Top 5 Wrestlers Who Are in the WWE Hall of Fame, but Should Not Be

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With only Vince McMahon and other WWE executives having input on who gets inducted into its Hall of Fame, it's no wonder that many of the choices have been questionable. Some of their Hall of Fame wrestlers never rose above the mid-card in the WWE or anywhere else. Take a closer look at the top five wrestlers who are in the WWE Hall of Fame, but should not be.

5. Bob Orton, Jr.

I am a big fan of Bob Orton, going all the way back to his days in Mid-South wrestling. However, I am all but certain that the only reason Orton is in the WWE Hall of Fame is because he took part in the main event of the first Wrestlemania. The only time Orton ever got over with the fans was when he was associated with Roddy Piper.

4. Johnny Rodz

When your own WWE bio states that you lost more matches than you won, you know that maybe you should not be in the Hall of Fame. Admittedly, Rodz is probably in the Hall of Fame more for being a trainer than a wrestler. But even if that is true, I can think of several trainers and instructors who are more worthy of induction than Rodz.

3. Baron Mikel Scicluna

I was born in 1972 and really didn't start following the WWE until the late 1970s when the USA Network started showing Madison Square Garden cards in the middle of the night. Although I missed out on Scicluna's best days, I never hear any fans or experts mention this Hall of Famer when discussing the legendary heels of wrestling.

2. Koko B. Ware

Before joining the WWE, Koko B. Ware was a jobber in Mid-South wrestling. (Of course, so was Shawn Michaels, so I shouldn't hold that against him!) However, Ware was never a good wrestler and was merely a cartoon character at the height of his popularity. For flapping his arms like a bird, Koko B. Ware should not be in the WWE Hall of Fame.

1. Rocky Johnson

For the rest of my life, I will always believe that the only reason the WWE inducted Rocky Johnson into the Hall of Fame in 2008 was as an excuse to get The Rock to participate in the festivities. Johnson was never a top star in the WWE and I even remember him as a jobber. There are 100 wrestlers more worthy than Johnson for the Hall of Fame.

Endnote on WWE Hall of Fame wrestlers

Clearly, this article is only a discussion of "wrestlers" in the WWE Hall of Fame. I think most wrestling fans would agree that the likes of Bob Uecker and Pete Rose are even less deserving of inclusion in the WWE Hall of Fame than any of the men in this article. However, that is a discussion for another time.

Patrick Michael lives in New Orleans and has always been a big fan of pro wrestling. Patrick's favorite wrestling organization was Mid-South Wrestling back in the 1980s.Patrick's favorite wrestling angle of all-time was the NWO and his favorite wrestler was Roddy Piper.


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Updated Sunday, Apr 15, 2012