How many songs have Hogan, Austin, or Flair had written about them? Sputnik Monroe isn't a HOFer? Come on man….
Sputnik was a legend in Tennessee and did some amazing things for the black wrestling fans, but I don't think he's a Hall of Fame guy outside of that territory. Certainly not in the ring.
Let me direct you to a DVD called Memphis Heat that's incredibly hard to find now but helps to tell his story: