These guys barely missed the cut.
Superstar Graham: One of the first cool bad guys. According to Graham, Ivan Koloff was to turn on him setting up for a fan favorite run title run for Superstar. It was not meant to be, as Vince Sr. already promised the belt to Bob Backlund. One can see the Superstar in many of the past and present wrestlers today, such as Jesse Ventura, Hulk Hogan, HHH, and Stone Cold.
HHH - Barely missed the cut. Many criticize the Game for using backstage influence, but HHH has worked his tail off to get in his position.
The Ultimate Warrior - Had he not been so greedy, he could have been the torch bearer in the 1990's.
Demolition - Once thought of as Road Warrior rip-offs, became one the greatest, if not the greatest tag team in WWF history.
Honky Tonk Man - longest reigning I-C champion.
Pedro Morales - Another overlooked legend. Was the first Triple Crown champion in an era where it was extremely difficult to become one. The first four Triple Crown champions had merit. Nowadays with the titles moving around as much as they do, the Triple Crown really means nothing.
Ted DiBiase: A world title or I-C title run could have put him on the list.
Chris Benoit and Eddie Guerrero: Great technicians taken from the fans too soon.
Edge and John Cena: Let's take a look later in their careers.
Ric Flair and "Mr. Perfect" Curt Hennig: A little more success in other organizations, had good runs in the WWF but not able to make the list.