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2015 WWE Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony Report

WWE Hall of Fame Results March 28, 2015
Reported on by Kendra Bunyon For Wrestling News World

Red Carpet

The red carpet starts with Cole and Maria Menunous discussing the Hall of Fame, Macho Man Randy Savage, and all to come tonight.

Interviews

Byron with Paige and Fox talking up being able to dress up and show off. Paige is in Doc Martens with her dress.

Then Renee who is with Lilian. Renee in a strapless red dress and very Marilyn Monroe hair! Lilian talks about being licked by The Bushwhackers!

Byron with Jake Roberts, and imparting knowledge to the young guys. Jake says he's been there with Reigns, really pumping him up, telling Reigns it's his time. Jake then talks about Damien biting Savage, and a great Saturday Night Main Event match that went 40 minutes with him. Jake is cussing about how Savage deserves to be there.

Bret Hart with his wife talking to Renee. Bret talks about being overruled, so he's not in a pink tie. He misses Savage the most, other than Owen.

Cole and Maria with Reigns and his wife. Reigns is ready for tomorrow night, speaking quite well. Maria talks about how his uncle is being inducted. Reigns says this is all a celebration. The Wild Samoans are there, and Cole wants to know about the pressure going into tomorrow night. Reigns says it's an opportunity. They have taken over the hotel, family everywhere!

DDP with Renee, and he's all excited to be there tonight. He's all smiles. The only difference between excitement and fear is breathing! So use DDP Yoga! Last year he learned about the iPad. He grew up with ADD and Dyslexia. DDP talks up Jake and Scott in a beautiful way.

Cole with Dusty and Eden! Maria does Dusty's "hard times" promo and Dusty loves it! Maria calls Dusty a genius, as that was all off the top of his head. Eden says she's not allowed to do Dusty promos. Cole makes Dream do one of his own promos!

Renee with Miz and Maryse. Maryse shows off her dress, so Miz acts the heel.

Byron with Piper and his wife. Piper is himself, really goofy and loving it all. Piper says he was the first one licked by Butch.

Cole and Maria with Bryan and Brie. Brie has to be in flats, as Bryan is a tiny bit taller than her. Bryan is presenting the first Warrior Award tonight to Connor

Renee with Booker T and Sharmel in the 360 booth for Vine. Booker T says it's like a spin-a-roonie!

Byron with Cena and Nikki who looks like she's about to have a nip slip! Cena talks up the Hall of Fame, and how great it is to look to the past, and show the new guys all the old guys who opened doors. Nikki talks up Blayze. Cena kisses her on the side of her head as she talks. Cena is thrilled for the Warrior Award. Nikki says it's like prom night, all dressed up, and great to honor those who paved the way for them.

Big Show and his lovely wife Bess with Cole and Maria. Big Show talks about how his buddies are going into the Hall of Fame, and he's still working the road! The Bushwhackers, Nash, Rikishi are all great friends of his. Cole talks up how Big Show looks great now, so Bess must dress him because he never looks this good on the road. Big Show all smiles for being thrown under the bus.

Renee with Christian. Christian says he's been hibernating, getting healthy. He's been on Haven with Edge. They talk Blayze trashing the strap on WCW.

Byron with Henry and his son. He wants his son to be comfortable here, be ready when it's his turn. His son talks about the legends, shows respect, and well spoken! Henry talks about his good friend Rikishi.

Lita in an ill-fitting black and white dress. She talks up Alundra and the trashing of the strap on WCW. Maria loves the dress, then they talk about Lita's shoes that are black with fake bones printed on them. Uber high heels.

Renee with JBL who climbed a ten hour mountain this week! JBL lived in Schwarzenegger's hometown in Austria. Ron Simmons is JBL's date tonight. They were audio-bombed by Hacksaw.

King talking about the questions about King hosting. Cole talks about how great King looks tonight. He's with his girlfriend who looks great! He doesn't remember how many years he's done this hosting gig. McMahon added a lot to King's speeches tonight.

Renee with Jimmy and Jey and Jey's kids. Jimmy talks about it being a monumental night for the Anoa'i family. Renee says the whole family looks similar. Jey says they're all there to support Rikishi!
Byron with Ron Simmons who says Byron only needs to say he needs protection from the APA. He says this is one of the most enjoyable times of his career because he can talk to fans. Simmons talks about trailblazing, and working with some of the best. People keep stepping in front of them!

Orton and his girlfriend Kim with Cole and Maria. Orton talks up Rollins' skills and that they plan to steal the show. It's Orton's 12th WrestleMania in a row, and he's blessed to be there.

Renee with Hulk Hogan, his girlfriend, Brooke, Brooke's boyfriend, Nick and his girlfriend. They talk about how Savage is part of the family, and it's sad that he's not there.

Michael Hayes is with Maria and Cole. Hayes wants to talk to Maria, not Cole. Hayes is in a sparkly blue jacket and Maria thinks Cole is jealous. Hayes says most aren't willing to give what it takes to be in the Hall of Fame. They talk NXT and how great the wrestlers are there.

Renee with Warrior's wife and daughters. They talk about the Warrior Award and Connor. That Warrior would be so proud.

Video

All about the face vs face match between Hogan and Warrior at WrestleMania, and all the beauty surrounding it.

Video

For the newest Terminator movie to be coming out!

Hall of Fame Starts

Video

Opening video for all being honored tonight.

King to the stage to huge "Jerry!" chants. He goes all Warrior, Bryan, Flair, Hogan, and Schwarzenegger. He wasn't great, but not horrible. They are starting with Rikishi. They show a video for Rikishi.

King introduces the Usos to induct their father.

They give local props, then talk about all the crazy characters Rikishi had, until he found the right character that fit him. They show off Rikishi's ass. They were 13 and freaking out that their dad was wearing a thong! That ass put them through college, bought them holiday gifts, food, BBQ, their home. They're glad they didn't get stink faces! They call out Booker T for this. But they're there for Rikishi's hard work, dedication, sacrifices, his passion for the WWE. That passion took him from a poor kid break dancing for some change to a WWE 2015 Hall of Famer, baby!

Rikishi out in a tux, a lei, and a fresh bleach job!

Rikishi gives them crap for their speech. The fans are loving Rikishi. He wants the camera to zoom in on his ring, but it's behind the mic, so they drop the mic to show it, getting a laugh.

Rikishi says that this is the dream, and now reality. He talks about his Anoa'i family, and gets bleeped for saying WWF. He calls them the Samoan Dynasty. Over 5 decades, numerous members have been on the Wwe roster, including High Chief Peter Maivia, Afa and Sika, Samu, Rock, Yokozuna, Tonga Kid, Umaga. "Umaga!" chants. Manu, Usos, and Roman Reigns. Reigns gets some heat. All hail from one family that I have been proud to be a part of. He continues talking up his family, and his lovely wife. Rikishi goes on to thank the fans who give him love back with a "Rikishi!" chant.

He's choking up. He talks up Black Pearl and Gangrel. He says he's been in the business for 31 years, talking about the giants with huge hearts that afforded him to live his dream. It's in his DNA, his entire being. He mentions missing so much, the birthdays. But he remembers every match, hotel, plane, train, pyro and stinkface. And remembers every fans' face worldwide. Butwill remember this moment most of all. He honored to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, where he was born and raised. "Rikishi!" chants.

He speaks in Samoan. He was back there stretching. "Let's do this for the people, twins." Out comes the shades, they put the yellow shades on Rikishi, and they dance together! One brother is great, does the worm, the other can't dance well at all. They go all out, then pose at the end together.

King back to the stage, and the show a video of Larry Zbyszko, the same from Raw about working with, then turning on Bruno Sammartino.

King introduces Bruno Sammartino, but they bleep out each time anyone says WWF.

Sammartino out looking great! After watching that, can you believe I'm inducting him tonight? (smile) He talks up the inductees tonight, then goes on about Zbyszko. Zbyszko was only a kid, found his house, stalked him a bit to learn how to wrestle. Always asking to be trained. Sammartino tells him to stay in school. He does this for two years, finally worked out with him and saw his talent. When he graduated high school, Sammartino told him to go to college. He'd help him get into wrestling, and called Sammartino before he called his parents that he'd graduated from college! It was time for Sammartino to keep his word. He started in Pittsburgh to get experience. Sammartino went on and on about Zbyszko's greatness and his whole career.

