Ahead of the 2018 class being announced, we look back on the storied past to date of the WWE Hall of Fame.
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Being inducted into a hall of fame is the greatest honour for any athlete.
Be it Football, Basketball or Baseball, it is the ultimate sign of success in any form of sport.
The WWE and the world of professional wrestling is no different. Established in 1993, the WWE Hall of Fame started out as a small affair. The first ceremony saw Andre The Giant as the sole inductee.
Three sporadic ceremonies in conjunction with PPV events came in the following years before a eight year hiatus. The Hall wouldn’t be relaunched until 2004 when it ran side-by-side with Wrestlemania 20.
The ceremony runs annually as part of the Wrestlemania weekend festivities. It also sees the inductees being paraded in front of the crowd on the Grandest Stage of Them All itself.
Whilst seen by many for the honour it is, it hasn’t been without its fair share of criticism. Some doubt its credibility due to the lack of a physical Hall of Fame building. Others believe that some of the inductees – in particular those in the Celebrity Wing – are questionable to say the least.
Regardless of these negatives, nearly 200 individuals can say they are WWE Hall of Famers. These include some of the greatest of all time, such as Ric Flair and Stone Cold Steve Austin.
David Haughney and his panel analyse the history of the WWE Hall of Fame ahead of the 2018 list being announced.
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