WWE

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.
It was very tempting to include Jim Cornette with our Midnight Express entry, but upon further review the vast repertoire of Jim Cornette’s non Midnight Express accomplishments were too vast and he deserves an entry all his own.
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.
The man dubbed in wrestling circles as the “Total Package” really hasn’t had a lot of good fortune the last few years.  After making millions in the industry, Lex Luger has found himself without money, the use of his legs (he is currently paralyzed) and unfortunately is the butt of many a joke in the wrestling industry.  This is not…
Generally, Vince McMahon has been known to make professional wrestlers bigger stars than his competitors in the South. This wasn’t the case Vader who may have been kicking ass in WCW but was remembered by some in his WWE stint for declaring himself “a fat piece of shit”.
It’s hard to believe that as talented as Rick Martel was, he was always a little underrated.  It didn’t matter which promotion he was in, or where he was on the card; the odds was always that Martel would be in the best match of the night or at least close to it.
Although Keiji Mutoh never wrestled a match for the WWE, his talents are held in high regard by everyone in the industry.  The Great Muta was even featured on a WWE Classics on Demand segment, which may indicate that he was on their radar all along.  As such, Muta is considered one of the greatest innovators of all time and…
Before there was “Stone Cold” Steve Austin chugging beer and identifying with the every man, there was the man who made Milwaukee famous, the barrel chested Reggie “Crusher” Lisowski.
Although we recognize that Scott Steiner had a very successful solo career winning the WCW World Heavyweight Championship and Rick Steiner had decent singles run before and after his partnership with his brother, it was as a tag team where they had their greatest impact       
The world of wrestling has had its share of combatants who looked mean.  Yet we doubt that there was anyone who looked meaner (even if he tried not to) than William Affis; A.K.A. Dick the Bruiser.
In a business dominated by athletic men a star emerged while doing very little physically and saying even less.  How did Elizabeth do this?  Certainly she was beautiful, but there are a lot of beautiful women.  What made her special was that she was classy, shy, sexy and sweet all at the same time.  She was the girl next door…
Arriving in the World Wrestling Federation as the kayfabe brother of Edge, Jay Reso (who was the real life best friend of Edge) debuted as “Christian”, and would be part of a group called the Brood. Edge and Christian would break away forming a championship tag team (7 times) and were the most entertaining and successful tag team in the…
Pardon the pun, but we are not exaggerating when we say that Jushin “Thunder” Liger took aerial wrestling to new heights.
Virtually all followers of wrestling are aware of the 1975 plane crash where Ric Flair’s back was broken and his career was threatened.  We know that Flair came back to wrestle again.  Johnny Valentine was not as lucky as the injuries he suffered ended his wrestling career permanently.
Before there was Kurt Angle, there was another legit Olympian who competed in the squared circle.  Ken Patera competed for the United States in weightlifting at the 1972 Munich games (he did not medal) and was one of the first to use the moniker as “the world’s strongest man” while competing in wrestling.
When James Harris adopted the gimmick of a “Ugandan Headhunter”, he stumbled upon one of most bizarre yet memorable personas in wrestling history.  With his painted face and stomach, Kamala was a large savage who looked like he could destroy anybody and then eat them for dinner.
When the late Gorilla Monsoon called King Kong Bundy “a condominium with legs” he wasn’t far off.  Bundy looked liked he was created on an easel.  His 450 pounds were spread over a very wide frame, a hairless body and pale white skin.  Bundy looked like a movie monster come to life.  Throw in a vicious attitude and better than…
His WWE exposure was limited to a tag team match at Wrestlemania VII and a pair of Royal Rumble appearances but in Japan, there are few held in higher regard than Genichiro Tenyru.  Through cross promotions with the WWE, he had chances to face many of their stars in Japan with his formation of the SWS promotion.  Tenyru would later…
With all due respect to Iron Mike Sharpe (whom we love by the way) when Gene Kiniski was billed as Canada’s Greatest Athlete it seemed far more legitimate.  The former NWA World Heavyweight Champion looked every bit the tough guy and far from anyone you would want to pick a fight with.
From the University of Oklahoma, “Dr. Death” Steve Williams was a legitimate athlete who excelled in both amateur wrestling and on the gridiron.  He adapted very quickly and his matches were a showcase of skill, brute force and unequalled intensity.
With the discussion of the late Brian Pillman it is as if you remember two different wrestlers.  The first was the aerial specialist who was one of the first American wrestlers to successfully adopt a high flying style that could match any Japanese performer or Luchadore spot for spot.  The second was the psychotic heel character who blurred the lines…