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Post by Hollywood Dang on Fri Jul 30, 2010 5:57 am

We all know when it comes to a fight pro-wrestling is strongest, but which wrestler where ready to proof that with enough success to be worth mentioned. (I did not count wrestling (freestyle or greco roman) because if so this list could be endless.

Ken Shamrock

Maybe the biggest draw in the earlier UFC-days and a legend.

Championships (thanks to Wikipedia)

Professional wrestling

* Pro Wrestling Illustrated
o Most Improved Wrestler of the Year (1997)
o PWI ranked him #226 of the 500 best singles wrestlers of the PWI Years in 2003
* South Atlantic Pro Wrestling
o SAPW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
* Total Nonstop Action Wrestling
o NWA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
* World Wrestling Federation
o WWF Intercontinental Championship (1 time)
o WWF Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Big Boss Man
o King of the Ring (1998)

Mixed martial arts

* Ultimate Fighting Championship
o UFC Superfight Championship (3 times)
o UFC Hall of Fame
* Pancrase Hybrid Wrestling
o King of Pancrase (1994)
o King of Pancrase 24-man Tournament winner
* World Mixed Martial Arts Association
o WMMAA Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
* Pride Fighting Championships
o Pride Grand Prix 2000 Finals Superfight

Brock Lesnar

Anyone knows him, also fletch.

Championships:
Professional wrestling

* New Japan Pro Wrestling
o IWGP Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[56]

* Inoki Genome Federation
o IWGP World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)

* Ohio Valley Wrestling
o OVW Southern Tag Team Championship (3 times) – with Shelton Benjamin[23]

* Pro Wrestling Illustrated
o PWI Feud of the Year (2003) vs. Kurt Angle[118]
o PWI Match of the Year (2003) vs. Kurt Angle – a 60 minute Iron Man match on SmackDown!, September 16[119]
o PWI Most Improved Wrestler of the Year (2002)[120]
o PWI Wrestler of the Year (2002)[121]
o PWI ranked him #1 of the 500 best singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2003[122]

* World Wrestling Entertainment
o WWE Championship (3 times)1[123]
o King of the Ring (2002)[12]
o Royal Rumble (2003)[13]

* Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards
o Best Brawler (2003)[124]
o Best Wrestling Maneuver (2002) F-5
o Feud of the Year (2003) vs. Kurt Angle[125]
o Most Improved Wrestler (2002, 2003)[126]

1Lesnar's first reign was as WWE Undisputed Champion.

Mixed martial arts

* Ultimate Fighting Championship
o UFC Heavyweight Championship (1 time, current)
o Submission of the Night (1 time)

Tank Abott

You can love or not hate him, but he came in as a brawler (with some wrestling) and destroyed many martial art masters so easy. I liked also his WCW run, even if his feud with Goldberg could have been longer and better.

Championships:

* UFC 6: Clash of the Titans Runner-Up
* UU 96 – Ultimate Ultimate 1996 Runner-Up

Tony Halme "Ludvig Borga"

Awesome heel in the early 90's of the WWE. To bad it seems he was a lunatic in privat life, but may he found his rest.

Championships:

Pro Wrestling:
* Catch Wrestling Association
o CWA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[17]

* New Japan Pro Wrestling
o IWGP Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Scott Norton[9]

* Pro Wrestling Illustrated
o PWI ranked him #145 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 1993[3]

Boxing
o Finish HW-champ (2x)
o WBF Americas HW-champ (1x)
o Runner-Up for the NBA HW-title

...................Ok so can name some more examples?

I could also name Dos Caras or Coleman, but both didn't play a big roll in the other business (not that big, no disrespect), so i was to lazy.
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Post by The Super Hyper Creep on Fri Jul 30, 2010 6:02 am

Masakatsu Funaki



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Post by The Super Hyper Creep on Fri Jul 30, 2010 6:12 am

Minoru Suzuki

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Post by Jride on Fri Jul 30, 2010 8:54 am

The Undertaker is a brown belt in BJJ I believe.

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Post by Fizzle on Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:07 pm

roddy piper judo under gene lebell
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Post by thearmofbarlow on Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:13 pm

Steve Blackman.

Too easy though, huh? Laughing
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Post by Donowaman on Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:57 pm

None of them, unless they already have a base in a style.

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Post by Hollywood Dang on Wed Aug 18, 2010 1:46 am

Donowaman wrote:None of them, unless they already have a base in a style.

Not really, in many countries pro-wrestling comes from catch-wrestling which is a legit grapplingstyle.

Just look at Kenny
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Post by Mighty Trust Krusher on Wed Aug 18, 2010 1:48 am

I'd like to see Shelton Benjamin give it a shot.

or Jack Swagger.
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Post by Donowaman on Wed Aug 18, 2010 1:58 am

Hollywood Dang wrote:
Donowaman wrote:None of them, unless they already have a base in a style.

Not really, in many countries pro-wrestling comes from catch-wrestling which is a legit grapplingstyle.

Just look at Kenny

Ken also trained for professional fights.

The average Puro guy was embarrassed every time they stepped into the Pride ring. To even compare them to guys like Shamrock or Sakuraba would be crazy.

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