Current WWE Inductees

We actually liked Papa Shango when he debuted and as corny as the gimmick was, we know we are not the only ones who had a soft spot for the voodoo man.  Charles Wright would later be repackaged multiple times before he struck gold as the “Godfather”, a lovable pimp.  This character allowed Wright to…
The Grand Wizard has been called by many the greatest heel manager of the 1970’s and by a few as the greatest ever.  He was a regular fixture of WWWF programming for a decade and was responsible for more entertaining promos than anyone else during the Allentown era.  He may not be that well known…
The Honky Tonk Man proclaimed himself the “Greatest Intercontinental Champion of All Time”.  Considering that he held the title for fourteen months and was one of the greatest heat generators it is really hard to argue that statement.
Anyone who has heard the Iron Sheik lately should be amazed that there was no set incident during his induction speech from 2005.  All jokes aside, the Iron Sheik may have been a surprise WWF World Heavyweight Champion when he defeated Bob Backlund, but the Sheik brought to wrestling a very legitimate amateur background that…
One of the most popular draws ever for Bill Watts’ Mid South Promotion, The Junkyard Dog migrated North to the WWF and was equally popular.  He was not a wrestler with a spectacular move set, but was one with unequalled charisma and was a fan favorite that transcended through age and race.  His induction was…
He was showered with “Beach Bum” chants through out the bulk of his WWE career, but Don “The Magnificent” Muraco was anything but lazy.  Muraco was as entertaining as he was talented and the former two time Intercontinental Champion always put on a good show.  Considered by many of his peers as one of the…
We could have ranked Billy Gunn on his own.  As one half of the Smoking Gunns, the Billy & Chuck tandem, and an up and down solo career post DX, he could have garnered a top 200 spot.  We also could have ranked the Road Dogg as a single as he had a lengthy career…
The Road Warriors were not just a tag team; they were a force of nature.  With their painted faces, spiked shoulder pads, strange haircuts and cerebral manager (Paul Ellering) they created a new style of power wrestling in the 80’s.  They didn’t just beat their opponents, they destroyed them.  When they won their first recognized world…
Wrestling fans that were not exposed to promotions outside the WWE may only remember the Rock and Roll Express as a lower card tag team in brief runs in the late 90’s.  Those however who saw Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson in the NWA during the 80’s saw their version of the Rock and Wrestling…
A major star in multiple promotions, the Sheik was one of the original hardcore wrestlers.  His in ring persona was sadistic and violent and was the master of the foreign object.  The Sheik was a major draw in many arenas and his feuds with various fan favorites sold out arenas in Detroit, Toronto and New…
We always found this induction a little curious.  Not because we think that they don’t belong in the Hall, but we think they may have been better off to be inducted separately as they certainly had a longer career apart than together.  Collectively, they captured the WWF World Tag Team Title in 1974 and would…
Okay, we are struggling with this one.  Fritz Von Erich should be in for his wrestling career and for the way he made World Class Championship Wrestling the must watch program in Dallas.  Kerry Von Erich is a former Intercontinental Champion and NWA World Champion, but had he not been inundated with drug issues, he…
Afa and Sika were the first ever three time WWE World Tag Team Champions and are the heads of the Samoan wrestling clan.  They were agile big men who played the role of ruthless savages flawlessly.  Although the Wild Samoans did compete individually, their greatest success was clearly as a duo, and we can argue…
At one point, Tito Santana could have made a claim to have been the best Mexican-American wrestler that the WWE ever had.  A consummate professional, Santana held both the Intercontinental and World Tag Team Titles twice and was a popular draw for Vince for nearly ten years.  Few wrestlers were ever as dependable as Tito…
A former bodybuilding champion, “Mr. U.S.A.” Tony Atlas transitioned flawlessly into the world of Professional Wrestling.  Atlas was one of the few African American stars of the late 70’s and 80’s and won multiple championships throughout the NWA.  In the WWF, along with Rocky Johnson he became one half of the first black Tag Team…
A wrestler himself from the carnival days, Joseph “Toots” Mondt joined the camp of the legendary Ed “Strangler” Lewis and became a jack of all trades in the business. He would help develop a new style, stars of the business and would become an active promoter; especially in the Northeast.   In time, he would become…
Torrie Wilson may not have been much of a wrestler, but when you look like her, you didn’t have to be. With her sexuality, personality and All-American good looks, she was one of the best valets ever in a major wrestling promotion regardless of whether she was a heel or face. Very few women could…
Triple H takes a lot of heat for marrying Vince McMahon’s daughter. Many have stated that his success in the largest wrestling federation is attributed to that. Many of his peers however have gone constantly on record that few have ever worked harder to achieve the success that he did, and despite the criticism he…
Trish Stratus may have started out in the WWE as just another pretty face, but that was certainly not how she left it.
The co-founder of the American Wrestling Association and its multi-time World Heavyweight Champion, Verne Gagne ran one of the most successful promotions of all time.  Gagne was the trainer of future legends and was himself one of the most technically proficient wrestlers ever.  This was the first induction that showed that Vince McMahon was willing…