The WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony is one of the most anticipated WrestleMania-based events. It only comes second to WrestleMania itself and simply attending the event is considered a huge honor. Every wrestler who makes their way into WWE dreams that they will one day make a big enough name for themselves so that the can sit on that coveted list alongside the individuals who inspired them to get to where they are today.
Looking at the current roster of Superstars, it may not be easy to see what the future holds for the Hall of Fame. Of course, we have some wrestlers that are guaranteed shoo-ins for the award; those names include the likes of Randy Orton, Chris Jericho, Big Show, Kane, and John Cena. But once you get passed those names, it becomes a little harder to pinpoint exactly who can and will be considered one of the greatest wrestlers of this era.
Everyone has their own opinions about what qualifies an individual for such an honor. If there is one thing that can be said, those who make it into the Hall of Fame spend their entire lives pouring blood, sweat, and tears into our entertainment. We admire these people and we will forever be grateful for everything they bring and leave in that ring on a nightly basis. But will all of our favorites end up being honored for the rest of time? Or will some of their careers fall short enough for them to end up pushed aside?
We took a look at the current active roster in order to analyze a total of 20 wrestlers and tag teams, and their chances of ending up in the Hall of Fame. This list will not include individuals already listed as sure-fire entrants, nor will it include people such as Triple H and Daniel Bryan (both are also sure-fire entrants anyway), who spend the majority of their time on the show in an authoritative position. The list is also not in any sort of specified order and just because we did not include certain wrestlers on the list, it does not mean we do not feel they will eventually make their way into the Hall of Fame.
20 The Usos: Yes
As members of professional wrestling's royal bloodline, it can be assumed that Jimmy and Jey Uso will one day sit alongside their father in the Hall of Fame. If our prediction is correct, it is all but guaranteed that they will be inducted as the team "The Usos," rather than being inducted individually. This only makes sense considering the fact that the chances of them splitting up and going down different paths in the singles division is very rare and, quite frankly, too late at his point. Even when they are in individual matches, those are based off of the team's current story line.
19 Mark Henry: Maybe
Mark Henry has definitely made a name for himself in the WWE. That name was Sexual Chocolate. He went over with fans during that time, but he has spent that majority of his career in the lower mid-card, which makes sense because other than his size, he's never had much of a "wow factor" about him.
Regardless of the fact that he is a WWE lifer, it isn't all that likely that we'll see him end up in the Hall of Fame. It isn't the fact that we don't think he deserves it, it's just the fact that he's going to be one of those wrestlers who will constantly go overlooked as an inductee.
At the same time, the WWE should acknowledge his commitment and loyalty to the company which spanned over two decades, along with the fact that he won a World Heavyweight Championship which solidified his career in the eyes of many as a future Hall of Fame inductee.
18 Goldust: Yes
Another WWE lifer, this is one we feel will definitely make it into the Hall of Fame. Although the legacy he will leave behind is nowhere near the level that his father Dusty Rhodes left, it has definitely had an impact on the WWE.
17 Bray Wyatt: Maybe
At the very most, Bray Wyatt has a 50/50 shot of ever ending up in the Hall of Fame. Even if you love him, you cannot sit there and try to tell us that he is much of a priority to the WWE. This entry honestly depends entirely on what the future will hold for him within the company; but if he were to stay on the same track he is currently on, that "maybe" would quickly turn into a hard "no."
16 The New Day: Yes
Since The New Day are a mere month and a half away from becoming the longest reigning Tag Team Champions in WWE history (Demolition currently holds that spot with 478 days), it's pretty likely that the trio will end up with a spot in the Hall of Fame.
15 Nikki Bella: Maybe, with Brie
Unlike her sure-fire future Hall of Fame boyfriend, Nikki Bella's status as an inductee is not as guaranteed. At the most, WWE may induct her if they choose to honor her and her twin-sister Brie together.
14 Finn Bálor: Yes
Finn Bálor has been a fan favorite ever since he was the face of NXT and even with him being out for such a long time with such a serious injury, he remains as such. It doesn't matter when he returns, you can be sure that the entire arena and everyone watching at home will mark out unlike they have in a very long time.
13 Dolph Ziggler: No
There are many fans within the WWE who would not hesitate to say that Dolph Ziggler deserves a future spot in the Hall of Fame, but the general consensus is that it's not going to happen. Even with his list of accomplishments and the fact that he doesn't disappoint as a face, a heel, in the ring, or on the mic; WWE has shown us that his place within the company is not valued nearly as much as it should be.
