Oldest Active Wrestlers in the World

14 Oldest Active Wrestlers in the World

Professional wrestling is a tough business. It takes dedication and sacrifice to make it in this industry. Wrestlers put their bodies on the line every time they step inside the ring. However, that’s not to say that professional wrestlers aren’t old people as well.

In fact, some wrestlers are older than most people think. Many professional wrestlers continue to compete beyond what most people would consider “normal” when it comes to this job.

Many of these older wrestlers are still able to put on fantastic matches and have solid performances, but how long can these grapplers keep going? This article looks at 14 of the oldest current wrestlers in the world today who are still active and competing as professionals.

14. Franklin Robert Lashley a.k.a. Bobby Lashley (July 16, 1976 – present)

Age: 45 years old
Wrestling Debut: 2005
Height: 1.91 m
Net Worth: $4 Million

Franklin Robert Lashley a.k.a. Bobby Lashleyphoto source: Twitter

Bobby Lashley (Franklin Robert Lashley in real life) is an American professional wrestler, mixed martial artist, and former United States Army officer. He is currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the Raw brand.

Lashley is a former two-time ECW World Champion, a one-time United States Champion, and a one-time Intercontinental Champion in WWE. He has also held the TNA World Heavyweight Championship three times and the Impact X Division Championship once.

Lashley is the only man to have held all three titles in WWE and TNA at the same time. In MMA, Lashley is a former Bellator Heavyweight World Champion, winning the title in his promotional debut.

Some of the highlights of Lashley’s career as a professional wrestler include his victory over The Big Show at WrestleMania 23 in a singles match, as well as his victory in the 2006 Royal Rumble match.


13. Shelton Benjamin (July 9, 1975 – present)

Age: 46 years old
Wrestling Debut: 2002
Height: 1.88 m
Net Worth: $2 Million

Shelton Benjaminphoto source: WWE

Shelton Benjamin is a professional wrestler who is currently signed to WWE. He is a former two-time United States Champion and a one-time Intercontinental Champion.

Some of the highlights of Shelton Benjamin’s career include winning the United States Championship from John Cena in 2004, and then successfully defending it against Cena in a rematch at WrestleMania 21. He also won the Intercontinental Championship from Carlito in 2006.

In recent years, Shelton Benjamin has been a part of The New Day, and he has also competed in the King of the Ring tournament in 2019.


12. Oscar Gutierrez a.k.a. Rey Mysterio (December 11, 1974 – present)

Age: 47 years old
Wrestling Debut: 2002
Height: 1.68 m
Net Worth: $10 Million

Oscar Gutierrez a.k.a. Rey Mysteriophoto source: The Famous People

Oscar Gutierrez, better known as Rey Mysterio, is a Mexican-American professional wrestler who is currently signed to WWE. He is also a two-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion, a one-time WWE Cruiserweight Champion, and a one-time Intercontinental Champion.

In 1996, Mysterio signed with World Championship Wrestling (WCW), where he became one of the promotion’s top stars. In 2001, he left WCW when it was purchased by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE). Mysterio debuted in the WWF as part of The Invasion storyline, aligning himself with The Alliance.

He won the WWE Intercontinental Championship and the WWE Tag Team Championship with Edge during his time with the company.

He was also a two-time Royal Rumble winner, in 2006 and 2007. In 2015, Mysterio returned to WWE after a nearly three-year absence, and has since been appearing on a part-time basis.


11. Matt Hardy (September 23, 1974 – present)

Age: 48 years old
Wrestling Debut: 1992
Height: 1.88 m
Net Worth: $5 Million

Matt Hardyphoto source: WWE

Matt Hardy is a professional wrestler who is currently signed to WWE. He is best known for his work in WWE’s tag team division, where he has held numerous championships with his real-life brother Jeff Hardy, as well as with Michael Cole and Bray Wyatt.

Hardy is also known for his work in Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), where he was a multi-time heavyweight champion.

Some of the highlights of Hardy’s career include winning the WWE Tag Team Championship a record 10 times, as well as the World Heavyweight Championship and the WWE Hardcore Championship. Hardy has also won the TNA World Heavyweight Championship twice, the ECW World Heavyweight Championship once, and the Intercontinental Championship once.


