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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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The Not in Hall of Committee.
Jim Barnett was not a successful wrestler, but as a promoter he had few equals. Barnett first struck gold promoting in Australia and would return to the United States as a very successful promoter of Georgia Championship Wrestling. He does have a tie with the WWE as he used to be an adviser for the WWF, and at one time…
For years, pro wrestling magazines touted Al Snow as “the greatest wrestler you never saw”.  It took a long time for Snow to gain attention; who knew it would take a mannequin head to get it.
Before “Stone Cold” Steve Austin was chugging beer on Monday Night Raw, there was the Sandman.  He didn’t just drink beer; he took the empty can and smashed his forehead with it, often drawing blood.  He also entered the ring smoking a cigarette with a kendo stick in hand, the latter of which would often find its way into his…
A constant performer in NWA Hollywood, Victor Rivera was a wrestler who appealed to the Hispanic demographic based not only on his race, but a decent workrate and likable personality.  Rivera was a multi-time champion in Los Angeles in both singles and tag teams.
The first time that most wrestling fans saw Rene Goulet it was at the tail end of his career where “the #1 Frenchman” would usually go down to defeat against the new babyface in the WWF.  Goulet was a great choice for that role, as even in his 50’s Rene Goulet was among the best conditioned and dependable workers on…
When the Barbarian received a WCW World Heavyweight Title shot at 1992’s Halloween Havoc Pay Per View, a lot of wrestling fans wondered aloud how a life long mid carder could be on the semi main event of a major PPV.  Looking back, Sionne Vailahi (The Barbarian) had every physical gift imaginable and the skills and if booked differently could…
This should be interesting.The Great Gama might be a name that Western Canadian fans might remember from Stampede Wrestling, but this Great Gama was the very influential wrestler from India who was one of the greatest physical specimens of not just his era but any era.  
Form many years, Willie Gilzenberg was the President of the World Wide Wrestling Federation, but this was not a “figurehead” President like Jack Tunney was in the 80’s and 90’s. This guy really was the President!
Finally wrestling a reduced schedule, unlike many of the stars of the 1990’s from New Japan had more than just an appearance or two in the United States.  The Japanese star wrestled frequently for WCW and was even the NWA World Heavyweight Champion while the legendary promotion was endorsed by WCW.
The patriarch of the Orton clan, Bob Orton Sr. competed all across the United States winning a plethora of regional singles and tag team championships.  Credited with inventing the pedigree finishing manoeuvre, Orton had a run himself in the WWWF, (though billed as “Cowboy” Rocky Fitzpatrick) which saw him receive a World Title shot against Bruno Sammartino.
The first WWE run of Juan Rivera was not an impressive one as he was cast as masked ninja named Kwang.  When that persona thankfully ended, he was given the name of Savio Vega and embraced his Puerto Rican roots.  The fit was perfect and for years, Savio Vega was a solid mid card performer for the WWE.  After Vega…
It could easily be argued that Lance Storm was one of the top technical wrestlers of whatever promotions he was in.  Considering that he competed in ECW, WCW and the WWE, the above statement becomes even more impressive.  Lance Storm had main even talent but he was mainly used in the mid card.  This isn’t to denigrate what he accomplished…
Red Bastien was one of the better natural athletes of his day and according to his peers was one of the most pure talents. Bastien would win multiple championships across the country and bring merriment to every locker room he was in. Bastien’s travels also brought him to the WWWF in the 60’s and was featured on Madison Square Garden…
He was named the “Man Mountain” from Stone Mountain (Georgia) and at 5 ft 9 and well over 400 pounds, Jerry Blackwell fit that bill.   Blackwell may have had physical dimensions that may have reflected someone who was not athletic, but in Blackwell’s prime he was quite mobile and competed in Strongest Man competitions.  There was a time when he…
The evil German was a staple for decades in Professional Wrestling, but the first to really make money with it and terrorize opponents and fans was Hans Schmidt. The gimmick was money, and Schmidt played it perfectly (he was really a Quebecer) and was arguably the first great villain in the televised wrestling era. He hit opponents with his helmet,…
Former three time NCAA Champion, Dick Hutton became the NWA World Heavyweight Champion defeating the great Lou Thesz in 1957.  Dick Hutton was a technical master but in the televised age of wrestling was ill equipped to deal with the personalities that came with it.  He may have been World Champion, but remains one of the most forgotten ones ever. 
With her blend of beauty, strength and personality, Lisa Marie Varon portrayed “Vicotria” in the WWE, and though she was successful in the Women’s division, she probably could have done a lot more if she was given the right opportunity. Still, her athletic skills allowed her to shine in the ring; when permitted of course.
If you only saw his lone WWF match at the 1997 Royal Rumble you wouldn’t think he was anything special.  The fact is that Perro Aguayo held multiple championships south of the border and was a major draw there whether he was a “rudo” or technico”.  He may have been undersized even by Mexican standards, and he wasn’t a high…
While Fritz Von Erich was considered the main promoter in the state of Texas, there were many that would argue that this title should have been granted to Paul Boesch who ran the Houston territory for twenty-one years.
The only person ever to come out of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling promotion with a decent career in the industry, Lisa Moretti had a decent run as “Ivory”, where she showed off a solid balance of beauty and skill and was a welcome addition to the Women’s division in the WWE.   She would hold the WWE Women’s Championship three…