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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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As one of the elder statesman of the WWE, William Regal doesn’t see a whole lot of ring time anymore.  This is a shame as there are few who can match Regal’s in ring skills.  A legitimate tough guy and technical marvel, Regal lit up WCW rings with solid matches through the mid 90’s and was poised to the same…
A quick look at Ron Garvin would not make you think you are looking at a star.  He was not very big (by wrestling standards) and not the best interview.  However once he got in the ring, he was tough, capable and looked like he could take anyone apart.
We are ranking Sean Waltman sooner than we would have originally liked, however the strong rumours that D-Generation X would be inducted as a group.  As such, the only man to be a member of DX and the New World Order (we are not counting Shawn Michaels’s brief stint in the WWE version of the NWO) has entered the rankings.
Best known as the comedic foil on WWF broadcasts in the 80’s and early 90’s, Lord Alfred Hayes was actually an accomplished wrestler who carved out a solid career for himself in his native England.  Hayes would travel to the United States and won himself a handful of regional championships and would later become a brilliant heel manager.
A strongman from Poland, Stanislaus Zbyszko was the main star of European Professional Wrestling and was the main foe of whom ever was regarded as the best from North America.  Zbyszko would eventually become the recognized World Heavyweight Champion and the fact that the WWE is now recognizing stars from that era could pave the way for the original star…
When a lot of wrestling fans were first discovering professional wrestling in the 80’s, they saw a Tony Garea at the end of his career whose main job was to put heels over during their first few matches in the WWF.
Often when you look the large men in wrestling you assume that they got into to Professional Wrestling just because when you are that big, it “makes sense” to do that.  In the case of John Tenta, the big man was actually in wrestling all of his life.
By the time 1986 rolled around it was clear to anyone following the NWA that Magnum T.A. was being groomed as a future World Heavyweight Champion.  Had he not had a car crash that ended his career, all bets are that he would have gained that coveted belt.
We have to admit that we hate it when current WWE performers talk about becoming “the Marty Jannetty” of their team.  Jannetty may not have had a career that came close to what Shawn Michaels did, but honestly how many could?
After years of portraying various pompous characters, Scott Levy found gold when he created the persona of Raven.  Raven was a dark brooding character that was very much a reflection of society around him.  Quickly, he became one of the centerpiece’s of Paul Heyman’s ECW and was delivering brilliant matches and compelling promos.  As Raven, he would capture the ECW…
By the time Spiros Arion made his return to the then World Wide Wrestling Federation in the mid 70’s, he was already a star of international proportions.  The Greek born grappler had already been a star in Europe, but was already one of the biggest stars in Australia.  Arion came close to duplicating that status in the United States.
The next wrestler has to be considered the toughest wrestler on this list.  In fact, any informal poll of wrestlers conducted would likely name Haku as the man would least want to mess with in a legitamite fight (ask Jesse Barr and his glass eye about that).  Regardless of his out of ring exploits, Haku was an underrated worker who…
Non wrestling fans will remember Toru Tanaka for his acting roles alongside Chuck Norris and Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 80’s, but wrestling fans remember him as a vicious Japanese born heel that terrorized his American opponents.  Tanaka was actually a Hawaiian who played College Football and served in the U.S. military, but the tank like performer had a look for…
While Shane McMahon did not become the heir apparent to the WWE empire, his contributions behind the scenes and on camera can never be discounted.
Although multiple wrestlers would don the “Tiger Mask”, nobody embodied the character better than the original, played by Satoru Sayama.  He was a lightning quick combatant who was the precursor to many of the high flying lighter Japanese wrestlers who followed.  It may have taken a colorful mask for him to draw the attention of the fans (especially the younger…
Arguably the first major star from the nation of Canada, “Whipper” Billy Watson was a fixture in main eventer in the hallowed Maple Leaf Gardens for nearly two decades and was also the NWA World Heavyweight Champion.  Watson would be an excellent choice for the new Legends Wing and one representing the great history of Toronto and Canadian wrestling in…
Unlike many great female wrestlers from Japan, Bull Nakano actually made her mark in the United States.  The powerful, tall haired Nakano captured the WWE Women’s Title from Madusa (then Alundra Blayze) and would later face her again on a WCW Pay Per View.  For a woman of her size and strength, she was incredibly agile and technically brilliant.  Whether…
Tommy Dreamer may not have been the best wrestler in ECW, but he was its soul.  There from the beginning to the end, Dreamer won the hearts of the harsh ECW fan base with his resilience and was rewarded with the “He’s Hardcore” chant that may not seem like much of a compliment, but was symbolic in ways that words…
Although El Santo may have been the first megastar of Lucha Libre, Gory Guerrero has to be considered the first great wrestler of Mexican history. As Santo’s former tag partner, Gory ascended in the ranks of popularity, but it was a brutal heel (Gory was so named for his “gory” ability to draw blood) that he truly shone. Despite that…
His later years in the WWE saw Dino Bravo rely on his overwhelming strength.  As such he was a plodding grappler, but to those who saw Bravo prior to his final years in the ring, saw an underrated performer who could deliver a very well rounded match.