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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.

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With a near decade career in the WWE, Santino Marella was the best comedic character the promotion had over that time frame.  While Marella was a decent in ring wrestler, his strength was always the laughs he could generate either by performing in the ring or the vignettes and skits he did outside of it.  Props also for performing one…
We know.  The seven foot plus Indian monster known as The Great Khali was a horrific worker.  Still, this man was a former Word Heavyweight Champion and helped to expand the business in the huge market of India.  For what it is worth, he was able to have a long run as a mid card face, which for his look…
Before there was Vince McMahon Jr., there was Vince McMahon Sr.  Before Vince Sr., there was his father, Roderick Jess McMahon.  Along with Toots Mondt, the patriarch of the McMahon family founded Capitol Sports, the precursor to the WWE, which promoted wrestling in the New York City area.
Known for his “cast iron stomach”, Pepper Gomez was a major force in California and in Texas and competed up and down the card. Physically, Gomez was ahead of his time and was built like a concrete sculpture, not typical of the wrestlers of his era.   His feuds with Ray Stevens are still stuff of San Francisco legend.
It may be forgotten that Matt Borne was at the first Wrestlemania in a losing effort to Ricky Steamboat, but his first WWE run was largely forgettable anyway.  Borne had previously competed in Pacific Northwest Wrestling and would later do well in World Class and the USWA but he would later prove his worth on a National scale as Big…
One of the few truly over luchadors in WCW, La Parka played the guitar with a chair, had one of the best wrestling outfits ever and was a major draw in his native Mexico.  Foreced to change his name to L.A. Park, the man whose birth certificate states Adolfo Tapia would win many championships in Mexico, and probably should have…
When looking at the career of “Killer” Karl Kox it seemed like he wrestled in every promotion in the States and won titles in every territory too.  That is a bit of an exaggeration, but not by much.
The one time “First Lady of WCW” had a disastrous (and unaired) run in the WWE, but Missy Hyatt accomplished a lot in professional wrestling and her persona of the ditzy blonde made waves in multiple promotions throughout the United States.  For those not aware of her work, she was a bigger deal than you would think!
At the top of the card for years in Mexico and the border states, Alfonso Dantes was a tank of a wrestler (hence his nickname of El Tanque) and was also a second generation performer.  Dantes was predominantly a heel and the unmasked wrestler (not exactly common in Mexico) feuded with every top star in Mexico in his day.  He…
Wrestling can be a bit of a freak show, and some of the cast of characters actually can be described as freaks.  One of the earliest men in that category was "The French Angel," Maurice Tillet who stood at only 5'9" but developed acromegaly in his early 20's causing his bones to grow and his features to alter.  He got…
To people who are unfamiliar with the wacky world of Professional Wrestling, would it be probable that they think that all wrestlers look like Ox Baker?  With a shaved head, bushy eyebrows and a menacing Fu Manchu, Ox Baker looked every bit his catch phrase of “I Like to Hurt People”.  Baker was not the most fluid of wrestlers and…
Without speaking any English, “The Japanese Buzzsaw”, Yoshihiro Tajiri got himself over in both the original ECW and the WWE.  With a high skilled moveset and undeniable charisma, it can be argued that Tajiri was not given the proper forum to prove his worth in the WWE, but he always got a pop everywhere he went. 
The voice of Memphis wrestling for decades, Lance Russell was known for his smooth and business like delivery.  Russell was respected for how he treated the business and mostly how he never made himself a central figure, unlike other announcers who did that.  Arguably, Lance Russell is the best non-WWE announcer that hasn’t got inducted, but there is little reason…
The WWE career of Michelle McCool did not exactly start with a bang as she was a distant runner-up in the Diva Search and her first angles resulted in largely forgettable programs.  However subtlety her in-ring work and natural athleticism came to light and she would become the first ever WWE Diva’s Champion.  McCool’s best work would be late in…
Yes, this is serious.  Ted Turner spent a lot of money trying to make World Championship Wrestling a viable competitor to the World Wrestling Federation and for a time they were regarded by quite a few wrestling fans and reporters as the number one wrestling (“rasslin”) company in the United States.   You think Vince didn’t respect Turner?  We bet that…
The Tony Schiavone run in the WWE lasted less than a year, and his last few years working for World Championship Wrestling were not inspiring, but he was the voice of the number two promotion for years, and did a very good job at it for years.  Should the WWE Hall of Fame look to induct another announcer, this is…
He was wild, crazy looking and with a thick Argentine accent, Pampero Firpo stood out in what was a very colorful crowd.  Firpo had a natural look of a heel, and wrestled in a style that would predate the Hardcore scene that would popularize wresting later.  Despite his crazy look, Firpo did have a natural charisma that allowed him to…
Had the Great Sasuke signed with the WWF (and not TAKA Michinoku) in the summer of 1997, how much higher up the rankings would he be? The WWF was planning to build a division around him, but even though his WWF legacy is two matches (both wins over TAKA), he leaves behind an exciting body of work in Japan that…
The Crush Gals only wrestled a handful of times in the United States but in Japan they became the most popular and biggest draw of women’s wrestling in Japan.  They were not the first female Japanese tag team to become successful, but they hit levels of popularity that haven’t been seen by any female combatant before or since.  Chigusa Nagayo…
The last WWE run of Matt Bloom as “Tensai” may not have gone down in the annals of professional wrestling as a success, but prior to that, he was tearing it up in New Japan as Giant Bernard, and did have occasional mid card success as Albert and later A-Train in the WWE. What might seriously help Bloom’s chances is…