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jake the snake??? ehhhh im not to sure about that one if im not mistaken he never help one title in the wwe did he???? and how could we forget stone cold???? stone cold in about 97-02 did wat hulk hogan did in the late 80's and early 90's. besides hogan i would have to say stone cold revolutionized the sport more than anyone in the history of wrestling. i would also like to nominate the ultimate warrior as he was a great as well and if he wasnt as much of a loudmouth hed be viewed as one of the greats of all time

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Jake the Snake is in this because he is a legend of the business and a great. Before him nobody used psycology in wrestling, his ability on the mike and his style in ring made him stand out. Jake was the envy of much of the wrestling world because at no point in his career did he need a title or need to be seen as a title contender to be a top draw. Jake was unique and deserves to be here.

Besides in terms of titles won I just have to say one thing, I put S.D. Jones in this, one of wrestlings most glorified jobbers, if a jobber get in then Jake is overqualified that department.

Stone Cold will definately be here but I just haven't gotten round to inducting him yet.

As for the Ultimate Warrior. I have not inducted the Warrior into this hall of fame for one reason and one reason alone and that is that the man known as Warrior is one of if not the biggest pillocks the world has ever seen. It is hard to find anybody that has a bigger ego than Vince McMahon, Hulk Hogan, Steve Austin, The Rock and Triple H combined but that is exactly what Warrior has. You can look up many things on the internet that prove my point and the book he plans on releasing later this year about his career will not doubt enforce that point.

I will not be inducting Warrior ((aka Jim Hellwig)) into this hall of fame until he stops being the worlds greatest prat which unfortunately wont be until the day that he dies.


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The next inductee is one of the biggest draws the wrestling business has ever seen and is also one of the most popular wrestlers in the industries history. That man is Stone Cold Steve Austin.

Steve Williams was born on December 18, 1964, in Victoria, TX. He was trained by Chris Adams and made his debut in 1990. He joined WCW in 1991. His WCW tenure is most known for his membership in the Dangerous Alliance and his tag team with Brian Pillman. Steve suffered an arm injury in late 1994 and was fired by Eric Bischoff over the phone.

Steve returned to the ring in late 1995 wrestling for ECW. It was here where his mike skills were showcased. His bitterness and hatred for WCW came pouring out in his promos. He was then hired by WWE and spent his first six months as the Ringmaster and was managed by Ted DiBiase. Shortly after dropping DiBiase and the Ringmaster gimmick, Austin's career skyrocketed.

After winning the 1996 King of the Ring, Austin stated to the then-bible thumping Jake Roberts, "Austin 3:16 says I just kicked your a**". The Austin 3:16 shirt went on to become the biggest selling shirt in the history of wrestling. Austin was a no-nonsense heel that the fans started to get behind despite being the bad guy.

In 1997, Austin's feud with the Hart Foundation propelled him to the main event. His matches with Bret Hart were classics and featured the fans turn against the good guy Bret. He also feuded with Owen Hart and suffered a severe neck injury in their SummerSlam match. This injury forced him to miss several months and would eventually lead to his retirement.

At WrestleMania 14, Austin became champion in a match that made headlines because of Mike Tyson's involvement. His biggest rival was WWE owner Vince McMahon. The fans really got behind this feud as the fans liked seeing someone humiliate and beat up his boss. With the success of this feud, WWE took the lead over WCW in the Monday Night Wars.

Austin's biggest rival in the ring was the Rock. Their feud originally developed as part of the Vince McMahon saga. They went on to main event 2 WrestleMania's and wrestle in a third. Austin required neck surgery in late 1999 and missed most of 2000. By the time he returned to the ring, the Rock became a household name.

By June 2002, Steve was very frustrated with his place in WWE. He was scheduled to lose a match to Brock Lesnar as the beginning of Brock's push. Austin felt that was an insult and left. He returned in March 2003 to fight the Rock in what turned out to be his final match. Since then, he has been a TV personality for the company as GM & Sheriff. In 2007, he starred in the WWE Film, The Condemned.

Championships and accomplishments:

Pro Wrestling Illustrated

PWI Rookie of the Year award in 1990

PWI Match of the Year award in 1997 - vs. Bret Hart (Submission match, 'WrestleMania 13', March 23, 1997)

PWI Feud of the Year award in 1998 - vs. Vince McMahon

PWI Most Popular Wrestler of the Year award in 1998

PWI Wrestler of the Year award in 1998

PWI ranked him # 1 of the 500 best singles wrestlers of the year on the annual PWI 500 list in 1998.

