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2022-08-13 6:12:32 PM  
This guy has my write-in vote...
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2022-08-13 6:14:15 PM  
Kick My Ass Baby gets top honors.

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2022-08-13 8:23:38 PM  
Paul Bearer?
 
2022-08-13 8:51:37 PM  
2) Bucky Beaver Motherfarker
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2022-08-13 9:01:26 PM  
Bruce Prichard and Bucky might be going down with Vince like they haven't already, but I'm shocked Jim Johnston isn't already in. Bill Apter would be cool to see.
 
2022-08-13 9:04:02 PM  
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2022-08-13 9:08:33 PM  
Missing a big one.

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2022-08-13 9:19:59 PM  

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2022-08-13 9:24:29 PM  

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Bravo!!!!   :D
 
2022-08-13 9:33:28 PM  

markhwt: Missing a big one.

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I've heard him say in interviews that he's not interested, which is too bad because I'd love to hear his acceptance speech. Others I'd like to see enter are:

Honky Tonk Man (STILL the longest reigning Intercontinental champion)
Cyndi Lauper (should've been in the Celebrity wing a long time ago)
 
2022-08-13 9:47:02 PM  

markhwt: Missing a big one.

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To hell with Corny and his consistently crap takes. Also, I would approve of Dunn getting in as long as they then set the stage on fire during his acceptance speech trapping him on the dias while someone with talent films it correctly with no jump cuts or crazy zooms every few milliseconds.
 
2022-08-13 10:00:45 PM  

clintster: markhwt: Missing a big one.

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I've heard him say in interviews that he's not interested, which is too bad because I'd love to hear his acceptance speech. Others I'd like to see enter are:

Honky Tonk Man (STILL the longest reigning Intercontinental champion)
Cyndi Lauper (should've been in the Celebrity wing a long time ago)


Cornette had his moment with the Rock n' Roll Express going in, Honky got in the HoF in 2019... but Chyna needs her own induction instead of being in as a part of DX.
 
2022-08-13 10:51:43 PM  

isamudyson: markhwt: Missing a big one.

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To hell with Corny and his consistently crap takes. Also, I would approve of Dunn getting in as long as they then set the stage on fire during his acceptance speech trapping him on the dias while someone with talent films it correctly with no jump cuts or crazy zooms every few milliseconds.


What's wrong with his takes? You can disagree with him but he should be in the HOF
 
2022-08-13 11:21:48 PM  

Nick el Ass: clintster: markhwt: Missing a big one.

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I've heard him say in interviews that he's not interested, which is too bad because I'd love to hear his acceptance speech. Others I'd like to see enter are:

Honky Tonk Man (STILL the longest reigning Intercontinental champion)
Cyndi Lauper (should've been in the Celebrity wing a long time ago)

Cornette had his moment with the Rock n' Roll Express going in, Honky got in the HoF in 2019... but Chyna needs her own induction instead of being in as a part of DX.


Dammit, how'd I miss HTM in the Hall? Anyway. And I agree Chyna should be inducted; the question is will Steph allow it?
 
2022-08-13 11:25:47 PM  
Are managers real? Like paul pearer himmy heart and guys like that or just part of the show?
 
2022-08-13 11:36:37 PM  

clintster: Nick el Ass: clintster: markhwt: Missing a big one.

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I've heard him say in interviews that he's not interested, which is too bad because I'd love to hear his acceptance speech. Others I'd like to see enter are:

Honky Tonk Man (STILL the longest reigning Intercontinental champion)
Cyndi Lauper (should've been in the Celebrity wing a long time ago)

Cornette had his moment with the Rock n' Roll Express going in, Honky got in the HoF in 2019... but Chyna needs her own induction instead of being in as a part of DX.

Dammit, how'd I miss HTM in the Hall? Anyway. And I agree Chyna should be inducted; the question is will Steph allow it?


At some point they need to look past the post wrestling stuff, and realize like many of us that what she did as a manager (for lack of a better term) and in ring was ground breaking for people in the business... but meant more to the young women who watched her win championships.
 
2022-08-13 11:46:05 PM  

WillofJ2: Are managers real? Like paul pearer himmy heart and guys like that or just part of the show?


Paul Bearer was about as real as any manager could get when it came to his life and gimmick, but he is already in along with Jimmy Hart. Another name for a non wrestler that should be in every wrestling HoF is Andy Kaufman who should replace idiots like TFG.
 
2022-08-13 11:55:30 PM  
Scripted athletics isn't a sport.
 
