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Our WWE List has been revised. Daniel Bryan and Chris Jericho added

We have another major update here at Notinhalloffame.com.

Our Notinhalloffame.com WWE list has finally been updated and as has happened every year has expanded.  This year we have gone from 333 to 365. 

Why the 10 percent increase in entries?  Simply put, the creation of the WWE Legends Wing has opened up a large amount of pre-WWE wrestlers who were not previously considered to be recognized on our list. 

First off, let’s get to the new Top Ten, which has showcases some new entries.



#1.  Vince McMahon

McMahon returns to the top spot and love him or hate him nobody can deny that he belongs.

#2.  The Undertaker

This is about as close to a lock as it gets. 

#3.  The Rock

See above.  How can he not get in?

#4.  Triple H

The only thing keeping Triple H out of the HOF is Triple H.  As an existing executive, it is his whenever he wants.

#5.  Bruiser Brody

Every year, Brody climbs in the rankings. This is his first year in our top five.

#6.  Kurt Angle

Angle may never work for the WWE again as an in ring worker, but he has done more than enough to be a Hall of Famer for the WWE.

#7.  Ivan Koloff

The former WWWF World Heavyweight Champion is at his highest rank.

#8.  Chris Jericho

While Jericho is as of this writing an active WWE competitor, his age (45) brings him to our automatic threshold for the active WWE Notinhalloffame.com list.

#9.  Dave Batista

The former World Champion and climbing actor comes in at number 9.

#10.  Daniel Bryan

The former three-time World Champion breaks through to the top-ten with the surprising retirement.   This is his debut on the Notinhalloffame.com WWE list.


There are a plethora of other new entries into our WWE Hall of Fame countdown.

They are:



22.  Rob Van Dam

“RVD” is a former World Champion and a major star of both the 90’s and 00’s.

46. Jim Londos

Londos is a former World Champion from the 1930’s.

59. Joe Stecher

Stecher is a former World Champion from the 1910’s and 20’s.

77. Wild Bill Longson

Longson is a former World Champion from the World War II era. 

85. Stanislaus Zbyszko

Zbyszko is a former World Heavyweight Champion and major star from the 1920’s.

94. Whipper Billy Watson

Watson was an icon in Toronto and a former World Heavyweight Champion from the 1950’s.

114. Bronko Nagurski

Nagurski is a former NFL Champion and a former World Heavyweight Champion from the 1930’s and 40’s.

127. Ray Steele

Steele is another former World Champion from the 1930’s.

152. Yvon Robert

Robert was the World Champion in the 40’s and was a large star from Quebec.

174. The Great Gama

Gama was a legend in India and popularized the business there.

185. Santino Marella

The former Intercontinental Champion recently retired and was one of the best “comedic” wrestlers of all-time.

199. June Byers

Byers is a former Women’s Champion who took over the mantle from Mildred Burke in the 1950’s.

212. Bob Orton Sr.

The patriarch of the Orton family won a plethora of regional titles throughout his career.

227. The Great Khali

Khali is a former World Heavyweight Champion and remains a major star in India.

240. Beth Phoenix

Phoenix is a former WWE Women’s Champion

246. John Pesek

Pesek was a former World Champion from the 1910’s and 20’s.

257. Orville Brown

Brown was a former multi-time champion from the 1940’s.

283. Everett Marshall

Marshall was a former champion from the 1930’s and 40’s.

294. Bert Assirati

Assirati was a British strongman who was a star in the U.K. for decades.

296. Dick Shikat

Shikat won the world title twice in the 1930’s.

301. Steve Casey

Casey was a major force in the business in the Boston area in the late 1930’s.

305. Missy Hyatt

Hyatt was the “First Lady of WCW” at one time and a top heel in the UWF.

309. Gus Sonnenberg

Sonnenberg was the World Champion in the 1930’s.

314. Baron Michele Leone

Leone was a major star in Southern California for years.

322. Michelle McCool

McCool is a former Diva’s Champion.

326. Steve Blackman

“The Lethal Weapon” is a former six-time WWE Hardcore Champion.

327. Ed Don George

Ed Don George was a champion in the 1930’s.

330. New Jack

The ECW veteran was a three time Tag Team Champion.

331. Terri Runnels

Terri was a WWE Diva for nearly seven years.

335. Layla

Layla was a former WWE Diva’s Champion

340. Danny McShain

McShain was a multi-time former Light Heavyweight Champion.

