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Wonderful had an illustrious career as part of the Four Horsemen, with several title reigns and induction into the WWE Hall of Fame in Not only did Duggan win the first-ever Royal Rumble, he also had the most bizarre TV title reign after he found the belt lying in the trash and declared himself the champion.
One of the most tragic stories in wrestling, the Von Erich family suffered tragedy after tragedy. Yet despite their troubles, the Texas Tornado was one of the most exciting wrestlers ever in the WWE.
Badd persona made him hugely popular in WCW. The Honky Tonk Man. The Honky Tonk Man holds the record for the longest Intercontinental Title reign, one that will probably never be broken.
His incredible feat lasted days. His feud with Sabu is considered by many to be the greatest in the history of ECW. He held every major title for the company and also enjoyed later success in the WWE.
Santana not only held most of the WWE championships, he was also the only man other than Hulk Hogan to be involved in the first nine Wrestlemanias.
The Hardcore Legend has been inducted to just about every wrestling hall of fame there is, and was also awarded the honorary lifetime of ECW Champion for all the work he did for the company.
Before his tragic death in , Davey Boy Smith had numerous jumps from the WCW to the WWE, where he headlined numerous pay-per-views and feuded with numerous top superstars.
Jake The Snake Roberts. Known for tossing his boa constrictor onto opponents not a euphemism , Roberts was always a fan favorite and claims to have invented his finishing move, the DDT.
The youngest of the Guerrero brothers, Eddie won 23 different titles during his career, which was cut tragically short when he was found dead in The Russian Nightmare spent the majority of his career in the NWA and, unfortunately, had his promising career cut short in at Halloween Havoc when Vader hit him with a stiff closeline, resulting in a severe neck injury.
Known as the Man of 1, Holds, Malenko had success in the major organizations and was named Wrestler of the Year in by Pro Wrestling Illustrated.
Considered by many of his peers as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time, Hart won the King of the Ring and WWE Intercontinental Title.
He once eliminated 11 of the 30 Royal Rumble participants by himself, including the quickest elimination of another competitor. He is also a record nine-time Intercontinental Champion.
Also known as Curt Hennig, he pretty much did it all. The Million Dollar Man is considered by many to be the greatest wrestling villain of all time.
He headlined multiple pay-per-views, including winning the King of the Ring before creating his Million Dollar Championship belt.
Piper is one of the most recognizable faces in professional wrestling, appearing in movies and television shows, as well.
The top tag team on the list, the Road Warriors had incredible success in the major U. Many consider them the greatest tag team of all time; they were inducted into the Hall of Fame in No wrestler ever sacrificed his body for a match more than Cactus Jack.
As one of the most agile super heavyweights of all time, Vader dominated the WWF, WCW and Japan, using his signature moonsault, powerbomb and, for a short time, the inverted powerbomb.
After his explosive debut in WCW, Goldberg went on an undefeated streak when he went and became the first undefeated world champion in the history of professional wrestling.
Beyond all of his accomplishments, the Undertaker holds what may be the most impressive and unbreakable record in professional wrestling; he is 20—0 at Wrestlemania events.
He feuded with Randy Savage and Mr. Michaels is the only wrestler to win back-to-back Royal Rumbles in and His in-ring work has always been praised, as he won the PWI Match of the Year award a record eleven times.
Hart has held an unbelievable 32 different championships over a span of five decades. Futahaguro eventually retired after only one and a half years at the top rank and became the only yokozuna in sumo history ever to retire without having won at least one top division championship.
Elevation to yokozuna rank is a multi-stage process. After a tournament, the Yokozuna Deliberation Council, a body of lay people that is, not former sumo wrestlers who are appointed by the Japan Sumo Association to provide an independent quality control on yokozuna promotion, meet and discuss the performance of the top-ranked wrestlers.
Their recommendation is then passed to the Judging division and then the Board of Directors of the Sumo Association who make the final decision. If a wrestler is deemed to have met the criteria then he will be visited in his training stable by a member of the Sumo Association Board of Directors who will formally give him the news.
In the following days a tsuna or ceremonial rope will then be made in his stable and he will practice the ring entrance ceremony with advice from a previous or current yokozuna.
Finally, he will have his inaugural ceremonial ring entry ceremony held at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, which is usually completed within a couple of weeks of the tournament end.
As opposed to all other sumo ranks yokozuna cannot be demoted. A yokozuna is expected to retire if he can no longer compete at the peak of the sport or in some cases if he is deemed to have not upheld the dignity of the rank.
