Also which one ranks higher?
Obviously Legend is better :hogan2
Because that poster is backwards. Hogan is more iconic than HBK ever will be.But guys like dibiase, bob orton, dusty rhodes are also considered legends, yet they are not considered icons. So im not sure it is better.
Well said, im leaning towards this.An icon is greater than a legend. Anyone who made an impact on the sport and had their names remembered for years and years become legends. Jake The Snake is a legend. Rick Rude is a legend. Triple H is a legend. These guys are some of the all time greats.
Being an icon is belonging to a much more exclusive club. The icons are the ones you visualize when you think of Pro Wrestling. If you ask most people my age to name a pro Wrestler, they'll name Hulk Hogan. Thae man is literally synonymous with the word "Wrestling". The man is an icon. When someone says Attitude era, you think Austin. He's an icon. Ask someone older than us and they'll tell you the first wrestler that comes to mind is Ric Flair... or Andre The Giant.
These are wrestling ICONS.