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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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Sam Muchnick was a major force in the creation of the National Wrestling Alliance in 1948 and in 1950 would serve as the President of the most important governing body in professional wrestling from 1950 to 1977 (with the exception of two years). Muchnick would preside over the St. Louis territory making it one of the healthiest in the United…
There have been a plethora of excellent wrestlers from the United Kingdom, but few of them have made a serious dent in the American Market.  Dave Findlay was one of those rare exceptions; a fact that becomes even more remarkable as he really didn’t make an American impact until his late 30’s.
A mentor of the legendary Lou Thesz, Ray Steele, who immigrated from German occupied Norka (in Russia) as a child, would become he NWA World Heavyweight Champion in 1940.  Steele would that belt for a year, a major accomplishment, but his mentorship of younger stars might be the best part of his legacy.
His appearance on WWE television may have been a brief and forgettable appearance as Mr. Perfect’s manager, Coach, but in Los Angeles, John Tolos was a brutally savage wrestler who was a title taking machine in the West Coast.  The Golden Greek was feared and the rough style he showed was often imitated by others.  Tolos captured numerous titles as…
El Canek may not have made a dent in the United States, but he was the primary star for Mexico’s UWA promotion for nearly two decades.  As the multiple Heavyweight Title holder for UWA, Canek holds victories over a diverse group of Lou Thesz, Vader, Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant.  In fact, he is one of the few who…
A former professional Football player, Wilbur Snyder entered the pro wrestling ranks and made a mark for himself almost immediately.  Snyder competed primarily in the American Mid West and would eventually buy into the Indianapolis based WWA promotion.  While there, he was one of the top draws and constantly was holding championships there.  Although he was a former gridiron great,…
Masa Saito was not your typical Japanese wrestler.  Many of them will never compete outside of Japan, and those that do may do so only for a run or two in the United States.  Saito competed often in the U.S. for various promotions often competing in tag teams with other foreign born heels.  Saito was a compact powerhouse with a…
Long before there was Goldust, there was “Exotic” Adrian Street who pushed the sexual boundaries like no other had before.  His character wasn’t just flamboyant, as he played the part of a tough transvestite bedecked with glitter, pigtails and the most garish makeup this side of Gene Simmons.  He created a persona designed to make fans uncomfortable and likely executed…
The patriarch of the Orton clan, Bob Orton Sr. competed all across the United States winning a plethora of regional singles and tag team championships.  Credited with inventing the pedigree finishing manoeuvre, Orton had a run himself in the WWWF, (though billed as “Cowboy” Rocky Fitzpatrick) which saw him receive a World Title shot against Bruno Sammartino.
Although “Superstar” Bill Dundee was undersized and was rarely used in a National promotion, he was a huge star in the Memphis area and a great ally and foil of Jerry Lawler there.  The Superstar could be flashy, arrogant or modest depending on what character was needed in the area at the time.  His biggest taste on the big stage…
One of the first to don the “Cowboy” monikers, Bob Ellis was actually a legitimate cowboy. Ellis was a rough customer who was part of sell outs all across the country, not to mention successful stints in Australia. He deliberately seemed to maintain a low profile after he left the industry, which may be why he is not held in…
When Bret Hart mentioned on a recent Legends of Wrestling Roundtable that the best wrestler to come out of Canada was the Stomper, Archie Gouldie, the rest of the panel thought it was a real stretch.  It may still be, but the more you think about it the accomplishments of Gouldie, it isn’t as far out of leftfield as originally…
Should Konnan ever get into the WWE Hall of Fame, it certainly won’t be for his handful of matches as the original Max Moon.  The Cuban born wrestler achieved his first level of super stardom in the AAA promotion of Mexico where he excelled as both a heel and a face.  He would later join WCW and after a few…
As one of the many strong muscle bound wrestlers in the WWF during the 80’s, Hercules Hernandez still managed to stand out.  Anyone with the moniker of “Hercules” better have the physique to back it up.  Thankfully, that was not an issue for the man who gained his greatest fame as a member of the Bobby Heenan family.
For years, pro wrestling magazines touted Al Snow as “the greatest wrestler you never saw”.  It took a long time for Snow to gain attention; who knew it would take a mannequin head to get it.
“Mr. Perfect” Curt Hennig is justifiably in the WWE Hall of Fame.  Curt’s father, Larry “The Ax” Hennig had quite the career himself predominantly in his home state of Minnesota.  In the 1960’s, Hennig was one half of the AWA World Tag Team Champions, three of which he held with the legendary Harley Race.  He would however suffer a severe…
When you think of Jacques Rougeau usually two things will come to mind.  The first is his excellent tag teams with his older brother Raymond and later with Pierre Ouelette.  The second (and our personal favorite) was his work as the evil law enforcement officer, The Mountie.  Regardless of which incarnation you think of the end result was a competent…
Dutch Mantel was a major star in the southern promotions throughout the 70’s and 80’s.  He wasn’t a tall or well built wrestler, but he had the art of wrestling psychology down and could always deliver a good match.  Mantel’s greatest gift to wrestling was what he did outside of the ring utilizing his mind as a booker (he has…
Terry Taylor had a nice little career going for him.  He won many regional titles and was considered one of the better workers in professional wrestling; and then he went to the WWE.   Terry Taylor was dubbed the Red Rooster, and after a sub par heel run under the management of Bobby Heenan he went to gimmick hell with the…
A huge NBC executive best known for his work in the Sports and Late Night divisions, Dick Ebersol was the producer for the Saturday Night’s Main Event series that became an unexpected smash hit for both the WWE and NBC.  Ebersol was not a “paper” producer and by bringing professional wrestling back to network television proved to be a huge…