World Wrestling Entertainment celebrates its 20-year existence in 2022, after the rebrand from the initial World Wrestling Federation.
Throughout those two decades, the sport has produced countless icons and wrestling legends for fans to enjoy, and the WWE now finds itself being viewed in more than one billion homes worldwide.
Wrestling stars have come and gone, with some creating lasting legacies in the sport that will never be forgotten. But when narrowed down to the number of career wins, who tops the list?
Well, out of the entire WWE roster in the last 20 years, only 12 wrestlers can boast 1,000 career wins, according to a recent report run by The Herald.
Triple H will forever be known as a legend in WWE, and he ended his career in fitting fashion, with exactly 1,000 career wins to his name. The 53-year-old has since taken up the role as Head of Creative for WWE.
Sitting just above Triple H is Hulk Hogan and Bruno Sammartino, who boast 1,038 and 1,087 wins respectively.
Hogan will forever be a name synonymous with wrestling. The 69-year-old was the sport’s biggest star back in the 1980s, and he headlined eight of the first nine WrestleMania events. As a five-time champion, it’s hardly shocking that he’s racked up so many wins.
Sammartino was famed for his championship reign during the 1960s and 70s. His first reign as world heavyweight champion remains the longest reign in WWE history at 2,803 days. He sadly passed away aged 82 back in April, 2018.
Sitting above Sammartino in ninth place is Tito Santana. Despite being born in Texas, Santana was introduced as a Mexican wrestler, and was known in the ring as El Matador. He makes the list with 1,172 career wins.
Eighth place belongs to Kofi Kingston with 1,203 wins. Kingston will always be remembered for forming The New Day with Big E and Xavier Woods. The trio went on to break the record for the longest Tag Team Championship reign in WWE history when they held the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship from August 2015 to December 2016.
The Big Show may have departed the WWE as recently as 2021, but his 1,225 career wins will live long in the memory. After joining the WWE in 2008, The Big Show enjoyed a stellar 13-year career, which included becoming a two-time world heavyweight champion.
Still on the WWE roster, Orton has a great chance to add to his tally, but he’ll struggle to break into fourth, with Bret Hart currently possessing the spot with 1,481 wins.
With just five more wins than Hart, Kane takes his spot on the podium in third. The 55-year-old racked up an astonishing 1,486 wins throughout his 16-year WWE career, but Kane has recently put his work in the ring to one side as he focuses on being the Republican Mayor of Knox County, Tennessee.
The Undertaker claims silver when it comes to career wins, with his 1,705 certainly nothing to scoff at. He has produced countless iconic moments in the WWE, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2022 for his contribution to the sport.
However, John Cena tops the list in style with 1,757 wins to his name.
He is tied with Ric Flair for the most championship reigns in WWE history. Whether it be his wrestling ability in the ring, his charisma or even simply his walkout song, Cena will forever be a wrestling icon.