I really enjoyed writing my first article on Future Hall of Famers therefore I will continue these predictions and talk about another 5 contenders for spots in the WWE Hall of Fame. These are mainly superstars from the past 15 years or so, and if you have any suggestions for who to include in the next article, let me know! I will also be included who I think should induct each contender as well! Also check out my previous 5 Future Hall of Famers too!
1) Kurt Angle
The Olympic Hero, Kurt Angle is a fantastic wrestler. Technical, strong, fast and he knew how to be a winner and a champion, Kurt won 6 world titles with WWE/F, and also held the United States, Intercontinental, Hardcore, European and Tag Team championships as well as being a King of the Ring. Alongside those titles, he is an olympic gold medalist in heavyweight freestyle wrestling at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. Kurt is synonymous with no many incredible moments within the company, and I can guarantee that when he is inducted, the Universe will chant together the two words Kurt is probably (not to his delight) famous for – ‘You Suck!’.
Who will induct him? – Triple H
2) William Regal
One of the perhaps unsung heroes in the WWE, William Regal has actually been very successful during his near 15 year WWE career, being a former European, Tag Team and Intercontinental champion. He also won the King of the Ring in 2008, and was the commissioner of the company in 2000. Regal has had a wonderful wrestling career outside of the WWE too, winning over 60 titles since 1987. Despite not being a regular wrestler nowadays, Regal is very hardworking behind the scenes, and does a lot of work with upcoming talents on NXT, being a commentator for the show as well. As a fellow Brit, I personally would love to see William Regal have a deserved spot in the Hall of Fame.
Who will induct him? – Bad News Barrett
3) The Dudley Boyz
Bubba Ray and D-Von Dudley are one of the most successful and popular tag teams of all time, winning 10 tag team titles in WWE and 8 in ECW. Their signature move, the 3-D, rings around the arena each time the tables are set up, and their unique brawling style mixed with a hardcore element has always been extremely popular with the fans over each brand. They have been a part of some of the greatest matches in WWE history, including the infamous TLC match alongside fellow tag teams Edge and Christian and The Hardy Boys. The pair have both branched out to TNA over the past years, but their success hasn’t stopped, especially Bubba, becoming the TNA World Heavyweight Champion twice, and securing himself as a dominant heel. One of the greatest tag teams ever, they surely have a closed spot in the Hall of Fame in the future.
Who will induct them? – The New Age Outlaws
4) Shane McMahon
Maybe a strange choice to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, but Shane McMahon has been a part of so many memorable and amazing moments over his career of very few matches. Shane is someone who would literally put his life on the line for the company, performing outrageous moves and feats such as falling from extreme heights, however, the fans loved this. They loved his passion and lack of disregard for his own body. He also is a former Hardcore and European champion. Now, he is the co-owner of the company, and will surely take over his father when the time comes, and maybe, when he does, the WWE will return to it’s hardcore roots, where mark-out moments such as the ones Shane consistently provided us with will return to our screens on a regular basis.
Who will induct him? – Vince McMahon
A 16 year veteran, Christian has won nearly everything. A former World Heavyweight, ECW, Light Heavyweight, Hardcore, European, Intercontinental and a 9 time Tag Team champion, Christian is very underrated and overlooked. He has been involved in some incredible matches over his career, and has always been a fan favourite and has adapted over eras to stay relevant and fresh. Although his career is now coming to an end, he has achieved more than enough to earn a place in the Hall of Fame in the near future.
Who will induct him? – Edge