WWE Hall of Fame

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The WWE Hall of Fame logo, used for the 2013 induction ceremony.

The WWE Hall of Fame is a hall of fame for professional wrestling personalities maintained by World Wrestling Entertainment. It was officially created on the February 1, 1993 episode of the World Wrestling Federation's (WWF) Monday Night Raw television program.[1] On this episode, WWF announced the sole induction of alumnus André the Giant, who had died five days prior. His death was the impetus for the creation of the Hall of Fame.[1][2] The 1994 and 1995 ceremonies were held in conjunction with the annual King of the Ring pay-per-view events. In 1996, the ceremony was held with the 1996 Survivor Series event, after which, the Hall of Fame went on hiatus.

In 2004, WWE relaunched the Hall of Fame to coincide with WrestleMania XX.[3] This ceremony, like its predecessors, was not broadcast on television, however, it was released on DVD on June 1, 2004.[4] Beginning with the 2005 ceremony, WWE broadcast the final few inductions into the Hall of Fame on Spike TV (2005)[5] and on the USA Network (2006[6]–present[7]); which 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.[7] Since 2005, the Hall of Fame ceremony has been packaged as part of that year's WrestleMania DVD release.[8]

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.[9] Some wrestlers have been critical of the WWE Hall of Fame and declined invitations to be inducted. Bruno Sammartino, the longest reigning WWE Champion, declined induction several times[10] before accepting in 2013.[11][12] In the years prior to his death, Randy Savage had to be inducted the WWE inducted both his father, Angelo Poffo and his brother, Lanny Poffo with him. Two years following Savage's death, Lanny Poffo announced that he was going against his brother's wishes and giving the WWE permission to induct his brother though he wanted no part of it if they did decided to induct Randy.[13]

As of 2013, there have been a total of 113 inductees: 90 members inducted individually, six tag teams, one stable and one wrestling family. Ric Flair is the only Hall of Famer to be inducted twice, first as a singles wrestler in 2008, then as a part of The Four Horsemen in 2012.[14] 16 of the individual inductees have been inducted posthumously.[15]

Inductees[edit]

André the Giant, the first ever inductee in the WWF/E Hall of Fame
Pedro Morales, inducted in 1995.
Sgt. Slaughter, inducted in 2004.
Hulk Hogan, inducted in 2005.
Iron Sheik, inducted in 2005.
Jimmy Hart, inducted in 2005.
Bret Hart, inducted in 2006.
Eddie Guerrero, inducted in 2006.
Jerry Lawler (left) and Jim Ross (right), inducted separately in 2007.
Ric Flair, the only two-time inductee, having been inducted in 2008 for his individual career and again in 2012 as part of The Four Horsemen.
Stone Cold Steve Austin, inducted in 2009.
Left to right: Roddy Piper (inducted in 2005), Jimmy Snuka (1996) and Ricky Steamboat (2009).
"The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase, inducted in 2010.
Shawn Michaels, inducted in 2011.
Edge, inducted in 2012.
Mick Foley, inducted in 2013.


Individuals[edit]

