Tag - Hall of Fame

WWE welcomes a new class of Hall of Famers

WWE Hall of Fame

WWE welcomed 10 new members into the Hall of Fame last night in front of a packed crowd at the American Airlines Center in downtown Dallas. Kicking things off were the APA who inducted The Godfather. JBL had some funny lines and was trying to recount some stories of the three of them but Simmons kept cutting him off because it wasn’t a smart...

Sting announces his retirement at the 2016 Hall of Fame ceremony

Sting

WWE Hall of Famer Sting officially announced his retirement at the ceremony much to the disappointment of the crowd who kept chanting “one more match.” The retirement announcement was actually revealed by TMZ weeks ago who quoted sources close to Sting who said he will make the announcement at the Hall of Fame. Sting however refuted those...

John Cena returns on TV at the Hall of Fame ceremony

John Cena

John Cena returned on WWE television during the Hall of Fame ceremony where he inducted Snoop Dogg into the celebrity wing. Cena’s appearance was not advertised and it was his first time on TV since early January. “When it came time to find someone to induct Snoop Dog, it was a no brainer,” Jerry Lawler said. “We had to find someone with...

Who is inducting whom at the 2016 WWE Hall of Fame

Ric Flair

Those being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame tonight will probably be speaking for a long…long time however prior to that, it’s up to those inducting them to set the tone and get the crowd going. Choosing who is going to induct who is usually up to those who are getting the honors that evening however more often than not WWE ends up making...

A look at the the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2016

Sting

WWE welcomes nine new Hall of Famers and one in the celebrity wing, sending the total number of Hall of Fame inductees to over 130. Headlining will be Sting, whose long and storied career in WCW is pretty well documented. It took him till the end of his career to jump to WWE but he got his WrestleMania moment last year, wrestling Triple H during...

Snoop Dogg to join the celebrity wing of the WWE Hall of Fame

WWE Hall of Fame

The latest e-mail blast from the WWE Network to subscribers revealed that the celebrity inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame will be Snoop Dogg. His image is among the other Hall of Fame inductees – Stan Hansen, Jacqueline, Sting, The Godfather, The Big Boss Man, and the Fabulous Freebirds. Snoop Dogg is a big WWE fan and even performed at...

Second recipient of the Warrior Award will be Joan Lunden

Ultimate Warrior

WWE today announced that the second recipient of the Warrior Award is Joan Lunden and the award will be given to her during the Hall of Fame ceremony this Saturday. Lunden is an award-winning journalist, best-selling author and breast cancer survivor. She is the TODAY show special correspondent. In June 2014, Lunden was diagnosed with...

Stan Hansen to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2016

WWE Hall of Fame

The latest inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2016 is Stan Hansen, a Texas native who made his name in Japan. The 66 year old made his professional wrestling debut in January 1973 and retired in the same month of 2001. He joined the WWWF in 1976 and had a feud with the then champion Bruno Sammartino just two months after he arrived. He...

Jacqueline announced for the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2016

Jacqueline

The WWE Hall of Fame class of 2016 got its Diva today as former WWE Women’s champion Jacqueline Moore has been announced as the latest inductee. The 52 year old from Dallas made her professional wrestling debut in 1988 and wrestled for World Class Championship Wrestling, FMW, and the USWA before going to the WWE in 1993. Her run there was brief...

WWE to open physical Hall of Fame and restaurant in Orlando

WWE Hall of Fame

The website Attractions Management posted an exclusive story today saying that sources at Universal Studios have told the website that WWE will be opening a physical Hall of Fame location as well as a restaurant before WrestleMania 33. The new WWE venture, described as similar in style to the company’s former restaurant in Times Square –...

Big Boss Man is added to the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2016

Big Boss Man

The WWE Hall of Fame class of 2016 has just got some law enforcement addition as The Big Boss Man has just been announced as the latest member for this year’s ceremony. Big Boss Man, real name Ray Traylor, made his professional wrestling debut in 1985 as Big Bubba Rogers and wrestled for the UWF for a year before leaving for the WWE. Managed by...

Ric Flair to induct Sting into the WWE Hall of Fame

Ric Flair

Wooooo! Are you ready for another Ric Flair Hall of Fame speech? The two-time Hall of Famer announced on his podcast yesterday that he will be inducting Sting in the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2016 on April 2. The Nature Boy was the favorite to do the honors from the very beginning considering the long history the two had in WCW. JBL and Ron...

The Fabulous Freebirds join the 2016 WWE Hall of Fame

Fabulous Freebirds

The Fabulous Freebirds – the legendary wrestling group featuring Michael “P.S.” Hayes, Terry “Bam Bam” Gordy, Buddy “Jack” Roberts, and Jimmy “Jam” Garvin – will finally find their place in the Hall of Fame class of 2016. The group originally consisted of Hayes, Gordy, and Roberts when the trio teamed up in 1979 and had...

The Godfather to be inducted into the 2016 WWE Hall of Fame

WWE Hall of Fame

There will be ho train coming to Dallas as WWE today announced that The Godfather will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2016. The 54 year old behind the gimmick is Charles Wright, a California native who made his pro wrestling debut in 1989 for the USWA as The Soultaker. After a couple of years with USWA, Wright received a call to...

2016 Hall of Fame ceremony sold out

WWE Hall of Fame

The WWE Hall of Fame 2016 ceremony is sold out as the last couple of block of tickets were snapped in no time yesterday during the general public sale on Ticketmaster. The pre-sale kicked off two days earlier and the majority of the tickets were gone quickly as well, leaving only a limited number for yesterday’s sale. It’s likely that more...

Pre-sale codes for the 2016 WWE Hall of Fame ceremony

WWE Hall of Fame

The pre-sale for the WWE Hall of Fame 2016 induction ceremony kicked off this morning on Ticketmaster.com and will end tomorrow at 10PM CST. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday at 10AM CST on Ticketmaster.com. Those wishing to purchase a ticket can use the codes AACVIP or WWEVIP to unlock the pre-sale. Ticket prices are $29, $54...