Larry Zbyszko comes out, hugs Sammartino, and looks humbled. Zbyszko looks great, if a bit thin. He talks about how he couldn't help driving Sammartino crazy to get into the business. He talks about Freud, dreams become the reality of your wishes. Your wish becomes your life's dream. His dream at 16 was to be a pro wrestler. He wanted to be like his hero, Bruno Sammartino. "Larry!" chants. At 16 he was one of the biggest wrestling fans alive. His dad hated it, but took him. He had his license, a $300 car, and his mother knew his dream. His mother made sure he got Sammartino's address. One day he could see, through the hedges, he saw Sammartino out by his pool. He couldn't help it, he got out of the car, and it felt like a giant hand of destiny pushing him. He crawled through the hedges, all messed up, and looked at Sammartino, all scrawny and pimply, and Sammartino kept a straight face. He introduced himself, said Sammartino was his hero and he wanted to be a wrestler. We all know what happened from there. He started Zbyszko on his career that was undesirable, unbelievable. On the road with these characters, with Blasse, Andre, Strongbow and so many others. He's lucky that he didn't get tossed out, but taken under Sammartino wing. He doesn't know why it happened that way.

After all the years of having the reputation of having a big mouth, says Zbyszko, but he's struggling for words. After that first day, his dream was going to happen, come hell or high water. Right when he was going to be a pro, then Sammartino broke his neck and hung up his boots. But he wasn't ready to go out yet. He knew that something wasn't complete, and the old school era wasn't going out this way. Zbyszko says he's overwhelmed, and obviously is. "So much for trying to think of a speech, it ain't workin'!" "Thank you Larry!" chants.

I've matured with age, have knowledge, wisdom and a big mouth, I can't put together the words enough for me to thank Bruno. But he doesn't want to hear this, but he's gunna. "From the bottom of my heart, thank you sir, for letting a young boy's dream come true when you didn't have to do it!"

There's one other guy, Vince McMahon Sr. Zbyszko drove him nuts, but believed in his dream, and the old school era went out rocking the world. Nationwide TV and PPV came from that. 47 years ago he found a rabbit hole in a bunch of hedges and Bruno opened that door to pro wrestling for him. He walked out of that rabbit hole, and Bruno was there again, opening the door that let him out. "I'm standing here wearing the same ring as my hero. This is a perfect ending to an outrageous dream I had. Now this dream is over and I can go home and become again what I was, one of the biggest wrestling fans alive. I'm hooked. I'm coming home after a hard day of golf and watch a new generation to is hanging onto a new global network era exploding in front of us. I'm proud to be part of that history. I get to be a wrestling fan." He talks up the fans, wants it logged forever in cyberspace, every cast everywhere, archived by all secret agency.

"I have felt the love of standing in the ring with millions and millions of fans chanting my name..."

"Larry!" chants.

"Mean Gene announcing me as wrestling's living legend, and for that moment I became like my hero, my dream coming true. I've felt the wrath of fighting my way out of riots. Overturned in a cab, shot at, and stabbed in the ass by the greatest fans of all! WWE 'Universe', you are what's awesome, and I hope all your dreams come true too. Thank you!"

King sets up for the Alundra Blayze video.

Nattie out to induct Blayze in a smoking dress. Nattie talks about little girls wanting to kick some ass. She talks up Blayze and how she showed up to fight, and was a revolutionary. One act of defiance changed the direction of sports entertainment forever. Throwing the WWE Women's Championship in the trash on WCW. It was part of the start of the Monday Night War. This one act started a revolution.

Nattie called Arn to tell him she was inducting Blayze. Blayze was a perfectionist and took many takes. Arn ended up running for his life, Blayze after him with her heels in her hand. It's those moments that make Nattie proud to be inducting her.

Alundra Blayze out to standing ovation, looking amazing! "Bet ya never saw this coming, did ya? Neither did I!" After 21 years, what took you so long. Wahoo McDaniel wanted her to work with Sherri Martell in AWA. Blayze gives huge props to the Fabulous Moolah, who she inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. Talked up Mr. Perfect and DDP. She said DDP is a future Hall of Famer! She keeps talking about being Madusa, and brings up that her truck better be ready next week. Big love to Paul Heyman. She claims to be the first Paul Heyman Girl. The Dangerous Alliance. Stone Cold Steve Austin, she had a crush on. And Arn, don't come up, this is her time. Rick Rude. Her voice breaks as she talks about Macho Man Randy Savage. Talked about Team Madness, gave Nora Greenwald a shout out. Also talked about mending fences with the WWE. She thanks her Army husband, sitting next to Steamboat. She hasn't seen him in a year, but they arranged for him to come back for this. "USA!"chants for him. She asks for all military and veterans to stand and be recognized.

Let's get to some fun shit. Address the elephant in the room, talk about the Title. She was sitting on the toilet talking to Bisch offering her a WCW contract. It started a war, one she didn't know she'd start. She fired the first shot of the Monday Night War by throwing away the Championship in the trash. "What the hell was I thinking?" She didn't think she should, but she did. She did it for job security. It was used to get the WWE's attention, mission accomplished and the defining moment of her career. She will always be the bitch who threw away the Title. She's lived with it for every day of the past 20 years. She's at peace with it, and so should you.

Nattie brings out a trash can. She digs into the can. "Bra and panties? I hated that crap! BBQ sauce? I hated that night, but damn good BBQ sauce JR." She pulls out Bisch's book for heat. Lastly she pulled out the pink strap. "WWE, the Title's home where it belongs."

King talked up and showed video of the unveiling of the Warrior Award. Dana Warrior and their girls were there for the award, and cried.

King talks up Warrior. The statue is behind King on stage.

They go to video of Warrior being inducted, and clips of his ring work narrated by that epic speech of his. This award is to honor a true hero, someone with spirit of a warrior.

Connor Michalek is the first winner.

They go to video about Connor, showing him with Superstars, specifically Bryan. Of him knocking out and pinning Triple H. Steph talking about Connor, crying. Connor passed away within weeks of WrestleMania, he was 8.

Dana comes out with a big Warrior mask award in hand. Her pink paper matches her dress. She's terrified up there, but it's an honor. She talks about her husband's epic speech โ€“ as she called it. She talks about the sadness that almost swallowed her with the loss of Warrior. She thanks her daughter, and the camera shows they're both crying. Fox is also in tears. "The most awesome thing I'll ever do is be your mom."

Dana says that if we donate a million dollars in a month, she will be crazy, run to the ring, shake the ropes, and maybe even body slam someone. And she knows that someone, brother. Just kidding, much love.

Dana announces Bryan who comes out to "YES!" "YES!" "YES!" and is already in tears. He's trying to control the crying. "Daniel Bryan!" chants. He appreciates that, but all he's done in front of the fans is fiction. If he's inspired us, that's great, but inspiration is very real. Somebody who inspired me was Connor. When I first saw Connor it was on a YouTube Video. "Connor!" That's right, chant for him. In that video, he wanted to meet me. They made it viral, and though he's never on social media, and the arrangements were made. Have you ever met someone and they just steal your heart. Not just because he was cute and charismatic, which he is. He's tried to come up with what that was. He was so funny, quick witted, but what really spoke to Bryan was his strength. When you got to meet Connor, he was amazing. At 3 was diagnosed with brain cancer. He lived over half his live in and out of hospitals, getting chemo. It's a horrible process. Despite that, and most Superstars got to meet him, you didn't get that. He was full of life and confidence. I was doing the "NO!" thing at the time, so Bryan talked to Connor who didn't like all the "YES!" because Bryan didn't want him to. Bryan asked Connor if he could put Bryan in the "NO!" lock. "I could put anybody in the "NO!" lock." Bryan talks about how Trip couldn't get Connor to hit him. It was because Connor knew he'd hurt Trip. But Trip taunted him, and BAM! If you asked Hunter, he'd say for an 8 year old, he packed a punch. "Connor!" chants. "I wish you could have seen Claire through my eyes at the end of WrestleMania last year. In front of 70,000 people, and there was Connor, despite being very sick, sat though a four hour show and all smiles. He was in his father's arms. And, to give you perspective, seeing that gave me a sense of what's truly important. It wasn't what I was doing, but the love between a father and son. And you could see the life in Connor's eyes and his Dad's eyes, being there to hold his son." Connor, in 8 years, inspired so many people. "Thank you Connor!" chants.

Bryan announces Steve Michalek to accept for Connor. He comes out, they hug. Steve to the podium. "Connor!"chants. Steve is struggling, in tears, and thanks Connor, because only for him could he do this. He thanks Dana, your children have to be put before your own grief, something he's learned as well. He thanks Bryan, the man who was his son's hero. Steve says his favorite Superstars was Warrior. Bryan has that same energy and passion of Bryan, so it's fitting that Connor's favorite Superstar was Bryan, and that he gave this award to his son. He thanks Steph and Triple H for starting Connor's Cure.

They were told that Connor wouldn't make it to WrestleMania, but he did, and made WrestleMania history. Thanks to the WWE, the WWE Hall of Fame, the Warrior Award, Connor's legacy will live forever.

Steve brings out Jackson, Connor's little brother. "I wuvz you Connor!"

