World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) have some of the best fans in the world. Whether they love or hate certain wrestlers, they will let you know how they honestly feel about them and have a great deal of passion about it. From signs, to fan apparel, to chants, the WWE fans without a shadow of a doubt are the best sports fans in the world today.
Now winning over fans in the WWE is not always the easiest thing. Whether they like entertainers/wrestlers promos, wrestling style or just their personality, sometimes it takes a while to win over the WWE crowd.
Then there are some of the special wrestlers that come along that fans connect with right away. Theses wrestlers just bring a energy that wins the audience over every week when they come out and perform. It could come from their personal life, their toughness in the ring, their wrestling style, or the struggles they have overcome to get to the point where they are now. These are the type of wrestlers that are not forced on WWE fans such as John Cena. Despite getting booed every week for the past decade, the WWE still tries to force the WWE Universe to love Cena and what he stands for.
This list is for the wrestlers that came on the scene and received a loving, respectful and appreciative energy from the WWE Universe. These are the wrestlers that fans love to see every week because they can relate to them or they just have a fan-wrestler connection immediately.
13 Rey Mysterio
Rey Mysterio came on the scene like no other, mainly because he wore a mask and stood at 5 feet 2 inches in height. As soon as Mysterio's music hit and he shot out from the ground into the air, the fans knew Mysterio would be special. His high-flying and counter style of fighting grabbed the audience's attention right away, especially with his 619 finishing move.
The WWE Universe was on Mysterio's side because they wanted to see this man, that many did not think would last due to his size, succeed in the WWE. Mysterio proved that despite being an underdog, he could hang with the big dogs.
Mysterio went on to become a two-time World Heavyweight Champion, one-time WWE Champion, three-time Cruiserweight Champion, two-time Intercontinental Champion, four-time WWE Tag Team Champion with four different partners and beat out 29 other superstars to win the Royal Rumble in 2006.
12 Rob Van Dam
When RVD came to WWE, the fans were quickly drawn to the former face of ECW.
RVD had a high-flying, electric, energetic style of wrestling, showing that he belonged in the business. To add on to that, he had the infamous chant R-V-D that the crowd loved. Of course RVD also had the infamous high-flying Frog Splash that looked like he could fly from one corner to the other if he wanted.
11 Eddie Guerrero
Eddie Guerrero Frog Splashed onto the scene with a bang. Guerrero won the fans over with his lying, cheating and stealing method, making all his matches afterwards very entertaining as fans waited to see how he would finesse his way to win his next match.
Guerrero did everything to faking injures, pinning opponents while using the ropes or grabbing their tights, throwing chairs at opponents to catch and then laying on the mat as if he was hit and many more shenanigans.
This style of wrestling has made Guerrero a one-time WWE Champion, four-time WWE Tag Team Champion with three different partners, one-time United States Champion, two-time European Champion, two-time Intercontinental Champion and a 2006 Hall of Fame Inductee.
10 Jeff Hardy
Jeff Hardy flew onto the scene with his brother Matt as The Hardy Boyz, a high-flying tag team that were fearless. In 2002, Hardy decided he wanted to make a name for himself and split apart from his brother to become a singles competitor.
Hardy got his chance against The Undertaker for the Undisputed Championship in a Ladder Match. Although he came up short, he earned the respect of, not only The Undertaker, but also WWE fans. Hardy showed the heart, courage and confidence of a champion, regardless of the outcome of the match.
Hardy never gave up and continued to fight and train even harder. This drive made Hardy a one-time WWE Champion, two-time World Heavyweight Champion, four-time Intercontinental Champion, one-time European Champion, three-time Hardcore Champion, one-time Light Heavyweight Champion and six-time World Tag Team Champion with his brother.
9 Brock Lesnar
Brock Lesnar came to the WWE and dominated from the beginning with Paul Heyman by his side. WWE fans were shocked when they saw Lesnar clean house when he first stepped foot into the ring and did it in a effective way.
In less then six months after joining WWE's roster, Lesnar defeated The Rock at SummerSlam for the Undisputed WWE Championship. With this win, Lesnar became the youngest WWE Champion at age 25 before leaving the company in 2004.
In 2012, Lesnar returned to the WWE and made an immediate impact. The Beast, alongside side Paul Heyman of course, are bigger now then they ever were. Since his return, Lesnar defeated John Cena for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and ended The Undertaker's undefeated streak at WrestleMania.
Bill Goldberg came into wrestling as a fan favorite and an unbelievable competitor. Goldberg started off his wrestling career by winning his first 174 matches. Most of his matches lasted less then two minutes. Goldberg's awesome entrance would play in with his fan connection.
Goldberg made his debut on WWE by spearing The Rock, who wasn't really loved at this point in his career, which made WWE fans love Goldberg. With finishing moves such as the Spear and the Jackhammer, his brawler fighting style was very aggressive.
7 CM Punk
In 2006, CM Punk made his ECW debut as a hardcore, eager and passionate wrestler. In 2008, Punk made his presence known in the WWE after winning the Money in the Bank. Punk shocked the world on Raw when he cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase after Batista put a beaten on then World Heavyweight Champion Edge and won his first World Heavyweight Championship.
During his reign in the WWE, Punk was very outspoken and held nothing back. At times, he expressed even how he felt about other wrestlers, the company itself, and Vince McMahon.
