Longtime fan and religious Blog of Doom reader. Quick question: Why doesn't Andy Kaufman's work get more acknowledgement on WWE retrospectives and other "legacy" products? I ask for two reasons: First, his promos, angles etc. for Mid-South, as well as his Letterman appearance, were ridiculously influential and groundbreaking. And, second, unlike virtually all of the other celebrities that followed for 30+ years, it seems like he was a die-hard fan and truly understood the business.
Is it because the original angle wasn't done in New York? Has the family been objecting? Seems like insanely low-hanging fruit to me, if only because Andy Kaufman is certainly more well-known to the mass audience the WWE covets than 80-90% of the wrestlers they induct into the HOF every year.