Everyone on their feet, and in tears.

King on stage to start The Bushwhackers video.

King announces Laurinaitis to the stage. He gets only heat.

Laurinaitis is in all black, including shirt and tie. "People Power!" chants filter through. He talks about who we meet along the way shapes who we are today. Dusty sent him to Florida to carry the Sheepherder's flag. They shaped his career from the start. They started together in 1968 in New Zealand. He roomed with them and has some really bad stories about them.

They come out marching, even though one has a cane. Luke and Butch are all in character as they stare. Butch with a cane, much shorter than he used to be, and Luke with a serious dye job. They talk up Kowalski and Andre. They also mention High Chief Pete Maivia. They call out Piper to stand up. He marches to the stage, shakes Butch's hand, then marches back to his seat. Then they call Ted DiBiase, and he does the same! They also call to Stu Hart, but since he's not here, they call out Bret who marches up, and shakes their hands. One more, at SummerSlam, in a 6 Man Tag, partnering with Hacksaw! Hacksaw with a 'Hoooo!' Lots of "Whoas, and lots of Hooos!" Someone fancier than them, Butch's wife Helen. Butch thanks his daughters at home for understanding when he was following his dreams on the road. He thanks Luke, couldn't have a better partner for 34 years. Luke thanks the WWE 'Universe' for the 2015 WWE Hall of Fame. It all ends with a licking.

King says that was awesome, then announces the next inductee video. Tatsumi Fujinami!

King announces Flair to induct Fujinami.

Flair out to great pop, all smiles, and looks better than he has in months. He's honored to be here at the Hall of Fame Ceremony. He thanks the WWE Superstars and Divas who have welcomed back. He's done a lot of things, 2008 to now is the best. Everyone looks great and he's honored. His daughter is involved, so he's super involved again. Tonight he has the honor to induct a great Japanese wrestling legend. The conditioning over there was unbelievable compared to here. It was built for failure. He invented dragon sleeper and dragon suplex. Flair calls for Vader to stand. Fujinami and Vader went back and forth with Vader to become Champion. Flair says he's been friends with Fujinami since 1979. He loves Muta, but Fujinami is the best Japanese wrestler there is.

Flair keeps it short and inducts Tatsumi Fujinami who comes out and hugs Flair. Fujinami looks fantastic, even though he has to put on reading glasses like much of the others who have been around for so long. He's so proud to be there, and thanks WWE for this great honor. Fujinami keeps his speech very short due to the language issue.

King out to announce the video for the next to be inducted, Macho Man Randy Savage.

King announces Hulk Hogan to induct Macho Man Randy Savage to the WWE Hall of Fame. Hogan out in a tux, black bandana covering his dome. Hogan talks up Savage. "Thank you Savage!" chants.

Hogan talks about how intense Savage was in real life as well. WrestleMania III was a magic night, and calls it the Superdome, then Silverdome, and points to his notes, showing the slip was on purpose. Hogan and Andre The Giant were great, but Savage stole the show. Savage pushed Hogan to be a better performer, because Savage raised the bar. He was the Macho Man 24/7. he sounded like that all the time, no matter what they were doing. No matter what they were doing, Savage pushed you that much harder, made you better at everything you did. There wouldn't be Hulkamania without Savage forcing Hogan to step his game up. He just continued to push everyone around him. Savage was there for Hogan 24/7. Savage deserves to be in the WWE Hall of Fame.

The Genius, Leaping Lanny Poffo comes out to accept for his brother, Macho Man Randy Savage. Lanny goes into The Genuis. (Sorry, without DVR, I couldn't catch all he said, word for word, but if anyone wants it, let me know, and I will get it for you. I'm a HUGE Lanny Poffo fan, so I don't want to not do his poetry justice. He writes it all himself, and deserves to be honored for the work he does, not me half-assing it.) "Randy Savage!" chants. Lanny tells everyone that we have a curfew. His mother can't be there, she's 88. Wasn't she great in the DVD. Lanny thanks Randy's wife for making Savage so happy. Lanny breaks into tears. Warrior got to say what he wanted until he died, Savage didn't get that chance. As one of the closest to him, I will do it for him. He had no biological children, but was great to Lanny's child, and his wife's children, but unstoppable heart. He worked with the kids in the Special Olympics. Randy loved those kids like Mr. T loves his mother. Lanny reads Savage's favorite poem Lanny wrote about the Special Olympics. (Again, I'll post it if you want it.)

Lanny would take Savage to Special Olympics events, reading his poem, announcing Savage, and Savage would do all he could, and WWE would send tons of merch for Savage to give away, all signed by Savage. Lanny ends with another great poem for his brother, Macho Man Randy Savage.

King announces the video for the next inductee for the WWE Hall of Fame, Arnold Schwarzenegger.

King announces Triple H to the stage to induct Schwarzenegger. Trip says this is his favorite night of the year. One minute you're crying, the next you're laughing. He talks up Schwarzenegger, has some facepalm moments, then introduces Schwarzenegger.

Schwarzenegger to the stage with a, "Get to the choppuh!" and "It's not a toomuh, not a toomuh at all!" Schwarzenegger talks about idolizing Trip, an athlete who is also a promoter, businessman and health advocate. He goes on to thank the WWE into the Hall of Fame. Bruno Sammartino was the judge for his third competition. Then he went and watched Sammartino in the ring, and realized the power of Sammartino, so much compared to himself. He thanks the fans for being there for him, for without the fans, he would be nothing. He truly believes America is the land of opportunity and was received with open arms. Thank you America. Thank you America. Thank you America. I'll be back!

King out and quickly announces the last video for the final inductee, Kevin Nash.

King announces Shawn Michaels to the stage. HBK out in a snazzy vest with his tux. HBK thanks King for going through all of his names, because the last thing they need is this show to go too long. HBK pulls out his speech, then rips it up and tosses it aside. One of them will be in trouble when they go backstage, it will happen. He saw Vinnie Vegas on WCW. HBK asked Scotty Steiner who he was. Scotty calls Nash on a pay phone. Nash is under contract. Nash goes to Ole and says he's not liking this, wants to go back to bouncing. Grabs his papers, goes to another office and faxes it to J.J. Dillon. The next day he flies to New York. HBK wants him as his bodyguard, and might need one in real life, no one likes him. They've been friends ever since.

They were having fun and getting over. And McMahon, who I wasn't supposed to mention, so he will be in trouble back there. McMahon thinks Nash is getting white hot. They decide to strap him and HBK is tweaking that he's the one who brought Nash in! So Nash beats Backlund for it. He then thanked HBK for being there for him. Nash, by his actions, changed the industry. Everyone has guaranteed contracts because of Hall and Nash. Nash wanted to make money, and treated it like a business. Without Nash no guaranteed contracts, and no nWo. Without nWo, no DX. Without DX there wouldn't be a lifetime of merch checks keeping HBK afloat for the rest of his life.

HBK announces Big Daddy Cool, Kevin Nash who thanks HBK for giving him that to follow. HBK is the Michael Jordan of us, top of the line. He put me over, so I guess I don't suck. If not for HBK, he wouldn't be there. He doesn't see anything between Diesel and Nash, because then there would be no nWo. He's been blessed with some of the best workers in the world to work with. He's not the best dancer, but can follow, and thanks everyone who pushed him. People say he got into it for the money, and that's true. Yes, the night went long. He put 23 of his food trucks around the arena, so please eat on their way out. Night of Champions was his first match. He went in with long black hair, and they decide on a purple mohawk. His partner was greener than him. Three weeks later they told him to grow his hair out.

Dusty pitched Oz to Kevin, but really? A rubber mask with a dunce cap? He wasn't a whiner, but a bit of quitter. Oz sucked, Vegas caught HBK's eye, somehow. His first night in the WWE he helped HBK win the IC Title. So he did more in one night in the WWE than three years in WCW. Their generation made some steps, but the new guys have taken it tenfold. He's not thanking everyone, because he will forget people, but has to thank his wife. Rick Rude told him to keep his wife out of the business to keep her happy. He did, and they've been together for 27 years. Without her, he would implode.

He was talking to Flair earlier. There's two real things in this business โ€“ winning your first Championship, and being inducted into the Hall of Fame.

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  • So, who will be the Carlito and the Mr. T of this year’s WWE HoF?

    • Mike McCarthy

      I’ve been trying not to get my hopes up, because I doubt anyone will be as awesome as Mr. T was last year.

      • Awesome is one word for it!

      • Scott

        Mr T loves his mama so someone has to love their daddy this year! Lol

  • CJ Blaze

    It’s the night before the night!

    • I love the HoF, but yes, tomorrow is the big day. Both of my daughters, and even Stacy are getting ready for this as if it’s the Super Bowl.

      • CJ Blaze

        As they should!

