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01-18-2015, 01:32 PM
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WWE Hall of Fame

I am starting this thread to get people to post who they think should be in the WWE Hall of Fame. Not just who should be inducted this year, but in the future as well. And then we can discuss each other's lists.

Below is my list of wrestlers that aren't active in WWE and should get in. All my picks will be guys who made their name since the late 1980s in the USA (or just WWE and WCW). I used current hall of famers as my standard for who should get in, as it's not really just the very best that get in.

The Rock
Sting
Owen Hart
Davey Boy Smith
Dynamite Kid
Kevin Nash
Rick Rude
Steiner Brothers
Demolition (why aren't they already in? They are the in top 5 tag teams in WWE history)
Arn Anderson
Sable
Chyna (probably won't get in because of her porn career)
Vader
Goldberg
DDP
Sid
New Age Outlaws
Hardy Boyz
Dudley Boyz
Kurt Angle
Honky Tonk Man
Big Boss Man
Bam Bam Bigelow
King Kong Bundy
Lex Luger
Miss Elizabeth

Currently active/recently active WWE wrestlers that should get in if they retired today:

John Cena
Undertaker
Triple H
Randy Orton
CM Punk
Daniel Bryan
Rey Mysterio
Big Show
Kane
Brock Lesnar
Batista
Chris Jericho
Christian
Paul Heyman
JBL (I thought he was already in. Had to look it up)
Michael Cole (not that I think he should be in, but he will get in eventually)
Goldust (I think he has been a memorable enough character and has had enough longevity that he will eventually get in)

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01-18-2015, 04:44 PM
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In my opinion the Hall of Fame should not include good wrestlers. Only great ones should get in. But since WWE already screwed that up you can make a claim for many.

There are so many names that are good but should not be in the HOF. Even Daniel Bryan should not be in the WWE HOF. There are just so many names right there on the active list who are good, but were not HOF worthy.

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We...we're putting Daniel Bryan into the HOF if he were to retire this very second?

Okay then.

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I think Miss Elizabeth gets in this year

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We...we're putting Daniel Bryan into the HOF if he were to retire this very second?

Okay then.
With the current standards of the HOF, Bryan gets in for sure if he retires today. You don't think he would?

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01-18-2015, 05:19 PM
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Gets in for sure? I definitely don't think so.

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With the current standards of the HOF, Bryan gets in for sure if he retires today. You don't think he would?
You said you started this thread so we post who WE THINK should get in. I don't think DB is HoF worthy right now.

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Dynamite Kid: you won't find many bigger fans of the British Bulldogs than myself, but it will tough to make a case for him based on his WWE work. His WWE career was rather short and he was injured and severely limited for at least half of that.

DDP: I can't think of one good argument for him to be in the HoF based on his in-ring work.

Sable: Has even less of an argument than DDP.

Any team with the name "Boyz" in it: No. This includes the Nasty Boyz as well.

Big Boss Man: Did he ever even hold a title?!?

Bam Bam Bigelow: This one is tough because he really was unique in the sense of his athleticism at that size. I'd still say no due to lack of signature wins. I don't remember any title reigns either except for ECW?

Lex Luger: I believe Hall of Shame is more appropriate here.

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You said you started this thread so we post who WE THINK should get in. I don't think DB is HoF worthy right now.
Ya I think he should still get in based on the current standard for WWE hall of famers. Closed out a Wrestlemania and is one of the most popular wrestlers in the last of the 10 years or so.

I also think he would get in for sure if he retired right now. 100% sure of that.

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I guess my list is a mix of guys that should get in and guys that will get in.

Dynamite Kid should get in but I doubt WWE ever puts him in.

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Dynamite Kid: you won't find many bigger fans of the British Bulldogs than myself, but it will tough to make a case for him based on his WWE work. His WWE career was rather short and he was injured and severely limited for at least half of that.

DDP: I can't think of one good argument for him to be in the HoF based on his in-ring work.

Sable: Has even less of an argument than DDP.

Any team with the name "Boyz" in it: No. This includes the Nasty Boyz as well.

Big Boss Man: Did he ever even hold a title?!?

