Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum

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The Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame building in 2005.

The Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) and Museum is an American professional wrestling hall of fame and museum located in Amsterdam, New York. It was previously located in Schenectady, New York. Its purpose is to "preserve and promote the dignified history of professional wrestling and to enshrine and pay tribute to professional wrestlers who have advanced this national pastime in terms of athletics and entertainment." The Hall of Fame is thus not affiliated with any promotion.

Categories[edit]

NameYears activeNotes
Pioneer Era2002–presentFor wrestlers active between the years of 1898 and 1942
Television Era2002–presentFor wrestlers active between the years of 1943 and 1984
Modern Era2002–presentFor wrestlers active between the years of 1985 and 1996
Tag Team2003–presentFor tag team wrestlers
International2006–presentFor wrestlers active in countries primarily other than in North America
Midget Wrestler2002–2005For midget professional wrestlers
Lady Wrestler2002–presentFor female professional wrestlers
Non-Participant2003–presentFor television announcers, commentators, promoters, and bookers
New York State Award2003–2005For individuals who made significant contributions to professional wrestling in the PWHF's home state of New York
Senator Hugh Farley Award2006–2009For well-known wrestlers who has made significant societal contributions outside of the squared circle; named after New York State Senator Hugh Farley. There were no recipients of the award for the 2010 induction ceremony.

Inductees[edit]

YearRing name
(Birth name)
CategoryNotes
2002Frank GotchPioneer EraPosthumous inductee: won the World Heavyweight Wrestling Championship (1 time) and the American Heavyweight Championship (3 times)[1]
2002Georg HackenschmidtPioneer EraPosthumous inductee: won the European Greco-Roman Heavyweight Championship (1 time) and the World Heavyweight Wrestling Championship (1 time)[2]
2002Ed "Strangler" Lewis
(Robert Friedrich)
Pioneer EraPosthumous inductee: won the AWA World Heavyweight Championship (2 times) and the World Heavyweight Championship (4 times)[3]
2002Jim Londos
(Chris Theophelos)
Pioneer EraPosthumous inductee: won the World Heavyweight Wrestling Championship (1 time) and the NWA/NBA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[4]
2002Joe StecherPioneer EraPosthumous inductee: won the World Heavyweight Wrestling Championship (3 times)[5]
2002Lou Thesz
(Aloysius Martiz Thesz)
Pioneer EraPosthumous inductee: won the World Heavyweight Wrestling Championship (3 times), the World Heavyweight Championship (NWA) (3 times), and the NWA World Heavyweight Championship (5 times)[6]
2002Gorgeous George
(George Raymond Wagner)
Television EraPosthumous inductee: won the NWA Southern Heavyweight Championship (1 time), the NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Championship (1 time), and Boston's AWA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[7]
2002"Nature Boy" Buddy Rogers
(Herman Rohde)
Television EraPosthumous inductee: won NWA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time) and was the first to hold the WWWF World Heavyweight Championship[8]
2002Bruno SammartinoTelevision EraWon the WWWF World Heavyweight Championship (2 times) and WWWF United States Tag Team Championship (1 time)[9]
2002André the Giant
(André Roussimoff)
Modern EraPosthumous inductee: won the WWF Championship (1 time) and the WWF Tag Team Championship (1 time)[10]
2002Ricky Steamboat
(Richard Blood)
Modern EraWon the NWA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time), NWA World Tag Team Championship (Mid-Atlantic version) (6 times), WWF Intercontinental Championship (1 time), WCW United States Heavyweight Championship (1 time), and WCW World Television Championship (2 times)[11]
2002Sky Low Low
(Marcel Gauthier)
Midget WrestlerPosthumous inductee: won the NWA World Midget's Championship (1 time)[12][13]
2002Mildred Burke
(Mildred Bliss)
Lady WrestlerPosthumous inductee: won the NWA World Women's Championship (1 time) and the WWWA World Heavyweight Championship; founded World Women's Wrestling Association[14]
2003Burns, MartinMartin BurnsPioneer EraPosthumous inductee: won the American Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[15]
2003Zbyszko, StanislausStanislaus ZbyszkoPioneer EraPosthumous inductee: won the AAC World Heavyweight Championship (2 times)[16]