      • Scott

        I am so pumped for tomorrow!!! Sting vs HHH is a Superbowl to me!!

  • CJ Blaze

    Jake is one of my biggest inspirations.

    • He was fantastic! The way he spoke about Reigns, and that he cussed so much about Savage being gone.

  • Reigns came off quite well there as well. His family has to be insane there!

  • Mike McCarthy

    DDP in the house!

    • CJ Blaze

      I just got some of his yoga this week for my birthday. Looking forward to trying it out.

  • Phillip “Sub-Zero” Friel

    Miz’s dad in the background.

  • Mike McCarthy

    Dusty and Brandi knocking on the fourth wall.

  • CJ Blaze

    I always listen when Dusty talks.

  • Scott

    Whos speech/induction are you all looking forward to the most?

    • Mike McCarthy

      Zbysko.

    • CJ Blaze

      The Bushwhackers

    • Honestly, it should all be great!

  • CJ Blaze

    Cena’s right – I’ve learned a lot from past HOF ceremonies.

  • Trapdoor

    I recognise those tat’d arms… ๐Ÿ˜€

  • CJ Blaze

    Christian!!

    • ryan123

      I wonder if he will ever wrestle again

      • CJ Blaze

        I really want him to but I doubt it at this point.

        • ryan123

          True but maybe they will use him in a different capacity. Maybe an NXT trainer or as I would like to see, test him on one of the commentary teams.

          • Andrew

            Evening Ryan I’m running behind, care to fill me in?

  • Trapdoor

    Renee looks Yum.

  • HAVEN! I love that show!

  • Trapdoor

    Mark Henry’s son is already better spoken & more diplomatic on the mic than half the roster. o.O

    • Yes! He’s impressive! Rehearsed, but still better spoken than so many!

  • Mike McCarthy

    Lita’s looking foxy.

  • CJ Blaze

    The King is hosting.

    • As he should be! BTW – Quite proud of my Evil Marie impersonation on FB!

    • Dustyn

      As he should be! If someone else were to, I think Renne or even Maria Menounos would do great!

      • CJ Blaze

        Agreed!

      • Trapdoor

        Renne continues to impress on the mic.

  • Trapdoor

    Nice to see the connection between Cole & Lawler.

  • Mike McCarthy

    Damn.

  • Phillip “Sub-Zero” Friel

    DAMN

    • Andrew

      Phillip if at any point you try your fatality tonight… To borrow from Halo: RUN AWAY!!!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Hey everyone! I have my kids tonight, so I’ll be running behind tonight. Have fun for me!

  • Trapdoor

    Orton’s had his lady sneak a couple of punch bags in, in case he gets bored & wants to work out. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    (edit) Ooooh, this comment was the answer to the meaning of life. #Froody

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Orton’s pulling an Uncle Jerry… Likes them really young!

    • But was better spoken than he normally is.

    • Ashley

      She is older than him actually

  • Zack

    Renee is so adorable. It’s impossible not to love her

    • Andrew

      I would date Renee and not just because she’s a pretty face; as I understand it she’s got brains too.

      • Yeah, and you’d have to go through Ambrose to get there. Good luck with that!

        • Andrew

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          • Andrew

            To be born in madness means to revel in insanity and celebrate the odd and unhinged. We’re all mad here… But there’s nothing wrong with it.

          • Trapdoor

            The Penguins & I still can’t work out what this “madness” thing is, that you wacky humans, of this dimension, go on about. We thought it was well versed, across the multiverse, that RAINBOW BRIIIING-BRIIING AARDVARK!

  • Mike McCarthy

    Michael Hayes lookin’ like a stud.

  • Trapdoor

    Hogan’s lady looks like her face has been put together with scaffolding.

  • Zack

    I’m surprised Hayes hasn’t said something dumb or racist yet

  • Andrew

    Hello crazies, ya miss me?

    • CJ Blaze

      The CO!

      • Andrew

        Aye, question is can you dig it?

        • CJ Blaze

          Oooh yeah brother!

          • Andrew

            Well I’m here to stay and dare I say, yeah: I’M HERE TO SAVE THE WORLD!

          • Andrew

            Yes, I like Zig Zag. Great performer and he can sell so much so I’ve had to actually call Jesse at times to ask: is he hurt?

    • You never give me the time to miss you! lol

      • Andrew

        Wait… So you want me to leave ๐Ÿ™

        • Nope, just saying you don’t give me the chance. Not complaining!

          • Andrew

            I don’t plan on it.

  • Mike McCarthy

    Catching WrestleMania fever.

    • Andrew

      Dude I’m always manic hahaha!!!!

  • It’s Botch time!

    • CJ Blaze

      Hey yo!

  • ryan123

    Savvage goes in tonight

  • Phillip “Sub-Zero” Friel

    Hall of Fame time!

  • ryan123

    Yayyyy! One of the reasons for getting the network is about to start!

    • I love the Network. I watch it daily! When I get up each morning to get ready for the world, and going to bed each night.

      • ryan123

        Don’t have that much time to watch it.. And I don’t really get attached anything outside of ECW.. Probably started about a hundred WCW PPVS but I don’t have the feeling to finish them out.

  • Trapdoor

    The Mother of Dragons, Fathered by a Terminator. You know nothing T1000.

  • I’m used to having my DVR, none of that with my results tonight, and no word-for-word, so I’ll be able to hang around more tonight! Yay me!

  • Trapdoor

    Looking forward to the tingles, when Macho Man’s music plays.

  • Thank goodness no Eva Marie…

  • Trapdoor

    Arnold’s latest film sponsors the year he’s inducted. Can you say KER-CHING!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      WWE and NBC really pushing that advertising money.

  • Oh, Jerry…Jerry…Jerry…

  • I hate to be wet rag but I just don’t get this induction. This is the only one I don’t get.

    • What don’t you get?

      • Why is Rikishi being inducted? Totally confused.

        • Zack

          Anyone who has been thrown off the Hell in a Cell deserves a HoF induction

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Anoa’i Family legacy. I expect Rosey and Umaga in within the next 10 years.

          • Yep, that’s likely it. Anoa’i respect…and little more.

        • Did you read my WWENews article on him? If not, you should. It talks about his career beyond his family.

          • He just didn’t do near enough in the WWE to be inducted. No clue what made him so great…and I was watching.

          • I have to politely disagree. I thought he did a lot, and deserves it.

          • What they are showing now speaks volumes.

      • He just didn’t do a thing to be inducted.

    • CJ Blaze

      I think he’s deserving. More than several people who are in it.

  • Zack

    So i’m fast forwarding and trying to catch the highlights of the pre-show. Some notes:
    -Eden has the most beautiful brown eyes ever.
    -You can really tell how much Brie loves Bryan
    -Same with John for Nikki
    -Nikki’s right boob is trying real hard to escape
    -Reigns sounded good, very professional and natural

    • I’m posting the results, and I think you got all I missed – but I did talk about Nikki’s boob!

      • Zack

        That’s the most important thing by a mile

  • Trapdoor

    Still love his return, when Rock was shutting down Vince’s “Kiss My Ass” club. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Zack

    The Usos are so charismatic

    • They. Are. Gold. Very charismatic and totally human.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      They just needed to be given the chance to shine. Glad they got it!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Anyone else just see Roman on the red carpet?

  • Zack

    “It’s dad in a thong” poor bastards lol

  • CJ Blaze

    As you guys said, I absolutely love The Usos.

  • Trapdoor

    They really are so natural, on the mic.

    • They should be cutting promos often.

      • Andrew

        Okay, yes they should and Divine One!!!

    • Andrew

      Usos I’m a little behind.

  • The Ignored Monster

    Except food on our back they are great lol

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Probably was on their backs too, as they were slammed on the dining table!

    • Andrew

      Monster… I like you- we could have so much fun together! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Zack

    Watch Reigns earlier and Jimmy and Jey now, it makes me wonder how many superstars are ACTUALLY really good on the mic, but don’t cut good promos because WWE shoves lines in their mouth

    • THIS! The Usos are showing me something I’ve never seen before from them. Vince needs to get out of the way of these guys and just let ’em talk a la the territory days.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      90% of the roster, I bet.

    • ryan123

      Big E the one or two times he talked?

  • Fresh dye job. Love it. Dolph, you see this?

  • The ring is on upside down. Nice…LOL!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Big “Kish” looks dapper, and the glasses definitely work for him!

  • I complain but Rikishi is so likable. It’s hard to hate…

    • Andrew

      I don’t get ARNOLD being inducted; great supporter, but beyond that… Don’t quite get it

      • Jesse Sherwood

        He’s a gratis thanks to him inducting HHH in the Sports HOF.

        • Andrew

          Like Stallone then or Trump?

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Pretty much. Celeb wing. He had 1 appearance in WWE. He KOed HHH!

