WrestleMania 31, and the Biggest WWE Superstars in Cyberspace
It’s that time of year again, and we’re marking Sunday’s WrestleMania 31 — and the star-studded weekend surrounding it, at San Francisco’s Levi’s Stadium — with this PeekScore list.
Not featured on the below list, but surely generating excitement today is 56-year old Sting; who will be wrestling McMahon’s son-in-law, and WWE head creative honcho, Triple H on Sunday. Sting (or Steve Borden, to his family) is probably the most famous wrestler of the WrestleMania era to have never appeared at the big event.
As always with these lists, we note that we’re not comparing ring skills, nor are we assessing levels of fame in the world at large. This is a comparison of the sizes of the various digital footprints of these burly sports entertainers, and the lasting impacts they’ve made — either directly or passively — on the Web.
Clicking on the items in the list below will lead you the corresponding grappler’s PeekYou profile; where you’ll find links to social profiles, home pages, fan sites, videos, photos, and much more.
|1||John Cena||Winner of 19 championships, including 12 world titles.||9.30 / 10.00|
|2||Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson||Former champ, legit movie star, comes from a large pro wrestling family.||9.20 / 10.00|
|3||Triple H||The real life son-in-law of WWE chief Vince McMahon, he’s also a major behind-the-scenes creative force within the corporation.||8.92 / 10.00|
|4||Randy Orton||Another from a large pro wrestling family, he was the youngest ever to hold the WWE’s world heavyweight championship.||8.83 / 10.00|
|5||CM Punk||Former WWE champion.||8.83 / 10.00|
|6||Steve Austin||Along with The Rock, Austin is the great icon of WWE’s much ballyhooed “Attitude Era” of the 1990s.||8.77 / 10.00|
|7||Rey Mysterio||Fights masked, and in a high-flying, acrobatic style resulting from his background in the Mexican, Lucha Libre circuit.||8.63 / 10.00|
|8||The Undertaker||A 20-plus year veteran, he holds a 20-0 undefeated record for his appearances on the pay-per-view juggernaut WrestleMania events.||8.53 / 10.00|
|9||Hulk Hogan||Long-time champion, and the “face” of not only the company, but the entire business, in the 80s.||8.51 / 10.00|
|10||Edge||Now retired, he won 31 championships during his years with WWE.||8.44 / 10.00|
|11||Shawn Michaels||Retired veteran, he was a four-time world champion: a three-time WWF Champion and a former World Heavyweight Champion.||8.39 / 10.00|