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Travlr
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The Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame was the first major HOF for professional wrestling, and is as interested in the Japanese and Mexican promotions as it is the North (Anglo) American ones. Inductees are chosen by a combination of workers, journalists and historians, who are instructed by publisher David Meltzer to make their decisions based upon the following guidelines:

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The basic criteria toward getting in should be based on drawing power, being a great in-ring performer, as well as historical significance. A candidate should have something to offer in all three categories. If you believe the person is so important in any one of the categories that they deserve inclusion, you can make that call.

The names listed below are those under consideration for this year. To be eligible, a performer must have either reached his 35th birthday, or have been an active pro wrestler for 15 years. We have a new rule this year and that is even if someone has reached their 35th birthday, they are not eligible unless it has been ten years since they started their career.

Longevity should be a prime consideration rather than a hot two or three year run, unless someone is so significantly important as a trend-setter or valuable to the industry that they should be included. However, just longevity, without being either a long-term main eventer, a top draw and/or a top caliber worker, should be seen as relatively meaningless. You can pick as few as zero or as many as ten names from those listed in the wrestler category.

The second category of inductees, which is for wrestling executives and announcers, is a separate process. You can vote for them or not. But selecting them doesn't count against the maximum number of ten wrestlers that can be voted for.

All responses are confidential. There is nothing to worry about politically about any involvement in this process. Your selections will not be released unless you choose to do so yourself.

Anyone who receives mention 60% of the ballots from their geographical region (broken down as United States & Canada; Japan; or Mexico) will be added to the Hall of Fame this year. Please return the ballot by August 3rd. If you are unfamiliar with any of the candidates due to the geography of never having seen them, that is fine, because ballots are sent to people from all different wrestling cultures so that everyone has as fair a shot as possible.

All performers who receive 10% to 59% of the ballots from their region will remain on the ballot for consideration next year. All those who receive less than 10% of the vote will be dropped from next year's ballot. They can return in two years, based on if there is significant feedback from balloters who say they will vote for them

Here are the Honoured Recipients in Alphabetical Order:

Abdullah The Butcher
Aja Kong
Akira Hokuto
Akira Maeda
Alfonso Dantes
Andre The Giant
Antonino Rocca
Antonio Inoki
Antonio Pena
Atsushi Onita
Bert Assirati
Bill Longson
Bill Watts
Billy Robinson
Billy Sandow
Black Shadow
Blue Demon
Bob Backlund
Bobby Heenan
Bobo Brazil
Bret Hart
Bronko Nagurski
Bruiser Brody
Bruno Sammartino
Buddy Rogers
Bull Nakano
Canek
Cavernario Galindo
Chigusa Nagayo
Chris Benoit
Crusher Lisowski
Danny Hodge
Danny McShane
Dara Singh
Devil Masami
Diablo Velasco
Dick Lane
Dick The Bruiser
Don Leo Jonathan
Dory Funk Jr.
Dory Funk Sr.
Dos Caras
Dump Matsumoto
Dusty Rhodes
Dynamite Kid
Earl Caddock
Earl McCready
Ed "Strangler" Lewis
Ed Don George
Eddie Graham
Eddy Guerrero
Edouard Carpentier
El Hijo Del Santo
El Santo
El Satanico
El Solitario
Ernie Ladd
Fabulous Freebirds
Farmer Burns
Frank Gotch
Frank Sexton
Frank Tunney
Fred Blassie
Fred Kohler
Fritz Von Erich
Gene Kiniski
Genichiro Tenryu
George Hackenschmidt
Giant Baba
Gordon Solie
Gorgeous George
Harley Race
HHH
Hiroshi Hase
Hisashi Shinma
Hulk Hogan
Jack Brisco
Jack Curley
Jackie Fargo
Jackie Sato
Jaguar Yokota
Jerry Lawler
Jim Barnett
Jim Cornette
Jim Londos
Jim Ross
Jimmy Lennon
Joe "Toots" Mondt
Joe Stecher
John Pesek
Johnny Valentine
Jumbo Tsuruta
Jushin Liger
Karl Gotch
Kazushi Sakuraba
Keiji Mutoh
Kenta Kobashi
Killer Kowalski
Kintaro Oki
Kurt Angle
Lance Russell
Leroy McGuirk
Lioness Asuka
Lizmark
Lou Thesz
Mad Dog Vachon
Manami Toyota
Masahiro Chono
Masakatsu Funaki
Mick Foley
Mil Mascaras
Mildred Burke
Mitsuharu Misawa
Negro Casas
Nick Bockwinkel
Nobuhiko Takada
Pat O'Connor
Pat Patterson
Paul Boesch
Paul Bowser
Paul Heymen
Perro Aguayo
Randy Savage
Ray Steele
Ray Stevens
Rayo De Jalisco
Rene Guajardo
Rey Mendoza
Ric Flair
Rick Steamboat
Riki Choshu
Rikidozan
Road Warriors
Roddy Piper
Salvador "Gori" Guerrero
Salvador Lutteroth
Sam Muchnick
Sandor Szabo
Shawn Michaels
Shinya Hashimoto
Stan Hansen
Stanislaus Zbyszko
Steve Austin
Stu Hart
Superstar Billy Graham
Tatsumi Fujinami
Ted Dibiase
Terry Funk
The Destroyer (Dick Beyer)
The Dusek Family Riot Squad
The Fabulous Kangaroos
The Sheik
Tiger Mask (Satoru Sayama)
Tom Jenkins
Tony Stecher
Toshiaki Kawada
Ultimo Dragon
Undertaker
Vader
Verne Gagne
Vince McMahon Jr.
Vince McMahon Sr.
Wahoo McDaniel
Whipper Billy Watson
Wild Red Berry
William Muldoon
Yvon Robert

