The Jerry Lynn post response got me thinking. The Honky Tonk Man was a decent wrestler, drew money (I think), and is the greatest IC champ of all time – just ask him and he’ll tell you. Should he be in the HOF? If so, why isn’t he – burned bridges?
In order to go in and make the "pension" off it, you have to sign a restrictive deal that limits the dates and appearances you can do, which is why so many guys are hesitant to do so. Honky has always been upfront about saying that he’s been asked several times, but doesn’t want to give up the fairly-lucrative touring business he’s still got going on, even at his age. So hey, good for him.