PWI Feud of the Year award in 1999 - vs. Vince McMahon

PWI Wrestler of the Year award in 1999

PWI ranked him # 1 of the 500 best singles wrestlers of the year on the annual PWI 500 list in 1999.

PWI Most Hated Wrestler of the Year award in 2001

PWI Wrestler of the Year award in 2001

PWI ranked him # 19 of the 500 best singles wrestlers of the "PWI Years" in 2003.

PWI ranked him # 50 of the 100 best tag teams of the "PWI Years" with Brian Pillman in 2003.

Texas Wrestling Federation

TWF Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Rod Price

World Championship Wrestling

NWA World Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Brian Pillman1

WCW United States Heavyweight Championship (2 times)

WCW World Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Brian Pillman

WCW World Television Championship (2 times)

World Wrestling Federation

WWF Championship (6 times)

WWF Intercontinental Championship (2 times)

WWF World Tag Team Championship (4 times) - with Shawn Michaels (1), Dude Love (1), The Undertaker (1), and Triple H (1)

Million Dollar Championship (1 time)

King of the Ring (1996)

Royal Rumble (1997)

Royal Rumble (1998)

Royal Rumble (2001)

Fifth Triple Crown Champion

Wrestling Observer Newsletter

Rookie of the Year award in 1990

5 Star Match - with Rick Rude, Arn Anderson, Bobby Eaton and Larry Zbyszko vs. Sting, Nikita Koloff, Ricky Steamboat, Barry Windham, and Dustin Rhodes (WarGames match, Wrestle War 1992, May 17, 1992)

Tag Team of the Year award in 1993 - with Brian Pillman

Best Heel award in 1996

Best Interviews award in 1996

Best Gimmick award in 1997

Best Interviews award in 1997

Feud of the Year award in 1997 - vs. Bret Hart, Owen Hart, Jim Neidhart, The British Bulldog and Brian Pillman

Match of the Year award in 1997- vs. Bret Hart (Submission
match, WrestleMania 13, March 23, 1997)

Most Charismatic Wrestler award in 1997

5 Star Match: vs. Bret Hart (Submission match, WrestleMania 13, March 23, 1997)

Best Box Office Draw award in 1998

Best Gimmick award in 1998

Feud of the Year award in 1998 - vs. Vince McMahon

Wrestler of the Year award in 1998

Best Box Office Draw award in 1999

Best Interviews award in 1999

Feud of the Year in award 1999 - vs. Vince McMahon

Most Charismatic Wrestler award in 1999

Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame (Class of 2000)

Best Brawler in award 2001

Best Interviews award in 2001

Best Non-Wrestler award in 2003


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The next inductee is widely regarded as one of the greatest wrestlers of the 90's and is a true hardcore lergend in every sense of the phraze. That man is Mick Foley.

Mick Foley was born on June 7, 1965, in Long Island, NY. As a teenager, he made a tape of himself as a wrestler named Dude Love and filmed himself jumping off a house onto his opponent. He was trained by Dominic DeNucci and made his debt in 1986.

One of his first matches was a televised WWF squash match against the British Bulldogs. He gained notoriety in the Texas based USWA as Cactus Jack Manson before joining WCW. His first WCW tenure highlight was a PPV title shot against Sting at Beach Blast 92.

Cactus Jack spent a portion of the early '90s in Japan. It was in Japan where he won a King of the Death Match tournament in matches featuring barbed wire, a bed of nails, exploding barbed wire, and a ring set to detonate with C4 explosives. While in Japan, he got his arm badly scarred by Leatherface.

Cactus returned to WCW and found himself in a feud with Vader. This feud featured him get a concussion and lose his ear in a freak accident. While in WCW, he also appeared in ECW. When he left WCW he joined ECW. His anti-hardcore ECW promos are considered the best promos in the history of the business. While in ECW his two most famous incidents involved accidentally setting a fan on fire and having hundreds of chairs thrown in the ring by the fans.

Foley joined the WWE in 1996 and was renamed Mankind. He immediately started a feud with the Undertaker. In 1997, they showed his teenage Dude Love footage and he started to wrestle as Dude Love. Later in the year, during a feud with Triple H, he became Cactus Jack again. At the 1998 King of the Ring, he fought the Undertaker in a Hell in the Cell match featuring two of the most famous bumps ever.

