Once a year, on the night before its grandest extravaganza, the WWE honors the men and women it considers to have made the greatest contribution to the sport by inducting them into its Hall of Fame. The inductees need not be wrestlers, but may include those who contributed by building and entertaining. One need not be a Ric Flair, a Vince McMahon or a Bobby Heenan to merit consideration for induction, but most would agree that membership in the Hall should be limited to the very elite who entertained fans in arenas or over the airwaves.
Recently, there have been some inductions that call into question the criteria for membership in the Hall. When people like Koko B Ware and Bob Uecker are seen fit for this highest of honors, one wonders how meaningful membership in the Hall is. Koko was a side attraction and Uecker was famous for being choked by Andre the Giant at some past Wrestlemania. This year's class will include Shawn Michaels, whose induction should set the standard. I hope the rest of the class of 2011 measure half way to that standard.