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So i get an email from WWE shilling the monday night war DVD and...WWE hall of fame tix for March 13th, and i was thinking...the hell? Did they just puke this up? i don't ever remember hearing anything about this. I wonder who will get inducted. i always hear JR say, "his WWF (E) hall of fame career is only getting better" or something along those lines. sorry if this was obvious or has been discussed, it's new to me. i think Bret Hart should be the man of the night, let's hope so...



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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.05
It would be a nice gesture. Bret deserves it.

Too bad Stu/Owen/Davey cannot be there to enjoy it.



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.27
    Originally posted by Staplegun
    So i get an email from WWE shilling the monday night war DVD and...WWE hall of fame tix for March 13th, and i was thinking...the hell? Did they just puke this up? i don't ever remember hearing anything about this. I wonder who will get inducted. i always hear JR say, "his WWF (E) hall of fame career is only getting better" or something along those lines. sorry if this was obvious or has been discussed, it's new to me. i think Bret Hart should be the man of the night, let's hope so...


WWE has asked Bret if he's willing to do it, but Bret's noncommital. He says he's worried he'll get choked up.

Jesse Ventura, Billy Graham, & Bobby Heenan are expected to be inducted, though.




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Why Jesse, honestly? Awful wrestler, good heel announcer, but come on. What major contribution did he make? You can't put him in the Hall of Fame for becoming the Governor years later...

(edited by Hogan's My Dad on 12.2.04 0828)


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As much as I love Jesse the Announcer, you do bring up a very valid point, HMD. Heenen did more than him. He was the top manager for awhile.

I wonder if they could introduce a WCW section to the hall of fame. I'm assuming it won't be a phyical building, but perhaps a website committed to it would be nice.
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.26
    Originally posted by Dexley's Midnight Jogger
    I'm assuming it won't be a phyical building, but perhaps a website committed to it would be nice.


I forget the source, but I read somewhere once that there is a section of Titan Towers (I'm thinking part of the entryway, but I could be making that up) that has a list of the Hall of Fame nominees or some such.
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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.12
    Originally posted by Hogan's My Dad
    Why Jesse, honestly? Awful wrestler, good heel announcer, but come on. What major contribution did he make? You can't put him in the Hall of Fame for becoming the Governor years later...

    (edited by Hogan's My Dad on 12.2.04 0828)

Well he sure did more than James Dudley, who was inducted....wasn't he the McMahons limo driver or something?

Anyway, it's a shame that WWE has let the Hall of Fame sit around for YEARS and not inducting anyone. It'd be nice if they could do some presentation every two years or something.



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    Originally posted by geemoney
    Anyway, it's a shame that WWE has let the Hall of Fame sit around for YEARS and not inducting anyone. It'd be nice if they could do some presentation every two years or something.


Hey that sounds pretty good. I wish it was every year like they orginally did. It has been a long time since the Hall of Fame was around. Wasn't the last cermony around 93 or 94? Man talk about clean, dusting, and cobwebs on this sucker. *LOL*



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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.50
    Originally posted by Hogan's My Dad
    Why Jesse, honestly? Awful wrestler, good heel announcer, but come on. What major contribution did he make? You can't put him in the Hall of Fame for becoming the Governor years later...

    (edited by Hogan's My Dad on 12.2.04 0828)


I'd put Jesse in there for the same reason JR should eventually be there: For a long time, Jesse was the voice of the WWF. His announcing was one of the most memorable things about the company during their boom in the 80's.

Having said that, I'm sure the reason they're inducting him is more because of his fame in later years than his work as an announcer. I just think he deserves to be part of the 'hall', regardless.



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How can Vince have a Hall of Fame that doesn't include Bruno Sammartino?
For that reason it is all a sham.
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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.12
    Originally posted by GeeW
    How can Vince have a Hall of Fame that doesn't include Bruno Sammartino?
    For that reason it is all a sham.

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Of course their hall of fame is a sham. It's not meant to be a who's who, or anything like it -- just a bunch of people whom Vince wants to honor at any given moment.

