Yesterday The Dan LeBatard Show with Stugotz (790theticket.com) had Hacksaw Jim Duggan on. He talked about his Hall of Fame induction and they made some jokes about how his 2x4 should also get into the Hall of Fame.
That led to the guys spending a huge chunk of the show talking about which props from the world of wrestling would make it into a hypothetical Wrestling Prop Hall of Fame. Pretty fun show overall, although I felt that LeBatard was just plain wrong on some things. For example, Dan would put in Macho Man's feather boa but would leave out the Road Warriors' shoulder pads. They also talked about a hypothetical Wrestling Body Part Hall of Fame (which, if you've ever heard the show, is typical of their sense of humor).
So. What would YOU put in? My lists (which includes some stuff they mentioned):
Wrestling Prop Hall of Fame: Hacksaw's 2x4 Jake's snake, Damien Road Warriors' shoulder pads Bret Hart's shades Cornette's tennis racket Undertaker's urn (LeBatard somehow said no to this) Mr. Perfect's gum DiBiase's Million Dollar belt Razor Ramon's toothpick Al Snow's Head The Mountie's shock stick Johnny B. Badd's Badd Blaster*
Wrestling Body Part Hall of Fame: The Rock's eyebrow George Steele's tongue Hogan's pythons Lex Luger's steel-plated forearm Bam Bam Bigelow's head
Jimmy Hart's megaphone, Mr. Fuji's cane, Paul E. Dangerously's cell phone....really, just about any well-known manager's trademark foreign object
"It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone." --- Bart Giamatti, on baseball
Originally posted by J. KyleHow could you forget Bob Orton's cast?
I couldn't decide whether it should be in the Prop HoF or the Body Part HoF... so I put it in neither.
The LeBatard guys inducted Jimmy Hart's megaphone and "a foreign object" which I thought was clever. They also came up with Piper's coconut (although there was argument over if it should be Piper's or Snuka's), Hogan's torn shirt, and a neck brace - Bobby Heenan's, not Andy Kaufman's.
Is Hip Hop Rikishi too new school for his ass to be inducted into the Body Part HoF? What about Mr. Ass? Or hell, Vince McMahon's ass (of The Kiss My Ass Club fame) might garner some votes. I promise I'm not intentionally trying to turn this into the Wrestling Ass Hall of Fame.
In a somewhat related story, there is a rumor going around that Tampa Bay may end up getting the actual HOF. It would sorta make sense since a lot of wrestlers live there and it would be easy them to do signings there. FCW is also there as well. Personally, I would do it in New York or just buy the Pontiac Silverdome if its still for sale and turn it into a HOF as well as maybe a current place for one of the big four. I would add the following:
A few of Miss Elizabeth's dresses King Macho Man's crown Shawn's heartbreak kid outfit Flair's mink coat The Horsemen Limo Hogan's cross that Andre ripped A few empty beer cans from Austin One of Rock's $5,000 shirts and sunglasses Papa Shango's skull Kane's mask Mankind's mask Taker's original outfit with the purple tie Cena's dog tags Edge's Rated R belt Goldust's outfit Owen's Slammeys One of Eddie's cars preferably not the one they blew up.
Funny thing is Dixie told Meltzer that TNA is making a conscious effort to push younger wrestlers and that there will be format changes after Lockdown and all of a sudden RVD returns and numerous reports say he'll be getting a big push.