On the December 29, 1998, edition of Monday Night RAW, Mankind won his first world title. He would trade the title with the Rock several times. In the last half of 99, he formed the Rock & Sock Connection with the Rock. He also released Have a Nice Day, which was a NY Times #1 Best Seller. In 2000, he stopped being a full-time active competitor.

While Foley stopped competing full time, he was never gone for long. For a brief period, he was commissioner of the WWE. He comes back to the ring at around the time he has a new book to promote. Even though no longer active full-time, his occasional matches are just as barbaric as when he was wrestling full-time.

Outside of WWE during his time of sporadic appearances, Foley would partially retire from in-ring competition; making more guest appearances and cutting promos rather than actually wrestling. However, Foley would still occasionally compete and made several notable appearances in independent promotions; including Ring of Honor, where he feuded with the likes of Ricky Steamboat, Samoa Joe, CM Punk, and The Embassy. During this time, Foley appeared at several supershows like International Showdown, Hardcore Homecoming, WrestleReunion, Ballpark Brawl and the A Night of Appreciation for Sabu

Throughout his career, and under all of his aliases, Foley has proved extremely popular to his fans, even when he wrestled as a heel. Foley has always been accessible to his fans and will spend long periods of time with them signing autographs and posing for pictures. His hard work is often credited with helping to re-establish pro wrestling's popularity after the steroid and sex scandals of the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Foley was leading the online poll for Time Magazine's Man of the Year honor in 1998 before being removed as a candidate. Foley is also the only professional wrestler to win the WCW World Tag Team Championship, the ECW World Tag Team Championship and the WWF World Tag Team Championship, albeit under different gimmicks and names, while all 3 belts were still owned by their founding companies. The Dudley Boyz would later accomplish this as well, although they did it under WWF's Umbrella of ownership over the WCW trademarked Tag Team Championships.

Foley is also seen as a pioneer of hardcore wrestling. The hardcore match became a staple of WWF programming of the last 1990s after Foley had several memorable hardcore-style matches and it can be seen that Foley set the bar for hardcore-styled wrestling and matches

Outside of Wrestling Foley has had sucess with writing, having two best seelers and a number of other books, he has also made numerous Film, TV and Radio appearances.


Championships and accomplishments


Championship Wrestling Association

CWA Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Gary Young

Eastern Championship Wrestling | Extreme Championship Wrestling

ECW Tag/ECW World Tag Team Championship (2 times) - with Mikey Whipwreck

Great Lakes Championship Wrestling

GLCW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)

International Wrestling Association of Japan

IWA King of the Death Match in 1995

IWA World Tag Team Championship (IWA Japan version) (1 time) - with Tracy Smothers

National Wrestling League

NWL Heavyweight Championship (1 time)

Ozark Mountain Wrestling

OMW North American Heavyweight Championship (1 time)

Steel City Wrestling

SCW Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with The Blue Meanie

World Championship Wrestling

WCW World Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Kevin Sullivan

World Class Wrestling Association

WCWA Light Heavyweight Championship (1 time)

WCWA Tag Team Championship (2 times) - with Scott Braddock (1) and Gary
Young (1)

World Wrestling Federation

WWF Championship (3 times)

WWF Hardcore Championship (1 time) (First)

WWF World Tag Team Championship (8 times) - with Stone Cold Steve Austin
(1), Chainsaw Charlie (1), Kane (2), Al Snow (1), and The Rock (3)

Pro Wrestling Illustrated

PWI Most Inspirational Wrestler of the Year award in 1993

PWI Match of the Year award in 1998 - versus The Undertaker (Hell in a Cell) in 1998

PWI Match of the Year award in 1999 - versus The Rock ("I Quit" match) in 1999

PWI ranked him # 46 of the 500 best singles wrestlers of the PWI Years in 2003.

Wrestling Observer Newsletter

Best Brawler award in 1991

Best Brawler award in 1992

Best Brawler award in 1993

Best Brawler award in 1994

Best Brawler award in 1995

Best on Interviews award in 1995

Best Brawler award in 1996

Best Brawler award in 1997

Best Brawler award in 1998

Best Brawler award in 1999

Best Brawler award in 2000

Feud of the Year award in 2000 ? versus Triple H

Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame (Class of 2000)

Best on Interviews award in 2004

Best on Interviews award in 2006

Other Titles:

OPWO (UK) World Championship (1 time)

NAW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)


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The next inductee is one of the greatest technical wresters the world had ever seen, and what's more he's a Scot!!! that man was George Kidd

George Kidd was born in 1925, in Hill Street, Dundee, and one of 3 brothers, and grew up to be one of the greatest wrestlers Britain had ever seen. Of course he knew little of the career he was to embark on when tackling the bullies he faced at Clepington Primary School where he was called ?The Wrestler?.