Expectations are so high that, even in the course of one tournament, a yokozuna who early on appears to be headed for a losing tournament will feel the pressure to retire; there are many cases of yokozuna dropping out mid-tournament with a real or imagined injury to avoid a make-koshi a losing record and the expectation to retire.
These expectations are a large part of the reason that the promotion criteria for yokozuna are so strict in the first place.
A brief symbolic "dance" is carried out before filing off to change into their fighting mawashi and prepare for their bouts. A yokozuna , however, is introduced after the lower ranked wrestlers and is flanked by two other top division wrestler "assistants".
The "dewsweeper" or tsuyuharai precedes the yokozuna , while the "sword bearer" or tachimochi follows him into the arena. The sword is a Japanese katana and symbolises the samurai status of the yokozuna.
The tachimochi will always be the more highly ranked of the assisting wrestlers. As indicated above, during the ceremony the yokozuna will wear his tsuna around his waist.
The ceremonial aprons of all three form a matching set. Once in the ring the yokozuna takes centre stage and performs a much more complex ritual dance.
The dance can take one of two forms, one of which the yokozuna usually chooses when he is first promoted. Indeed there are some scholars [ who?
This ceremony first started with the former yokozuna Tachiyama in As of January , there have been a total of 72 yokozuna , although formal record keeping only started with Tanikaze and Onogawa in This was seen for five tournaments from May to January , when three yokozuna Wakanohana , Chiyonofuji and Kitanoumi fulfilled this role at various times.
A wrestler at the rank of sekiwake will be considered for promotion if he has achieved a total of at least 33 wins over the three most recent tournaments , including ten or more wins in the tournament just completed.
Promotion is discretionary and there are no hard-and-fast rules, though a three-tournament record of 33 wins is considered a near-guarantee.
Most of these vanished from the banzuke soon after, but a few wrestlers, notably Tanikaze Kajinosuke , remained as real wrestlers.
If, on the other hand, he suffers another losing record in the next tournament while kadoban , he is relegated to sekiwake in the following tournament.
No matter how badly he does, he will not fall lower than sekiwake. This system has been in place since the Nagoya Tournament of It represents the highest rank a wrestler can achieve by continuously making a kachi-koshi a winning record in the tournament in tournaments.
Promotion to sekiwake depends on either a space being available, which is quite common, or having a record in the previous tournament that is very convincing.
Typically 11—4 or better as a komusubi is sufficient for promotion to sekiwake even with no normal space available; lower ranks need progressively more wins.
Very occasionally, however, a lucky sekiwake might keep his rank even with a 7—8 record if there are no obvious candidates to replace him, as when the komusubi and the upper maegashira have also had losing records.
In each case the wrestler was merely moved from the sekiwake East rank to the less prestigious West side. For wrestlers reaching this rank the benefits are similar to that for a komusubi.
The salary is higher than for a maegashira and also the wrestler is usually called to appear to flank the chairman of the Sumo Association during the speeches he makes on opening and closing days of the day tournaments that are held six times a year.
If this is the highest rank a wrestler reaches, even if it is only for one tournament, he will always be referred to as "former sekiwake ring name " after his retirement, an indicator of a successful sumo career, even if not achieving the exceptional standards of the two highest ranks.
At any time there must be a minimum of two wrestlers ranked at sekiwake. If circumstances require, this can rise typically to three or four.
The minimum of two requirement means that a certain amount of luck can lead to wrestlers achieving this rank on occasion, if the performance of other wrestlers leaves no obvious candidates to fill the rank.
This luck factor is less common than it is for komusubi promotions. It is also the lowest rank where achieving a kachi-koshi winning record in a tournament is no longer sufficient to guarantee promotion to a higher rank.
Promotion to the next highest rank, sekiwake , depends on either a space being available, which is quite common, or having at least 11 wins in the previous tournament if no normal sekiwake slot is available.
For wrestlers reaching this rank the benefits are a salary increase and also appearing to flank the chairman of the Sumo Association during the speeches he makes on opening and closing days of the official tournaments, held six times a year.
If this is the highest rank a wrestler reaches, even if it is only for one tournament, he will always be referred to as "former komusubi ring name " after his retirement, which is an indicator of a fairly successful sumo career.
At any time there must be a minimum of two wrestlers ranked as komusubi. If circumstances require this can rise to three or four, for example if both komusubi have winning records and an upper maegashira produces such a good score that he cannot reasonably be denied a promotion.
However, this is relatively rare. Komusubi face mainly maegashira in the second week, but often wrestlers new to the rank are so demoralised by this point that they lose these matches too.
Few men making their komusubi debut return a kachi-koshi or winning record in the ensuing tournament.