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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.

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The Not in Hall of Committee.
Jim Johnston may not be a name that is known well among the fans of the WWE, but his work certainly is. Johnston has been the main composer for WWE music and entrance themes for well over two decades. Indirectly, it could be argued that Johnston as responsible for more pops, as when his music hits, fans immediately know who…
The son of Gory, the older brother of Eddie, and the father of Chavo Jr., was one hell of a wrestler in his own right. Chavo Guerrero (known by many as Chavo Classic from his stint in the WWE) actually has a championship resume that most wrestlers would envy.
What would the legacy be if Butch Reed had not have no showed one night in Buffalo where he would have been scheduled to win the Intercontinental Title from Ricky Steamboat?  It stands to reason that it might be greater than it is now, but it is not like Butch Reed did not have a solid wrestling career.
His later years in the WWE saw Dino Bravo rely on his overwhelming strength.  As such he was a plodding grappler, but to those who saw Bravo prior to his final years in the ring, saw an underrated performer who could deliver a very well rounded match.
With all respect to James Dudley, the first real African American manager of note in the WWE was “The Doctor of Style”, Slick.  The jive talking street hustler was one of the more fun characters, but he was rarely paired with a wrestler who complimented his style.  Slick had a decent run, but it has to be wondered if an…
Although he was somewhat successful as a vanilla babyface in WCW in the early 90’s, few could have imagined that he was capable of becoming the acid tongued “Franchise” who would become one of the most arrogant heels in wrestling history.
The winner of the first J Crown Championship made a lot of impact in World Championship Wrestling winning titles there as well.  Dragon was rare in that he was a Japanese wrestler who sought to develop his skills in Mexico.  After becoming a star there, he returned to Japan ready to conquer Asia.  After Japan, it was only a matter…
As you may have deduced, we are not in the practice of ranking wrestlers from TNA.  It is not that we don’t respect them, but realistically as long as they are competing for the only viable National wrestling alternative, they will never be inducted while they are actively performing there.  We are not sure if we are making an exception…
What was a charitable move by the McMahon family in offering her a job and an on screen role following the death of her husband, Eddie Guerrero resulted in what would become one of the biggest non-wrestling heels of all time.
The kayfabe brother of Fritz Von Erich, Waldo Von Erich did not enter the WWE Hall of Fame with his “Family” when Fritz and company were inducted. That is not to say that he should have, as that induction was more of a testament to World Class Championship Wrestling, which Waldo was not a part of.
The figurehead President of the World Wrestling Federation, Jack Tunney would show up occasionally on television, make a mandate or discipline a wrestler and would disappear until he was needed again. He was never the actual President, but was the Toronto promoter for the WWF and that territory grew exponentially under him. As the on screen authority figure, Tunney was…
A mentor of the legendary Lou Thesz, Ray Steele, who immigrated from German occupied Norka (in Russia) as a child, would become he NWA World Heavyweight Champion in 1940.  Steele would that belt for a year, a major accomplishment, but his mentorship of younger stars might be the best part of his legacy.
Although the focus of the female portion of the Rock and Wrestling era centered on Cyndi Lauper, The Fabulous Moolah and Wendi Richter, people forget that it was Leilani Kai who worked the secondary Wrestlemania main event against Richter.  Kai was the dependable worker called upon when needed which would later be shown when she was paired with Judy Martin…
On of the top stars of the 1960’s was Bill Miller, but despite his vast accomplishments has been largely forgotten.  The former Ohio Buckeye entered the world of pro wrestling in his early 30’s and while in the AWA he became on of the few chosen to wear the AWA World Heavyweight Championship.  Miller would later be a top contender…
It was certainly no misnomer when Brian Knobs and Jerry Sags dubbed their team The Nasty Boys.  They looked and wrestled the part and while you wouldn’t see a wrestling clinic when they competed, you would certainly see a match that was well…..nasty.
Not that anyone really came close to giving Vince a run in the 80’s, but if anyone had to be picked it would have been Jim Crockett Jr. who made an attempt to expand his territory and made a dent into pay per view.  Although he was eventually unsuccessful, the matches and programs in his territory were among the most…
El Canek may not have made a dent in the United States, but he was the primary star for Mexico’s UWA promotion for nearly two decades.  As the multiple Heavyweight Title holder for UWA, Canek holds victories over a diverse group of Lou Thesz, Vader, Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant.  In fact, he is one of the few who…
Possibly the only Olympic winner (Bronze in Judo at the 76 Olympics) in Professional Wrestling history to have that accolade ignored, Allen Coage found far more fame as a wrestler than he ever did in Judo competition.
Saddled with one of the worst gimmicks in WWE history (which says a lot), Bob Holly was going nowhere as the happy race car driver, Thurman “Sparky” Plugg.  As the Attitude Era emerged, Holly was allowed to develop a more hardcore style thus becoming the aptly named Hardcore Holly.  Holly’s take no prisoners attitude seemed like a natural fit and…
His appearance on WWE television may have been a brief and forgettable appearance as Mr. Perfect’s manager, Coach, but in Los Angeles, John Tolos was a brutally savage wrestler who was a title taking machine in the West Coast.  The Golden Greek was feared and the rough style he showed was often imitated by others.  Tolos captured numerous titles as…