          • Andrew

            Real or staged because umm I wanna see it just because.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Staged, and it will be in his induction video.

          • Andrew

            I bet Conner could finish him! Crusher ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I adored the man, but when I met him, I was even more of a fan. Dang, he made me melt! I was with my younger daughter, and he called me ‘Mama’ and I was giddy.

      • He seems like such a nice man. Not entertainer-like. You know, no Cheshire Cat grin on him. Seems very genuine.

  • Can’t say WWF!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Aye. Don’t want another World Wildlife Fund lawsuit.

      • He’s done it twice and they almost missed it the second time.

  • The Ignored Monster

    He keeps getting the F bleeped out of him!!

  • Zack

    Lol to them bleeping the F word

  • Jesse Sherwood

    UMAGA reference!!! :'(

    • Andrew

      I seriously didn’t know you marked out for Umaga. I get it, but you learn something new every day

      • Jesse Sherwood

        He was another that, while limited in the ring, he had a great heart for the business and deserved better than he got from WWE.

  • Zack

    Popped for the Umaga chant

  • Mixed. Wow…

  • Gio

    Kind of have to feel bad for Roman since most fans hate him because he isn’t Daniel Bryan

  • Trapdoor

    Damn. That’s some heat, on Reigns!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    He may not have done as much as others in the Hall, but if they are going to put most of the Anoa’i family in, Umaga should be. Another gone too soon.

    • Usage makes every bit as much sense…maybe more.

  • Did Rikishi miss out Rosey?

    • As far as I heard, yes.

      • I thought so, managed to mention the wreck that is Manu, but not Rosey, interesting.

        • Bothers me. I’m a huge Rosey fan.

          • I enjoyed 1 Minute Warning, even if it was short lived, then while he was never going to go anywhere, it was still enjoyable when he was Hurricane’s S.H.I.T. (Super Hero In Training for those that don’t remember)

          • Jesse Sherwood

            I loved when he was the S.H.I.T! Rosey had a lot of charisma.

          • He made was far more interesting then The Hurricane ever was IMO

          • Jesse Sherwood

            I think they worked well off of one another, and Hurricane was great, when he wasn’t drunk.

          • He was alright, never thought he was good enough to be fighting guys like The Rock though

          • Zack

            I miss The Hurricane *sigh*

          • I don’t! He and I had quite the online feud.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Oh? I missed that!

          • Tell you later.

  • BOB BACKLUND!!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Can’t get a crazy rant this time!

      • I love those rants. Backlund rules FOREVER. FOREVER. FOREVER. FOREVER. FOREVER!!!!!

      • Trapdoor

        Don’t expect not being on camera or having a mic to silence the Backlund Barrage. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Jesse Sherwood

    GANGREL SIGHTING!!!!

  • 31 YEARS! Dag!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    He even got in a “For the People” reference!

  • I was hoping they were gonna play “Put A Little … On It”.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      YES! +2500 Points!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Everybody!

    • Andrew

      Seeing this does make me understand why entertainment is appropriate and worth celebrating. Family, Fun, Universe… Full circle

  • CJ Blaze

    Good speech. Happy for their family.

    • It really was. Great way to get it started.

  • Zack

    Now if only Naomi was up there to do some dance moves too

    • RIGHT?

    • Sexy woman! She puts that Kardashian’s backside to shame!

      • Zack

        More class with a better ass!

        • Jesse Sherwood

          TESTIFY!

        • Andrew

          AMEN!!!

        • I love hanging out with respectful guys who can appreciate more than just looks, even though she has them in spades.

      • Andrew

        I tried very hard not to think of Cisco that whole time, lol!

  • WELCOME TO LARRYLAND!!

  • CJ Blaze

    I don’t know much at all about Larry, but I hear he’s well-liked?

    • He was the consummate heel, but also a true professional.

  • Mike McCarthy

    Gotta be pleased with WWE going back and inducting older names that should’ve been in by now.

    • They only put so many in each year, so they make it a mixed group.

  • Phillip “Sub-Zero” Friel

    Great speech from Rikishi and what a special moment for the Usos!

    • It appeared as though one son really wasn’t happy with Rikishi up there.

      • Andrew

        Well being on the road…. No gift can replace any person much less a father.

        • Yes, but makes me wonder if it’s because Rikishi worked a show rather than going to his wedding.

          • Andrew

            Same basic reaction different circumstance kind of bitter sweet.

      • Zack

        Who? I didn’t notice

        • I’m not sure which son it was.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Jimmy. I have gotten to where I can ID them. Slight differences in their faces.

          • Jimmy was on our left when they danced? Has to be the wedding thing.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Yeah, he was.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Bruno! I love to see him. Larry is a perfect nominee.

  • CJ Blaze

    I think Bruno is a good talker.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      He’s like that grandpa you want to tell you all of his war stories.

      • Zack

        Without missing a beat!

    • He’s excellent!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    LOL! Love the anecdote about Bruno training Larry. It really shows what respect they have for each other.

    • Andrew

      At the end of the day they begin as rivals, become bonded by experience and finally: a universal family.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Larry still has it! I would love to have him announce on an Old School Raw.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Freud? Color me surprised!

  • Aww!

  • Andrew

    Jesse forget Sam L, you need Bruno to narrate your life or I do.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      You need Larry Z here to do it! Sam L still has to do mine. I still need to many instances of MF for mine.

      • Andrew

        Larry? He’s got good narration- but he’s a consummate heel. Isn’t he?

        • Jesse Sherwood

          He could be, but he was a damn good face when he wanted to be.

          • Andrew

            I’m so torn him or Morgan Freeman…. Who is God ask Carey or Carrell

        • One of the best heels to ever do it. I HATED him. LOL!

  • Why is Larry not a manager? He’s be amazing!!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Aye! Because WWE doesn’t see the value of old school talkers in the sport entertainment machine.

      • Paul Heyman isn’t exactly a child and he’s the best talker in WWE.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          But Heyman is a more modern style of promo crafting. Heck, you can say Heyman helped invent the modern promo.

      • Andrew

        I disagree heartily.

  • LOU ALBANO!!!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Swing your arms from side to side! Come on, it’s time to go! Do the Mario!

      • I’M GONNA BE YOUR GUIDING LIGHT…CAPTAIN LOU…CAPTAIN LOU ALBAAAAAAAAANO!!

      • Andrew

        And I now have the theme song of Mario playing… Thanks.

  • He’s truly touched by this. Very cool.

    • I adore Zbyszco, always have.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      It’s wonderful to see this. Raw emotion we don’t get on a weekly basis.

  • William Araguz

    I wonder the opposite also with just how many could cut a good promo without a script.

    • Andrew

      Why aren’t more of these inductees managers?

      • Andrew

        I miss managers they always seemed to bring more showmanship to this product overall.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    LOL! And he is being self effacing! I love it!

  • Nash look-a-like in the audience!

  • William Araguz

    On a side note Reigns does a pretty good Macho Man impression. Nobody else did the mannerisms.

    • Andrew

      William, how are you?

  • Jesse Sherwood

    I hate Larry. Electric Massage Recliner!

    • Andrew

      He loves you :,(

  • Jesse Sherwood

    YES! Larry giving another epic promo to close his speech!

  • EPIC SPEECH! BEST EVER!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      It was hard, but it topped Mr. T’s MAMA!

  • CJ Blaze

    Thank you, Larry!

    • He got lost a couple times, but so endearing. I found myself typing more of what he said then I’d expected to.

  • Dustyn

    AWESOME speech!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    I like the modified Raw theme for the break music.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Blayze! Andrew wrote an excellent article on her career which you can read here.

    http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/made-in-the-usa-alundra-blayze-sets-the-hall-of-fame-afire/

    • Is that article brought to us by the folks at Pepsodent?

      • Jesse Sherwood

        No, by Nattie’s smoking hot dress!

  • Andrew

    Yay! I covered her induction was unique experience!

    • Andrew

      I mean that too I wasn’t sure I’d do her right by her induction.

  • Phillip “Sub-Zero” Friel

    Thank you Larry Zbyszko and Bruno! Awesome speech too!

  • Scott

    Damn you can even see Nattys areolas!!!

    • Andrew

      If I don’t look away I’ll be entranced…

    • Jesse Sherwood

      That is one tight dress….

  • Jesse Sherwood

    AA getting referenced! Love the Enforcer!

  • Scott

    ANOTHER ARN STORY!!!! YES!!!!

  • Phillip “Sub-Zero” Friel

    Nattie looking great in the black dress!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      SSSSSSSSSSSSSMOKIN!

    • Jaw dropping. It’s made for her!

    • Andrew

      A girl’s best weapon a little black dress- Marliyn Monroe

      • Andrew

        Pretty sure of that quote might’ve been some other fashion icon.

