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Compared to the other Halls of Fame that we discuss on our website, this one is hands down the most fun and the hardest to calculate. Keep in mind, that there is no actual WWE Hall of Fame where fans can go and see their heroes. There are no set criteria to get in the WWE Hall of Fame. Wins and losses don’t exactly matter when the matches are predetermined. It does not even seem to matter if you even wrestled for the WWE as some of their inductees never drew a paycheck from Stamford. This is as subjective as they come so with that we made a criteria of our own which did incorporate (in no particular order) impact, ability, innovation championships won, legacy and their use in the WWE. The only rule we set was that the wrestler in question was not currently an active competitor on a full time basis.

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George Woodin started his career late (at age 29) but once he did, he ustilized his natural athletic background from his days of football and amateur wrestling and became a superstar in the American South as Mr. Wrestling, a character he was born to play.
We are going to borrow from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame which cites influence as a key criterion to get into their Hall of Fame.  Mixed Marital Arts has certainly influenced professional wrestling but it was Ken Shamrock (we are not counting Kama the Supreme Fighting Machine) who was the first to truly bring MMA to the WWF.
As the son of Professor Boris Malenko, Dean Malenko was bred to be a wrestler.  Surprisingly, the Iceman really didn’t hit the national stage until his mid thirties, but when he did; anyone who watched a Dean Malenko match knew they were watching one of the best ring tacticians in the world.
Nowadays, a fan pandering “good guy” might struggle to gain fan approval, but we have a feeling that even with the outdated Hillbilly gimmick, Jim Morris (Hillbilly Jim) could still get over as a face.
What would the legacy be if Butch Reed had not have no showed one night in Buffalo where he would have been scheduled to win the Intercontinental Title from Ricky Steamboat?  It stands to reason that it might be greater than it is now, but it is not like Butch Reed did not have a solid wrestling career.
Bronko Nagurski was already an established Back in the National Football League when he got into Professional Wrestling in 1933 and on the gridiron he would take the Chicago Bears to three NFL Championships.  His accomplishments in the squared circle were arguably equal, as he would win multiple titles, among which the coveted National Wrestling Association World Heavyweight Title twice,…
Although he was somewhat successful as a vanilla babyface in WCW in the early 90’s, few could have imagined that he was capable of becoming the acid tongued “Franchise” who would become one of the most arrogant heels in wrestling history.
As we entered the information age, the mask in American Professional Wrestling doesn’t hold the same power it used to.  Thankfully, it held power when Johnny Walker donned it in 1971 entering the NWA Florida promotion when he became Mr. Wrestling II where nobody knew his previous identity.  This allowed Walker, who was already in his mid 30’s (and looked…
Yeah, we know.  He barely won any matches and was a career curtain jerker.  But aren’t those wrestlers necessary to make others look good?  Nobody, was a longer glorified jobber and sent more people to the pay window than Steve Lombardi; the Brooklyn Brawler.
The Assassin may not have been the best wrestler, or even the best in the tag team ranks, but you would be hard pressed to find a man who had more success in the tag team division than the Assassin.
The son of Gory, the older brother of Eddie, and the father of Chavo Jr., was one hell of a wrestler in his own right. Chavo Guerrero (known by many as Chavo Classic from his stint in the WWE) actually has a championship resume that most wrestlers would envy.
With all respect to James Dudley, the first real African American manager of note in the WWE was “The Doctor of Style”, Slick.  The jive talking street hustler was one of the more fun characters, but he was rarely paired with a wrestler who complimented his style.  Slick had a decent run, but it has to be wondered if an…
The American South has generated wrestling superstar after wrestling superstar.  “Wildfire” Tommy Rich was one of those great stars whose southern accent and reckless style allowed for easy switches from good ole boy face to a dirty rule breaking redneck.
What was a charitable move by the McMahon family in offering her a job and an on screen role following the death of her husband, Eddie Guerrero resulted in what would become one of the biggest non-wrestling heels of all time.
One of the few wrestling personalities who can legitimately say that he had equal success as a wrestler and as a manager, Wild Red Berry infuriated audiences for more than four decades.
It was certainly no misnomer when Brian Knobs and Jerry Sags dubbed their team The Nasty Boys.  They looked and wrestled the part and while you wouldn’t see a wrestling clinic when they competed, you would certainly see a match that was well…..nasty.
As you may have deduced, we are not in the practice of ranking wrestlers from TNA.  It is not that we don’t respect them, but realistically as long as they are competing for the only viable National wrestling alternative, they will never be inducted while they are actively performing there.  We are not sure if we are making an exception…
The kayfabe brother of Fritz Von Erich, Waldo Von Erich did not enter the WWE Hall of Fame with his “Family” when Fritz and company were inducted. That is not to say that he should have, as that induction was more of a testament to World Class Championship Wrestling, which Waldo was not a part of.
Should Konnan ever get into the WWE Hall of Fame, it certainly won’t be for his handful of matches as the original Max Moon.  The Cuban born wrestler achieved his first level of super stardom in the AAA promotion of Mexico where he excelled as both a heel and a face.  He would later join WCW and after a few…
A mentor of the legendary Lou Thesz, Ray Steele, who immigrated from German occupied Norka (in Russia) as a child, would become he NWA World Heavyweight Champion in 1940.  Steele would that belt for a year, a major accomplishment, but his mentorship of younger stars might be the best part of his legacy.