Current WWE Inductees

Do you remember the “Blow Away” diet starring “Playboy” Buddy Rose?  We do, and as funny as it was, this is not how we remember him.  In a profession with chiseled bodies, Buddy Rose stuck out like the proverbial sore thumb.  He was overweight, and later in his career was morbidly obese.  It has to…
Even by his own admission, Captain Lou Albano was not an accomplished wrestler.  Albano would however become one of the most successful managers that the WWE ever had, and for well over a decade he led heel armies, primarily focusing on tag teams.  Albano would manage thirteen teams to sixteen championships, and finished off his…
Pedro Morales may be the most known wrestler from Puerto Rico, but we openly question if the people from Puerto Rico view Morales in the same high regard as they do Carlos Colon. Our bet is that Colon would get the nod.
The most famous Native American wrestler in WWE history was actually an Italian American named Joe Scarpa.  He was immensely popular and it could be argued that through the 70’s and early 80’s that Chief Jay Strongbow was the most over face in the company next to whoever was the champion.  He may not have…
She may be a famous train wreck now, but there was a time when Chyna was among the top five over wrestlers in the WWE.  She was different than the other women of wrestling, and fans responded positively.  As her popularity grew, fans did not bat an eye when she was booked to defeat talented…
When Diamond Dallas Page announced in 1991 that he was going to give up managing to become a wrestler few gave him a chance.  As a manager, he was average at best, but the fact was at the age of thirty five he was entering a profession that was generally started by people ten to…
Much like Vince McMahon, Donald Trump is a master of self promotion.  Trump and McMahon had no issues using each others resources to further their own agendas.  As such, Trump may have brought more mainstream media attention to the WWE in the last few years than any other non wrestling performer.  Throw in hosting two…
Okay, we admit we screwed up on this one last year.  We included Luke Graham and Mike Graham, but we totally forgot Dr. Jerry Graham who was the founder of the fictitious Graham wrestling family which also included current WWE Hall of Famers, Eddie and “Superstar” Billy Graham.
Three minutes in the Royal Rumble Match and a pair of moderately funny bits on the Pay Per View are apparently all Drew Carey needed to get in the celebrity wing of the WWE Hall of Fame.  This wing will never make any sense to us.
A multi time regional champion in various NWA promtoions, Eddie Graham was a despised rulebreaker and one of the tougher men in the industry.  Graham was a very good wrestler, but this induction was based on his work behind the scenes with the NWA; as he not only served as president of the organization, he…
It can not be argued that Eddie Guerrero deserves to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.  The shame is that Eddie Guerrero is already there, as he was inducted the year after his premature death.  Latino Heat was a star in WCW, and he became a major star in the WWE by showcasing his incredible…
On the Smackdown after Edge announced his retirement from wrestling, the crowd spontaneously chanted “Hall of Fame”. To us, this was the defining moment that told us that the WWE fans had completely embraced the concept of a WWE Hall of Fame and wanted to see closure for the stars they came to know and…
The WWE Hall of Fame indicted Mil Mascaras, who is a certifiable Mexican legend and had numerous matches under a WWE banner. Mascaras is a worthy inductee, but is it possible that they should look into the past of Mexican wrestling, even if it does predate its beginning?   Perhaps, they should, and if so, El…
A long time announcer for the AWA, WWF and WCW, Gene Okerlund was the favorite broadcaster of many a wrestling fan.  His smooth delivery and signature voice was only matched by his likable nature.  Few can debate the legitimacy of this induction.
The long term wild man of the WWE, George “The Animal” Steele scared audiences for years before wrestling as a beloved Neanderthal type baby face in the twilight of his career.  He rarely won any championships, but his type of character was never designed to be a champion; it was designed to scare opponents and…
This has to be considered a surprise induction, considering that Gordon Solie never worked for the WWE.  Solie was an announcer who was dubbed the “Dean” of Wrestling Announcers.  This was due to his complete professionalism on the microphone and his complete command of the English language.  When he spoke, you were compelled to listen…
This was another induction that shocked us, as the career of Gorgeous George predated the WWE completely.  With that said, there was NOBODY else who was made for televised wrestling in the 1950’s than Gorgeous George.  He wrestled under his real name, George Wagner, for the first decade of his career to limited success.  It…
As one of the great Super Heavyweights of all time, Gorilla Monsoon used his size and skill to be an upper card attraction for years.  A loyal ally of Vince McMahon Sr., Monsoon would continue that role with the junior McMahon when he bought the company.  Monsoon was given a lifetime job with the company…
His moves in the ring slow and methodical, but when Greg Valentine would hit his opponent few looked more devastating and believable.  The Hammer won multiple high level titles in multiple promotions and had amazing runs in the WWE in both singles and tag team competition.  A true ring general, Valentine was also known for…
Hoooooooooooooo!!  One common formula in wrestling is to find a character that identifies with the American working class.  Many have tried that role and some have even excelled.   Nobody ever embodied that role better or longer than “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan.