work for the American Wrestling Association in the 1980s and for WWE in the early 1990s. Teamed first with Nick Kiniski and then with Shawn Michaels as American Force in Texas All-Star Wrestling in San Antonio, Texas. He competed for...

96. Fred Ottman

Actor | Saturday Night's Main Event

Fred Ottman was born on August 10, 1956 in Norfolk, Virginia, USA as Fred Wayne Ottman. He is an actor, known for Saturday Night's Main Event (1985), World Wrestling Federation (1973) and WWF Superstars (1986). He has been married to Sheila Ottman since August 31, 2011. He was previously married to...

97. Josip Peruzovic

Actor | WWWF Championship Wrestling

Josip Peruzovic was born on October 14, 1947 in Croatia, Yugoslavia as Josip Nikolai Peruzovic. He was an actor, known for WWF Championship Wrestling (1972), Spectrum Wrestling (1977) and WWF All-Star Wrestling (1972). He was married to Eleanor Lynn Breidenbaugh. He died on July 29, 2018 in Glen ...

98. Lou Albano

Actor | Wise Guys

Lou Albano was born on July 29, 1933 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Louis Vincent Albano. He was an actor, known for Wise Guys (1986), The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! (1989) and Stay Tuned (1992). He was married to Geraldine Tango. He died on October 14, 2009 in Westchester County, New York, USA.

99. Stan Frazier

Actor | WWWF Championship Wrestling

Frazier was a professional wrestler from 1960 until 1991. He weighed 450-plus pounds and stood over seven feet tall. He had several successful identities over the years including: The Convict, Plowboy Frazier and The Giant Rebel. His greatest fame arrived in the role of "Uncle Elmer" for the World ...

100. Sylvester Ritter

Actor | WWWF Championship Wrestling

The man who would eventually become known as the Junk Yard Dog was born on December 13, 1953, in Wadesboro, North Carolina. He played football & wrestled in high school and was drafted by the Houston Oilers in 1975 after graduating from Fayetville State University, but was cut after blowing out his...



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