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]

Name Years active Notes
Pioneer Era 2002–present For wrestlers active between the years of 1898 and 1942
Television Era 2002–present For wrestlers active between the years of 1943 and 1984
Modern Era 2002–present For wrestlers active between the years of 1985 and 1996
Tag Team 2003–present For tag team wrestlers
International 2006–present For wrestlers active in countries primarily other than in North America
Midget Wrestler 2002–2005 For midget professional wrestlers
Lady Wrestler 2002–present For female professional wrestlers
Non-Participant 2003–present For television announcers, commentators, promoters, and bookers
New York State Award 2003–2005 For individuals who made significant contributions to professional wrestling in the PWHF's home state of New York
Senator Hugh Farley Award 2006–2009 For 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]

Year Ring name
(Birth name)
Category Notes
2002 Frank Gotch Pioneer Era Posthumous inductee: won the World Heavyweight Wrestling Championship (1 time) and the American Heavyweight Championship (3 times)[1]
2002 Georg Hackenschmidt Pioneer Era Posthumous inductee: won the European Greco-Roman Heavyweight Championship (1 time) and the World Heavyweight Wrestling Championship (1 time)[2]
2002 Ed "Strangler" Lewis
(Robert Friedrich)
Pioneer Era Posthumous inductee: won the AWA World Heavyweight Championship (2 times) and the World Heavyweight Championship (4 times)[3]
2002 Jim Londos
(Chris Theophelos)
Pioneer Era Posthumous inductee: won the World Heavyweight Wrestling Championship (1 time) and the NWA/NBA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[4]
2002 Joe Stecher Pioneer Era Posthumous inductee: won the World Heavyweight Wrestling Championship (3 times)[5]
2002 Lou Thesz
(Aloysius Martiz Thesz)
Pioneer Era Posthumous 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]
2002 Gorgeous George
(George Raymond Wagner)
Television Era Posthumous 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 Era Posthumous inductee: won NWA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time) and was the first to hold the WWWF World Heavyweight Championship[8]
2002 Bruno Sammartino Television Era Won the WWWF World Heavyweight Championship (2 times) and WWWF United States Tag Team Championship (1 time)[9]
2002 André the Giant
(André Roussimoff)
Modern Era Posthumous inductee: won the WWF Championship (1 time) and the WWF Tag Team Championship (1 time)[10]
2002 Ricky Steamboat
(Richard Blood)
Modern Era Won 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]
2002 Sky Low Low
(Marcel Gauthier)
Midget Wrestler Posthumous inductee: won the NWA World Midget's Championship (1 time)[12][13]
2002 Mildred Burke
(Mildred Bliss)
Lady Wrestler Posthumous inductee: won the NWA World Women's Championship (1 time) and the WWWA World Heavyweight Championship; founded World Women's Wrestling Association[14]
2003 Burns, MartinMartin Burns Pioneer Era Posthumous inductee: won the American Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[15]
2003 Zbyszko, StanislausStanislaus Zbyszko Pioneer Era Posthumous inductee: won the AAC World Heavyweight Championship (2 times)[16]
2003 Walter "Killer" Kowalski Television Era Won the WWWF World Tag Team Championship (1 time)[17]
2003 Rocca, AntoninoAntonino Rocca Television Era Posthumous inductee: Won the NWA Texas Heavyweight Championship (2 times)[18] and WWWF United States Tag Team Championship (1 time)[19][20]
2003 Bockwinkel, NickNick Bockwinkel Modern Era Won the AWA World Heavyweight Championship (4 times)[21] and the AWA Southern Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[22][23]
2003 Hogan, HulkHulk Hogan
(Terry Bollea)
Modern Era Won the WWE Championship (6 times)[24] and WCW World Heavyweight Championship (6 times)[25][26]
2003 Costello, AlAl Costello
(Giacomo Costa)
Tag Team Posthumous inductee: inducted as a part of The Fabulous Kangaroos with Roy Heffernan; Won the WWWF United States Tag Team Championship (3 times)[27]
2003 Heffernan, RoyRoy Heffernan
(Laurence Heffernan)
Tag Team Posthumous inductee: inducted as a part of the The Fabulous Kangaroos with Al Costello; Won the WWWF United States Tag Team Championship (3 times)[27]
2003 Little Beaver
