Current WWE Inductees

Scott Hall may be another name in the discussion of “best wrestler never to win a World Championship”, though few would have thought based on his first eight years in the business that he would be World Championship material.
Immortalized in plastic by both the WWE and GI Joe, Sgt. Slaughter cornered the market on the military gimmick in wrestling.  He had major runs in multiple promotions and was successful regardless of whether he was pandering to fans to antagonizing them.  Slaughter’s lone WWF World Title was as an Iraqi sympathizer and it is…
The Icon.  The Main Event.  The Showstopper.  The Heartbreak Kid.  Mr. Wrestlemania.  Every nickname that Shawn Michaels bestowed upon himself was boisterous and reeked of an arrogance that seemed impossible for a man to live up to.  The amazing thing was that he was that good and lived up to every moniker that was associated…
An anti-establishment star before anyone really knew what that was; Sputnik Monroe was considered to be the most interesting character of the Memphis territory, which may say it all! Monroe was surly, a heavy drinker, and a unique looking figure with his gruff exterior and shock of white hair down the middle of his head.
The state of Texas has given wrestling superstar after superstar, though none of them could have been a better brawler than Stan “The Lariat” Hansen. Nobody played the part of a deranged cowboy better than he did either.
Although he was considered a transitional champion (bridging the WWF World Championship by beating Pedro Morales and losing the title to Bruno Sammartino a week later), you have to be considered a solid wrestler to have been given the strap in the first place.
Considering how many Tag Team titles that Stevie Ray won, it is initially inconceivable that he seems to have little shot for the Hall of Fame, but despite being the larger of the two brothers (with Booker T) in Harlem Heat, he was not half the wrestler that Booker was.
As of this writing (Spring 2013) Sting is still very much an active competitor in TNA Wrestling, but as he is well into his 50’s, we feel comfortable with ranking him at this time. When it is all said and done, Sting may never wrestle a match under the WWE banner, and though that will…
The patriarch of the Hart Family, Stu Hart was an accomplished wrestler, but this isn’t the reason that he got inducted.  Stu was a successful promoter in the Calgary area, making that territory a region worth watching.  More over, Stu Hart’s primary contribution to wrestling was as the trainer to countless future superstars that would…
Despite her long career in the WWE, Sunny actually didn’t have her first WWE wrestling match until the battle royal at Wrestlemania 25.  Then again, during her peak while working for Vince McMahon, she didn’t have to.  Although Sunny was not the first non wrestling female of note in the WWE, (Elizabeth holds that honor)…
Does the induction of Antonio Inoki pave the way for other past stars of New Japan?  If it does, the next logical choice would have to be Tatsumi Fujinami who held their version of the World Heavyweight Championship on six different occasions.
A long-time referee in the NWA, Teddy Long got his big break as a heel official who became a successful manager. He would develop a stable of monster tag teams, and his fast talking and sneaky ways put him near the top of managers in the early 90’s. He would turn face and would still…
First forming in the early 70’s, the team of Blackjack Mulligan and Blackjack Lanza may have been in the mold of other rough Texas cowboy tandems, but the black leather clad duo ran rough shot over their opponents in many regions.  Their apex as a team occurred in 1975 when they captured the WWF World…
A very fundamentally sound tag team, Jack Brisco and Gerry Brisco have proven that it is not just worth the drive to the Brisco Brothers Body Shop, but it was also worth the drive to see them compete.  Jack himself was a former two time former NWA World Heavyweight Champion and one of the top…
Professional Wrestling may have a predetermined outcome, but athleticism has its place there.  This makes it all the more surprising that Butch Miller and Luke Williams really made it in the business after the age of forty.  Prior to their appearance in Stamford, they were known as the Sheepherders; a team known for their violent…
When the Dudley Boys gimmick started as Hanson brother (From Slapshot) goofballs in ECW, many were entertained, but few would have pegged them to become one of the greatest tag teams of all time.  Bubba Ray & D-Von won more high level Tag Team Titles than any other duo.  They are currently entrenched in TNA,…
(Michael Hayes, Terry “Bamm Bamm” Gordy & Buddy Roberts)  Talk about innovation. Before there was the N.W.O, D-Generation X or the Four Horsemen there was the original gang concept; The Fabulous Freebirds.
Easily the most important figure in Women’s wrestling, The Fabulous Moolah holds the longest uninterrupted title reign in Professional Wrestling history.  She began her career as a valet, but quickly became a tough as nails wrestler who’s in ring skill was only matched by her ability to train and mold other female grapplers.  Moolah was…
The first true “Supergroup” in wrestling, the Four Horsemen was the post powerful group of heel wrestlers in the 1980’s. Although they went through the various incarnations it was the collective of Flair, Blanchard, Anderson, Windham and Dillon that were selected to go into the Hall of Fame. Arguably, this was the best version of…
Although they were inducted as the Funk Brothers duo, there can be no doubt that both Terry Funk and Dory Jr. both belong on their own individual merits.  Many claim to be the pioneer of Hardcore Wrestling, but who transitioned better from a technical marvel to hardcore master better than Terry Funk.  Who was relevant…