Professional wrestling is unlike many other professional “sports” in several regards. Sports fans would be shocked to see a running back or 3rd basemen play into their 50s or even 60s, but this type of thing has become somewhat common in professional wrestling. It seems that many popular wrestlers never truly leave the sport they love until they are forced out for one reason or another. Take The Undertaker for example, at 50 years old this guy just keeps competing. Guys like The Undertaker and Triple H may only wrestle part time now, but it is still amazing what some of these athletes can do, and how far they can continue to push their aging bodies.
While not just any wrestler can keep competing well into his 50s and beyond, it is even more difficult for someone of that age to actually win a world championship. With so many new young wrestlers entering into the business (just look at NXT) it seems nearly impossible that someone in their 40s, 50s, or even 60s, could keep up with the younger crowd and even defeat the best of them for some of the biggest prizes in wrestling. The men on this list have all achieved a remarkable accomplishment by winning the WWE, WCW, TNA, or ECW Championship well after many pro wrestlers from their era have long retired.
10 The Undertaker - 44 years, 194 days old
9 Bob Backlund - 45 years, 101 days old
8 Kurt Angle - 46 years, 53 days old
7 Randy Savage - 46 years, 238 days old
6 Lou Thesz - 46 years, 275 days old
5 Hulk Hogan - 48 years, 253 days old
4 Ric Flair - 51 years, 94 days old
3 Sting - 52 years, 113 days old
2 Terry Funk - 52 years, 287 days old
1 Vince McMahon - 61 years, 248 days old
Let’s face it; Vince McMahon can do anything he wants to do in the WWE because he owns the company. Technically McMahon could hold both the #1 and #2 spots on this list, but we combined them into one. The actual record goes to McMahon, who won the ECW Championship from Bobby Lashley when he was a spry 61 years and 248 days old. This angered true ECW fans, who felt that Vince made a mockery of their beloved championship. Mr. McMahon also holds the #2 spot for winning the WWE Championship from Triple H on Smack Down in 1999 when he was 54 years and 23 days old. McMahon vacated the title a few days later and Triple H eventually won it back. At 70 years of age, it would not be surprising to see Vince give himself the title one more time and shatter his previous two records.
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