Here is the listing by Year Inducted:

1996
"Superstar" Billy Graham
Abdullah The Butcher
Akira Maeda
Alfonso Dantes
Andre The Giant
Antonino Rocca
Antonio Inoki
Antonio Pena
Atsushi Onita
Bert Assirati
Bill Watts
Billy Robinson
Billy Sandow
Blue Demon
Bobby Heenan
Bobo Brazil
Bret Hart
Bronko Nagurski
Bruiser Brody
Bruno Sammartino
Buddy Rogers
Canek
Cavernario Galindo
Crusher Lisowski
Danny Hodge
Danny McShane
Dara Singh
Devil Masami
Dick Lane
Dick The Bruiser
Don Leo Jonathan
Dory Funk Jr.
Dory Funk Sr.
Dump Matsumoto
Dusty Rhodes
Dynamite Kid
Earl McCready
Ed "Strangler" Lewis
Ed Don George
Eddie Graham
El Santo
El Solitario
Ernie Ladd
Frank Gotch
Frank Tunney
Fred Blassie
Fred Kohler
Fritz Von Erich
Gene Kiniski
Genichiro Tenryu
George Hackenschmidt
Giant Baba
Gordon Solie
Gorgeous George
Harley Race
Hisashi Shinma
Hulk Hogan
Jack Brisco
Jackie Fargo
Jackie Sato
Jaguar Yokota
Jerry Lawler
Jim Barnett
Jim Cornette
Jim Londos
Joe "Toots" Mondt
Joe Stecher
John Pesek
Johnny Valentine
Jumbo Tsuruta
Karl Gotch
Killer Kowalski
Kintaro Oki
Lance Russell
Leroy McGuirk
Lou Thesz
Mad Dog Vachon
Mil Mascaras
Mildred Burke
Mitsuharu Misawa
Negro Casas
Nick Bockwinkel
Nobuhiko Takada
Pat O'Connor
Pat Patterson
Paul Boesch
Perro Aguayo
Randy Savage
Ray Steele
Ray Stevens
Rayo De Jalisco
Rene Guajardo
Rey Mendoza
Ric Flair
Rick Steamboat
Riki Choshu
Rikidozan
Road Warriors
Roddy Piper
Salvador "Gori" Guerrero
Salvador Lutteroth
Sam Muchnick
Stan Hansen
Stanislaus Zbyszko
Stu Hart
Tatsumi Fujinami
Ted Dibiase
Terry Funk
The Destroyer
The Dusek Family Riot Squad
The Fabulous Kangaroos
The Sheik
Tiger Mask (Satoru Sayama)
Tom Jenkins
Tony Stecher
Vader
Verne Gagne
Vince McMahon Jr.
Vince McMahon Sr.
Whipper Billy Watson
Wild Red Berry
Yvon Robert

