Current WWE Inductees

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…
Andre the Giant was the man for whom the WWE Hall of Fame was created for and its first inductee. Standing well over seven feet tall, Andre was actually quite agile in his youth and throughout his career was a featured attraction regardless of where he performed. Loyal to Vince, Andre headlined Wrestlemania 3 putting…
One of the most popular wrestlers of his day, Antonino Rocca was a spectacular athlete and one of the first to really utilize acrobatics in the ring. Rocca was a big reason for the wrestling boom in the Northeast and his following among the Italian and Hispanic audiences was especially high. He is one of…
We have to admit that we loved this induction! Although Antonio Inoki did have a solid relationship with the WWE, wrestling many times for them in the late 70’s and early 80’s, it was in Japan that he was a true star. In fact, Inoki could very well be the most popular wrestler in Japan…
A long time manager for the WWE and a decent wrestler in his own right, Arnold Skaaland was seemingly on television every week in the corner of the top faces. Skaaland was not just an on screen personality as he was a backstage producer and business partner of Vince McMahon Sr. Skaaland was inducted equally…
Scicluna was not inducted for his plethora of championships or stellar won loss record. He was however a very dependable worker who served the Stamford based promotion well and for a long period of time. Although, he may have had a journeyman’s record, he never ventured out of the North East that often. This induction…
A former WWWF Tag Team Champion as one of the masked Executioners in the late 70’s, John Studd would return to the North East unmasked and ready to assert himself as the dominant big heel of his day. Studd was a constant threat for championships and was one of the few credible opponents for Andre…
A major star in the American South for decades, “The Bullet” Bob Armstrong held every title worth holding south of the Mason-Dixon line on multiple occasions. Armstrong was exceptionally popular in his time, and one of the toughest. Truthfully, we were surprised that his son Brian, didn’t go in before him, but this is an…
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…
The third Celebrity Inductee, Bob Uecker was actually one of the more entertaining celebrity guests in Wrestlemania history. His self deprecating humor played well on WWE TV and many people still remember his failed interview with Andre the Giant at Wrestlemania IV. If only other celebrity guests would give a solid effort like Bob Uecker…
Anyone who watched the WWF in the 80’s was entertained by the antics of Bobby “The Brain” Heenan. He was instant heat, and the leader of the most powerful heel stables in wrestling for years. Nobody had a quicker wit, and played the role of a backstabbing manager better. Too many, this is the greatest…
The “Jackie Robinson” of professional wrestling, Bobo Brazil broke down color barriers and was the first true African American superstar in professional wrestling. He was immensely popular in all the territories that he competed and was cheered by fans of all colors. Brazil was not just an attraction, but was a champion as he had…
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…
After the infamous Montreal Screwjob, this was an induction that appeared could never happen. But as they say, “anything can happen in wrestling”, and time appeared to heal the deepest of wounds. Bret “Hit Man” Hart would become a five time WWE World Heavyweight Champion and the greatest technician of his day. He was an…
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…
Even by his own admission, Captain Lou Albano was not an accomplished wrestler. Albano would however become one of the most successful managers that the WWE ever had, and for well over a decade he led heel armies, primarily focusing on tag teams. Albano would manage thirteen teams to sixteen championships, and finished off his…
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 native…
The most famous Native American wrestler in WWE history was actually an Italian American named Joe Scarpa. He was immensely popular and it could be argued that through the 70’s and early 80’s that Strongbow was the most over face in the company next to whoever was the champion. He may not have been the…
Three minutes in the Royal Rumble Match and a pair of moderately funny bits on the Pay Per View are apparently all you need to get in the celebrity wing of the WWE Hall of Fame. This wing will never make any sense to us.   Inducted in 2011 by Kane. Billed from Cleveland, Ohio{acepolls…
A multi time regional champion in various NWA promtoions, Eddie Graham was a despised rulebreaker and one of the tougher men in the industry. Graham was a very good wrestler, but this induction was based on his work behind the scenes with the NWA; as he not only served as president of the organization, he…