Five Notable Omissions in the WWE Hall of Fame
The WWE Hall of Fame is not loved by everyone. It’s often a case of who is on good terms with management rather than rewarding those who deserve to be inducted. Now that Vince McMahon has retired, it’s probably a case of getting in the good books of Triple H that counts most. Here’s a list of five notable omissions in the WWE Hall of Fame.
The Dynamite Kid
The British Bulldog Davy ‘Boy’ Smith is in the WWE Hall of Fame but not his tag partner The Dynamite Kid. Now that’s just not right. Tom Billington was one of the most innovative performers of his day. Sadly he’s no longer with us and his at times crazy high-flying performances left him in a wheelchair. He didn’t have the singles career in WWE that Smith but did win the tag titles and had some amazing matches in Japan.
No one can deny that Owen Hart doesn’t deserve to be in the WWE Hall of Fame. The sad way in which he died and the bad blood between his widow and WWE is the main reason he’s not. Perhaps now with Triple H having more power in the company, something might be able to be done so Owen can be inducted. It does show however that out-of-the-ring politics do tend to determine who’s in the Hall of Fame and who isn’t.
The same rule applies with Jim Cornette. He’s so outspoken and often seen as a relic of the past. Cornette does still talk a lot of sense at times though and has enjoyed a great deal of success in wrestling as a manager, promoter and commentator.
He is controversial though and his runs with wrestling companies have been getting shorter in recent times. The big question of course is would WWE let him loose on a live mic at the induction ceremony?
Professional wrestling is of course predetermined (sorry if that’s surprised anyone) but it’s still popular to bet on in NJ, where you can check odds and wager legally at sportsbooks like BetRivers or WynnBet.
Here’s a controversial one but why not induct the former World lightweight champion? There are too few British wrestlers in the WWE Hall of Fame. Saint was a genius in the ring, just watch the old World of Sport videos online. Matches against Steve Grey, Mick McManus and Mark Rocco are absolute classics.
He’s been on the WWE payroll in recent years both as a trainer and his managerial position in NXT: UK. Recognising his talent by inducting him into the WWE Hall of Fame would show respect for British wrestling.
Not a wrestler of course but a very notable absentee in the celebrity wing. If Mr T. is in there, then surely Cyndi Lauper should be. Vince McMahon put everything on the line when staging the first WrestleMania. Lauper was a key part in the task of making professional wrestling something that could be huge in the entertainment market.
Her work on MTV and the first WrestleMania event was so important for the company. It’s time that the singer/songwriter was in the WWE Hall of Fame.