Many fans have wondered over the years just what it takes for someone to be in the running for a spot in the WWE Hall of Fame.
After taking a long look at the list of inductees over the years, it is hard to find many performers that don't deserve the accolade. Pete Rose and William "The Refrigerator" Perry come to mind, but they had pretty big roles in the Wrestlemania's they were involved in.
Since WWE made the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony an annual event during Wrestlemania weekend, they have always been able to have at least one huge star be the main event, so to speak.
This year, Vince McMahon and crew had their sights set on someone that we would have never guessed.
The Ultimate Warrior.
Although rumors surfaced months ago of WWE tossing around the idea of inducting Warrior, I never truly believed that it would happen.
After all, there have been lawsuits and legal battles over The Ultimate Warrior character and the "Self-Destruction of The Ultimate Warrior" DVD.
It has been confirmed by numerous sources that Warrior held up Vince McMahon for more money at Summerslam 1991 right before he was set to go out and wrestle.
Why would they want this man in their Hall of Fame?
I thought that the WWE would change their mind and not give this man an open microphone to say what he wants. That would be a dangerous move, as Warrior could bury the company on one of their biggest nights of the year!
It turns out that Warrior (yes, Warrior is his real name) changed his mind.
Why would Warrior not want to be in the WWE Hall of Fame?
Warrior is and always will be a very unique individual. I suggest you listen to him speak about his time in the WWE and wrestling in general. He is absolutely one of the most bitter men that wrestling has ever produced.
I mean, it’s not like he had any real wrestling talent anyway. Every man who stepped foot in the ring with Warrior had to put him on their back and carry him to a watchable match.
So, does Warrior deserve to be in the WWE Hall of Fame?
It depends how you analyze what it takes to be inducted. If you look at a wrestler like KoKo B. Ware (no offense to KoKo) and his accomplishments in the ring, then The Warrior should absolutely be inducted.
If you look at the quality of Warrior as a worker, or as someone who always gave back to his fans, then KoKo B. Ware is a far better candidate than The Ultimate Warrior.
I think Warrior turning down the WWE Hall of Fame is a blessing in disguise for the WWE. They don't need this guy running to the ring and shaking the ropes at Wrestlemania this year.
They have another horrible, muscle-bound worker named Batista that can do that.
What do YOU think it takes for someone to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame? Feel free to discuss!