Dwayne Johnson & Steve Austin Demand Controversial Figure Is Inducted Into WWE Hall of Fame

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While the WWE Hall of Fame includes a huge number of legends from professional wrestling’s past such as Brune Sammartino, Ric Flair, Steve Austin, Andre The Giant, and more, there are so notable absentees.

One act that is often brought up is The Midnight Express and their manager Jim Cornette, especially as their great rivals The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express were inducted in 2017. The team was incredibly popular during the 1980s, especially in Mid-South Wrestling. The Midnight Express are often cited as one of the greatest tag teams in history, so their omission from the Hall of Fame is a source of great contention, especially among historians and older fans.

Steve Austin Calls For Polarising Figure To Be Recognised

Back in 2021, Steve Austin and Dwayne Johnson both called for the team, including their controversial manager Jim Cornette to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. The two legends made the comments in response to an Instagram post featuring the Midnight and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express.

A little later than expected the comments recently reached Ricky Morton, who is one-half of the famed Rock ‘n’ Roll Express. Morton shared the post calling for their rivals to be acknowledged. In response, Steve Austin shared the posts again, reiterating his belief that the team and Cornette should be inducted.

Back in 2017, Cornette made his first WWE appearance in 12 years when he inducted The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express into the WWE Hall of Fame. The polarising figure spent a number of years with WWE after being a regular feature for the likes of the CWA, Mid-South, and WCW. However, it has long been rumoured that his outspoken views have prevented him from being acknowledged with a Hall of Fame induction.