342. Earl McCready

McCready was a solid performer in the British Commonwealth throughout the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s.

344. Bill Apter

Apter was the owner of a series of magazines that took pictures that are still used today.

346. Candice Michelle

The former Godaddy spokesgirl was WWE Women’s Champion.

349. Danno O’Mahoney

O’Mahoney was a fixture in wrestling in the 1930’s.

351. Sandor Szabo

Szabo was a star in California for well over a decade.

354. Lillian Garcia

Garcia is one of the longest tenured employees in WWE history.

363. Rockin’ Robin

Robin was a former WWF Women’s Champion. 



In the Fall of this year we intend to expand this to an even 400.

We think you all know what we want you to do!

Take a look at this list, the new entries and cast your votes and opinions!

As always, we here at Notinhalloffame.com thank you for your time and your support.











We have updated our WWE List!

Another Hall of Fame Class equals for us another Hall of Fame revision.

Approximately seven weeks ago, the WWE Hall of Fame inducted the Class of 2017, which took many off of our list.  This included:

Kurt Angle (Ranked #6)

Toots Mondt (Ranked #17)

“Ravishing” Rick Rude (Ranked #20)

Haystacks Calhoun (Ranked #32)

The Rock and Roll Express (Ranked #41)

Diamond Dallas Page (Ranked #47)

Rikidozan (#68)

Dr. Jerry Graham (#80)

Teddy Long (#134)

June Byers (#199)

Beth Phoenix (#240)

With the removal of these wrestlers, we have moved one wrestler from the future candidates section (The Big Show), and have added more additional performers who we may have forgotten before.  Rankings have changed based on your votes and comments and continuing career analysis.

Let’s get right to it, shall we?

While it is a controversial choice for some of you, we just can’t move the owner of the WWE, Vince McMahon out of the top spot.  Love him or hate him, most of you who started watching professional wrestling did so because of the marketing brilliance of McMahon. 

The Undertaker returns at #2.  With his recent retirement at Wrestlemania it is widely speculated that he will be inducted next year.  Frankly, we are hoping that is the case.

The Rock also returns at the same position, #3.  Like the Undertaker, when the Rock gets in, he will without question be the headliner. 

Triple H returns at #4.  While the resume of Triple H is certainly Hall of Fame worthy, though with him being a high ranking executive, it is actually a lot harder to induct him.  Maybe this is “Vince 2.0”, and he will be on this list for years to come. 

The late Ivan Koloff moved up two spots from #7 to #5.  There was talk about inducting him two years ago, but now any induction for the former WWWF World Heavyweight Champion would be posthumous.

Chris Jericho had a huge jump from #8 to #6.  While he is coming off of one of his most entertaining years in the ring, Y2J is 46 years old and older than the mandatory age of 45, which we placed to move Futures to the main list, even if they are active competitors. 

Bruiser Brody took a bit of a tumble as he dropped from #5 to #7.

Dave Batista, whose Hollywood run tells us he won’t be returning to the WWE anytime soon climbed one spot to #8.

Recently retired Daniel Bryan went up one spot to #10.  Bryan currently serves as the Smackdown General Manager.

Rounding out the top ten is The Big Show, our lone transfer from the Future Candidates Section to our main list.  While Show is in the best shape of his career, he will be 46 in February and is clearly on a reduced schedule.  He has been hinting retirement for years.

Here are the other new entries:

Seiji Sakaguchi at #153.

Alfonso Dantes at #186.

The Von Brauners at #197.

Jun Akiyama at #216.

Angelo Poffo at #292.

The Missouri Mauler at #314.

Bill DeMott at #338.

Dan Severn at #343.

Justin Credible at #353.

Pak Song at #355.

Stevie Richards at #359.

Duke Keomuka at #361.

Earl Hebner at #363.

Judy Martin at #367.

Ray Mendoza at #369.

Balls Mahoney at #370.

Hayabusa at #372.

Perro Aguayo Jr. at #373.

Al Madril at #374.

Bill Alfonso at #375.

Tony Anthony at #376.

Jamie Noble at #377.

The Disco Inferno at #378.

Velvet McIntyre at #379.

Sweet Daddy Siki at #380.

We have also increased our list from 365 to 380, and will likely add 20 more by the year’s end to bring it to an even 400.

You know what we want you to do!

Take a look and cast your votes and offer your opinions as those help us shape our future Notinhalloffame.com WWE List.