1997
Chigusa Nagayo
Edouard Carpentier
El Hijo Del Santo
Jimmy Lennon
Toshiaki Kawada
William Muldoon

1998
Dos Caras

1999
Jim Ross
Jushin Liger
Keiji Mutoh
Lioness Asuka

2000
Akira Hokuto
Bill Longson
Frank Sexton
Mick Foley
Sandor Szabo
Shinya Hashimoto
Steve Austin

2001
Black Shadow
Bull Nakano
Diablo Velasco
El Satanico
Lizmark

2002
Farmer Burns
Jack Curley
Kenta Kobashi
Manami Toyota
Wahoo McDaniel

2003
Chris Benoit
Earl Caddock
Fransisco Flores
Shawn Michaels

2004
Bob Backlund
Carlos "Tarzan" Lopez
Kazushi Sakuraba
Kurt Angle
Masahiro Chono
Ultimo Dragon
Undertaker

2005
Fabulous Freebirds
HHH
Paul Heymen

2006
Aja Kong
Eddy Guerrero
Hiroshi Hase
Masakatsu Funaki
Paul Bowser


(EDIT: Updated for 2006 inductees)

[ 01-26-2007, 05:08 AM: Message edited by: Travlr ]

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For Your Information and General Research Use:

This is the current list of the Hall Of Fame Inductees from The Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame operated by Tony Vellano. Originally located in Schenectady, New York, it has moved to its new location in Amsderdam, New York. The PWHOF has only been running since 2002, and uses different criteria than the WON or the Tragos/Thesz. This HoF has been noted in the past by the CAC. The criteria used in selecting the honourees and the nominating process itself is listed in detail on the PWHOF web-site, here.


Here then, in alphabetical order are the Honoured Recipients:

Andre the Giant
Angelo Salvoldi
Antonino Rocca
Bill Longson
Bobby Heenan
Bruno Sammartino
Buddy Rogers.
Cora Coombs
Crusher & Bruiser
Danny Hodge
Dick Beyer
Don Leo Jonathan
Dory Funk Jr
Earl Caddock
Ed "Strangler" Lewis
Ed Don George
Fabulous Moolah
Farmer Burns
Frank Gotch
Freddie Blassie
Fuzzy Cupid
George Hackenschmidt.
George Steele
Gordon Solie
Gorgeous George
Gus Sonnenberg
Harley Race
Hulk Hogan
Jack Brisco
Jack Pfefer
Jim Londos
Joe Stetcher
John & Chris Tolos
John Pesek
Johnny Valentine
June Byers
Karl Gotch
Killer Kowalski
Little Beaver
Lord Littlebrook
Lou Thesz
Mae Young
Mildred Burke.
Nick Bockwinkel
Orville Brown
Pat O'Connor
Paul Boesch
Penny Banner
Ray Stevens
Ray Stevens & Pat Patterson
Ric Flair
Ricky Steamboat.
Rikidozan
Roddy Piper
Sam Muchnick
Sky Low Low.
Stanislaw Zybysko
Ted DiBiase
Terry Funk
The Vachons
Verne Gagne
Vince MacMahon, Sr.
William Muldoon


Here is the list by Year Inducted:

2002
Mildred Burke.
Sky Low Low.
Frank Gotch
Ed "Strangler" Lewis
Lou Thesz
Joe Stetcher
Jim Londos
George Hackenschmidt.
Gorgeous George
Bruno Sammartino
Buddy Rogers.
Andre the Giant
Ricky Steamboat.

2003
Fabulous Moolah
Little Beaver
Sam Muchnick
Farmer Burns
Stanislaw Zybysko
Killer Kowalski
Antonino Rocca
Nick Bockwinkel
Hulk Hogan
Fabulous Kangaroos

2004
Mae Young
Lord Littlebrook
Gordon Solie
Vince MacMahon, Sr.
Angelo Salvoldi
William Muldoon
Freddie Blassie
Verne Gagne
Terry Funk
Harley Race
The Vachons

2005
Penny Banner
Fuzzy Cupid
Paul Boesch
John Pesek
Orville Brown
Jack Brisco
Dick Beyer
Geroge Steele
Dory Funk Jr
Crusher & Bruiser

2006
June Byers
Bobby Heenan
Ed Don George
Bill Longson
Don Leo Jonathan
Johnny Valentine
Ray Stevens
Ric Flair
Ray Stevens & Pat Patterson
Rikidozan

2007
Cora Coombs
Danny Hodge
Earl Caddock
Gus Sonnenberg
Jack Pfefer
John & Chris Tolos
Karl Gotch
Pat O'Connor
Roddy Piper
Ted DiBiase

EDIT: Updated with 2007 Honourees

[ 07-15-2007, 09:13 PM: Message edited by: Travlr ]

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"Reputation is what others think about you. Honor is what you know about yourself. The friction tends to arise when the two are not the same.... Guard your honor; let your reputation fall where it may."

