WWE Hall of Fame (2011)

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WWE Hall of Fame (2011)
PromotionWWE
DateApril 2, 2011
CityAtlanta, Georgia[1][2]
VenuePhilips Arena
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WWE Hall of Fame (2011) was the event which featured the introduction of the 12th class to the WWE Hall of Fame. The event was produced by WWE on April 2, 2011 from the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. The event took place the same weekend as WrestleMania XXVII. The event was hosted by Jerry Lawler. A condensed one-hour version of the ceremony aired on the USA Network the following Monday, before Raw.[3] In March 2015 the ceremony was added to the WWE Network.[4]

Inductees[edit]

Individual[edit]

  • Class headliners appear in boldface
Image Ring name
(Birth Name)
Inducted by WWE recognized accolades
Shawn Michaels HOF 2015.jpg "The Heartbreak Kid" Shawn Michaels
(Michael Hickenbottom)
Triple H Three-time WWF World Heavyweight 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"[5]
Hacksaw jim duggan 2011.PNG "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan[6] Ted DiBiase Winner of the first Royal Rumble match in 1988, one-time WCW United States Champion[7]
"Bullet" Bob Armstrong
(Joseph James)
Scott, Brad, and Brian Armstrong Held several NWA regional championships[8]
10.2.10TammyLynnSytchByLuigiNovi1.jpg Sunny[9]
(Tamara Sytch)
WWE Divas Billed by WWE as the first Diva[10]
Abdullah the butcher.jpg Abdullah the Butcher
(Lawrence Shreve)
Terry Funk A hardcore legend known for appearing in a number of wrestling territories, holding a variety of regional championships[11]

Group[edit]

Group Inducted by WWE recognized accolades
The Road Warriors Dusty Rhodes Two-time WWF Tag Team Champions, one-time AWA World Tag Team Champions, four-time NWA National Tag Team Champion, one-time NWA International Tag Team Champions, three-time NWA World Six-Man Tag team Champions, one-time NWA World Tag Team Champion[12]
Road Warrior Hawk (Michael Hegstrand) – Posthumous inductee: Two-time IWGP Tag Team Champion (without Animal)
Road Warrior Animal (Joseph Laurinaitis) – One-time WWE Tag Team Champion (without Hawk)
"Precious" Paul Ellering – Long-time manager in the AWA, NWA, and WWF. Inducted alongside the Road Warriors, who he managed for much of his career[13]

Celebrity[edit]

Image Recipient
(Birth name)
Occupation Inducted by Appearances
DrewCareyNov08.jpg Drew Carey Comedian
Game show host
Kane Was an entrant in the 2001 Royal Rumble[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schoolcraft, Lisa R. (September 25, 2009). "Atlanta is bidding for WrestleMania". Atlanta Business Chronicle. Retrieved February 1, 2010.
  2. ^ "WWE Magazine". August 2010: 69.
  3. ^ "Thoughts on WWE Hall of Fame ceremony". Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  4. ^ "WWE Network Lowdown: WrestleMania Plans, Free Gifts, 'Every' Hall of Fame?". Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Shawn Michaels". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved January 11, 2011.
  6. ^ "'Hacksaw' coming to Harrison". Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  7. ^ ""Hacksaw" Jim Duggan". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved March 1, 2011.
  8. ^ ""Bullet" Bob Armstrong". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved March 1, 2011.
  9. ^ "Former WWE Diva Arrested". Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  10. ^ "Sunny". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved March 8, 2011.
  11. ^ "Abdullah the Butcher". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved March 21, 2011.
  12. ^ "The Road Warriors". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved March 29, 2011.
  13. ^ "Paul Ellering". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved March 29, 2011.
  14. ^ "Drew Carey". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved March 14, 2011.