(Lionel Giroux)
Midget Wrestler Posthumous inductee: won the NWA World Midget's Championship (2 times)[28]
2003 The Fabulous Moolah
(Mary Ellison)
Lady Wrestler Was the inaugural WWE Women's Champion (4 times), her first reign is officially recognized as lasting over 10,000 days[29][30]
2003 Muchnick, SamSam Muchnick Non-Participant Posthumous inductee: promoted the St. Louis Wrestling Club and assisted in establishing the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA)[31]
2003 Beyer, DickDick Beyer New York State Award Was also inducted to the PWHF in 2005, won the WWA World Heavyweight Championship (3 times), and AWA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[32]
2003 DiPaolo, IlioIlio DiPaolo New York State Award Posthumous inductee: won the NWA Canadian Open Tag Team Championship (5 times)[33][34]
2004 William Muldoon Pioneer Era Posthumous inductee: won the Greco-Roman Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[35]
2004 Angelo Savoldi Pioneer Era Minor partner of the World Wide Wrestling Federation in the 1970s and founder of International Championship Wrestling[36]
2004 Freddie Blassie Television Era Posthumous inductee: NWA Southern Heavyweight Championship (Georgia version) (14 times)[37]
2004 Verne Gagne Television Era Founded the American Wrestling Association and won the AWA World Heavyweight Championship (10 times)[38]
2004 Terry Funk Modern Era Won the NWA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time), the ECW Championship (2 times), and the WWF Tag Team Championship (1 time)[39]
2004 Harley Race Modern Era Won the NWA World Heavyweight Championship (8 times)[40]
2004 Maurice Vachon Tag Team Inducted 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]
2004 Paul Vachon Tag Team Inducted 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]
2004 Lord Littlebrook
(Eric Tovey)
Midget Wrestler Won the NWA World Midget's Championship (1 time)[13][42]
2004 Mae Young Lady Wrestler Trained The Fabulous Moolah, challenged for the NWA World Women's Championship, and wrestled in nine different decades[43]
2004 Vincent J. McMahon Non-Participant Posthumous inductee: established the World Wide Wrestling Federation (now WWE)[44]
2004 Gordon Solie
(Francis Jonard Labiak)
Non-Participant Posthumous inductee: announcer for Championship Wrestling from Georgia, Championship Wrestling from Florida, Continental Championship Wrestling, and World Championship Wrestling[45]
2004 Dr. John J. Bonica New York State Award Posthumous inductee:[46] Won the NWA Light Heavyweight Championship of the World (1 time) and Light Heavyweight Championship of Canada (1 time)[47]
2004 Len Rossi
(Len Rositano)
New York State Award Won the North American Jr. Heavyweight Championship (1 time) and the NWA Junior Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[48]
2005 Brown, OrvilleOrville Brown Pioneer Era Posthumous Inductee: won the NWA World Heavyweight Championship (inaugural, 2 times), MWA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[49]
2005 Pesek, JohnJohn Pesek Pioneer Era Posthumous inductee: won the NWA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time) and MWA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[50]
2005 Beyer, DickDick Beyer Television Era Was 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]
2005 Brisco, JackJack Brisco
(Freddy Brisco)
Television Era Won the NCAA Wrestling Team Championship (1 time), NWA World Heavyweight Championship (2 times), and NWA Florida Tag Team Championship (10 times)[51]
2005 Funk, Jr., DoryDory Funk, Jr. Modern Era Won the NWA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time) and NWA Florida Heavyweight Championship (4 times)[52]
2005 Steele, GeorgeGeorge Steele
(William Myers)
Modern Era Won the NWA World Tag Team Championship (Detroit version) (1 time)[53]
2005 Bruiser
(William Afflis)
Tag Team Posthumous 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]
2005 Crusher
(Reginald Lisowski)
Tag Team Posthumous 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]
2005 Fuzzy Cupid
(Leon Stap)
Midget Wrestler Posthumous inductee: worked tag team matches in various independent circuits[55]
2005 Penny Banner Lady Wrestler Won AWA World Women's Championship (1 time) and NWA Women's World Tag Team Championship (3 times).
