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WWE Hall of Fame 2018 discussion
« on: January 15, 2018, 02:05:15 pm »
It's that time again.  The WWE Hall of Fame is announcing its latest inductees and the first one is one of professional wrestling's most dominant performers.

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What's next for Goldberg? The WWE Hall of Fame.

As first reported by ESPN, Goldberg is the first inductee in the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2018 and will take his place in sports-entertainment history on Friday, April 6, during WrestleMania 34 week in New Orleans.

"Goldberg's unique athleticism, persona and intensity captured the imagination of sports entertainment fans around the world throughout his illustrious career," said Paul Levesque, WWE Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events & Creative. "We are honored to have Goldberg take his rightful place in the WWE Hall of Fame."

It's the ultimate accolade for Goldberg, whose career began in 1997. After playing football at the University of Georgia and the NFL’s Los Angeles Rams and Atlanta Falcons, the former defensive tackle took his hard-hitting work ethic from the gridiron to the squared circle, which paid off in spades. After his WCW debut in September 1997, Goldberg went on an unbelievable 173-match undefeated streak, capturing the United States Championship and WCW World Championship along the way, while defeating the likes of fellow WWE Hall of Famers Hulk Hogan, Diamond Dallas Page and Mr. Perfect with his patented Spear and Jackhammer.

His smash-mouth style combined with being seemingly impervious to pain made him one of the biggest stars in sports-entertainment history. Fans crammed into arenas around the world, chanting Goldberg's name as he bathed in fireworks, smoke pouring out of his nostrils as he roared to the ring to unleash destruction.

After his unprecedented rookie campaign, Goldberg continued to dominate titans of the squared circle, felling monsters like Sid Vicious and Bam Bam Bigelow, among others. After WCW closed in 2001, Goldberg bided his time before coming to WWE in 2003. Right off the bat, he set his sights on one of the biggest Superstars of WWE (and Hollywood): Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. He bulldozed over The Great One, Chris Jericho and Triple H and captured the World Heavyweight Championship before making his exit one year later after a battle against Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania XX.

That seemed like it would be the end of Goldberg's tear through sports-entertainment, but the book still hadn't closed on the steamrolling Superstar’s career.

Twelve years after his last match, Goldberg returned to answer Lesnar's challenge once again. Despite the odds (and time) being against him, he shocked the WWE Universe by putting Lesnar away in one minute and 24 seconds with two Spears and a thunderous Jackhammer. He went on to show that he had not lost a step by defeating Kevin Owens at WWE Fastlane 2017 to become the Universal Champion. While he lost the title to Lesnar at WrestleMania 33, he left WWE one night later with a warning to any Superstars who might think of calling him out: "You never know what – or who – is next!" and "Never say never."

While there probably won’t be any Jackhammers during Goldberg's induction into the WWE Hall of Fame, it is sure to be an emotional evening, as one of sports-entertainment’s greatest Superstars takes his place in history.

Tickets for the 2018 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, taking place on Friday, April 6, during WrestleMania 34 Week in New Orleans, will be available this Friday, Jan. 19, at 11 a.m. ET on Ticketmaster.
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Re: WWE Hall of Fame 2018 discussion
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2018, 05:02:31 pm »
Time get some tweezers because the next inductees will leave splinters in you.

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The WWE Hall of Fame will need to stock up on tables because The Dudley Boyz are moving in.

As first reported by CBS Sports, Bubba Ray and D-Von Dudley are the latest inductees in the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2018. They will be inducted, alongside Goldberg, during the 2018 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Friday, April 6, in New Orleans during WrestleMania 34 Week.

The Dudley Boyz' journey to the WWE Hall of Fame began in Extreme Championship Wrestling in 1996, when Bubba Ray and D-Von, the sons of the unseen Big Daddy Dudley, were on opposite sides of a family feud among brothers clad in tie-dye and thick-rimmed glasses. Eventually, Bubba Ray and D-Von joined forces and kicked off two decades of tag team dominance.

In ECW, The Dudley Boyz were, perhaps, the promotion's most reviled villains. Bubba Ray & D-Von could grab the microphone and antagonize audiences to the brink of full-scale riots. Once the bell rang, they were just as dangerous. With a predilection for punishing opponents by slamming them through tables and a devastating double-team maneuver known as the 3D in their arsenal, The Dudleys captured the ECW Tag Team Championship eight times before they left the land of extreme in 1999.

