And no, that’s not to imply Bill Goldberg. That man would only make the Hall of Shame, for ending Bret Hart’s career.

Anyways, I’d just like to speculate a bit…

Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase and Antonio Inoki are certainly worthy, but it’s clear that WWE has yet to drop the bomb on us, as far as inductees go.

Stu Hart? Owen Hart? With Bret’s appearance at WrestleMania this year… doubtful.

I don’t know who the big name will be, or even if there will be one.

Some realistic thoughts as to who else might make it in, though:

– Ron Simmons
– Mr. Fuji OR Paul Bearer – assuming they’d limit it to one manager
– Debra Miceli (aka Alundra Blaze / Madusa) OR Luna Vachon – assuming they’d limit it to one female
– The Brooklyn Brawler – he deserves recognition for his work not only as a jobber, but behind the scenes and as Doink the Clown
– Duke the Dumpster Droese (kidding)

Joshua Schlag

For most of the last 30+ years of my life, I've been watching WWE. As a kid, Monday Night Raw hooked me from the start. From Bret Hart and Razor Ramon, to Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock, to CM Punk and Daniel Bryan.. I've witnessed the ups and downs and I'm proud to have enjoyed pro wrestling through the years.

Though I now watch in a much different fashion than I did when I was a kid (finding out Vince McMahon was the owner and Jack Tunney no more than a figurehead was like finding out Santa Claus did not exist), I feel like I have a much greater appreciation for the hard work pro wrestlers do and the things they sacrifice to entertain us.

It's still real to me, dammit!