In the computer wrestling game that you have become so accustomed to seeing on this site that being Total Extreme Wrestling they have criteria that one has to meet to become a Hall of Famer. I do believe that this should also be the case for the real life Hall of Fame more specifically the WWE and TNA Hall of Fames. I don't necessarily think that there needs to be a committee of people that elects the wrestlers in like we have in other sports even though that'd really be the only way the criteria would be enforced. As for the current Hall of Fame certain people are missing and certain people should have already been inducted, but we can't change that. As far as the criteria take a look below:
- The accomplishments a talent gains during their career should have an impact on how fast they gain entrance into the Hall of Fame. For example, to take from the current roster of talent John Cena should gain entrance into the Hall of Fame before Dean Malenko based on the amount that both men accomplished during there careers.
- The amount of special moment that someone is a part should also have an impact on when they get inducted into the Hall of Fame. Which in my opinion makes the face that The Rock has yet to headline a class alarming and don't even get me started about Owen Hart.
- Having a classic match or holding a championship for a record amount of time should also punch your ticket to the Hall of Fame, because it's something people will remember. For example, people always remember Ricky Steamboat vs Randy Savage from WrestleMania 3 because of the fact that it is a classic match. Also most fans know that the Honky Tonk Man is the longest reigning Intercontinental champion in history. One of these three men are not in the Hall of Fame and even though I do believe all three should be they aren't. Championship reigns even record setting reigns don't carry as much weight as they should when it comes to deciding who is worthy of the Hall of Fame.
- The last criteria in my mind is if they manned a successful gimmick for a long time. Gimmicks have always been a part of wrestling especially in the WWE and there have been a lot of bad gimmicks, but there have also been a lot of good ones. For example, look no further then the greatest gimmick in the history of pro-wrestling The Undertaker and for a bad one Rellik or TL Hopper.