MANIA MADNESS – HALL OF FAME
2017 Hall of Fame Inductees
The Rock N Roll Express
Theodore R Long
Diamond Dallas Page
Ravishing Rick Rude
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THE BACK STORY
The 2017 WW Hall of Fame class features a few surprises, most notably the induction of the Rock N Roll Express. Gibson and Morton were a big part of the Crockett version of World Championship Wrestling and are well deserved in this honor.
Theodore R Long’s induction has been a long time coming and is also one of the more deserved inductions. His personality and presence as the longest tenured manager in SmackDown history is enough to warrant inclusion, but it is what he has done outside the ring that makes him truly worthy.
Diamond Dallas Page is another surprise entrant into the Hall of Fame. He made his name in wCw. He is one of the most compelling personalities of his era and the character rivals that of Scott Hall and Kevin Nash.
The story here is not so much the inductees, although the Class of 2017 is a well deserved one, but rather the inductors.
The fact that Jim Cornett is inducting the Rock N Roll Express shows that the WWE is on a path to mend fences and forgive others for their past transgressions. Cornett has gone on record over the years as a stanch foe of the current Sports Entertainment product. Many fell he is bitter, yet many feel he is justified in his statements and opinions.
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