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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 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!
 
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The Not in Hall of Committee.
(Noriyo Tateno & Itsuki Yamazaki)It is not argued that there were not athletic women in wrestling before the Jumping Bomb Angels; there most certainly was.  However, this was this female Japanese duo that became showcase moves that were not seen on American television before; by either men or women!  They were able to get over with the WWF audience despite…
Although we kind of found the “Skinner” character a guilty pleasure, it was hardly a reflection of the great career of Steve Keirn.
Quite often in the 1980’s, the WWE was able to take regional stars and break them into a National audience.  Dick Slater was not one of those fortunate ones, as the “E” totally whiffed on him turning him into a happy redneck nicknamed “The Rebel”.  Outside of Stamford, Slater was at his best as a rough heel, and he headlined…
Arguably the man who put Quebec on the map in terms of Professional Wrestling, Yvon Robert was a star in the business for three decades and is a former NWA World Heavyweight Champion.  Robert travelled across North America in his day and while he was based in Montreal, he would be known throughout the continent as a bona fide star.
Before “Stone Cold” Steve Austin was chugging beer on Monday Night Raw, there was the Sandman.  He didn’t just drink beer; he took the empty can and smashed his forehead with it, often drawing blood.  He also entered the ring smoking a cigarette with a kendo stick in hand, the latter of which would often find its way into his…
There are many big men in wrestling and have been throughout its history.  The Spoiler may be the first really tall wrestler to show incredible agility and would foreshadow that larger men could move like men half their size.
Red Bastien was one of the better natural athletes of his day and according to his peers was one of the most pure talents. Bastien would win multiple championships across the country and bring merriment to every locker room he was in. Bastien’s travels also brought him to the WWWF in the 60’s and was featured on Madison Square Garden…
The first time that most wrestling fans saw Rene Goulet it was at the tail end of his career where “the #1 Frenchman” would usually go down to defeat against the new babyface in the WWF.  Goulet was a great choice for that role, as even in his 50’s Rene Goulet was among the best conditioned and dependable workers on…
It could easily be argued that Lance Storm was one of the top technical wrestlers of whatever promotions he was in.  Considering that he competed in ECW, WCW and the WWE, the above statement becomes even more impressive.  Lance Storm had main even talent but he was mainly used in the mid card.  This isn’t to denigrate what he accomplished…
While Fritz Von Erich was considered the main promoter in the state of Texas, there were many that would argue that this title should have been granted to Paul Boesch who ran the Houston territory for twenty-one years.
Although the midget wrestler (or to be politically correct, little people) no longer has much of a place in the world of Professional Wrestling, there was a time when countless cards in the United States featured the comedic ability of the small in stature. It is universally regarded that the best of the lot was Sky Low Low.
Antonio Pena had a good career as a professional wrestler in Mexico where he performed in the mid-card and used multiple personas.  His in-ring work was only a fraction of what he would become as he would have a genius like gift for showmanship and storylines and he would take over the booking role for EMLL.  Pena was a large…
The in-ring career of John Laurinaitis (Johnny Ace) was better than he got credit for, as while he was a lower card wrestler in the NWA/WCW and one half of a lame tag team with Shane Douglas as the Dynamic Dudes, he emerged as an upper card wrestler, and a very good one with All Japan Wrestling.  
There are really two careers of Shirley Crabtree, the first where he was a giant chested heel who taunted the crowd with his strength and good looks. He did well, but it paled to what he did after his near decade sabbatical from the business. He returned with the same gigantic chest, though his midsection was considerably large too. He…
Tiger Jeet Singh came to Canada penniless from his native India, but he certainly had plans to change that.  With wrestling becoming his meal ticket, Singh would become a star in the Toronto territory and cement himself as the top heel in the region.  Singh would find his real fortune in Japan, where he carved out a name for himself…
Some of you may be aware of the story that Vince McMahon Jr. took over as the lead announcer for the then named World Wide Wrestling Federation when his father let the existing one go over a pay dispute. The man he took over for was Ray Morgan, the original voice for the Capitol Sports Promotion and the man who…
Many wrestling fans got their first look at Paul Jones as the heel manager of an army of wrestlers in the NWA, but for years he was one of the top wrestlers in the Mid Atlantic and Florida regions winning multiple individual and tag team belts.  In the NWA promotions he wrestled in, he was a great utility man who…
As one of the kayfabe members of the Graham family, “Crazy” Luke Graham parlayed his bleached blonde locks and wild eyes to a multitude of championships across the United States.  One of those titles was the WWWF World Tag Team strap, of which he is one half of the first recognized co-holders of.  Graham did the wild man gimmick very…
A pillar of New Japan Pro wrestling in and out of the ring for decades, Seiji Sakaguchi is one of the unsung heroes of the successful Japanese promotion.
When the Barbarian received a WCW World Heavyweight Title shot at 1992’s Halloween Havoc Pay Per View, a lot of wrestling fans wondered aloud how a life long mid carder could be on the semi main event of a major PPV.  Looking back, Sionne Vailahi (The Barbarian) had every physical gift imaginable and the skills and if booked differently could…