WWE Hall of Famers

My list of performers who should be in the Hall of Fame, ranked in (approximate) order. This is an ongoing project. Comment with your names, and I'll see where I think they should go on my list.
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Randy Savage
Actor, Spider-Man
One of the most colorful wrestlers in and out of the ring, Randy "Macho Man" Savage became a larger-than-life pop icon along with other wrestling superstars, such as "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, Hulk Hogan, Jimmy Snuka (aka "Superfly Jimmy Snuka"), Jesse Ventura and Dwayne Johnson (aka "The Rock")...
“ WWF Champion x 2
Intercontinental Champion
WCW Champion x 4
PWI Wrestler of the Year 1988 ” - westlake84
Owen Hart
Owen Hart was one of twelve children from a legendary Canadian wrestling family. His brother Bret is also one of the most well known wrestlers of all time. Owen was one of the best wrestlers in the business and his major accomplishments include being the 1994 King of the Ring, former Intercontinental Champion(2)...
“ PWI Rookie of the Year 1987
WWF European Champion
Intercontinental Champion x 2
WWF Tag Champ x 4
King of the Ring 1994 ” - westlake84
“ WWF European Champion x2
WWF Hardcore Champ x2
Intercontinental Champion
WWF Tag Champ x 2 ” - westlake84
Rick Rude
Actor, Summerslam
The wrestler who would eventually become known as Ravishing Rick Rude was born Richard Erwin Rood on December 7th, 1958. He spent his childhood in Robinsdale, Minnesota, and had an early childhood friendship with future pro wrestler Curt Hennig. Rood broke into the business after a stint as a bouncer working with Barry Darsow...
“ NWA Tag Champion
WCW International Champ x 3
WCW U.S. Champ
WWF Intercontinental Champ ” - westlake84
Steve Borden
He has held the WCW World Title 10 times, and has been the US, Tag, TV, and the US tag champ. He has been the only wrestler to stay in WCW since the late 1980s and he had reconstructive knee surgery in 1991. Steve aka Sting is also the only wrestler from the WCW who has never worked for WWE.
“ NWA World Champ
NWA TV Champ
WCW International Champ x 2
WCW U.S. Champ x 2
WCW Tag Champ x3
WCW World Champ x6
PWI Wrestler of the Year 1990
Ranked #1 by PWI in 1992 ” - westlake84
“ WCW U.S. Champ
WCW World Champ x2
WWF World Champ x2 ” - westlake84
Tommy Billington
Is the real life cousin of the late Davey Boy Smith, with whom he teamed to form the British Bulldogs tag team in the 80s. Is Bret Hart's brother-in-law by marriage. He is married to Bret Hart's wife's sister. Was one of the biggest influences that kept Bret Hart in wrestling. Hart stated he thought about quitting early...
“ WWF Tag Champ
Wrestling Observer "Best Technical, "Best Flying Wrestler" in 1984 ” - westlake84
“ AWA World Champ
WCW TV Champ
WWF Tag Champ x 3 ” - westlake84
Brian Pillman
Brian Pillman makes the list of a long line of tragic deaths in wrestling. He had endured 36 throat operations as a child. Pillman played football in the NFL for the Cincinnati Bengals in 1984 and in the CFL for the Calgary Stampeders. It was in Calgary where he met Owen Hart (who also died at a relatively early age) and started his wrestling career for Stampede Wrestling...
“ WCW Light Heavyweight Champ x2
WCW Tag Champ
NWA Tag Champ
PWI Rookie of the Year 1987 ” - westlake84
“ NWA TV Champ x2 ” - westlake84
“ WWF Tag Champ x2 ” - westlake84
“ ECW World Champ
ECW TV Champ
WCW Hardcore Champ
WCW Tag Champ x2
PWI Rookie of the Year 1986 ” - westlake84
“ Surprised that there are no officials in the Hall yet. If they decide to start inducting them, Joey should be #1. Refereed Hogan vs. Andre at Wrestlemania 3, and Hart vs. Smith at SummerSlam '92. ” - westlake84
Tonga Fifita
Born in the South Pacific island which shares his first name, Tonga 'Uli'uli Fifita was entrenched in athletic competition from an early age. He attended Tonga College, an all-boys school, where the top sport was rugby. After a troupe of Japanese sumo wrestlers visited the island kingdom in an attempt to drum up local interest in the sport...
