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The current WWE Hall of Fame logo, which has been used since the 2008 induction ceremony.
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The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Hall of Fame is a hall of fame for professional wrestlers maintained by WWE. It was officially created on the February 1, 1993 episode of the World Wrestling Federation's (WWF), the predecessor of WWE,[1] Monday Night Raw television program.[2] On this episode, the sole induction of WWF alumnus André the Giant, who had died five days prior (January 27, 1993), was announced; his death was the reason for the creation of the Hall of Fame.[2][3] After André's induction, the WWF continued the process of inducting members into the Hall of Fame. For these inductions, ceremonies were held to formally induct the candidates from 1994 to 1996; no video footage has ever been released by WWE of these ceremonies. After the 1996 ceremony, the WWF stopped the inductions of wrestling personalities into the Hall of Fame without a formal announcement.

In 2004, WWE relaunched the Hall of Fame to coincide with the twentieth WrestleMania.[4] This ceremony, like its predecessors, was not broadcast on television, however, it was released on DVD on June 1, 2004.[5] Beginning with the 2005 ceremony, WWE broadcast the final few inductions into the Hall of Fame on Spike TV (2005)[6] and on the USA Network (2006[7]-present[8]); these were aired on tape delay. The first inductions were broadcast on WWE's official website. The 2008 edition of the Hall of Fame was broadcast live on the USA Network.[8] Since 2005, the Hall of Fame ceremony has been packaged as part of that year's WrestleMania DVD release.[9] Although a building has never been built to represent the Hall of Fame, WWE has looked into constructing a facility for the Hall of Fame. In 2008, Shane McMahon, then-Executive Vice President of Global Media of WWE, stated that WWE had been storing wrestling memorabilia in a warehouse for years, with all items categorized and dated in case a facility is created.[10]

Induction into the Hall of Fame is dependent upon whether the candidate is on good terms with WWE. Former WWE employees who often criticize WWE or currently work with a different promotion have not been inducted.[11] Others, such as Bruno Sammartino, the longest-reigning WWE Champion in the title's history, are alienated from the promotion and refuse to be inducted, despite having been asked several times.[12]

As of 2010, there have been a total of 88 inductees, with 72 members inducted individually, five tag teams and one wrestling family inducted.[13] Fifteen of the individual inductees have been inducted posthumously.[14] André's sole induction in 1993 was the fewest number of inductions into the Hall of Fame in one year, while 2009 had the most, with 13 inductees.

