Rumors 176 // 26 Jan 2019, 16:38 IST SHARE What's the story?Ringside News reports that wrestling legend, Bam Bam Bigelow is a "lock" to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2019. Bigelow was heavily rumoured to be among the inductees last year but was ultimately overlooked.Ringside News reports that Bigelow's enshrinement may have been delayed a year due to 2019's edition of Wrestlemania hailing from Bigelow's home state of New Jersey.In case you didn't know...Bam Bam Bigelow is renowned as one of the greatest "big men" in wrestling history. Incredibly strong but also impressively agile, Bigelow was a star wherever he wrestled. He competed in WWE, WCW and ECW. throughout his two-decade career which spanned from 1985 right through to 2006.He engaged in classic bouts with all of the biggest stars of the era although he never achieved the headline status he craved and believed he deserved. Bigelow openly resented Vader, a fellow big man whom … [Read more...] about WWE Rumors: Bam Bam Bigelow reportedly a “lock” for 2019 WWE Hall of Fame
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Rumors 369 // 22 Jan 2019, 02:20 IST SHARE What's the story?WWE will start announcing the 2019 Hall of Fame in the weeks following The Royal Rumble, but the company could have accidentally confirmed at least one huge name from that list.In case you didn't know...There have been a lot of rumors surrounding WWE's upcoming Hall of Fame class, since many fans expect The Rock to be at The Royal Rumble next weekend and then lead into a Hall of Fame induction that has been on the cards for a number of years.Whilst The Rock has been the most hinted name for this year's Hall of Fame, there are a number of others who could be in the mix as well since WWE usually names many legends as well as celebrities for the Hall of Fame class each year.The heart of the matterWWE recently promoted the fact that Superstars would be airing on the Network in the coming weeks where it would show some historic episodes of the show from before Monday Night Raw took over the … [Read more...] about Did WWE Accidentally Reveal The First Induction For 2019 Hall of Fame?
(WXYZ) — WWE Hall of Fame announcer "Mean Gene" Okerlund has died at the age of 76, the company announced on Wednesday. One of the most-recognizable interviewers in sports entertainment, Okerlund joined WWE in 1984 before going to WCW in 1993. He re-joined WWE in 2001 where he worked until his death.Before his time in WWE, Okerlund worked in AWA where he interviewed Jesse "The Body" Ventura, Hulk Hogan and Bobby "The Brain" Heenan.He continued to appear on various WWE Television programming until his death on the WWE Network, and was a cast member on the WWE Network Show "Legends' House."Okerlund was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by Hogan in 2006.A voice and sound track to an entire era of our industry. He was the star of some of @WWE ’s most memorable segments. “Mean Gene” was beloved by all who got to work with him. Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time. https://t.co/9ddj6372eE — Triple H (@TripleH) January 2, 2019 Mean Gene … [Read more...] about WWE Hall of Fame announcer ‘Mean Gene’ Okerlund dies at the age of 76
Rumors 14 // 22 Dec 2018, 03:40 IST SHARE What's the story?Vince McMahon is the Chairman of WWE and the most powerful man in the company, which means that if he wanted to add himself to the annual Hall of Fame class, then he could, but this doesn't seem as though it will be the case.In case you didn't know...There are a number of interesting names who are not in the WWE Hall of Fame including The Rock, Vader, Chyna, Owen Hart and even Vince McMahon himself. It is, in fact, The Chairman of the board that chooses the class every year and has selected the names that have taken their place amongst the elite of wrestling over the past few decades.McMahon recently returned to television to announce that WWE was unveiling a new era in the company and has now been part of both SmackDown and Raw this past week, which is encouraging for fans of the former WWE Champion.The heart of the matterVince McMahon has given himself a number of accolades over the years … [Read more...] about Vince McMahon’s Hall Of Fame Induction Date Potentially Revealed?
Feature 14 // 20 Dec 2018, 21:54 IST SHARE The WWE Hall of Fame is an important institution for the company. Many wrestlers seem to look at it as legitimately one of the highest honors they aspire to. Moreover, the induction ceremony has become a staple component of WrestleMania weekend for the Friday or Saturday night before the Biggs’s day show of the year.The induction ceremony has lost some of its luster in recent years, though. Take the example of Ivory. She was a worthy inductee with a gift for gab. However, the kind of hardcore fans who traditionally best love the induction ceremony had heard her in podcast interviews like The Steve Austin Show and gotten the same dories in more detailed and engaging fashion shortly before she took the podium. Combine podcasts with documentaries and tell-all books, and a lot of what used to make the Hall of Fame induction ceremony so appealing and unique has fallen by the wayside.One way of making the … [Read more...] about Unpopular Opinion: Chris Benoit should be in the WWE Hall of Fame