2003Walter "Killer" KowalskiTelevision EraWon the WWWF World Tag Team Championship (1 time)[17]
2003Rocca, AntoninoAntonino RoccaTelevision EraPosthumous inductee: Won the NWA Texas Heavyweight Championship (2 times)[18] and WWWF United States Tag Team Championship (1 time)[19][20]
2003Bockwinkel, NickNick BockwinkelModern EraWon the AWA World Heavyweight Championship (4 times)[21] and the AWA Southern Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[22][23]
2003Hogan, HulkHulk Hogan
(Terry Bollea)
Modern EraWon the WWE Championship (6 times)[24] and WCW World Heavyweight Championship (6 times)[25][26]
2003Costello, AlAl Costello
(Giacomo Costa)
Tag TeamPosthumous inductee: inducted as a part of The Fabulous Kangaroos with Roy Heffernan; Won the WWWF United States Tag Team Championship (3 times)[27]
2003Heffernan, RoyRoy Heffernan
(Laurence Heffernan)
Tag TeamPosthumous inductee: inducted as a part of the The Fabulous Kangaroos with Al Costello; Won the WWWF United States Tag Team Championship (3 times)[27]
2003Little Beaver
(Lionel Giroux)
Midget WrestlerPosthumous inductee: won the NWA World Midget's Championship (2 times)[28]
2003The Fabulous Moolah
(Mary Ellison)
Lady WrestlerWas the inaugural WWE Women's Champion (4 times), her first reign is officially recognized as lasting over 10,000 days[29][30]
2003Muchnick, SamSam MuchnickNon-ParticipantPosthumous inductee: promoted the St. Louis Wrestling Club and assisted in establishing the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA)[31]
2003Beyer, DickDick BeyerNew York State AwardWas also inducted to the PWHF in 2005, won the WWA World Heavyweight Championship (3 times), and AWA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[32]
2003DiPaolo, IlioIlio DiPaoloNew York State AwardPosthumous inductee: won the NWA Canadian Open Tag Team Championship (5 times)[33][34]
2004William MuldoonPioneer EraPosthumous inductee: won the Greco-Roman Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[35]
2004Angelo SavoldiPioneer EraMinor partner of the World Wide Wrestling Federation in the 1970s and founder of International Championship Wrestling[36]
2004Freddie BlassieTelevision EraPosthumous inductee: NWA Southern Heavyweight Championship (Georgia version) (14 times)[37]
2004Verne GagneTelevision EraFounded the American Wrestling Association and won the AWA World Heavyweight Championship (10 times)[38]
2004Terry FunkModern EraWon the NWA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time), the ECW Championship (2 times), and the WWF Tag Team Championship (1 time)[39]
2004Harley RaceModern EraWon the NWA World Heavyweight Championship (8 times)[40]
2004Maurice VachonTag TeamInducted as a part of a tag team with Paul Vachon; won the AWA World Tag Team Championship (2 times) and NWA International Tag Team Championship (Calgary version) (3 times)[13][41]
2004Paul VachonTag TeamInducted as a part of a tag team with Maurice Vachon; won the AWA World Tag Team Championship (2 times) and NWA International Tag Team Championship (Calgary version) (3 times)[13][41]
2004Lord Littlebrook
(Eric Tovey)
Midget WrestlerWon the NWA World Midget's Championship (1 time)[13][42]
2004Mae YoungLady WrestlerTrained The Fabulous Moolah, challenged for the NWA World Women's Championship, and wrestled in nine different decades[43]
2004Vincent J. McMahonNon-ParticipantPosthumous inductee: established the World Wide Wrestling Federation (now WWE)[44]
2004Gordon Solie
(Francis Jonard Labiak)
Non-ParticipantPosthumous inductee: announcer for Championship Wrestling from Georgia, Championship Wrestling from Florida, Continental Championship Wrestling, and World Championship Wrestling[45]
2004Dr. John J. BonicaNew York State AwardPosthumous inductee:[46] Won the NWA Light Heavyweight Championship of the World (1 time) and Light Heavyweight Championship of Canada (1 time)[47]
2004Len Rossi
(Len Rositano)
New York State AwardWon the North American Jr. Heavyweight Championship (1 time) and the NWA Junior Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[48]
2005Brown, OrvilleOrville BrownPioneer EraPosthumous Inductee: won the NWA World Heavyweight Championship (inaugural, 2 times), MWA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[49]
2005Pesek, JohnJohn PesekPioneer EraPosthumous inductee: won the NWA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time) and MWA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[50]
2005Beyer, DickDick BeyerTelevision EraWas also awarded the PWHF New York State Award in 2003, won the WWA World Heavyweight Championship (3 times), and AWA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[32]
