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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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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…
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.
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.
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.
Jim Johnston may not be a name that is known well among the fans of the WWE, but his work certainly is. Johnston has been the main composer for WWE music and entrance themes for well over two decades. Indirectly, it could be argued that Johnston as responsible for more pops, as when his music hits, fans immediately know who…
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.
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.
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 son of Gory, the older brother of Eddie, and the father of Chavo Jr., was one hell of a wrestler in his own right. Chavo Guerrero (known by many as Chavo Classic from his stint in the WWE) actually has a championship resume that most wrestlers would envy.
What would the legacy be if Butch Reed had not have no showed one night in Buffalo where he would have been scheduled to win the Intercontinental Title from Ricky Steamboat?  It stands to reason that it might be greater than it is now, but it is not like Butch Reed did not have a solid wrestling career.
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…
The winner of the first J Crown Championship made a lot of impact in World Championship Wrestling winning titles there as well.  Dragon was rare in that he was a Japanese wrestler who sought to develop his skills in Mexico.  After becoming a star there, he returned to Japan ready to conquer Asia.  After Japan, it was only a matter…
With all respect to James Dudley, the first real African American manager of note in the WWE was “The Doctor of Style”, Slick.  The jive talking street hustler was one of the more fun characters, but he was rarely paired with a wrestler who complimented his style.  Slick had a decent run, but it has to be wondered if an…
As you may have deduced, we are not in the practice of ranking wrestlers from TNA.  It is not that we don’t respect them, but realistically as long as they are competing for the only viable National wrestling alternative, they will never be inducted while they are actively performing there.  We are not sure if we are making an exception…
His later years in the WWE saw Dino Bravo rely on his overwhelming strength.  As such he was a plodding grappler, but to those who saw Bravo prior to his final years in the ring, saw an underrated performer who could deliver a very well rounded match.
Although he was somewhat successful as a vanilla babyface in WCW in the early 90’s, few could have imagined that he was capable of becoming the acid tongued “Franchise” who would become one of the most arrogant heels in wrestling history.
Not that anyone really came close to giving Vince a run in the 80’s, but if anyone had to be picked it would have been Jim Crockett Jr. who made an attempt to expand his territory and made a dent into pay per view.  Although he was eventually unsuccessful, the matches and programs in his territory were among the most…