How has this not happened yet? We’re on the way towards WrestleMania 35 with less than six weeks to go. With so little time yet, there is a lot of stuff that needs to be done, including setting up the show’s card. As a side bonus though, we also have the Hall of Fame to get through, meaning a class has to be put together. In this case we already have a big group, but what about a regular wrestler?

As announced on, the Honky Tonk Man will be inducted into the Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2019. Honky Tonk Man wrestled for WWE from the mid 1980s until the early 1990s, followed by a career as an on-air character with time as a commentator and a manager. He still holds the record for the longest Intercontinental Title reign of all time, holding the title for 454 days.

And yet his biggest moment is a loss. Check out Honky Tonk Man’s most famous match:

Opinion: This is one that is long overdue as Honky Tonk Man is one of the most memorable names in the history of the WWF and there is little reason for him to not be included. That Intercontinental Title reign alone should get him a spot and while he wasn’t exactly a great worker, he knew exactly how to get a crowd worked up with a pretty ridiculous character. It worked back then and it still works today, which is why he’s earned this.

Why did it take so long to induct Honky Tonk Man? Who should induct him? 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, or check out his Amazon author page with 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the the Complete 2000 Monday Nitro and Thunder Reviews Part 1.

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