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Have any of you been to WWE.COM recently? There is a link to a poll for the next inductees to the HOF. It's not the final list, but there are some great names on there:

 

Iron Shiek

Backlund

Sreamboat

DiBiase

Samartino

Road Warriors

Rick Rude

Paul Orndorff

Bret Hart

British Bulldog

Wendy Richter

Terry Funk

Yokozuna

Gordon Solie

Honky

Jimmy Hart

Dusty Rhodes

Curt Henning

Owen Hart

Roddy Piper

Hogan

Cowboy Orton

King Kong Bundy

Barry Windham

 

 

I would vote for Rude, Henning, Hart (all three), Piper, Hogan, Terry Funk, Bruno and DiBiase.

 

 

What about the rest of you?

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As much I hate to say it, Hogan at LEAST does have his place ready made already...:P

 

The rest, meh...I came into the Wrestling community in 2000, and have no actual prior idea as to most of those people besides what I read here and there...so I'm not up to par with my pre-1998 Knowledge, heh heh. *Sheepish*

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Well I can't stand Hogan. All Hogan has done is ruin people's career. I would love to see owen and bret hart and the british bulldog up there mostly because they have done a lot for the buisness and have gone through the most in the buisness. But I think all of them deserve to be in there and I am very surprised that some of them names aren't already in it.
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All Hogan has done is ruin people's career.

 

 

I don't even know where to begin with this. I'm sure Hogan hasn't helped people in the past, but to say he has done nothing is crap.

 

He put over The Warrior, to pass the torch, and the Warrior couldn't do it, so Hogan came back. He put over Yokozuna as he left the company in '93, something any star leaving the company should do. (See also Raven/Tommy Dreamer in ECW). He helped make Brock and Kurt Angle legit superstars by tapping out clean to both of them. He DID revolutionise the business from '83 onwards. And he put over the Rock in arguably the biggest WM match ever.

 

I'm sure others can come up with more reasons for Hogan.

 

. I would love to see owen and bret hart and the british bulldog up there mostly because they have done a lot for the buisness and have gone through the most in the buisness.

 

 

How can you even say that with a straight face. One look at the Chris Benoit/Eddie Guerrero DVD's show that as wrong. Yeah, Bret and his family have went through a lot of personal problems away from the ring, but to say they have went through the most is plain wrong.

 

Ric Flair: Broken back in an air crash, before he had really much in the sport.

 

Ernie Ladd: First coloured guy to really play the heel.

 

Charlie Hass: Lost his brother just as they were about to make it.

 

William Regal: Almost finished as a worker, but pulled it altogether spectacularly at the Brian Puillman Memorial.

 

Brian Pillman: Car crash that almost ended his career. Turned his character into one of the greatest ever. Totally unpredictable.

 

 

The one I voted for at WWE.COM was Hogan, the rest are the one's I'd like to see inducted too.

 

lol HDC.

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If you ask anyone who's not into wrestling, what the first name comes into their mind when you mention pro-wrestling - it has to be Hogan

 

He DID, along with McMahon, revolutionise the business into sports entertainment and therefore was my pick into the hall of fame (the fact he's not in there already baffles me, espcially when you've got someone like Pete Rose in there, WTF!)

 

I'd like to see Bret and Davey Boy added too :worship

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Hulk Hogan should be the No.1 choice for the Hall of Fame 2005.No its,ands,or buts.

 

Have any of you been to WWE.COM recently? There is a link to a poll for the next inductees to the HOF. It's not the final list, but there are some great names on there:

 

Iron Shiek

Backlund

Sreamboat

DiBiase

Samartino

Road Warriors

Rick Rude

Paul Orndorff

Bret Hart

British Bulldog

Wendy Richter

Terry Funk

Yokozuna

Gordon Solie

Honky

Jimmy Hart

Dusty Rhodes

Curt Henning

Owen Hart

Roddy Piper

Hogan

Cowboy Orton

King Kong Bundy

Barry Windham

 

 

I would vote for Rude, Henning, Hart (all three), Piper, Hogan, Terry Funk, Bruno and DiBiase.

