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From Rajah:
To update the story that WWE is planning to build a physical Hall of Fame, we've heard the company has sent out letters to various potential host cities explaining the potential benefits to the cities. WWE is looking for the host city to contribute to the costs associated with building and maintaining a Hall of Fame facility. The project is in its very early stages and nothing is expected to happen for 2-3 more years.

Okay:
A) would you GO to a WWF/E Hall of Fame?
B) would you TRAVEL to go see it?
C) would you want your city to host it?

I know in St Louis, the old Bowling Hall of Fame was here, but moved to Texas. I am not sure if the building is there, or still being used as the Cardinals HOF, but it's a decent size place that would be a nice addition to downtown.

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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.45
If I was in the city with it, maybe. I wouldn't make a special trip to go see it though.

I'm surprised they just don't build it in Stamford. But I guess they want it somewhere a bit more touristy, or bigger.



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What would be in a HOF? Pictures? Old belts? Maybe some costumes? I can't imagine it being popular enough to stay afloat.
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    Originally posted by PaulKTF
    What would be in a HOF? Pictures? Old belts? Maybe some costumes? I can't imagine it being popular enough to stay afloat.

Probably something like the Wrestlemania Access deal, but in one permanent spot.
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    Originally posted by PaulKTF
    I can't imagine it being popular enough to stay afloat.



Yeah. I remember reading somewhere that even the Rock-n-Roll HoF in Cleveland loses money.













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There are 4 or five different Hollywood Museums on Hollywood Blvd in Los Angeles. I bet if they made it like a Hard Rock Cafe, people would go and we have decent, year round tourist traffic.



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I would go if I happened to be in the placed city for a few days. Problem is, any city they can put it in will have attractions ten times better than a WWE HOF.

And it will be a money pit for them.

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Times Square!




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I'd say that unless it is Charlotte, maybe Orlando or maybe Memphis, it's not going to do much. Those cities might have a chance. Guys, especially, are always looking for spare stuff to do in Orlando while their wives and kids shop. Plus, you have Bike week in Daytona and many bikers are wrestling fans. Charlotte has a big fan base and I think that's a possible, especially if they push Ric and Dusty to the top a little. Memphis, Jerry could pull some strings, get some things to happen.



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There just aren't enough fans who are interested in the history of wrestling to support this, but Vince always has to fall on his ass with these kind of things.
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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.18
    Originally posted by Cerebus
    There are 4 or five different Hollywood Museums on Hollywood Blvd in Los Angeles. I bet if they made it like a Hard Rock Cafe, people would go and we have decent, year round tourist traffic.


Doubt it. They had WWF NY right in Times Square, which was the WWE's version of the Hard Rock Cafe. It bled money and closed within 3 to 4 years. I don't think they would want a repeat of that.














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I'm thinking some place down south, Canada or Vegas.

I answer Yes to all three of the original questions. However, I'd have to get tricky with the planning due to the wife.
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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.03
    Originally posted by supersalvadoran
      Originally posted by Cerebus
      There are 4 or five different Hollywood Museums on Hollywood Blvd in Los Angeles. I bet if they made it like a Hard Rock Cafe, people would go and we have decent, year round tourist traffic.


    Doubt it. They had WWF NY right in Times Square, which was the WWE's version of the Hard Rock Cafe. It bled money and closed within 3 to 4 years. I don't think they would want a repeat of that.




That had more to do with Times Square's exorbitant rent costs, and less to do with the business they were doing. I recall hearing that no businesses in Times Square actually make money; they're just written off as advertising expenses.
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I am hoping for something on the East Coast like Stamford, Philly or even New York. WWE NYC also had an embezzlement problem as well. It was a great place the first year or two, but it went down hill pretty fast of course they maybe due to the embezzlement and less to do with the WWE. If I were to build that thing, I would have a place to eat like WWE NY with a lot of memorabilia, interactive games and matches playing on big screens. You could do a lot with it if Vince is willing to spend the money. I am willing to travel to see it, but nothing too far south like Florida or Charlotte.
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The Silverdome was sold last year (I think) for about $550,000. WWE missed a perfect opportunity to have that as the base for a HoF, at the home of their biggest ever event. Sure, they would have had a hell of a lot of space to fill, but it could have been fun.

Someone may have mentioned this here a while ago, apologies for stepping on any toes.



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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.02
Depending on what a Physical HOF contained, I'd be interested but I don't think it'd be enough for repeat visitors.

I think the money is in the video library rather than a museum with novelty items and set designs.

I subscribe to 24/7 online (even though it's an awful setup for non Windows users) and love it - if they could expand on that in a way that's easy for the user and not too hefty in price, I think that would be a much better way to go.

I think that a WWE Physical HOF would only just end up another way to show off for investors/PR people rather then end up being an annual hotspot for fans.

Though, I do admit, as a history nerd I'm very interested in learning more about all eras of wrestling (from the turn of the century onward). It's a shame that Vince would never use some of the money to get behind the hall of fame that already exists (is it open to the public, actually?).
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Orlando seens to be the front runner. Good choice, tourists down here pay large money to see pigs - why not WWE? Rent is cheap, and enough rasslers live within 2 hours to appear. I'll go

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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.04
Why not just buy out the existing Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame at 30 East Main Street; Amsterdam, New York 12010

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Wasn't it like 10 years ago or more WWF bought the Debbie Reynolds Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas with prospective plans to build a WWE hotel and casino? There was a grand plan that included Superstar and Diva (before that term was coined) theme stores. I specifically remembered "Sable's Lingerie Shop" being mentioned as a potential draw and thinking, "What happens if she gets old or quits?" (The latter happened soon afterwards.) And then the whole deal fell apart anyway, which was for the best as that hotel would have gone the way of WWF New York/The World, Nitro Grill and Hulk Hogan's Pastamania, brother.

I'm a big proponent of WWE Axxess; I've never had a bad time at an Axxess but the key would be Superstars and Divas actually making regular appearances in the building. Just like at Axxess, memorabilia and even showing live events on monitors would only accomplish so much. Nothing draws like the physical presence of WWE Superstars and Divas. That was the case in WWF New York as well.

Orlando makes the most sense as one of the tourist destinations of America for a Hall of Fame. If I were already vacationing in Orlando, I'd definitely work it into my Disney/Universal itinerary if a WWE Hall of Fame existed.



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Poughkeepsie needs to be the front runner. As for Stamford: I doubt the residents want the 'peasants' rolling into town.
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