Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Hall of Fame.....

The WWE Hall of Fame yearly makes their point of putting some of the best performers deserving of recognition on display. HOWEVER, in spite of having a vast number already inducted, the number of glaring and obvious omissions is staggering. Care to have a look?

Randy Savage
Owen Hart
Jake Roberts
One Man Gang
Dean Malenko
Rick Rude
Trish Stratus
Alaundra Blaze
Luna Vachon
Kevin Nash
Scott Hall
Bruno Sammartino
The Honky Tonk Man

The list is far longer, but my attentions go right away to the top 3 names. I'll never understand why the presentation of honors to the celebrity guests like Drew Carey and Pete Rose receive their screen time ahead of men like Randy Savage, Owen Hart, or Jake Roberts. Some of the inductees seem more like recognitions of Vince's drinking buddies more than those that have a legitimate claim to fame.

I'm not trying to say that those honored thusfar have no claim whatsoever, but I AM trying to say that those those honored as celebrities do NOT deserve the montages or the inductions by superstars taking time from men and women who have paved the way for other performers in the business. Drew Carey, Pete Rose, and Jay Leno, if ever inducted, would not deserve the same treatment of his induction as Randy Savage and every celebrity, I have a hunch, would agree with that assessment.

As for group inductions, there are only two groups that I can see deserving of some recognition right now rather than waiting for later.....the nWo and D-Generation X. The tide turning groups established themselves and cemented themselves in the limelight more than any other stables in the past 30 years, not barring the Four Horsemen, who will be inducted this year. The fact of the matter, though, is that the Horsemen's day predates the 90's by quite a few years. For the record, I do NOT believe the revised assemblance of the stable deserves the same recognition, at least not right away.

In any case, I believe that the driving force behind the omissions in the Hall of Fame is largely political, just as the Top 50 Superstars of All Time DVD that was released a few years back now by WWE. I am sorry, but putting men like Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan outside of the top 10 is ridiculous and no one can convince me otherwise.

Make no mistake, the politics involved in the induction process cripple the establishment of some of the men made mention of at the top on that list. I simply don't understand what the problem is, and I'm not the only one.

1 comment:

  1. totally agree with you. politics kill the hall of fame. i think randy savage will go in next since his death. i dont think vince would let him in after the steph allagations. sting and owen not bein iducted at least 5 years ago is a joke