Bam Bam Bigelow: This one is tough because he really was unique in the sense of his athleticism at that size. I'd still say no due to lack of signature wins. I don't remember any title reigns either except for ECW?

Lex Luger: I believe Hall of Shame is more appropriate here.
Big Boss Man was the WWF Hardcore Champion four times and a WWF Tag Team Champion once with Ken Shamrock.

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Dynamite Kid: you won't find many bigger fans of the British Bulldogs than myself, but it will tough to make a case for him based on his WWE work. His WWE career was rather short and he was injured and severely limited for at least half of that.

DDP: I can't think of one good argument for him to be in the HoF based on his in-ring work.

Sable: Has even less of an argument than DDP.

Any team with the name "Boyz" in it: No. This includes the Nasty Boyz as well.

Big Boss Man: Did he ever even hold a title?!?

Bam Bam Bigelow: This one is tough because he really was unique in the sense of his athleticism at that size. I'd still say no due to lack of signature wins. I don't remember any title reigns either except for ECW?

Lex Luger: I believe Hall of Shame is more appropriate here.
Case for some of then:

DDP - one of the top faces of the Monday Night Wars.

Sable - the most over diva ever.

Dudleys and Hardys are two of the greatest tag teams in WWE history.

Boss Man just barely made my list. He was a memorable character and I think if guys like Koko B Ware and Tito Santana are in, Boss Man should probably get in.

Luger sucked, but was still very popular and not many people have had as successful a career as him.

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Bigelow was one of the top big guys ever and wrestled in an era where not everyone got title reigns so easy so I don't think his lack of title reigns should be a factor.

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Big Boss Man was the WWF Hardcore Champion four times and a WWF Tag Team Champion once with Ken Shamrock.
and jake the snake held zero titles in wwf....
(not a bossman fan, but shouldnt be an argument)

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I am starting this thread to get people to post who they think should be in the WWE Hall of Fame. Not just who should be inducted this year, but in the future as well. And then we can discuss each other's lists.

Below is my list of wrestlers that aren't active in WWE and should get in. All my picks will be guys who made their name since the late 1980s in the USA (or just WWE and WCW). I used current hall of famers as my standard for who should get in, as it's not really just the very best that get in.

The Rock
Sting
Owen Hart

Davey Boy Smith
Dynamite Kid
Kevin Nash
Rick Rude
Steiner Brothers
Demolition (why aren't they already in? They are the in top 5 tag teams in WWE history)
Arn Anderson
Sable
Chyna (probably won't get in because of her porn career)
Vader
Goldberg
DDP
Sid
New Age Outlaws
Hardy Boyz
Dudley Boyz
Kurt Angle

Honky Tonk Man
Big Boss Man
Bam Bam Bigelow
King Kong Bundy
Lex Luger
Miss Elizabeth

Currently active/recently active WWE wrestlers that should get in if they retired today:

John Cena
Undertaker
Triple H
Randy Orton

CM Punk
Daniel Bryan
Rey Mysterio
Big Show
Kane
Brock Lesnar
Batista
Chris Jericho
Christian
Paul Heyman
JBL (I thought he was already in. Had to look it up)
Michael Cole (not that I think he should be in, but he will get in eventually)
Goldust (I think he has been a memorable enough character and has had enough longevity that he will eventually get in)
If the HOF was up to me... the bolded names are the only ones I would put through to the HOF. However it's really hard to debate this because I don't know if we are supposed to judge on just a WWE career or a pro-wrestling as a whole career? It's confusing on what the WWE looks at.

You can have an amazing career and it doesn't mean it's HOF bound. I'd prefer it to be a HOF where it's difficult to get into. But the WWE has already scrapped that.

- Christian is on the brink for me. For WWE HOF standards, he should be in. For a HOF where you need to be a very special game-changer... no.

- New Age Outlaws: DX should be in and they should be included on that. That's it, though.

- Lesnar - Special attraction but what does he have in terms of WWE in-ring career? He deserves to be in a HOF all by himself for his accomplishments in an all-encompassing wrestling background - i would put him in down the road to WWE but not a shoe-in.

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You wouldn't put DDP in the HOF? He basically saved two people's lives. That's better than a title or anything.