2022-08-13 11:56:47 PM  

WillofJ2: Are managers real? Like paul pearer himmy heart and guys like that or just part of the show?


Good managers are pivotal to some acts. Like heyman being the spokesman for Lesnar and reigns. He also helps lay out the matches.
I know cornette got paid just as much as the wrestlers in the midnight express.
 
2022-08-14 12:08:03 AM  
Jesus, not Brother Love and NOT Bucky Beaver Mother F*cker!
 
2022-08-14 1:03:26 AM  
Number 1 is one of the rare things that like 90 percent of the FWC agrees on. That's what everyone wanted with the Warrior award spot.
 
2022-08-14 2:42:41 AM  

WillofJ2: Are managers real? Like paul pearer himmy heart and guys like that or just part of the show?


Fun fact:  Paul Ellering was a true manager for the Road Warriors, booking their travel, etc. in addition to his on-screen role.  But that's a rarity, most managers were there to cover for guys that couldn't talk their way out of a paper bag.
 
2022-08-14 4:00:08 AM  
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2022-08-14 6:35:39 AM  

iron_city_ap: Scripted athletics isn't a sport.


Well, there goes figure skating, gymnastics, synchronized swimming...wait...no, that's just stupid.
 
2022-08-14 7:25:27 AM  

Sebastrd: iron_city_ap: Scripted athletics isn't a sport.

Well, there goes figure skating, gymnastics, synchronized swimming...wait...no, that's just stupid.


WWE is dance with stunts. Requires athleticism, sure, but it doesn't change that the "winners" are pre-determined, unlike the sports you mentioned.
 
2022-08-14 7:27:36 AM  

stoli n coke: Sebastrd: iron_city_ap: Scripted athletics isn't a sport.

Well, there goes figure skating, gymnastics, synchronized swimming...wait...no, that's just stupid.

WWE is dance with stunts. Requires athleticism, sure, but it doesn't change that the "winners" are pre-determined, unlike the sports you mentioned.


Tell that to the Russian and Polish judges.
 
2022-08-14 8:34:37 AM  

markhwt: isamudyson: markhwt: Missing a big one.

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To hell with Corny and his consistently crap takes. Also, I would approve of Dunn getting in as long as they then set the stage on fire during his acceptance speech trapping him on the dias while someone with talent films it correctly with no jump cuts or crazy zooms every few milliseconds.

What's wrong with his takes? You can disagree with him but he should be in the HOF


He stopped being relevant to the WWE when they sacked him from OVW then torpedoed it. Several peace-pipe guest spots later and he still found ways to shaft himself out of paid work. He's stuck in the spot where he makes money from the old days (nothing wrong with that) but lets himself get dogwhistled into shiatting on people (nothing right with that) while treading the thin line in his own head as to whether he believes his own diatribes.

And THEN the Speaking Out stuff came out....
 
2022-08-14 12:57:47 PM  

markhwt: isamudyson: markhwt: Missing a big one.

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To hell with Corny and his consistently crap takes. Also, I would approve of Dunn getting in as long as they then set the stage on fire during his acceptance speech trapping him on the dias while someone with talent films it correctly with no jump cuts or crazy zooms every few milliseconds.

What's wrong with his takes? You can disagree with him but he should be in the HOF


AEW stans don't like him because he calls their shiat shiat, and there's a lot of it. All of his takes aren't great, like he thinks ratings are down because promotions do the kind of wrestling he doesn't like, when the brand of wrestling he doesn't like was basically the entire Attitude Era. But the man really knows his shiat when it comes to pro wrestling. Both the history and just general story-telling
 
2022-08-14 3:21:51 PM  

TDWCom29: markhwt: isamudyson: markhwt: Missing a big one.

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To hell with Corny and his consistently crap takes. Also, I would approve of Dunn getting in as long as they then set the stage on fire during his acceptance speech trapping him on the dias while someone with talent films it correctly with no jump cuts or crazy zooms every few milliseconds.

What's wrong with his takes? You can disagree with him but he should be in the HOF

AEW stans don't like him because he calls their shiat shiat, and there's a lot of it. All of his takes aren't great, like he thinks ratings are down because promotions do the kind of wrestling he doesn't like, when the brand of wrestling he doesn't like was basically the entire Attitude Era. But the man really knows his shiat when it comes to pro wrestling. Both the history and just general story-telling


I don't agree with everything he says. And I think he could be negative about peoples work without attacking them personally. But I agree with a lot of his criticisms of aew and specifically the young bucks. It's why I stopped watching aew a few months after I first started.