2005Brisco, JackJack Brisco
(Freddy Brisco)
Television EraWon the NCAA Wrestling Team Championship (1 time), NWA World Heavyweight Championship (2 times), and NWA Florida Tag Team Championship (10 times)[51]
2005Funk, Jr., DoryDory Funk, Jr.Modern EraWon the NWA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time) and NWA Florida Heavyweight Championship (4 times)[52]
2005Steele, GeorgeGeorge Steele
(William Myers)
Modern EraWon the NWA World Tag Team Championship (Detroit version) (1 time)[53]
2005Bruiser
(William Afflis)
Tag TeamPosthumous inductee: was inducted as a part of a tag team with Crusher, won the AWA World Tag Team Championship (5 times) and the WWA World Heavyweight Championship (11 times)[54]
2005Crusher
(Reginald Lisowski)
Tag TeamPosthumous inductee: was inducted as a part of a tag team with Bruiser, won the AWA World Tag Team Championship (5 times) and AWA World Heavyweight Championship (3 times)[54]
2005Fuzzy Cupid
(Leon Stap)
Midget WrestlerPosthumous inductee: worked tag team matches in various independent circuits[55]
2005Penny BannerLady WrestlerWon AWA World Women's Championship (1 time) and NWA Women's World Tag Team Championship (3 times).
2005Boesch, PaulPaul BoeschNon-ParticipantPosthumous inductee: commentator for the Houston Wrestling promotion[56]
2005Mazurki, MikeMike MazurkiNew York State AwardPosthumous inductee: founded the Cauliflower Alley Club, a non-profit organization that awards scholarships to wrestlers and gives financial aid to retired wrestlers[57]
2005Stern, RayRay Stern
(Walter Bookbinder)
New York State AwardWon the NWA World Tag Team Championship (San Francisco version) (1 time)[58]
2006Ed Don GeorgePioneer EraPosthumous inductee; won the World Heavyweight Wrestling Championship (2 times) and Boston's AWA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[59]
2006Bill LongsonPioneer EraPosthumous inductee; won the NWA World Heavyweight Championship (3 times) and the NWA Central States Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[60]
2006Don Leo Jonathan
(Don Heaton)
Television EraWon the NWA Canadian Tag Team Championship (Vancouver version) (18 times) and NWA Texas Heavyweight Championship (2 times)[13][61]
2006Johnny Valentine
(Jonathan Wisniski)
Television EraPosthumous inductee; won the NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (Mid-Atlantic version) (1 time) and NWA Florida Heavyweight Championship (3 times)[13][62]
2006Ric Flair
(Richard Morgan Fliehr)
Modern EraHeld the NWA World Heavyweight Championship (10 times), WCW World Heavyweight Championship (8 times), and WWF Championship (2 times)[63]
2006Ray StevensModern EraPosthumous inductee; Was inducted into the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum twice in one year; under Modern Era and Tag Team. Won the AWA United States Heavyweight Championship (7 Times), AWA World Tag Team Championship (4 times)[64][65]
2006Pat PattersonTag TeamWas inducted as part of the Blond Bombers; won the AWA World Tag Team Championship (1 time) and the NWA World Tag Team Championship (San Francisco version) (2 times). Was also the inaugural WWF Intercontinental Champion[64]
2006Ray StevensTag TeamPosthumous inductee; Was inducted as part of the Blond Bombers; Was inducted into the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum twice in one year; under Modern Era and Tag Team. Won the AWA World Tag Team Championship (1 time) and the NWA World Tag Team Championship (San Francisco version) (2 times)[64]
2006Rikidōzan
(Kim Sin-Nak)
InternationalPosthumous inductee; won the NWA International Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[66]
2006June Byers
(De Alva Evonne Sibley)
Lady WrestlerPosthumous inductee; NWA World Women's Championship (1 time) and World Women's Championship (1 time)[67]
2006Bobby Heenan
(Raymond Louis Heenan)[68]
Non-ParticipantConsidered by many to be the greatest wrestling manager of all time.[69] He also worked as an announcer for the World Wrestling Federation and World Championship Wrestling[70]
2006Ida Mae MartinezSenator Hugh Farley AwardWon the Women's Mexican Championship[71]
2007Caddock, EarlEarl CaddockPioneer EraPosthumous inductee: won the Amateur Athletic Union Heavyweight (1 time) and Light Heavyweight Championship (2 times) in amateur wrestling[72]
2007Sonnenberg, GusGus SonnenbergPioneer EraPosthumous inductee: won a version of the original World Heavyweight Championship of professional wrestling[73]
