Randy Orton: Many may be surprised that I haven't included Randy Orton in the actual list of future first-ballot-ers. Orton is one of the very top faces in the industry, has been in some great story-lines, and has put on some great matches. The problem for Orton is that, while John Cena is around, he'll never be the face of the company. If Cena retires first, then Orton will be undoubtedly next in line, but until then, Orton will lack some of the iconic status required for this honor.
Mickie James: 2006 could have been an apocalyptic year for female wrestling: the two top draws of the division, Trish Stratus and Lita, both retired in the same year. Someone needed to step up, and that person was Mickie James, who went on to be hugely popular and carry the division, not to mention winning 5 Women's Championships and becoming one of only four wrestlers to date to be both the Women's Championship and the Divas Championship, all Hall of Fame credentials. Unfortunately, her recent return to TNA will hurt Mickie's chances of any sort of induction, never mind at the first-ballot.
Goldust: Goldust will never be the headline entrant in to the Hall of Fame. His career has never returned to the heights it was at in the 90's when Goldust's unique, asexual character was gaining huge heat and attention from the fans. He became the Intercontinental Champion three times in the 90's when it meant even more than it does now. He was on his way to the top, but a spectacular personal crash ended all that. Nonetheless, his return to the ring at the highest level is genuinely inspiring. He is in the best shape of his life, and an induction by his father would be excellent to see.