Bruno, Bret and Hogan would be in there, of course. So would about a dozen other people who have burned their bridges with Vince at one time or another (Roddy Piper comes to mind off the top of my head.)

Sadly, there will never be a 'serious' H of F for pro wrestling unless someone unaffiliated with WWE that has a bit of money to burn could start it up.



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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.25
    Originally posted by GeeW
    How can Vince have a Hall of Fame that doesn't include Bruno Sammartino?
    For that reason it is all a sham.


According to our illustrious leader, that's no longer a matter of Vince being petty and just Sammartino holding a grudge, which, based on comments I've heard from Sammartino in recent years, seems likely to me.
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    Originally posted by geemoney
    Well he sure did more than James Dudley, who was inducted....wasn't he the McMahons limo driver or something?
I love how, without fail, we always get a post from somebody in EVERY Hall of Fame thread that crops up here (and other places) who tries to score some cheap points with a "McMahon's limo driver" crack.

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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.26
    Originally posted by CANADIAN BULLDOG
    Sadly, there will never be a 'serious' H of F for pro wrestling unless someone unaffiliated with WWE that has a bit of money to burn could start it up.


Do you count this as serious? (pwhf.org)



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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.50
    Originally posted by King Of Crap
      Originally posted by CANADIAN BULLDOG
      Sadly, there will never be a 'serious' H of F for pro wrestling unless someone unaffiliated with WWE that has a bit of money to burn could start it up.


    Do you count this as serious? (pwhf.org)


Serious, sure, but is it really recognized? I mean, no offense, but I would say that 90 % of the wrestlers out there would take a WWE Hall of Fame honor over that one, if for no other reason that because it's the only major wrestling group out there anymore.

I was just looking at this site, and by the board members and by the criteria they use, it is very much `serious', so I apologize for the language on that... I just mean something that can be universaly recognized as a true 'Hall of Fame' for the business. That's all I meant.



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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.27
    Originally posted by GeeW
    How can Vince have a Hall of Fame that doesn't include Bruno Sammartino?
    For that reason it is all a sham.


Vince wants to include Bruno. Vince has spent the past couple years trying to make amends with some of those he's split from (Hart, Graham). Bruno wants nothing to do with it.




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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.26
I don't give a fuck, I'm not affiliated in any way with the place.

Was just wondering what you thought of it.

I do agree that wrestlers would take the WWE HoF over that one, because most people haven't heard of that one.



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    Originally posted by CRZ
      Originally posted by geemoney
      Well he sure did more than James Dudley, who was inducted....wasn't he the McMahons limo driver or something?
    I love how, without fail, we always get a post from somebody in EVERY Hall of Fame thread that crops up here (and other places) who tries to score some cheap points with a "McMahon's limo driver" crack.

    Had there been no James Dudley, the WWF possibly wouldn't exist as it does today. - Vince McMahon

    http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/ archives/cheap/2002/cheap0222.html



Umm...Okay. I guess I haven't been around long enough to see every other Hall of Fame thread with the limo driver cracks.

I just remember hearing that he was their limo driver. Sorry.



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#20 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.96
Current WWF(E) Hall of Famers (with induction year, plucked from Wrestling-Titles.com)
Andre the Giant [1993]
Antonino Rocca [1995]
Arnold Skaaland [1994]
Baron Mikel Scicluna [1996]
Bobo Brazil [1994]
Buddy Rogers [1994]
Captain Lou Albano [1996]
Chief Jay Strongbow [1994]
Classy Freddie Blassie [1994]
Ernie Ladd [1995]
The Fabulous Moolah [1995]
George "The Animal" Steele [1995]
Gorilla Monsoon [1994]
The Grand Wizard [1995]
Ivan Putski [1995]
James Dudley [1994]
Jimmy Snuka [1996]
Jimmy Valiant [1996]
Johnny Rodz [1996]
Johnny Valiant [1996]
Killer Kowalski [1996]
Pat Patterson [1996]
Pedro Morales [1995]
Vincent J. McMahon [1996]



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