10. William Jason Reso a.k.a. Christian Cage (November 30, 1973 – present)

Age: 48 years old
Wrestling Debut: 1995
Height: 1.85 m
Net Worth: $4 Million

William Jason Reso a.k.a. Christian Cagephoto source: tvtropes.org

William Jason Reso, a.k.a. Christian Cage, is best known for his time with WWE under the ring name Christian, a one-time World Heavyweight Champion and nine-time World Tag Team Champion.

Christian began his career in the independent circuit in 1995, before being signed by WWE in 1998. He debuted on WWE’s main roster in 1999 and quickly rose to prominence, winning the Intercontinental Championship and Hardcore Championship.

He has won numerous championships and accolades throughout his career, including multiple world championships and tag team championships. He is a one-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion, a nine-time World Tag Team Champion, and a two-time ECW World Champion.


9. Montel Vontavious Porter (October 30, 1973 – present)

Age: 48 years old
Wrestling Debut: 1992
Height: 1.96 m
Net Worth: $14 Million

Montel Vontavious Porterphoto source: Wikipedia

Montel Vontavious Porter, better known by his ring name MVP, is an American professional wrestler signed to WWE. He is a former United States Champion, a two-time WWE Tag Team Champion, and a one-time World Tag Team Champion.

Porter began his professional wrestling career in 2002, wrestling for various independent promotions in the southeastern United States.

In 2005, he signed a contract with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and was assigned to their development territory, Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW). He was promoted to WWE’s main roster in 2006 and won the United States Championship in his first match on the Raw brand.


8. Adam Joseph Copeland (October 28, 1973 – present)

Age: 48 years old
Wrestling Debut: 1992
Height: 1.96 m
Net Worth: $14 Million

Adam Joseph Copelandphoto source: Sportskeeda

Adam Joseph Copeland is a professional wrestler who is better known by his ring name, Edge. He is currently signed to WWE and is considered one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time.

Edge began his professional wrestling career in 1992 and spent several years wrestling in independent promotions in Ontario and Quebec. He also briefly competed in Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) in 1997.

In 1998, he signed with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) and debuted on television in 1999.

Edge quickly rose to prominence in the WWF, winning the Intercontinental Championship four times and the World Tag Team Championship five times. He also won the 2001 King of the Ring tournament and the 2001 and 2002 Royal Rumbles. In 2005, he won the WWE Championship and was ranked by WWE as the ninth greatest wrestler of all time in 2010.


7. Ronnie Aaron Killings a.k.a. R-Truth (January 19, 1972 – present)

Age: 50 years old
Wrestling Debut: 1997
Height: 1.88 m
Net Worth: $3 Million

Ronnie Aaron Killings a.k.a. R-Truthphoto source: Wiki Index

Killings began his professional wrestling career in 1997, when he signed with the United States Wrestling Association (USWA). He won the USWA Heavyweight Championship twice before moving on to World Championship Wrestling (WCW) in 1999.

There, he wrestled under his real name and various aliases, including “Consequences Creed“. In 2000, Killings joined the tag team Truth Commission as Tank.

He returned to singles competition in 2001, winning the Hardcore Championship and the United States Championship. After signing with WWE in 2002, he won the Hardcore Championship three times and the United States Championship once. He won the World Tag Team Championship with John Cena in 2010.


6. Matthew Robert Weise a.k.a. Luther Reigns (September 22, 1971 – present)

Age: 51 years old
Wrestling Debut: 1997
Height: 1.96 m
Net Worth: $400,000

Matthew Robert Weise a.k.a. Luther Reignsphoto source: Wikipedia

Hardy began his wrestling career on the independent circuit in 1993, before being signed by WWE in 1994. He debuted on WWE’s main roster in 1995, and quickly began a tag team partnership with his real-life brother Jeff, known as “The Hardy Boyz“.

The Hardy Boyz became one of the most successful tag teams in WWE history, winning seven tag team championships and becoming one of the most popular acts in the company.

Throughout his career, Hardy has won numerous titles and accolades, including the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, the WWE Tag Team Championship, the WWE United States Championship, the WWE European Championship, and the WWE Hardcore Championship.