2007Hodge, DannyDanny HodgeTelevision EraWon the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship (8 times)[74]
2007O'Connor, PatPat O'ConnorTelevision EraPosthumous inductee: won the NWA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time), NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (Central States version) (3 times), and the AWA World Tag Team Championship (1 time)[75]
2007DiBiase, TedTed DiBiaseModern EraWon the WWF World Tag Team Championship (3 times), NWA National Heavyweight Championship (2 times), Mid-South North American Heavyweight Championship (4 times), and WWF North American Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[76]
2007Piper, RoddyRoddy Piper
(Roderick Toombs)
Modern EraWon the WWE Intercontinental (1 time) and World Tag Team Championship (1 time), and various NWA championships[77]
2007Tolos, ChrisChris TolosTag TeamPosthumous inductee; inducted as a member of The Canadian Wrecking Crew, won the WWWF United States Tag Team Championship (1 time), NWA Canadian Tag Team Championship (Vancouver version) (2 times), NWA World Tag Team Championship (Vancouver version) (2 times), and NWA International Tag Team Championship (Toronto version) (2 times)[78]
2007Tolos, JohnJohn TolosTag TeamInducted as a member of the The Canadian Wrecking Crew, won the WWWF United States Tag Team Championship (1 time), NWA Canadian Tag Team Championship (Vancouver version) (7 times), NWA World Tag Team Championship (Vancouver version) (3 times), and NWA International Tag Team Championship (Toronto version) (2 times)[78]
2007Gotch, KarlKarl Gotch
(Karl Istaz)
InternationalPosthumous inductee: won the IWA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time) and WWWF World Tag Team Championship (1 time)[79]
2007Combs, CoraCora Combs
(Cora Svonsteckik)
Lady WrestlerWon the NWA United States Women's Championship (1 time)[80]
2007Pfefer, JackJack PfeferNon-ParticipantPosthumous inductee: promoted various independent promotions[81]
2007Darnell, BillyBilly DarnellSenator Hugh Farley AwardPosthumous inductee: won different versions of the NWA World Tag Team Championship (3 times)[82]
2008Tom JenkinsPioneer EraPosthumous inductee; won the American Heavyweight Championship (3 times)[83]
2008Ray Steele
(Peter Sauer)
Pioneer EraPosthumous inductee; won the World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[84]
2008Bobo Brazil
(Houston Harris)
Television EraPosthumous inductee; Was the first African-American world champion (NWA World Heavyweight Championship), and also won the WWWF United States Championship (1 time)[85]
2008Gene KiniskiTelevision EraWon the NWA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time) and AWA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[86]
2008Bob BacklundModern EraWon the NWA Florida Tag Team Championship (1 time), NWA Georgia Tag Team Championship (1 time), and WWWF/WWF Championship (2 times)[87]
2008Bret HartModern EraWon the WWF Tag Team Championship (2 times), WWE/WWF Intercontinental Championship (2 times), WWF Championship (5 times), WCW World Heavyweight Championship (2 times), WCW United States Championship (2 times) and WCW World Tag Team Championship (2 times)[88]
2008Emil Dusek
(Emil Hason)
Tag TeamPosthumous inductee; inducted as a member of The Dusek Riot Squad, won the NWA World Tag Team Championship (Central States version) (3 times) and the NWA World Tag Team Championship (San Francisco version) (1 time)[89]
2008Shohei "Giant" BabaInternationalPosthumous inductee; won the NWA World Heavyweight Championship (3 times) and the PWF World Heavyweight Championship (4 times); founded All Japan Pro Wrestling[90]
2008Betty Niccoli
(Betty Jo Niccoli Sato)
Lady WrestlerWon the NWA United States Women's Championship (1 time) and the AWA World Women's Championship (1 time)[91]
2008Toots MondtNon-ParticipantPosthumous inductee; founded the World Wide Wrestling Federation[92]
2008Tom DrakeSenator Hugh Farley AwardWas a contender for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship[93]
2009Lewis, EvanEvan LewisPioneer EraPosthumous inductee: won the American Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[94]
2009Zbyszko, WladekWladek ZbyszkoPioneer EraPosthumous inductee: won the AWA World Heavyweight Championship[95]
2009Graham, BillyBilly Graham
(Eldridge Coleman)
Television EraWon the WWWF World Heavyweight Championship (1 time), NWA Florida Heavyweight Championship (2 times), and the International Pro Wrestling World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[96]
2009Chief Jay Strongbow
(Joseph Scarpa)