  • Summer Rae Dudley is now lost. Natalya referenced reading.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      As was Evil Marie.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    DAYUM! She still looks great!

  • Probably had something to do with a trashcan, no?

  • WAHOO!!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Many old timers have and Ed Sharkey tale.

  • There’s a shoot with Sheri that’s on YouTube. Everyone should watch it.

  • Phillip “Sub-Zero” Friel

    Alundra Blayze looking great too!

    • Andrew

      That is class, but I keep wondering if she’s going to become a Mockingjay

  • Speaking of ripping people off, Moolah wrote the book on it.

  • CJ Blaze

    I had no idea what to expect from her, but I’m loving this.

  • YES!!!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    $9.99 POP!

  • Gio

    There had to be a plug, there just had to be one. Wow!

  • The Ignored Monster

    I still know her as Madusa because I knew her as a monster truck driver before I ever knew she was a wrestler.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    I’ve seen her on Monster Jam. She’s pretty good.

  • She said DDP is a future HoFer, or am I wrong?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      You’re correct! He should already be in!

      • Thought so. Wanted to be sure.

      • When he goes in, it’ll be the single most deserved. No one else can say they brought two people back to life…literally.

      • CJ Blaze

        After last year, I thought he would be in this year.

    • She did.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Luna got referenced! I miss her. She was attitude before VKM ever though of it.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    BLAYZE SPEAKS TRUTH ON HEYMAN!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Heyman has a shiner!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    BAKA! Bobby Eaton…

  • BOBBY EATON! I am loving all these references. I feel like a kid again!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      He’s local. Lives in Cherry Valley, AR, and is a wanted man. He hit someone in MS while under the influence.

      • Oh no! I never knew that!

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Yeah. I have little respect for him, as he has been dodging the charges for over 20 years.

          • WOW! Not sure how I missed this. Last I heard, he had terrible cardiac issues. I never knew any of this. I’m speechless…

          • Jesse Sherwood

            He does, and is a frequent patient at St Bernard’s in Jonesboro, AR. He’s a big deal locally.

  • Andrew

    I understood all that Japanese without subtitle, am I turning… Well you know?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      You are, you anime freak!

      • Andrew

        YADA YADA ONI-CHAN.

        • Andrew

          Oh sorry oni-san, I’m not your little brother lol

      • Zack

        Dude idk how people do that. I’ve watched anime for like 7 years, and I understand like 4 words. My old roommate can speak and understand Japanese fluently and he started watching a year after me. Jerks!

        • Jesse Sherwood

          I learned in HS. I imported games.

        • Andrew

          It’s inflection I don’t even have to watch to know what’s being said.

  • CJ Blaze

    Aw, Heyman.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    HOORAH! Sgt Maj!

  • CJ Blaze

    My favorite speech so far.

    • Larry has her beat but this is really good.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Same here. I love that she honored the military.

      • Andrew

        Well she was made in the USA.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Bisch gets massive heat!

    • Bischoff is awesome regardless…darn it!

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Yes and no. He had a great mind for production value, but little else.

        • Disagree. Marketing genius and one of the best talkers the business has ever known.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            I count marketing as part of production value, and I’d say he’s top 25.

          • We agree to disagree on Eric. I get the hate but never has a manager figure been hated more. There’s no Mr. McMahon without him. No Authority either.

  • Zack

    She is killin’ this speech!

  • SHOOTING!

  • Zack

    JR plug!

  • POPOPOP!!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    DAMN! That isn’t a dress, it’s barely a top!

    • I love these two piece gowns, but with my scars, I can’t pull those things off.

  • Zack

    “That’s a woman’s WRESTLING belt!” Shots fired at the butterfly

    • Sorry, that belt is horrible. Yes, the tampon box belt is worse, but only barely.

      • Andrew

        Still it needs true rebranding to let the WWE Divas have a true chance #FACT.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    I agree! That’s a BELT!

  • Zack

    They just don’t make women’s wrestlers like her anymore

  • Dustyn

    Great job!

  • Zack

    WWE strike a deal with tapout?

    • Yes, yes they did.

      • Zack

        Awesome! I’d like to see some WWE stars wrestle in some tapout gear. Maybe they’ll finally switch to the UFC shorts

    • Jesse Sherwood

      They are revitalizing the brand. Tapout was close to insolvency once UFC pulled out of them.

  • Mike McCarthy

    What a speech. Great show so far, I’ve been glued to the screen.

    • ryan123

      Yezzzz. Especially Worrierrs’ wife!

  • Warrior’s Monday night speech was impossible to watch. He sounded so labored.

  • Zack

    I’m not making it through this without crying

    • Ashley

      I started crying with Warrior…

      • Andrew

        I think many did… Botch and his tuna?

    • My eyes are watery too. No shame in it.

  • Andrew

    This HoF might not have been to everyone’s liking, but some great speeches and moments all around.

  • Dead at 8. How cruel…

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Agreed.

    • Andrew

      Only the good die young, but he’ll blaze a fire in our hearts and all other recipients to come.

    • Andrew

      This is just a true reason to remember to live and love the gift of life. No matter what creed you follow.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    I’m not crying… I just got a whiff of Botch’s cooking!

  • Her pages are pink. I love it!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      It’s cute!

      • I’m not sure I could have matched pink paper to a pink dress that well, and I’m all about pink!

        • Jesse Sherwood

          You could do it!

  • Dustyn

    Not tearing up, eyes are just sweating!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      You smelled Botch’s tuna too?

      • Dustyn

        Yup!

      • Andrew

        Points?

        • Jesse Sherwood

          I don’t get points, only give them.

          • Andrew

            So go forth and give with the spirit of warrior and his newest inductee of heart.

  • Zack

    I actually wish that they’d put more of the videos of Connor into the package and done less Warrior hyping. Warrior had his time last year. Connor deserves more spotlight

    • I agree, but they also only have so much video of him. Also, they’re setting up for this all going forward.

  • Show is such a softie. Very cool.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      The emotional giant isn’t just a gimmick. It’s truly him.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Is it bad that I feel like they positioned the statue wrong? I keep seeing a Warrior Metal Bulge.

    • :::RKO’s Jesse:::

      • Zack

        Outta nowhere!

      • Jesse Sherwood

        *Botch botches and lands back first on a monitor.*

        • I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t botch.

          • Andrew

            But to Botch is still Divine!!!

          • TROOF!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      And now the WWE logo is on it…

      • :::Climbs off the stretcher, climbs to the top of the cage, and pushes Jesse off:::

        • Jesse Sherwood

          *Botch botches again and pulls a Foley through announce.*

        • Andrew

          You just made him Foley… Botch-NOOOO!!!!

          • Jesse Sherwood

            BANGBANG!

      • Andrew

        Jesse- seriously? Now you’ve made us all notice.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          I have to break up the crying.

  • She took a line from his speech. Cool!

  • Scott

    Dammit they done made me cry again!!!

  • Dang it. That tuna is making my eyes water now too.

  • She’s utterly charming.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      She is. I’d love to donate right now.

      • I hope the money comes in. Not just to see her do it, but that would be great too!

  • Zack

    Lady Warrior is doing a fantastic job, I wouldn’t be able to keep it together HALF as well as she is.

    • ryan123

      Agreed totally!!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Bryan is bawling…

    • Zack

      Such a lovable guy. If anyone says Daniel Bryan isn’t marketable they can shut the f*** up because it’s just not true. Encouraging the Connor chant.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        His everyman attitude and look is more than marketable enough. WWE just needs to buckle up and let him be what they need.

  • Gio

    Daniel destroying kayfabe

    • Totally right too.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      And for a good reason. I’d rather he kill Kayfabe like this than with the way they do it weekly.

    • Andrew

      If there’s any night or better reason I don’t know it.

  • Andrew

    I will not say do not weep, not all tears are evil- JRR Tolkien

  • Jesse Sherwood

    AWWWW…. Connor story is melting my icy heart.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    The smile on JBL… :’)

  • Jesse Sherwood

    I LOVE Sarge’s camo tux!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Damnit… Bryan…

  • If tears aren’t in everyone’s eyes, check your pulse.

    • Andrew

      I’m good, but not because I lack a pulse.

      • Andrew

        And in the end it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.

        – Abraham Lincoln

  • Nope, not bawling.

    • I’m not either but the tears are in my eyes.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I know better! If I am, you are.

      • Andrew

        On this count afraid not… He loved and exuded more life than we will our entire lives.

      • You know how close this hits to me. I almost died at age 8, spent that year on a terminal ward. And Ellie had cancer when she was 4. This is my heart.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Aye sis. This hurts in so many ways.

  • This doesn’t matter at all but all of this is making Stephanie and Trip very hard to hate.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I can’t hate them. We know their true side.

