Current WWE Inductees

Recently, Matt Striker referred to Serena as the anti-diva.  That may be somewhat accurate, but had the diva term been associated with wrestling in the past, that designation would have been earmarked for Luna Vachon.  As the daughter of Paul Vachon and the niece of Mad Dog and Vivian Vachon, Luna was bred for the…
Jim Barnett was not a successful wrestler, but as a promoter he had few equals. Barnett first struck gold promoting in Australia and would return to the United States as a very successful promoter of Georgia Championship Wrestling. He does have a tie with the WWE as he used to be an adviser for the…
Do you remember the “Blow Away” diet starring “Playboy” Buddy Rose?  We do, and as funny as it was, this is not how we remember him.  In a profession with chiseled bodies, Buddy Rose stuck out like the proverbial sore thumb.  He was overweight, and later in his career was morbidly obese.  It has to…
Torrie Wilson may not have been much of a wrestler, but when you look like her, you didn’t have to be. With her sexuality, personality and All-American good looks, she was one of the best valets ever in a major wrestling promotion regardless of whether she was a heel or face. Very few women could…
Say what you want about the win loss record of S.D. “Special Delivery” Jones, but it was his job to be a baby face enhancement worker who always put up a good fight before eventually going down to defeat.  Jones did this job admirably for years and it was because of selfless people like him,…
Considering how many Tag Team titles that Stevie Ray won, it is initially inconceivable that he seems to have little shot for the Hall of Fame, but despite being the larger of the two brothers (with Booker T) in Harlem Heat, he was not half the wrestler that Booker was.
The Honky Tonk Man proclaimed himself the “Greatest Intercontinental Champion of All Time”.  Considering that he held the title for fourteen months and was one of the greatest heat generators it is really hard to argue that statement.
Hisahi Shinma, the figurehead President of the WWE before Jack Tunney was “elected” to that post, but he is on this list for the way he brokered talent from New Japan to the WWE during the late 70’s and early 80’s.  That brokerage helped get Tatsumi Fujinami inducted this year.
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…
More often than not if you ask people who the greatest Native American wrestler, more often than not the answer is Chief Jay Strongbow.  With Strongbow played by an Italian American that answer never seemed right to us.  Sometimes the answer would be Jack Briscoe though since he never wrestled with a “stereotypical Native” gimmick,…
We could have ranked Billy Gunn on his own.  As one half of the Smoking Gunns, the Billy & Chuck tandem, and an up and down solo career post DX, he could have garnered a top 200 spot.  We also could have ranked the Road Dogg as a single as he had a lengthy career…
We remembered one of Jim Neidhart’s last WWF appearances when Shawn Michaels courted him to join DX.  He told Neidhart about how he used to carry Bret Hart and he became overlooked.  This may have been a scripted line, but in the early years of the Hart Foundation, it was actually true.
She may be a famous train wreck now, but there was a time when Chyna was among the top five over wrestlers in the WWE.  She was different than the other women of wrestling, and fans responded positively.  As her popularity grew, fans did not bat an eye when she was booked to defeat talented…
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.
Prior to his parasailing accident in 1990, it is often forgotten just how popular Brutus Beefcake was.  In the late 80’s while assuming the barber gimmick he ascended to the upper mid card and was one of the top faces in the company.  In tag team main events with Hulk Hogan, Beefcake held his own…
We are ranking Sean Waltman sooner than we would have originally liked, however the strong rumours that D-Generation X would be inducted as a group.  As such, the only man to be a member of DX and the New World Order (we are not counting Shawn Michaels’s brief stint in the WWE version of the…
Non wrestling fans will remember Toru Tanaka for his acting roles alongside Chuck Norris and Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 80’s, but wrestling fans remember him as a vicious Japanese born heel that terrorized his American opponents.  Tanaka was actually a Hawaiian who played College Football and served in the U.S. military, but the tank like…
As one of the original hardcore icons, Abdullah the Butcher 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…
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…