How Well Do You Know These WWE Champions?

Stella Alexander

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About This Quiz

"Can you smell what The Rock is cooking?" While Dwayne Johnson was always cooking up something in the wrestling ring, today we've cooked and we're serving up this quiz! Of all of the greatest WWE champions of all-time, how well do you know them?

While many people might today know it as the WWE, this wrestling world didn't begin as that. Founded in 1952 by Jess McMahon and Toots Mondt, the WWE began as Capitol Wrestling Corporation Ltd. This company would soon be acquired by Jess McMahon's son, Vince McMahon, the current chairman and CEO of the WWE. Once acquired by Titan Sports, Inc., it would soon transform to the WWF (World Wrestling Federation) and add on WCW (World Championship Wrestling) and ECW (Extreme Championship Wrestling). Throughout this time, their wrestling world continued to grow until their name change in 2002. That's when the World Wrestling Federation became World Wrestling Entertainment. 

Throughout its long history, the WWE has seen many superstars and champions within its ring. One can't mention the greats without names like Hulk Hogan, Steve Austin, and Triple H. The Rock, Shawn Michaels, and The Undertaker were always crowd favorites. While these are just a few WWE champions, how many of them can you remember? Let's find out!

There have been hundreds of champions to pass through the WWE ring over the last few decades. How many of them can you remember? Will you knock this quiz into submission or will you be forced to tap out?

When it comes to this WWE champion, you might not be able to see him.

John Cena joined the WWE in 2001 before debuting in 2002. One of the most popular WWE wrestlers, he is known for his catchphrase, "You can't see me." His finishing move is called the "Attitude Adjustment."

Also called "Diesel," this wrestler was known for his Jackknife Powerbomb.

Kevin Nash got his start in the WCW before moving on to the WWE. Also going by the name Diesel, he was a member of the nWo, or New World Order, with Scott Hall and Hulk Hogan. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2015.

Often called "The American Dream," this wrestler was the son of a plumber.

Dusty Rhodes joined the WCW in the mid-80s and was billed as the son of a plumber. His finishing move was called the "Dusty Finish." He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2007.

This "Stone Cold" wrestler wasn't afraid to "Stone Cold Stunner" anyone. He even did it to the current U.S. president in 2007.

"Stone Cold" Steve Austin joined the WCW in 1991 and his career grew from there. He was known for his rebellious attitude and his popular finishing move, the "Stone Cold Stunner." He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2009.

Commonly paired with his WWE "brother," Christian, this wrestler often put his opponents through an "execution."

Edge joined the WWF in 1998. For his storyline, he was paired with the wrestler, Christian. The duo was billed as two brothers. His finishing move was known as "Edgecution." He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2012.

Going by his last name, this wrestler took his talents from the NFL to the WCW with his finishing move, the "Jackhammer."

In 1997, Goldberg joined the WCW with immediate success. He was known for his finishing move, the Jackhammer. In 2018, Goldberg was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

Commonly referred to as "The Hitman," this champion was known for his signature move, the Sharpshooter.

Bret "The Hitman" Hart joined the WWF in 1984. He was known for the duo, The Hart Foundation, as well as his success on his own. His signature move was the Sharpshooter and he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2006.

Part of Team XTreme, this female wrestler was known for her headscissors takedown.

Lita first joined ECW in 1999 before moving over to the WWF. She was paired with the Hardy Boyz and their trio was called Team XTreme. Lita's storyline also put her in a relationship with Jeff Hardy. She was known for her moonsault and headscissors takedown.

This three-named wrestler is known for his 5-Star Frog Splash.

Rob Van Dam first got his WWE start in the WCW in 1992 before moving on to ECW in 1996. While in the ring, he first started out as Robbie V before changing his name. He was known for his finishing move, the 5-Star Frog Splash.

Known for his white eyes, this "chokeslam" wrestler was billed as the half-brother of The Undertaker.

Kane first joined the WWF in 1995 alongside Jerry Lawler. Soon after, he was transformed into the character Kane, who was billed as The Undertaker's half-brother. While they were eventually at odds, they were billed as the Brothers of Destruction.

Possibly one of the most famous WWE champions, this flashy wrestler might call you his "brother."

Hulk Hogan might be one of the most famous wrestlers to come through the WWE. He began his WCW career in the 1980s. He is known for many signature moves, one of them being his "Leg Drop." We was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005.

This "Harlem Heat" member was known as Kole before becoming famous for his scissor kick.

Booker T began his WCW career in 1993 as a duo of Harlem Heat. He was known for his signature move, the scissor kick. Booker T was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013.

This current WWE superstar is well-known as a duo with his brother, Matt, and is often seen with his signature move, the Swanton Bomb.

Jeff Hardy joined the WWE in 1994. In 1998, he formed the Hardy Boyz with his real-life brother, Matt Hardy. The two would go on to form Team XTreme with fellow female wrestler, Lita. Jeff Hardy is an active wrestler in the WWE as of 2018.

As the character Hunter Hearst Helmsley, you wouldn't want to be "Pedigreed" by this popular wrestler.

Triple H is probably one of the most popular wrestlers in the WWE. He has been a part of D-Generation X alongside Shawn Michaels and Chyna. In his WWE storyline, he married Vince McMahon's daughter, Stephanie, who became his real wife in 2003. The wrestler is known for his entrance and his finishing move, the pedigree.

Watch your ankles! This wrestler isn't afraid to put you into an Ankle Lock.