BUT. If other people like it I'm not going to bag on it. Different people like different things and it's not for me so I just don't watch those matches.
 
2022-08-14 4:02:56 PM  

clintster: markhwt: Missing a big one.

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I've heard him say in interviews that he's not interested, which is too bad because I'd love to hear his acceptance speech. Others I'd like to see enter are:

Honky Tonk Man (STILL the longest reigning Intercontinental champion)
Cyndi Lauper (should've been in the Celebrity wing a long time ago)


Completely agree, though I've read she ended up less than thrilled with her experience with the ol' WWF back in the day so she probably wouldn't sign on.  On the other side of the coin, there have definitely been some "never in a million years" inductees in the HOF so anything's possible.
 
2022-08-14 4:22:25 PM  

stoli n coke: Sebastrd: iron_city_ap: Scripted athletics isn't a sport.

Well, there goes figure skating, gymnastics, synchronized swimming...wait...no, that's just stupid.

WWE is dance with stunts. Requires athleticism, sure, but it doesn't change that the "winners" are pre-determined, unlike the sports you mentioned.


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2022-08-14 6:30:34 PM  

edmo: Paul Bearer?


Already in.   He went in after he died.
 
2022-08-14 8:02:50 PM  

markhwt: TDWCom29: markhwt: isamudyson: markhwt: Missing a big one.

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To hell with Corny and his consistently crap takes. Also, I would approve of Dunn getting in as long as they then set the stage on fire during his acceptance speech trapping him on the dias while someone with talent films it correctly with no jump cuts or crazy zooms every few milliseconds.

What's wrong with his takes? You can disagree with him but he should be in the HOF

AEW stans don't like him because he calls their shiat shiat, and there's a lot of it. All of his takes aren't great, like he thinks ratings are down because promotions do the kind of wrestling he doesn't like, when the brand of wrestling he doesn't like was basically the entire Attitude Era. But the man really knows his shiat when it comes to pro wrestling. Both the history and just general story-telling

I don't agree with everything he says. And I think he could be negative about peoples work without attacking them personally. But I agree with a lot of his criticisms of aew and specifically the young bucks. It's why I stopped watching aew a few months after I first started.

BUT. If other people like it I'm not going to bag on it. Different people like different things and it's not for me so I just don't watch those matches.


He's a relic much like Russo and Bischoff, successful many years ago but time has passed him by and he has nothing constructive to offer when it comes to the present day.  He does not understand modern pro wrestling or today's fan base and caters to an aging audience bitter that the "good old days" are gone and never coming back (sound familiar?).

And that's without even getting into the blatant racism and misogyny.
 
2022-08-14 8:22:57 PM  

Gangster of Boats: markhwt: TDWCom29: markhwt: isamudyson: markhwt: Missing a big one.

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To hell with Corny and his consistently crap takes. Also, I would approve of Dunn getting in as long as they then set the stage on fire during his acceptance speech trapping him on the dias while someone with talent films it correctly with no jump cuts or crazy zooms every few milliseconds.

What's wrong with his takes? You can disagree with him but he should be in the HOF

AEW stans don't like him because he calls their shiat shiat, and there's a lot of it. All of his takes aren't great, like he thinks ratings are down because promotions do the kind of wrestling he doesn't like, when the brand of wrestling he doesn't like was basically the entire Attitude Era. But the man really knows his shiat when it comes to pro wrestling. Both the history and just general story-telling

I don't agree with everything he says. And I think he could be negative about peoples work without attacking them personally. But I agree with a lot of his criticisms of aew and specifically the young bucks. It's why I stopped watching aew a few months after I first started.

BUT. If other people like it I'm not going to bag on it. Different people like different things and it's not for me so I just don't watch those matches.

He's a relic much like Russo and Bischoff, successful many years ago but time has passed him by and he has nothing constructive to offer when it comes to the present day.  He does not understand modern pro wrestling or today's fan base and caters to an aging audience bitter that the "good old days" are gone and never coming back (sound familiar?).

And that's without even getting into the blatant racism and misogyny.


Cornette, Russo, and bischoff aren't anything alike in their thoughts on wrestling. To say that cornette has nothing to offer is ridiculous.
 
2022-08-14 8:28:24 PM  

Gangster of Boats: markhwt: TDWCom29: markhwt: isamudyson: markhwt: Missing a big one.

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To hell with Corny and his consistently crap takes. Also, I would approve of Dunn getting in as long as they then set the stage on fire during his acceptance speech trapping him on the dias while someone with talent films it correctly with no jump cuts or crazy zooms every few milliseconds.

