Current WWE Inductees

When Randy “Macho Man” Savage first entered the WWF it wasn’t a cliché to say that he took the federation by storm. He had uncontrollable intensity, a flashy look, a gravelly voice, lightning speed and a unique move set that made Savage completely unique for the WWF in 1985. Throw in a doe eyed ingénue…
Professional Wrestling may have a predetermined outcome, but athleticism has its place there.  This makes it all the more surprising that Butch Miller and Luke Williams really made it in the business after the age of forty.  Prior to their appearance in Stamford, they were known as the Sheepherders; a team known for their violent…
As Divas exploded onto the WWE landscape; Amy Dumas looked a little different the others.  She wasn’t a Barbie Doll, but a relatable woman who exuded her own brand of sexuality with large tattoos, a high up thong and a style that was more indicative of what you would see in high schools.  This made…
If Debbie Miceli ever thought about the WWE Hall of Fame, would she have followed Eric Bischoff’s instructions and have thrown the WWE Women’s Championship on her shocking debut on WCW Nitro?  Regardless of that still talked event from the Monday Night War, Madusa (we refuse to call her Alundra Blayze) was one hell of…
Kevin Nash may not have been the darling of the internet community, nor was he ever confused with being one of the great workers of the business.  Quite often his critics forget that he never had to be and possesses one of the more solid resumes on this list for Hall of Fame induction.The credentials…
Many labels float around in Professional Wrestling though few are flattering and negative at the same time.  One such word is underappreciated, and that label seems appropriate for “Jumping” Jim Brunzell.  Brunzell is best known as one half of the Killer Bees (with B. Brian Blair) and for his AWA tag team with Greg Gagne. …
During NIHOF committee meetings, it was extremely rare for us to agree unanimously on anything. We were initially in agreement that Bruno Sammartino had to be considered the most deserving man not yet in the WWE Hall of Fame.  Here we are, two years later, and Randy Savage has taken over the top slot, yet the…
Pedro Morales may be the most known wrestler from Puerto Rico, but we openly question if the people from Puerto Rico view Morales in the same high regard as they do Carlos Colon. Our bet is that Colon would get the nod.     Wrestling in American regional promotions, Colon saw the void in his…
We held back on ranking Booker T in our inaugural list as felt that despite being in his mid 40’s we thought the “spinaroonie” master had another run left in him in the WWE.  When he came back this year and returned to the WWE as a broadcaster, we felt it was time to list…
When Bob Backlund first hit the Northeast he had the credentials to be a wrestling star; he was a legitimate amateur champion, he had the boyish good looks and the humble demeanor that made him the perfect face. This equated to him holding the WWF World Heavyweight Championship for over five years.   As Backlund’s…
Does the induction of Antonio Inoki pave the way for other past stars of New Japan?  If it does, the next logical choice would have to be Tatsumi Fujinami who held their version of the World Heavyweight Championship on six different occasions. Incidentally, Fujinami’s first taste of success happened in the WWF.  He won the…
Scott Hall may be another name in the discussion of “best wrestler never to win a World Championship”, though few would have thought based on his first eight years in the business that he would be World Championship material. Scott Hall always had the look and the size, but when he created the gimmick of…
Trish Stratus may have started out in the WWE as just another pretty face, but that was certainly not how she left it. Although she did come back to compete in the last Wrestlemania, Stratus is for all intensive purposes retired and has moved on with her post WWE career.  Many fans clamor for a…
It is hard to determine just whether Larry Zbyszko was best known for his feud with Bruno Sammartino, his loud arrogance or his hatred for Vince McMahon. The Larry Zbyszko heel turn against his former mentor (Sammartino) could be the template on how to turn heel properly.  Anointing himself the “New Living Legend”, Zbyszko headlined…
When we spoke with Mick Foley he mentioned that there was a plan to induct him into the WWE Hall of Fame in Madison Square Garden as far back as 2003.  Many signs point to his relationship with the WWE being mended so it would stand to reason that he could enter the Hall soon. …
For all intensive purposes the last important manager in the WWE of note, Paul Bearer was not just a successful on air manager for the WWE, he was one of its more unique characters as well.  Prior to joining Vince and company, Bearer was an unsuccessful wrestler who would achieve greater fame as manager known…
There has been a lot of negativity surrounding the Ultimate Warrior, and honestly a lot of it is justified. His detractors point to his lack of wrestling ability and incoherent interviews. They are right, as the vast majority of his matches were not wrestling clinics and more often than not, you really didn’t have a…
Following in the footsteps of a successful family is never easy, but Rikishi (as Fatu) was able to carve his own path with his cousin, Samu to create the Samoan SWAT Team (later the Headshrinkers) and win multiple tag team titles.  That alone would make it a successful wrestling career, but after multiple attempts Solafu…
The highlight of a Jake Roberts match wasn’t usually what happened inside the ring, but often what happened before it. His bone chilling, cerebral interviews would set him apart from the traditional bellowing that most wrestlers would do.   Jake was like the evil villain in the movie who you couldn’t help but cheer for…
As one of the original hardcore icons, Abdullah became a star on various continents and winning more titles internationally than many casual fans may have realized.  He was violent, shocking and scary and did it all without uttering a single word.  Abdullah was not just a brawler with foreign objects; as he could wrestle where…