WWE: Top 5 Predictions for the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2013

Bleacher ReportAnalyst IFebruary 5, 2012

WWE: Top 5 Predictions for the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2013

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    The WWE Hall of Fame class of 2012 ceremony is less than two months away, and with so many deserving inductees such as The Four Horsemen, Edge and Mike Tyson, the Internet wrestling community is already speculating on who will be inducted in next year's Hall of Fame ceremony.

    Throughout the esteemed history of the WWE, there are many iconic superstars that have carved their niche and deserve their place among this list of legendary performers.  

    Here are the top five predictions for the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2013, from No. 5 to No. 1.

5. Mick Foley

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    The “Hardcore Legend” himself, Mick Foley should be given the green light for next year's Hall of Fame induction.  

    A three-time WWE Champion, Foley has been at the top of the of the mountain, and for over 20 years he has put his body, his mind and his heart into the business of professional wrestling that he adores so much.  

    The bigger question on wrestling fans' minds would be whether it would be just Foley himself or his other alter egos—Mankind, Cactus Jack and Dude Love—that would be included as well.

4. Rick Rude

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    “Ravishing” Rick Rude is one of the most well-known and greatest heels that the WWE has ever produced.  

    Rude is a former WWE Intercontinental Champion, and he's held numerous singles championships in his tenure with World Championship Wrestling.  

    Rude brought a new level to the classic heel blueprint, and he wowed his female fans with a chiseled body that few wrestlers in the WWE could compete with.  

    He was also one of the hardest-working wrestlers in the ring; Rude could literally work a great match with anyone. Rick Rude deserves his spot in the WWE Hall of Fame, and it should be in the class of 2013.

3. The Undertaker

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    If the WWE had a ballot voting system for induction into the Hall of Fame, then The Undertaker would be a first ballot Hall of Famer, no question.  

    For over 22 years, The Undertaker has competed in some of the greatest matches in WWE history.  He is a seven-time world champion and the winner of the 2007 Royal Rumble.

    In addition to those accolades, The Undertaker has amassed an impressive WrestleMania streak of 19-0, and at this year's event, he will no doubt make it 20-0.  The Undertaker is worthy of gracing the hallowed halls of the WWE's Hall of Fame.

2. Paul Heyman

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    The father of the most controversial, most extreme wrestling promotion in pro wrestling history, Extreme Championship Wrestling, Paul Heyman had taken a fledgling independent company and made it a national phenomenon.  

    Heyman brought hardcore wrestling to the forefront, and he gave the WWE and WCW some very stiff competition in the time of the most prosperous era of professional wrestling, the Attitude Era.  

    He gave some of the greatest WWE superstars in history their start in ECW and made them household names—Eddie Guerrero, Chris Benoit and Chris Jericho, just to name a few.  

    Paul Heyman was indeed a pioneer in professional wrestling, and he should be recognized for his contributions with an induction to the WWE Hall of Fame.

    And now, the No. 1 prediction for the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2013...

1. Randy Savage

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    An induction to the WWE Hall of Fame would be a small tribute compared to the massive contributions that Randy Savage has given to the world of professional wrestling.  

    To say that Savage is a legend in this business would be an understatement.  

    Savage is a two-time WWE Champion, a former Intercontinental Champion and has held the WCW World Heavyweight Championship on four separate occasions.  

    He was truly one of the most technically sound wrestlers in the business and, indubitably, the most charismatic superstar in pro wrestling history.  

    It would be the crime of the century if Randy Savage does not get into next year's WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony.  Randy Savage was truly an icon, and he'll always be in the thoughts of professional wrestling fans.