It’s about time. The WWE Hall of Fame has been a point of contention for fans for a very long time now. That is hardly surprising as there is one major thing missing from the whole concept: an actual, physical Hall of Fame. Yes WWE can enshrine these people very single year, but where exactly are they being enshrined? That has always been a problem but now things may be getting better.
Contrary to what WWE may want you to believe, there is a lot more wrestling out there than just theirs. Wrestling has been around in the world for a lot longer than WWE and there is still wrestling outside of it today. That isn’t to say that one is better than the other, but the option is there. That includes organizations who are looking at and judging wrestling, and one is going to have a place for it.
As announced on Facebook, an International Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame will be opening in New York state at some point in the future. There have been no specifics announced regarding the specific location or date of the opening, though the opening is planned for some time in the next year. The Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame opened in New York in 1999 but moved to Wichita Falls, Texas in 2015.
The original museum looked great. Check out how it looks today:
Opinion: This is a good thing and the kind of deal that might be better off from an outside perspective. WWE certainly has a lot of the memorabilia and artifacts from wrestling but they don’t have universal control over the whole industry. There is nothing wrong with going either way but it helps a lot to have both sides of something like this covered, which is where something like this comes in.
Would you go to a non-WWE wrestling Hall of Fame? Who should be in the inaugural class? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.
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