The WWE will be gearing up for one of the most anticipated Hall of Fame ceremonies in history next year. A list of rumored names promises some intriguing inductions WrestleMania 29 weekend in Madison Square Garden.
The Wrestling Observer has the list of names under consideration and it is an interesting list to say the least. I can’t say that there are many shockers although I would say there are a few surprises. Here is what the list looks like on paper, although it will probably greatly change by the time we get to the ceremony.
Bruno Sammartino and Owen Hart are both on the “wish list” so to speak but those are two long shots. Legal problems between Owen’s widow Martha and the WWE will probably prevent him from being inducted in 2013. While the idea of inducting Bruno in Madison Square Garden is a natural, it appears that Bruno still does not want to participate. This could change as reported meetings continue between all parties.
As someone that has spoken to Bruno on and off the record for years I can tell you that I highly doubt he will do it. I don’t doubt for a second that he would want to do it for his fans but the man just has such a personal dislike for Vince McMahon that I don’t see it happening. It is a shame because I think his fans would love the opportunity to honor him, but I think his public stance has kind of put him between a rock and a hard place. Speaking of rocks…
The Rock seems to be a favorite within the offices to headline this year’s ceremony. It certainly isn’t unheard of anymore to see an active wrestler inducted into the Hall of Fame. I can’t imagine anyone having an issue with ..read more