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Clique 01-11-2013 02:41 AM

Official WWE Hall Of Fame Discussion Thread
WWE Hall Of Fame Class Of 2013

Bruno Sammartino
Inducted By: Arnold Schwarzenegger

Mick Foley
Inducted By: Terry Funk

Bob Backlund
Inducted By: Maria Menounos

Trish Stratus
Inducted By: Stephanie McMahon

Booker T
Inducted By: Stevie Ray

Donald Trump
Inducted By: Mr. McMahon

TheVoiceless 01-11-2013 11:47 AM

Official Hall of Fame Discussion Thread


Originally Posted by wwe.com

On Saturday, April 6, 2013, three-time WWE Champion, New York Times best-selling author and Hardcore Legend Mick Foley will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame … right here, in New York City’s Madison Square Garden!

The beloved WWE Superstar who famously hitchhiked from upstate New York to MSG to watch his boyhood hero Jimmy Snuka battle Don Muraco in a Steel Cage Match is the first inductee announced for the Class of 2013.

A New York native, Foley grew up on Long Island in the 1970s, fantasizing about one day becoming a charming and attractive WWE Superstar known as Dude Love. His sports-entertainment career took a very different path, though, as he grew to become Cactus Jack, a lawless maniac from Truth or Consequences, N.M., who put his body through unspeakable trauma in the pursuit of mayhem.

Foley gained national attention in WCW in the early ’90s where his physical wars with Vader and Sting earned him repute as one of the genre’s most exciting brawlers. But it was in the macabre underworld of Japanese Hardcore Matches that the madman became a cult hero. Sports-entertainment fans across the globe traded grainy VHS tapes of Foley battling sadistic opponents in rings littered with barbed wire, broken glass and even C4 explosives. By the time he reemerged in the American wrestling scene in ECW, the videos had turned him into the most dangerous grappler on the planet.

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross helped bring Foley into WWE in 1996 where he was reinvented as Mankind, a demented sociopath who lurked in boiler rooms and hid his scarred face under a leather mask. Mankind was every bit as reckless as Cactus Jack — perhaps even more so. That was made clear at 1998’s King of the Ring event where he was thrown from the roof of the Hell in a Cell and plummeted 20-feet through an announce table below in what was the single most shocking visual in sports-entertainment history.

Somewhat unexpectedly, Foley’s willingness to sacrifice his body for entertainment’s sake endeared him to WWE fans. With that, the twisted, frightening Superstar revealed himself as a goofy, intelligent lug who wrote the tender, best-selling biography “Have A Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks” and set a ratings record when he hosted a hilarious version of “This Is Your Life” with The Rock on Raw in 1999. On the emotional night when Foley realized his childhood dream of winning the WWE Title, it felt like a victory not just for Mrs. Foley’s Baby Boy, but for the entire WWE Universe.

Mick Foley retired from full-time competition in 2000, although he would return to action on multiple occasions over the next decade — most famously to battle Edge in a blistering Hardcore Match at WrestleMania 22. Still, Foley has stayed busy, performing standup comedy, publishing multiple books — most recently with the children’s holiday tale “A Most Mizerable Christmas” — and leading a team into battle at the 2012 Survivor Series. But The Hardcore Legend’s unique legacy as a Superstar who was somehow dangerous, goofy and intelligent all at once was cemented long ago.

Want to be in attendance when Mrs. Foley’s Baby Boy joins the WWE Hall of Fame? Tickets for the Induction Ceremony go on sale to the general public this Saturday, Jan. 12, at 10 a.m. ET, and will be available at the MSG box office, online at Ticketmaster.com, various Ticketmaster outlets, or charge by phone at 800-745-3000. Ticket prices range from $50 to $150.

JY57 01-11-2013 11:49 AM

Re: Mick Foley to be inducted to WWE HOF
well deserved

nemesisdivina 01-11-2013 11:51 AM

Re: Mick Foley to be inducted to WWE HOF
It's about damn time. Rock should induct him.

Headliner 01-11-2013 11:52 AM

Re: Mick Foley to be inducted to WWE HOF

Originally Posted by Amuroray (Post 12511449)

100% deserved. Taker or funk could induct him.

Not Taker. They are super protective of Taker's character. Funk is a good choice. Or Rock.

Shazayum 01-11-2013 11:56 AM

Re: Mick Foley to be inducted to WWE HOF
Rock will likely induct him. And this is completely well deserved and fitting, since it's going to be held in MSG, where I believe he hitchhiked to see his first match live? Poetic justice.

Starbuck 01-11-2013 12:00 PM

Re: Mick Foley to be inducted to WWE HOF
About time and perfect place for him to go in and all. MRS FOLEYS BABY BOY GOIN IN DA HOF!!! Guess it's time we made a HOF sticky lol. It's that time of year again, we really are on the RTWM.

That Guy 01-11-2013 12:04 PM

Re: Mick Foley to be inducted to WWE HOF
There is no way taker is going to induct him, he is the only one who keeps Kayfabe during the event and isn't seen on screen.

The only people who are going to induct him are Rock or Funk. With a maybe for Vince, Austin.

ultimatekrang 01-11-2013 12:05 PM

Re: Mick Foley to be inducted to WWE HOF
if its true thats amazing. it would totally mean a lot to him.

Oakue 01-11-2013 12:07 PM

Re: Mick Foley to be inducted to WWE HOF
Good, well deserved.

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