 

 

What about the rest of you?

 

Hogan was the WWE flagship for so many years he basically carried the WWE on his back for well over a decade.Plus just two years ago he won the WWE title again and wom the WWE tag team titles with Edge.His presence alone made the WWE a household name back in the 80's.And kept it going all the way to the early 90's.Hogan definately should be the first inductee for 2005. :worship

 

(Thats if Vince doesnt be an A--hole and look the other way) :evil

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I agree with that, I am not saying he didn't do anything for the buisness because he showed great leadership skills. But all I am saying is I am annoyed at the fact that Bret and Shawn also helped the WWE gain image in the 90's and they could actually wrestle whereas Hogan can't and neva could wrestle, body slams back body drops and leg drops were the only moves he ever done. He was just given a push when there was no1 better but they carried on pushing him, the only thing that has been consistant throughout his career is his promos, but I am very surprised that he hasn't won it yet and i would see him getting it 1st but i just don't like the way he is remembered more than the other legends. He is the only legend that can't wrestle. Rock aint a legend yet.
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whereas Hogan can't and neva could wrestle

 

Again this is, IMAO, totally not true. Hogan didn't wrestle much in the U.S> cos nobody paid to watch Hogan wrestle in the U.S. Watch some of his matches in Japan circa '80's and see that Hogan could wrestle if he wanted to. Not a Benoit in the ring by no means, but a solid enough amount of wrestling holds and manouvers.

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But in the 1980's, He was good because there wasn't a big standard to follow because there were no shawn's, bret's, macho man's, even flair never met hogan in the 80's. Hogan went to Japan where the japanese superstars probably made him work the match, I just can't ever see Hogan in the past as being good enough to have titles. I think it was Hogan's ego, promo's and personality that got him to the top, and then popularity. If the WWF was just about wrestling then Bret should of been up there from the start because Bret has always wrestled better than Hogan.
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In Hogan's defense: His matches in Japan were indeed much better.

 

But in the 1980's' date=' He was good because there wasn't a big standard to follow because there were no shawn's, bret's, macho man's, even flair never met hogan in the 80's. Hogan went to Japan where the japanese superstars probably made him work the match, I just can't ever see Hogan in the past as being good enough to have titles. I think it was Hogan's ego, promo's and personality that got him to the top, and then popularity. If the WWF was just about wrestling then Bret should of been up there from the start because Bret has always wrestled better than Hogan.[/quote']

 

Granted Hogan really didnt show much scientific skills in the ring in most of his matches.But in Japan he shows alot more ring skills than he does here.His matches with the Great Muta and Stan Hansen were indeed great matches. Too bad the WWE never showed those matches.

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Hogan never had much scientific skills, but granted could be carried to great matches in the right circumstances, as seen with Muta, Hansen, Savage etc. Of course his Warrior match goes as a great, just for the sheer spectacle and moments it captured.

 

Although people sometimes don't quite understand there is a difference between losing to someone, and putting them over. I will never look at Hogan losing to Rock, and Yokozuna as putting them over at all.

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I voted Hogan, because at the end of the day, the postives he did for wrestling, stack higher than the negatives he did.

 

However, I want so many people on the list to be in the Hall of Fame - Piper, Rhodes, Dibiase, Steamboat, The Road Warriors, Bret Hart, Curt Henning & Davey Boy.

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How many votes am I allowed? If I only have one vote, it would go to Owen Hart. The guy was a great performer in the ring and a gentleman out of the ring. That makes him a legend in my book and deserving of a place in the HoF.

 

If I can have more than one vote :-

Iron Shiek

Ricky Steamboat

The Road Warriors

Rick Rude

Terry Funk

Honky Tonk Man

Jimmy Hart

Dusty Rhodes

Curt Henning

Owen Hart

Roddy Piper

Hollywood Hulk Hogan

Ted DiBiase

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Owen definately deserves a spot in the Hall Of Fame.Without question.