Television EraWon the WWF Tag Team Championship (4 times), and various NWA championships[97]
2009Orndorff, PaulPaul OrndorffModern EraWon the Memphis Wrestling Southern Heavyweight Championship (1 time), WCW World Tag Team Championship (3 times), and various NWA and independent promotion championships[98]
2009Savage, RandyRandy Savage
(Randall Poffo)
Modern EraWon the WWF Championship (2 times), WCW World Heavyweight Championship (4 times), and various championships in independent promotions[99]
2009Curtis, DonDon CurtisTag TeamPosthumous inductee; inducted as a part of a tag team with Mark Lewin, and won various NWA tag team championships.[100]
2009Lewin, MarkMark LewinTag TeamInducted as a part of a tag team with Don Curtis, and won various NWA tag team championships.[100]
2009Inoki, AntonioAntonio Inoki
(Kanji Inoki)
InternationalWon the National Wrestling Federation Heavyweight Championship (4 times), WWF World Martial Arts Heavyweight Championship (2 times), and founded New Japan Pro Wrestling[101]
2009Christanello, DonnaDonna Christanello
(Donna Alfonsi)
Lady WrestlerWon the NWA Women's World Tag Team Championship (1 time)[102]
2009Captain Lou AlbanoNon-ParticipantWon the WWWF United States Tag Team Championship (1 time), and managed various wrestlers to WWF Championship reigns[103]
2009Hank GarrettSenator Hugh Farley AwardWorked in various independent promotions before pursuing an acting career[104]
2010"Wild" Red BerryPioneer EraPosthumous inductee: Won NWA Central States Heavyweight Championship (2 times), and NWA World Light Heavyweight Championship (9 times).[105]
2010Danny McShainPioneer EraPosthumous inductee: Won NWA Texas Heavyweight Championship (NWA Texas Heavyweight Championship) (6 times), and NWA World Light Heavyweight Championship (10 times).[106]
2010Édouard CarpentierTelevision EraWon NWA Texas Heavyweight Championship (NWA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time), and WWA World Heavyweight Championship (Los Angeles version) (2 times).[107]
2010Wahoo McDanielTelevision EraPosthumous inductee: Won NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Championship (5 times), NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (5 times), and IWA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time).[108]
2010Stan HansenModern EraWon AJPW Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship (4 times), PWF World Heavyweight Championship (4 times), and AWA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time).[109]
2010Dusty Rhodes
(Virgil Runnels)
Modern EraWon NWA Florida Heavyweight Championship (10 times), NWA Southern Heavyweight Championship (Florida version) (7 times), and NWA World Heavyweight Championship (3 times).[110]
2010Ben SharpeTag TeamPosthumous inductee: Inducted as a part of a tag team with Mike Sharpe, won NWA World Tag Team Championship (San Francisco version) (19 times), WCWA Texas Tag Team Championship (1 time), and NWA Hawaii Heavyweight Championship (1 time).[111]
2010Mike SharpeTag TeamPosthumous inductee: Inducted as a part of a tag team with Ben Sharpe, won NWA World Tag Team Championship (San Francisco version) (18 times), WCWA Texas Tag Team Championship (1 time), and NWA World Tag Team Championship (Vancouver version) (1 time).[111]
2010Mil MáscarasInternationalWon Mexican National Light Heavyweight Championship (2 times), WWA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time), ALLL World Heavyweight Championship (1 time) (First & Only), and IWA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time) (First & Only).[112]
2010Kay NobleLady WrestlerPosthumous inductee: Won AWA World Women's Championship (1 time), Texas Women's Championship (1 time), Central States Women's Chapionship (1 time).[113]
2010Gorilla Monsoon
(Robert "Gino" Marella)
Non-ParticipantPosthumous inductee: Won IWA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time), and WWC North American Heavyweight Championship (2 times).[114]
2011Everett MarshallPioneer EraPosthumous Inductee: Won NWA World Heavyweight Championship (2 Times), MWA Heavyweight Championship (1 Time), Texas Heavyweight Championship (1 Time)[115]
2011Bronko NagurskiPioneer EraPosthumous Inductee: NWA/NBA World Heavyweight Championship (2 Times), NWA Pacific Coast Heavyweight Championship (San Francisco version) (2 Times), Minneapolis World Heavyweight Championship (2 Times)[115]
2011Dick the Bruiser
(William Afflis)
Television EraPosthumous Inductee: Inducted into the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum in 2005 in the Tag Team Category with Crusher. Won WWA World Heavyweight Championship (11 Times)[115]
