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    2014 WWE Hall of Fame Class

    With WrestleMania season about to kick off with the Royal Rumble next month I wanted to talk about the upcoming 2014 WWE Hall of Fame class since thatís always a huge part of WrestleMania weekend and the season. I know that itís not likely to happen again this year but until they go in Savage and Owen Hart will continue to top the list of guys that should be inducted. At the conclusion of his most recent run (presumably at WrestleMania) I have a feeling that Goldust could go in this year and that the Ultimate Warrior might be the headliner.

    I'd like to see The Hart Foundation and Demolition go in sometime soon. As well as the British Bulldog possibly with Owen Hart. DX is another candidate in my mind to headline the class and Paul Heyman might get the nod as this yearís manager.

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    Owen Hart is not a Hall of Famer.

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    I still cant believe that Lou Thesz isnt in the hall of fame.

    The real question is who should headline?

    Id love JBL or Savage to headline

    Freebirds in New Orleans obviously.

    Paul Bearer probably

    Stan Hansen maybe.

    Charles Wright in New Orleans is a maybe.

    Id like to see Thunderbolt Patterson or Iceman King Parsons get in maybe.

    Booker T shouldnt go in til Wrestlemania is in Cowboy Stadium.

    Lita and the Ultimate Warrior are good choices.

    Is Jim Duggan in?

    Owen Hart is not a hall of famer. Its Martyr syndrome that puts him in.

    Quote Originally Posted by lunchbox1981 View Post
    I'd like to see The Hart Foundation and Demolition go in sometime soon. As well as the British Bulldog possibly with Owen Hart. DX is another candidate in my mind to headline the class and Paul Heyman might get the nod as this year’s manager.
    If any of those teams go in before The Road Warriors or The Freebirds ill flip out.
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    Stop agreeing with me. It's spooky.

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    Booker T is already in. He was inducted this year.

    And I think that the Ultimate Warrior will be either the headliner or co-headliner.

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    The Road Warriors and Jim Duggan are in already.

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    Demolition, JBL, and Ultimate Warrior are who I'd like to see get in.

    Maybe Lita for a Divas entry.

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    wasnt Paul Bearer already announced as the first inductee this year? Obvious nods to Savage and Rude but for whatever reasons neither man is in and may never get in, a more realistic list of inductees are

    Paul Bearer
    Freebirds
    Jake Roberts
    Stan Hansen
    Mr.T as the celeb inductee

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    Quote Originally Posted by topdawg View Post
    The Road Warriors and Jim Duggan are in already.
    I feel like i completely missed the 2011 HOF ...

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    The Rock
    Paul Bearer
    The Freebirds
    Arnold Schwarzenegger
    The New Age Outlaws

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    I don’t know why people think Owen doesn’t belong in the HOF. Obviously he shouldn’t headline his own class and I’d never try to argue he should, but he had a nice career. KOTR winner, IC, European and 4x tag champ with three different partners. All three teams being very good. There are a few people currently in the HOF that I question being there. If he ever goes in I wouldn’t second guess it.

    For some reason I also forgot that Paul Bearer passed this year. Unless they want to put him in with The Undertaker I expect he’ll be the manager that gets in this year.

    Quote Originally Posted by Irishsara View Post
    If any of those teams go in before The Road Warriors or The Freebirds ill flip out.
    I know Hayes works there now and has for a while but do the Freebirds have the ties to the WWE that The Hart Foundation and Demolition do? That’s why I mentioned those two teams. The truth is they still have a lot of really good teams that are yet to be inducted. They all should get in one day.

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    I hope Sid gets in this year. Not as the main name but a He was over as hell given his limited ability, I liked his matches at least but I always prefered the larger then life people then people I am bigger then.

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    While this is a long shot, I would love for "Ravishing" Rick Rude to get the nod. Without him carrying the Ultimate Warrior many years ago, I don't think Warrior would have had the success he enjoyed. I would personally enjoy Fandango evolving his character to use some of Rude's famous promo's putting down the crowd. Those are still hilarious today....

    I would recognize "The Outsiders" of Scott Hall and Kevin Nash as well. While both enjoyed success as single's competitors, they deserve to be put into the Hall of Fame in some fashion. Going the "NWO" route is a little dicey since everyone sans Sting eventually joined.