InducteesEdit

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Sgt. Slaughter, inducted in 2004.
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Hulk Hogan, inducted in 2005.
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Iron Sheik, inducted in 2005.
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Jimmy Hart
Jimmy Hart, inducted in 2005.
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Bret Hart, inducted in 2006.
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Eddie Guerrero with belt
Eddie Guerrero, inducted in 2006.
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Jerry Lawler (left) and Jim Ross (right), inducted separately in 2007.
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Ric Flair, inducted in 2008.
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Stone Cold Steve Austin, inducted in 2009.
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Left to right: Roddy Piper (inducted in 2005), Jimmy Snuka (1996) and Ricky Steamboat (2009).
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Terry & Dory Funk
Terry Funk and Dory Funk, Jr., inducted in 2009.
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Ted DiBiase in 1995
Ted DiBiase, inducted in 2010.
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Year Ring name
(Birth name)
Inducted by Notes
1993 André the Giant
(André René Roussimoff)
None Posthumous inductee. One-time WWF Champion. There was no ceremony, only a video package that was played on an episode of WWF Superstars in 1993 that announced his induction.[3]
1994 Arnold Skaaland Backlund, BobBob Backlund One-time WWWF United States Tag Team Champion and long-time manager in WWF.[15]
1994 Bobo Brazil
(Houston Harris)
Ladd, ErnieErnie Ladd Four-time WWWF United States Champion, one-time NWA United States Heavyweight Champion and held over thirty NWA regional titles.[16]
1994 "Nature Boy" Buddy Rogers
(Herman G. Rohde, Jr.)
Hart, BretBret Hart Posthumous inductee, One-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion and first WWWF World Heavyweight Champion.[17]
1994 Chief Jay Strongbow
(Joe Scarpa)
Tatanka Four-time WWWF/WWF World Tag Team Champion.[18]
1994 "Classy" Freddie Blassie McMahon, ShaneShane McMahon Held over thirty NWA regional championships. Long-time manager in WWF.[19]
1994 Gorilla Monsoon
(Robert Marella)
Ross, JimJim Ross Two-time WWWF United States Tag Team Champion. Former WWF announcer and onscreen President.[20]
1994 James Dudley McMahon, VinceVince McMahon First African American to run a major arena in the United States.[21]
1995 Antonino Rocca
(Antonino Biasetton)
Diesel Posthumous inductee. One-time WWF International Heavyweight Champion.[22]
1995 "Big Cat" Ernie Ladd Brazil, BoboBobo Brazil Also a member of the WCW Hall of Fame, won several NWA regional titles.[23]
1995 George "The Animal" Steele
(William James Myers)
Doink the Clown Also a member of the Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame.[24]
1995 Ivan Putski
(Josef Bednarski)
Putski, ScottScott Putski One-time WWF Tag Team Champion.[25]
1995 The Fabulous Moolah
(Lillian Ellison)
Blayze, AlundraAlundra Blayze Three-time (and first) WWF Women's Champion prior to her induction. She won the title a fourth time four years after her induction and still holds the record for the longest single reign.[26]
1995 The Grand Wizard
(Ernie Roth)
Slaughter, Sgt.Sgt. Slaughter Posthumous inductee. Long-time heel manager in WWF.[27]
1995 Pedro Morales Vega, SavioSavio Vega One-time WWWF World Heavyweight Champion, first WWF Triple Crown Champion.[28]
1996 "Baron" Mikel Scicluna Monsoon, GorillaGorilla Monsoon One-time WWWF World Tag Team Champion.[29]
1996 "Captain" Lou Albano Franklin, JoeJoe Franklin One-time WWWF United States Tag Team Champion. As a manager, he lead fifteen different tag teams and four singles wrestlers to various championships[30]
1996 Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka
(James Edward Reiher)
Muraco, DonDon Muraco One-time NWA United States Heavyweight Champion, two-time NWA World Tag Team Champion and first ECW Heavyweight Champion.[31]
1996 Johnny Rodz
(Johnny Rodriguez)
Skaaland, ArnoldArnold Skaaland Wrestled in WWF for nearly two decades.[32]
1996 Killer Kowalski
(Wladek Kowalski)
Triple H One-time WWWF World Tag Team Champion, held seventeen NWA regional championships.[33]
1996 Pat Patterson
(Pierre Clemont)
Hart, BretBret Hart One-time and first WWF Intercontinental Champion, one-time AWA World Tag Team Champion and held over twenty NWA regional championships.[34]
1996 Vincent J. McMahon McMahon, ShaneShane McMahon Posthumous inductee. Founder of and long time promoter for World Wrestling Entertainment.[35]
2004 Big John Studd
(John Minton)
