Well, it appears the time has come.
As WrestlingInc.com is reporting:
There are some rumblings in the WWE office that the company is close or at least closer than they ever have been to establishing a physical Hall of Fame in the city of Orlando, Florida. Apparently negotiations have been going on for some time now.
The article also mentions that if this were to go through, that Orlando could be hosting "The Grandaddy of Them All" two times every 10 years, which is not too shabby for either party. Overall, one has to wonder how successful a physical space would be for the company?
The fact is, fans have been pining for a physical WWE Hall of Fame for years now. However, one big question remains: how many will actually make the trip for to see it?
To me, having it in Orlando makes perfect sense, as it's a travel destination for many families. So, while parents are planning their trip to Disney, they could earmark the WWE Hall of Fame for an afternoon stop on one of the lighter sightseeing days.
Ultimately, if this does come to fruition, it could prove profitable for both parties. As it would generate a new form of revenue for the WWE and Orlando would see a guaranteed spike in profit during their WrestleMania stints.
According to the article, final plans are still a year or two away. So, who knows if this will ever see the light of day? In the end, as a life-long WWE fan I am hopeful that this happens. Granted, I am not too thrilled about the location, considering I live outside of Philly.
However, as mentioned earlier, Orlando is a great travel spot and it's affordable, so getting a chance to see the hallowed hall isn't entirely out of my reach.