Breaking Down The Top 5 Iconic Pro Wrestlers Of All-Time

Hip-hop and primetime sports radio host Peter Rosenberg joined ESPNs Get Up!  hosts Jalen Rose, Mike Greenberg and Michelle Beadle on July 4th. The Hot 97-morning show host and ESPN radio afternoon drive co-host also works for WWE and hosted its WWE Network program, Bring It to the Table. Rosenberg also had a professional wrestling podcast through ESPN called Cheap Heat.

Rosenberg compiled a list of the Top 5 wrestlers of all-time

 5. Andre The Giant (8th Wonder of The World)

Peter Rosenberg: “Andre The Giant was a name that everybody in the world knew. The fact that in the ring he was incredibly entertaining…On top of all that, Hulk Hogan never becomes Hulk Hogan as we know him without Andre The Giant.”

Jalen Rose: No question about it. Hes an absolute legend.”

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4.Randy Macho Man Savage

Rosenberg: “This may be controversial to some people, but in my mind, he could be even higher. That would be “Macho Man” Randy Savage. Heres why Macho Man is the greatest; he can do it all. He can work with small guys, big guys, he was great as a bad guy. He was great on the mic… Maybe the most athletic wrestler Ive ever seen. “

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Jalen Rose: “I’m surprised you didnt bring up his sidekick Ms. Elizabeth.” 

Rosenberg: “Of course, his valet Ms. Elizabeth, God rest her soul. The original woman in WWE, an icon as well.” 

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3. Dusty Rhodes The American Dream 

 (Rosenberg in his Dusty Rhodes voice): “This man right here Daddy. One of the greatest to ever do it. And he was the man behind so many people in NXT and WWE right now. Dusty Rhodes The American Dream. God rest his soul, he is such an icon. Son of a plumber, this is a guy who showed people like me, who werent necessarily given gifted physical attributes like you Jalen, that you could still be a superstar — flab and all. He was incredible on the mic and he has two of the most memorable promos. Dusty Rhodes, an absolute icon and one of the best brains in the business.

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 2. Ric Flair

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Rosenberg: “They say he could have a five-star match with a broomstick, and it might be possible. A 16-time champion, the man was simply the guy everybody loved to hate for so, so long. And now we just love to love him…Talk about a second act, the man was on his deathbed a year and a half ago and now hes doing features with Offset of Migos. Its absolutely unbelievable the career hes had, such an influence, so great on the mic and in the ring. “

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1. Hulk Hogan

Rosenberg: Sometimes its the obvious one. Like putting Babe Ruth in that spot. Im like, really? In spite of all his recent flaws, the business just isnt what it is without Hulk Hogan. If Hulk Hogan doesnt slam Andre The Giant in front of 93,000 in the Pontiac Silverdome back in 1987, am I working at WWE. Are we all watching the WWE network?”

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Michelle Beadle: Are we even here? 

Jalen Rose: And PR, he was the star of Saturday nights main event when those started. 

Mike Greenberg: He was Thunderlips in Rocky 3

Rosenberg: Go back and watch Hulk Hogans matches. He had great matches with everybody including the Rock when he was 47 years old

Rosenbergs Honorable Mention: The Great Bruno Sammartino, The Undertaker, Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, Shawn Michaels, Bret Hart, Mr. Wonderful Paul Orndorff. 

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