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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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Before there was Vince McMahon Jr., there was Vince McMahon Sr.  Before Vince Sr., there was his father, Roderick Jess McMahon.  Along with Toots Mondt, the patriarch of the McMahon family founded Capitol Sports, the precursor to the WWE, which promoted wrestling in the New York City area.
One of the few truly over luchadors in WCW, La Parka played the guitar with a chair, had one of the best wrestling outfits ever and was a major draw in his native Mexico.  Foreced to change his name to L.A. Park, the man whose birth certificate states Adolfo Tapia would win many championships in Mexico, and probably should have…
Loaded apparatus is a common staple in wrestling, but nobody worked it better than Tarzan Tyler.  The French Canadian’s gimmick was a loaded boot, and when he tapped it on the mat three times, fans everywhere knew what was coming.
Prior to his career in the squared circle, the “Raging Bull” Manny Fernandez played football at West Texas and was a legitimate tough guy.  He took this manly resume into the world of pro wrestling where he proved to be a natural for the business.  He looked tough, acted tough and could cut a mean promo when needed.  Fernandez became…
We first saw D-Lo Brown in the WWE as an unnamed member of the Nation of Domination. Before long, D-Lo would appear as the workhorse of the faction and break out on his own with a series of decent singles runs. The big push that was expected for Brown never came and he was stuck in the mid-card, but D-Lo…
The one time “First Lady of WCW” had a disastrous (and unaired) run in the WWE, but Missy Hyatt accomplished a lot in professional wrestling and her persona of the ditzy blonde made waves in multiple promotions throughout the United States.  For those not aware of her work, she was a bigger deal than you would think!
His second run in the WWE was largely uneventful, but when Chris Chavis debuted as Tatanka in the early 90’s, he actually climbed the ladder to near the top of the babyface food chain.  For the first year and a half of his career, he never lost a match (at least on television).  He scored victories over major stars and…
The name of Newton Tattrie, may not be one that the average WWE fan knows, or for that matter, one the fan of the product forty years ago would be familiar with, but as one of the “Mongols”, Tattrie scared fans and had a successful run in the WWWF in the early 70’s.
With a near decade career in the WWE, Santino Marella was the best comedic character the promotion had over that time frame.  While Marella was a decent in ring wrestler, his strength was always the laughs he could generate either by performing in the ring or the vignettes and skits he did outside of it.  Props also for performing one…
Kensuke Sasaki is best known to North American wrestling fans for his multiple appearances in World Championship Wrestling, where he had a brief feud with “Ravishing” Rick Rude and defeated Sting for the United States Title. In his native Japan, the stocky and powerful Sasaki collected multiple championships and was the first to win the IWGP World Heavyweight, the All…
The WWE career of Michelle McCool did not exactly start with a bang as she was a distant runner-up in the Diva Search and her first angles resulted in largely forgettable programs.  However subtlety her in-ring work and natural athleticism came to light and she would become the first ever WWE Diva’s Champion.  McCool’s best work would be late in…
When looking at the career of “Killer” Karl Kox it seemed like he wrestled in every promotion in the States and won titles in every territory too.  That is a bit of an exaggeration, but not by much.
The Tony Schiavone run in the WWE lasted less than a year, and his last few years working for World Championship Wrestling were not inspiring, but he was the voice of the number two promotion for years, and did a very good job at it for years.  Should the WWE Hall of Fame look to induct another announcer, this is…
Sometimes it takes a long time for a wrestler to finally make it. For Minnesota native, Jerry Lynn it must have felt like eternity.
He was wild, crazy looking and with a thick Argentine accent, Pampero Firpo stood out in what was a very colorful crowd.  Firpo had a natural look of a heel, and wrestled in a style that would predate the Hardcore scene that would popularize wresting later.  Despite his crazy look, Firpo did have a natural charisma that allowed him to…
Known for his “cast iron stomach”, Pepper Gomez was a major force in California and in Texas and competed up and down the card. Physically, Gomez was ahead of his time and was built like a concrete sculpture, not typical of the wrestlers of his era.   His feuds with Ray Stevens are still stuff of San Francisco legend.
The voice of Memphis wrestling for decades, Lance Russell was known for his smooth and business like delivery.  Russell was respected for how he treated the business and mostly how he never made himself a central figure, unlike other announcers who did that.  Arguably, Lance Russell is the best non-WWE announcer that hasn’t got inducted, but there is little reason…
Yes, this is serious.  Ted Turner spent a lot of money trying to make World Championship Wrestling a viable competitor to the World Wrestling Federation and for a time they were regarded by quite a few wrestling fans and reporters as the number one wrestling (“rasslin”) company in the United States.   You think Vince didn’t respect Turner?  We bet that…
To people who are unfamiliar with the wacky world of Professional Wrestling, would it be probable that they think that all wrestlers look like Ox Baker?  With a shaved head, bushy eyebrows and a menacing Fu Manchu, Ox Baker looked every bit his catch phrase of “I Like to Hurt People”.  Baker was not the most fluid of wrestlers and…
When Richard Garza broke into professional wrestling he did so with the pedigree of being a legitimate strongman and bodybuilding competitor.  He had modest success but when Verne Gagne in the AWA repackaged him as “The Mighty Igor Vodik” he found a persona that fit him like a glove.