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WWE List of Hall of Fame Inductee's Part 2 1995
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The following have been inducted into the Hall of Fame, by year. Names in parenthesis are the wrestlers real names:

1995

Antonino Rocca (Antonino Biasetton). Inducted by Diesel. Posthumous inductee. Antonino was the top superstar in Capital Wrestling Corporation. Antonino was a one-time WWF International Heavyweight Champion and AWA World Heavyweight Champion, he also won several regional NWA Championships.

 

“Big Cat” Ernie Ladd  Inducted by Bobo Brazil. Ladd become one of the sport's most despised villains, stirring up crowds with his cocky and colorful interviews and through the use of his infamous taped thumb. Won several NWA regional titles. A former NFL player who had a successful career in wrestling. Also a member of the WCW Hall of Fame.

 

George “The Animal Steele (William James Myers). Inducted by Doink the Clown. One of the first mega-heel. “The Animal” was wild and unpredictable with green tongue and hairy body and his love for eating turnbuckles. A Member of the Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame.

 

Ivan Putski (Josef Bednarski). Inducted by Scott Putski. “Polish Power” was physically gifted, the former bodybuilder was a one-time WWF Tag Team Champion, also won several regional NWA Tag Team Championships.

 

The Fabulous Moolah (Mary Lillian Ellison). Inducted by Alundra Blayze. The first WWF Women’s Champion. Moolah has won the title 4 times. She also was a two-time NWA World Women’s Champion. Moolah holds the record for the longest single reign, 28 years.

 

The Grand Wizard (Ernie Roth). Imducted by Sgt. Slaughter. Posthumous inductee. Long-time heel manager in WWF known for his colorful hat and clothes. Was one of the first managers to interfere on behalf of his wrestlers. Managed over 28 wrestling which included Killer Kowalski, Ox Baker, Ivan Koloff and Mr. Fuji.

 

Pedro Morales . Inducted by Gorilla Monsoon. Award accepted by Savio Vega. A very popular wrestler, Pedro was a one-time WWWF World Heavyweight Champion lasting almost 3 years, one-time WWWF United States Champion, two-time WWF Intercontinental and the first WWF Triple Crown Champion. Won many regional championships. First Latino to win the World Title.

WWE List of Hall of Fame Inductee's Part I 1993-1994
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List of the Hall of Fame Inductees.Part1.

The following have been inducted into the Hall of Fame, by year. Names in parenthesis are the wrestlers real names:

1993

Andre the Giant (Andre Rene Roussimoff). Andre wasn’t inducted by anyone. Posthumous inductee. He was a one-time WWF Champion and World Tag Team Champion. Was undefeated for nearly 15 years in the WWE. Loved throughout the world.

 

1994

Arnold Skaaland

Inducted by Bob Backlund. Arnold was a one-time WWWF United States Tag Team Champion and a long-time manager to Bob Backlund. Was also a business partner in the Capital Wrestling Corporation (eventually became the WWE).

 

Bobo Brazil

(Houston Harris). Inducted by Ernie Ladd. Bobo was a four-time WWWF United States Champion, one-time NWA United States Heavyweight Champion. He also held over thirty NWA regional titles.

 

“Nature Boy” Buddy Rogers

(Herman G. Rohde Jr). Inducted by Bret Hart. Posthumous inductee. Rogers was a one-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion and the first WWWF World Heavyweight Champion. He also held various Tag Team Titles and individual Titles with various wrestling organizations.

 

Chief Jay Strongbow

(Joe Scarpa). Inducted by Tatanka. Strongbow was a four-time WWWF/WWF World Tag Team Champion. Held several NWA Florida titles.

 

“Classy” Freddie Blassie

Inducted by Regis Philbin. Freddie held over thirty NWA regional championships. A long time manager in WWF. He managed some of the greatest wrestlers of the 70’s and 80’s (Hulk Hogan, Jessie Ventura, Iron Sheik to name a few).

 

Gorilla Monsoon

(Robert Marella). Inducted by Jim Ross. Gorilla was a two-time WWWF United States Tag Team Champion. A former WWF announcer and on-screen President.

 

James Dudley

Inducted by Vince McMahon. James was the first African American to run a major arena in the United States (Turner‘s Arena in Washington, DC). On a side note, Dudley played nine years in the Negro League.

 

WWE Hall of Fame
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The WWE Hall of Fame is devoted to members of the wrestling community and select celebrities who have help promote or worked for the company in any capacity. Members have included wrestlers, managers and promoters, from the roster of WWWF/WWF/WWE and outside the company. But, it should be noted, that while members might not have ever performed for the company, the WWE did purchase WCW and ECW, and the video libraries of NWA, AWA and World Class Championship Wrestling. There are also celebrities inducted into the Hall of Fame who have played a part in past WrestleMania’s, or other television events.

At present, there is no facility for the Hall of Fame. The company has been storing wrestling memorabilia in a warehouse for decades. All items have been categorized and dated in case a facility is created.

Selection to the Hall of Fames is not done by a voting process as there is no voting committee. It starts and ends with the owner of the WWE Vince McMahon. If you are not in the good graces of Vince, the chances are you will not be inducted no matter how great a wrestler you were. For instance “Macho Man” Randy Savage. You can not be inducted if you are presently working for another wrestling promotion. Wrestlers such as Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair were inducted before they decided to wrestle with Total Non-Stop Wrestling. Wrestlers families, such as Owen Hart‘s, do not want anything to do with the WWE and have refused to have him inducted.

The WWE started the Hall of Fame on February 1, 1993, on Monday Night Raw, as a way to honor wrestling megastar Andre the Giant. Andre had passed away five days earlier and the WWWF wanted a way to pay its respects to one of its stars. To pay their respects, the WWWF produced a video highlight of Andre’s career. It was Andre’s death that caused the creation of the WWE Hall of Fame. From 1993-1996, the wrestling superstars were inducted into the Hall of Fame. With the exception of Andre the Giants induction, which was on Raw, no others were tape for showing on TV.

WWE resumed the Hall of Fame in 2004, which was to coincide with WrestleMania XX. This ceremony was not broadcasted on television, it was released on the WrestleMania DVD. The broadcasting of the Hall of Fame began in 2005, with only the last few inductions being televised on Spike TV (2005), and USA network (2006-present). They were aired on tape delay. The Hall of Fame ceremony, in its entire form, has been included with the WrestleMania DVD set since 2005.

There are currently 113 inductees of which 90 members have been inducted individually, six tag teams have been inducted, one stable, the four horsemen, and one family has been inducted. Sixteen members have been inducted posthumously. The Von Erichs were inducted as a family, while The Funks, The Brisco’s, The Valiants and The Samoans were inducted as tag teams. Ric Flair is the only wrestler to be inducted twice, as a singles wrestler in 2005, and as a member of the four horsemen in 2012.

Next Week the we start a 13 part list of HOF Inductees.

 

Wrestling News - Following three will be inducted into the WWE HOF
Category: Wrestling
Tags: Ultimate Warrior Jake

The following will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame:

Ultimate Warrior

Jake "the Snake" Roberts

Lita

 

there will be more announcements in the future

CM Punk "Has Left the Building" BREAKING NEWS
Category: Wrestling
Tags: WWE CM Punk

There are rumors circulating, from reliable sources, that CM Punk has told Vince McMahon he is going home even though his contract expires in July 2014. CM Punks name has been taken off of all house shows, and Raw and Smackdown. As it looks now he might not be in this years WrestleMania.

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