Big Show, TheThe Big Show Posthumous inductee, represented by his son John Minton, Jr. One-time WWWF World Tag Team Champion, held a dozen NWA regional championships.[36]
2004 Don Muraco Foley, MickMick Foley Two-time WWF Intercontinental Champion. First winner of the King of the Ring.[37]
2004 Greg "The Hammer" Valentine
(Gregory Wisniski)
Hart, JimmyJimmy Hart Two-time NWA United States Heavyweight Champion, four-time NWA World Tag Team Champion, one-time WWF Intercontinental Champion and one-time WWF Tag Team Champion.[38]
2004 Harley Race Flair, RicRic Flair Eight-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion, one-time and first NWA United States Heavyweight Champion, three-time AWA World Tag Team Champion and WWF King of the Ring winner in 1986.[39]
2004 Jesse "The Body" Ventura
(James Janos)
Janos, TyrellTyrell Janos One-time AWA World Tag Team Champion. Former commentator in WWF and WCW.[40]
2004 Junkyard Dog
(Sylvester Ritter)
Ladd, ErnieErnie Ladd Posthumous inductee, represented by his daughter LaToya Ritter. Held fifteen championships while wrestling in "Cowboy" Bill Watts' Mid-South Wrestling Association including, four reigns as Mid-South North American Heavyweight Champion.[41]
2004 Sgt. Slaughter
(Robert Remus)
Patterson, PatPat Patterson One-time WWF Champion and two-time NWA United States Heavyweight Champion[42]
2004 "Superstar" Billy Graham
(Eldridge Wayne Coleman)
Triple H One-time WWWF World Heavyweight Champion.[43]
2004 Tito Santana
(Merced Solis)
Michaels, ShawnShawn Michaels Two-time WWF Intercontinental Champion and two-time WWF Tag Team Champion.[44]
2004 Bobby "The Brain" Heenan
(Raymond Heenan)
Lanza, BlackjackBlackjack Lanza Former commentator and long-time manager in WWF.[45]
2004 Pete Rose Kane Celebrity inductee.[46]
2005 Hulk Hogan
(Terry Bollea)
Stallone, SylvesterSylvester Stallone Six-time WWF/E Champion and six-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion.[47]
2005 "Rowdy" Roddy Piper
(Roderick Toombs)
Flair, RicRic Flair Two-time NWA United States Heavyweight Champion, held over two dozen NWA regional championships and one-time WWF Intercontinental Champion. Host of Piper's Pit.[48]
2005 "Cowboy" Bob Orton Orton, RandyRandy Orton Held numerous NWA regional titles.[49]
2005 Jimmy Hart Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler Long-time manager in WWF.[50]
2005 "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff Heenan, BobbyBobby Heenan Four-time NWA National Heavyweight Champion and two-time WCW World Tag Team Champion.[51]
2005 Nikolai Volkoff
(Josip Peruzovic)
Ross, JimJim Ross Three-time WWWF International Tag Team Champion and one-time WWF Tag Team Champion.[52]
2005 The Iron Sheik
(Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri)
Slaughter, Sgt.Sgt. Slaughter One-time WWF Champion and one-time WWF Tag Team Champion.[53]
2006 Bret "The Hitman" Hart Austin, SteveSteve Austin Five-time WWF Champion, two-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion, two-time WWF Intecontinental Champion and two-time WWF Tag Team Champion.[54]
2006 Eddie Guerrero
(Eduardo Guerrero)
Benoit, ChrisChris Benoit, Mysterio, ReyRey Mysterio, and Guerrero, ChavoChavo Guerrero Posthumous inductee, represented by Vickie Guerrero and his two daughters. One-time WWE Champion, two-time WCW/WWE United States Champion and two-time WWE Intercontinental Champion.[55]
2006 "Mean" Gene Okerlund Hogan, HulkHulk Hogan Long-time AWA, WCW, and WWF/E interviewer and announcer.[56]
2006 "Sensational" Sherri
(Sherri Russell)
DiBiase, TedTed DiBiase One-time WWF Women's Champion and four-time AWA World Women's Champion. Former manager. [57]
2006 Verne Gagne Gagne, GregGreg Gagne Co-founder of the American Wrestling Association, Ten-time AWA World Heavyweight Champion and four-time AWA World Tag Team Champion.[58]
2006 "Mr. USA" Tony Atlas
(Anthony White)
Jones, S.D.S.D. Jones One-time WWF Tag Team Champion, half of the first African American WWF World Tag Team Championship winning duo with Rocky Johnson.[59]
2006 William "The Refrigerator" Perry Cena, JohnJohn Cena Celebrity inductee.[60]
2007 "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes
(Virgil Riley Runnels, Jr.)
Cody and Runnels, DustinDustin Runnels Three-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion, one-time NWA United States Heavyweight Champion, two-time NWA World Tag Team Champion and held over forty NWA regional championships.[61]
2007 "Mr. Perfect" Curt Hennig Boggs, WadeWade Boggs Posthumous inductee, represented by his wife, his four children, his mother and his father Larry Hennig. One-time AWA World Heavyweight Champion, one-time AWA World Tag Team Champion, two-time WWF Intercontinental Champion and one-time WCW United States Heavyweight Champion.[14]