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DDP in a wrestling HOF - for sure. I just cannot remember how WWE does their thing. Is it just WWE? Or do they acknowledge WCW? The reason I'm putting Sting through is because he's a legend...PERIOD. Ya know?

I hate WWE HOF. I have no clue how they go about stuff.

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They acknowledge pretty much any promotion that they own the tape library of. A lot of current HOF guys wouldn't have got in if it was just WWE stuff.

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You wouldn't put DDP in the HOF? He basically saved two people's lives. That's better than a title or anything.
and helped christian stop his losing streak...

i liked DDP, probably one of my favorites from WCW with Kanyon....
cant remember much epic moments from him tho. but if they start putting names that made their carrer outside of WWE, i think he could be in based on popularity. not sure what it takes when i look at the list, except popularity first and then achievements obviously.

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Dudleys and Hardys are two of the greatest tag teams in WWE history.
I take back my earlier statement. I didn't watch wrestling at all from 2000-2005, so I pretty much missed their entire WWE careers. Honestly not that big a fan of both of those teams styles or that era, but they certainly did have an impact.

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Bigelow was one of the top big guys ever and wrestled in an era where not everyone got title reigns so easy so I don't think his lack of title reigns should be a factor.
It wasn't just lack of titles. His career just didn't really live up to all that much in term of being HoF caliber. Read his highlights for yourself and see if you still agree with your above statement: http://www.obsessedwithwrestling.com...am-bigelow.php

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Maybe I'm biased towards guys I grew up watching but Bigelow was one of the more memorable characters at the time. If Koko B Ware, Bob Orton, and Tito Santana are in, I think Bigelow should be in (although I'm usually against using previous inductees as a case to induct someone).

I always thought Bigelow was misused from 1993-1995. I would have preferred him as the monster heel champion instead of Yokozuna. Also should have been Taker vs. Bigelow at WM 11.

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So i guess by your logic, The Miz should be a first ballot HOF since he beat cena in the main event at WM. (Insert no god no GIF here)

I'm a bryan fan but he is far and away from a "guartanee" HOF ticket

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Maybe I'm biased towards guys I grew up watching but Bigelow was one of the more memorable characters at the time. If Koko B Ware, Bob Orton, and Tito Santana are in, I think Bigelow should be in (although I'm usually against using previous inductees as a case to induct someone).

I always thought Bigelow was misused from 1993-1995. I would have preferred him as the monster heel champion instead of Yokozuna. Also should have been Taker vs. Bigelow at WM 11.
I agree that he was a very good wrestler and had potential way above how he was ultimately utilized by the WWE. You have to go by the actual results though.

I would take exception to underselling Tito Santana:

-WWF (World Wrestling Federation) Tag Team titles w/Ivan Putski defeating Johnny & Jimmy Valiant (March 6, 1979);
-Pro-Wrestling Illustrated Achievement Awards Tag Team of the Year w/Ivan Putski (1979);
-WWF (World Wrestling Federation) Intercontinental Heavyweight title defeating Don Muraco (February 11, 1984);
-WWF (World Wrestling Federation) Intercontinental Heavyweight title defeating Greg Valentine
-WWF (World Wrestling Federation) Tag Team titles w/Rick Martel defeating The Hart Foundation;
-WWF (World Wrestling Federation) King of the Ring 1989;
-Appeared in the first 9 consecutive WrestleManias (Hogan was the only other one to equal that).

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DDP was one of the most over guys in WCW.
PWI ranked him #4 in both 1998 and 1999.
He also saved two lost souls (Hall, Roberts) and continues to help people on their route to recovery.

He was a 3-time WCW Champion and the fourth Triple Crown Champion in WCW.

Yeah, I think he deserves some consideration.

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I'm all for DDP going in, but I think his yoga stuff and guiding Hall & Roberts on the road to recovery shouldn't factor into a potential induction

Obviously it will because feel good stories always get noted, but it really has nothing to do with wrestling aside from him being a former wrestler and helping two other former wrestlers.

Let the guy get in for what he did in the ring.. for being incredibly over during his time in WCW and the titles he won.. not because of yoga and being a fantastic person.

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