After reading Adams excellent article under Hitmans Icon, It does make you scratch your head about their voting process. To me it sounds like whoever Vince can think of and wants to promote at the moment who is on his good side. I Actually was surprised a few years back when Roddy Piper was inducted since they've had such a Love-Hate relationship, But there was really no way to leave him out career-wise or wrestlemania-wise. Like Adam mentioned, I also would like to see some Tag Teams inducted such as Legion of Doom, The British Bulldogs and the Hart Foundation (as a separate entity from Bret's solo career). I think Stables or Factions are too many. How do you induct the entire nWo over the years, and the 4 Horsemen had too many lineups and a few really weak members (Steve McMicheal & Paul Roma come to mind). Actually the nWo had it's fair share of weak members as well. They/Vince needs to think harder when filling out the years inductees. There are tons of deserving people, Way too many to list here. I'll be honest and say I don't know everyone that's got in but a couple I haven't heard that should be considered are former AWA Champ Rick "The Model" Martel & Don "The Rock" Muraco. Personally, I dont think "Guest Celebrities" have a place in the Hall of Fame except perhaps as honorable mention in a Group photo or online display.
--Previous Message-- : Bear, you make a GREAT point about a topic I : covered last year! While Koko DOES belong : as far as "memorable" and : "fan favorite", as : "wrestler" I don't think he does. : : To read my gripe about the WWE HOF, check : the last column I wrote. Only thing is, I : can't remember if it was in "Hitmans : Icon" or "This N That". But : whatever, I was griping about last year's : HOF class, and how there was nobody that was : really "great" or stood out as : opposed to a Steve Austin or a Bret Hart or : a Hogan or Savage or whoever. : : Thanks for the post! : : --Previous Message-- : I don't get it,I barely even remember him : wrestling and i remember the parrot more : than I remember him! : : --Previous Message-- : What's wrong with this picture - : Ric Flair, Dusty Rhoades, Roddy Piper, Hulk : Hogan, The Funks, Steve Austin,....Koko : BeWare?????? WTF?? : Entertaining, sure for some, Wrestling : Legend, You Gotta Be Kidding Me!! Probably a : Nice Guy, But the Prestige for the Hall of : Fame just took a nose dive for the rest of : the guys that do belong there. I guess it : was all those Title matches & Iron Man : matches that did it for him. : Did he even know more than 3-4 wrestling : holds? : TugBoat, Flash Funk, Skinner, Eugene, : Outback Jack, Red Rooster, BoogeyMan, The : Conquistadors & TL Hopper (So Many, So : Many) are all excitedly waiting their turn : now. Can't we have just a little : credibility? It also doesn't bode well for : those how are deserving, But haven't made it : yet. : : Funny how Koko is also listed as one of the : Worst Gimmicks in Wrestling (see link below) : : : : http://www.comedy.com/blog/2008/10/20/the-13-worst-pro-wrestling-gimmicks-ever/ : : : : : :