WWE Hall of Fame

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WWE Hall of Fame
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WWE Hall of Fame logo, used since 2013.
Established February 1, 1993
Founder WWE
Inductees 104 wrestlers
16 others

The WWE Hall of Fame is a hall of fame for professional wrestling personalities maintained by WWE. It was officially created on the February 1, 1993 episode of Monday Night Raw where André the Giant, who had died five days prior, was announced as the sole inductee.[1][2][3] 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 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.[4] This ceremony, like its predecessors, was not broadcast on television, however, it was released on DVD on June 1, 2004.[5] Beginning with the 2005 ceremony, WWE broadcast the final few inductions into the Hall of Fame on Spike TV (2005)[6] and on the USA Network (2006[7]–present[8]); 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.[8] In 2014, the entire ceremony was broadcast live on the WWE Network.[9] Since 2005, the Hall of Fame ceremony has been packaged as part of that year's WrestleMania DVD release.[10]

Although a building has never been built to represent the Hall of Fame, WWE has looked into constructing a facility. 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.[11] 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[12] before accepting in 2013.[13][14]

As of 2014, there have been a total of 120 inductees: 97 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 individually in 2008, then as a member of The Four Horsemen in 2012.[15] Twenty-three members were inducted posthumously.[16]

Inductees[edit]

Individuals[edit]