Our WWE List has been updated

First off, our apologies as this took longer than anticipated, but we are finally ready to unveil our new WWE list of those to consider for their Hall of Fame. With the exception of our Rock and Roll list, the 375 wrestling performers we have ranked are the largest that we have here at Notinhalloffame.com.

While the 2018 WWE Hall of Fame saw twelve of our ranked wrestlers (28. Bill Goldberg, 36. Stan Stasiak, 40. El Santo, 43. Jim Londos, 45. Jeff Jarrett, 65. Mark Henry, 84. Lord Alfred Hayes, 104. Hillbilly Jim, 180. Ivory, 182. Sputinik Monroe, 188. Hiro Matsuda and 191. Boris Malenko) selected however nobody from our top 25 was chosen. As such there is not much of a difference between last year’s list and this one.

Still, we always adapt and we have made some changes that we are excited to tell you about!

Here is the new top ten:


       1. Vince McMahon. Love him or hate him, he is the WWE and the reason why many of us watch professional wrestling. McMahon was ranked #1 last year and will likely hold this spot until he is  
       dead. Triple H said that the only reason he isn’t in is because Vince wouldn’t let him! Literally this is the case of “over his dead body”.

      2.  The Undertaker. Speaking of the dead, The Undertaker returns at #2. The “Deadman” is certainly on the last leg of his career though we don’t know how many matches he has left in him. This
           is only a matter of time as he will likely go in as soon as the WWE feels that he is finished.

  1. The Rock. From one of the most popular professional wrestlers to one of the most successful movie stars, Dwayne Johnson likely has a standing invitation for the WWE Hall of Fame. The only question is if he can fit it into his busy schedule!
  1. Triple H. Because of his position as COO, it would be hard for it not to be considered shady if he gets into the Hall of Fame, but his body of work in the ring is worthy and just on his work in the re-creation of NXT alone he has won over many of his harsh critics. We think he is likely to take the Vince McMahon approach in that he won’t let himself get inducted…at least for now.
  1. Ivan Koloff. Born in Quebec but representing the Soviet Union, Ivan Koloff wrestled for decades and was the man who ended Bruno Sammartino’s eight year run as the WWWF World Heavyweight Champion. Koloff wrestled everywhere in the U.S. and Canada and was a bona fide headliner everywhere. Sadly any induction for him now would be posthumous, as he died a couple of years ago.
  1. Chris Jericho. Jericho may be very much active (he just recently won the IWGP Intercontinental Title) but we have a rule on our Notinhalloffame.com wrestling list that once you reach the age of 46 you automatically move from the futures to the main list. Jericho likely still has many more small runs in him in the WWE but will be a main event inductee when he is ready.
  1. Bruiser Brody. Brody famously died when he was stabbed by a fellow wrestler in Puerto Rico, which ended the career of the best brawler in professional wrestling history. Brody was a true rebel of the industry and while he was not associated with the WWE his legend fits in that institution.
  1. Kane. Notably the above seven have the same ranking as last year. Kane however has moved up from #11 to #8. Like Jericho, Kane is still somewhat active in the WWE, though the man named Glenn Jacobs is focusing more on his political career. Like Chris Jericho, Kane’s age places him on our main list as opposed to the Futures.
  1. Batista. Batista dropped one spot from #8. While his last run was not a career highlight the former multi-time WWE Champion has been vocal about wanting one more run followed by an official retirement. Hopefully he succeeds in obtaining that wish.
  1. Owen Hart. Hart moved up from #12 but as long as there is Martha Hart the odds of Owen making the WWE Hall of Fame seems slim. Owen remains one of the locks that the WWE is afraid to pull the trigger on. Honestly, who can blame them?

While there were no additions in our top 100 there are certainly new names on our Notinhalloffame.com WWE list.

The highest new entry is R-Truth, who based on our mandatory age limit (discussed above with Chris Jericho) is now on our main list. Truth debuts at #189.

As always we here at Notinhalloffame.com continue to look at others who we may have missed. As such we have some new entries on our now Notinhallofame.com WWE 375.

Former AWA World Heavyweight Champion, The Mighty Igor debuts at #244. Former regional faux Japanese headliner Kenji Shibuya makes his first appearance at #271. Former Cleveland legend Johnny Powers debuts at #313. The final three entries, which are new are Count Billy Varga #373, Neff Maivia #374 and Akira Taue at #375.