The controversial Punk is a two-time WWE Champion, three-time World Heavyweight Champion, one-time ECW Champion, one-time Intercontinental, one-time World Tag Team Champion with Kofi Kingston and the only wrestler to win the Money in the Bank briefcase back-to-back in 2008 and 2009.
6 Daniel Bryan
When Daniel Bryan any didn't expect much from Bryan because of his size. During his debut year in the WWE, Bryan defeated The Miz to earn his first title in the Unites States Championship, building his fan base up at the time.
In 2011, he won the Money in the Bank to earn a shot at the World Heavyweight Championship. Bryan would go on to cash in his briefcase to beat the Big Show at TLC to become World Heavyweight Champion and sparking his famous chant in the process.
The "Yes" chants from the crowd are probably the biggest and most popular chanted ever in WWE history. When this chant is going, there is nobody sitting and everybody is raising their fingers to the sky while chanting "Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes," around each and every arena.
5 Triple H
Triple H came into WWE as Hunter Hearst Helmsley, a Connecticut blueblood before joining forced with Shawn Michaels and forming D-Generation X.
Better known as "The Game" or the "Cerebral Assassin," Triple H took over WWE to become one of the greatest Superstars of all time.
Whether its his great entrance or his great promos, Triple H has had one of the best careers in WWE history and is a shoe-in for the WWE Hall Fame. Although he is with "The Authority" now, fans all over the world will never forget Triple H in the ring.
4 Bret Hart
Brett Hart came onto the scene with his manager Jimmy Hart and brother-in-law Jim Neidhart, forming The Hart Foundation.
Once Hart hit the singles scene, he started to create a fanbase with the WWE Universe and become known as "The Best There Is, The Best There Was and The Best There Ever Will Be."
Hart did not earn that name for nothing, With moves like the Sharpshooter and having the swag like he real was better than everybody, you couldn't help but like him. Hart was a five-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion, two-time Intercontinental Champion, two-time Tag Team Champion with Neidhart and even won the United States Championship later in his career.
3 Shawn Michaels
Shawn Michaels ran his way into the WWE with tag team partner Marty Jannetty as The Rockers. Michaels and Jannetty were fan favorites from the jump, with their high-flying, energetic and enthusiastic ring style.
When Michaels made it to the singles scene, it was the emergence of "The Heartbreak Kid," including the debut of his infamous theme music "Sexy Boy."
From then on, Michaels made it known to the WWE that he was gone to be a threat and was not going anywhere.Michaels earned numerous nicknames because he would go out there and give the fans what they wanted on a nightly basis, and that was a show. Those nicknames included "HBK," "The Showstopper," "The Headliner," and "Mr. WrestleMania."
2 Ric Flair
When Ric Flair came out to that rich music and rocking the robes, fans did not approve at first, but that didn't last long. Flair showed that even though he was the "Nature Boy" he fought like a man once he got inside of that ring. Flair still holds the record until this day for shortest time to win a World Championship since debuting, which was 113 days, in 1991.
This was only the beginning for the "Limousine Ridin,' Jet Flyin,' Kiss Stealin,' Wheelin' Dealin,' Son of a Gun" in WWE. Flair was also known as the "The Dirtiest Player in the Game," referring to his do what whatever it takes to win a match method.
When the lights go out and that errie music plays, as the smoke fills the arena, and The Undertaker slowly walks down the ramp, chills go through fans bones every time. From his eyes rolling in the back of his head to the most dramatic and best entrance of a superstar in history, to the Chokeslam and Tombstone, "The Deadmen" is a one of a kind Superstar.
The Undertaker is the most intimidating wrestler in WWE history by far. When he steps inside the ring and the lights turn on as his eyes slowly come back down and he stares at his opponent across the ring, the whole atmosphere changes. The Undertaker is like a Freddy Kreuger or Jason. He just has that demeanor about him that puts fear in you, just by looking at him.
The Undertaker is a four-time WWE Champion, three-time World Heavyweight Champion and surprisingly a six-time Tag Team Champion with four different partners, and of course he has the record of 22-1 at Wrestlemania.
Stone Cold took over WWE during his time. His wrestling style, his cockiness, his promos, everything was just on point. Austin was a short-tempered, beer-drinking fan favorite.
The Texas Rattlesnake had sayings such as "And that's the bottom line, cuz Stone Cold said so" and of course the infamous "What?" chants that are still used today by fans to try and make current Superstars mad and disrespect them.
Austin was a six-time WWE Champion, two-time Intercontinental Champion, four-time Tag Team Champion with four different partners and the only WWE Superstar in history to win three Royal Rumbles.
1 The Rock
The number one spot goes to none other than The Rock. The Rock has so many memorable moments in WWE history that don't even involve wrestling, which makes him the best all-around fan favorite in WWE history.
The Rock had the best on mic and promo skills in WWE. Some fans wouldn't even care about his matches as they would rather see him in the ring with a mic.
In addition to all his unforgettable quotes and sayings, The Rock wasn't that bad as a wrestler either. He was a two-time WCW/World Heavyweight Champion, a eight-time WWE Champion, two-time Intercontinental Champion, five-time Tag Team Champion with three different partners and the Royal Rumble winner in 2000.
The Rock is, without a shadow of a doubt, "The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment.
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