According to F4Wonline.com, WWE is still moving forward with plans for a physical WWE Hall of Fame location. The attraction will be filled with artifacts relating to the history of the company, the superstars that make up the Hall of Fame, and more. NBCUniversal reportedly wants to pay for the location, which has been said to possibly be built in the Orlando, Florida area.
If the rumors are true, the company may have just acquired a major piece of WWE history. The report claims that WWE has finally got their hands on the original WWWF title belt that was held by WWE Hall of Famer Bruno Sammartino for years.
American Top Team MMA boss, Dan Lambert, is who the company acquired the belt from, according to reports. Apparently Lambert is an avid collector when it comes to vintage championship belts. He stated in a recent interview WWE had contacted him for a major piece of his collection, which is the original WWWF title that Bruno Sammartino held.
WWE apparently gave Lambert other title belts in exchange for the piece that they wanted. Although Lambert did not specify when the company contacted him for the title, he did say that they are definitely collecting memorabilia for a physical Hall of Fame, confirming the yearlong rumor.
Why not have a physical Hall of Fame attraction to add another stream of revenue for the company? Plus, they DEFINITELY need pieces like Sammartino’s title to make that place legitimate once it opens its doors, so kudos to them for going out there and finding this stuff.