    Lastly, I would put in Lita. Each Hall of Fame class is typically pretty diverse, and I feel she is the most deserving female to put in at this time.

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    DX was supposed to go in last year, so I'd assume they'll get the nod this year, especially if Shawn comes back for one last match. Here's how I see it playing out (especially if they want to outdo last year's affair for Wrestlemania XXX):

    - DX
    - Randy Savage
    - Paul Bearer
    - Owen Hart (he definitely is Hall of Fame worthy, more worthy than some of the non-celebrities who are already in there)
    - Lita
    - Floyd "Money" Mayweather
    - Freebirds

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    Singles competitors:
    Ultimate Warrior
    Jake Roberts
    Rick Rude

    Tag Team:
    Demoltion

    Manager:
    Paul Heyman

    Diva:
    Miss Elizabeth

    Celebrity:
    Mr. T

    I think that would be a pretty good class, though I don't see Rude or Elizabeth getting in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lunchbox1981 View Post

    I know Hayes works there now and has for a while but do the Freebirds have the ties to the WWE that The Hart Foundation and Demolition do? That’s why I mentioned those two teams. The truth is they still have a lot of really good teams that are yet to be inducted. They all should get in one day.
    The WWE owns all the Freebirds intellectual property.

    The WWE owns the rights to World Class Championship Wrestling, Georgia Championship Wrestling, American Wrestling Association, Universal Wrestling Federation and World Championship Wrestling. There is not a SINGLE match that the Freebirds wrestled on American TV that the WWE does not own.


    Demolition is not a better tag team then The Freebirds. Demolition was a bootleg ripoff of the Road Warriors.

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    Demolition sucked. Way overrated.

    GAH! STOP IT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by T.O. View Post
    Demolition sucked. Way overrated.

    GAH! STOP IT!
    I think T.O. is trying to get on my good side ...

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    The original ECW sucked and should never be mentioned ever again.

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    they didnt suck, they were decent workers but yeah they were the WWE's "road warriors" and the Birds were better overall. I do find it odd thought that since Demolition is a WWE creation that they havent been inducted yet, I feel at some point they will go in just not this year. As far as a diva inductee I agree with others and say Lita would be a good choice but Ive been thinking about Sable as a possibility.

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    This is not a "is she deserving" question, but when will Stephanie McMahon get in? Because you know she will.

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    she gets in after HHH and Vince go in

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    Stan better go in. He has my complete and extra endorsement.

    Otherwise, one name I'd like to see is Shane Douglas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StormDragonZ View Post
    Stan better go in. He has my complete and extra endorsement.

    Otherwise, one name I'd like to see is Shane Douglas.
    Anyone else remember when Shane Douglas was escorted out of the arena during Raw earlier this year (or towards the end of 2012)?

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    I could see Douglas making it but not for awhile, perhaps whenever Mania comes back to Philly

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    Do you guys think that Tommy Dreamer will ever get into the WWE Hall Of Fame?

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    For people who says Owen is a HOFer, what are you basing that on? Because if you look at the current HOFers, the bar is very very low.

    Anyways, if I had to guess as a somewhat realistic list, I'd go with this:
    Warrior
    Jake the Snake
    A stable (I'd lean nWo, if you limited it to Hogan/Outsiders, but could see DX....as long as they don't induct the Kliq, which would be a travesty)
    Jim Cornette (could even do Midnight Express as the stable)
    Honky Tonk Man

    I think they went entirely too heavy in last year's induction class. Not every year should have 5 different guys who could conceivably headline a class. This would be a strong class, get some southern flair in there, and you get the filler guy in Honky Tonk Man, who quite frankly I was surprised hadn't been inducted yet. There are a few people who are locks to be inducted in the next few years just because of where it is (Ray Stevens in San Fran, and I'd be stunned if Undertaker wasn't inducted in Dallas).

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    Quote Originally Posted by StormDragonZ View Post
    Stan better go in. He has my complete and extra endorsement.

    Otherwise, one name I'd like to see is Shane Douglas.
    Mick Foley has hinted that Shane has burned his bridges hard to the WWE by attacking the people he worked with publicly and often. I think if Shane hadnt had that painkiller addiction then he had enough talent to fix his image with Vince but now Shane is both past his prime and kind of a prick ... so I think Shane will be one of the best wrestlers to not go into the hall of fame while he draws breath.

