There has been a lot of debate about who could be listed on the Mount Rushmore of professional Wrestling if it ever existed. The arguments then vary when it comes to whether it should mean the founding fathers of wrestling, the best wrestlers in the history of the business, or even the men who brought in the most money for the wrestling industry. Ric Flair recently gave his ideas.

Ric Flair's 'Mount Rushmore' of wrestling

It should come as no surprise that "Nature Boy" Ric Flair would include himself on the Mount Rushmore if asked. Of course, many consider him worthy of the placement as he is a 16-time world champion and actually won more the WWE won't even recognize.

If anyone deserves to be on the face of a wrestling Mount Rushmore, it is Flair.

The other three names that he lists include two very worthy inclusions and one questionable inclusion. The names that Ric Flair believes should join him are Hulk Hogan, Stone Cold Steve Austin and Dwyane "The Rock" Johnson.

Hulk Hogan was the face of the WWE when Ric Flair was the face of the NWA/WCW. He was the most prominent face in professional wrestling history and helped bring it to the mainstream. No one deserves to be there over Hulk Hogan - not even Ric Flair.

Stone Cold Steve Austin was the face of the WWE Attitude Era. This was easily the most popular era of professional wrestling and when the WWE made the most money.

Austin is another perfect inclusion on the list.

However, when it comes to The Rock, he was a big star in wrestling and became an even bigger star in Hollywood. However, as great as he was, there are other names that might deserve a spot on Mount Rushmore. However, this was Ric Flair's list and that is what matters.

Other Mount Rushmore of wrestling alternatives

There are plenty of names that could fit on the Mount Rushmore of professional wrestling. For people who are looking at the men who laid the foundation for the business, no one before Hulk Hogan was more important than Bruno Sammartino. He holds the record for the longest title reigns in history and was the real face of wrestling for years.

If people are looking at more recent WWE stars, John Cena has done more than just about anyone when it comes to promoting the WWE for years. He has been at the top of the WWE for 15 years, which is longer than Hulk Hogan and Stone Cold Steve Austin. However, as a current wrestler, it is not the time for Cena.

For pure in-ring wrestling talent, names like Bret "The Hit Man" Hart, "The Heartbreak Kid" Shawn Michaels and older stars like Harley Race also deserve mention. Andre the Giant and "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes also deserve consideration.

Who would you put up as the four faces on the Mount Rushmore of professional wrestling? Let us know in the comments below.