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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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El Satanico was a significant star in EMLL/CMLL for over two decades and was the leader of a heel group called Los Infernales that would help put trios wrestling in the forefront in his promotion.  He won a myriad of singles and tag titles but what Sataico will be best remembered for (and should be) is that he is one…
The father of all five of the Villanos (I through V), Ray Mendoza was a former boxer who would transition to a twenty-five year career in Lucha Libre.  Mendoza would be associated with the NWA Light Heavyweight Title for years and is one of the few wrestlers to have achieved near equal success as a face as he was as…
While there have been many looks in wrestling that come and go in the wacky world of Professional Wrestling the pretty boy bodybuilder will never go out.  The one who was a precursor to a lot of them was Gene Stanlee who looked like he walked straight out of central casting and onto a wrestling television set.  Stanlee was not…
One of the earlier high flyers of Lucha Libre, Lizmark signed with EMLL in 1978, and he would become a singles star there winning multiple titles.  He became the second wrestler (Gory Guerrero being the first) to hold all three NWA World Titles in the different weight classes (Welterweight, Middleweight and Light Heavyweight).  Like many wrestlers, Lizmark would jump to…
Paco Alonso is the grandson of Salvador Lutteroth, who we would argue is one of the most important men in Mexican wrestling.  Alonso began working for EMLL in 1975, and by 1987 he took over the promotion.  Now named CMLL, Alonso oversaw a promotion that has seen over 80 million people cross through a turnstile and while he does keep…
While the run of Tony Anthony in the WWE as T.L. Hopper and Uncle Cletus was not exactly stellar, “The Dirty White Boy” had a long and prosperous career as a single and in tag teams throughout the America South.  Perhaps his best run was in Smoky Mountain Wrestling where he was the promotion’s Heavyweight Champion three times.
In terms of actual fame, “Count” Billy Varga eclipsed many of his contemporaries as he appeared on many television shows and movies in the 50’s and 60’s often playing…what else? A wrestler!  In the ring however Varga was a draw in the California and Hawaii area and held his fair share of championship belts.  This would include the NWA World…
There were not that many female wrestlers in the 1960s and 1970s but those that were able to make it was among the toughest women in the world, but few of them could hold a candle to Kay Noble.
You could argue that Bart Gunn really got the shaft by the WWE and as such you forget that he had a decent run.  He entered the WWE with his kayfabe brother, Billy, and they would win the World Tag Team Championship three times.  When the team broke-up they saw more money in Billy and eventually (albeit in another tag…
Tracy Smothers was a southern wrestler through and through but while that was what he was best at, he was a capable talker and brawler and better than he got credit for as an overall in-ring performer.  Smothers first gained national attention as one half of the Southern Boys with Steve Armstrong, but his best work took place in Smoky…
Forgive us as we will use the term "midget" wrestler as that is what they were called back then and that was the name of the titles that they held.
Gene LeBell was far from the most successful professional wrestler regardless of what metric you use, however in terms of influence in wrestling and in mixed martial arts he is pretty high up the food chain.  LeBell was a legitimate judo star, and he worked with some of the greats including Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris and was a conduit…
The Warlord was one of the greatest physical specimens in the history of professional wrestling in terms of strength.  He was not overly mobile or technically gifted but when you tried to imagine what a wrestler would like in the late 80’sand early 90’s it was The Warlord that you imagined.
While there were many residents of Dudleyville, beyond Bubba Ray and D-Von, the clear number three was Spike Dudley.  The runt of the litter was smaller than most of the fans, but he became a top star in ECW and was respected for his willingness to anything to pop a crowd.  Dudley joined his "brothers" in the WWE, though he…
One of the most natural adoptees to professional wrestling in New Japan history, Masakatsu Funaki eschewed being one of the best Japanese pro wrestlers to become a pioneer in Mixed Martial Arts.  Funaki would leave New Japan and later co-found Pancrase with Minoru Suzuki wherein the late 90's he was considered one of the greatest fighters in the world.  After…
Joe Savoldi had a claim at one time as the World Heavyweight Champion, which was a long way away from his humble beginnings in the hills of Italy.  Savoldi immigrated as a pre-teen to Michigan and would later play football under the famous Knute Rockne at Notre Dame.  Savoldi fell into Professional Wrestling and was praised for his dropkick, a…
Gladys Gillem was one of the great early female wrestlers of the first half of the 20th Century where she was often an opponent of Mildred Burke, who was the leading female attraction of the day.  Burke needed a new foe, which was Gillem and as she was on the losing end of the ledger she never received the notoriety…
In terms of training, Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker is easily in the top twenty-five ever, but in regards to in-ring accomplishments, we realize that is a stretch to put him on here even if we were the extend this list to 2,000. 
The WWE Hall of Fame has to date not inducted a referee (we aren't counting Teddy Long), and the belief by many is that if they do it would be Earl Hebner.  If that doesn't happen, then perhaps it would be Nick Patrick who was the son of Jody Hamilton who wrestled professionally as The Assassin.  Patrick trained to be…
As Bernard Herman, Ricki Starr was a solid amateur wrestler, but as Ricki Starr, he would take a pair of ballet slippers to incorporate a perceived feminine strut and would sell some tickets in the United States.  Starr would do well in Texas and the East Coast and would become a flamboyant babyface and an improbable one at that.  He…