Big Names Still Not In WWE HOF, Against Banning Moves, Paige To Depart Next?, Goldberg Update

Is there anyone you want to see inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame?

There are so many names that I would like to see inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame it would be impossible for me to name them all. Owen Hart is someone that should have gone in a long time ago but the issue is with his widow Martha Hart. It won’t stop me and many others from lobbying for his induction. In addition to him, The Rock is due an induction and so is The Undertaker. It’s obviously too soon for John Cena but he’ll get the nod one day as well. Triple H isn’t in yet and the same can be said for Kurt Angle, Chyna, the New World Order, Bill Goldberg, Sycho Sid, DeGeneration X, Vader and The British Bulldog. What about Kane? Rey Mysterio is due the nod one day and Vince McMahon himself is not even in yet. There are probably several I missed but it’s safe to say, there isn’t a shortage of names that should be inducted.

What move do you think WWE should ban (if not already)?

I used to lobby that WWE ban workers from dropping to their butt while executing a piledriver and other high-risk maneuvers. However, on my personal Facebook page, Adam Pearce chimed in that no move should be banned but they should be taught to be executed and taken correctly. If a seasoned veteran like Adam Pearce, who now works for WWE says that, who am I, who has never wrestled, to argue a move should be banned? There are moves that are riskier than others but I believe the biggest issue is learning to do them correctly.

Where do you see Alberto Del Rio going now that he has opted out of his WWE contract and do you think Paige will now try to get out of her contract as well?

Alberto Del Rio will probably wrestle in Mexico. He’s saved his money and has even made good money during this latest run in WWE but this time him and Triple H just couldn’t make it work. It’s a shame but he’ll still be able to earn like he did when he was fired from WWE a few years ago. As for Paige, it’s anyone’s guess. Hunter already told people that he felt Del Rio was a bad influence on her and after the Wellness violation, it looks like he is correct. It’s none of my business what Paige does in her personal life but it would be unfortunate for it to damage her very promising WWE career.

Is Goldberg really in talks with WWE to return to the ring?

Yes, there have been talks about Bill Goldberg returning to the ring at Wrestlemania 33. We detailed them far before TMZ ever wrote anything about it here on Wrestling News World Premium. The hangup has always been over money and Goldberg’s price is going to have to come down if he wants a match to happen. I’m personally over Goldberg wrestling and while it’s neat to have him in the WWE 2K17 video game and he’s due a Hall of Fame induction, it’s time to give the young guys a chance.

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  • Dave Barton

    I have no interest in seeing Goldberg wrestle anyone in a match. I can’t really think of anyone past or present I’d want to see him in there with now. I think the best way to use him at a ‘Mania would be like Austin, HBK, and Foley last time around….have him come out & wreck a loudmouth with his trademark moves, just for the surprise and pop.

  • Vomkrieg

    I have one for the HOF that might be debatable. Diamond Dallas Page.

    Now he did most of his work for WCW, but was a 3 time WCW champion which should put him in contention eventually. But I think its his work outside the ring, helping out his fellow wrestlers like Scott Hall and Jake Roberts that should really merit him consideration.

    I think, in a world of wrestling screw ups, early deaths and tragedies, having a guy like DDP go in the hall of fame for his contribution in and out of the ring would send a great message.

    • Richard

      I agree 100%. He’s more deserving than guys like koko b ware or hillbilly Jim

      • Vomkrieg

        I agree with you, but i never like to knock people in the HOF for being undeserved. Koko and Jim worked a long time for WWE and I think of their inductions as more for their service to the company than anything else.

        The only HOF’s that annoy me are the celeb wing.

        • Richard

          That’s a fair point. I meant that DDP was at least a viable main eventer and multi time world champion

    • Wrestling Fan 4 Life

      100% agree. DDP must go in

    • JUDGEmentDAY

      That shouldn’t matter, Sting is in and ALL of his work is from WCW…..

      • Vomkrieg

        It shouldn’t matter, yes, but Vince, who makes the decision, has shown bias in the past which i was i mentioned it

  • Tone

    Ravishing Rick Rude HOF

    • Vomkrieg

      Rude was as good as they get. Great wrestler, great talker, and not many people could generate pure, unmitigated hatred, like Rude could.

  • Shady

    All they did not make it big. I believe Barry Horowitz and Steve Lambardi should be in.

    • BatistasDick

      And norman smiley and disco inferno

  • Yves Heinrich

    Vince should be inducted because he’s the CEO – there’s no other way to reason why he should but just because he’s the CEO and has run the company since I don’t know, hehe. The Rock, The Undertaker, Batista, Diamond Dallas Page, Chyna, Rey Mysterio, Owen Hart, Chris Benoit, The Dudely Boyz, The Hardy Boyz, one or two of the commentators (whichever), and that’s about it. I don’t know any women that I can think of except for Chyna. The question is, can they be inducted and still wrestle full/part time (not talking about the deceased superstars, of course), or once the mentioned superstars decided to retire from professional wrestling officially, they will be inducted into the Hall of Fame?

    • David Carey

      There is absolutely no way that Benoit should be acknowledged publicly in any form of ceremony.

      As a wrestler he was fantastic and I’ve used him as inspiration and an example of intensity and selling submissions, among other things. However, to honour the character and the technical ability and scripted achievements of the human being that murdered his wife and children is morally reprehensible. There is no argument that will ever change this.

      His legacy as a wrestler will live on as long as video footage remains and that is as far a notoriety as he deserves.

  • Kevin Owens

    I hope Paige doesn’t leave.. She needs to stay!

  • 1molly23

    If Paige is really pregnant, ADR was far more than a bad influence on her WWE character. Pregnancies just don’t “happen” if she’s not sober shame on her and ADR. Paige is an amazing talent, not so much ADR and his heritage. She should have never let him hook himself to her success.

  • ohnowheredyougo

    Since The Godfather got in last year, this year’s HOF class will no doubt include Val Venis & Repo Man

    • Vomkrieg

      Repo Man has a pretty good shot at the hall of fame eventually to be honest, well Barry Darsow does. He was after all a member of the longest reigning WWE tag team champions Demolition. But it won’t be as Repo Man 🙂

      600+ days of tag reigns are some solid credentials.

      EDIT. Just read hes involved in the class action head injury lawsuit, so scrub that

  • BatistasDick

    Jeff Jarrett…

  • ldb

    i want king kong bundy, barry windham, demolition, tommy rich, tim white