Professional wrestling is more popular than ever before, and the top-level dominance of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is one important reason. While local and regional promotions still play important roles in filling out the ranks, WWE consistently ensures that the high end of the sport will remain vital and exciting. This site details some of the wrestlers who have helped make this happen over the years.

A Huge Range of the Biggest Names in the History of Wrestling

Many promotions have come and gone over the years, and quite a few of these have been associated with wrestlers who made their own marks on the sport. A look at some of the names that have been most closely tied with WWE, though, will reveal just how far above the rest it stands.

  • Randy “Macho Man” Savage. Although there are wrestlers who are better known to the average person, Randy “Macho Man” Savage is a top-tier legend among die-hard fans. Even though Savage laid down his last championship belt many years ago, fans still speak with awe of his impressive collection of skills. As athletic of a wrestler as has ever entered the ring, Savage also had an inimitable way of making entire crowds do his bidding.
  • Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. With looks that made for a natural transition into a second career as a movie star, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is known widely even by those who have no interest in wrestling. The People’s Champion was always relatable throughout his wrestling days, even if fans sometimes wondered if his charm was an act.
  • Shawn Michaels. Another wrestler who was known for his way with making his feelings clear, Shawn Michaels never shied away from a challenge. His apparently sensitive nature combined with a raw, wrestling-related fearlessness in a way that many millions of fans found truly compelling.

Spectacle, Excitement, and Drama

With names like these and many others bolstering its historical and current rosters, WWE has never come up short with regard to providing access to world-class talent. That has helped make it the largest, most successful wrestling promotion the world has ever seen, an accomplishment that will not be reversed anytime soon.