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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.
A strongman from Poland, Stanislaus Zbyszko was the main star of European Professional Wrestling and was the main foe of whom ever was regarded as the best from North America.  Zbyszko would eventually become the recognized World Heavyweight Champion and the fact that the WWE is now recognizing stars from that era could pave the way for the original star…
Non wrestling fans will remember Toru Tanaka for his acting roles alongside Chuck Norris and Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 80’s, but wrestling fans remember him as a vicious Japanese born heel that terrorized his American opponents.  Tanaka was actually a Hawaiian who played College Football and served in the U.S. military, but the tank like performer had a look for…
After years of portraying various pompous characters, Scott Levy found gold when he created the persona of Raven.  Raven was a dark brooding character that was very much a reflection of society around him.  Quickly, he became one of the centerpiece’s of Paul Heyman’s ECW and was delivering brilliant matches and compelling promos.  As Raven, he would capture the ECW…
Tommy Dreamer may not have been the best wrestler in ECW, but he was its soul.  There from the beginning to the end, Dreamer won the hearts of the harsh ECW fan base with his resilience and was rewarded with the “He’s Hardcore” chant that may not seem like much of a compliment, but was symbolic in ways that words…
The next wrestler has to be considered the toughest wrestler on this list.  In fact, any informal poll of wrestlers conducted would likely name Haku as the man would least want to mess with in a legitamite fight (ask Jesse Barr and his glass eye about that).  Regardless of his out of ring exploits, Haku was an underrated worker who…
Although El Santo may have been the first megastar of Lucha Libre, Gory Guerrero has to be considered the first great wrestler of Mexican history. As Santo’s former tag partner, Gory ascended in the ranks of popularity, but it was a brutal heel (Gory was so named for his “gory” ability to draw blood) that he truly shone. Despite that…
George Woodin started his career late (at age 29) but once he did, he ustilized his natural athletic background from his days of football and amateur wrestling and became a superstar in the American South as Mr. Wrestling, a character he was born to play.
We are going to borrow from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame which cites influence as a key criterion to get into their Hall of Fame.  Mixed Marital Arts has certainly influenced professional wrestling but it was Ken Shamrock (we are not counting Kama the Supreme Fighting Machine) who was the first to truly bring MMA to the WWF.
By the time Spiros Arion made his return to the then World Wide Wrestling Federation in the mid 70’s, he was already a star of international proportions.  The Greek born grappler had already been a star in Europe, but was already one of the biggest stars in Australia.  Arion came close to duplicating that status in the United States.
Most people are familiar with Domenic DeNucci as the trainer of the Hardcore legend Mick Foley and “The Franchise” Shane Douglas, but it is often forgotten that DeNucci was an accomplished grappler and a Tag Team star in the 70’s.
Bronko Nagurski was already an established Back in the National Football League when he got into Professional Wrestling in 1933 and on the gridiron he would take the Chicago Bears to three NFL Championships.  His accomplishments in the squared circle were arguably equal, as he would win multiple titles, among which the coveted National Wrestling Association World Heavyweight Title twice,…
While Shane McMahon did not become the heir apparent to the WWE empire, his contributions behind the scenes and on camera can never be discounted.
One of the few wrestling personalities who can legitimately say that he had equal success as a wrestler and as a manager, Wild Red Berry infuriated audiences for more than four decades.
Unlike many great female wrestlers from Japan, Bull Nakano actually made her mark in the United States.  The powerful, tall haired Nakano captured the WWE Women’s Title from Madusa (then Alundra Blayze) and would later face her again on a WCW Pay Per View.  For a woman of her size and strength, she was incredibly agile and technically brilliant.  Whether…
As we entered the information age, the mask in American Professional Wrestling doesn’t hold the same power it used to.  Thankfully, it held power when Johnny Walker donned it in 1971 entering the NWA Florida promotion when he became Mr. Wrestling II where nobody knew his previous identity.  This allowed Walker, who was already in his mid 30’s (and looked…
The American South has generated wrestling superstar after wrestling superstar.  “Wildfire” Tommy Rich was one of those great stars whose southern accent and reckless style allowed for easy switches from good ole boy face to a dirty rule breaking redneck.
As the son of Professor Boris Malenko, Dean Malenko was bred to be a wrestler.  Surprisingly, the Iceman really didn’t hit the national stage until his mid thirties, but when he did; anyone who watched a Dean Malenko match knew they were watching one of the best ring tacticians in the world.
Arguably the first major star from the nation of Canada, “Whipper” Billy Watson was a fixture in main eventer in the hallowed Maple Leaf Gardens for nearly two decades and was also the NWA World Heavyweight Champion.  Watson would be an excellent choice for the new Legends Wing and one representing the great history of Toronto and Canadian wrestling in…
Yeah, we know.  He barely won any matches and was a career curtain jerker.  But aren’t those wrestlers necessary to make others look good?  Nobody, was a longer glorified jobber and sent more people to the pay window than Steve Lombardi; the Brooklyn Brawler.
The Assassin may not have been the best wrestler, or even the best in the tag team ranks, but you would be hard pressed to find a man who had more success in the tag team division than the Assassin.