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    HOF: Wrestlers who aren't but should be.

    Who are some wrestlers that you believe deserve to be in the Hall of Fame?

    Also, should WCW wrestlers be eligible for the HOF? After all, WWE did buy out WCW and the rights to all their wrestlers names and lineage.

    Here is the current WWE HOF'ers.

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    Inductees
    Year Ring name
    (Birth name)
    Inducted by Remarks
    1993André the Giant) André the Giant
    (André René Roussimoff)
    NoneOne-time WWF Champion and one-time WWF World Tag Team Champion. There was no ceremony, only a video package that was played on an episode of WWF Superstars in 1993 that announced his induction.[5]
    1994Skaaland, Arnold) Arnold SkaalandBob BacklundOne-time WWWF United States Tag Team Champion. Former manager.[6]
    1994Brazil, Bobo) Bobo Brazil
    (Houston Harris)
    Ernie LaddOne-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion.First African-American to win the championship.[7]
    1994Rogers, Buddy) "Nature Boy" Buddy Rogers
    (Herman C. Rohde, Jr.)
    Bret HartOne-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion and first WWWF World Heavyweight Champion.[8]
    1994Strongbow, Chief Jay) Chief Jay Strongbow
    (Joe Scarpa)
    TatankaTwo-time WWWF World Tag Team Champion.[9]
    1994Blassie, Freddie) "Classy" Freddie BlassieShane McMahonFormer manager.[10]
    1994Monsoon, Gorilla) Gorilla Monsoon
    (Robert Marella)
    Jim RossTwo-time WWWF United States Tag Team Champion. Former WWF announcer and on-screen President.[11]
    1994Dudley, James) James DudleyVince McMahonFirst African-American to run a major arena in the United States.[12]
    1995Rocca, Antonino) Antonino Rocca
    (Antonino Biasetton)
    DieselPosthumous inductee.[13]
    1995Ladd, Ernine) "Big Cat" Ernie LaddBobo BrazilAlso a member of the WCW Hall of Fame.[14]
    1995Steele, George) George "The Animal" Steele
    (William James Myers)
    Doink the ClownAlso a member of the Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame.[15]
    1995Putski, Ivan) Ivan Putski
    (Josef Bednarski)
    NoneOne-time WWF World Tag Team Champion.[16]
    1995Fabulous Moolah) The Fabulous Moolah
    (Lillian Ellison)
    Alundra BlayzeThree-time WWF Women's Champion prior to her induction. She won the title a fourth time four years after her induction and still holds the record for the longest single reign.[17]
    1995Grand Wizard) The Grand Wizard
    (Ernie Roth)
    Sgt. SlaughterPostuhumous inductee.[18]
    1995Morales, Pedro) Pedro MoralesSavio VegaOne-time WWWF World Heavyweight Champion, two-time WWF Intercontinental Champion, and one-time WWF World Tag Team Champion. First WWF Triple Crown Champion.[19]
    1996Scicluna, Mikel) "Baron" Mikel SciclunaNoneOne-time WWWF United States Tag Team Champion and former WWWF World Tag Team Champion.[20]
    1996Albano, Lou) "Captain" Lou AlbanoNoneOne-time WWWF United States Tag Team Champion. As a manager, he lead fifteen different tag teams and four singles wrestlers to various championships.[21]
    1996Snuka, Jimmy) Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka
    (James Edward Reiher)
    Don MuracoTwo-time ECW World Heavyweight Champion and was the first to win the championship.[22]
    1996Valiant Brothers) The Valiant Brothers
    (Jimmy and Johnny Valiant)
    The British Bulldog and Owen HartOne-time WWWF World Tag Team Champions from May 13, 1974 to May 8, 1975, second longest reign in the history of the championship. First tag team to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.[23]
    1996Rodz, Johnny) Johnny Rodz
    (Johnny Rodriguez)
    The Brooklyn BrawlerFormer manager.[24]
    1996Kowalski, Killer) Killer Kowalski
    (Wladek Kowalski)
    Hunter Hearst HelmsleyOne-time WWWF World Tag Team Champion.[25]
    1996Patterson, Pat) Pat Patterson
    (Pierre Clemont)
    Bret HartFirst WWF Intercontinental Champion.[26]
    1996McMahon, Vincent J.) Vincent J. McMahonShane McMahonPosthumous inductee, former wrestling promoter. Father of WWE Chairman Vince McMahon.[27]
    2004Studd, John) Big John Studd
    (John Minton)
    The Big ShowPosthumous inductee, represented by his son John Minton, Jr. One-time WWWF World Tag Team Champion.[28]
    2004Heenan, Bobby) Bobby "The Brain" Heenan
    (Raymond Heenan)
    Blackjack LanzaFormer commentator and manager.[29]
    2004Muraco, Don) Don MuracoMick FoleyTwo-time WWF Intercontinental Champion. First winner of the King of the Ring.[30]
