The latest WWE Hall of Fame Rumor is a doozy. Rajah and many other wrestling sites are reporting that WWE plans on inducting a match into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2014. And not just any match- The Wrestlemania 1 Main Event, Hogan/Mr. T vs. Piper/Orndorff.
WWE is, of course, in the business of making money, and this idea has dollar signs all over it. WWE wants to have Hulk Hogan, Roddy Piper and Mr. T involved in the Hall of Fame ceremony because it will sell tickets, which it will. Hulk Hogan hasn’t appeared since 2007 on WWE programming. Mr. T hasn’t appeared since the 80s. The dollars are already floating in! Hooray!
If on April 5th this match is inducted into the Hall of Fame, it opens a Pandora’s box. First and foremost, its sets a precedent. Each year, the WWE will induct a match. Hogan/Andre, Savage/Steamboat, Michaels/Hart, Hart/Austin and many more will join the Hall of Fame in the “Match Wing”. These obvious choices would lead to multiple rings for everyone. Hogan would have 5 rings., Michaels: 20 rings and Ric Flair for all his amazing work, would have an astounding 90 rings.
Or is it the match itself which gets the Hall of Fame ring? If Mr. T is inducted as part of a match, is he a Hall of Famer or is the match a Hall of Famer. It makes no sense, which is something the WWE excels at.
If history has taught us anything (or the celebrity wing has taught us anything) the Match Wing will be opened in 2014. How do you feel? Is it a good idea to induct matches in the Hall of Fame going forward? What matches would you like to see inducted?
Take a look at the match below. Start video at 1hour 45 minutes.