If that number is true (I've read a similar number offered to Warrior a few years ago) I assume that is just for appearing at the ceremony and giving his speech. Not bad for a night's work. Bruno's also probably going to work on a documentary/DVDs, toys & other merchandise, more appearances, etc. He will for sure get a sweet Legend's Deal out of this partnership.
Bruno should without question headline this class. He was pretty much this company's first "Superstar" and he was on top doing huge business for the WWWF/WWF like crazy. Add to that the legendary World Title runs and I figure it is a no-brainer. Bob Backlund was also a huge star and had a legendary run himself but I get the feeling WWE is going to in their own way promote Bruno as the "Babe Ruth of pro wrestling/WWE" because he's such a prominent figure in establishing the company as a dominant force on the North-East coast of the United States. If Bruno was not going in this year I could understand Foley who is more relevant to today's generation of fans headlining over Backlund who was damn great in his day and as champion for almost six years, but not over "The Living Legend." The younguns will just have to be schooled during this HOF class.
Midnight Express should be in but I don't think they would be able to reach a deal with Cornette. Or they would try to ignore Cornette altogether which would be wrong. Rock N Roll Express would be a good choice too.
You have to consider the amount of guys that will probably be going in over the next five years or so. No doubt ROCK will headline a class, then we got UNDERTAKER (really don't know how that's gonna work), THE GAME, Big Show, Kane, and alot of guys from the AE and RAE's.
The two guys who deserve it the most from here on out (Savage, Warrior) will probably never go in.... MAYBE Warrior, but Levesque doesn't like him very much so it's probably not gonna happen....