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The 50 greatest WWE superstars of all-time ranked in controversial new list ahead of WrestleMania 40

The 50 greatest WWE superstars of all-time ranked in controversial new list ahead of WrestleMania 40

The greatest WWE superstars have been named and ranked.

The 50 greatest WWE superstars of all-time have been named and ranked in a controversial list ahead of WrestleMania 40.

WWE's blockbuster two-night extravaganza commences on Saturday before delivering another huge show on Sunday.

The likes of The Rock, Roman Reigns, Cody Rhodes, Seth 'Freakin' Rollins and Randy Orton to name but a few will compete in Philadelphia.

Ahead of WrestleMania 40, Bleacher Report have ranked the 50 greatest WWE superstars in history - featuring stars who will be competing this weekend.

The criteria to determine the list was based on historical significance, championships, popularity, needle-mover, time active, PPV appearances and skills (in-ring, mic, charisma).

The Rock, who returns to action for the first time in 11 years, is ranked seventh while Reigns is ranked 13th.

Orton and Rallins are ranked 19th and 26th respectively.

Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart tops the list following his legendary career ahead of 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin, 'Macho Man' Randy Savage and The Undertaker.

John Cena, Bruno Sammartino, Shawn Michaels, 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper and Hulk Hogan round out the top ten.

The likes of Kurt Angle, Mick Foley, Eddie Guerrero, CM Punk, Triple H and Edge featured from 11-25.

Kane, Booker T, Jeff Hardy and The Big Show were also named in the list.

Check out the top 50 below:

  1. Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart
  2. 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin
  3. 'Macho Man' Randy Savage
  4. The Undertaker
  5. John Cena
  6. Bruno Sammartino
  7. The Rock
  8. Shawn Michaels
  9. 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper
  10. Huk Hogan
  11. Kurt Angle
  12. Rey Mysterio
  13. Roman Reigns
  14. Andre The Giant
  15. Mick Foley
  16. Chris Jericho
  17. Brock Lesnar
  18. Eddie Guerrero
  19. Randy Orton
  20. CM Punk
  21. Triple H
  22. Daniel Bryan
  23. Becky Lynch
  24. Ric Flair
  25. Edge
  26. Seth Rollins
  27. Charlotte Flair
  28. Chyna
  29. Trish Stratus
  30. Razor Ramon
  31. Kane
  32. Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
  33. Booker T
  34. Ricky 'The Dragon' Steamboat
  35. Ultimate Warrior
  36. Batista
  37. Mr Perfect
  38. Owen Hart
  39. RVD
  40. 'Superstar' Billy Graham
  41. Sasha Banks
  42. 'Ravishing' Rick Rude
  43. Jeff Hardy
  44. Kofi Kingston
  45. Asuka
  46. AJ Styles
  47. Dean Ambrose
  48. Vader
  49. Lita
  50. Big Show
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Topics: WWE, WrestleMania