2007 Jerry "The King" Lawler Shatner, WilliamWilliam Shatner One-time AWA World Heavyweight Champion, thirty-time AWA Southern Heavyweight Champion, three-time WCWA World Heavyweight Champion and current color commentator for Raw.[62]
2007 Nick Bockwinkel Heenan, BobbyBobby Heenan Six-time AWA World Heavyweight Champion and three-time AWA World Tag Team Champion.[63]
2007 Mr. Fuji
(Harry Fujiwara)
Muraco, DonDon Muraco Five-time WWWF/WWF World Tag Team Champion. Former manager.[64]
2007 The Sheik
(Ed Farhat)
Van Dam, RobRob Van Dam and Sabu Posthumous inductee, represented by his wife Joyce Farhat. Two-time WWWF United States Champion and held over twenty NWA regional championships.[65]
2007 Jim Ross Austin, SteveSteve Austin Long time lead announcer for WWF/E, WCW and other regional promotions. Head of WWF Talent Relations throughout the Attitude Era and signed many well known superstars.[66]
2008 "Nature Boy" Ric Flair
(Richard Fliehr)
Triple H Two-time WWF Champion, eight-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion,[67] and ten-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion.[68] Recognized by WWE as a sixteen-time World Heavyweight Champion. Flair was the first active WWE wrestler to be inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame.[69]
2008 "High Chief" Peter Maivia
(Fanene Leifi Pita Maivia)
Rock, TheThe Rock Posthumous inductee, represented by his daughter Ata Maivia Johnson. Held more than a dozen NWA regional championships.[70]
2008 "Soulman" Rocky Johnson
(Wayde Bowles)
Rock, TheThe Rock One-time WWF World Tag Team Champion, half of the first African American WWF World Tag Team Championship winning duo with Tony Atlas.[71]
2008 Mae Young
(Johnnie Mae Young)
Patterson, PatPat Patterson First ever and one-time NWA United States Women's Champion.[72]
2008 Eddie Graham
(Edward Gossett)
Rhodes, DustyDusty Rhodes Posthumous inductee, represented by his son Mike Graham. Promoter and booker for Championship Wrestling from Florida, held over thirty NWA regional championships including eighteen in CWF.[73]
2008 Gordon Solie
(Jonard Frank Labiak)
Ross, JimJim Ross Posthumous inductee, represented by his five children. Commentator, announcer and promoter for Championship Wrestling from Florida, later worked for World Championship Wrestling.[74]
2009 Stone Cold Steve Austin
(Steven Williams)
McMahon, VinceVince McMahon Six-time WWF Champion, four-time WWF Tag Team Champion, two-time WWF Intercontinental Champion, 1996 King of the Ring, three-time Royal Rumble winner (1997, 1998 and 2001).[75]
2009 Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat
(Richard Henry Blood)
Flair, RicRic Flair One-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion, three-time NWA United States Heavyweight Champion, and one-time WWF Intercontinental Champion[76]
2009 "Cowboy" Bill Watts Ross, JimJim Ross Former wrestling promoter in the mid-south United States, one-time WWWF United States Tag Team Champion and held over twenty NWA regional championships.[77]
2009 Koko B. Ware
(James Ware)
Honky Tonk Man, TheThe Honky Tonk Man Held several NWA regional championships.[78]
2009 Howard Finkel Okerlund, GeneGene Okerlund WWE ring announcer since 1975.[79]
2010 "The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase DiBiase, Jr., TedTed DiBiase, Jr. and DiBiase, BrettBrett DiBiase Four-time Mid-South North American Heavyweight Champion, three-time WWF World Tag Team Champion, two-time NWA National Heavyweight and two-time Million Dollar Champion, and the 1988 King of the Ring winner.[80]
2010 Antonio Inoki Hansen, StanStan Hansen Founder of New Japan Pro Wrestling, two-time WWWF/WWF World Martial Arts Heavyweight Champion, and one-time IWGP Heavyweight Champion.[81]
2010 Richter, WendiWendi Richter Piper, RoddyRoddy Piper Two-time WWF Women's Champion, one-time AWA Women's Champion and two-time NWA Women's World Tag Team Champion.[82]
2010 Vachon, Maurice "Mad Dog"Maurice "Mad Dog" Vachon Patterson, PatPat Patterson Five-time AWA World Heavyweight Champion.[83]
2010 Gorgeous George
(George Wagner)
Beyer, DickDick Beyer Posthumous inductee, represented by his ex-wife Betty Wagner.[84] One-time holder of the Boston version of the AWA World Heavyweight Championship. Portrayed as a flamboyant, arrogant, charismatic villain, George is credited with helping establish wrestling on television in the 1940's and 1950's.[85]
2010 Hart, StuStu Hart Hart, BretBret Hart Posthumous inductee, represented by Bret Hart and the Hart family. Established Stampede Wrestling in Calgary 1948, and ran it until 1984. Ran "The Dungeon" wrestling school and trained numerous WWE wrestlers. Patriarch of the Hart family.[86]
2010 Uecker, BobBob Uecker Ebersol, DickDick Ebersol Celebrity inductee.[87]