Year Ring name
(Birth name)
Inducted by Notes
1993 Andre in the late '80s.jpg André the Giant
(André Roussimoff)
None Posthumous inductee. One-time WWF Champion. No ceremony took place, in an episode of WWF Superstars a video package was shown and announced his induction in 1993.[3]
1994 Skaaland, ArnoldArnold Skaaland McMahon, ShaneShane McMahon One-time WWWF United States Tag Team Champion and long-time manager in WWF.[17]
1994 Brazil, BoboBobo Brazil
(Houston Harris)
Ladd, ErnieErnie Ladd Four-time WWWF United States Champion, one-time NWA United States Heavyweight Champion.[18]
1994 Rogers, "Nature Boy" Buddy"Nature Boy" Buddy Rogers
(Herman Rohde, Jr.)
Hart, BretBret Hart Posthumous inductee, One-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion and first WWWF World Heavyweight Champion.[19]
1994 Strongbow, Chief JayChief Jay Strongbow
(Joe Scarpa)
Tatanka Four-time WWWF/WWF World Tag Team Champion.[20]
1994 Freddie Blassie.jpg Blassie, "Classy" Freddie"Classy" Freddie Blassie Philbin, RegisRegis Philbin Held over 30 NWA regional championships. Long-time manager in WWF.[21]
1994 Gorilla Monsoon.jpg Monsoon, GorillaGorilla Monsoon
(Robert Marella)
Ross, JimJim Ross Two-time WWWF United States Tag Team Champion. Former WWF announcer and onscreen President.[22]
1994 Dudley, JamesJames Dudley McMahon, VinceVince McMahon First African American to run a major arena in the United States.[23]
1995 Rocca, AntoninoAntonino Rocca
(Antonino Biasetton)
Nash, KevinKevin Nash Posthumous inductee. One-time WWF International Heavyweight Champion. Pioneer of the acrobatic wrestling style.[24]
1995 Ladd, "Big Cat" Ernie"Big Cat" Ernie Ladd Brazil, BoboBobo Brazil Also 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.[25]
1995 George Steele.jpg Steele, George "The Animal"George "The Animal" Steele
(William Myers)
Doink the Clown Also a member of the Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame. He was one of professional wrestling's first monster heels.[26]
1995 Putski, IvanIvan Putski
(Josef Bednarski)
Putski, ScottScott Putski One-time WWF Tag Team Champion.[27]
1995 Moolah20010402.jpg The Fabulous Moolah
(Lillian Ellison)
Blayze, AlundraAlundra Blayze Three-time (and first) WWF Women's Champion prior to her induction, her first reign is recognized as lasting 28 years.[28]
1995 The Grand Wizard
(Ernie Roth)
Slaughter, Sgt.Sgt. Slaughter Posthumous inductee. Long-time heel manager in WWF.[29]
1995 Pedro Morales as the WWWF (WWE) Champion.jpg Morales, PedroPedro Morales Vega, SavioSavio Vega One-time WWWF World Heavyweight Champion whose reign is recognized as lasting nearly three years, first WWF Triple Crown Champion.[30] Morales was the first Latino to win the world title.[31]
1996 Scicluna, "Baron" Mikel"Baron" Mikel Scicluna Monsoon, GorillaGorilla Monsoon One-time WWWF World Tag Team Champion and one-time WWWF United States Tag Team Championship[32]
1996 Lou Albano and a fan crop.jpg Albano, "Captain" Lou"Captain" Lou Albano Franklin, JoeJoe Franklin One-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.[33]
1996 Jimmy Superfly Snuka Paparazzo Photography.jpg Snuka, Jimmy "Superfly"Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka
(James Reiher)
Muraco, DonDon Muraco One-time NWA United States Heavyweight Champion, two-time NWA World Tag Team Champion and two-time ECW Heavyweight Champion.[34]
1996 Johnny Rodz.jpg Rodz, JohnnyJohnny Rodz
(Johnny Rodriguez)
Skaaland, ArnoldArnold Skaaland Wrestled in WWF for nearly two decades. He was one of the first wrestlers to be primarily used to lose to other, more popular wrestlers[35]
1996 Kowalski, KillerKiller Kowalski
(Wladek Kowalski)
Triple H One-time WWWF World Tag Team Champion, held seventeen NWA regional championships.[36]
1996 Patterson, PatPat Patterson
(Pierre Clermont)
Hart, BretBret Hart One-time and first WWF Intercontinental Champion, one-time AWA World Tag Team Champion and held over 20 NWA regional championships. Credited as the creator of the Royal Rumble match[37]
1996 McMahon, Vincent J.Vincent J. McMahon McMahon, ShaneShane McMahon Posthumous inductee. Founder of and longtime promoter for World Wide Wrestling Federation which would later become World Wrestling Entertainment.[38]
2004 Big John Studd.jpg Studd, Big JohnBig John Studd
(John Minton)
Big Show Posthumous inductee, represented by his son John Minton, Jr. One-time WWWF World Tag Team Champion, 1989 Royal Rumble winner.[39]
2004 Muraco, DonDon Muraco Foley, MickMick Foley Two-time WWF Intercontinental Champion. First winner of the King of the Ring tournament.[40]
2004 10.1.10GregValentineByLuigiNovi1.jpg Valentine, Greg "The Hammer"Greg "The Hammer" Valentine
(Gregory Wisniski)
Hart, JimmyJimmy Hart Two-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.[41]
2004 Harley race.jpg Race, HarleyHarley Race Flair, RicRic Flair Eight-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.[42]
2004 Jesse Ventura.jpg Ventura, Jesse "The Body"Jesse "The Body" Ventura
(James Janos)
Janos, TyrellTyrell Janos One-time AWA World Tag Team Champion. Former commentator in WWF and WCW.[43]
2004 Wrestling 1.jpg Junkyard Dog
(Sylvester Ritter)
Ladd, ErnieErnie Ladd Posthumous 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.[44]
2004 Wwe wrestler sgt slaughter.jpg Slaughter, Sgt.Sgt. Slaughter
(Robert Remus)
Patterson, PatPat Patterson One-time WWF Champion and two-time NWA United States Heavyweight Champion[45]
2004 Superstar Billy Graham.jpg Graham, "Superstar" Billy"Superstar" Billy Graham
(Eldridge Wayne Coleman)
Triple H One-time WWWF World Heavyweight Champion.[46]
2004 Tito Santana in the late '80s.jpg Santana, TitoTito Santana
(Merced Solis)
Michaels, ShawnShawn Michaels Two-time WWF Intercontinental Champion and two-time WWF Tag Team Champion.[47]
2004 Brooklyn Brawler & Bobby Heenan.jpg Heenan, Bobby "The Brain"Bobby "The Brain" Heenan
(Raymond Heenan)
Lanza, BlackjackBlackjack Lanza Former commentator and long-time manager in AWA, WWF and WCW.[48]
2004 Pete Rose 2008.jpg Rose, PetePete Rose Kane Celebrity inductee, appeared at WrestleMania XIV, XV, and 2000.[49]
