10 Wrestlers You Will Never See In WWE Hall Of Fame

The Ultimate Warrior made his way back in. These guys won't.

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There is no strict set for criteria for WWE Hall of Fame induction.

It's a place where Koko B. Ware and The Godfather rub shoulders with Steve Austin and Shawn Michaels. Most decorated, revered performers will find their way in their someday, with the likes of The Undertaker, John Cena, and Triple H all shoe-ins once they step away from the squared circle entirely, though the presence of Koko and co. opens the door for loyal midcarders as well.

Championships and other accolades aren't always a requirement, making it hard to rule any tenured wrestler out. In addition, the likes of Nick Bockwinkel and Verne Gagne prove that you doesn't need to have worked for Vince McMahon for an extended period either, while The Ultimate Warrior, one of the sport's biggest bridge-burners, was inducted as well. There's hope for CM Punk yet.

So what gets a wrestler eliminated from Hall of Fame contention entirely? Find out within, though each of the performers we're about to cover definitely left a body of work or a list of accomplishments worthy of a spot. They'll just never get there. In some cases, this might be for the best...

10. Scott Steiner

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Scott Steiner, in the most Scott Steiner fashion imaginable, shared his thoughts on the WWE Hall of Fame during an appearance on Dave Penzer's Sitting Ringside podcast:-

“First off, where in the f*ck is the Hall Of Fame? How can you be in the Hall Of Fame if it doesn’t exist? It exists in Vince’s mind. Do I give a f*ck if I rent space in Vince’s mind? F*ck no, I don’t give a f*ck what he thinks. So I don’t care if I’m in the Hall Of Fame because it’s a f*cking joke because it don’t exist."

The same interview saw 'Big Poppa Pump' call Triple H a "legitimate p*ssy" and a "mark who wants to beat everyone." In 2018 he called Stephanie McMahon a "c*nt" while speaking with WhatCulture's Simon Miller. History is littered with other examples of him tearing into WWE, its hierarchy, and his failed 2002-2004 run there.

To summarise: Scott Steiner isn't going in the WWE Hall of Fame because he is Scott Steiner. If he were wired differently then he'd be a likely candidate for dual nomination, as he's a former WCW World Champion and the Steiner Brothers were a legendary tandem, but alas.

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Andy has been with WhatCulture for six years and is currently WhatCulture's Senior Wrestling Reporter. A writer, presenter, and editor with 10+ years of experience in online media, he has been a sponge for all wrestling knowledge since playing an old Royal Rumble 1992 VHS to ruin in his childhood. Having previously worked for Bleacher Report, Andy specialises in short and long-form writing, video presenting, voiceover acting, and editing, all characterised by expert wrestling knowledge and commentary. Andy is as much a fan of 1985 Jim Crockett Promotions as he is present-day AEW and WWE - just don't make him choose between the two.