Archive - 07/04/2013

Hall of Fame 2013: In videos

Hall of Fame

Videos from the Hall of Fame have been posted on our YouTube channel in a separate playlist. There are six videos which cover the introductions where the WWE Superstars, Divas, and Legends walk out with their families to take their respective seats. It’s cool to see how the fans react to each of them, some getting a bigger pop than others...

Hall of Fame broadcast on USA extended by 15 minutes

Hall of Fame

USA Network has increased the coverage of the Hall of Fame ceremony on Tuesday by 15 minutes and will now run for a total of 75 minutes. The addition comes mainly due to the addition of Mick Foley’s segment on the show which was added after WWE fans complained about him being left out. Originally, Trish Stratus, Donald Trump, and Bruno...

WrestleMania 29 live on pay-per-view tonight

WrestleMania 29

Live tonight from the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, WWE will present the biggest pay-per-view on the calendar – WrestleMania 29. The full card is as follows: The Rock vs John Cena for the WWE title; The Undertaker vs CM Punk; Triple H vs Brock Lesnar in a No Holds Barred match and Triple H’s career on the line;...

Hall of Fame 2013: A night in pictures

Hall of Fame

The 2013 WWE Hall of Fame ran for three and a half hours yesterday with stories from Mick Foley, Trish Stratus, Booker T, Bob Backlund, Donald Trump, and Bruno Sammartino. Their respective inductors – Terry Funk, Stephanie McMahon, Stevie Ray, Maria Menounos, Vince McMahon, and Arnold Schwarzenegger – also had some stories to tell...

Empire State Building to sport WrestleMania colors tonight

WrestleMania 29

The Empire State Building in New York will be beaming with the WrestleMania 29 colors tonight as WWE takes over one of the world’s most recognizable and popular buildings. Blue and yellow will be the colors lighting up the 102-floor, 1,454 feet long building with blue at the top, yellow underneath it, then blue halo, yellow, and blue...

Rob Van Dam shows up at the Hall of Fame

Rob Van Dam

Former WWE and ECW champion Rob Van Dam was at the Hall of Fame ceremony in Madison Square Garden, joining other former stars such as X-Pac, MVP, Tommy Dreamer, Lita, and others. Van Dam was last seen in the WWE during the 2009 Royal Rumble and he has been working for TNA for the past couple of years. His contract expired recently and a few weeks...

Bruno Sammartino now a WWE Hall of Famer

Bruno Sammartino

The main event of the night was obviously the induction of the living legend, Bruno Sammartino. Sammartino was introduced by former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Schwarzenegger is a big friend of Sammartino and said it was a great honor for him to be there to induct his friend. Arnold talked about the weight lifting the two did and...

Donald Trump gets booed out of the building during HOF speech

Donald Trump

Maria Menounos wasn’t the only person booed at the Hall of Fame as Donald Trump got some pretty nasty welcome in Madison Square Garden as well. Vince McMahon did the Trump induction and even though McMahon tried to soften Trump up with the crowd by saying how he is a big friend of WWE, the crowd wasn’t having any of it. Trump was booed...

Bob Backlund gives craziest Hall of Fame speech

Hall of Fame

Perhaps the craziest Hall of Fame speech followed Booker T’s segment with Bob Backlund giving Iron Sheik a run for his money for the wackiest induction. TV host and actress Maria Menounos did the introduction for Backlund and the hostile New York crowd showed absolutely no love for the celebrity. As she was recounting stories of how she met...

Booker T gives fans a spinaroonie to close his HOF segment

Booker T

The third person to get honored at the Hall of Fame was former five time, five time, five time, five time, five time WCW champion Booker T, inducted by his older brother Stevie Ray. The former one half of the Harlem Heat looked genuinely excited to be there to honor his brother and recounted a few stories of when they were kids. Ray said that they...

Trish Stratus announces she’s pregnant during HOF speech

Trish Stratus

Former seven time Women’s champion Trish Stratus was the second person inducted into the Hall of Fame with Stephanie McMahon doing the honors. McMahon came out following the video introduction for Trish and one person immediately screamed “You’re hot” when the crowd silenced down. Yes, she did indeed look hot. McMahon put...

Mick Foley goes almost an hour with Hall of Fame speech

Mick Foley

The Hall of Fame ceremony kicked off with the induction of the hardcore legend himself, Mick Foley. After the fantastic tribute video, Terry Funk came out for the speech which ended with him pulling out an envelope for the “nominees” – all four of them – which were Dude Love, Mankind, Cactus Jack, and Mick Foley. Foley came...