While there are numerous wrestling ‘Hall of Fames’ the most well known belong to WWE. The WWE Hall of Fame was established in 1993 and honoured Andre The Giant who had passed away two months prior. Ric Flair later made history in 2012 when he became the first person to be inducted twice.
Despite this, Flair has been critical of the WWE Hall of Fame in recent years suggesting that a number of inductees shouldn’t be there. Even as recently as August, Flair questioned the inclusion of the Ultimate Warrior, commenting that he “couldn’t figure out rhyme of reason” why he was involved.
“Tony Khan Has The Means And The Passion” – Ric Flair
Ric Flair has now seemingly presented a solution to this issue, pitching that AEW President Tony Khan should open his own Hall of Fame. The Nature Boy explained that it doesn’t need to be focussed solely on All Elite Wrestling, instead giving praise to those from wrestling’s lengthy history. Speaking on his To Be The Man podcast, Flair said that Khan has both the means and the passion for the business to make it happen.
“I wish Tony would start a Hall of Fame that would create a lot of interest and do it based on people that he things are good in the history of the business. I mean, not just guys from AEW from last three years, that would actually draw a lot of attention. If he had his own Hall of Fame…. He has the means, the passion he loves wrestling and why not.”
From 1994 until 1996 the WWE Hall of Fame was tied into Survivor Series, before fading into the background until WrestleMania XX in 2004. From here the event has become a staple of WrestleMania weekend. In 2022, The Undertaker was inducted alongside The Steiner Brothers, Vader and Queen Sharmell.
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