10 Non-Wrestlers Who Need To Be In The WWE Hall Of Fame

It's not just grapplers who deserve a spot amongst the immortals.


Wrestling isn't just about the wrestlers.

Sure, watching big, jacked up guys (and gals) knock each other silly for fifteen minutes is a lot of fun, but sometimes it's what happens outside the ring that keeps us hooked.

Wrestling history is full of managers, commentators, backstage interviewers, referees and other non-wrestling figures who have made a huge impact on the business. And what happens if a wrestler makes a huge impact on the business? Well, if they haven't tried to sue the company for concussion damages, then they usually end up in the WWE Hall of Fame.

"Mean" Gene Okerlund, Bobby Heenan, Jim Ross - these are just some of the big non-wrestling personalities that already sit deservedly in WWE's hallowed hall, but there are plenty of other non-grappling folk that deserve an induction.

The following ten names have contributed to the wrestling business in a big way without ever being a full-time wrestler. Some have stepped into the ring occasionally, but that was never their primary role.

Also, this is being written before the 2019 Hall of Fame class is announced, so Sod's Law dictates that at least three of these people will be named for the Hall the day after it's published. Call it prescience.


Jacob Simmons has a great many passions, including professional wrestling, music, watching random clips from The Simpsons on YouTube at 3am and writing about himself in the third person.