The WWE Hall of Fame was officially introduced in 1993 when Andre the Giant became the sole inductee that year. The HOF lasted for a few years before being reintroduced in association with WrestleMania in 2004. Since then, the WWE Hall of Fame has become a big deal, with its own ceremony being held the night before WrestleMania each year. As of 2015 there have been almost 130 inductees in the WWE HOF including 95 individual wrestlers and nine groups composed of 25 wrestlers.
With the recent ratings decline for the WWE it may feel like the wrestlers of today aren’t as good as those guys from back in the day. If you take a closer look, there are actually plenty of amazing wrestlers that are currently competing, at least on a part-time basis. In fact, there are actually so many Hall of Fame worthy superstars that guys like Kane, Mark Henry, Jeff and Matt Hardy, and Christian had to be omitted from this list of 10 Current Wrestlers Who Are Locks For the WWE Hall of Fame.
10. Brock Lesnar
Brock Lesnar is already worthy of WWE Hall of Fame status, and the odds are that he will keep adding to his impressive resume. Lesnar has won four WWE World Heavyweight Championships and he also won the Royal Rumble back in 2003. He won the King of the Ring tournament in 2002 and is the youngest person to ever win the WWE Championship. Keep in mind that Lesnar has done all of this while only wrestling part time, imagine what he could do if he was a full time talent. Brock Lesnar has also held the UFC Heavyweight Championship and the NCAA Division I Heavyweight Wrestling Championship.
9. Kurt Angle
The Olympic gold medalist had a nice run in the WWE before jumping ship for TNA. Angle is a former four time WWF/WWE Champion and has also held the WCW Championship, Intercontinental Championship, WCW United States Championship, WWF/E Hardcore Championship, European Championship, and Tag Team Championship. He won the King of the Ring in 2000 and is also a six time TNA World Heavyweight Champion. Angle is already in the TNA Hall of Fame and commented that “It would be nice to be on the WWE Hall of Fame – it’ll happen, I just don’t know when.”
8. The Dudley Boys
Bubba Ray and D-Von Dudley have cemented themselves as one of the greatest tag teams of all time which makes them a lock for the WWE Hall of Fame. This team has captured eight WWF/World Tag Team Championships, one WWE Tag Team championship, and one WCW World Tag Team Championship. The Dudleys are also eight time ECW World Tag Team Champions and have held the NWA World Tag Team Championship and TNA World Tag Team Championship. In addition to that, Bubba Ray is also a two time TNA World Heavyweight Champion. Those damn Dudleys certainly deserve a seat at the table for a HOF induction sometime soon.
7. Randy Orton
Even though the “Legend Killer” Randy Orton was sidelined by injuries for much of 2015, the third generation superstar has a very impressive resume which should already make him a lock for the WWE Hall of Fame. Orton has held the WWE World Heavyweight Championship eight times and the World Heavyweight Championship four times. He is also a former WWE Intercontinental Champion, a World Tag Team Champion with Edge, and the 2009 Royal Rumble winner. Orton has also been a prominent member of the factions Evolution, The Legacy, and Rated-RKO. In 2005 Randy inducted his father “Cowboy” Bob Orton, who may one day induct his son as well.
The fact that Sting finally wrestled in a WWE ring and competed at WrestleMania 31 only cements him as a lock for the Hall of Fame sometime soon. The Stinger started off competing for NWA and World Championship Wrestling where he held the NWA World Heavyweight Championship and the NWA World Television Champion. In WCW he won the WCW World Heavyweight Championship six times, the WCW World Tag Team Championship three times, and the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship twice. Sting moved to TNA where he won the TNA World Heavyweight Championship four times and was inducted into the TNA Hall of Fame in 2012. With the Stinger suffering a possible career ending injury, he may be in the Hall of Fame sooner than you think.
5. Chris Jericho
One of the biggest personalities in professional wrestling is Chris Jericho, and he would more than likely tell you that he belongs in the WWE Hall of Fame. One of Y2J’s biggest accomplishments was becoming the first ever WWE Undisputed Champion when he beat both The Rock and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin in the same night. Jericho is also a three time World Heavyweight Champion, a two time WCW/World Champion, a nine time WWF/E Intercontinental Champion, and a five time World Tag Team Champion. Jericho is an over the top personality and has hosted WWE’s TV series Tough Enough. He is also a rock star and the front man of the band Fozzy.
4. The Rock
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has successfully made the transition from a professional wrestler to a movie star, but still finds time to come back to the WWE from time to time. Both The Rock’s father and grandfather, “Soulman” Rocky Johnson and “High Chief” Peter Maivia, were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by the “The People’s Champion” in 2008. The Rock is an eight time WWF/E Champion, a two time WCW/World Champion, a two time WWF Intercontinental Champion, and a five time WWF Tag Team Champion. He has gone on to star in movies such as The Scorpion King, The Rundown, Get Smart, and The Fast and the Furious film franchise.
3. John Cena
At some point we all know that we are going to hear John Cena utter the phrase “The Champ is here!” when he is inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. Cena is one of the most polarizing figures in WWE history, but his resume cannot be argued with. He has held the WWE Championship 12 times and the World Heavyweight Championship three times. John Cena is also a three time United States Champion and was praised for defending his title weekly in the US Open Challenges. Cena won the Royal Rumble in both 2008 and 2013 and has served as the face of the WWE for a solid decade.
2. Triple H
Even before Triple H became a part of the McMahon family and became a “suit”, he was destined for the WWE Hall of Fame. HHH is no stranger to the HOF as he has already inducted the likes of Killer Kowalski, Superstar Billy Graham, “Nature Boy” Ric Flair, Shawn Michaels, Mike Tyson, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Triple H is “semi-retired” and serves as part of The Authority along with his wife Stephanie McMahon, so it remains unclear just when he may be inducted. He is an eight time WWE Champion, a five time World Heavyweight Champion, and a Royal Rumble and King of the Ring winner.
1. The Undertaker
The most deserving wrestler to enter the WWE Hall of Fame is certainly The Undertaker. Just his WrestleMania record alone qualifies The Dead Man for HOF status: Taker went 21-0 at WrestleMania before losing to Brock Lesnar, and as of 2015 has a record of 22-1 at the WWE’s signature event. The Undertaker is also a four time WWE Champion, three time World Heavyweight Champion, and a Royal Rumble Winner. If that was not enough, The Undertaker has held the World Tag Team Championship, WCW Tag Team Championship, and Hardcore Championship. He has been a stalwart in the WWE for 25 years and certainly deserves to be at the top of his class in the WWE Hall of Fame.