WWE Hall of Fame: Class of 1993

With Hall of Fame season upon us, I’m going to take a look back at every class and see how well they hold up.  Clearly over the years some of them have been very pathetic while some of them are no brainers.  In my usual once a day fashion, we’ll be looking at each class and I’ll be talking about each member of that class, saying a bit about them (not a biography unless it’s someone you likely haven’t heard of.  I won’t be explaining who Hulk Hogan is for example) and whether or not they should be in the Hall of Fame.  Note that I’m saying if I think they belong in a general Hall of Fame and not WWE’s, as a lot of the people rarely if ever performed for the WWF/E.  Let’s get to it.Andre the Giant

To put it simply, he’s the reason the Hall of Fame was established.  Andre really was larger than life and the biggest draw for the company until Hogan showed up.  He was a huge (pun intended) star in the territory days and he would rotate around the country, never overstaying his welcome.  This was also required because he can only beat up everyone in the territory for so long. Of course his biggest match ever was at Wrestlemania 3 in the biggest match of all time, but his glory days were in the 70s and early 80s when Andre was arguably the top star in the world.

He embodies the larger than life characters that guys like Undertaker and Big Show try to emulate today.  When Vince created the Undertaker character, he wasn’t trying to make the new Hogan.  He was trying to make the new Andre: a character the fans would be in awe of and would hardly ever lose.  Andre belongs in any Hall of Fame and was the perfect choice to start the Hall off with.

8 comments

  1. james gracie says:

    If you ask me, I think they induct too many guys every year. It should be like Baseball where they only induct 4. They are gonna run out soon and eventually have to start inducting active wrestlers(which they have done already) or guys like the Brooklyn Brawler…and let’s be honest, they are doing that already too.

    I really think people take the WWE Hall of Fame too seriously. It’s not the ultimate measure for who was the best. It’s who happens to be on the McMahons good side at the moment that gets inducted

    Macios Reply:

    I agree with your comment about reducing the number of inductees, however I completely disagree with you saying that the Hall of Fame means nothing.

    james gracie Reply:

    Hey not all means nothing, but come on: James Dudley, Drew Carey, Koko B. Ware while guys like Sammartino and Randy Savage were not getting in because of their past issues with McMahon. Like I said, not the ultimate measure for who is the best. If you are on McMahon’s good side you have a better chance of getting in

  2. Not Jay says:

    They really need to induct Monday Night RAW as a whole. It’s not only the greatest wresting show in history but the greatest television show in history

  3. Jay H. says:

    Am I the only tired ot this idiot? Not Jay I am calling you out. What is your deal with me honestly? I really am sick & tired of your crap. Its not funny and its not original you pathetic loser. Sorry but I am just tired ot this coward. Be a man you coward.

    Anyway yes Andre The Giant was a great choice to start the WWF/E Hall Of Fame. Its a shame he never officially won a World Title in his Career but he did alot for the Mcmahon Family & Wrestling as a whole.

    rocko Reply:

    For the love of hell stop acknowledging him.

  4. james gracie says:

    KB just curious, but do you agree that they induct too many guys every year? I mean this year it’s Foley, Backlund, Trish and Sammartino and that really should be it, but you just know they are gonna add like 3 or 4 more.

    Any of those 4 could be the ‘headliner’ I know it would be a great honor, but if you were a wrestler and got asked to be inducted would you wanna go in this year with this stacked class? You would be totally over shadowed.

    klunderbunker Reply:

    Yeah they definitely do. I’d go in with any class.