It really is an honor. Contract to what the company might want you to believe, there is other wrestling in the world outside of WWE. While WWE may be the biggest and most influential wrestling company in the world, there are some things that they do not offer. One of these things is a more reasonable Hall of Fame, as the WWE version has received a fair amount of criticism over its induction standards. There is another Hall of Fame out there, and it has some new members.
News Talk 1290 radio out of Wichita Falls, Texas (the location of the Professional Wrestling Hall Of Fame) has announced the inductees of the Class of 2020. The Class is divided into a variety of categories with one or two entries each. These include tag teams, pioneers, modern, international and more. The induction ceremony will take place in May 2020. Here is the class, including each category:
Tag Team Division: The Bushwhackers
Executive Division: Dory Funk Jr.
Territory Division: “Killer” Tom Brooks
Pioneer Division (1865-1942): George L. Harris and Bobby Madigoff
Television Era (1942-1984): King Curtis and Killer Carl Cox
International Division: Kabuki
Ladies Division: Debbie Combs and Luna Vachon
Referee Division: Dick Worley
Modern Era: Magnum T.A. and Jake “The Snake” Robert
That’s a heck of a class. Check out some of their best work:
Opinion: This class might not have the big headliners that WWE has, but it offers a different perspective: a look back at different eras of wrestling and seeing who belongs on the list of all time greats. There are very talented people in wrestling who are never going to get the attention that they deserve from WWE so it is great to have something like this. It doesn’t make one Hall of Fame right or wrong, but it is nice to see another set of choices.
Who in this class belongs most? Who should be in the WWE Hall of Fame? 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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