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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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A legitimate amateur wrestler and all around tough guy, Karl Gotch was one half of the WWWF World Tag Team Champions with Rene Goulet back in 1971.  Gotch’s style struggled to make him a star in America, but it translated well in Japan where his mat based style of wrestling made him popular.  Gotch was a huge influence on later…
The bulk of Adrian’s career was spent as a leather clad biker who excelled in the tag team ranks and was known for his technical skills.  That isn’t how he is best remembered.  Like others before him, he was given the gimmick of a playing a homosexual, but nobody before or since had played as over the top as Adonis…
There have been many wrestlers who were great amateurs and were able to parlay that into a successful career in professional wrestling.  Mike Rotundo was one such wrestler, though people really paid attention when he dropped the nice guy vanilla toast persona and showcased a side that nobody thought he was capable of.
Tag team wrestling is a staple of modern professional wrestling, and has been for a long time, however it was not until the Fabulous Kangaroos came into being in the 1950’s that a tandem proved that that a pair of wrestlers could be marketable. Dressed as “traditional” Australians, carrying boomerangs and entering the ring to “Waltzing Malitda”, the Kangaroos were…
While only 43 years old (as of this writing), Mark Henry’s in ring career is clearly winding down and injuries are catching up to him, hence why he was moved from the futures to this list, but we have to say fifteen years ago we never would have pegged him as a WWE Hall of Fame worthy wrestler.
A superstar in the All Japan Promotion, Tommy “Jumbo” Tsuruta was the man who unified the three major champions in the promotion and was the first ever “Triple Crown” Champion.  As impressive as that was, it was just a portion of what he would accomplish in professional wrestling.
Tall men with exceptional girth may be a rare sight on the street but in the world of professional wrestling it is actually commonplace.  What wasn’t standard was for those wrestlers to have agility, skill and a solid workrate.  In the case of George Gray, A.K.A., the One Man Gang, all those attributes were present.
We remembered one of Jim Neidhart’s last WWF appearances when Shawn Michaels courted him to join DX.  He told Neidhart about how he used to carry Bret Hart and he became overlooked.  This may have been a scripted line, but in the early years of the Hart Foundation, it was actually true.
Like Mitsuharu Misawa, Kenta Kobashi rose up the ranks to become of the top stars of All Japan, and subsequently one of the most respected wrestlers in the world.  The tough grappler was credited with the invention of many high impact offensive moves that have been liberally stolen in the States.  Despite the high regard he is held in, the…
Suicidal. Genocidal. Homicidal.  Never before had adjectives seem appropriate for a wrestler as the wrestling style of Sabu fit those words perfectly.  There was no move he wouldn’t try, no risk he wouldn’t take, or no injury he wouldn’t work through.  Sabu was an independent superstar who found a home in ECW went through miles of barbed wire, rings on…
The amount of wrestlers who shaved their head and donned a Soviet gimmick is numerous, but none were a more gifted physical specimen than Nikita Koloff.  Looking like he belonged as the opponent for Rocky in Rocky IV (though that came after Nikita’s debut), Nikita Koloff looked like the new breed of Russian athlete: one who would destroy you by…
The words underrated and overrated are brandished often wrestling.  Although Dick Murdoch was much respected he could very well have still been vastly underrated.  He was a tough Texan capable of delivering a technically brilliant masterpiece or a full out brawl.
One of the purest wrestlers of all time has to be Billy Robinson.  His catch as catch can style helped to influence the Japanese shoot style and he was putting on classic matches across the world winning titles everywhere he went.
One of the best tag team wrestlers in wrestling history, Ole Anderson caught a break because of his looks.  No, it wasn’t because he was exceptionally good looking (he wasn’t) but because he looked like Gene and Lars Anderson.
Say what you want about Sable’s limited wrestling ability, but she is one of the select few who at her peak was more over than 95 percent of the male roster.  She was the female face of the Attitude Era, and had the Women’s Championship belt reinstated essentially for her.  Rena Mero will never be confused for any great (or…
A standout professional wrestler in the 1940’s, “Wild” Bill Longson, was a three time National Wrestling Association Champion.  His final reign came at the hands of the legendary Lou Thesz and Longson is credited as being the last National Wrestling Association Champion and one of the top heels of the 1940’s.
She may be a famous train wreck now, but there was a time when Chyna was among the top five over wrestlers in the WWE.  She was different than the other women of wrestling, and fans responded positively.  As her popularity grew, fans did not bat an eye when she was booked to defeat talented male wrestlers.  They believed in…
Many current wrestling fans may not be familiar with the name of Jackie Fargo, but long before Jerry “The King” Lawler ruled the Southern wrestling scene Jackie Fargo was perfecting the art of the wrestling brawl and was a star south of the Mason Dixon Line.
Most people are familiar with Domenic DeNucci as the trainer of the Hardcore legend Mick Foley and “The Franchise” Shane Douglas, but it is often forgotten that DeNucci was an accomplished grappler and a Tag Team star in the 70’s.
Prior to his parasailing accident in 1990, it is often forgotten just how popular Brutus Beefcake was.  In the late 80’s while assuming the barber gimmick he ascended to the upper mid card and was one of the top faces in the company.  In tag team main events with Hulk Hogan, Beefcake held his own and although he was not…