 

How many votes am I allowed? If I only have one vote, it would go to Owen Hart. The guy was a great performer in the ring and a gentleman out of the ring. That makes him a legend in my book and deserving of a place in the HoF.

 

If I can have more than one vote :-

Iron Shiek

Ricky Steamboat

The Road Warriors

Rick Rude

Terry Funk

Honky Tonk Man

Jimmy Hart

Dusty Rhodes

Curt Henning

Owen Hart

Roddy Piper

Hollywood Hulk Hogan

Ted DiBiase

 

No complaints there. :worship

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But in the eyes of a wrestling fan all they care about is great matches.

 

Hogan never had much scientific skills, but granted could be carried to great matches in the right circumstances, as seen with Muta, Hansen, Savage etc. Of course his Warrior match goes as a great, just for the sheer spectacle and moments it captured.

 

Although people sometimes don't quite understand there is a difference between losing to someone, and putting them over. I will never look at Hogan losing to Rock, and Yokozuna as putting them over at all.

 

Who cares about the reality of it its all about being entertained anyway. :P

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As much as I hate Hogan, he would be the first I would induct. The fact that He revolutionised the business in the 80's and made the wwf a national powerhouse is reason enough to induct him. But he also revolutionised the business in the mid-late ninties with his heel turn that made WCW the most sucessful wrestling promotion in the world. Though he was neva a great worker, he put the business on the map.
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As an original hulkamaniacs I gotta say Hogan should have his own hall of Fame especially reserved for true legends of legends

 

These are the guys I would have in their

 

Hulk Hogan - The Icon Of Wrestling. Along with Vince Mc Mahon made wrestling what it is today

 

Ric Flair - What Hogan was to WWF Flair was to WcW he comes nowhere near Hogan though

 

Bret Hart - One of one of the greatest tag teams ever later became of the greatest WWF champions of all time. Considered by many the best technical wrestler ever

 

Shawn Michaels - The Showstopper - Oozes charisma and matches it solid technique and flying antics Original Member Of D-X starting of the ATTITUDE era

 

The Undertaker - The Phenom, A Decade of Destruction unbeaten at wrestlemania

Wrestlers have come and gone since been in WWE but Takers beat them all (well almost)

 

Stone Cold Steve Austin - Possibly the most popular wrestler ever (well my fave anyway) Stone Cold has been a multiple time WWE champ(5 I think) and has won the royal rumble a record 3 times

 

The Rock - No one works the mic like The Rock his larger than Life character has gotten the where he is in Hollywood today but He came back it up too with a great moveset(well except the peoples elbow)

 

Mick Foley - The say The Undertaker doesn't put anyone Mick Foley for one proves this wrong. Now a succesful author Foley under his different alias took some of the craziest bumps and was involved in some of the most memorable matches

 

I'm sure I've left someone out I'm sure you'll let me know

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Although people sometimes don't quite understand there is a difference between losing to someone' date=' and putting them over. I will never look at Hogan losing to Rock, and Yokozuna as putting them over at all.[/quote']

 

I agree that Hogans loss to the Rock didnt really put him over, but to be honest, the Rock is so over, he doesnt need to be put over. I dont think anybody could legitimately put the Rock over these days, just because nobody is as over as he is.

 

As for Yokozuna, I disagree there. Hogan put him over HUGE, he put him over in the biggest possible way. Go and watch the KotR 93 match and Hogan allows Yokozuna to completely oblitorate him. Hogan agreed to let himself get booked in a match where he gets in pretty much ZERO offence, and when he does Yoko cuts him off straight away, allowed the booking to show that he couldnt slam him after 3-4 attempts and he also allowed the match to be booked where Yokozuna EASILY kicked out of Hogans leg drop. Hogan was made to look so feeble in that match and like complete crap, like he simply could not match up with Yokozuna. IMO, Hogan put the big man over so much, is was almost scarey to see Hogan jobbed out so bad in a WWF ring.

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