Booking Challenge: WWE HOF 2014
by, 01-22-2014 at 02:44 PM (691 Views)
The debates over the WWE Hall of Fame will never die. It is a yearly event where us wrestling fans are able to say our last thank you to the stars we loved seeing on our talking box over the years. Everyone has their different criteria on who should be in the hall and who shouldn't. I've told you my opinion on celebs in the hall. Whether you believe the WWE Hall of Fame is a joke or not doesn't matter. This discussion will be about who should be inducted in this years WWE Hall of Fame 2014. You can throw out all the names you want on who should be inducted. This is my top 10 list even though Warrior was named, that leave 9 left spots. So here we go, giving 9 names just for a bigger sample size. I know 9 won't get in this year. WWE HOF 2014:
10.Ultimate Warrior-Starting off with the Warrior for obvious reasons. In the past, he said he turned down WWE cause others deserved to get in before him which is why at first I wasn't sold on the rumor til I saw that great video package on Raw. I enjoyed his pieces on youtube taking shots at Hogan. I liked the energy Warrior brought to the ring when he came out, even though the matches weren't 5 star, he still made a huge impact on the industry. Warrior won 1 of the biggest WM main events of all-time by defeating Hogan in a title for title match at WM6. Enjoyed his stuff with Rick Rude as well. The match I hated of his that some actually think stole the show at WM7, was against Macho Man who delivered 5 elbows from the top. He kicked out after that, ugh....hated that match.
9.Paul Bearer-1 of the best managers of all-time, 1 of my all-time favs. I even stole the "YES, YES, YES" he used to say outside the ring while as a heel manager I remember most with Kane. Biggest moment of his career was probably turning on the Undertaker at Summerslam 96. His promos were hilarious as well and very good, especially the ones warning that Kane is alive and coming. Feud with Taker/Kane in 97-98 was probably the best either have ever had in their careers. WM14 is still my favorite match Taker had at WM. Matches in recent years don't feel as special because it is all about the streak rather than an actual real personal feud. I get it though....
8.Jake "The Snake" Roberts-Before he even appeared on Old School Raw, he would have been on many lists. 1 of the best on the mic and arguably the best finishing move of all-time. He is 1 of the greats who shoulda had a bigger impact than he did. If it weren't for drugs, bad decisions(money), among other controversies outside the ring.....he would have been possibly a world champion. I actually met Jake at an autograph session paid for a pic, he put his hands around my throat which I wasn't expecting as we posed LOL! Anyways, his feud with Savage was probably the most memorable for me. Enjoyed his run with Andre, Rick Martel, and many others. Only thing is, I wish Damien would be there....damn Earthquake!
7."Dr.Death" Steve Williams-I know very little about Dr.Death Steve Williams. He had major success in midsouth back in the day, which WWE just released a DVD of. Which actually held some of their bigger events at the same location as the Mania this year. Did compete in the Brawl For All in the mid 90s when he got knocked out, was also JRs right hand man, and many of you who know about his career are probably shaking your head at what I typed here so I'll stop there.
6.Jim Johnston-Has anyone ever asked you what music you like? I like many types, 3 being rock, rap, and country. However, I know you wrestling fans gotta think WWE theme songs when they ask. I know I did yesterday when I was asked this question. Jim has put together some of the best theme music WWE has ever produced including Ultimate Warriors, Taker's, among others. Why is he on the list? Music can be like a marriage with a talent. If they don't fit that character it won't work. Imagine if Warrior came out to Sandow's music? Which is the point. He deserves to be honored for all he has done for the WWE over the years. DVD about music for WWE is coming out in 2014 by the way.
5.Demolition-A tag team that should be in the Hall is Demolition. 1 of the dominant tag teams in the 80s. WWEs version of the Road Warriors. I believe they were the first ever team in the history up to that time to win the tag belts 3x. Memorable feuds and matches include vs Road Warriors, Powers of Pain and even Mr.Fuji. Survivor Series turn by Fuji led to that big Mania match at WM5 which featured Fuji in ring. Starting the Royal Rumble against each other at the beginning of 89. Which truly meant it was every man for himself. 1 of the biggest moments without question during Demolition era. Hated the addition of Crush and plz don't think I want him to be inducted in there.
4.Miss Elizabeth-We need a lady to be inducted in the Hall of Fame. I believe she has been called the first lady of the wrestling or WWF. Something like that, why she hasn't been inducted is probably because of her death being so controversial. Which is another reason why Luger hasn't been inducted yet. She didn't need to say a word, but had a great connection with the audience. Macho was mean to her at first, had her open the ropes for him to enter the ring. Finally at WM7 Macho opened the ropes for her when they reunited which brought fans to tears. Wedding at Summerslam 91 is still 1 of thee best moments ever in the history of Summerslam. Feud in the middle of Hogan/Savage, scared of the Animal Steele, even standing in front of HTM to protect Macho Man from the guitar.
3.Andy Kaufman-If a celeb has to be inducted, how Kaufman isn't is beyond me. That is what started the celebs involvement. Vince Sr turned it down and he went to Memphis to get heat as he feuded with Lawler. Famous talk show segment with the two when Lawler struck him. That is the only celeb who deserves this kind of recognition. For those who don't like the celeb involvement, BLAME HIM!! LOL!
2.The Poffo Family-I'm sick of waiting, I don't give a crap what you have to do. Put Randy Savage and his family in the HOF. Does it matter if his brother deserves in or not? There is many questionable folks in the Hall along with many deserving still not in. Savage getting in is worth it if you ask me. Only problem is who does the acceptance speech which is that for many of the dead guys I got on this list. Few were better on the mic than Macho Man. Biggest accomplishment, winning the WWF title tourney at WM4. Biggest moment: Probably the wedding from 91. Best match: WM3 vs Steamboat.
1.Goldberg-I know wrestling peers don't like Goldberg because he became a big star in a short period. Some believe he didn't love wrestling business and that he needed to give back to the business that made him. I heard some people say Goldberg shouldn't be in the Hall because he wasn't in it long enough which is ridiculous. Goldberg made an impact on the industry that will never be forgotten. No matter how much you don't like him because he isn't Dean Malenko in the ring, you can't deny the amount of success he had in the business has earned him a spot in the Hall. You fellas want to talk winning streaks? How about 170+ wins in a row along with multiple championships held at the same time? Moment defeating Hogan in his hometown in the Georgia Dome for the WCW title obviously is probably his biggest moment.
There you have it....that is how I'd book or should I say the top candidate I'd induct in the HOF of 2014. Agree or disagree? Who do you think should be inducted? Should they finally induct Macho Man? What woman should be in next? What tag team? Celeb? Leave that and more in the comment section below. Thanks for reading!! NEXT Top 5: BEST and WORST Rumble Victories!