What's wrong with his takes? You can disagree with him but he should be in the HOF

AEW stans don't like him because he calls their shiat shiat, and there's a lot of it. All of his takes aren't great, like he thinks ratings are down because promotions do the kind of wrestling he doesn't like, when the brand of wrestling he doesn't like was basically the entire Attitude Era. But the man really knows his shiat when it comes to pro wrestling. Both the history and just general story-telling

I don't agree with everything he says. And I think he could be negative about peoples work without attacking them personally. But I agree with a lot of his criticisms of aew and specifically the young bucks. It's why I stopped watching aew a few months after I first started.

BUT. If other people like it I'm not going to bag on it. Different people like different things and it's not for me so I just don't watch those matches.

He's a relic much like Russo and Bischoff, successful many years ago but time has passed him by and he has nothing constructive to offer when it comes to the present day.  He does not understand modern pro wrestling or today's fan base and caters to an aging audience bitter that the "good old days" are gone and never coming back (sound familiar?).

And that's without even getting into the blatant racism and misogyny.


The number of listeners that his show gets disagrees with your thoughts that he has nothing to say to modern wrestling fans. Look at the popularity of FTR. That's the kind of things he pushes.I listen to him and I'm in my 30s.
 
2022-08-14 9:18:31 PM  

Gangster of Boats: markhwt: TDWCom29: markhwt: isamudyson: markhwt: Missing a big one.

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To hell with Corny and his consistently crap takes. Also, I would approve of Dunn getting in as long as they then set the stage on fire during his acceptance speech trapping him on the dias while someone with talent films it correctly with no jump cuts or crazy zooms every few milliseconds.

What's wrong with his takes? You can disagree with him but he should be in the HOF

AEW stans don't like him because he calls their shiat shiat, and there's a lot of it. All of his takes aren't great, like he thinks ratings are down because promotions do the kind of wrestling he doesn't like, when the brand of wrestling he doesn't like was basically the entire Attitude Era. But the man really knows his shiat when it comes to pro wrestling. Both the history and just general story-telling

I don't agree with everything he says. And I think he could be negative about peoples work without attacking them personally. But I agree with a lot of his criticisms of aew and specifically the young bucks. It's why I stopped watching aew a few months after I first started.

BUT. If other people like it I'm not going to bag on it. Different people like different things and it's not for me so I just don't watch those matches.

He's a relic much like Russo and Bischoff


I mean, yes and no. He's a relic in that his vision of wrestling is different than what's going on today. But not so much in that he definitely knows the story-telling of wrestling that's missing today.

I'll admit I don't watch AEW, but the way he describes it (and if anyone wants to correct me on this feel free) it sounds like when someone tries to tell you a story, but they think you know everything they're talking about but you actually have no idea WTF they're talking about. Like the whole buildup to the New Japan AEW crossover. Bringing in a bunch of Japanese guys no one outside of the most dedicated wrestling fan knows about and acting like they're Stone Cold Steve Austin levels of known
 
2022-08-15 5:32:20 AM  

TDWCom29: Like the whole buildup to the New Japan AEW crossover. Bringing in a bunch of Japanese guys no one outside of the most dedicated wrestling f ..


Does *everyone* need six weeks of hand-holding with fifteen-minute promos to explain who people coming in are, and how they're baddass? AEW already has two weekly programmes of just squash matches running full-tilt and most of AEW's fandom is more clued up to talent from foreign promotions precisely because this generation has *had* to seek out other promotions owing to WWE being garbage, and the notion that all wrestling has to be spelled out to pander to the noobiest noob for every single person you want to bring in is impractical because that time has to be used for the exisiting talent.

"We're bringing in the best wrestlers from Japan, but don't take our word for it - do your own reading" really is the best that can be done. Just about every wrestling fan has internet access for this, and to give Jim some serious benefit of doubt he still has friends in this industry who are willing to provide him with the sources he can pore over and make his points.

But as explained before Corny acts in bad faith because it's part of his schtick.
 
2022-08-15 8:06:20 AM  

sephjnr: TDWCom29: Like the whole buildup to the New Japan AEW crossover. Bringing in a bunch of Japanese guys no one outside of the most dedicated wrestling f ..