Bubba Ray & D-Von soon arrived in WWE, ditching the tie-dye for camouflage, but keeping the same nasty attitude that brought them success – not to mention a healthy stock of tables to drive their foes through. In WWE rings, The Dudley Boyz found a pair of teams just as willing to push competition to its extreme ends in The Hardy Boyz and Edge & Christian. The trio of tag teams turned the squared circle into their own demolition derby, using tables, ladders and chairs to punish one another. Their hardcore tendencies converged in the first-ever TLC Match at SummerSlam 2000 and led to a classic sequel on The Grandest Stage of Them All at WrestleMania X-Seven.

By the time they left WWE in 2005, The Dudley Boyz had racked up eight reigns as World Tag Team Champions, one as WWE Tag Team Champions and one as WCW Tag Team Champions.

Ten years later, the 17-time tag team champions returned to WWE to compete with a new generation of Superstars, introducing teams like The New Day and The Usos to their brand of hardcore wrestling … and a few tables. Though they left WWE again in 2016, the WWE Universe never forgot them, as evidenced by the raucous reception they received at Raw 25 when Bubba Ray & D-Von arrived to put Heath Slater through a table with a thunderous 3D.

And now, The Dudley Boyz will take their rightful place in sports-entertainment history on what is sure to be an incredible night.

Tickets for the 2018 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, taking place Friday, April 6, during WrestleMania 34 Week in New Orleans, are available now on Ticketmaster.
There you go making my heart beat again
Heart beat again, heart beat again
There you go making me feel like a kid
Won't you do it and do it one time
There you go pulling me right back in
Right back in, right back in
And I know I'm never letting this go
I'm stuck on you
Whoa-oh, whoa-oh

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Re: WWE Hall of Fame 2018 discussion
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2018, 05:48:25 pm »
Oh hell yes!! Truly deserving as one of the greatest teams ever! And they actually did put their lives on the line as those matches, no matter what, demanded such a physical toll that no matter what critics say, had to be so intense that injury and even death were possible! No matter how well trained, even if the table is a breakaway prop, someone coming down on you from a 20 foot ladder is going to hurt! A lot! Well deserved!
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Re: WWE Hall of Fame 2018 discussion
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2018, 03:21:11 pm »
No need to censor this lady's excitement because come WrestleMania Weekend, she will be glowing.

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Ivory, a true pioneer in women's wrestling, will take her place in the WWE Hall of Fame on Friday, April 6, during WrestleMania 34 Week in New Orleans, as a member of the Class of 2018.  The news was first reported by *****.

She broke into the wrestling business as a competitor on Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, the 80s wrestling program that inspired the hit ******* show "GLOW."  Competing under the name Tina Ferrari, Ivory captured GLOW's championship before leaving the sports-entertainment industry in the early 1990s.

After nearly a decade away from the squared circle, Ivory returned to the ring in 1999, showing up in WWE in the corner of Mark Henry and D'Lo Brown.  She wasted no time getting physical, helping Henry & Brown even the odds against Jeff Jarrett, Owen Hart & Debra.  Not long after her arrival, Ivory defeated Debra to capture her first WWE Women's Championship.  Though she was later dethroned by The Fabulous Moolah, Ivory quickly rebounded and recaptured the title from the WWE Hall of Famer.

During the over-the-top Attitude Era of WWE, Ivory eventually aligned herself with the buttoned-up Right to Censor, trading in her tights for a crisp white dress shirt and a full-length skirt.  The unusual ring attire did not hinder her from competing at the highest level, as she defeated three fellow WWE Hall of Famers -- Lita, Trish Stratus and Jacqueline -- to capture her third Women’s Title in 2000.

Ivory continued to compete in WWE through 2005 but also began to take on other roles in the company, including serving as a trainer on season 3 of WWE Tough Enough, announcing and hosting several WWE television programs before departing in 2009.