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For your Information and General Research Use:

The Tragos/Thesz Profesional Wrestling Hall of Fame which is a part of The International Wrestling Institute and Museum originally in Newton, Iowa, and now in Waterloo, Iowa, inducts only those professional wrestlers that have a legitimate skill in amateur-style art. As part of the induction ceremonies, The Frank Gotch Award is also presented to those members of the professional wrestling community that have brought "dignity and respect to the sport in the manner that Frank Gotch did".

** denotes the recipient of The Frank Gotch Award

Alphabetical Listing:
Antonio Inoki
Baron von Raschke
Bill Miller
Billy Robinson
Bob Geigel
Bob Roop
Bobby Managoff**
Brad Rheingans
Bret Hart
Curt Hennig
Dale Lewis
Dan Severn**
Danny Hodge
Dick Beyer
Dick Hutton
Dory Funk, Sr
Earl Caddock
Earl McCready
Ed Strangler Lewis
Farmer Burns
Frank Gotch
Gene Kiniski
George Hackenschmidt
George Scott**
George Tragos
Harley Race
Jack Brisco
Jerry Brisco
Jesse Ventura**
Joe Scarpello
Joe Stecher
John Pesek
Larry Hennig
Leroy McGuirik
Lou Thesz
Mad Dog Vachon
Mike DiBiase
Nikita Koloff**
Pat O'Connor
Red Bastien
Steve "Dr. Death" Williams
Ted DiBiase**
The Great Gamma
Tim Woods
Tom Drake**
Tom Jenkins
Verne Gagne
William Muldoon


Here, then, is the list by Year Inducted:

1999
Frank Gotch
George Tragos
Ed Strangler Lewis
Lou Thesz
Verne Gagne

2000
Earl Caddock
Joe Stecher
Danny Hodge
Dick Hutton
Bobby Managoff**

2001
Farmer Burns
William Muldoon
Jack Brisco
Tim Woods
Tom Drake**

2002
Baron von Raschke
Dick Beyer
Bob Geigel
Dan Severn**

2003
Mad Dog Vachon
Billy Robinson
George Hackenschmidt
Joe Scarpello
Jesse Ventura**

2004
Gene Kiniski
Brad Rheingans
Pat O'Connor
Leroy McGuirik
George Scott**

2005
Antonio Inoki
Harley Race
Bill Miller
Jerry Brisco
John Pesek
Earl McCready
Gene LeBell**

2006
Bret Hart
Larry Hennig
Bob Roop
Dory Funk, Sr
Mike DiBiase
Tom Jenkins
Nikita Koloff **

2007
Curt Hennig
Dale Lewis
Red Bastien
Steve "Dr. Death" Williams
The Great Gamma
Ted DiBiase**

EDIT: Updated with 2007 Honourees and Recipients

[ 07-15-2007, 09:21 PM: Message edited by: Travlr ]

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"Reputation is what others think about you. Honor is what you know about yourself. The friction tends to arise when the two are not the same.... Guard your honor; let your reputation fall where it may."

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For Your Information and General Research Use:

This is the current list of Hall of Fame Inductees by World Wrestling Entertainment. The exact requirements for nomination and/or induction, other than having worked for Captial Wrestling Corporation, or the WWWF/WWF/WWE are unknown.