YearRing name
(Birth name)
Inducted byNotes
1993André the Giant
(André René Roussimoff)
NonePosthumous inductee. One-time WWF Champion. No ceremony took place: an episode of WWF Superstars in 1993 played a video package and announced his induction.[2]
1994Skaaland, ArnoldArnold SkaalandMcMahon, ShaneShane McMahonOne-time WWWF United States Tag Team Champion and long-time manager in WWF.[16]
1994Brazil, BoboBobo Brazil
(Houston Harris)
Ladd, ErnieErnie LaddFour-time WWWF United States Champion, one-time NWA United States Heavyweight Champion.[17]
1994Rogers, "Nature Boy" Buddy"Nature Boy" Buddy Rogers
(Herman Gustav Rohde Jr.)
Hart, BretBret HartPosthumous inductee, One-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion and first WWWF World Heavyweight Champion.[18]
1994Strongbow, Chief JayChief Jay Strongbow
(Luke Joseph Scarpa)
TatankaFour-time WWWF/WWF World Tag Team Champion.[19]
1994Blassie, "Classy" Freddie"Classy" Freddie BlassiePhilbin, RegisRegis PhilbinHeld over 30 NWA regional championships. Long-time manager in WWF.[20]
1994Monsoon, GorillaGorilla Monsoon
(Robert James Marella)
Ross, JimJim RossTwo-time WWWF United States Tag Team Champion. Former WWF announcer and onscreen President.[21]
1994Dudley, JamesJames DudleyMcMahon, VinceVince McMahonFirst African American to run a major arena in the United States.[22]
1995Rocca, AntoninoAntonino Rocca
(Antonino Biasetton)
Nash, KevinKevin NashPosthumous inductee. One-time WWF International Heavyweight Champion. Pioneer of the acrobatic wrestling style.[23]
1995Ladd, "Big Cat" Ernie"Big Cat" Ernie LaddBrazil, BoboBobo BrazilAlso a member of the WCW Hall of Fame, won several NWA regional titles, and was one of few professional wrestlers to have had a successful career in american football.[24]
1995Steele, George "The Animal"George "The Animal" Steele
(William James Myers)
Doink the ClownAlso a member of the Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame. He was one of professional wrestling's first monster heels.[25]
1995Putski, IvanIvan Putski
(Josef Bednarski)
Putski, ScottScott PutskiOne-time WWF Tag Team Champion.[26]
1995The Fabulous Moolah
(Lillian Ellison)
Blayze, AlundraAlundra BlayzeThree-time (and first) WWF Women's Champion prior to her induction, her first reign is recognized as lasting 28 years.[27]
1995The Grand Wizard
(Ernie Roth)
Slaughter, Sgt.Sgt. SlaughterPosthumous inductee. Long-time heel manager in WWF.[28]
1995Morales, PedroPedro MoralesMonsoon, GorillaGorilla MonsoonOne-time WWWF World Heavyweight Champion whose reign is recognized as lasting nearly three years, first WWF Triple Crown Champion.[29] Morales was the first Latino to win the world title.[30]
1996Scicluna, "Baron" Mikel"Baron" Mikel SciclunaMonsoon, GorillaGorilla MonsoonOne-time WWWF World Tag Team Champion.[31]
1996Albano, "Captain" Lou"Captain" Lou AlbanoFranklin, JoeJoe FranklinOne-time WWWF United States Tag Team Champion. As a manager, he led 15 different tag teams and four singles wrestlers to various championships. His association with Cyndi Lauper was pivotal in turning professional wrestling into a mainstream phenomenon.[32]
1996Snuka, Jimmy "Superfly"Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka
(James Edward Reiher)
Muraco, DonDon MuracoOne-time NWA United States Heavyweight Champion, two-time NWA World Tag Team Champion and two-time ECW Heavyweight Champion.[33]
1996Rodz, JohnnyJohnny Rodz
(Johnny Rodriguez)
Skaaland, ArnoldArnold SkaalandWrestled in WWF for nearly two decades. He was one of the first wrestlers to be primarily used to lose to other, more popular wrestlers[34]
1996Kowalski, KillerKiller Kowalski
(Wladek Kowalski)
Triple HOne-time WWWF World Tag Team Champion, held seventeen NWA regional championships.[35]
1996Patterson, PatPat Patterson
(Pierre Clermont)
Hart, BretBret HartOne-time and first WWF Intercontinental Champion, one-time AWA World Tag Team Champion and held over 20 NWA regional championships.[36]
1996McMahon, Vincent J.Vincent J. McMahonMcMahon, ShaneShane McMahonPosthumous inductee. Founder of and longtime promoter for World Wide Wrestling Federation which would later become World Wrestling Entertainment.[37]
2004Studd, Big JohnBig John Studd
(John Minton)
Big ShowPosthumous inductee, represented by his son John Minton, Jr. One-time WWWF World Tag Team Champion, 1989 Royal Rumble winner.[38]
