In the last few days, we could hear one quite interesting news from Brad Shepard who is a famous blogger that covers wrestling world. First thing this man brought was about the revival of XFL that WWE plans to do. The second news is about five people that are rumored to be introduced into Hall of Fame by the biggest company in the business.
Tweet that has been published did not suggest who the source is, and, to be honest, it did not spread like a wildfire which was the case for the previous one. Because of all this, it needs to be taken with a reserve. On the other hand, looking at his prior record and the names that are mentioned there might be some truth in his claims. What we also need to add is the confirmation, to some extent, that came from Deadspin’s David Bixenspan about the first news. This points out in a direction that maybe he really does have an insider.
Even this might not be true, the names we have on the list are people that are bound to be added to the Hall of Fame in the future. The problem here is the fact that pretty much any wrestler that was in WWE could be a potential candidate, meaning that you can throw a rock and you will probably hit someone that can be on a list like this.
Looking at the list, we can say that at least two, or better say three, of these people, might have a future with the company on TV. That is not all as another name is long overdue and the fifth prospect might be on his way of doing a horrendous concert. All this is under a question mark just like the list we have received.
Lisa Moretti, or Ivory that was her in-ring name, was a three-time WWE Women’s champion. This woman was a star of GLOW, and we think that the Netflix series has something to do with the fact that this name is on the list. Attitude Era was a special time for the company, and this girl was one of the best performers when it comes to women’s division. Because she wanted more than just wrestling in mud, she was sent to PTC-parody RTC group as a way of punishing her ambition.
We are not sure if her punishment included the match from ’99 No Mercy where she performed with Fabulous Moolah that was 70+ at the moment. It was terrible, just terrible, probably one of the worst fights we have ever seen. Ivory is not to be blamed for this one, and we think that she is definitely worthy of being induced.
WWE is a PG product these days. This is probably the main reason British Bulldog isn’t part of WWE HOF these days. His problems with illegal substances are well documented, and the company looks to stay away from wrestlers who committed sins in the eyes of WWE crowd.
But his career tells another story, one worth of HOF. Bulldog was Intercontinental, European, and tag team champion back in his heyday. No European wrestler came close to his achievements. Thanks to the fact that his misconduct is now part of ancient past, WWE would do him right if he was part of 2018 HOF Class.
It is true that theme can destroy the character and that the entrance music is a huge part of every wrestler. Looking at Kid Rock and his involvement with WWE we can say that ‘American Bad A*s’ persona was one of the worst things ever. This track accompanied ‘Taker for seven long months and most fans thought that it was pretty bad or really bad.
This is not all when it comes to Kid Rock’s association with the company as we could see him often performing for US soldiers and much more. It doesn’t matter if you like his music or not, we think that this man deserves to be in the Hall of Fame.
The Honky Tonk Man
The WWE Hall of Fame is full of superstars from ‘80 and ‘90. That is why it comes as a surprise that The Honky Tonk Man wasn’t yet inducted. The Godfather, Rikishi, and B Ware are all part of HOF, but they had nowhere near illustrious carers as the Honky Man.
He was the most significant Intercontinental Champion of all time. The title was ins his hands for the record 454 days. During 1980 he was the most prominent star among the crowd. People loved him. WWE should take him into consideration this year.
Bam Bam Bigelow
With his name on the list, we are coming to a wrestler that is long overdue. We could see him performing in the ring during mid-80’s and early-90’s, and he was arguably one of the best big men that the company ever had on the roster. He was one of the leading characters for the WrestleMania XI.
When we take a look at his wrestling career and his later life, there might be an explanation why WWE didn’t add his name to the Hall of Fame. The circumstances of his death might be the issue here, but after this many years, we think that he should get his spot as he deserved it.
The Dudley Boyz
For many years, fans thought that The Dudley Boys would make a return to the ring as they parted ways with WWE in a good fashion. At this moment we know that Devon is a producer in Stamford, but the situation is slightly bit more complicated with Bubba as he is still connected with Ring of Honor.
As we all know, being induced to Hall of Fame is quite prestigious, but the company is not eager to give this honor to wrestlers that are still active. This is simple, in case that someone, later on, decides to change the company he/she might be ruining the legacy and harm the brand.
Chyna left WWE with bad blood between her and the company but for a reason. Despite her popularity, her problems with illegal substances and her exploration of adult movie industry didn’t bode well with WWE. Because of this you never hear her name in HOF talks.
After her demise, WWE backed on their stance and officially spoke of her in high regard. WWE called her a pioneer, which she was because there was never another someone like her, not there will be. She is to this day the only woman to hold the IC title and to enter the Royal Rumble. Not to mention her influence on Triple H’s career.
Despite her shortcomings, if you focus only on wrestling Chyna should be inducted into HOF.
This tag team is the one that deserves HOF place more than any other. But, they are only perennial candidates because Ax (Bill Eadie) left WWE in 1991, and hasn’t been in good terms with them since.
In the late 80’ Demolition held the tag team title and they were the longest reigning champions until The New Day broke their record. Back in the day, they headlined the shows, thanks to their popularity and dominance.
Their problems with WWE started when they disputed the company over Demolition gimmick. Afterwards, they went into a legal dispute with WWE over head injuries. With all of this, you would say that they will never reach the Hall of Fame, but they deserve it nonetheless. The best tag team in history should be inducted into HOF straight away in 2018.
How WWE picks its Hall of Fame inductees is not common knowledge. That’s why it comes as no surprise that a new name began to circle as a candidate for WWE HOF. The man in question is no other than Jeff Jarrett.
According to PW insider former six-time, IC Champion Jarrett will be a part of 2018 WWE Hall of Fame Class. His career started in 1992 with WWF and had stints with them on two occasions. First run was from 92-96. After four years he left the company in 1996 after Royal Rumble because of contract disputes. The next year he spent with WCW only to return to WWF in 1997.
What do you think is there a place for Jarrett in the company of Ivory and Dudley Boys.
If you go down to the end of our list, you will see the name of the wrestler that will undoubtedly be inducted into HOF this year. When you look at it, you will know that Luger is the only wrestler from WCW left to be inducted.
Back in the day, he was touted as the new Hulk Hogan, but he never reached those heights. His mistake with the company was when he decided to appear on WCW Nitro.
Additionally, he was close to Miss Elizabeth and lived with her when she was found dead after an overdose. Although he as not involved in any way, people believe that this is keeping him out of HOF talk.
But, these days he’s reestablished good relations with the company after appearing in their documentaries. This is why we believe that he will be inducted soon. Maybe even this year.
We think that this is a sure thing to happen in the future. With this move, McMahon could get the opponent for Brock Lesnar as it would bring Big Bill once more to the ring in a spectacular fashion. It is a real wonder that the CEO didn’t call this man and organize something like this already.
Many will ask if this man does deserve to be added to the Hall of Fame as if we take a look at what he accomplished in his career we will notice that he had only a few memorable moments. On the other hand, this is entertainment, so anything is possible. Plus, we need to add that he is a really nice guy.