12 Brock Lesnar: Yes
The man who broke The Undertaker's undefeated streak at WrestleMania is not going to be left out of the Hall of Fame. Look at all the people that Lesnar has faced and defeated and all of the accomplishments he has made during his time in the WWE.
11 Cesaro: No
Another deserving wrestler who is not likely to have this honor bestowed upon them is Cesaro. He is pretty much in the exact same position as Dolph Ziggler, except the WWE fans are not yet starting to grow tired of Cesaro the way they seemed to be with Ziggler earlier this year. That does not make his chances at being given one of those rings any more likely, though. In fact, he is even more likely to not end up in the Hall of Fame because his list of accomplishments in the WWE is actually less impressive than Ziggler's.
10 The Miz: Maybe
If you look over all the championships and accomplishments he has during his time with the WWE and then combine that with the fact that The Miz took on strange roles in the company such as SmackDown's "host," it's easy to understand why we feel like The Miz has a higher chance of getting inducted into the Hall of Fame than guys like Cesaro and Ziggler.
9 Charlotte: Yes
The daughter of Ric Flair is more than likely going to make it into the Hall of Fame based off of her name alone. If you add in the fact that Charlotte has been dominating ever since she joined the main roster, and that she main evented at Hell in a Cell in the first ever women's Hell in a Cell match, you've got the perfect recipe for a future Hall of Famer.
8 Sami Zayn: No
Sami Zayn is one of the most over and loved wrestlers on WWE's roster right now, so this is one of those answers that we're not happy about admitting. But when we look at what the WWE has done with Zayn since he came up to the main roster and where it seems like they're heading with him, we can't help but feel like he could be the next Dolph Ziggler or Zack Ryder.
7 Sasha Banks: Yes
Given the fact that Sasha Banks was the other competitor in WWE's first ever women's Hell in a Cell match, we know that The Boss already has a spot in the Hall of Fame with her name on it. When you make history in the WWE the way Charlotte and Sasha did, you know that your name will forever be engraved into the minds of wrestlers and fans alike.
6 Enzo and Big Cass: Maybe
These two are also some of the most over Superstars that WWE has at the moment and that's thanks to how much fun fans have when they come out to the ring. They're very similar to The New Day in that sense, which is exactly why they're listed as a maybe here.
5 Seth Rollins: Yes
Being called the modern-day Shawn Michaels is basically the equivalent of handing that person their future Hall of Fame ring right then and there. It's very hard to argue the fact that Rollins is a guaranteed future Hall of Famer, even given the controversy that he's been involved with since he started with the WWE.
4 Roman Reigns: Yes
A lot of people are going to hate seeing him on this list as a "yes," but even the biggest Roman Reigns haters would have a hard time denying that "The Guy" is going to end up in the Hall of Fame. Just like his cousins, The Usos, his bloodline is more than enough to qualify him as a future Hall of Famer when looking at past inductees. He was also a member of arguably one of the best stables in WWE's modern day history: The Shield.
3 Dean Ambrose: Yes
Dean Ambrose has been losing some of his popularity in the WWE recently, but that doesn't do much to sway our answer away from a yes when it comes to him. His chances of being inducted into the Hall of Fame are high and unless something major happens to derail everything he's made for himself, he's a sure-fire inductee.
2 A.J. Styles: Yes
The only reason that The Phenomenal One would not end up in the Hall of Fame is if WWE decided not to induct him because of the fact that he made such a huge name for himself before being signed by them. However, considering Sting is in there all thanks to everything he accomplished before the WWE, we can promise you that Styles has this one in the bag.
1 Kevin Owens: Yes
Much like a few of the other wrestlers we gave a yes, Owens has accomplished so much in the two years that he's been with the WWE that we're comfortable giving him a "yes." One of those accomplishments is that he is — hands down — one of the best heels in WWE right now, if not one of the best wrestlers all around on the current roster.
He's likely to stay very comfortable in the main event picture for a long time to come and as long as he keeps bringing everything he brings now (or even more), there's no way that Owens won't end up in the Hall of Fame once he finally decides to retire. The only logical reason that this would not happen is if WWE's creative team really screws his career up. Even then, we're pretty sure that Owens is great enough to make anything work for himself.
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