      • Michael Rubin

        triple h is a jerk you are being fooled! he might be nice to kids but he is still an arrogant jerk to the backstage you are misinformed!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Steph is drowning in her own tears. She was just so touched by him, as a mother herself.

    • She fell in love with that little boy, and for good reason.

  • “hook the leg”. LOL! Needed that.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Justin Roberts gets mentioned! There’s a surprise!

  • Zack

    Trying to buy Connor’s Cure bracelet on WWE.com and it keeps running me in circles from shopping cart, to pre-confirmation back to shopping cart. Great job WWE.com!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      It’s getting bought up in droves now. Try clearing your cache and try again.

  • Gio

    I wonder if they are selling kleenex at the convenience stand

  • Mike McCarthy

    No doubt the Hall of Fame isn’t ending at 11. Don’t care though, just happy WWE’s giving good chunks of time for these.

  • I take it back. Connor’s dad’s speech is the greatest I’ve ever heard.

  • Phillip “Sub-Zero” Friel

    RIP Connor The Crusher and Ultimate Warrior #ThankYouConnor #ThankYouWarrior

  • They need something light hearted after that!

    • CJ Blaze

      Agreed

    • That was almost more than we could take. Thankfully it’s lightened up a bit.

  • Mike McCarthy

    Oh boy.

  • Mike McCarthy

    Big Johnny.

  • CJ Blaze

    Nooooo

    • Jesse Sherwood

      *Licks CJ*

      • CJ Blaze

        Anything but People Power haha

  • Jesse Sherwood

    *Licks everyone in the thread.*

  • Phillip “Sub-Zero” Friel

    People Power!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    It looks like a bird crapped on his head!

  • Scott

    Damn! This is the most charisma Ive ever seen from Laurenitus!!!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      He isn’t quite as bland as he put off. Johnny’s big problem is that he sounds like he has emphysema.

      • I think he sucks rotting and festering goat feces, but that’s me.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          I’ve got to watch some of Ace’s NJPW stuff, and he was good there. Once he was here… He lost a few steps.

          • You find proof, send it to me, I’ll watch it. Until then rotting and festering goat feces!

    • Andrew

      Honestly sounds like a virus I don’t want to catch.

      • Scott

        HAHAHAHAHA!!!

        • Andrew

          I mean I would’ve like I don’t know legally changed my name just by a little tinny bit.

  • Oh, Luke’s dye job. LOL!!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      It looks good on him!

      • It looked…dyed.

        • Badly dyed!

          In the hotel room at the last minute badly dyed! Been there, done that, know the look.

      • I saw him live within the past couple years, his hair didn’t look like that.

  • CJ Blaze

    They just look like they are having so much fun, I love it!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Butch is in some rough health, but I’m glad he could be here.

  • Butch is having a bit more fun with this. Luke’s trying to stick to the script a bit.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Luke’s always been the straight man of the two.

  • Mike McCarthy

    This is great.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Oh crap… Stampede!!!

    • Andrew

      Thank you so much for that reminder… BAKA!

  • Butch is my hero. That is all.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    The Sheephearders were the baddest MFers EVER in the 70s and 80s.

    • Andrew

      Hey don’t mess with sheepherders, I can think of one who took on a Giant and well… Bad MF’s all around.

  • This is verrrrrrrry scripted. Hilarious…but scripted.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      They needed some levity after Connor. I’ll take scripted here.

    • Andrew

      It had to be could you imagine the hardcore stories they could(n’t) tell

  • +1,000,000 for Luke taking out his falsies!!

  • I. Am. Dead. ROFL!!!

    • Andrew

      How does Divinity die?!? I’m so confused.

      • ROFL! Nice!

        • Andrew

          What I’m honestly confused, how else will I honor my botches from now on if the Divine One is dead?

  • There are tears coming down my face…now for totally different reasons. ROFL!!

  • Good sports! Love this!

  • I am so marking right now!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I am too!!!

  • Ashley

    This is great

  • YOU’RE BEAUTIFUL!!!! LOLOLOL!!

    • Andrew

      Well I prefer rustic charm, but thank you, LICK!!!!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    LICK!

  • This is beyond classic!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Almost better than Larry!

      • Apples and oranges. Both great. Larry still has the edge. Of course, Steve beats them all.

  • YES!!!!!!!

  • Scott

    New segment on Raw! Storytime with Butch!!!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I’d gladly watch EVERY week!

    • YES! YES! YES! YES!

    • And he has to end each time with “YOU’RE BEAUTIFULLLLLLL!!!!!”

  • CJ Blaze

    This show is incredible.

    • Best HOF I’ve ever seen.

      • CJ Blaze

        I loved last year’s and I think it’s been beat.

        • I did too. Steve took this one light years ahead.

      • CJ Blaze

        I’ll also admit, because I didn’t know a lot about anyone, I wasn’t really that excited for it.

        • I wasn’t either. I was dead wrong. I’ve enjoyed them all so much thus far.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          We really need to expand your horizons!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      This is why we watch.

  • Phillip “Sub-Zero” Friel

    Bret Hart doing the Bushwacker dance LOL!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Flair is looking good, and isn’t drunk!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Dragon Sleeper and Suplex. Two moves I used in my time in the ring.

    • You were in the ring? I never knew this!

      • Jesse Sherwood

        I had about a year and a half in the ring. I quit because I didn’t want to injure myself before I joined the Air Force. I did about 6 months on commentary too.

        • Cool!! What promotion were you with?

          • Jesse Sherwood

            A small local one here in Arkansas at the time known as Maximum Hardcore Championship Wrestling. I was “Mr Money Himself” Maxx Stylez.

          • Too cool! Are any of your matches recorded?

          • Jesse Sherwood

            I still have a couple of VHS tapes in storage. I’m not great, but I tried. I was good on the technical side, but I sucked on more mobile moves. My worst matchup was a flyer.

          • They’d be fun to see! You should get ’em out and digitize them.

          • I’m with the Botch-Man on this Jess.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            I need to, but I kind of don’t on one of them. My dead best friend and I are in a match on one of them. But I should on the other one.

          • I’d love to see the one you’re comfortable sharing. It’d be cool seeing you work the ring, Maxx!

  • Scott

    Im getting so pumped for tomorrow!!!

  • ron

    Hey comment from my wife who doesn’t not watch amd never has. During the red carpet show she made a comment about the guy having so much make up on his forehead. And then I noticed a lot of the old guys with the bladed up foreheads were covering the scars trying to cover them up.

    Winder if the WWE said something or helped for an image and PR thing.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I’m willing to bet they did. No one wants to see hamburger foreheads on HD cameras.

      • And Dusty’s is possibly the worst, but it didn’t look as bad on the red carpet.

        • ron

          The one she mentioned was Ron Simmons and then I noticed on Hacksaw and of course Dusty the Dream

  • Andrew

    He’s hurt, isn’t he?

  • Gio

    Are they ending with Arnold?

    • They SHOULD end with Savage, but who knows.

      • Gio

        Well Savage is going next so I don’t what’s going on

      • Sorry, I’m a bit behind.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Nash. Almost assured. Thanks Klick.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    WHAT?!?!? Not ending with Macho? That is a F****** CRIME!

    • You can let it out for things like THAT injustice!

  • CJ Blaze

    I’m shocked.

  • Holy Wackness, Batman.

  • This was all going so well. Way to put a serious dent in the proceedings, WWE.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Nash and Arnold are going to be booed out of the building.

    • Andrew

      HEY!!! They BOTCHED!!!

  • Scott

    So wait???? Nash is the closer??

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Apparently. BAKA!

    • Whoever it is, it won’t go well.

    • Andrew

      Well he is Diesel…

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Brother and Jack count BEGINS!

  • Hogan’s wig just gets more and more fake-looking.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      He got it from WWE Shop.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Brother Count: 1
    Jack Count: 0

  • It looks like long white paint brushes coming out of his bandana.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Almost did it again!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Savage: Greatest of all time.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    I hope Lanny is accepting!

    • Fingers crossed. I really need to find that bleeping interview I did with Lanny! Arg! Ticking me off that I cannot find it.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    YES!!! THE GENIUS!!!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Lanny is arguably one of the most underrated talkers of all time.

    • He was amazing with his heel poems.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        He was just amazing. I need to post one of his CWA promos.

      • Jesse Sherwood
      • And writes them all himself. I watched him write one at the one event I saw him at. It came to him like nothing.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Lanny Poffo, if he had ever taken the tests, would have been a MENSA member. He is obviously a true genius.

          • He is. And really fast on his feet, just mellow compared to his brother.

  • CJ Blaze

    I can’t believe this is finally happening. I’ll never forget hearing the news in May 2011. I hadn’t been a fan long, and I knew this was a huge loss.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I died inside. Savage was one of my all time favorites.