2005 Hulk Hogan.jpg Hogan, HulkHulk Hogan
(Terry Bollea)
Stallone, SylvesterSylvester Stallone Six-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).[50]
2005 HOT ROD!.jpg Piper, "Rowdy" Roddy"Rowdy" Roddy Piper
(Roderick Toombs)
Flair, RicRic Flair One-time WWF Intercontinental Champion and three-time NWA/WCW United States Heavyweight Champion. Host of Piper's Pit.[51]
2005 Orton, "Cowboy" Bob"Cowboy" Bob Orton Orton, RandyRandy Orton Held numerous NWA regional titles.[52]
2005 Jimmy Hart.jpg Hart, JimmyJimmy Hart Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler Long-time manager in WWF and WCW.[53]
2005 Paul Orndorff.jpg Orndorff, "Mr. Wonderful" Paul"Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff Heenan, BobbyBobby Heenan Four-time NWA National Heavyweight Champion and two-time WCW World Tag Team Champion.[54]
2005 Nikolai Volkoff.jpg Volkoff, NikolaiNikolai Volkoff
(Josip Peruzovic)
Ross, JimJim Ross Three-time WWWF International Tag Team Champion and one-time WWF Tag Team Champion.[55]
2005 Iron Shiek Milwaukee WI 031008.jpg The Iron Sheik
(Khosrow Vaziri)
Slaughter, Sgt.Sgt. Slaughter One-time WWF Champion and one-time WWF Tag Team Champion.[56]
2006 Bret Hart in 1994.jpg Hart, Bret "Hit Man"Bret "Hit Man" Hart Austin, SteveSteve Austin Five-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).[57]
2006 Eddie Guerrero 2008.jpg Guerrero, EddieEddie Guerrero
(Eduardo Guerrero)
Benoit, ChrisChris Benoit, Mysterio, ReyRey Mysterio, and Guerrero, ChavoChavo Guerrero Posthumous 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.[58]
2006 Mene Gene Okerlund.jpg Okerlund, "Mean" Gene"Mean" Gene Okerlund Hogan, HulkHulk Hogan Long-time AWA, WCW, and WWF/E interviewer and announcer.[59]
2006 Sherri, "Sensational""Sensational" Sherri
(Sherri Russell)
DiBiase, "The Million Dollar Man" Ted"The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase One-time WWF Women's Champion and four-time AWA World Women's Champion. Former manager. [60]
2006 Gagne, VerneVerne Gagne Gagne, GregGreg Gagne Co-founder of the American Wrestling Association, 10-time AWA World Heavyweight Champion.[61]
2006 Tony Atlas.jpg Atlas, "Mr. USA" Tony"Mr. USA" Tony Atlas
(Anthony White)
Jones, S.D.S.D. Jones One-time WWF Tag Team Champion, half of the first African American WWF World Tag Team Championship winning duo with Rocky Johnson.[62]
2006 Perry, William "The Refrigerator"William "The Refrigerator" Perry Cena, JohnJohn Cena Celebrity inductee, Competed in a battle royal at WrestleMania 2.[63]
2007 Dusty.png Rhodes, "The American Dream" Dusty"The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes
(Virgil Runnels, Jr.)
Cody and Rhodes, DustinDustin Rhodes Three-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion, one-time NWA United States Heavyweight Champion. Long-time lead booker for WCW.[64]
2007 Hennig-wcw.jpg Hennig, "Mr. Perfect" Curt"Mr. Perfect" Curt Hennig Boggs, WadeWade Boggs Posthumous 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.[16]
2007 JerryLawlerReturns.jpg Lawler, Jerry "The King"Jerry "The King" Lawler Shatner, WilliamWilliam Shatner One-time AWA World Heavyweight Champion, 35-time AWA Southern Heavyweight Champion, three-time WCWA World Heavyweight Champion and longtime color commentator for WWE.[65]
2007 Bockwinkel, NickNick Bockwinkel Heenan, BobbyBobby Heenan Four-time AWA World Heavyweight Champion and three-time AWA World Tag Team Champion.[66]
2007 Mr Fuji.jpg Fuji, Mr.Mr. Fuji
(Harry Fujiwara)
Muraco, DonDon Muraco Five-time WWWF/WWF World Tag Team Champion. Former manager.[67]
2007 The Sheik
(Edward Farhat)
Van Dam, RobRob Van Dam and Sabu Posthumous 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.[68]
2007 Jim Ross No Mercy 2007.jpg Ross, JimJim Ross Austin, SteveSteve Austin Longtime lead announcer for WWF/E, WCW and other regional promotions; Head of WWF Talent Relations during the Attitude Era, signing many well known wrestlers.[69]
2008 Ric Flair in Seoul, South Korea.jpg Flair, "Nature Boy" Ric"Nature Boy" Ric Flair
(Richard Fliehr)
Triple H Two-time WWF Champion, eight-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion,[70] and seven-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion.[71] 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.[72]
2008 Maivia, "High Chief" Peter"High Chief" Peter Maivia
(Fanene Maivia)
Rock, TheThe Rock Posthumous inductee, represented by his daughter Ata Maivia Johnson. Held more than a dozen NWA regional championships.[73]
2008 Johnson, "Soulman" Rocky"Soulman" Rocky Johnson
(Wayde Bowles)
Rock, TheThe Rock One-time WWF World Tag Team Champion, half of the first African American WWF World Tag Team Championship winning duo with Tony Atlas.[74]
2008 MaeYoung20010402.jpg Young, MaeMae Young
(Johnnie Young)
Patterson, PatPat Patterson First ever and one-time NWA United States Women's Champion[75] and one-time NWA Women's World Tag Team Championship.[76]
2008 Graham, EddieEddie Graham
(Edward Gossett)
Rhodes, DustyDusty Rhodes Posthumous 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.[77]
2008 Solie, GordonGordon Solie
(Jonard Labiak)
Ross, JimJim Ross Posthumous inductee, represented by his five children. Commentator, announcer and promoter for Championship Wrestling from Florida, later worked for World Championship Wrestling.[78]
2009 Steve Austin by Gage Skidmore.jpg Austin, "Stone Cold" Steve"Stone Cold" Steve Austin
(Steve Williams)
McMahon, VinceVince McMahon Six-time WWF Champion, 1996 King of the Ring, three-time Royal Rumble winner (1997, 1998 and 2001).[79]
2009 Steamboat2.jpg Steamboat, Ricky "The Dragon"Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat
(Richard Blood)
Flair, RicRic Flair One-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion, three-time NWA United States Heavyweight Champion, and one-time WWF Intercontinental Champion[80]
2009 Watts, "Cowboy" Bill"Cowboy" Bill Watts Ross, JimJim Ross Former wrestling promoter in the mid-south United States, one-time WWWF United States Tag Team Champion and held over 20 NWA regional championships.[81]
