News on Who Will Induct Trish Stratus, Bob Backlund and Mick Foley at the HOF

Sharon GlencrossContributor IFebruary 7, 2013

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Following this week's announcement that legendary star Bruno Sammartino was finally being placed into WWE's Hall of Fame, it's clear that 2013 is one of the biggest Hall of Classes ever. 

Indeed, as addition to Sammartino, you've got hardcore legend Mick Foley, former WWF champion Bob Backlund and iconic Diva Trish Stratus being inducted this year, as well.

Speculation has inevitably turned to who will induct each star at the Madison Square Garden ceremony.

Over at his official Twitter account, Foley has thrown out Terry Funk's name as one potential candidate. Women's wrestling news site Diva-Dirt also suggested a few names to speak for Stratus, including Stephanie McMahon and Jersey Shore star Snooki, who tag teamed with the Diva in a high-profile match at WrestleMania 27.   

In this week's (subscribers-only) F4W Newsletter, Bryan Alvarez gives an update on the current talk within the company about who will induct Stratus, Foley and Backlund at the April event.

None of this is official, but the betting line within the company is that Lita will induct Trish Stratus, Bret will induct Bob Backlund, Jim Ross will induct Foley, and who knows about Bruno.

Lita was easily Stratus' most famous rival during her WWE stint, with Stratus even facing, and defeating her, in her last match before retiring in 2006. Bret Hart's lengthy history with Backlund also makes him an ideal candidate to speak on the legend's behalf. Both are perfectly fine choices.  

Jim Ross speaking for Foley, however, seems like a more dubious proposal.

Oh, of course, they're friends in real life and Ross has called some of his most famous matches. It's not a ridiculous choice. But, honestly, Terry Funk, as one of Foley's most famous rivals, looks to be a much better option. Going by what he's said on Twitter, Foley seems to think so too.

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