As a boy of 7 years old, with a strong sense of justice, George went along to the local boxing club to learn to look after himself, only to be ridiculed and severely beaten by the bullies in the club. On his first visit to the boxing club he was matched with the local boxing champ who literally knocked spots off him.
George decided to study physical education, fitness, stretching and weight lifting to improve himself physically. He also scientifically studied Ju Jitsu and self defence as well as Yoga.

In 1943, he enlisted in the Royal Navy where he began wrestling. In 1946 he de-mobbed from the Navy and it was then he vowed to become a professional wrestler. Now his problem was that he measured only 5? 6? and weight only 9? stone and most thought him too small to take his desire to become a professional wrestler seriously. He went to see George de Relwsykow a wrestling promoter in the Caird Hall, Dundee and he gave George his first opportunity in his wrestling career.

In May 1947 George entered a tournament in Edinburgh during which he defeated Tony Lawrence to claim the title of Scottish Lightweight Champion. Until this time he had fought some 60 contests and lost only 10.

In the cold winter of 1947 he decided to widen his horizons and went to Bradford where he met with Norman Morrell (an ex-Olympic wrestler who competed in Berlin 1936). Morrell had a gym in Bradford and when George arrived he was again ridiculed as being ?too short?. ?I hear you keep yourself in training.? George said casually. Morrell nodded. ?How would you like to try a few rounds with me, then?? George asked. Within minutes George was caught in a face bar hold which he had never seen before and as the pressure on the hold increased, he struggled harder until ?..Crack!!! The bout ended suddenly with Morrell full of apologies but he was greatly impressed with George and offered to train him and be his coach.

At Morrell?s stable one of George?s teachers was Joe Reid, then the British Lightweight Champion and during a non-title fight with George, he made it clear that no mercy would be shown. 12? minutes into the bout George applied a figure four-leg hold on Joe, but Joe wouldn?t give up and neither would George. Suddenly Joe?s leg snapped and although he recovered well he lost his British title to wrestler Jack Dempsey.

In 1948, George fought Jack Dempsey in a gruelling 11 rounds to win the British Lightweight Championship to add to his Scottish title. He then set his sights on a European title.

14th May 1949 George travelled to Cirque d?Hirve, Paris to compete in a European Championship. He beat all comers and secured the European Lightweight Championship title. This left only one title?..the world championship.

Later that year 8th June 1949, George married his wife Hester MacLachlan in Dundee. Within months, George decided to have a crack at the world title. The man recognised as the world champion was Mexican Rudy Quarez. A fight was arranged in Dundee. It was a tough match and in the 10th round George locked Quarez in a Boston Carb. Quarez wouldn?t submit even after almost 4 minutes of George?s efforts. Both got up from the canvas and immediately George threw Quarez, now sapped with energy with a ?monkey climb?. George was almost World Champion.

Almost?..because the AWA refused to recognise George?s win. They had their own champion called Rene Ben Schemoul. George could have ignored them and claimed the title but he wanted to be a world champion that nobody could doubt deserved the title. In February 1950, Morrell arranged for George to fight Schemoul in Dundee, Scotland. In George own words the match played out like this:

?He looked like a good wrestler at first, then I realised that he was what I called a routine wrestler. By that I mean he had a set pattern of moves. He was very spectacular, but by the end of a few rounds I knew what he was going to do next. Then with the score one each, I pinned his shoulders to the floor?.One?..Two?.the longest second I had ever known and then?..Three.?I rose from the canvas as Champion of the World.?

For over 20 years following, George successfully defended his world lightweight championship title in no less than 49 challenges. Among those were in 1971 Adrian Street, and in 1972 Jim Breaks. In his last bout he defeated Steve Logan on 2nd March 1976 and this heralded his retirement. George Kidd retired from professional wrestling the undisputed, undefeated World Lightweight Champion.

In 1963, the Duke of Edinburgh expressed a desire to see some wrestling and the first name to be considered was George Kidd. On 22nd May that year George Kidd gave a command performance for the Duke of Edinburgh in the Royal Albert Hall.

He was awarded Grampian TV Personality of the Year in 1965 and was made Dundee?s first ?Citizen? when honoured by the Dundee District Council. In his retirement years he encouraged the development of the youth and on 5th January 1998 he sadly but peacefully passed away.


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