The Best Wrestlers Not In the WWE Hall of Fameby jwoehr | created - 01 Sep 2013 | updated - 04 Sep 2013 | Public
Some will most likely be in soon though but Benoit, never for obvious reasons. Anyway they'll probably add some more celebrities before these people.
1. 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").
2. Jim Hellwig
Actor | WCW Monday Nitro
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 ...
3. Rick Rude
Self | WrestleMania V
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 ...
He left WWE and DX for WCW and the NWO in disgust after Bret was screwed over. Vince McMahon still isn't over it despite Rude being dead for many years now.
4. Chris Benoit
Actor | WCW Thunder
Chris Benoit is a legend in his hometown of Edmonton, Alberta, though we Wrestled all over the world and was a super star in The United States. Benoit held the WCW Tag Team title and Television title. He was considered for a role in X-Men as the Wolverine (one of his nick names). His life ended in ...
Is obvious why he isn't in nor ever will be unless he's suddenly proven innocent.
5. Kurt Angle
Actor | Warrior
Kurt Steven Angle was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He is a 1996 Olympic Gold Medal winner in the 220lbs weight category. First ever wrestler to hold the WCW and WWF World Championships during the same calendar year, and has held WWF, Intercontinental, European and Hardcore championships ...
6. Mark Calaway
Actor | Suburban Commando
Born on March 24, 1965. Best known as "The Undertaker" from World Wrestling Entertainment. He first came to the WWF in 1990 as Ted DiBiase's mystery partner at The Survivor Series (1990). At first, he was a heel, but later turned face, around WrestleMania VIII (1992). He has held the WWF World ...
7. Steve Borden
Actor | Ready to Rumble
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 was also the only wrestler from WCW who never worked for WWE until 2014 ...
Was never in WWE but they might respect him enough to add him anyway.
Actress | WWWF Championship Wrestling
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 ...
10. Sid Eudy
Actor | WCW Monday Nitro
Sid Eudy was born on December 16, 1960 in West Memphis, Arkansas, USA as Sidney Ray Eudy. He is an actor, known for WCW Monday Nitro (1995), Eastern Championship Wrestling (1993) and WCW Worldwide Wrestling (1975). He has been married to Sabrina Paige since December 30, 1983. They have two children.
Oh no, he was supposed to be one of the many to lose to Hogan at WM but he kicked out of the leg drop....Brotha! Get over it Vince, he's a 2 time WWE champ.
13. Ray Traylor
Actor | Saturday Night's Main Event
Ray Traylor was born on May 2, 1963 in Marietta, Georgia, USA as Ray Washington Traylor Jr. He was an actor, known for Saturday Night's Main Event (1985), WCW World Championship Wrestling (1985) and WWF Superstars (1986). He was married to Angela Easterwood. He died on September 22, 2004 in Dallas,...
14. Paul Levesque
Actor | Blade: Trinity
Paul Levesque, otherwise known as Triple H, has established himself on the big scene in Blade: Trinity (2004) opposite Wesley Snipes. Levesque has already made an impression with his guest roles on The Bernie Mac Show (2001), The Drew Carey Show (1995), Grown Ups (1999), and MADtv (1995).
Triple H ...
Will be in definitely, as for Cena for some reason.
15. Dwayne Johnson
Actor | Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known as The Rock, was born on May 2, 1972 in Hayward, California, to Ata Johnson (born Feagaimaleata Fitisemanu Maivia) and Canadian-born professional wrestler Rocky Johnson (born Wayde Douglas Bowles). His father is black (of Black Nova Scotian descent), and his ...
16. Scott Hall
Actor | TNA Impact! Wrestling
Scott Hall was born into a military family on October 20, 1958. Due to the army life he grew up a traveller and spent his high school years at the All American High in Munich, Germany. When his family returned to the States he attended St Mary's College in Maryland where he graduated with a degree ...
17. Kevin Nash
Actor | Magic Mike
Kevin Nash is one of the most well-known personalities in the wrestling business and has established himself not only in the realm of sports, but in the entertainment world, as well.
Kevin grew up in Detroit, Michigan with dreams of playing on a professional basketball team. He played basketball for...
18. Bill Goldberg
Actor | The Longest Yard
Bill Goldberg was born on December 27, 1966 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA as William Scott Goldberg. He is an actor and producer, known for The Longest Yard (2005), Universal Soldier: The Return (1999) and Santa's Slay (2005). He has been married to Wanda Ferraton since April 10, 2005. They have one ...
19. Dustin Runnels
Actor | WCW Monday Nitro
Dustin Runnels was born on April 11, 1969 in Austin, Texas, USA as Dustin Patrick Runnels. He is an actor, known for WCW Monday Nitro (1995), WCW Thunder (1998) and WCW World Championship Wrestling (1985). He has been married to Ta-rel Marie Runnels since June 22, 2012. He was previously married to...
20. Mr. T
Actor | Rocky III
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...
21. Ed Leslie
Actor | WWWF Championship Wrestling
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 ...
22. Rick Steiner
Actor | World Wide Wrestling
Rick Steiner was born on March 9, 1961 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Robert Lee Rechsteiner. He is an actor, known for WCW Worldwide Wrestling (1975), House of Hardcore 2 (2013) and TNA Impact! Wrestling (2004). He is married to Jayme McKenzie.
As the Steiner Brothers.
23. Scott Steiner
Actor | World Wide Wrestling
Scott Steiner has been a mainstay in professional wrestling for over 15 years. When he started out in the business, he was a singles wrestler, wrestling in some smaller federations before coming to the NWA (WCW) to team with his older brother, Rick. It was at this time that Steiner became world ...
24. Owen Hart
Actor | WWF SmackDown!
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 ...
25. Davey Boy Smith
Actor | WCW Monday Nitro
Davey Boy Smith was born on November 27, 1962 in Manchester, England as David Boy Smith. He was an actor, known for WCW Monday Nitro (1995), WCW World Championship Wrestling (1985) and WCW Thunder (1998). He was married to Diana Hart. He died on May 18, 2002 in Invermere, British Columbia, Canada.
27. Brian Pillman
Actor | WWF Superstars of Wrestling
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 ...
28. Rey Mysterio
Actor | Lucha Underground
Was a professional wrestler for WCW although he made his wrestling debut in Mexico. Dropped out of school to become pro wrestler in Mexico but there were points during his career where he'd do homework in the lockerroom. Debuted as a wrestler and won his debut match. Nephew of wrestler Rey Misterio...
29. Bob Uecker
Actor | Major League
Bob Uecker's first career was professional baseball. He played six seasons in the majors (1962-1967), playing catcher for three different National League teams: Braves (Milwaukee, WI, and Atlanta, GA), Cardinals (St. Louis, MO), and Phillies (Philadelphia, PA). His batting, never stellar, declined ...
If a celebrity should be put in, he should have been one of the first in line.
30. Allen Coage
Actor | Stampede Wrestling
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 ...
Bad News Brown
31. Chris Jericho
Actor | MacGruber
American-born, Canadian-raised professional wrestler, rock singer, actor and author. Debuted in 1990 in Calgary after training in the Hart Family Dungeon. He competed for Stampede Wrestling, for the Canadian National Wrestling Alliance (no connection to the National Wrestling Alliance) and West ...
32. Rob Van Dam
Self | W.W.E. 24
He was trained by the Original Sheik, Ed Farhat, who was one of pro-wrestling's classic and greatest bad guys. Even though their styles are quite different (Sheik being a wild hardcore-style brawler, known for throwing fire, cutting his opponent's forehead's up with foreign objects like a pencil, ...