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#1 SteveJRogers

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 05:23 PM

IWC sucttlebutt is talking DDP and Rude so far.

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 06:22 PM

I was hoping for Rude. Hopeful that is true.

#3 Migs

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 03:11 PM

With the DVD on him coming out, DDP seems like a lock.



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Posted 06 January 2017 - 03:14 PM

Both seem to make a lot of sense. Rude is a matter of time. DDP has been part of a lot of stories that raised his stock a bit.



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Posted 06 January 2017 - 03:28 PM

The interesting thing is that they seem to lack an obvious headliner. DDP doesn't quite feel big enough. Goldberg?



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Posted 07 January 2017 - 08:54 AM

About time. Rude should have been in years ago. DDP deserves it as much for his out of the ring work as in it.  Hopefully this means some Dangerous Alliance era TV will finally get put on the Network.



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Posted 07 January 2017 - 01:48 PM

The interesting thing is that they seem to lack an obvious headliner. DDP doesn't quite feel big enough. Goldberg?

 

I am a little surprised they haven't done The Rock yet.



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Posted 07 January 2017 - 02:51 PM

I think they've been waiting for Rock until he's for sure never coming back for any matches. Which I would say in the next couple of years that's off the table for good.



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Posted 07 January 2017 - 03:06 PM

About time. Rude should have been in years ago.

 

Thing is, WWE has to save names given how different their Hall of Fame is compared to other sports.  It's booked like a wrestling card rather than voted on, so you can't automatically go with the best names and risk having Val Venis headline in 2022.  In addition to their other unofficial guidelines.  Lot of feedback that the Rude induction is "long overdue", and I don't think anyone is "overdue" in WWE's HoF with the way they do things.



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Posted 07 January 2017 - 03:27 PM

Oh Val Venis will for sure be in it at some point. Probably not as a headliner though, but I get what you're saying. They could have stretched them out by not doing years with 2-3 headliners going in. Rude isn't a headliner, and he definitely should have been in before guys like Koko B. Ware, Jim Duggan, Fuji, etc. 



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Posted 07 January 2017 - 03:48 PM

I think they've been waiting for Rock until he's for sure never coming back for any matches. Which I would say in the next couple of years that's off the table for good.

 

I'm sure he'll be in as soon as he says he's ready for it.



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Posted 07 January 2017 - 04:37 PM

Oh Val Venis will for sure be in it at some point. Probably not as a headliner though, but I get what you're saying. They could have stretched them out by not doing years with 2-3 headliners going in. Rude isn't a headliner, and he definitely should have been in before guys like Koko B. Ware, Jim Duggan, Fuji, etc. 

 

That's another thing, the "who gets in before who" deal.  In the WWE HoF, that doesn't mean the ones inducted first are better ones like a regular sports HoF usually has it.  No one thinks Koko is on the same or higher level as Rude just because he went in first and was a contemporary of Rude's.  And those 3 examples were all alive when inducted, which made a difference.



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Posted 07 January 2017 - 05:09 PM

Hope Vader is inducted this year, especially after the news of his poor health. 



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Posted 07 January 2017 - 09:56 PM

I wouldn't be upset if DDP, Rude, and Vader all go in. I would love to see The Steiners, Rick Martel, and Harlem Heat as well. Lemmy, I am sure, will be inducted into the celebrity wing. Round it all off with Goldberg or Kurt Angle (yeah right) and it will be a pretty stacked and interesting night.



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Posted 07 January 2017 - 10:48 PM

I dunno if they'll ever induct deceased celebs.  Especially with someone else having to accept and most possible celebs not deeply involved with WWE to begin with.  They also tend to go for more mainstream names, and I don't think Lemmy is one.  He's more of a heavy metal cult figure. 



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Posted 08 January 2017 - 01:36 AM

I thought Lemmy would go in last year. If they ever do induct deceased celebrities, I imagine HHH would push for that. Also could see Muhammad Ali being inducted to the celeb wing.



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Posted 08 January 2017 - 05:20 AM

Maybe they'd put some dead celebs in a deal like that Legacy wing they put Thesz in last year.  Doing a posthumous induction for a celeb where WWE was a very small part of their life/career could be awkward.



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Posted 08 January 2017 - 05:32 PM

Lemmy actually has a reason to be in the HOF, at least. Considering he was close enough to HHH that HHH spoke at his funeral, he seems like a pretty good candidate to go in.



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Posted 08 January 2017 - 06:28 PM

In theory and with how low the bar is to get in, of course Lemmy has a reason.  I doubt it will happen, A) He's dead B ) He wasn't really a mainstream celeb (let's get out of the bubble and be honest here) C) Triple H doesn't let his ego get in the way as much when it comes to the HoF, considering who he's mended fences with and brought back to the fold.  With whatever input and power he has with this, I think he's thinking more about the fans rather than putting all his buddies in.

 

I hear fan discussion about how Andy Kaufman should go in the celebrity wing too, and I think he has less of a chance than Lemmy.  Dead for 30+ years, did nothing in WWF proper (all the other celebs have), could have footage issues and I question what his notability is to younger generations.  Sometimes you gotta think how WWE would think rather than fantasy book it.



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Posted 08 January 2017 - 06:30 PM

Motorhead is a pretty huge band, man. It's not like only wrestling fans know about it. They're not obscure or niche in the least.






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