“ WCW Hardcore Champ
WWF Tag Champ ” - westlake84
Mr. T
Actor, The A-Team
Mr. T was born Laurence Tureaud on 21 May 1952, in the rough south side ghetto of Chicago. He is the second to youngest of twelve children (he has four sisters and seven brothers) and grew up in the housing projects. His father, Nathaniel Tureaud, left when Laurence was 5, and his mother raised the family on $87 a month welfare in a three-room apartment...
“ Headlined Wrestlemania. Key figure in the Rock 'n Wrestling Connection and the MTV era. ” - westlake84
Jim Hellwig
Standing out than the rest, Ultimate Warrior became one of the most popular wrestlers in the WWE (back then in the WWF). During his run from the 1980s-90s, Warrior became known for high high energy when running down to the ring with his music hits, shaking the ropes during his entrance, his signature move...
“ WWF World Champ x2
Intercontinental Champ ” - westlake84
Mike Rotunda
Brother-in-law of former tag team partner Barry Windham. Teamed with Barry in the WWF to win the Tag Team Titles, first from Dick Murdoch and Adrian Adonis, and later from Nikolai Volkoff and the Iron Sheik. They finally lost their titles to Brutus Beefcake and Greg Valentine. Later on, Rotunda won the NWA Television Title from Nikita Koloff...
“ NWA Tag Champ
NWA TV Champ x3
WWF Tag Champ x5 ” - westlake84
Marty Jannetty
Marty Jannetty will always be known to fans of wrestling as "The other Rocker", as his partner, Shawn Michaels, went on to become one of the biggest stars in wrestling history after their break up. This is very unfortunate, because Marty Jannetty was one of the most innovative high-flying wrestlers in wrestling history...
“ AWA Tag Champ x2
WWF Intercontinental Champ
WWF Tag Champ ” - westlake84
Ed Leslie
Actor, Summerslam
Ed Leslie started his wrestling career in the late-1970s under various identities such as "Dizzy" Ed Boulder, most of the time playing the brother of Terry Bollea (now known as Hollywood/Hulk Hogan). His most famous persona was Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake in the WWF from 1984-1993. He Co-Held the WWF Tag-Team Titles with Greg "The Hammer" Valentine in 1986...
“ WWF Tag Champ ” - westlake84
“ WCW Hardcore Champ x3
WCW Tag Champ x3
WWF Tag Champ ” - westlake84
“ WWF Intercontinental Champ ” - westlake84
Elizabeth Hulette
Pro wrestling's Miss Elizabeth was born in Frankfort, KY in 1960, and grew up in Kentucky. According to the WWF's Spotlight magazine, Elizabeth enjoyed walks through the meadows and horses during her childhood. She earned a degree in communications from the University of Kentucky. She rose to national...
“ The "First Lady" of the WWF in the 1980's and early '90s. ” - westlake84
“ WWF Tag Champ x3
Intercontinental Champ ” - westlake84
“ WWF Tag Champ ” - westlake84
“ WWF Hardcore Champ x4
WWF Tag Champ ” - westlake84
“ WCW Tag Champ x2
WWF Tag Champ ” - westlake84
“ Several regional titles. Major star of the 90s. ” - westlake84
William Moody
Actor, WWE Raw
William Moody went to Mobile's Catholic School, and later graduated from the McGill Institute. After enlisting in the U.S. Air Force and completing basic training, he recieved his honorable discharge and went straight into a Funeral Director service job. Moody was a regular at Gulf Coast Wrestling events in Mobile...
“ PWI Manager of the Year 1998 ” - westlake84
King Kong Bundy
King Kong Bundy was riding a win streak of 300 consecutive victories when he challenged Terry "Hulk" Hogan to the World Wrestling Federation World's Heavyweight Championship. Budy's streak was snapped when Hogan defeated him in a wild brawl.
“ Headlined Wrestlemania 2. ” - westlake84
“ WCW Hardcore Champ ” - westlake84
“ NWA Tag Champ
NWA World Champ
NWA TV Champ ” - westlake84
Barry Darsow
Went to High School with five other pro wrestlers, Tom Zenk, John Nord, Nikita Koloff, the late Curt Hennig, and the late "Ravishing" Rick Rude. Early in his career he was known as Krusher Khrushchev, a Russian powerhouse who held the NWA World Tag Team Title with partnet, Ivan Koloff. Also defeated Sam Houston for the NWA Mid-Atlantic Title at Starcade '85...