    Stan Hansen is an easier sell i think now that Bruno is in. I mean Stan's biggest american feud is arguably when he broke Bruno's neck.

    I also think Dreamer goes in but not before Heyman and they have to be in the right area of the country for it to draw.

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    While I don't think Vince would ever DARE do it while he's alive, would he ever induct Ted Turner posthumously? Well, assuming Ted dies first, of course...

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    Quote Originally Posted by T.O. View Post
    While I don't think Vince would ever DARE do it while he's alive, would he ever induct Ted Turner posthumously? Well, assuming Ted dies first, of course...
    I saw a documentary on Ted recently, i think he still has one big wrestling company purchase in him ...

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    Why would the Kilq be a travisty? All four of the main members had Hall of Fame worthy careers (Michales, Triple H, Nash and Hall) Only Waltman's career is lacking a true HoF node.

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    I believe Douglas and the wwe have mended some fences as he's been featured on some recent wwe dvds, and the Kliq as a group should not be inducted each man has enough individual merit to go in on their own.

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    The Kliq in my opinion cannot be inducted as a group because as a group, it didn't achieve anything Hall Of Fame worthy. Evolution, Degeneration X, Nation of Domination and the original nWo (Hall, Nash, Hogan) all would deserve to be in the Hall of Fame before 'The Kliq' would ever be considered.

    As individuals, yes.

    As a group, no.

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    I don't think Tommy Dreamer has the slightest of the chances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBPanterA View Post
    I would recognize "The Outsiders" of Scott Hall and Kevin Nash as well. While both enjoyed success as single's competitors, they deserve to be put into the Hall of Fame in some fashion. Going the "NWO" route is a little dicey since everyone sans Sting eventually joined.

    Sting did eventually join the nWo. He was in the nWo Wolfpack division, and wore the Red nWo. Colors.

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    If the nWo joins it needs to only be Hogan, Hall and Nash. That's it. Although I think Nash and or Hall should get a solo spot first, but no need for the outsiders AND nWo as they were just 2/3rds of the stable.

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    I just want Warrior & Owen...everyone else can wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McDaygo View Post
    Why would the Kilq be a travisty? All four of the main members had Hall of Fame worthy careers (Michales, Triple H, Nash and Hall) Only Waltman's career is lacking a true HoF node.
    Yes, because then you're talking about inducting a group that didn't exist on-screen, only existed backstage, and became notorious for fucking around politically.

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    Dreamer is one of my favorite wrestlers and I greatly respect him. But he'll never get in.

    Shane Douglas won't get in. He wasn't that big outside of ECW, I don't think ECW accomplishments matter much to WWE.

    Owen Hart is comparable to Tito Santana. Tito was a good midcarder for a long time. Owen wasn't there as long as Tito, but had more titles and one main event program.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rahman82 View Post
    I believe Douglas and the wwe have mended some fences as he's been featured on some recent wwe dvds
    He was on the 25 greatest rivalries DVD talking about the Taz/Sabu feud. Frankly I was surprised to see him.

    Quote Originally Posted by Irishsara View Post
    The WWE owns all the Freebirds intellectual property.

    The WWE owns the rights to World Class Championship Wrestling, Georgia Championship Wrestling, American Wrestling Association, Universal Wrestling Federation and World Championship Wrestling. There is not a SINGLE match that the Freebirds wrestled on American TV that the WWE does not own.


    Demolition is not a better tag team then The Freebirds. Demolition was a bootleg ripoff of the Road Warriors.
    I know the WWE owns the library of their work. However what I really meant and perhaps I should’ve asked this directly is did they ever work for the WWF/E? Not that it should matter, but most of the guys in the HOF so far did at one time or another and that’s why I brought up The Hart Foundation and Demolition. Like Rahman82 said they were a WWF creation and that’s one of the major reasons I could see them going in.

    I also don’t think they sucked. Sure they were Vince’s answer to the Road Warriors, that’s undeniable. They were a great team in their own right though. Demolition still holds the record for the longest reign of any tag team champion in company history.

    On another subject does anyone know why Rude isn’t in the HOF yet? Did he have some kind of beef with the company I am unaware of? Or is this just another one of those glaring oversights?
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