5. Christopher Keith Irvine a.k.a. Chris Jericho (November 9, 1970 – present)

Age: 51 years old
Wrestling Debut: 1990
Height: 1.83 m
Net Worth: $18 Million

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Christopher Keith Irvine, better known by his ring name Chris Jericho, is an American professional wrestler, musician, media personality, actor, author, and businessman. He is currently signed to All Elite Wrestling (AEW). Jericho began his professional wrestling career on August 26, 1990, at the Lionheart Wrestling Federation in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

He fought in Canadian promotions until he was signed to Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) in 1996.

He is the ninth Triple Crown Champion and the fourth Grand Slam Champion in WWE history. Jericho has headlined multiple pay-per-view events for WWE, including WrestleMania X8 and Y2J. He is also a former WWE Undisputed Champion and WWE Unified Tag Team Champion.


4. Dustin Patrick Runnels (April 11, 1969 – present)

Age: 53 years old
Wrestling Debut: 1988
Height: 1.96 m
Net Worth: $3 Million

Dustin Patrick Runnelsphoto source: imdb.com

Runnels’ first foray into professional wrestling was in World Championship Wrestling (WCW), where he adopted the ring name Dustin Rhodes. He then wrestled in the independents under his real name before joining the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) in 1995.

After WWF changed its name to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in 2002, Rhodes continued to perform under the Goldust gimmick.

He is a two-time Intercontinental Champion, a nine-time Hardcore Champion, and a one-time World Tag Team Champion (with Cody Rhodes). He has also won the WWE Tag Team Championship three times (with Booker T and Kane).

In WCW, Rhodes was a five-time United States Heavyweight Champion and a one-time World Television Champion.


3. Bill Goldberg (December 27, 1966 – present)

Age: 55 years old
Wrestling Debut: 1997
Height: 1.93 m
Net Worth: $16 Million

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Goldberg was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he played football at Tulsa Eisenhower High School and then at the University of Georgia. After being cut from the Los Angeles Rams, he began working out at a local gym and decided to pursue a career in professional wrestling. He was trained by Jody Hamilton and made his debut in 1987.

In the WWF, Goldberg won the WWF World Heavyweight Championship and the WWF Intercontinental Championship. After being released by the WWF in 2004, he returned to WCW, where he remained until the promotion was bought by the WWF in 2001.


2. Monty Kip Sopp a.k.a. Billy Gunn (November 1, 1963 – present)

Age: 58 years old
Wrestling Debut: 1989
Height: 1.90 m
Net Worth: $3 Million

Monty Kip Sopp a.k.a. Billy Gunnphoto source: aminoapps.com

Monty Kip Sopp, better known by his ring name Billy Gunn, is an American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE. Gunn is a former member of the New Age Outlaws and D-Generation X, and is a one-time WWE Tag Team Champion and one-time Intercontinental Champion.

In 1995, Gunn signed with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE). He was initially used as a jobber, but he soon began teaming up with Bart Gunn as the New Age Outlaws. The team became a successful heel tag team, winning the WWF Tag Team Championship on three occasions. They also won the WWE Tag Team Championship once after the WWF’s purchase of WCW.

In 2006, Gunn was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. He made his return to WWE in 2012 and has been working as a producer and on-screen authority figure since then.


1. Steve Borden a.k.a. Sting (March 20, 1959 – present)

Age: 63 years old
Wrestling Debut: 1985
Height: 1.88 m
Net Worth: $8 Million

Steve Borden a.k.a. Stingphoto source: Wikipedia

Steve Borden, better known by his ring name Sting, is an American professional wrestler, actor, author, and former bodybuilder. He is currently the oldest active professional wrestler today at the age of 63.

Borden is regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time, having headlined numerous pay-per-view events throughout his career.

Some of the highlights of Sting’s career include winning the NWA World Heavyweight Championship a record eleven times, the WCW International World Heavyweight Championship a record six times, the WCW World Heavyweight Championship a record two times and the TNA World Heavyweight Championship a record four times. He is a five-time recipient of the Wrestler of the Year award and a three-time recipient of the Match of the Year award.

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