WWE

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.

Until Then, Whatcha gonna do when Notinhalloffame.com runs wild on you!

Sincerely,

The Not in Hall of Committee.
Do we have to explain this one?  Say what you want about Vince but NOBODY can ever dispute that Vince is the WWE.  When we get the feeling that Vince will step down from an active role, he will automatically vault to the top of our list.  Hell, we might put him there anyway.
Initially, we were hesitant to rank the Undertaker.  It is not that we don’t think he is worthy, as Mark Callaway is about a sure thing for the Hall of Fame as they come.   The debate for us was do we rank an active member of the WWE roster?
When The Rock called himself the most electrifying man in sports entertainment he wasn’t kidding. There has been no wrestler before or after who was could captivate an audience like he could. The amount of wrestlers who have tried to segue over into Hollywood is long but only Dwayne Johnson became a megastar in that medium. Vince McMahon has often been quoted…
Despite the major respect we have for Lou Thesz, we were not initially planning to put him in our list. The bulk of Thesz’ career took place before the dawn of the WWE and even then he barely had any dealings with the North Eastern promotion. Still, the induction of Gorgeous George has opened up the idea of looking at…
Triple H takes a lot of heat for marrying Vince McMahon’s daughter. Many have stated that his success in the largest wrestling federation is attributed to that. Many of his peers however have gone constantly on record that few have ever worked harder to achieve the success that he did, and despite the criticism he has received, Triple H has…
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.
Kurt Angle won the 1996 Freestyle Olympic Gold Medal in Atlanta, and thought there has been past Olympians in the WWE, Angle would become the first Gold Medalist to enter the organization. Angle would have the best rookie year in WWE history, winning the European, Intercontinental and World Heavyweight Title, while dazzling fans with his in ring ability and entertaining…
A quick way to get heel heat in the world of Professional Wrestling is to declare your hatred for the United Sates and take on the persona of one of their enemies. More often than not, these performers were not from those countries, but back in the 70’s and 80’s had you told anyone that Ivan Koloff was not really…
As of this writing (Spring 2013) Sting is still very much an active competitor in TNA Wrestling, but as he is well into his 50’s, we feel comfortable with ranking him at this time. When it is all said and done, Sting may never wrestle a match under the WWE banner, and though that will disappoint many fans, this is…
The enshrinement of Gorgeous George to the WWE Hall of Fame made us think it was time to look at the man who inducted him.  The Destroyer was not just another masked wrestler; he may very well be the most important masked wrestler in American Professional Wrestling history.
Batista got a late start in professional wrestling but he had the look and size that was coveted by the WWE and a multi-faceted personality that allowed him to excel as both a face and as a heel in during his career. He would quickly overcome a horrible debut as “Deacon Batista” and would become part of Triple H’s stable…
(Michael Hayes, Terry “Bamm Bamm” Gordy & Buddy Roberts)  Talk about innovation. Before there was the N.W.O, D-Generation X or the Four Horsemen there was the original gang concept; The Fabulous Freebirds.
A wrestler himself from the carnival days, Joseph “Toots” Mondt joined the camp of the legendary Ed “Strangler” Lewis and became a jack of all trades in the business. He would help develop a new style, stars of the business and would become an active promoter; especially in the Northeast.   In time, he would become the first major wrestling promoter…
The state of Texas has given wrestling superstar after superstar, though none of them could have been a better brawler than Stan “The Lariat” Hansen. Nobody played the part of a deranged cowboy better than he did either.
While Kane is still an active wrestler as of this writing he is rapidly approaching fifty years of age and you have to wonder just how many more years he has left, hence why we have moved him from the futures list.
At one point wrestling prognosticators predicted that Owen would be the first Hart brother to be a World Champion. Needless to say, that didn’t happen, but when fans say that he was just as talented as his older brother Bret, few can argue.
Is it possible that the most influential figure in the world of Professional Wrestling during the last half of the 90’s was not even a wrestler? The statement is a bold one, but it is not impossible to make that case for Paul Heyman; the “mad scientist” responsible for the creativity of the original ECW.
Far too often it is said that an athlete or performer gave their life to their profession. The Dynamite Kid dedicated his life to wrestling and it is no exaggeration to say that he gave his body to the business he loved.
It used to be that if you were a good looking wrestler that you would automatically be a babyface. “Ravishing” Rick Rude may have had the body of a painting and the face of Magnum P.I., but he was the farthest thing from a “good guy”.
If the old Yankee Stadium is the house that Ruth built then the Cow Palace in San Francisco might be called the house that Ray Stevens built. Seriously, he was that big in that region’s wrestling world.