2004Muraco, DonDon MuracoFoley, MickMick FoleyTwo-time WWF Intercontinental Champion. First winner of the King of the Ring tournament.[39]
2004Valentine, Greg "The Hammer"Greg "The Hammer" Valentine
(Gregory Wisniski)
Hart, JimmyJimmy HartTwo-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.[40]
2004Race, HarleyHarley RaceFlair, RicRic FlairEight-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.[41]
2004Ventura, Jesse "The Body"Jesse "The Body" Ventura
(James Janos)
Janos, TyrellTyrell JanosOne-time AWA World Tag Team Champion. Former commentator in WWF and WCW.[42]
2004Junkyard Dog
(Sylvester Ritter)
Ladd, ErnieErnie LaddPosthumous inductee, represented by his daughter LaToya Ritter. Held fifteen championships while wrestling in the Mid-South Wrestling Association including four reigns as Mid-South North American Heavyweight Champion.[43]
2004Slaughter, Sgt.Sgt. Slaughter
(Robert Remus)
Patterson, PatPat PattersonOne-time WWF Champion and two-time NWA United States Heavyweight Champion[44]
2004Graham, "Superstar" Billy"Superstar" Billy Graham
(Eldridge Wayne Coleman)
Triple HOne-time WWWF World Heavyweight Champion.[45]
2004Santana, TitoTito Santana
(Merced Solis)
Michaels, ShawnShawn MichaelsTwo-time WWF Intercontinental Champion and two-time WWF Tag Team Champion.[46]
2004Heenan, Bobby "The Brain"Bobby "The Brain" Heenan
(Raymond Heenan)
Lanza, BlackjackBlackjack LanzaFormer commentator and long-time manager in AWA, WWF and WCW.[47]
2004Rose, PetePete RoseKaneCelebrity inductee, appeared at WrestleMania XIV, XV, and 2000.[48]
2005Hogan, HulkHulk Hogan
(Terry Bollea)
Stallone, SylvesterSylvester StalloneSix-time WWF/E Champion, six-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion, one-time WWE World Tag Team Champion and a two-time Royal Rumble winner (1990 and 1991).[49]
2005Piper, "Rowdy" Roddy"Rowdy" Roddy Piper
(Roderick Toombs)
Flair, RicRic FlairOne-time WWF Intercontinental Champion and three-time NWA/WCW United States Heavyweight Champion. Host of Piper's Pit.[50]
2005Orton, "Cowboy" Bob"Cowboy" Bob OrtonOrton, RandyRandy OrtonHeld numerous NWA regional titles.[51]
2005Hart, JimmyJimmy HartLawler, JerryJerry LawlerLong-time manager in WWF and WCW.[52]
2005Orndorff, "Mr. Wonderful" Paul"Mr. Wonderful" Paul OrndorffHeenan, BobbyBobby HeenanFour-time NWA National Heavyweight Champion and two-time WCW World Tag Team Champion.[53]
2005Volkoff, NikolaiNikolai Volkoff
(Josip Peruzovic)
Ross, JimJim RossThree-time WWWF International Tag Team Champion and one-time WWF Tag Team Champion.[54]
2005The Iron Sheik
(Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri)
Slaughter, Sgt.Sgt. SlaughterOne-time WWF Champion and one-time WWF Tag Team Champion.[55]
2006Hart, Bret "The Hitman"Bret "The Hitman" HartAustin, SteveSteve AustinFive-time WWF Champion, two-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion, co-winner of the 1994 Royal Rumble and a two-time King of the Ring winner (1991 and 1993).[56]
2006Guerrero, EddieEddie Guerrero
(Eduardo Guerrero)
Benoit, ChrisChris Benoit, Mysterio, ReyRey Mysterio, and Guerrero, ChavoChavo GuerreroPosthumous inductee, represented by Vickie Guerrero and his two daughters. One-time WWE Champion, two-time WCW/WWE United States Champion and two-time WWF/WWE Intercontinental Champion.[57]
2006Okerlund, "Mean" Gene"Mean" Gene OkerlundHogan, HulkHulk HoganLong-time AWA, WCW, and WWF/E interviewer and announcer.[58]
2006Sherri, "Sensational""Sensational" Sherri
(Sherri Russell)
DiBiase, "The Million Dollar Man" Ted"The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiaseOne-time WWF Women's Champion and four-time AWA World Women's Champion. Former manager. [59]
2006Gagne, VerneVerne GagneGagne, GregGreg GagneCo-founder of the American Wrestling Association, 10-time AWA World Heavyweight Champion.[60]
2006Atlas, "Mr. USA" Tony"Mr. USA" Tony Atlas
(Anthony White)
Jones, S.D.S.D. JonesOne-time WWF Tag Team Champion, half of the first African American WWF World Tag Team Championship winning duo with Rocky Johnson.[61]
2006Perry, William "The Refrigerator"William "The Refrigerator" PerryCena, JohnJohn CenaCelebrity inductee, Competed in a battle royal at WrestleMania 2.[62]
2007Rhodes, "The American Dream" Dusty"The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes
(Virgil Riley Runnels, Jr.)
Cody and Rhodes, DustinDustin RhodesThree-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion, one-time NWA United States Heavyweight Champion. Long-time lead booker for WCW.[63]
