Former WCW star Buff Bagwell has claimed he has rejected an offer from WWE to be inducted into their prestigious Hall Of Fame.
Buff Bagwell made his name in WCW first as Marcus Alexander Bagwell before embracing his Buff side when he joined the nWo in November 1996 as the group grew exponentially inside World Championship Wrestling.
Speaking on the Who The Fook Are These Guys? Podcast Bagwell discussed being offered a place in the WWE Hall Of Fame as part of the New World Order. The nWo quartet of Hollywood Hogan, Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, and Sean Waltman entered the WWE Hall Of Fame as part of the Class of 2020.
According to Buff The Stuff, he had a very particular reason for not wanting an induction alongside the group:
“They actually called me to do the Hall Of Fame thing. I was like — I’ll be honest with you, I said, ‘I don’t want to be part of a group going into the Hall Of Fame.’ It’d be like Brett Favre getting a [NFL] Hall Of Fame ring because of the Green Bay Packers.”
“It wasn’t me that got in with the nWo, that wasn’t me that was getting into the Hall Of Fame. It wasn’t the same. I said, ‘Hey guys, don’t take this wrong, please. I’d rather it be for something that I did, not something that the group did. Even though that’s cool, it really isn’t cool. It’d be like Brett Favre getting a Hall Of Fame ring for the Green Bay Packers, that ain’t cool. I mean, Brett Favre got a ring because he’s Brett Favre.”