2011The Sheik
(Ed Farhat)
Television EraPosthumous Inductee: Won NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (Detroit version) (12 Times), NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (Toronto version) (4 Times)[115]
2011Ivan KoloffModern EraWon NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Championship (4 Times), NWA Television Championship (3 Times), NWA Mid-Atlantic Television Championship (2 Times)[115]
2011Jerry LawlerModern EraWon AWA Southern Heavyweight Championship (52 Times), AWA World Heavyweight Championship, USWA Unified World Heavyweight Championship (28 Times), NWA Southern Heavyweight Championship (Mid-America version) (10 Times)[115]
2011Road Warrior AnimalTag TeamWas inducted as part of the Road Warriors. Won NWA National Tag Team Championship (4 Times), i-Generation Tag Team Championship (3 Times), WWF World Tag Team Championship (2 Times)[115]
2011Road Warrior HawkTag TeamPosthumous Inductee: Was inducted as part of the Road Warriors. Won NWA National Tag Team Championship (4 Times), i-Generation Tag Team Championship (2 Times), WWF World Tag Team Championship (2 Times)[115]
2011Paul ElleringTag TeamWas inducted as a part of the Road Warriors. Managed the Road Warriors from 1983 until 1997 during their stints at the American Wrestling Association, the National Wrestling Alliance, New Japan Pro Wrestling, and the World Wrestling Federation.[115]
2011Billy RobinsonInternationalWon AWA British Empire Heavyweight Championship (3 Times), CWA World Heavyweight Championship (3 Times), IWA World Heavyweight Championship (2 Times), NWA United National Championship (1 Time), PWF World Heavyweight Championship (1 Time)[115]
2011Judy GrableLady WrestlerPosthumous Inductee: Honoree at the Cauliflower Alley Club in 2002.[115]
2011Vincent K. McMahonNon-ParticipantChairman of the World Wrestling Federation since 1980 & President and CEO of the World Wrestling Federation from 1980 until 1993. In 2009, he took over the position of CEO of the World Wrestling Entertainment again. Won WWF Championship (1 Time), ECW World Heavyweight Championship (1 Time)[115]
2012Abe ColemanPioneer EraPosthumous Inductee: Honoree at the Cauliflower Alley Club in 1995.
2012Maurice TilletPioneer EraPosthumous Inductee
2012Dominic DeNucciTelevision EraWon AWA United States Heavyweight Championship (1 Time), NWF Heavyweight Championship (1 Time), IWA World Heavyweight Championship (3 Times)
2012Fritz Von ErichTelevision EraPosthumous Inductee: Won NWA American Heavyweight Championship (13 Times), AWA World Heavyweight Championship (1 Time), NWA North American Heavyweight Championship (Amarillo version) (4 Times)
2012Junkyard DogModern EraPosthumous Inductee: Won USWA Unified World Heavyweight Championship (1 Time), Stampede North American Heavyweight Championship (2 Times), Mid-South Louisiana Championship (3 Times), Mid-South North American Championship (4 Times)
2012Jimmy SnukaModern EraWon NWA ECW World Heavyweight Championship (2 Times), NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Championship (5 Times), NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (Mid-Atlantic version) (1 Time), WWWA Heavyweight Championship (1 Time)
2012AfaTag TeamInducted as a member of the Wild Samoans. Won WWF Tag Team Championship (3 Times), Stampede International Tag Team Championship (2 Times), Mid-South Tag Team Championship (3 Times), NWA Florida Tag Team Championship (1 Time)
2012SikaTag TeamInducted as a member of the Wild Samoans. Won WWF Tag Team Championship (3 Times), Stampede International Tag Team Championship (2 Times), Mid-South Tag Team Championship (3 Times), NWA Florida Tag Team Championship (1 Time)
2012George GordienkoInternationalPosthumous Inductee: Won British Commonwealth Heavyweight Championship (1 Time), NWA Pacific Coast Heavyweight Championship (Vancouver version) (1 Time), British Commonwealth Heavyweight Championship (New Zealand version) (1 Time), NWA Canadian Heavyweight Championship (Calgary version) (1 Time)
2012Wendi RichterLady WrestlerWon WWF Women's Championship (2 Times), WWC Women's Championship (2 Times), AWA Women's Championship (1 Time)
2012Jim CornetteNon-ParticipantSuccessful manager, promoter, booker, and announcer for such promotions as the Jim Crockett Promotions, World Championship Wrestling, World Wrestling Federation, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, and Ring of Honor Wrestling, as well as owning Smokey Mountain Wrestling from 1991 to 1995.
