With the Royal Rumble now out of the way, the WWE is officially on the Road to WrestleMania. The most exciting time of the year for the company, huge storylines and conflicts come to a head as everything builds towards the 'Grandest Stage of Them All.'
One of the traditional aspects of WrestleMania season is the Hall of Fame ceremony. Since returning as an annual event in 2004, some of the biggest names in WWE history have been inducted, including Hulk Hogan, Shawn Michaels, Steve Austin and Bret Hart.
However, many wrestling fans continue to question the validity of the Hall of Fame when it also contains such luminaries as Drew Carey, Koko B. Ware and Pete Rose.
The announcement of the class of 2013 has got off to a great start; Mick Foley, Bob Backlund and Trish Stratus are fully deserving of their places in the Hall of Fame, and hopefully the rest of the inductees are of a similar pedigree.
Seeing these retrospective videos got me thinking as to which currently active WWE alumni could one day join their illustrious peers, and served as the basis for this article.
Here are the all-but-guaranteed Hall of Famers on the current WWE roster (including part-time performers), ranked by how soon they are likely to be wearing the coveted gold ring and why they deserve to be there.