sold himself sort and was thankful they were able to have the Backlash match.
Foley thanked Ric for dragging one last great match out of him. He thanked Dusty Rhodes for hiring him in1991.
Mick said this moment is the best of all of his moments and said its great to be right here in MSG.
Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived and gave Mick a red flannel Santa jacket and hat. Foley wished everyone a Merry Christmas and a nice day!
RVD, Tommy Dreamer and MVP are here and sitting with Joey Styles. Nikolai Volkoff is here as well.
Next up is Trish Stratus.
Stephanie McMahon came out. She said when she was asked to induct Trish, she was honored and overwhelmed because in one years time, she nearly ripped Stephanie's family apart. She recounted their old storyline but thanked her anyway.
She thanked Stratus for the memories of that time period, saying it was some of the best memories of her time on-screen. She said Trish has a way to make you feel for her and draw you in as a viewer. She said Trish reshaped and changed the Divas division by headlining Raw against Lita.
She said Stratus lives life on her terms, praising her work after her WWE career. She teased Trish might not be done in the ring and still inspires women to follow their dreams.
They noted Stratus was now the youngest inductee ever. Gotta knock Sunny off that list!
Trish came out and said Stephanie is one of the most inspirational women she has ever known. She praised the hell out of Stephanie and thanked her for doing the honors.
Trish said that she can't believe she was here because her final Raw match was in this building but now she's back and she has some bling...her wedding ring.
She said there's a lot of pressure to remember everyone and unveiled a massive scroll of people to thank. She said the most important people in her world are the fans that saw her grow up in front of them. They sat through some awful moments and a match the Internet called the worst ever.
She said every time she stepped in the ring she was trying to prove she deserved to be here and hopes the fans were Stratusfied. She thanks the fans for accepting her and supporting her.
She said three men opened the doors for her. She thanked Carl DeMarco, the former WWE President in Canada. He explained the realities of the business and the sacrifices involved. She said after she left WWE they were able to work together and opened a lot of eyes to the world of sports entertainment.
Trish praised her trainer Ron Hutchinson pointing out he trained like Edge and Christian. That got him a big pop. She was really happy that Hutchinson was here.
She praised Jim Ross and Finlay were all their work.
Stratus thanked people in the office and then Lita, who she called her Bestie. She loved their matches and then thanked all of the other girls she worked with.
Trish thanked the McMahon family for forcing her to bring her A game. She joked about Vince giving her undivided attention when she had an idea, and deadpanned that her eyes were up here. She said she learned so much about business from being with WWE.
She noted she brought 25 family members from Toronto and sacrificed moments to follow her dreams. She thanked them for their patience and understanding.
Stratus thanked her Mom and noted one of the reasons she retired was that her mom was diagnosed with cancer. She said her mom is the true fighting champion and is now cancer free.
She then praised her husband, who the crowd booed (not because they didn't like him, but because, well, he has Trish!). She noted they were high school sweethearts. The crowd booed that too. This was all cracking up Trish. She thanked him for navigating the WWE life and is happy that was a chapter in their life. She looks forward to many more chapters and told him she loved him.
The crowd turned face and chanted for her husband when she told the audience they were mean.
Trish then announced she was pregnant and would be delivering a baby in September. She showed off a baby bump and had a Beyonce moment. The crowd chanted for her husband.
Really great stuff.
Stevie Ray inducted Booker T. The crowd chanted for him and then Harlem Heat. He thanked them but said tonight they are inducting Booker, who in his family is known as Junior as he is the youngest one in the family.
Their father died when Booker was 11 months old. So, growing up they were attached at the hip, always hanging out. Booker would start messing with guys Ray's age because they knew now to mess with him because Stevie was around the corner.
He told a story about Booker trying to go to a party and he wanted to go but was too young. He chased after them but they left him. He laid in the street crying thinking Ray would come back but they didn't come back until after the party and Booker was still in the street waiting.
Stevie talked about their mom dying and noted Booker was incarcerated and Ray blamed himself for not being there. They talked a lot about wrestling when he was in jail, talking about Ernie Ladd and Boyd Pierce. They didn't know it but when Booker got out they hit the gym. They met Ivan Putski and he invited Ray to train. Booker followed him to the school and was a little better than everyone and that's when he knew Booker found his calling.
Stevie got a tryout with Global and he insisted Booker come as well. They met with Eddie Gilbert. Gilbert told them he had an idea for a tag team and he thinks they can do it. They had never tagged and didn't tell anyone they were brothers. But they said they teamed all the time. That was the start for them.
He said after all of what he's been through, Booker overcame the deck stacked against him and became a role model. When you can look into a storm and you are too dedicated to be stopped by it, it's amazing. He said Booker is here on this stage and what more can you say. He introduced Booker.
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