    2004Valentine, Greg) Greg "The Hammer" Valentine
    (Gregory Wisniski)
    Jimmy HartOne-time NWA United States Heavyweight Champion, one-time WWF Intercontinental Champion and one-time WWF World Tag Team Champion.[31]
    2004Race, Harley) Harley RaceRic FlairEight-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion and WWF King of the Ring winner in 1986.[32]
    2004Ventura, Jesse) Jesse "The Body" Ventura
    (James Janos)
    Tyrell JanosOne-time AWA World Tag Team Champion. Former commentator.[33]
    2004Junkyard Dog) Junkyard Dog
    (Sylvester Ritter)
    Ernie LaddPosthumous inductee, represented by his daughter LaToya Ritter.[34]
    2004Slaughter, Sgt.) Sgt. Slaughter
    (Robert Remus)
    Pat PattersonOne-time WWF Champion.[35]
    2004Graham, Billy) "Superstar" Billy Graham
    (Eldridge Wayne Coleman)
    Triple HOne-time WWWF World Heavyweight Champion.[36]
    2004Santana, Tito) Tito Santana
    (Merced Solis)
    Shawn MichaelsTwo-time WWF Intercontinental Champion and two-time WWF World Tag Team Champion.[37]
    2004Rose, Pete) Pete RoseKaneCelebrity inductee. Making his first appearance at WrestleMania XIV.[38]
    2005Hogan, Hulk) Hulk Hogan
    (Terry Bollea)
    Sylvester StalloneSix-time WWF/E Champion and six-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion.[39]
    2005Piper, Roddy) "Rowdy" Roddy Piper
    (Roderick Toombs)
    Ric FlairTwo-time NWA United States Heavyweight Champion and one-time WWF Intercontinental Champion. Host of Piper's Pit.[40]
    2005Orton, Bob) "Cowboy" Bob OrtonRandy OrtonFather of Randy Orton.[41]
    2005Hart, Jimmy) "The Mouth of the South" Jimmy HartJerry LawlerFormer manager.[42]
    2005Orndorff, Paul) "Mr. Wonderful" Paul OrndorffBobby HeenanFour-time NWA National Heavyweight Champion and two-time WCW World Tag Team Champion.[43]
    2005Volkoff, Nikolai) Nikolai Volkoff
    (Josip Peruzovic)
    Jim RossThree-time WWF World Tag Team Champion.[44]
    2005Iron Sheik) The Iron Sheik
    (Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri)
    Sgt. SlaughterOne-time WWF Champion and two-time WWF World Tag Team Champion.[45]
    2006Hart, Bret) Bret "The Hitman" HartSteve AustinFive-time WWF Champion and two-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion.[46]
    2006Guerrero, Eddie) Eddie Guerrero
    (Eduardo Guerrero)
    Rey Mysterio, Chavo Guerrero and Chris BenoitInducted posthumously, represented by Vickie Guerrero. One-time WWE Champion, two-time WWF Intercontinental Champion, and one-time WWE United States Champion.[47]
    2006Okerlund, Gene) "Mean" Gene OkerlundHulk HoganFormer WWE and WCW announcer.[48]
    2006Sherri) Sensational Sherri
    (Sherri Russell)
    Ted DiBiaseOne-time WWF Women's Champion and four-time AWA World Women's Champion.[49]
    2006Gagne, Verne) Verne GagneGreg GagneTen-time AWA World Heavyweight Champion.[50]
    2006Blackjacks) The Blackjacks
    (Blackjack Mulligan and Blackjack Lanza)
    Bobby HeenanOne-time WWWF World Tag Team Champions.[51]
    2006Atlas, Tony) "Mr. USA" Tony Atlas
    (Anthony White)
    S.D. JonesOne-time WWF World Tag Team Champion.[52]
    2006Perry, William) William "The Refrigerator" PerryJohn CenaCelebrity inductee. Making his first appearance at WrestleMania 2, where he was participated in Battle Royal.[53]
    2007Rhodes, Dusty) "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes
    (Virgil Riley Runnels, Jr.)
    Cody and Dustin RunnelsThree-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion.[54]
    2007Hennig, Curt) "Mr. Perfect" Curt HennigWade BoggsInducted posthumously, represented by his wife, his four children, his mother and his father Larry Hennig. One-time AWA World Heavyweight Champion and two-time WWF Intercontinental Champion.[4]
    2007Lawler, Jerry) Jerry "The King" LawlerWilliam ShatnerOne-time AWA World Heavyweight Champion and three-time WCWA Heavyweight Champion.[55]
    2007Bockwinkel, Nick) Nick BockwinkelBobby HeenanSix-time AWA World Heavyweight Champion.[56]
    2007Fuji, Mr.) Mr. Fuji
    (Harry Fujiwara)
    Don MuracoFive-time WWWF/WWF World Tag Team Champion. Former manager.[57]
    2007Sheik) The Sheik
    (Ed Farhat)
    Sabu and Rob Van DamPosthumous inductee, represented by his wife Joyce Farhat.Two-time WWWF United States Champion.[58]
    2007Wild Samoans) The Wild Samoans
    (Afa and Sika)
    Samu and RoseyThree-time WWF World Tag Team Champions.[59]
    2007Ross, Jim) Jim RossSteve AustinCurrent commentator.[60]