  • Mike McCarthy

    Major points for the Mr. T reference.

  • Andrew

    I did not know he was a supporter of Special Olympics.

    • I didn’t know this at all.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      A huge one. He helped bring it to the forefront in the 90s.

  • Yep. Nash is last.

    • Scott

      Damn shame

  • Jesse Sherwood

    BOOOOO!!! BAKA celebrities.

  • Savage’s induction was not a big enough deal. It felt “less than” to me somehow.

  • Scott

    Wonder if Super Shredder and Terminator will be booed

    • Vinnie Vegas is going to catch it for this mistake.

    • Gio

      Kevin kind of should, but Arnold shouldnt

    • Ashley

      I hope not

  • Phillip “Sub-Zero” Friel

    Good speech from Lanny! RIP Macho Man

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Yeah, a one off appearance and nothing else.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Trips has some odd red welts on his forehead. Bets on it being from working out the match tomorrow?

    • That’s what I was thinking. He has to be working the ring with someone to get ready for tomorrow night. He’s not been in the ring ring for a year.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        There’s one right above his right eyebrow, and another over the left close to his hairline.

        • I see them. I figured they had to be because of getting ready, but with everyone else wearing makeup, is he too good for it?

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Probably came straight from the gym to the HOF, knowing Trips.

          • Which is why he’s been so good for so long. All the crap about his 20 minute promos, taking the top spot because he married Steph, and all the other BS, he really is one of the greatest of his era, and would have been THE guy if not for SCSA and Rocky who were just so much more out there and vocal in more creative ways than Trip is.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Wrestling isn’t Wrestling! ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Andrew

          Of course he’s going to train, Sting was- and is…why wouldn’t he?

          • Yes, but those are obvious bumps.

          • ron

            They are probably working together to get some spots right
            …..
            NO WAY it is still real to me

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Oh god… Trips is being facepalm worthy here!

    • Andrew

      His nose is a face palm…

      • Jesse Sherwood

        The pelicans called. They want their beaks back.

        • Andrew

          Or maybe there just missing one of their flock?

  • Phillip “Sub-Zero” Friel

    Get to the choppa!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      GET DOWN!

  • He’s not really getting reactions but he’s also not getting killed.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Just as long as he doesn’t bring up his politics, he’s safe. Californians HATE his time in office.

      • Gio

        It’s true we hate him politically, but we also love him everywhere else

      • Andrew

        That bad?

        • Jesse Sherwood

          He’s part of the reason they have such heavy debt and other issues right now.

          • Gio

            He’s also the reason we have the wall

          • Andrew

            Something something… Say no to drugs kids.

          • He should have said no to shtupping his maid!

      • We are so lucky they didn’t try to change the birth law as had been discussed, just so he could run for president.

  • Aww. Look at Arnie…trying to fit in and all.

  • ron

    General comment- wish some of the old time greats that went into the Hall years ago would get another chance now that the event is so much bigger then it used to be. Someone like Dusty Rhodes deserved a crowd or event like this.

    LOL maybe start over with guys inducted 20 years ago that deserve it

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Dusty’s really the only one that comes to mind to me.

      • Michael Hayes? Freebirds?

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Hayes is in the HOF? I know the rest of the Freebirds aren’t.

          • I thought they were. Good! That means when they go in, they’ll get the huge reception they should…if it’s done right.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            RIP Terry Gordy.

        • ron

          Nope Michael Hayes is the one Guy that isn’t in that really deserves it now. They are always poking him about it on that one panel show on the network. One of my favorite shows but can’t remember name now.

    • Snap

      Dusty was inducted in 2007 and had a comparable crowd. Pretty much every ceremony after 2004 has been held in an arena.

  • Yeahwackgoawaythankyouverynext.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Guilty pleasure: I love Diesel’s music.

  • Phillip “Sub-Zero” Friel

    I’ll be back! Arnold’s the man!

  • Scott

    Im sorry but I highly disagree with Savage not closing

    • You shouldn’t be. I agree with you totally.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Same here. He was the headliner. But that shows what being HHH’s buddy gets you.

    • No reason to be sorry.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    HBShizzle in the Hizouse!

  • Jimmy Hart is a genius.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Yes, he is. I love Monday Night Memories.

      • Oh, the great themes he’s written.

        • Gio

          His own theme song is brilliant as well

          • Jesse Sherwood

            He was brilliant. His First Family in Memphis was pure gold.

          • GENTRYS 4 LIFE!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    LOL! HBK is own point!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Vinnie Vegas! *CLAP CLAP CLAPCLAPCLAP!*

  • Jesse Sherwood

    “Because back then we didn’t have cell phones.” Unless you were Paul Heyman….

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Classic Vince story!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    LOL!!! HBK on game as usual!

  • AB

    The funny thing is, if Vince wanted to build the company around a big guy in the 90s who was way over with the crowd, he had The Undertaker right there. Considerably more loyal, infinitely more talented.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Amen!

      • Andrew

        How could they have utilized Taker differently? I’m curious more later, if you please.

        • AB

          More like they did from 1997 onwards. A legit main eventer, working against better people/characters, holding the belt.

          • Andrew

            Thanks AB, being new to staff and the casual observer: still learning.

  • S-H-O-O-T-I-N-G

    • Jesse Sherwood

      WITH A MACHINE GUN!

  • Andrew

    Yep… Still breaking hearts and calling shots.

    • HBK is so great on mic, and is sexy – mostly because he’s not being a total goober.

      • Andrew

        Well he is a Sexy Boy inducting Big Sexy… Whom you love apparently; I can’t say I disagree.

  • Ah, the sound of a man who doesn’t care. How refreshing.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    CLICK CLICK CLICK! I hear his knees!

    • AB

      On the plus side, he didn’t tear his quad walking to the podium.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        +5000 points!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    There’s the silver sex machine Ken loves! *Don’t kill me sis!!!*

    • Andrew

      Don’t worry killing you would end suffering; instead she’ll probably make you write more
      *WAPSH* lol

    • I’m loving this, you know it.

    • Andrew

      I just had to needle him just a little for old time Madness sake.
      I’ll work hard for him, always did- always will.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Nash is being better than I can remember. I’m loving this.

    • I told you that he really seems to have mellowed.

  • Brandon van Reenen

    This show is running over by an hour…

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Which they should have expected. This is almost always about 4 hours.

      • Only when they edit can they get it below 3 hours.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    WOW!!! I forgot how bad Oz was…

  • Dusty is the man of the night tonight.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Everyone has a Dusty story. Heck, even the new guys do!

    • Andrew

      OHHH YEAHH!!!!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    What was shouted at Nash?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Anyone?

      • Ashley

        I couldn’t understand it

      • CJ Blaze

        I have no idea

  • AB

    One of the most nitpicky things that’s always bugged me about Kevin Nash’s first promo during the invasion with Scott Hall, when he mocked their slogan of “where the big boys play”, telling everyone to note the adjective and stating they weren’t there to play…it was a great promo, but that’d be a verb, not an adjective.

  • ron

    I am still catching up watching started an hour late. Just watched the Bushwackers. They were great. Real good stories and just plain good fun. Loved it

  • CJ Blaze

    Too sweet!

  • Phillip “Sub-Zero” Friel

    Great show and great ending!

    • Disagree on the “great ending” part but it was a great show.

      • Andrew

        Better than most expected at any rate.

      • Phillip “Sub-Zero” Friel

        I think Macho should have ended the show too but I won’t take anything away from Kevin Nash and the Kliq since I still thought it was a good ending and a nice moment.

  • CJ Blaze

    Great show tonight. It’s nights like these where I’m not afraid to admit I’m a WWE fan.

    • Everyone thinks I’m a little crazy already, so I admit to it much of the time, but yes, i know what you mean.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    I’ve got an early day tomorrow. Night everyone.

    • Night, Maxx!

    • Night bro. I am out too, as I need sleep for tomorrow. Ellie is already planning on bringing me serious coffee and taking Sam out for ice cream in the afternoon.

    • CJ Blaze

      Talk to you tomorrow!

      • If you need anything, you know where to find me. Going to bed, but will be online all day tomorrow.

  • Andrew

    Are they repeating?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Yes. They replay the show after the live air.

  • Phillip “Sub-Zero” Friel

    I’ll be back!

  • ron

    GOOD SHOW

  • Mandy

    This was a good show!

  • Stuart J Mills

    SMH, poor Bushwhackers. Starts of their video with a didgeridoo (an AUSTRALIAN instrument), and also says they’re from the “outback” to the forefront…also an Australian reference. NZ and Australia are two different countries. It’d be like calling an American a Canadian.

    Great show though! Minor quibbles only lol

  • Michael Rubin

    hogan is such a hypocrite randy couldnt stand him and he said savage was family hogan is a lying piece of garbage!