There's a major discussion to be had when it comes to the all-time Mt. Rushmore of professional wrestling.
It's practically impossible to come up with four professional wrestlers who stand out from everybody else. How do you choose from a long list that includes the names of Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, Triple H, The Undertaker, The Rock, Steve Austin, Shawn Michaels, Sting, Bruno Sammartino and Chris Jericho, among many others?
And for WWE fans, it's nice to get input from those who have stepped into the ring with some of the best to ever do it. CM Punk took to Twitter last week to share his Mt. Rushmore. He chose Savage, Austin, Harley Race and Mitsuharu Misawa.
As for The Rock? He picked Hogan, Flair, Sammartino and Austin.
WWE superstar and former Universal Champion Seth Rollins appeared on 103.5 KISS FM (h/t WrestlingInc.com), and was asked to reveal his all-time wrestling Mt. Rushmore - and it was eerily similar to The Rock's.
"My Mt. Rushmore is probably Hogan, Rock, Flair and maybe Austin…Shawn Michaels is my favorite wrestler of all-time and I'd love to put him on that Mt. Rushmore and Triple H has contributed so much to the longevity of the business," Rollins said. "But from a money-drawing perspective, those are still my top four."
Meanwhile, Austin and The Rock emerged as the top faces of WWE during the Attitude Era in the '90s. These were the two primary superstars who helped WWE get past WCW in the Monday Night Wars, and even though their tenures in the company didn't last long, the impacts of both Austin and Rock in the wrestling world are still being felt today.
Hogan, Flair And Austin Belong On The Mt. Rushmore
Again, there are plenty of big names to choose from in making up the wrestling Mt. Rushmore. But it's really hard to make one up without including Hogan, Nature Boy and the Texas Rattlesnake. These were all massive money-making draws who captured the hearts of fans like no other. These men always put on a show in the ring, and it's impossible where WWE would be without them. Thus, it's fair to say that most Mt. Rushmores must contain Hogan, Flair and Austin.