Notably Daniel Bryan who was ranked #9 has been put back into our futures.

You know what we want you do to!

Take a look at our new list and cast your votes and offer us your opinions.

As always, we here at Notinhalloffame.com thanks you for all of your support!

10 Names added to the WWE Legacy Wing

According to the very reputable website, pwinsider.com, there will be 10 new entrants in the WWE Hall of Fame via the Legacy Wing.  As per previous years, this came with no fanfare and is a group of names that run the gamut of wrestling history with carrying levels of importance.

The new inductees will be:

Jim Barnett:  Barnett was one of the most successful promoters in wrestling history beginning with Indianapolis and Detroit and in the 1960s would take over the Australian territory and take it to new heights.  He would buy into Georgia Championship Wrestling and raise its profile until he sold his interest to the WWF where he would become a Vice President from 1984 to 1987.  He would later serve as a consultant in WCW and again in the WWE.  Barnett was ranked #127 on our Notinhalloffame.com list.

Bruiser Brody:  If there was anyone who had more of a free and independent spirit in Professional Wrestling we don’t who it is!  Brody was trained by Fritz Von Erich and would be a freelancer throughout the world and an international legend.  The pioneer of the modern brawling style was killed in Puerto Rico by a fellow wrestler (and booker) when he was stabbed over a business dispute in 1988.  Through Brody’s widow, a Legends Contract is in place for Brody and has been for a while so there is little surprise.  Brody was ranked #7 by us on Notinhalloffame.com.

Primo Carnera:  Carnera is actually better known for being the Heavyweight Boxing Champion in 1933 but he would wrestle after his boxing career ended and he would receive world title shots against Lou Thesz.  We did not have Carnera ranked.

Joseph Cohen:  Cohen was the creator of the Madison Square Garden Network, which had a relationship with the WWE as they aired their shows at MSG on that channel.

Wahoo McDaniel:  A former member of the American Football League over nine seasons, Wahoo McDaniel would be a stalwart in the National Wrestling Alliance, mostly in the Mid-Atlantic Territory where he was multi-time champion.  He would also hold multiple championships in Texas, Florida and Georgia and among his peers was one of the most respected wrestlers in the business. McDaniel was ranked #44 by us on Notinhalloffame.com.  He passed away n 2002.

S.D. Jones:  Jones cut his teeth in the Mid-Atlantic and California territories and he would join the WWF in the early ’80s.  Jones was originally in the mid-card but as the organization exploded in popularity he would be used as enhancement talent, most notably putting over King Kong Bundy in 24 seconds at the first Wrestlemania.  While he lost the majority of his matches he would be a very popular figure.  Jones was ranked #185 on our Notinhalloffame.com list.

“Playboy” Buddy Rose:  Many remember Rose in his last run with the company where his weight was a punchline with the “blow away diet” but he was a top contender for the WWWF title in 1982 against Bob Backlund and under a hood was the Executioner, the first man to walk down the aisle at a Wrestlemania.  Rose was a major star in Portland where he held their version of the Heavyweight Championship many times.  Rose is ranked #153 on Notinhalloffame.com.

Hisashi Shinma:  Shinma was the figurehead President of the WWF from 1978 to 1984 but he was also a top executive and booker for New Japan and integral to their relationship to the WWE, which would see a lot of talent exchanges between the two.  He was ranked #356 on our Notinhalloffame.com list.

Professor Toru Tanaka:  From Hawaii, but portraying an evil Japanese villain, Professor Toru Tanaka would challenge Bruno Sammartino for the WWWF World Heavyweight Championship and along with Mr. Fuji would be a three time WWWF World Tag Team Champion.  Tanaka would also appear in multiple films.  He was ranked #82 on Notinhalloffame.com

Luna Vachon:  This was a little controversial for some as many would think that the induction of Vachon (albeit posthumous) should have taken place on the main stage especially considering her main run in the WWE took place in the Attitude Era.  In an era of Divas, Vachon was a wrestler and she should have entered the WWE Hall of Fame before other women who entered ahead of her.  She was ranked #126 on Notinhalloffame.com.

While we again reiterate that this is a strange group, we are happy for the families of this group and we congratulate them.  

We will now begin work on revising our list and hope to have that up next month.

Bruiser Brody

Bruiser Brody may not be known by a lot of wrestling fans today; but he should be. Much of the Hardcore style that is popular today was originated by the man born as Frank Goodish.

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