Current WWE Inductees

Not just inducted because he is the father Vincent Kennedy McMahon, Vince McMahon Sr. was the founder of the original World Wide Wrestling Federation, which would eventually morph into today’s World Wrestling Entertainment.  This is about as logical an induction as it comes.
More often than not if you ask people who the greatest Native American wrestler, more often than not the answer is Chief Jay Strongbow.  With Strongbow played by an Italian American that answer never seemed right to us.  Sometimes the answer would be Jack Briscoe though since he never wrestled with a “stereotypical Native” gimmick,…
We thought hell froze over when Bret Hart got inducted, but the when the recipient of the “New York City Screwjob” got inducted we wondered if Hell collapsed.  Considering that Wendi Richter’s last appearance in a WWE ring was losing the Women’s Title to the Fabulous Moolah (which she was not scheduled to do) and…
Hugely popular in his rookie season in Chicago, William Perry participated in the 20 Man Battle Royal at Wrestlemania 2.  Perry’s wrestling career after that match was….well….non existent.  He was never seen again on WWE television until his Hall of Fame induction which begs the question as to why he was selected as the second…
We are ranking Sean Waltman sooner than we would have originally liked, however the strong rumours that D-Generation X would be inducted as a group.  As such, the only man to be a member of DX and the New World Order (we are not counting Shawn Michaels’s brief stint in the WWE version of the…
In a downtime in the WWE in the mid-90’s, Yokozuna was one of the few bright spots. The definition of a monster heel, the 500 plus pound wrestler was the World Champion for nearly a year and despite his large girth was blessed with incredible agility. As part of the legendary Anoi’a family, Yokozuna was…
The Big Cat was a former professional football player and though many of that sport made their way to professional wrestling none had the gridiron pedigree that Ernie Ladd had, as he was a bonafide star with the AFL San Diego Chargers.  Ladd used his large size to enter wrestling and became the first truly…
Best known to current fans as the sequined clad manager who threatened to whack “pencil neck geeks” with his cane, Freddie Blassie was actually one of the most vicious competitors in his day.  He was especially notorious in the Los Angeles territory and had many of his best matches there.  Blassie would later become one…
A major star in the Mid-West, “Cowboy” Bill Watts was a tough no nonsense wrestler in the ring.  It should there be no real surprise that Watts took the same attitude behind the scenes where he was a very successful promoter for the Mid South Promotion and later a successful executive for both the WCW…
The consummate mechanic in the ring, few (if any) made Professional Wrestling look more fluid than “Cowboy” Bob Orton.  If given the opportunity, Orton would have the longest and best match on the card and could make any opponent look like a million dollars.  Bob Orton did not win a lot of titles, but with…
Don’t think that Peter Maivia was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame simply because he was the Rock’s grandfather.  Maivia had significant runs as both a heel and face in the WWF and he was the promoter for the NWA territory in Hawaii.  The defacto leader of the Samoan wrestling clan, it is hard…
The son of AWA stalwart, Larry “The Ax” Hennig; Curt Hennig managed to eclipse the very large shadow that his father cast over him.  Hennig captured the AWA World Title in the late 80’s, but he made his mark nationally when he joined up with the WWE and added the “Mr. Perfect” moniker.  He was…
With his chiseled physique and arrogant demeanor, “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff was a top contender for years in the WWF and sold out stadiums and arenas during his run with Hulk Hogan.  Orndorff was a natural athlete who was at his best when drawing heat from sell out crowds.  He was still a very viable…
The first World Heavyweight Champion recognized by the WWE, “Nature Boy” Buddy Rogers was a flashy yet tough ring combatant.  Rogers was chosen by Vince Sr. and Toots Mondt to be their champion as they withdrew from the NWA.  Sadly, Rogers had a mild heart attack and had to drop the belt to Bruno Sammartino…
What more can be said about Ric Flair?  He is considered by many to be the greatest wrestler of all time, and even those who would not anoint him that title would at least put him in their top five.  When Flair was inducted, they gave him the honor of being the first “active” wrestler…
It used to be that if you were a good looking wrestler that you would automatically be a babyface. “Ravishing” Rick Rude may have had the body of a painting and the face of Magnum P.I., but he was the farthest thing from a “good guy”.
The main antagonist of the Rock and Wrestling Wars, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper could outtalk anyone in wrestling and frankly did just that.  Fans shelled out good money to see Piper get his butt handed to him and he always found a way to escape harm and brag on television the next week.  If Hulk Hogan…
Sherri Martel was an excellent wrestler, but it was a vicious manager that she really shined.  She was the perfect second to Randy Savage’s second WWF heel run and she could generate more heat than any other female until Vickie Guerrero appeared on the scene.  She deserved her Hall of Fame induction but some of…
There can be no doubt that Steve Austin was the major star of wrestling in the late 90’s and the single biggest draw in that period.  In fact, with all due respect to icons like Hulk Hogan and the Rock, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin could be the biggest star ever.  This was an induction that…
“Superstar” Billy Graham was not the first rulebreaking WWF World Heavyweight Champion, but he was the first who was held an extended reign as the champion.  Graham’s autobiography was titled “Twenty years too soon” and that wasn’t too far off as he certainly predated many of the other muscle bound grapplers who would follow.  Countless…