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    Re: HOF: Wrestlers who aren't but should be.

    My personal choices for inductions are Ted Dibiase, and Owen Hart. I think they were both excellent, and good choices for induction.

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    Re: HOF: Wrestlers who aren't but should be.

    ricky steamboat and macho man - then u have the modern obvious candidates such as flair, taker.

    And I do reckon WCW wrestlers should be eligible. Wasn't Bockwinkle more of an AWA wrestler? But apart from Sting, I can't think of anyone that was a WCW staple who didnt work for WWE,

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    Re: HOF: Wrestlers who aren't but should be.

    I concur with the DiBiase, Owen, Steamboat & Macho Man shouts.

    Flair and Taker will doubtless go in once they are pretty much retired (I think they're trying to limit it to guys that are dead or for all intents and purposes retired thesedays......e.g Hogan got in, but he was only doing 1 or 2 PPV's a year).

    Personally, I think it'd be a nice touch to induct all four "other" members of the Hart Foundation together (Owen, Bulldog, Pillman & Anvil). As one of my own personal faves I'd like to see Rude inducted. Possibly Jake the Snake as well, oh sure he's not led a good life, but this is a wrasslin' Hall of Fame isn't it!!

    Is Stone Cold in yet, if not, he should be.
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    Re: HOF: Wrestlers who aren't but should be.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tyler Durden View Post
    Jake the Snake
    gets my vote.

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    Re: HOF: Wrestlers who aren't but should be.

    I agree with most on there... i would add Larry Zybysko.

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    Re: HOF: Wrestlers who aren't but should be.

    Bruno Sammartino

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    Re: HOF: Wrestlers who aren't but should be.

    I'll take some not so obvious choices.

    Paul Bearer- Was the manager and helped get over arguably the best gimmick of all-time.

    Razor Ramon- Had a great run in WWF also if he wasn't for him the Monday Night Wars may have never came about.

    I'll add more later as I think of them.

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    Re: HOF: Wrestlers who aren't but should be.

    ric flair... he needs to leave

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    Re: HOF: Wrestlers who aren't but should be.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gjam View Post
    Bruno Sammartino
    Has been asked before but refused.

    For one, he doesn't think that it should have a "celebrity" wing attached to it and secondly he fell out long ago with Vince because he claims that Vince's father promised him a percentage of the company on his Vince Sr's death but that Vince Jr reneged on it.
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    Re: HOF: Wrestlers who aren't but should be.

    Hopefully this year will be rics year,he deserves it and his boody cannot take much more in his wrestling career.

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    Re: HOF: Wrestlers who aren't but should be.

    it's cool to see alot of the people you guys picked are now in there...

    To me it is still a tragedy that Rick Rude, Rick Martel, Jake The Snake Roberts, The Legion of Doom, The Freebirds, & Dr Death Steve Williams aren't in there.

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    Re: HOF: Wrestlers who aren't but should be.

    I'd love to see WWE open the doors a bit more and add superstars who've had affect in other countries like Japan and Mexico. But not really been in WWE or even America. Eg Misawa/Hijo De Santo.

    If it was me, I'd probably add Sid Vicious.

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    Please don't bump a thread that's nearly three years old.

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