“ NWA Tag Champ x2
WWF Tag Champ x3 ” - westlake84
“ NWA TV Champ
NWA Tag Champ x3
WWF Tag Champ x3 ” - westlake84
“ WCW Tag Champ x3
WWF Tag Champ ” - westlake84
“ NWA Junior Heavyweight Champ
PWI Rookie of the Year 1980
NWA TV Champ ” - westlake84
“ WWF Tag Champ
WWF Intercontinental Champ ” - westlake84
“ WCW U.S. Champ ” - westlake84
“ PWI Wrestler of the Year 1974
WWWF World Champ x2 ” - westlake84
“ Part of Rougeau wrestling family. Worked as a WWF French language announcer post retirement. ” - westlake84
“ NWA Tag Champ
WWWF Tag Champ ” - westlake84
Mike Jones
Got his start known as Virgil, the Bodyguard of Ted DiBiase. Originally they were sparring partners and when DiBiase signed with the WWF he got him signed as well. Eventually, the two broke apart and feuded. Virgil won the Million Dollar Belt from Ted DiBiase at Summer Slam 1991. He lost it back to DiBiase by November of 1991...
“ Million Dollar Champ ” - westlake84
Jim Brunzell
Was a part of the AWA in the early 80s. Teamed up with Greg Gagne to win the AWA World Tag Team Titles. They were known as the High Flyers. Later appeared in the WWF as a part of the Killer Bees tag team with B. Brian Blair. The duo's trademark was to put on masks during the match, and switch places in the ring to confuse their opponents. Later wrestled in the UWF.
“ AWA Tag Champ ” - westlake84
“ NWA Tag Champ
WCW Tag Champ ” - westlake84
“ WWF Tag Champ ” - westlake84
“ Distinguished journeyman, teacher, instructor. ” - westlake84
Danny Davis
Former World Wrestling Federation referee Danny Davis was one of the most controversial referees in the history of the WWF. Was stripped of his referee's license in 1987 by then WWF President, Jack Tunney. Became a wrestler, managed by Jimmy Hart. Wrestled in tag team action with the Hart Foundation [Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart] Reinstated as a referee by Tunney in 1989...
“ Took the heel ref gimmick to a new level by wrestling a full schedule. ” - westlake84
“ AWA Tag Champ x2
WWF Intercontinental Champ ” - westlake84
“ WWF stalwart in the 1980's and 1990's. ” - westlake84
“ NWA Junior Heavyweight Champ
UWF Tag Champ ” - westlake84
Allen Coage
Allen J. Coage made history as the first African American to win a Judo Olympic Bronze medal at the 1976 Olympics and the second American to win a medal for the USA team. To date Allen Coage remains the only American heavyweight to win an Olympic medal in Judo. He also won a Gold medal for 1967 heavyweight...
“ Olympic Bronze Medalist in Judo, star in Stampede Wrestling and part of the 80's boom in the WWF. ” - westlake84
Paul Centopani
One of professional wrestling's most underrated talents, Paul Roma was one of the best tag team wrestlers in the late 1980s and early 1990s. He got his first taste of stardom in the WWF in 1987 as one half of the Young Stallions, along with partner Jim Powers. Though they never won the tag team titles...
“ WCW Tag Champ x3 ” - westlake84
“ AWA Tag Champ ” - westlake84
“ Major star of the 80's Rock n' Wrestling Connection ” - westlake84
“ NWA TV Champ ” - westlake84
“ Classic big man ” - westlake84
“ Managed numerous stars in the WWF in the 80's and 90's. ” - westlake84
Wayne Bloom
Actor, Summerslam
In the AWA as part of the tag team with Mike Enos known as the Destruction Crew. Along with Mike Enos, was Pro Wrestling Illustrated's 1989 Rookie of the Year. In the WWF, he was known as Beau Beverly, and teamed with Blake Beverly (Mike Enos) to be known as the Beverly Brothers. Later wrestled in WCW, also teaming with Mike Enos.
“ AWA Tag Champ
PWI Rookie of the Year 1990 ” - westlake84
Mike Enos
Mike Enos spent all of his wrestling years as a low-card wrestler, never really getting the chance to leave his mark in the sport. His first big break was when he joined the WWF in 1991 as one half of the "Beverly Brothers" as Blake Beverly, along with partner Wayne Bloom,. who wrestled as Beau Beverly...
“ AWA Tag Champ
PWI Rookie of the Year 1990 ” - westlake84
“ Various regional titles. Noted instructor. ” - westlake84
“ AWA Tag Champ ” - westlake84
“ AWA Tag Champ
WWF Tag Champ ” - westlake84
“ Numerous regional titles before landing in the WWF as one of the Bushwhackers. ” - westlake84
“ Numerous regional titles before landing in the WWF as one of the Bushwhackers. ” - westlake84
“ Sweet Sapphire ” - westlake84