2005 Boesch, PaulPaul Boesch Non-Participant Posthumous inductee: commentator for the Houston Wrestling promotion[56]
2005 Mazurki, MikeMike Mazurki New York State Award Posthumous inductee: founded the Cauliflower Alley Club, a non-profit organization that awards scholarships to wrestlers and gives financial aid to retired wrestlers[57]
2005 Stern, RayRay Stern
(Walter Bookbinder)
New York State Award Won the NWA World Tag Team Championship (San Francisco version) (1 time)[58]
2006 Ed Don George Pioneer Era Posthumous inductee; won the World Heavyweight Wrestling Championship (2 times) and Boston's AWA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[59]
2006 Bill Longson Pioneer Era Posthumous inductee; won the NWA World Heavyweight Championship (3 times) and the NWA Central States Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[60]
2006 Don Leo Jonathan
(Don Heaton)
Television Era Won the NWA Canadian Tag Team Championship (Vancouver version) (18 times) and NWA Texas Heavyweight Championship (2 times)[13][61]
2006 Johnny Valentine
(Jonathan Wisniski)
Television Era Posthumous inductee; won the NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (Mid-Atlantic version) (1 time) and NWA Florida Heavyweight Championship (3 times)[13][62]
2006 Ric Flair
(Richard Morgan Fliehr)
Modern Era Held the NWA World Heavyweight Championship (10 times), WCW World Heavyweight Championship (8 times), and WWF Championship (2 times)[63]
2006 Ray Stevens Modern Era Posthumous 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]
2006 Pat Patterson Tag Team Was 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]
2006 Ray Stevens Tag Team Posthumous 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]
2006 Rikidōzan
(Kim Sin-Nak)
International Posthumous inductee; won the NWA International Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[66]
2006 June Byers
(De Alva Evonne Sibley)
Lady Wrestler Posthumous inductee; NWA World Women's Championship (1 time) and World Women's Championship (1 time)[67]
2006 Bobby Heenan
(Raymond Louis Heenan)[68]
Non-Participant Considered 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]
2006 Ida Mae Martinez Senator Hugh Farley Award Won the Women's Mexican Championship[71]
2007 Caddock, EarlEarl Caddock Pioneer Era Posthumous inductee: won the Amateur Athletic Union Heavyweight (1 time) and Light Heavyweight Championship (2 times) in amateur wrestling[72]
2007 Sonnenberg, GusGus Sonnenberg Pioneer Era Posthumous inductee: won a version of the original World Heavyweight Championship of professional wrestling[73]
2007 Hodge, DannyDanny Hodge Television Era Won the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship (8 times)[74]
2007 O'Connor, PatPat O'Connor Television Era Posthumous 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]
2007 DiBiase, TedTed DiBiase Modern Era Won 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]
2007 Piper, RoddyRoddy Piper
(Roderick Toombs)
Modern Era Won the WWE Intercontinental (1 time) and World Tag Team Championship (1 time), and various NWA championships[77]
2007 Tolos, ChrisChris Tolos Tag Team Posthumous 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]
2007 Tolos, JohnJohn Tolos Tag Team Inducted 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]
2007 Gotch, KarlKarl Gotch
(Karl Istaz)
International Posthumous inductee: won the IWA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time) and WWWF World Tag Team Championship (1 time)[79]
2007 Combs, CoraCora Combs
(Cora Svonsteckik)
Lady Wrestler Won the NWA United States Women's Championship (1 time)[80]
2007 Pfefer, JackJack Pfefer Non-Participant Posthumous inductee: promoted various independent promotions[81]
2007 Darnell, BillyBilly Darnell Senator Hugh Farley Award Posthumous inductee: won different versions of the NWA World Tag Team Championship (3 times)[82]
2008 Tom Jenkins Pioneer Era Posthumous inductee; won the American Heavyweight Championship (3 times)[83]
2008 Ray Steele
(Peter Sauer)
Pioneer Era Posthumous inductee; won the World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[84]
2008 Bobo Brazil
(Houston Harris)
Television Era Posthumous inductee; Was the first African-American world champion (NWA World Heavyweight Championship), and also won the WWWF United States Championship (1 time)[85]
2008 Gene Kiniski Television Era Won the NWA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time) and AWA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[86]
2008 Bob Backlund Modern Era Won the NWA Florida Tag Team Championship (1 time), NWA Georgia Tag Team Championship (1 time), and WWWF/WWF Championship (2 times)[87]
