WWE Hall of Fame: Class of 2010

The class is a bit more diverse this time.Ted DiBiase

It has long since been my opinion that Ted DiBiase is the greatest heel of all time and I stand by that statement to this day.  The man was the personification of evil and was absolutely perfect in the role.  That evil laugh of his is closer to scary than sinister and the shot of him at the Main Event wearing the WWF Title makes me angry to this day.  Considering I love the guy and he still makes me mad, that’s a sign of something very special and definitely someone worthy of the Hall of Fame.

 

Antonio Inoki

This is another example of someone that isn’t much of anything in WWE but worldwide he’s one of the most important figures of all time.  Inoki is a legend in Japan and is the equivalent of a Senator over there.  He was a huge star back in his day and one of the most famous names in the history of Japanese wrestling.  If we’re talking about a wrestling Hall of Fame, there is no way to not have Inoki in it.  This is another easy yes.

 

Wendi Richter

Richter is one of those people that you probably haven’t heard of because of how short her stint in the company was.  The time she did have in the company was VERY impressive though as she was so popular that she was actually main eventing house shows.  Think about that for a minute: women’s wrestling in 1985 main eventing shows.  That’s how over Richter was.  On top of that, she was one of the catalysts that started the Rock N Wrestling Connection.  The problem is that she wasn’t around that long and left abruptly (not directly her fault, it was a legit screwjob finish to a match), so I don’t think I can give her a spot.  It’s not one I’d fight to the death over though.

 

Mad Dog Vachon

His real name was Maurice but he’s far more famous as Mad Dog.  Vachon was a huge deal in the AWA and held five world titles.  He isn’t that well known in the WWF but he did make a cameo where his leg was used as a foreign object in a match between Shawn vs. Diesel.  Other than that he’s most famous for being Luna Vachon’s uncle and that’s about it as far as the WWF goes.  However, he’s VERY famous outside of the WWF and with a resume like he has, it’s almost impossible to say no to him.  Vachon is another yes.

 

Gorgeous George

This is arguably the guy that brought professional wrestling into the American home.  He was credited with selling as many TV sets as Milton Berle (look him up you young whippersnappers).  George is famous for bringing characters to wrestling rather than just guys in trunks doing moves on each other, making him the original sports entertainer.  Also, he was the first man to come to the ring with music playing (despite what about 857 other wrestlers claim).  There’s a case for George being the most influential wrestler of all time and I wouldn’t argue that much against it.  In case you didn’t get it, this is a yes.

 

Stu Hart

Aside from being arguably the greatest wrestling trainer of all time (Verne Gagne might have something to say about that but there’s a solid case for Hart), he did this:

He wrestled a tiger. A TIGER.

If that isn’t enough to get him into the Hall of Fame, I don’t know what does.  Stu is a yes.

 

Bob Uecker

Yeah sure why not.

 

This was a good class with a lot of people that modern wrestling fans might not have heard of, which is a good thing.

2 comments

  1. Rocko says:

    For Vachon you put dead instead of deal.

  2. BJ says:

    Y was Stu Hart wrestling a tiger??!!!