Tag teams and familiesEdit

Year Tag Team Notes Inducted by
1996 The Valiant Brothers One-time WWWF World Tag Team Champions, first tag team to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.[88] Bulldog, BritishBritish Bulldog and Hart, OwenOwen Hart
Jimmy Valiant (James Harold Fanning) - four-time NWA Television Champion
Johnny Valiant (John L. Sullivan)
2006 The Blackjacks One-time WWWF World Tag Team Champions.[89] Heenan, BobbyBobby Heenan
Blackjack Mulligan (Robert Deroy Windham) - three-time NWA United States Heavyweight Champion and one-time NWA World Tag Team Champion.
Blackjack Lanza (Jack Lanza) - one-time AWA World Tag Team Champion
2007 The Wild Samoans Three-time WWF Tag Team Champions.[90] Samu and Anoa'i, MattMatt Anoa'i
Afa (Arthur Anoa'i, Sr.)
Sika (Leati Anoa'i)
2008 The Brisco Brothers Three-time NWA World Tag Team Championship and held over a dozen regional NWA tag team championships. Layfield, John "Bradshaw"John "Bradshaw" Layfield
Jack Brisco (Freddie Joe Brisco) - two-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion.[91]
Gerald Brisco (Floyd Gerald Brisco) - one-time NWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion.[92]
2009 The Funks Held several tag team championships, including the NWA International Tag Team Championship on three occasions.[93] Dusty Rhodes
Terry Funk - one-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion, two-time ECW World Heavyweight Champion and one-time WWF Tag Team Champion.
Dory Funk, Jr. - one-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion.
2009 The Von Erichs Noted wrestling family that spent many years wrestling in World Class Championship Wrestling. Various combinations of the family held several NWA regional and WCCW tag team championships, including the WCWA World Tag Team and World Six-Man Tag Team Championship.[94] Michael Hayes
Fritz Von Erich (Jack Adkisson) - One-time AWA World Heavyweight Champion and sixteen-time NWA American Heavyweight Champion (later renamed the WCWA World Heavyweight Championship).
Kevin Von Erich (Kevin Adkisson) - Five-time NWA American Heavyweight Champion and one-time WCWA World Heavyweight Champion.
David Von Erich (David Adkisson) - Eight-time NWA Texas Heavyweight Champion.
Kerry Von Erich (Kerry Adkisson) - One-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion, five-time NWA American Heavyweight Champion and four-time WCWA World Heavyweight Champion. Wrestled in WWF as "The Texas Tornado" where he was a one-time WWF Intercontinental Champion.
Mike Von Erich (Michael Adkisson) - One-time NWA American Heavyweight Champion.
Chris Von Erich (Chris Adkisson) - Worked several backstage jobs for WCCW.


Ceremony dates and locationsEdit

Halloffame
The induction of Bret Hart into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2006.
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WWE Hall of Fame 2009 ceremony.
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Date Location Venue WrestleMania [a]
01994-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr June 18, 1994 Baltimore, Maryland[95] Omni Inner Harbor International Hotel [b]
01995-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr June 24, 1995 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania[96] Marriott Hotel [c]
01996-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr November 16, 1996 New York, New York[97] Marriott Marquis [d]
02004-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr March 13, 2004 New York, New York[4] The Hilton XX
02005-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 2, 2005 Los Angeles, California[6] [Universal Amphitheatre 21
02006-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 1, 2006 Rosemont, Illinois[98] Rosemont Theatre 22
02007-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr March 31, 2007 Detroit, Michigan[99] Fox Theatre 23
02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr March 29, 2008 Orlando, Florida[100] Amway Arena XXIV
02009-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 4, 2009 Houston, Texas[101] Toyota Center XXV
02010-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr March 27, 2010 Phoenix, Arizona[102] Dodge Theater XXVI
02011-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 2, 2011 Atlanta, Georgia[103][104] Fox Theater XXVII

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FootnotesEdit

  • a - The WrestleMania for that ceremony's year is included due to the ceremonies taking place the night before WrestleMania and being apart of its production.
  • b c d - Before 2004, the WWE did not hold ceremonies on the night before that year's WrestleMania.

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