Kurt Angle began his career in the WWF in 1998. He originally got his start in wrestling as an NCAA champion. Known for his move, the Ankle Lock, Kurt Angle has also been inducted into both the TNA Hall of Fame and the WWE Hall of Fame.

You wouldn't want to get into a Casket Match with this wrestler. He'll probably put you in a "Tombstone."

The Undertaker joined the WCW in 1989 before moving to the WWF in 1990. First known as "Mean" Mark Callous, he soon became known as The Undertaker. In his storyline, he is the half-brother of Kane, the duo often referred to as the Brothers of Destruction.

This masked wrestler is known for his spinning 619 around the post.

Rey Mysterio began his ECW career in 1995 before moving on to the WCW and then the WWE. He is known for his signature move, 619, which is a spin he performs around the post.

Ohhhhhh yeahhhhh! This "Macho Man" was known for his Flying Elbow Drop.

Randy Savage began his WWF career in 1985. He was known for his signature move, the Flying Elbow Drop. He passed away in 2011 and was posthumously inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2015.

At 7 feet tall, this "Showstopper" wrestler used to go by the name, "The Giant."

Big Show joined WCW in 1995 as The Giant. He would go on to join the WWF in 1999 as "Big Nasty" before changing his name to "Big Show." He is known for a chokeslam which he nicknamed, "The Showstopper."

This "Nature Boy" loves his robes and is known for his figure four leg lock.

Ric Flair joined the WCW in 1986. One of the most classic wrestlers, he is known for his finishing move, the figure four leg drop. He is the only person who has been inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame twice. First in 2008 by himself and again in 2012 as a member of the Four Horsemen.

Often dressed as a sumo wrestler, this WWE champion is known for the "Stink Face."

Rikishi joined the WWF as part of the duo, Headshrinkers. He soon left his character of Fatu behind before transforming into Rikishi in 1999. He was known for his signature move, the "Stink Face." Rikishi was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2015.

Also known as "Mankind" and "Cactus Jack," this wrestler is known for wearing a sock on his hand.

Mick Foley joined the WCW in 1991 as "Cactus Jack." He would later transform his character to his real life name, "Mick" Foley. He was known for carrying a dirty sock while he wrestled, using it in his signature move, the Socko Claw. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013.

This wrestler is the current WWE Universal Champion as of March 2018.

Brock Lesnar debuted in the WWF in 2000. In 2004, he left the WWE before returning again in 2012 where he now holds the WWE Universal Championship belt. He is known for his signature move, the F-5.

This "Chick Magnet" is known for making his opponents GTS (Go to Sleep).

CM Punk joined the WWE in 2005. He is recognized for being the WWE champion for over a year, one of the longest reigns the franchise has ever seen.

You might get a TKO in boxing, but you'd get an RKO from this wrester.

Randy Orton comes from a line of professional wrestlers. He joined the WWE in 2002 where he soon joined Triple H, Ric Flair, and Batista in the group, Evolution. He is known for his finishing move, RKO.

A member of Evolution, you wouldn't want to be put in a "Bomb" by this wrestler.

Dave "Batista" joined the WCW in 1997 before moving onto the WWE in 2002. He would go on to join Evolution with Triple H, Randy Orton, and Ric Flair. His signature finishing move was the "Batista Bomb."

Often called the Ninth Wonder of the World, this female wrestler was part of D-Generation X.

Chyna joined the WWF in 1997 as a member of D-Generation X, a duo of Shawn Michaels and Triple H. She was often billed at the Ninth Wonder of the World. She died in 2016.

Known for his entrance song "We lie, we cheat, we steal," this wrestler was known for his signature move, the Three Amigos.

Eddie Guerrero joined the ECW in 1995 before moving on to the WCW in the same year. He was known for this signature finisher, the Three Amigos, where he would perform three suplexes on his opponents. He died in 2005 and was posthumously inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2006.

While everyone was getting ready for Y2K, this wrestler was plugging himself as Y2J.

Chris Jericho joined the WCW before moving on to the WWF in 1999. He is known for his signature move, the Walls of Jericho.

A play on her name, this female wrestler was always ready to deliver some "Stratusfaction."

Trish Stratus joined the WWF in 2000. She was known for her signature move, the Stratusfaction. In 2013, she was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, becoming the youngest person ever to do so.

Often called the "Eighth Wonder of the World," this wrestler was the first to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Andre the Giant joined the WWF in 1982. Known for his massive height and build, he was often billed as the Eighth Wonder of the World. Andre died in 1993 and was posthumously inducted into the Hall of Fame, the first wrestler to do so.

"The Heartbreak Kid," could put anyone to sleep with his "Sweet Chin Music."

Shawn Michaels joined the WWF in 1988 and would later join forces with Triple H and Chyna for D-Generation X. He was known for his signature move, Sweet Chin Music. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011.

With a face full of white paint, this wrestler might put you in a Scorpion Deadlock.

Sting joined the WCW in 1991 before moving on to TNA in 2003. He was known for his signature, the Scorpion Deadlock. He has been inducted into both the TNA Hall of Fame and the WWE Hall of Fame.

This WWE wrestler and manager was known for carrying around an urn.

Paul Bearer joined the WWF in 1990 as a manager and sometimes wrestler. He is well known for being the Undertaker's manager. He died in 2013 and was posthumously inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2014.

If you can't smell what this wrestler is cooking, he might use the People's Elbow on you.

One of the most popular wrestlers to come out of the WWE, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson joined in 1996. He is known for very many catchphrases, his most popular, "Do you smell what The Rock is cookin'?" He is known for his signature move, the People's Elbow.

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