The WWE Hall of Fame was established on March 22, 1993 on Monday Night Raw. The first inductee was Andre the Giant, and since then, 129 names from professional wrestling history have been honored. However, much like virtually everything related to Vince McMahon and his empire, the WWE Hall of Fame has not existed without a healthy dose of controversy. Certain names have been snubbed for years, while others seem completely undeserving of induction. Some people deserve induction, but certain personal issues might make fans think twice when considering if a superstar is truly worthy of induction.
We’ve already told you who was missing from the Hall. This time we’re looking within its metaphorical walls and attempting to unlock the shady mysteries surrounding it. One might assume there is no greater honor for a former wrestling personality than to receive a Hall of Fame ring, but read on and you’ll learn 13 facts that explain why the WWE Hall of Fame isn’t exactly viewed with the same level of honor and prestige as some other pro sports Halls of Fame out there.
13 The Selection Process Is Pretty Random
12 There Are Virtually No Female Inductees
11 The Limo Driver
10 The "Wall of Fame"
9 There Have Been Extremely Important Omissions
8 There Are Still Irrelevant Admissions
7 They're Kicking People Out
6 Terrible People Are Still In
5 People Want Out
4 Tons of People Turned It Down
3 Several Years of Inactivity
2 They Almost Got Rid Of It
1 It Doesn't Physically Exist
No doubt the shadiest and most confusing fact about the WWE Hall of Fame is that it doesn’t technically exist. The Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame recently moved to Texas. The NWA Hall of Fame is in Charlotte, North Carolina. ECW’s Hardcore Hall of Fame is in Philadelphia, of course. Despite having far more mainstream appeal and financial support than any of the others combined, the WWE Hall of Fame exists only in a metaphysical sense. For years, there have been rumors of a physical Hall eventually being opened, with the most recent rumors pointing towards Florida, but plans have never come into fruition. In fact, there is no concrete evidence to support the idea WWE ever actually plans to build any actual museum site to honor the men and women they have inducted.
Sources: WWE, Wikipedia
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