2009 Howard Finkel WrestleMania 28.jpg Finkel, HowardHoward Finkel Okerlund, GeneGene Okerlund WWE ring announcer since 1977 and first employee hired by the WWE in 1975.[82]
2009 Koko B Ware 2011.PNG Ware, Koko B.Koko B. Ware
(James Ware)
Honky Tonk Man, TheThe Honky Tonk Man Held several NWA regional championships.[83]
2010 Ted DiBiase at the Royal Albert Hall.jpg DiBiase, "The Million Dollar Man" Ted"The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase DiBiase, Jr., TedTed DiBiase, Jr. and DiBiase, BrettBrett DiBiase Four-time Mid-South North American Heavyweight Champion, three-time WWF World Tag Team Champion, 1988 King of the Ring.[84]
2010 Antonio Inoki IMG 0398-2 20121224.JPG Inoki, AntonioAntonio Inoki Hansen, StanStan Hansen Founder of New Japan Pro Wrestling, two-time WWWF/WWF World Martial Arts Heavyweight Champion, and one-time IWGP Heavyweight Champion.[85]
2010 Richter, WendiWendi Richter Piper, RoddyRoddy Piper Two-time WWF Women's Champion, one-time AWA Women's Champion and two-time NWA Women's World Tag Team Champion.[86]
2010 Vachon, Maurice "Mad Dog"Maurice "Mad Dog" Vachon Patterson, PatPat Patterson Five-time AWA World Heavyweight Champion.[87]
2010 Gorgeous George.jpg George, GorgeousGorgeous George
(George Wagner)
Beyer, DickDick Beyer Posthumous inductee, represented by his ex-wife Betty Wagner.[88] 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.[89]
2010 Hart, StuStu Hart Hart, BretBret Hart Posthumous 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.[90]
2010 Uecker, BobBob Uecker Ebersol, DickDick Ebersol Celebrity inductee, guest interviewer/ring announcer at WrestleMania III and IV.[91]
2011 ShawnMichaels.jpg Michaels, "The Heartbreak Kid" Shawn"The Heartbreak Kid" Shawn Michaels
(Michael Hickenbottom)
Triple H Three-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".[92]
2011 Hacksaw jim duggan 2011.PNG Duggan, "Hacksaw" Jim"Hacksaw" Jim Duggan
(James Duggan)
DiBiase, "The Million Dollar Man" Ted"The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase Winner of the first Royal Rumble match in 1988, one-time WCW United States Champion.[93]
2011 Armstrong, "Bullet" Bob"Bullet" Bob Armstrong
(Joseph James)
The Armstrong Family (Scott, Brad, and Brian) Held several NWA regional championships.[94]
2011 10.2.10TammyLynnSytchByLuigiNovi1.jpg Sunny
(Tammy Sytch)
WWE Divas Billed by WWE as the first Diva.[95]
2011 DrewCareyNov08.jpg Carey, DrewDrew Carey Kane Celebrity inductee, was an entry in the 2001 Royal Rumble.[96]
2011 Abdullah the butcher.jpg Abdullah the Butcher
(Lawrence Shreve)
Funk, TerryTerry Funk A hardcore legend known for appearing in a number of wrestling territories, holding a variety of regional championships.[97]
2012 Adam Copeland 2013.jpg Edge
(Adam Copeland)
Christian Four-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.[98]
2012 RonSimmons2012.png Simmons, RonRon Simmons Layfield, John "Bradshaw"John "Bradshaw" Layfield First 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 as The APA.[99]
2012 Yokozuna
(Rodney Anoaʻi)
Jimmy and Jey Uso Posthumous inductee, represented by cousin Rikishi and his family. Two-time WWF Champion, two-time WWF Tag Team Champion, 1993 Royal Rumble winner.[100]
2012 Mike Tyson Portrait.jpg Tyson, MikeMike Tyson Michaels, ShawnShawn Michaels and Triple H Celebrity Inductee, was a special guest referee at Wrestlemania XIV, and a Raw guest host in 2010.[101]
2012 Mil Mascaras 1.jpg Máscaras, MilMil Máscaras
(Aaron Arellano)
Del Rio, AlbertoAlberto Del Rio Mexican luchador. Máscaras was the first masked wrestler to perform in Madison Square Garden.[102]
2013 Mick Foley Hardcore Legend.jpg Foley, MickMick Foley Funk, TerryTerry Funk Wrestled 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.[103]
2013 Backlund199809.jpg Backlund, BobBob Backlund Menounos, MariaMaria Menounos Two-time WWF Champion (the first time for over five years) and one-time WWF Tag Team Champion.[104]
2013 Trish Stratus 03 (7560109668).jpg Trish Stratus
(Patricia Stratigias)
McMahon, StephanieStephanie McMahon A 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.[105]
2013 BrunoSeasonParade.jpg Sammartino, BrunoBruno Sammartino Schwarzenegger, ArnoldArnold Schwarzenegger Two-time WWWF Champion who holds the records for longest consecutive and cumulative reigns of seven and 11 years, respectively.[106]
2013 Donald Trump by Gage Skidmore.jpg Trump, DonaldDonald Trump McMahon, VinceVince McMahon Celebrity inductee, hosted WrestleMania IV and WrestleMania V at Trump Plaza. Won the "Battle of the Billionares" at WrestleMania 23.[107]
2013 Booker T.jpg Booker T
(Booker Huffman, Jr.)
Stevie Ray Five-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).[108]
2014 The Ultimate Warrior April 2014.jpg Warrior, The UltimateThe Ultimate Warrior
(James Hellwig)
Linda McMahon One-time WWF Champion and two-time WWF Intercontinental Champion.[109]
2014 Jake Roberts 2013.jpg Roberts, Jake "The Snake"Jake "The Snake" Roberts
(Aurelian Smith, Jr.)
Diamond Dallas Page Credited as the inventor of the DDT, held several regional championships.[110]
2014 Amy Dumas 2012.jpg Lita, Lita
(Amy Dumas)
Trish Stratus Four-time WWF/E Womens Champion.[111]
2014 PaulBearerCage.jpg Bearer, PaulPaul Bearer
(William Moody)
Kane Posthumous inductee, represented by his sons Daniel and Michael
Longtime manager in WCCW (as Percy Pringle III) and in WWE (as Paul Bearer) most notably managing The Undertaker, Mankind and Kane.[112]
2014 Colón, CarlosCarlos Colón
(Carlos Edwin Colón González)
Carlito, Eddie, and Orlando Colón Promoter of World Wrestling Council (WWC) in Puerto Rico,[113] 26-time WWC Universal Heavyweight Champion.[114]
2014 Mr-t-45.jpg T, Mr.Mr. T
(Laurence Tureaud)
Gene Okerlund Celebrity inductee. Headlined the first two WrestleManias, made appearances and wrestled in WCW.[115]
2014 Scotthall2010.jpg Ramon, RazorRazor Ramon
(Scott Hall)
Kevin Nash Four-time WWF Intercontinental Champion, two-time WCW United States Heavyweight Champion, seven-time WCW World Tag Team Champion and 1997 World War 3 winner.[116]