2008 Bret Hart Modern Era Won 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]
2008 Emil Dusek
(Emil Hason)
Tag Team Posthumous 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]
2008 Shohei "Giant" Baba International Posthumous inductee; won the NWA World Heavyweight Championship (3 times) and the PWF World Heavyweight Championship (4 times); founded All Japan Pro Wrestling[90]
2008 Betty Niccoli
(Betty Jo Niccoli Sato)
Lady Wrestler Won the NWA United States Women's Championship (1 time) and the AWA World Women's Championship (1 time)[91]
2008 Toots Mondt Non-Participant Posthumous inductee; founded the World Wide Wrestling Federation[92]
2008 Tom Drake Senator Hugh Farley Award Was a contender for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship[93]
2009 Lewis, EvanEvan Lewis Pioneer Era Posthumous inductee: won the American Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[94]
2009 Zbyszko, WladekWladek Zbyszko Pioneer Era Posthumous inductee: won the AWA World Heavyweight Championship[95]
2009 Graham, BillyBilly Graham
(Eldridge Coleman)
Television Era Won the WWWF World Heavyweight Championship (1 time), NWA Florida Heavyweight Championship (2 times), and the International Pro Wrestling World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[96]
2009 Chief Jay Strongbow
(Joseph Scarpa)
Television Era Won the WWF Tag Team Championship (4 times), and various NWA championships[97]
2009 Orndorff, PaulPaul Orndorff Modern Era Won the Memphis Wrestling Southern Heavyweight Championship (1 time), WCW World Tag Team Championship (3 times), and various NWA and independent promotion championships[98]
2009 Savage, RandyRandy Savage
(Randall Poffo)
Modern Era Won the WWF Championship (2 times), WCW World Heavyweight Championship (4 times), and various championships in independent promotions[99]
2009 Curtis, DonDon Curtis Tag Team Posthumous inductee; inducted as a part of a tag team with Mark Lewin, and won various NWA tag team championships.[100]
2009 Lewin, MarkMark Lewin Tag Team Inducted as a part of a tag team with Don Curtis, and won various NWA tag team championships.[100]
2009 Inoki, AntonioAntonio Inoki
(Kanji Inoki)
International Won the National Wrestling Federation Heavyweight Championship (4 times), WWF World Martial Arts Heavyweight Championship (2 times), and founded New Japan Pro Wrestling[101]
2009 Christanello, DonnaDonna Christanello
(Donna Alfonsi)
Lady Wrestler Won the NWA Women's World Tag Team Championship (1 time)[102]
2009 Captain Lou Albano Non-Participant Won the WWWF United States Tag Team Championship (1 time), and managed various wrestlers to WWF Championship reigns[103]
2009 Hank Garrett Senator Hugh Farley Award Worked in various independent promotions before pursuing an acting career[104]
2010 "Wild" Red Berry Pioneer Era Posthumous inductee: Won NWA Central States Heavyweight Championship (2 times), and NWA World Light Heavyweight Championship (9 times).[105]
2010 Danny McShain Pioneer Era Posthumous inductee: Won NWA Texas Heavyweight Championship (NWA Texas Heavyweight Championship) (6 times), and NWA World Light Heavyweight Championship (10 times).[106]
2010 Édouard Carpentier Television Era Won NWA Texas Heavyweight Championship (NWA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time), and WWA World Heavyweight Championship (Los Angeles version) (2 times).[107]
2010 Wahoo McDaniel Television Era Posthumous inductee: Won NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Championship (5 times), NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (5 times), and IWA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time).[108]
2010 Stan Hansen Modern Era Won Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship (4 times), PWF World Heavyweight Championship (4 times), and AWA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time).[109]
2010 Dusty Rhodes
(Virgil Runnels)
Modern Era Won NWA Florida Heavyweight Championship (10 times), NWA Southern Heavyweight Championship (Florida version) (7 times), and NWA World Heavyweight Championship (3 times).[110]
2010 Ben Sharpe Tag Team Posthumous 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]
2010 Mike Sharpe Tag Team Posthumous 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]
2010 Mil Máscaras International Won 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]
2010 Kay Noble Lady Wrestler Posthumous inductee: Won AWA World Women's Championship (1 time), Texas Women's Championship (1 time), Central States Women's Chapionship (1 time).[113]