Now, Ivory will have one more title to add to her resume:  WWE Hall of Famer.
There you go making my heart beat again
Heart beat again, heart beat again
There you go making me feel like a kid
Won't you do it and do it one time
There you go pulling me right back in
Right back in, right back in
And I know I'm never letting this go
I'm stuck on you
Whoa-oh, whoa-oh

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Re: WWE Hall of Fame 2018 discussion
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2018, 05:16:28 am »
Long over due for Ivory. The only thing I want to know is if they'll acknowledge her GLOW and LPWA career. With GLOW I can see it happening with the WWE wanting the rub off the GLOW tv series.

Also there's a rumor that Jeff Jarrett will get inducted this year.
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Re: WWE Hall of Fame 2018 discussion
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2018, 01:14:40 pm »
If were to use the lexicon of today's generation, I'd say I'm s-h-double-o-k.

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Jeff Jarrett used to have one question for the WWE Universe during his incredible career:  "Ain't I great?"

While fans responded with boos and jeers then, today, the answer is undoubtedly affirmative.  As first reported by *************, Jarrett is the latest inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame's Class of 2018, joining Goldberg, The Dudley Boyz and Ivory.  He'll take his place in sports-entertainment history on Friday, April 6, in New Orleans during WrestleMania 34 Week.

Double J's road to the WWE Hall of Fame began at birth.  The son of Tennessee wrestling promoter Jerry Jarrett, Jeff grew up around the industry, eventually becoming a referee before competing between the ropes at the age of 18.  While many promoters' sons had entered the ring and flamed out, Jarrett was a prodigy inside the squared circle.  It was easy to see that he would be a Superstar as he competed against and alongside the likes of WWE Hall of Famers Jerry "The King" Lawler, Nick Bockwinkel and countless others.

However, when Jarrett finally made it to WWE in late 1993, he revealed that he had dreams bigger than the ring:  He wanted to use sports-entertainment to make himself the biggest star in country music.  Ahead of his arrival, Double J strutted around Music City, USA – Nashville – running down the country music establishment and claiming that the WWE was his road to stardom in the ring and on the stage.

Jarrett found success between the ropes, capturing the Intercontinental Championship three times during a heated rivalry with WWE Hall of Famer Razor Ramon and picking up countless victories with help from The Roadie, much to the dismay of the WWE Universe.  Double J eventually backed up his big boasts about his musical prowess, releasing his debut single, "With My Baby Tonight," with a music video and live performance at In Your House 2 in Nashville.  However, after Jarrett's WWE departure, it was revealed that all wasn't as it seemed when it came to the hit single – Jarrett was lip-syncing; The Roadie was the voice behind the song.

Nonetheless, Jarrett continued his in-ring career in WCW in 1996, becoming one of the few proud Superstars that can call themselves a member of the legendary Four Horseman.  During his year in WCW, Jarrett defeated Dean Malenko to capture the revered United States Championship.

Double J returned to WWE in late 1997 and developed a new, nasty attitude that matched the era in the company.  Though he lost his long blonde locks in a match at SummerSlam 1998, it did not deter Jarrett from achieving success, whether it came fairly or by bashing his opponents with an acoustic guitar.  During this stint in WWE, Jarrett captured the World Tag Team Titles with Owen Hart and claimed the European and Intercontinental Championships on his own.

Jarrett jumped back to WCW in 1999 and found his greatest success as a competitor, defeating fellow Hall of Famer Diamond Dallas Page in the final of a six-man tournament to win the vacant WCW World Championship.  Jarrett engaged in rivalries with the likes of Ric Flair, Booker T, Sting and others while capturing the WCW World Title three more times before the company was purchased by WWE in 2001.

Jarrett continued to compete around the world and also began to promote shows that gave future WWE Superstars like AJ Styles, Bobby Roode and Eric Young their first major exposure.

Double J's resume is one of the most impressive in sports-entertainment history.  He’s a four-time WCW Champion, three-time United States Champion, six-time Intercontinental Champion, European Champion and World Tag Team Champion.  And during WrestleMania 34 Week, Jeff Jarrett will add one more accolade to that list:  WWE Hall of Famer.

Ain't he great?

Tickets for the 2018 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, taking place Friday, April 6, during WrestleMania 34 Week in New Orleans, are available now on Ticketmaster.
There you go making my heart beat again
Heart beat again, heart beat again
There you go making me feel like a kid
Won't you do it and do it one time
There you go pulling me right back in
Right back in, right back in
And I know I'm never letting this go
I'm stuck on you
Whoa-oh, whoa-oh