All careers, no matter how grand and amazing, must come to an end. It is heart wrenching to see our favorite wrestlers step out of the ring at one point in their lives, but it’s a cycle we all can’t escape.
But not all careers end on a sad note. Some wrestlers that lived out rewarding careers are further recognized by being inducted into an elite group, the WWE Hall of Fame. Aside from belts and accolades, every wrestler wants in on this group.
The WWE Hall of Fame was first created in 1993. The first inductee, and the reason the group was built, was none other than Andre The Giant. It went on hiatus after 1996 but made a triumphant return in 2004. Since then, the WWE inducts several Hall of Famers yearly in an event prior to the grandest wrestling stage of them all, WrestleMania.
There’s currently 147 WWE Hall of Famers and the number will continue to grow each year. We can’t determine the exact criteria for getting in, but we can easily tell just by looking into the career of a wrestler. Some of today’s wrestlers have fantastic careers behind them and they are without a doubt, Hall of Fame material. Let's count down some wrestlers that are sure to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame one day.
10 Jon Stewart
Before you yell out from the top of your lungs in seeing The Daily Show’s host on this list, keep in mind that the WWE has begun inducting celebrities that have been in the WWE ring before. Some inductees include Snoop Dogg and err… Donald Trump.
9 Brock Lesnar
There’s a reason why one of Brock Lesnar’s monicker is The Beast Incarnate. With his athleticism and sheer power, he may just as well be that. Lesnar began his stint in the WWE way back in the early 2000s. He went on to win numerous feuds and held several belts.
8 Randy Orton
Randy Orton is a third-generation wrestler. His grandfather Bob Sr. was also a wrestler and is the father of yet another WWE Hall of Famer, “Cowboy” Bob Orton. Randy began his wrestling career in 2000, but his fame truly propelled to new heights during his days in Evolution alongside Triple H, Ric Flair and Batista.
7 Big Show
Although not as big as Andre The Giant, Big Show made a lot of contributions to the WWE ever since debuting in 1999. Since then, Big Show has been on the good and bad side of fans, and even won several championships. Despite his physique, Big Show does very well in keeping up with his fellow wrestlers.
The Big Red Machine and the Undertaker’s on-screen brother is most famous for his pyrotechnic-heavy entrance and his intimidating physique, but Kane has been on WWE’s roster for a long time now.
5 Chris Jericho
Y2J’s wrestling career is actually quite interesting. Despite not always being there in the ring, Chris Jericho manages to rile up crowds whenever he’s around. He may not always be active, but back in the day, he had a ton of skills to back up that mouth of his.
4 Triple H
One day, we’ll all be bowing down to the king when he gets inducted into the Hall of Fame. Triple H has a long career riddled with championships here and there. Most of the time, he’s the villain we all love to hate. But seeing him wrestle in his brute and dominant style reminds us why he’s one of the most popular wrestlers in WWE history.
3 John Cena
Literally everyone around the world knows who Cena is. He began his stint in the WWE way back in 2000 when he was called The Prototype. He didn’t gain popularity until 2002, after nearly beating Kurt Angle in an open challenge. From then, it was a quick rise to superstardom for Cena.
2 The Undertaker
Known in real life as Mark Calaway, The Undertaker has an astonishing 36-year career in the WWE. Throughout his career, this towering presence has donned several personas, but his best and most memorable one will forever be The Dead Man.
1 1.Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
The Most Electrifying Man In All of Sports Entertainment is yet to receive his Hall of Fame ceremony, but it’s a no brainer to think that The Rock will be inducted one day. Unlike most wrestlers on this list, The Rock had a short lived career that he began in 1996 and ended in 2004. He is rarely seen in the WWE ring these days, but when he does come through, his presence is felt worldwide.
It doesn’t matter if The Rock is a face or a heel; the WWE Universe loves him no matter what. His wrestling skills are top-notch, despite not training for it his entire life, but his charisma may have single-handedly built the WWE Universe we see today.
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