2007Hennig, "Mr. Perfect" Curt"Mr. Perfect" Curt Hennig
(Curtis Michael Hennig)
Boggs, WadeWade BoggsPosthumous inductee, represented by his wife, his four children, his mother and his father Larry "The Axe" Henning. One-time AWA World Heavyweight Champion, two-time WWF Intercontinental Champion, one-time WCW United States Heavyweight Champion.[15]
2007Lawler, Jerry "The King"Jerry "The King" Lawler
(Jerry O'Neil Lawler)
Shatner, WilliamWilliam ShatnerOne-time AWA World Heavyweight Champion, 30-time AWA Southern Heavyweight Champion, three-time WCWA World Heavyweight Champion and color commentator for Raw.[64]
2007Bockwinkel, NickNick Bockwinkel
(Nicholas Warren Francis Bockwinkel)
Heenan, BobbyBobby HeenanFour-time AWA World Heavyweight Champion and three-time AWA World Tag Team Champion.[65]
2007Fuji, Mr.Mr. Fuji
(Harry Fujiwara)
Muraco, DonDon MuracoFive-time WWWF/WWF World Tag Team Champion. Former manager.[66]
2007The Sheik
(Ed Farhat)
Van Dam, RobRob Van Dam and SabuPosthumous inductee, represented by his wife Joyce Farhat. Also known as "The Original Sheik", a two-time WWWF United States Champion, held over 20 NWA regional championships.[67]
2007Ross, JimJim RossAustin, SteveSteve AustinLongtime lead announcer for WWF/E, WCW and other regional promotions; Head of WWF Talent Relations during the Attitude Era, signing many well known wrestlers.[68]
2008Flair, "Nature Boy" Ric"Nature Boy" Ric Flair
(Richard Fliehr)
Triple HTwo-time WWF Champion, eight-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion,[69] and seven-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion.[70] Recognized by WWE as a 16-time World Heavyweight Champion. 1992 Royal Rumble winner. First active WWE wrestler to be inducted in the Hall of Fame.[71]
2008Maivia, "High Chief" Peter"High Chief" Peter Maivia
(Fanene Leifi Pita Maivia)
Rock, TheThe RockPosthumous inductee, represented by his daughter Ata Maivia Johnson. Held more than a dozen NWA regional championships.[72]
2008Johnson, "Soulman" Rocky"Soulman" Rocky Johnson
(Wayde Bowles)
Rock, TheThe RockOne-time WWF World Tag Team Champion, half of the first African American WWF World Tag Team Championship winning duo with Tony Atlas.[73]
2008Young, MaeMae Young
(Johnnie Mae Young)
Patterson, PatPat PattersonFirst ever and one-time NWA United States Women's Champion[74] and one-time NWA Women's World Tag Team Championship.[75]
2008Graham, EddieEddie Graham
(Edward Gossett)
Rhodes, DustyDusty RhodesPosthumous inductee, represented by his son Mike Graham. Promoter and booker for Championship Wrestling from Florida, held over 30 NWA regional championships including 18 in CWF.[76]
2008Solie, GordonGordon Solie
(Jonard Frank Labiak)
Ross, JimJim RossPosthumous inductee, represented by his five children. Commentator, announcer and promoter for Championship Wrestling from Florida, later worked for World Championship Wrestling.[77]
2009Austin, "Stone Cold" Steve"Stone Cold" Steve Austin
(Steve Williams)
McMahon, VinceVince McMahonSix-time WWF Champion, 1996 King of the Ring, three-time Royal Rumble winner (1997, 1998 and 2001).[78]
2009Steamboat, Ricky "The Dragon"Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat
(Richard Henry Blood)
Flair, RicRic FlairOne-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion, three-time NWA United States Heavyweight Champion, and one-time WWF Intercontinental Champion[79]
2009Watts, "Cowboy" Bill"Cowboy" Bill WattsRoss, JimJim RossFormer wrestling promoter in the mid-south United States, one-time WWWF United States Tag Team Champion and held over 20 NWA regional championships.[80]
2009Finkel, HowardHoward FinkelOkerlund, GeneGene OkerlundWWE ring announcer since 1977 and first employee hired by the WWE in 1975.[81]
2009Ware, Koko B.Koko B. Ware
(James Ware)
Honky Tonk Man, TheThe Honky Tonk ManHeld several NWA regional championships.[82]
2010DiBiase, "The Million Dollar Man" Ted"The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiaseDiBiase, Jr., TedTed DiBiase, Jr. and DiBiase, BrettBrett DiBiaseFour-time Mid-South North American Heavyweight Champion, three-time WWF World Tag Team Champion, 1988 King of the Ring.[83]
2010Inoki, AntonioAntonio InokiHansen, StanStan HansenFounder of New Japan Pro Wrestling, two-time WWWF/WWF World Martial Arts Heavyweight Champion, and one-time IWGP Heavyweight Champion.[84]