2013Dick ShikatPioneer EraPosthumous Inductee: Won World Heavyweight Championship (original version) (1 time), NWA World Heavyweight Championship (2 times)
2013Sandor SzaboPioneer EraPosthumous Inductee: Won NWA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time), Montreal Athletic Commission World Heavyweight Title (1 time), NWA "Beat the Champ" Television Championship (7 times)
2013Baron Von RaschkeTelevision EraWon WWA World Heavyweight Championship (3 times), NWA American Heavyweight Championship (1 time), NWA Brass Knuckles Championship (Texas version) (1 time), NWA Georgia Heavyweight Championship (1 time), NWA Florida Television Championship (1 time), IWA International Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
2013"Cowboy" Bill WattsTelevision EraWon NWA North American Heavyweight Championship (Tri-State version) (7 times), Mid-South North American Heavyweight Championship (1 time), NWA Tri-State Brass Knuckles Championship (2 times), NWA Texas Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
2013Dick MurdochModern EraPosthumous Inductee: Won NWA United National Championship (1 time), NWA Central States Heavyweight Championship (2 times), NWA Southern Heavyweight Championship (Florida version) (1 time), WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship (1 time), NWA Missouri Heavyweight Championship (3 times), Mid-South North American Championship (2 times), NWA North American Heavyweight Championship (Tri-State version) (3 times), NWA Brass Knuckles Championship (Amarillo version) (3 times), NWA International Heavyweight Championship (Amarillo version) (3 times)
2013Tito SantanaModern EraWon ECW World Heavyweight Championship (1 time), AWF Heavyweight Championship (2 times), IWCCW Heavyweight Championship (1 time), WWF Intercontinental Championship (2 times), UCW Heavyweight Championship (1 time), USA Pro Heavyweight Championship (1 time), RWA Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
2013Jody HamiltonTag TeamInducted as a member of The Assassins. Won NWA Georgia Tag Team Championship (12 times), NWA United States Tag Team Championship (Florida version) (2 times), NWA Macon Tag Team Championship (2 times), NWA Canadian Tag Team Championship (Vancouver version) (2 times), NWA Southeastern Tag Team Championship (Georgia version) (4 times)
2013Tom RenestoTag TeamPosthumous Inductee: Inducted as a member of The Assassins. Won NWA Georgia Tag Team Championship (12 times), NWA United States Tag Team Championship (Florida version) (2 times), NWA Macon Tag Team Championship (2 times), NWA Canadian Tag Team Championship (Vancouver version) (2 times), NWA Southeastern Tag Team Championship (Georgia version) (4 times)
2013El SantoInternationalPosthumous Inductee: Won Mexican National Middleweight Championship (4 times), Mexican National Light Heavyweight Championship (1 time), Mexican National Welterweight Championship (2 times), NWA World Middleweight Championship (1 time), NWA World Welterweight Championship (2 times), Winner (and Undefeated) of 35 Luchas de Apuestas matches.
2013Joyce GrableLady WrestlerWon NWA Texas Women's Championship (1 time), NWA United States Women's Championship (1 time), NWA Women's World Tag Team Championship (4 times), Recipient of the 2010 Cauliflower Alley Club Women's Wrestling Award
2013J.J. DillonNon-ParticipantLegendary Manager of The Four Horsemen, Abdullah the Butcher, Waldo Von Erich, and Ox Baker. PWI Manager of the Year Recipient in 1982, 1983, and 1988.
2014Stu HartPioneer Era
2014Leroy McGuirkPioneer Era
2014Bruiser BrodyTelevision Era
2014Mr. Wrestling IITelevision Era
2014Don MuracoModern Era
2014Bill EadieModern Era
2014Don FargoTag Team
2014Jackie FargoTag Team
2014Alfred HayesInternational
2014Sherri MartelLady Wrestler
2014Gary HartNon-Participant

See also[edit]

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