Tag teams, stables and families[edit]

Year Tag Team Inducted by Notes
1996 The Valiant Brothers Bulldog, BritishBritish Bulldog and Hart, OwenOwen Hart One-time WWWF World Tag Team Champions, first tag team to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.[117]
Jimmy Valiant (James Harold Fanning) - four-time NWA Television Champion
Johnny Valiant (John L. Sullivan)
2006 The Blackjacks Heenan, BobbyBobby Heenan One-time WWWF World Tag Team Champions.[118]
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
2007 The Wild Samoans Samu and Anoaʻi, MattMatt Anoaʻi Three-time WWF Tag Team Champions.[119]
Afa (Arthur Anoaʻi, Sr.)
Sika (Leati Anoaʻi)
2008 The Brisco Brothers Layfield, John "Bradshaw"John "Bradshaw" Layfield Three-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.[120]
Gerald Brisco (Floyd Gerald Brisco) - one-time NWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion.[121]
2009 The Funks Dusty Rhodes Held several tag team championships, including the NWA International Tag Team Championship on three occasions.[122]
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.
2009 The Von Erichs Michael Hayes Noted wrestling family that spent many years wrestling in World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW). 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.[123]
Fritz Von Erich (Jack Adkisson) - Posthumous inductee, Founder and longtime owner of WCCW, 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.
2011 The Road Warriors/Legion of Doom Dusty Rhodes Two-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).[124]
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.[125]
2012 The Four Horsemen Dusty Rhodes One 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).[126]
"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.

