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Encyclopedia > WWE Hall Of Fame
WWE Hall of Fame logo, 2004-present.

In professional wrestling, the WWE Hall of Fame (formerly WWF Hall of Fame) is an institution that honors selected former and current employees of World Wrestling Entertainment (formerly the World Wrestling Federation) and other figures who have contributed to wrestling and sports entertainment in general. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... For the NES video game, see Pro Wrestling (video game). ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ...

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History

The Hall of Fame was created in 1993 with the induction of WWF alumnus Andre the Giant, who had died earlier that year. The Hall inducted additional members annually thereafter until 1996 with the 1994 and 1995 ceremonies held as part of the King of the Ring weekend, then went dormant until it was revived in 2004 to commemorate the company's twentieth WrestleMania event. The ceremony now takes place on the night before WrestleMania, in the same city as that event. André the Giant (May 19, 1946 – January 27, 1993) was a professional wrestler and actor, born André René Roussimoff in Grenoble, France. ... King of the Ring is an annual World Wrestling Entertainment tournament held from 1985 to 2002. ... WrestleMania XX was the twentieth WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ...


Since living inductees appear at a Hall of Fame acceptance event, induction is contingent upon the candidate being on good terms with WWE. As a result several notable alumni have not been inducted. The process by which inductees are selected is not transparent; the criteria for induction have never been disclosed. Although the Hall in theory honors those with important WWE careers, since the revival in 2004, some inductees such as Harley Race, Verne Gagne, Eddie Graham and Nick Bockwinkel, achieved much or all of their success outside of WWE, though the companies where they did achieve their success have been assimilated by WWE.[citation needed] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Verne Gagne (born February 26, 1926) is a former professional wrestler, trainer and wrestling promoter. ... Edward Gossett[1] (better known as Eddie Graham) (January 15, 1930 – January 21, 1985)[1] was a professional wrestler. ... Nick Bockwinkel (born December 6, 1934) is a former American professional wrestler, mainly competing in the American Wrestling Association (AWA) in the United States. ...


One critic of the Hall of Fame is Bruno Sammartino who said "what's the point to a Hall of Fame? Is it a building I can actually go to? No." He added "look at a guy like Pete Rose. Why is he in the Hall of Fame? It's a sham."[1] Bruno Leopoldo Francesco Sammartino (born October 6, 1935), is a former professional wrestler, best known for being the longest-running champion of the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF), holding the title across two reigns for over 12 years in total, as well as the longest World Heavyweight Championship reign in...


Inductees

Bret Hart being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2006. ...

Ceremony dates and locations

Bret Hart accepting his induction into the WWE Hall of Fame.
Bret Hart accepting his induction into the WWE Hall of Fame.

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Television broadcasts

Since 2006, the Hall of Fame has been broadcast on WWE's prime carrier USA Network and then replayed the next day. The 2008 edition of the Hall of Fame was broadcast live on the USA Network at 11 p.m., and a repeat at 2 a.m. the next day. The year 2006 in television involved some significant events. ... USA Network is a popular American cable television network with about 89 million household subscribers as of 2005. ...


DVD releases

Since 2005, the Hall of Fame has been packaged as part of the WrestleMania DVD release. The 2004 Hall of Fame was released as its own VHS and DVD. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Future facility

World Wrestling Entertainment has been looking in to constructing or creating a facility for the Hall of Fame. WWE's Executive Vice President of Global Media Shane McMahon has said that the WWE has been storing wrestling memoribilia in a warehouse for years, and all items are categorized and dated in case a facility is created. McMahon has stated, "I think it's probably still a couple of years away, but we're really anxious to do it."[2] Shane Brandon McMahon[3][2] (born January 15, 1970)[1] is an American executive and part-time professional wrestler for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ...


References

  • WWE Hall of Fame, includes list of inducters. onlineworldofwrestling.com. Retrieved on 2007-04-26.
  1. ^ Mackinder, Matt. Sammartino: McMahon is 'a sick-minded idiot. Slam.canoe.ca. Retrieved on 2007-05-06.
  2. ^ Varsallone, Jim. WWE collecting, storing for future Hall of Fame site. Miami Herald. Retrieved on 2008-4-8.

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See also

Bret Hart being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2006. ... The Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame is located in Amsterdam, New York and was previously located in Schenectady, New York. ... The WCW Hall of Fame was established in 1993 to honour some of the greats of the past (most of them appearing in the NWA and Jim Crockett Promotions before WCW existed). ... The Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame (WON HOF for short) is a professional wrestling hall of fame that exists only on paper. ...

External link

  • The WWE Hall of Fame
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