2010Richter, WendiWendi RichterPiper, RoddyRoddy PiperTwo-time WWF Women's Champion, one-time AWA Women's Champion and two-time NWA Women's World Tag Team Champion.[85]
2010Vachon, Maurice "Mad Dog"Maurice "Mad Dog" VachonPatterson, PatPat PattersonFive-time AWA World Heavyweight Champion.[86]
2010George, GorgeousGorgeous George
(George Wagner)
Beyer, DickDick BeyerPosthumous inductee, represented by his ex-wife Betty Wagner.[87] 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 1940s and 1950s.[88]
2010Hart, StuStu HartHart, BretBret HartPosthumous 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.[89]
2010Uecker, BobBob UeckerEbersol, DickDick EbersolCelebrity inductee, guest interviewer/ring announcer at WrestleMania III and IV.[90]
2011Michaels, "The Heartbreak Kid" Shawn"The Heartbreak Kid" Shawn Michaels
(Michael Shawn Hickenbottom)
Triple HThree-time WWF Champion, one-time World Heavyweight Champion, three-time WWF Intercontinental Champion, two-time Royal Rumble winner (1995 and 1996), first WWE wrestler to achieve the "Grand Slam".[91]
2011Duggan, "Hacksaw" Jim"Hacksaw" Jim Duggan
(James Edward Duggan)
DiBiase, "The Million Dollar Man" Ted"The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiaseWinner of the first Royal Rumble match in 1988, one-time WCW United States Champion.[92]
2011Armstrong, "Bullet" Bob"Bullet" Bob Armstrong
(Joseph Melton James)
The Armstrong Family (Scott, Brad, and Brian)Held several NWA regional championships.[93]
2011Sunny
(Tammy Lynn Sytch)
WWE DivasBilled by WWE as the first Diva.[94]
2011Carey, DrewDrew Carey
(Drew Allison Carey)
KaneCelebrity inductee, was an entry in the 2001 Royal Rumble.[95]
2011Abdullah the Butcher
(Lawrence Robert Shreve)
Funk, TerryTerry FunkA hardcore legend known for appearing in a number of wrestling territories, holding a variety of regional championships.[96]
2012Edge
(Adam Joseph Copeland)
ChristianFour-time WWE Champion, a record seven-time World Heavyweight Champion, winner of the inaugural Money in the Bank ladder match and the 2010 Royal Rumble. He held the World and WWE Tag Team Championships a combined 14 times, more than any other wrestler.[97]
2012Simmons, RonRon SimmonsLayfield, John "Bradshaw"John "Bradshaw" LayfieldFirst Black World Heavyweight Champion having won the WCW World Heavyweight Championship once. Wrestled in WWF/E as "Faarooq" where he was a three-time World Tag Team Champion with Bradshaw.[98]
2012Yokozuna
(Rodney Agatupu Anoaʻi)
Jimmy and Jey UsoPosthumous inductee, represented by cousin Rikishi and his family. Two-time WWF Champion, two-time WWF Tag Team Champion, 1993 Royal Rumble winner.[99]
2012Tyson, MikeMike Tyson
(Michael Gerard Tyson)
Michaels, ShawnShawn Michaels and Triple HCelebrity Inductee, was a special guest referee at Wrestlemania XIV, and a Raw guest host in 2010.[100]
2012Máscaras, MilMil Máscaras
(Aaron Rodriguez Arellano)
Del Rio, AlbertoAlberto Del RioMexican luchador. Máscaras was the first masked wrestler to perform in Madison Square Garden.[101]
2013Foley, MickMick Foley
(Michael Francis Foley, Sr.)
Funk, TerryTerry FunkWrestled using various ring names, including Cactus Jack, Mankind and Dude Love. Three-time WWF Champion, eight-time WWF Tag Team Champion, two-time ECW World Tag Team Champion, one-time WCW World Tag Team Champion and first WWF Hardcore Champion.[102]
2013Backlund, BobBob Backlund
(Robert Lee Backlund)
Menounos, MariaMaria MenounosTwo-time WWF Champion (the first time for over five years) and one-time WWF Tag Team Champion.[103]
2013Trish Stratus
(Patricia Anne Stratigias)
McMahon, StephanieStephanie McMahonA record seven-time WWF/E Women's Champion, three-time WWE Babe of the Year, voted Diva of the Decade during the Raw 10th Anniversary special.[104]
2013Sammartino, BrunoBruno Sammartino
(Bruno Leopoldo Francesco Sammartino)
Schwarzenegger, ArnoldArnold SchwarzeneggerTwo-time WWWF Champion who holds the records for longest consecutive and cumulative reigns of seven and 11 years, respectively.[105]
2013Trump, DonaldDonald Trump
Donald John Trump, Sr.)
McMahon, VinceVince McMahonCelebrity inductee, hosted WrestleMania IV and WrestleMania V at Trump Plaza. Won the "Battle of the Billionares" at WrestleMania 23.[106]
2013Booker T
(Booker Tio Huffman, Jr.)
Stevie RayFive-time WCW Champion, one-time World Heavyweight Champion, a record 11-time WCW World Tag Team Champion (10 of which came with his brother Stevie Ray as Harlem Heat).[107]