Does *everyone* need six weeks of hand-holding with fifteen-minute promos to explain who people coming in are, and how they're baddass? AEW already has two weekly programmes of just squash matches running full-tilt and most of AEW's fandom is more clued up to talent from foreign promotions precisely because this generation has *had* to seek out other promotions owing to WWE being garbage, and the notion that all wrestling has to be spelled out to pander to the noobiest noob for every single person you want to bring in is impractical because that time has to be used for the exisiting talent.


This "We don't need to actually try and get new viewers" attitude is why AEW fails
 
2022-08-15 8:13:14 AM  

TDWCom29: sephjnr: TDWCom29: Like the whole buildup to the New Japan AEW crossover. Bringing in a bunch of Japanese guys no one outside of the most dedicated wrestling f ..

Does *everyone* need six weeks of hand-holding with fifteen-minute promos to explain who people coming in are, and how they're baddass? AEW already has two weekly programmes of just squash matches running full-tilt and most of AEW's fandom is more clued up to talent from foreign promotions precisely because this generation has *had* to seek out other promotions owing to WWE being garbage, and the notion that all wrestling has to be spelled out to pander to the noobiest noob for every single person you want to bring in is impractical because that time has to be used for the exisiting talent.

This "We don't need to actually try and get new viewers" attitude is why AEW fails


You haven't read a shred of what I just wrote, have you?
 
2022-08-15 8:14:50 AM  
TDWCom29:
I'll admit I don't watch AEW

My mistake, I missed this bit. Please remedy that, then you can form conclusions instead of relying on a biased carny.
 
2022-08-15 8:23:18 AM  

sephjnr: TDWCom29: sephjnr: TDWCom29: Like the whole buildup to the New Japan AEW crossover. Bringing in a bunch of Japanese guys no one outside of the most dedicated wrestling f ..

Does *everyone* need six weeks of hand-holding with fifteen-minute promos to explain who people coming in are, and how they're baddass? AEW already has two weekly programmes of just squash matches running full-tilt and most of AEW's fandom is more clued up to talent from foreign promotions precisely because this generation has *had* to seek out other promotions owing to WWE being garbage, and the notion that all wrestling has to be spelled out to pander to the noobiest noob for every single person you want to bring in is impractical because that time has to be used for the exisiting talent.

This "We don't need to actually try and get new viewers" attitude is why AEW fails

You haven't read a shred of what I just wrote, have you?


Yeah you wrote an entire paragraph poopooing the concept of buildup for a major pay per view. "People can look it up on the internet" is maybe the worst marketing strategy I've ever heard. I know they aren't in any danger of going out of business because they're a billionaire failson's plaything, but trying to expand a business should be the goal
 
2022-08-15 8:46:15 AM  
TDWCom29:
Yeah you wrote an entire paragraph poopooing the concept of buildup for a major pay per view. "People can look it up on the internet" is maybe the worst marketing strategy I've ever heard. I know they aren't in any danger of going out of business because they're a billionaire failson's plaything, but trying to expand a business should be the goal

AEW wasn't even trying to expand its core operation with Forbidden Door. It wanted to show people that it wasn't the only game in town and was open to working with other companies that already established its own talent. But again, as you don't even farking watch the show you don't have a clue as to what they're trying to do.

Pound sand and stamp your feet insisting that everyone who "nobody knows" must have six weeks of squashes and promos but that just can't happen *for everyone*. They have five hours of first-run TV every week and that's just about the limit of concentration people in today's society can get. "Expanding the business" - that you haven't even defined - runs the risk oversaturating their own market so people have to pick and choose which shows to watch and then "who's that guy" will happen even more.
 
2022-08-15 10:54:29 AM  

sephjnr: TDWCom29: Like the whole buildup to the New Japan AEW crossover. Bringing in a bunch of Japanese guys no one outside of the most dedicated wrestling f ..

Does *everyone* need six weeks of hand-holding with fifteen-minute promos to explain who people coming in are, and how they're baddass? AEW already has two weekly programmes of just squash matches running full-tilt and most of AEW's fandom is more clued up to talent from foreign promotions precisely because this generation has *had* to seek out other promotions owing to WWE being garbage, and the notion that all wrestling has to be spelled out to pander to the noobiest noob for every single person you want to bring in is impractical because that time has to be used for the exisiting talent.

"We're bringing in the best wrestlers from Japan, but don't take our word for it - do your own reading" really is the best that can be done. Just about every wrestling fan has internet access for this, and to give Jim some serious benefit of doubt he still has friends in this industry who are willing to provide him with the sources he can pore over and make his points.

But as explained before Corny acts in bad faith because it's part of his schtick.


I didn't like AEW long before I started listening to cornette.
 
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