2010 Gorilla Monsoon
(Robert "Gino" Marella)
Non-Participant Posthumous inductee: Won IWA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time), and WWC North American Heavyweight Championship (2 times).[114]
2011 Everett Marshall Pioneer Era Posthumous Inductee: Won NWA World Heavyweight Championship (2 Times), MWA Heavyweight Championship (1 Time), Texas Heavyweight Championship (1 Time)[115]
2011 Bronko Nagurski Pioneer Era Posthumous 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]
2011 Dick the Bruiser
(William Afflis)
Television Era Posthumous 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]
2011 The Sheik
(Ed Farhat)
Television Era Posthumous Inductee: Won NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (Detroit version) (12 Times), NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (Toronto version) (4 Times)[115]
2011 Ivan Koloff Modern Era Won NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Championship (4 Times), NWA Television Championship (3 Times), NWA Mid-Atlantic Television Championship (2 Times)[115]
2011 Jerry Lawler Modern Era Won 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]
2011 Road Warrior Animal Tag Team Was 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]
2011 Road Warrior Hawk Tag Team Posthumous 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]
2011 Paul Ellering Tag Team Was 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]
2011 Billy Robinson International Won 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]
2011 Judy Grable Lady Wrestler Posthumous Inductee: Honoree at the Cauliflower Alley Club in 2002.[115]
2011 Vincent K. McMahon Non-Participant Chairman 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]
2012 Abe Coleman Pioneer Era Posthumous Inductee: Honoree at the Cauliflower Alley Club in 1995.
2012 Maurice Tillet Pioneer Era Posthumous Inductee
2012 Dominic DeNucci Television Era Won AWA United States Heavyweight Championship (1 Time), NWF Heavyweight Championship (1 Time), IWA World Heavyweight Championship (3 Times)
2012 Fritz Von Erich Television Era Posthumous Inductee: Won NWA American Heavyweight Championship (13 Times), AWA World Heavyweight Championship (1 Time), NWA North American Heavyweight Championship (Amarillo version) (4 Times)
2012 Junkyard Dog Modern Era Posthumous 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)
2012 Jimmy Snuka Modern Era Won 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)
2012 Afa Tag Team Inducted 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)
2012 Sika Tag Team Inducted 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)
2012 George Gordienko International Posthumous 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)
2012 Wendi Richter Lady Wrestler Won WWF Women's Championship (2 Times), WWC Women's Championship (2 Times), AWA Women's Championship (1 Time)
2012 Jim Cornette Non-Participant Successful 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.
2013 Dick Shikat Pioneer Era Posthumous Inductee: Won World Heavyweight Championship (original version) (1 time), NWA World Heavyweight Championship (2 times)
2013 Sandor Szabo Pioneer Era Posthumous Inductee: Won NWA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time), Montreal Athletic Commission World Heavyweight Title (1 time), NWA "Beat the Champ" Television Championship (7 times)
2013 Baron Von Raschke Television Era Won 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 Watts Television Era Won 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)
2013 Dick Murdoch Modern Era Posthumous 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)
2013 Tito Santana Modern Era Won 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)
2013 Jody Hamilton Tag Team 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)
2013 Tom Renesto Tag Team Posthumous 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)
2013 El Santo International Posthumous 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.
2013 Joyce Grable Lady Wrestler Won 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
2013 J.J. Dillon Non-Participant Legendary 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.
2014 Stu Hart Pioneer Era
2014 Leroy McGuirk Pioneer Era
2014 Bruiser Brody Television Era
2014 Mr. Wrestling II Television Era
2014 Don Muraco Modern Era
2014 Bill Eadie Modern Era
2014 Don Fargo Tag Team
2014 Jackie Fargo Tag Team
2014 Alfred Hayes International
2014 Sherri Martel Lady Wrestler
2014 Gary Hart Non-Participant

See also[edit]

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