Originally posted by John OrquiolaI'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.
Yeah, their participation would be key. What would be cool is they roll this into some of the proposed plans to give performers less time on the road. Instead of being on the road doing house shows 300+ nights out of the year, have an off-season (or staggered off-seasons, depending on the performer or the brand) during which Superstars and Divas would make occasional appearances at the physical HOF.
More rest for your performers but still using them to sell tickets.
I'd take my teenage sons to something like that, assuming admission didn't run $30 a head. I'd probably get a kick out of it myself if it had decent exhibits on wrestling history. I can take or leave getting autographs from Divas. :) But I wouldn't travel very far to get there, and WWE is pretty unlikely to open it on the West Coast.
Originally posted by Spank EThe 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.
If they could rig up Shawn Michaels zip line WM entrance from the rafters, I'd pay good money to expreience that, and this would be the perfect spot for that. ;-)
Finally made it to the bottom. I think the last inquiry is most telling: "43. People I know who used to be fans might start watching WWE™ shows to see old WrestleMania® shows and Superstars from the past"