Ceremony dates and locations[edit]

The induction of Bret Hart into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2006.
WWE Hall of Fame 2009 ceremony.
Date Location Venue WrestleMania[a]
June 18, 1994 Baltimore, Maryland[127] Omni Inner Harbor International Hotel
June 24, 1995 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania[128] Marriott Hotel
November 16, 1996 New York, New York[129] Marriott Marquis
March 13, 2004 New York, New York[4] The Hilton XX
April 2, 2005 Los Angeles, California[6] Universal Amphitheatre 21
April 1, 2006 Rosemont, Illinois[130] Rosemont Theatre 22
March 31, 2007 Detroit, Michigan[131] Fox Theatre 23
March 29, 2008 Orlando, Florida[132] Amway Arena XXIV
April 4, 2009 Houston, Texas[133] Toyota Center XXV
March 27, 2010 Phoenix, Arizona[134] Dodge Theater XXVI
April 2, 2011 Atlanta, Georgia[135][136] Philips Arena XXVII
March 31, 2012 Miami, Florida[137] American Airlines Arena[138] XXVIII
April 6, 2013 New York, New York Madison Square Garden 29
April 5, 2014 New Orleans, Louisiana Smoothie King Center XXX
March 28, 2015 San Jose, California SAP Center at San Jose[139] 31

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  • a - From 2004 onwards, the ceremony has taken place on the night before WrestleMania.

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