Tuesday, March 17, 2009

W.W.E. Hall of Fame Class of 2009

With the announcement on WWE.com this morning that the Von Erichs are being inducted into the W.W.E. Hall of Fame on Saturday April 4, it seems likely that this year’s entire class is finalized. The Von Erichs join Koko B. Ware, Dory and Terry Funk, Bill Watts, Ricky Steamboat and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. Some true legends in this year's class!
But the Von Erichs is the one that tugs at my heartstrings the most. Only Kevin (pictured) remains of the Von Erich boys; David died of a drug overdose while Mike, Chris and Kerry all took their own lives. The Von Erichs will be appropriately inducted into the HOF by Michael Hayes. One of the greatest rivalries in the history of wrestling was waged in Texas between the Von Erichs and the Fabulous Freebirds (Terry Gordy/Buddy Roberts/Michael Hayes).
For some inexplicable reason only one hour of the ceremonies will be aired on the USA Network. Yes, I want to see Vince McMahon induct his archnemesis Steve Austin, but I also hope, perhaps more so, that the induction of the Von Erich clan is part of the broadcast.

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