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 criterion of our own which did incorporate (in no particular order) impact, ability, innovation championships won, legacy and their use in the WWE. The only two rules we set was that the wrestler in question was not currently an active competitor on a full-time basis unless that wrestler was 46 or over.  Once a wrestler becomes 46 that individual moves from the Futures to the Main List at the time of revision.

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 McMahon but NOBODY can ever dispute that Vince is the WWE.  He is the reason that many of you watch professional wrestling.  He is the person who changed how it was viewed and how many viewed it.  He is a larger than life personality.While we don't condone…
When we began this website, The Undertaker was one we debated on ranking as he was still a semi-active performer.  As we are re-writing this, the Taker just completed his emotional retirement match against Roman Reigns at Wrestlemania 33, and reminded us all again why this one of the most important wrestlers in our generation.
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…
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…
We firmly believe that one of the most well-rounded characters in the history of professional wrestling has to be Chris Jericho.
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.
When he was first seen on national television, Paul Wight was billed as The Giant, or specifically the son of Andre the Giant.  The seven-foot plus wrestler's first high profile match was against Hulk Hogan in WCW, ad he would later become their World Champion in little time.  Staying at or near the top of the card for the bulk…
Dave 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.
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.
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.
Now here is an interesting case.  Ax (Bill Eadie) wrestled successfully as Bolo Mongol, The Masked Superstar and The Super Machine before donning the face paint.  Smash (Barry Darsow) was also making money as Khrusher Khruschev before becoming Smash and had good runs as The Repo Man and The Black Top Bully after.   It is hard to argue though that…
It was very tempting to include Jim Cornette with our Midnight Express entry, but upon further review the vast repertoire of Jim Cornette’s non Midnight Express accomplishments were too vast and he deserves an entry all his own.
The man dubbed in wrestling circles as the “Total Package” really hasn’t had a lot of good fortune the last few years.  After making millions in the industry, Lex Luger has found himself without money, the use of his legs (he is currently paralyzed) and unfortunately is the butt of many a joke in the wrestling industry.  This is not…
Trained by the legendary Rikidozan, Shohei “Giant” Baba was a true groundbreaker. His huge size (6 ft 10) made him stand out and break the stereotype of the smaller Asian athlete. Baba became the first Japanese wrestler to win the coveted NWA World Heavyweight Title and his status as a national hero was well deserved.
It’s hard to believe that as talented as Rick Martel was, he was always a little underrated.  It didn’t matter which promotion he was in, or where he was on the card; the odds was always that Martel would be in the best match of the night or at least close to it.
Although we recognize that Scott Steiner had a very successful solo career winning the WCW World Heavyweight Championship and Rick Steiner had decent singles run before and after his partnership with his brother, it was as a tag team where they had their greatest impact       
His WWE exposure was limited to a tag team match at Wrestlemania VII and a pair of Royal Rumble appearances but in Japan, there are few held in higher regard than Genichiro Tenyru.  Through cross promotions with the WWE, he had chances to face many of their stars in Japan with his formation of the SWS promotion.  Tenyru would later…
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.
Generally, Vince McMahon has been known to make professional wrestlers bigger stars than his competitors in the South. This wasn’t the case Vader who may have been kicking ass in WCW but was remembered by some in his WWE stint for declaring himself “a fat piece of shit”.
Although Keiji Mutoh never wrestled a match for the WWE, his talents are held in high regard by everyone in the industry.  The Great Muta was even featured on a WWE Classics on Demand segment, which may indicate that he was on their radar all along.  As such, Muta is considered one of the greatest innovators of all time and…