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Who is the one real Icon and Face of Pro Wrestling through history?

Hulk Hogan 216 57.75%
 
Ric Flair 6 1.60%
 
The Undertaker 32 8.56%
 
Sting 4 1.07%
 
Stone Cold Steve Austin 31 8.29%
 
The Rock 46 12.30%
 
Shawn Michaels 7 1.87%
 
Bret Hart 14 3.74%
 
John Cena 7 1.87%
 
Andre the Giant 9 2.41%
 
Total:372

Hulk Hogan!



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Ask someone to name one pro wrestler...

and i'd bet person that gets named the most is Hulk Hogan.

If your looking for a "Total Package" (apologies to ric flair) you probably can't beat Ric Flair.

People like to bag on Hogan and Cena's wrestling skills, but Austin and Rock weren't exactly amazing technical wrestlers either.

and honestly, I only mention rock because people have and will mention him.

Rock was a second Banana to Austin who only outshone him when Austin was out.

I'd place Randy Savage over Rock any day of the week. Savage was both better on the mike, better technically... he just had even less room to shine because he was opposed Hulk Hogan.


Bret Hart was an amazing technical wrestler but he wasn't great on the mike. The anti-american stuff worked good, but it also worked well for Ivan Koloff.


Shawn Michaels had the tools to be up there but squandered them, and really never was at the very top. Same for his running partner Trips.



The Iron Shiek!!!! and people we're talkin bout rasslin not wrestling like the olympics lol



I'd say Hogan, with The Rock and Stone Cold behind.



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Someone should make a thread for best wrestler. The results would be very very different. Hogan sucked aside from promos and Hulking out but this thread isn't about being the best. It's about popularity as a wrestler.



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d21lewis said:
Someone should make a thread for best wrestler. The results would be very very different. Hogan sucked aside from promos and Hulking out but this thread isn't about being the best. It's about popularity as a wrestler.


I think that's unfair, his Japanese matches were actually full of technical moves.  

http://www.cagesideseats.com/2012/6/2/3057480/on-this-date-in-new-japan-pro-wrestling-history-hulk-hogan-defeats

Hulk Hogan COULD wrestle.  They just never had him do so in the US because he was so over with power moves.  Hell in some japanese matches he even uses an enzugiri which is saying something considering his size.

Also, even though one of Hogan's main stays was no selling moves....

up until he "hulked" out.  I can't think of a wrestler who better sold moves outside maybe Dolph Ziggler.

 

Hogan could tell a story and make lame monster heels seem like actual threats.

Put Great Khali up against Hogan, and Hogan would of made him look like a real threat... even though you knew he was going to win.

 

Hogan was a lot like the Undertaker or Big Show.  Locked into his moveset more by gimmic then ability.  



"pro wrestling" and saw the choices...


reminds me of an episode in south park....



 

If you are strictly talking about impact in the world of wrestling, and not hollywood and all that BS.............

It's 1. Hogan, 2. Austin, 3. Rock>>>> The rest.



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