Rocky Johnson (1944 – 2020)
Well-known Canadian wrestler Rocky Johnson has an HPI (Historical Popularity Index) of 63.96%. Rocky Johnson is from Toronto, Canada. As well as becoming Georgia’s first black heavyweight champion, he was the NWA television champion during his stay there (2 times). His victory against Tony Atlas in the World Tag Team Championship in 1983 was the first time a black WWE tag team had triumphed in the event’s history. He has a son named Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who used to wrestle professionally.
Bret Hart (1957 – )
In the early 1990s, he altered mainstream North American professional wrestling by stressing technical pro wrestling performance. As a professional wrestler, he had an enormous following, with followers following him from all over the world. Many wrestling fans, including those who passionately bet on the best sports betting sites Canada, would consider Hart to be one of the best professional wrestlers of all time. He was the WWF’s public face on New Generation at the time. Hart’s playing style has been described by the moniker “Hitman.” In 1976, his father owned and ran Stu Hart’s Stampede Wrestling, where Hart worked as a referee. His professional wrestling career began in 1978 when he was on the WWE roster for the first time. When he was in charge of the Hart Foundation, they won several World Wrestling Federation titles (now WWE). After the infamous “Montreal Screwjob,” WCW hired him in November 1997, and he stayed there until October 2000. Due to a concussion, he sustained in December 1999, Hart was unable to compete until January 2000. He announced his retirement in October 2000, barely months after leaving the industry.
As well as being the show’s headliner, Hart served as an enforcer and referee in 1997’s main event at Starrcade, which took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. When the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame was first established in 1996, Hart was still competing professionally. During the 1970s, Hart won 32 titles, including 17 with the WWF/WWE and 7 with WCW (WCW). He was the WWF Heavyweight Champion five times and the WCW Heavyweight Champion twice. When it came to days as WWF Heavyweight Champion in the 1990s, Hart was the most active contender. He was also the first foreign-born employee of WCW (654). His achievement of winning the WWF and WCW Triple Crown Championships in one calendar year remains unmatched to this day. Up till this point (together with Goldberg).
Edge (1973 – )
Edge is the third most well-known wrestler in Canada, according to the HPI. His autobiography has been translated into 42 different languages. Adam Joseph Copeland, better known as Edge, was a professional wrestler and actor in Canada.
In 1992, Copeland made his entrance into the world of professional wrestling. He performed as a single and in tag teams with Christian Cage. Copeland joined the World Wrestling Federation (now WWE) in 1997 as a developmental wrestler and made his televised debut as Edge in 1998. As a tag team, Christian and Edge won the WWF Intercontinental Championship seven times between 1999 and 2002. Due to their involvement in Tables, Ladders, and Chairs bouts, they were well-known in the tag team division at the time. Edge has had great solo success after his August 2001 breakup with Christian. R-Truth has the most titles (37), although Edge is just behind him with 31 triumphs.
He’s also won the WWE Championship four times and the Intercontinental Championship five times, in addition to the World Heavyweight Championship. Additionally, he’s won the US Championship once, as well as a record 12 times in the World Tag Team Championship with his teammates. He holds the WWE Triple Crown record and is the 7th Grand Slam Champion in WWE history. As a result of his victories in the first-ever King of the Ring tournament, Money in the Bank in 2005, and the Royal Rumble in 2010, Edge has established himself as a legitimate triple threat. Following a series of neck problems that forced his retirement in 2011, Edge was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. The following year, he returned to the Royal Rumble match and won it again in 2021, making him one of just eight individuals in WWE history to achieve this feat. Many WWE pay-per-view events have featured him throughout the years, including WrestleMania XXIV (his first) and WrestleMania 37 (his second).
Chris Benoit (1967 – 2007)
According to the HPI statistics, Chris Benoit is the fourth most popular wrestler among Canadians. Christopher Michael Benoit was a Canadian professional wrestler who competed in the industry from 1967 until his death, which occurred on June 24, 2007. Throughout his 22-year career, he has worked for a variety of companies and independent enterprises, including WWF/WWE, WCW, ECW, and NJPW (NJPW). With 22 championships under his belt, Benoit has won a lot of prestigious titles throughout his time in the WWF, WWE, WCW, and NJPW. He was slated to earn his third global championship the night before he died, in addition to his WCW and WWE belts as World Heavyweight Champion. His other accomplishments include his two world boxing titles. Benoit was one of only four wrestlers in history to hold the WWE and WCW Triple Crown belts simultaneously a second time. Other than Shawn Michaels in 2003, the only other top contender to win a Royal Rumble was Edge.
Roderick Toombs (1954 – 2015)
Roddy Piper is the sixth most well-known wrestler in Canada, according to the HPI rankings. He was the most well-known wrestler in the WWF (now WWE) and WCW to a worldwide audience (between 1984 and 2000). In spite of being a Canadian, his Scottish ancestry led many to mistake him for a Glaswegian, and his unusual entrance music, which included kilts and bagpipes, made him famous. Rowdy was given the nickname because of his “Scottish” quick temper, impulsiveness, and sense of humor. He is regarded as one of the best heel wrestlers of all time by certain fans, according to The Daily Telegraph. As a result of his WWF/E “Piper’s Pit” interview segment, he was able to capture 34 titles. While introducing Piper to the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005, Ric Flair called him “the finest skilled wrestler ever.”. Additionally, Piper is well-known for his parts in cult films such as 1988’s They Live, in which he played the starring role of John Nada, and for his portrayal as Da’ Maniac in the FX comedy Professional wrestler Sunny in Philadelphia is insane and always sunny. As Sam Hell in the horror-comedy Hell Comes to Frogtown, he became instant fame overnight.