WWE Claim to Fame: Which Superstars are Worthy of Hall of Fame Inductions? | Smark Out Moment

Welcome to CLAIM TO FAME — a list of the current superstars on the WWE roster framed in the context of whether or not they would be worthy of entering the Hall of Fame if they were to retire today and not be able to add anything more to their legacy.

This is not a ranking of their spot on the card, nor my personal preferences of whether or not I like the performer. Rather, it's my best attempt at guessing each wrestler's value in relation to being inducted and immortalized as "one of the greats" in WWE history.

Do they have a claim to fame, or are they still working on achieving enough to qualify?

This list was last updated on 10/17/2022.

NXT and NXT UK stars might be added in the future.

A. Definitely

Explanation: These wrestlers are guaranteed first-ballot Hall of Famers to come. They are already spoken of as being legendary and it's just a matter of time before they are headlining a class.

AJ Styles
Alexa Bliss
Asuka
Bayley
Becky Lynch
Bianca Belair
Bobby Lashley
Bray Wyatt
Brock Lesnar
Charlotte Flair
Cody Rhodes
Daniel Bryan
Dolph Ziggler
Drew McIntyre
The Hardy Boyz
John Cena
Kevin Owens
The Miz
Naomi
Natalya
The New Day (Big E, Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods)
Nia Jax
Randy Orton
Rey Mysterio
Roman Reigns
Paul Heyman
R-Truth
Sami Zayn
Sasha Banks
Seth Rollins
Sheamus
The Usos

B. Most Likely

Explanation: These wrestlers will probably get in, but it's not a sure thing. They may have to wait a while or be inducted as part of a group in order to secure a spot. It will likely happen, but it's not going to be a certainty and WWE will be in no rush to put them in there.

Baron Corbin
Butch (Pete Dunne)
Carmella
Finn Balor
Gunther
Maryse
Matt Riddle
MVP
Nikki Cross / Nikki A.S.H.
Rhea Ripley
Shelton Benjamin
Shinsuke Nakamura
The Street Profits
Tamina

C. 50/50 Shot

Explanation: This is a toss-up. Maybe they will, maybe they won't. Enough oddball inductees have happened and there are plenty of people who still aren't in the Hall of Fame, so you never know.

Akira Tozawa
Apollo Crews
Chad Gable
Damian Priest
Dana Brooke
Iyo Sky
Jinder Mahal
Johnny Gargano
Liv Morgan
Mandy Rose
Robert Roode
Tommaso Ciampa

D. Probably Not

Explanation: Sadly, these wrestlers will have a hard time trying to get into the Hall of Fame for various reasons. In some cases, it's just that WWE continually refused to push them, so they must not have been favorites enough backstage to get that honor. Others haven't accomplished much, weren't incredibly popular, or any number of negatives (or combination of those factors) and that makes them very unlikely to get inducted unless some drastic changes happen. Keep in mind that this is not my personal preference, nor my wishes. It's my best guess of how WWE views them.

Ashante "Thee" Adonis
B-Fab
Cedric Alexander
Commander Azeez
Drew Gulak
Elias / Ezekiel
Humberto Carrillo
Lacey Evans
Mace
Otis Dozovic
Ricochet
Sonya Deville
Top Dolla
Zelina Vega

???. Unknown / Null

Explanation: These wrestlers are ones I can't quite judge yet in any fair way. They might be far too new to have anything to assess, positive or negative, or they just haven't been given a proper chance to fail or succeed and have potential to go both ways depending on how the wind blows.

Aliyah
Austin Theory
Candice LeRae
Dakota Kai
Dexter Lumis
Dominik Mysterio
Gable Steveson
Giovanni Vinci
The Good Brothers
Karrion Kross and Scarlett
Legado del Fantasma (Santos Escobar, Cruz Del Toro, Joaquin Wilde)
Ludwig Kaiser
Mansoor
Maxxine Dupri
Omos
Raquel Rodriguez
Rick Boogs
Ridge Holland
Shotzi Blackheart
Solo Sikoa
T-Bar
The Viking Raiders
Xia Li

How would you rank these superstars?
Drop your thoughts in the comments below!

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