I love wrestling and I have since I was a little kid. I remember in 1987 and 1988 watching WWF Superstars religiously. Characters like Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage and Ultimate Warrior were my heroes.
But on top of them, I loved smaller characters like Bad News Brown, Honky Tonk Man, Outlaw Ron Bass, Twin Towers, Bobby Heenan and more. This became my hobby.
I continued to watch through the Monday Night Wars and eventually switched to WCW with the NWO up until 1999 when I stopped watching as it lost its fun, getting too crass for me.
I came back to wrestling in 2006, and at this point, I wanted to know all about it. I watched old videos of AWA, WCCW, NWA. I found out about Bruno Sammartino, Harley Race, The Briscos, and The Funks. They were the basis for wrestling. They caused my childhood heroes to get into the business and created the basis for everyone from that point.
That was the point when I found the DVD for the 2004 WWE Hall of Fame. WWE’s Hall had started in 1993 with the induction of Andre The Giant (no ceremony, only an announcement) Many old time wrestlers were inducted from 1994-1996 before it was discontinued until 2004. But the wrestlers being inducted in 2004 were some of my heroes. Sgt Slaughter, Bobby Heenan, Tito Santana and Big John Studd went in that year.
From this point, I have been basically obsessed with the WWE Hall of Fame. It is my favorite wrestling item of the year. I watch the current product and its good (expect for John Cena and The Miz) but nothing compares to wrestling’s past.
And here we GO!