Here then, in alphabetical order are the Honoured Recipients:
Andre The Giant
Antonino Rocca
Arnold Skaaland
Baron Mikel Scicluna
Big John Studd
Bob Orton Jr.
Bobby Heenan
Bobo Brazil
Bret Hart
Buddy Rogers
Capt. Lou Albano
Chief Jay Strongbow
Curt Hennig
Don Muraco
Dusty Rhodes
Eddie Guerrero
Ernie Ladd
Fabulous Moolah
Freddie Blassie
Gene Okerlund
George Steele
Gorilla Monsoon
Greg Valentine
Harley Race
Hulk Hogan
Iron Shiek
Ivan Putski
James Dudley
Jerry Lawler
Jesse Ventura
Jim Ross
Jimmy Hart
Jimmy Snuka
Jimmy Valiant
Johnny Rodz
Johnny Valiant
Juckyard Dog
Killer Kowalski
Mr. Fuji
Nick Bockwinkel
Nikolai Volkoff
Pat Patterson
Paul Orndorff
Pedro Morales
Pete Rose
Roddy Piper
Sgt. Slaughter
Sherri Martel
Superstar Billy Graham
The Blackjacks
The Grand Wizard
The Sheik
The Wild Samoans
Tito Santana
Tony Atlas
Verne Gagne
Vincent J. McMahon
William Perry


Here are the Inductees, listed by Year Inducted:

1993
Andre The Giant

1994
Arnold Skaaland
Bobo Brazil
Buddy Rogers
Chief Jay Strongbow
Freddie Blassie
Gorilla Monsoon
James Dudley

1995
Antonino Rocca
Ernie Ladd
Fabulous Moolah
George Steele
Ivan Putski
Pedro Morales
The Grand Wizard

1996
Baron Mikel Scicluna
Capt. Lou Albano
Jimmy Snuka
Jimmy Valiant
Johnny Rodz
Johnny Valiant
Killer Kowalski
Pat Patterson
Vincent J. McMahon

2004
Big John Studd
Bobby Heenan
Don Muraco
Greg Valentine
Harley Race
Jesse Ventura
Juckyard Dog
Pete Rose
Sgt. Slaughter
Superstar Billy Graham
Tito Santana

2005
Bob Orton Jr.
Hulk Hogan
Iron Shiek
Jimmy Hart
Nikolai Volkoff
Paul Orndorff
Roddy Piper

2006
Bret Hart
Eddie Guerrero
Gene Okerlund
Sherri Martel
The Blackjacks
Tony Atlas
Verne Gagne
William Perry

2007
Curt Hennig
Dusty Rhodes
Jerry Lawler
Jim Ross
Mr. Fuji
Nick Bockwinkel
The Sheik
The Wild Samoans

EDIT: Updated with 2007 Honourees

[ 07-15-2007, 09:28 PM: Message edited by: Travlr ]

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"Reputation is what others think about you. Honor is what you know about yourself. The friction tends to arise when the two are not the same.... Guard your honor; let your reputation fall where it may."

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While I have attempted double- and triple-checking of the Honoured Recipients of the four main Halls of Fame, I have little doubt that one or two may have slipped by me anyway. Please fee free to note omissions. However, please try to refrain from debates about who should or should not be on these lists, as this is supposed to be inclusion in the MB's FAQ.

There's lots of room over on the WON HOF board for the debates (Vote for Miller and Snyder in '07!)

[ 01-26-2007, 05:11 AM: Message edited by: Travlr ]

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"Reputation is what others think about you. Honor is what you know about yourself. The friction tends to arise when the two are not the same.... Guard your honor; let your reputation fall where it may."

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travl, you want to update the Wrestling Observer HOF?
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Lets update all of the HOFs.---Yohe
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Wrestling Observer HOF continued:

2007
Tom Packs
Evan "Strangler" Lewis
The Rock

2008
Paco Alonso
Martin Karadagian

2009
Bill Miller
Midnight Express
Konnan
Masa Saito
Roy Shire
Everett Marshall

2010
Rey Mystero Jr
Chris Jericho
Wladek Zbyszko

2011
Curtis Iaukea
Steve Williams
Kent Walton

2012
Nick McManus
Dr Alfonso Morales
John Cena
Hans Schmidt
Lou Albano
Gus Sonnenberg

2013 (11-11-13)
Takashi Matsunaga
Dr Wagner Sr
Kensuke Sasaki
Hiroshi Tanahashi
Atlantis
Henri Deglane

2014 (11-24-14)
Rock & Roll Express (Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson)
Ray Fabiani

2015 (11- 9 -15)
Brock Lesnar
Shinsuke Nakamura
Perro Aguayo
The Assassins
Ivan Koloff
Carlon Colon
Eddie Quinn

2016
Bryan Danielson/ Daniel Bryan
Sting
Gene Okerlund
Col. James McLaughlin

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