Official Sherdog Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame Thread

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  1. flowwiththego

    flowwiththego Miss Samantha Fox Platinum Member

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    This thread is dedicated to electing the first inductees into "The Sherdog Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame." All matters relating to the Hall will be discussed here.
    No insults and personal arguments in the HOF! If you can't play nice, take it somewhere else.
    Current HOF members:
    Singles
    Bruno Sammartino
    Harley Race
    Steve Austin
    El Santo
    Bret Hart
    Andre The Giant
    Lou Thesz
    Antonio Inoki
    Rikidozan
    Hulk Hogan
    Ric Flair
    Terry Funk
    Dusty Rhodes
    Gorgeous George
    Kenta Kobashi
    Buddy Rogers
    The Undertaker
    Roddy Piper
    Dory Funk Jr
    Ricky Steamboat
    Giant Baba
    Superstar Billy Graham
    Jumbo Tsuruta
    Killer Kowalski
    Mitsuharu Misawa
    Randy Savage
    Verne Gagne
    Frank Gotch
    Fred Blassie
    Nick Bockwinkel
    Great Muta
    Antonino Rocca
    Ed "Strangler" Lewis
    The Rock
    George Hackenschmidt
    Toshiaki Kawada
    Jushin Liger
    Jim Londos
    Mil Mascaras
    Curt Hennig
    Karl Gotch

    Tags
    The Road Warriors
    The Fabulous Freebirds
    The Steiner Brothers
    The Midnight Express
    The Fabulous Kangaroos
    The Rock and Roll Express
    The British Bulldogs
    The Hart Foundation
    The Wild Samoans
    The Brainbusters
    The Dudley Boys
    Miracle Violence Connection
    The Brisco Brothers- Jack and Jerry

    Managers
    Bobby Heenan
    Jim Cornette
    Fred Blassie
    The Grand Wizard
    Gary Hart

    Announcers
    Gordon Solie
    Jim Ross
    Bobby Heenan
    Jesse Ventura
    Gorilla Monsoon

    Promoters
    Vince McMahon
    Giant Baba
    Antonio Inoki
    Vince McMahon-- "Sr"
    Stu Hart

    Women
    The Fabulous Moolah
    Mildred Burke
    Linda McMahon
    Mae Young
    Trish Stratus


    1st Class

    Singles Wrestlers

    Bruno Sammartino
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    Harley Race
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    Steve Austin
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    El Santo
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    Bret Hart
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    D.R.H. If you haven't heard...I'm the best! Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    1st Class Singles Wrestlers Cont'd

    Andre The Giant
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    Lou Thesz
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    Antonio Inoki
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    Rikidozan
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    Hulk Hogan
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    Ric Flair
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    Tag Teams

    1st Class

    The Fabulous Kangaroos (Al Costello & Roy Heffernan)
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    The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott)
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    The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton, Dennis Condrey(not pictured), Stan Lane)
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    The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael P.S. Hayes, Terry Gordy, Buddy Roberts)
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    The Road Warriors (Hawk and Animal)
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    flowwiththego Miss Samantha Fox Platinum Member

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    Edit. The second class of single wrestlers are:
    Terry Funk
    Dusty Rhodes
    Gorgeous George
    Kenta Kobashi
    Buddy Rogers
    The Undertaker
    Roddy Piper
    Dory Funk Jr
    Ricky Steamboat
    Giant Baba
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    flowwiththego Miss Samantha Fox Platinum Member

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    continued


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    flowwiththego Miss Samantha Fox Platinum Member

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    The criteria is:
    workrate
    drawing power
    professional success
    importance to history
    competetive longevity
    charisma
    promo skills
    mainstream status achieved

    The wrestler must be 35 years old or have 15 years in the business. wrestlers who died before their 35th birthday will be considered eligible
     
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    D.R.H. If you haven't heard...I'm the best! Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Do the posthumous inductions have to have the 15 years in the business?
     
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    Peet Cassidy may want in as well. He's been posting a lot in the other forum. Are you going to post an announcement in the other thread so everyone knows this thread is open for biz?
     
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    This could be a tough vote. I honestly have no idea about wrestlers from any era before the 80's so I cant give an accurate grade to some who may be nominated.
     
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    flowwiththego Miss Samantha Fox Platinum Member

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    I was going to limit it to long time posters who haven't "lost their smile" when it comes to wrestling, But I will bow to the majority--- no offense Peet. My vote would be for him to become a voter later down the line.
     
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    How is the nomination process going to work?
     
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    flowwiththego Miss Samantha Fox Platinum Member

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    The internet is you friend BRF.:D The other posters can give you info on just about anybody if you have questions. You'll be fine with some research.
     
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    flowwiththego Miss Samantha Fox Platinum Member

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    There are a number of ways we can do it. Would you like to throw one out?
     
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    D.R.H. If you haven't heard...I'm the best! Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Depends. Are we going to focus on a certain era, or just all over the board? If we're going by a certain era, we'll have to figure out which one first.
     
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    flowwiththego Miss Samantha Fox Platinum Member

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    Edit-- we upped it to ten picks

    I was thinking each person could send me a list of five wrestlers via pm. I will compile the nominees into a list. Then each voter can vote for ten guys. The top ten vote getters will be the first ten inducted.
     
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    That works.
     
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    this will be interesting. i guess its time for me to do some research.... whens the dead line for the initial vote?
     
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    flowwiththego Miss Samantha Fox Platinum Member

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    we can do eras and regions if you guys want. We can do a 1983-present (Vince McMahon) and and pre 1983 if you want. We can have a seperate Japanese region also. We can do managers, announcers and promoters. Or we can go across the board.
     
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    we'll take our time so we do it right. I haven't thought of a date yet. any ideas?
     
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    I had suggested in the other thread, maybe everyone nominating 3. With 18 voters, that would make 54 to choose from with no doubles allowed. We should post nominations on here so everyone can see who has been nominated. After that you can compile a total list to post and we can send pm votes as you described. If we pm nominations, there will probably be a shit load of doubles. But I'm open to whatever. I've already been thinking about my nominees.
     
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