Tag teams, stables and families[edit]

YearTag TeamInducted byNotes
1996The Valiant BrothersBulldog, BritishBritish Bulldog and Hart, OwenOwen HartOne-time WWWF World Tag Team Champions, first tag team to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.[108]
Jimmy Valiant (James Harold Fanning) - four-time NWA Television Champion
Johnny Valiant (John L. Sullivan)
2006The BlackjacksHeenan, BobbyBobby HeenanOne-time WWWF World Tag Team Champions.[109]
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
2007The Wild SamoansSamu and Anoaʻi, MattMatt AnoaʻiThree-time WWF Tag Team Champions.[110]
Afa (Arthur Anoaʻi, Sr.)
Sika (Leati Anoaʻi)
2008The Brisco BrothersLayfield, John "Bradshaw"John "Bradshaw" LayfieldThree-time NWA World Tag Team Championship and held over a dozen regional NWA tag team championships.
Jack Brisco (Freddie Joe Brisco) - two-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion.[111]
Gerald Brisco (Floyd Gerald Brisco) - one-time NWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion.[112]
2009The FunksDusty RhodesHeld several tag team championships, including the NWA International Tag Team Championship on three occasions.[113]
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.
2009The Von ErichsMichael HayesNoted 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.[114]
Fritz Von Erich (Jack Adkisson) - Posthumous inductee, one-time AWA World Heavyweight Champion and 16-time NWA American Heavyweight Champion (later renamed the WCWA World Heavyweight Championship).
Kevin Von Erich (Kevin Adkisson) - Six-time NWA American/WCWA World Heavyweight Champion.
David Von Erich (David Adkisson) - Posthumous inductee, eight-time NWA Texas Heavyweight Champion.
Kerry Von Erich (Kerry Adkisson) - Posthumous inductee, one-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion, nine-time NWA American/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) - Posthumous inductee, one-time NWA American Heavyweight Champion.
Chris Von Erich (Chris Adkisson) - Posthumous inductee, wrestled and worked several backstage jobs for WCCW.
2011The Road Warriors/Legion of DoomDusty RhodesTwo-time WWF Tag Team Champions, one-time AWA World Tag Team Champions, one-time NWA International Tag Team Champions, one-time NWA World Tag Team Champions (Mid-Atlantic version).[115]
Road Warrior Hawk (Michael Hegstrand) - Posthumous inductee, two-time IWGP Tag Team Champion (without Animal)
Road Warrior Animal (Joe Laurinaitis) - One-time WWE Tag Team Champion (without Hawk)
"Precious" Paul Ellering - Long-time manager in the AWA, NWA, WWF and AJPW. Inducted alongside the Road Warriors, who he managed for much of his career.[116]
2012The Four HorsemenDusty RhodesOne of the top stables of the 1980s, they reached their peak in 1988 when the four members controlled all three major NWA Championships, (World, United States and Tag Team).[117]
"Nature Boy" Ric Flair (Richard Fliehr) - First two-time inductee. Previously inducted in 2008 for his individual career.
Barry Windham - One-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion, one-time NWA United States Heavyweight Champion, four-time NWA/WCW World Tag Team Champion, and two-time WWF Tag Team Champion.
"The Enforcer" Arn Anderson (Martin Anthony Lunde) - Four-time NWA/WCW World Television Champion, five-time NWA/WCW World Tag Team Champion, and one-time WWF Tag Team Champion.
Tully Blanchard - One-time NWA United States Heavyweight Champion, two-time NWA World Tag Team Champion, and one-time WWF Tag Team Champion.
James J. Dillon (James Morrison) - Long-time manager in the NWA, former WCW onscreen commissioner.

