WWE News: Big Names Touted for 2013 WWE Hall of Fame

Max TowleAnalyst IAugust 18, 2012

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According to PWInsider, three big industry names are currently being discussed as candidates for the 2013 WWE Hall of Fame (h/t Wrestlinginc.com).

For those familiar with the history of the business, the four names up for consideration will be instantly recognisable: Mick Foley, Kevin Nash, Bob Backlund and the late Randy Savage.

The story reveals that "WWE officials have also discussed enshrining the late Randy Savage, although it is unknown as to whether his family, the Poffos, have been approached on the matter."

Foley, Nash and Backlund are being discussed due to their past history in the New York area, Nash and Backlund having won career-defining matches at Madison Square Garden, whilst Foley originally hails from New York.

It is intriguing to note that Nash is being considered, considering his recent, detrimental comments about the WWE.

In a damning critique of the current state of the company, Nash most notably criticised the victories of Chris Benoit and Eddie Guerrero at WrestleMania XX (via Wrestlinginc.com).

"When Benoit and Guerrero hugged [at the end of WrestleMania XX], that was the end of the business," he told Grantland reporter Thomas Golianopoulos.

According to PWInsider article, Nash's friend Triple H has been playing a more significant role in the proceedings, as well as in the buildup to WrestleMania.

PWInsider also revealed that he had reached out to wrestling legend Bruno Sammartino to offer him a spot, but had been rebuffed.

The 2013 Hall of Fame ceremony takes place on April 6 at the Garden, the night before WrestleMania, the WWE's showcase pay-per-view.

The inductees are expected to be announced closer to that time.