Tag - Hall of Fame

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...

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...

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...

Stevie Ray to induct his brother Booker T in the Hall of Fame

Booker T

It is going to be a Harlem Heat reunion at the Hall of Fame on Saturday as it was announced that Stevie Ray, the real life brother and former tag team partner of Booker T will be inducting him. Ray and Booker made their debut in WCW in 1993 and together they won the WCW tag team titles on 10 separate occasions. Ray retired in 2002 and opened up a...

WWE changes plans and adds Foley to HOF broadcast

Mick Foley

It looks like WWE has “buckled” under pressure from fans and Mick Foley has been given his Hall of fame spot on the USA Network broadcast which will air this coming Tuesday. Foley was left out of the one hour edited version of the show and instead Trish Stratus, Donald Trump, and Bruno Sammartino were going to be highlighted. Foley...

Mick Foley comments on being left out of HOF broadcast on USA

Mick Foley

Mick Foley is determined to deliver the best speech at the Hall of Fame to let the powers that be know what a stupid decision they made for leaving him out of the Hall of Fame broadcast on USA Network on Tuesday. “I’ll give the best speech I can, and let the decision makers make the decisions,” Foley wrote after it was revealed...

Trish Stratus explains why she chose Steph McMahon to induct her

Trish Stratus

In an interview on her own website at TrishStratus.com, the soon-to-be WWE Hall of Famer and former 7-time WWE Women’s champ explained the decision to have Stephanie McMahon induct her in the Hall of Fame. “As the Hall of Fame is a nod to what one has accomplished in their career, my mind naturally went to Stephanie as there would have...

Vince McMahon to induct Donald Trump in the WWE Hall of Fame

Donald Trump

Stephanie McMahon will not be the only McMahon doing the honors at the Hall of Fame this time around as the Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon will be inducting Donald Trump as well. “Battle of the Billionaires revisited? I’m honored to be inducting @RealDonaldTrump into the @WWE Hall of Fame this Saturday. #WWEHOF,” McMahon tweeted last...

Terry Funk to induct Mick Foley in the WWE Hall of Fame

Mick Foley

Mick Foley announced that his friend and former tag team partner Terry Funk will be inducting him into the WWE Hall of Fame on April 6 in Madison Square Garden. The announcement was made in a video on YouTube owned by Mick’s son Mickey. Foley said that such a monumental announcement could only be done on his YouTube channel but before he...

Booker T announced for the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2013

Booker T

The latest person to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2013 is the one and only Booker T! The announcement came yesterday during the live Monday Night RAW. Booker T made his professional wrestling debut in 1989 and his and his brother’s hiring at the Global Wrestling Federation put them on the map. In 1993, Booker T and his...

Bruno Sammartino and Triple H sit down for an interview

Bruno Sammartino

Larry Richert from CBS Pittsburgh sat down with Bruno Sammartino and Triple H for an exclusive interview regarding the upcoming WWE Hall of Fame ceremony and Bruno’s induction into the International Sports Hall of Fame over the past weekend. Triple H – who was always addressed by his real name Paul during the interview – said the...