To be inducted in 2014[edit]

Ring name
(Birth name)
Inducted byNotes
Warrior, The UltimateThe Ultimate Warrior
(James Brian Hellwig)
TBAOne-time WWF Champion and two-time WWF Intercontinental Champion.
Roberts, Jake "The Snake"Jake "The Snake" Roberts
(Aurelian Smith, Jr.)
TBAOne of the most popular and controversial wrestling figures of all time. Held many regional championships.

Ceremony dates and locations[edit]

The induction of Bret Hart into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2006.
WWE Hall of Fame 2009 ceremony.
DateLocationVenueWrestleMania[a]
June 18, 1994Baltimore, Maryland[118]Omni Inner Harbor International Hotel
June 24, 1995Philadelphia, Pennsylvania[119]Marriott Hotel
November 16, 1996New York, New York[120]Marriott Marquis
March 13, 2004New York, New York[3]The HiltonXX
April 2, 2005Los Angeles, California[5]Universal Amphitheatre21
April 1, 2006Rosemont, Illinois[121]Rosemont Theatre22
March 31, 2007Detroit, Michigan[122]Fox Theatre23
March 29, 2008Orlando, Florida[123]Amway ArenaXXIV
April 4, 2009Houston, Texas[124]Toyota CenterXXV
March 27, 2010Phoenix, Arizona[125]Dodge TheaterXXVI
April 2, 2011Atlanta, Georgia[126][127]Philips ArenaXXVII
March 31, 2012Miami, Florida[128]American Airlines Arena[129]XXVIII
April 6, 2013New York, New YorkMadison Square Garden29
April 5, 2014New Orleans, LouisianaNew Orleans ArenaXXX

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Footnotes[edit]

References[edit]

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