Vader for Hall of Fame?

Scott,
How is Vader not in the WWE Hall of Fame already?  With Vince recently moving toward acknowledging legacies outside of WWF/E more and more, Leon seems like a shoe-in yet he's not in yet.  I always had the impression Leon White was universally-loved by the lockeroom and never heard any bad blood in promotions, so it's not a Savage-type thing.  The guy had a tremendous run in WCW and had some good matches in WWF, despite never getting that '96 title reign.  Throw in his international body of work and the guy is FAR more deserving than a Ron Simmons, much less the usual Koko B. Ware reference.  Any idea why ol' Leon hasn't gone in sooner?

Because the Hall of Fame is a joke and has nothing to do with merit in the least?  I could certainly see him going in at some indeterminate point in the future, though.  
 

As an aside, wouldn't it be kind of cool for WWE to invite Sting to induct Vader?


Never gonna happen.  

Yokozuna: Hall of Famer

Didn’t see that coming.  Any thoughts?

Not really.  He’s not so obvious a candidate that he’s able to headline the show, but he’s not a ridiculously bad choice either.  I suppose one could make a case for him because he was a pretty big star and won a Royal Rumble and beat Hogan.  Just seems like weird timing since he hasn’t exactly been in the news lately or anything.  Maybe they’ll get Lex Luger to induct him, just to be dicks. 

Yokozuna: Hall of Famer

Didn’t see that coming.  Any thoughts?

Not really.  He’s not so obvious a candidate that he’s able to headline the show, but he’s not a ridiculously bad choice either.  I suppose one could make a case for him because he was a pretty big star and won a Royal Rumble and beat Hogan.  Just seems like weird timing since he hasn’t exactly been in the news lately or anything.  Maybe they’ll get Lex Luger to induct him, just to be dicks. 

Yokozuna: Hall of Famer

Didn’t see that coming.  Any thoughts?

Not really.  He’s not so obvious a candidate that he’s able to headline the show, but he’s not a ridiculously bad choice either.  I suppose one could make a case for him because he was a pretty big star and won a Royal Rumble and beat Hogan.  Just seems like weird timing since he hasn’t exactly been in the news lately or anything.  Maybe they’ll get Lex Luger to induct him, just to be dicks. 

Yokozuna: Hall of Famer

Didn’t see that coming.  Any thoughts?

Not really.  He’s not so obvious a candidate that he’s able to headline the show, but he’s not a ridiculously bad choice either.  I suppose one could make a case for him because he was a pretty big star and won a Royal Rumble and beat Hogan.  Just seems like weird timing since he hasn’t exactly been in the news lately or anything.  Maybe they’ll get Lex Luger to induct him, just to be dicks. 

Yokozuna: Hall of Famer

Didn’t see that coming.  Any thoughts?

Not really.  He’s not so obvious a candidate that he’s able to headline the show, but he’s not a ridiculously bad choice either.  I suppose one could make a case for him because he was a pretty big star and won a Royal Rumble and beat Hogan.  Just seems like weird timing since he hasn’t exactly been in the news lately or anything.  Maybe they’ll get Lex Luger to induct him, just to be dicks. 

Yokozuna: Hall of Famer

Didn’t see that coming.  Any thoughts?

Not really.  He’s not so obvious a candidate that he’s able to headline the show, but he’s not a ridiculously bad choice either.  I suppose one could make a case for him because he was a pretty big star and won a Royal Rumble and beat Hogan.  Just seems like weird timing since he hasn’t exactly been in the news lately or anything.  Maybe they’ll get Lex Luger to induct him, just to be dicks. 

Yokozuna: Hall of Famer

Didn’t see that coming.  Any thoughts?

Not really.  He’s not so obvious a candidate that he’s able to headline the show, but he’s not a ridiculously bad choice either.  I suppose one could make a case for him because he was a pretty big star and won a Royal Rumble and beat Hogan.  Just seems like weird timing since he hasn’t exactly been in the news lately or anything.  Maybe they’ll get Lex Luger to induct him, just to be dicks. 

Hall of Flair

Any ideas/guesses on if Flair will be in attendance for this? Do we know what his contract was like for Impact Wrestling? I’m intrigued with the fact that Lex Luger has admitted he will be in attendance. http://www.411mania.com/wrestling/news/219016/Lex-Luger-Talks-Exclusion-From-Horsemen-Hall-of-Fame-Induction.htm

Dave and Bryan were actually discussing this on WOL this morning, and Dave’s feeling is that TNA should pray to Buddha and all the gods that Flair actually shows up and does the induction on TV, because it would be like handing TNA a giant pile of money.  Not from any usage they might get out of Flair, but because Panda’s lawyers would have a slam dunk case of contract violation against WWE and it would be worth MILLIONS.  They could, at the bare minimum, reasonably ask for a percentage of the gate due to Flair’s name being used to advertise it ($$$), then a percentage of the DVD sales ($$$), then damages against TNA itself due to their contracted talent being illegally put on WWE TV ($$$$$$$$$$$$$$).  If they’re smart they’re already sending cease-and-desist letters as we speak, because we know that Vince is just the kind of guy to ignore them on general principles.  Or he might just cut them a cheque to shut them up.  Either way, girlfriend gon’ get paaaaaaaaaaaid.  And then on the unbelievably ironic flipside, Vince is now forbidding CM Punk from walking to the cage with Chael Sonnen and in fact has strongly recommended that he not even attend the show.  Yes, Vince’s micromanaging has now extended to telling his talent what sporting events they are allowed to attend on their days off. 

Hall of Flair

Any ideas/guesses on if Flair will be in attendance for this? Do we know what his contract was like for Impact Wrestling? I’m intrigued with the fact that Lex Luger has admitted he will be in attendance. http://www.411mania.com/wrestling/news/219016/Lex-Luger-Talks-Exclusion-From-Horsemen-Hall-of-Fame-Induction.htm

Dave and Bryan were actually discussing this on WOL this morning, and Dave’s feeling is that TNA should pray to Buddha and all the gods that Flair actually shows up and does the induction on TV, because it would be like handing TNA a giant pile of money.  Not from any usage they might get out of Flair, but because Panda’s lawyers would have a slam dunk case of contract violation against WWE and it would be worth MILLIONS.  They could, at the bare minimum, reasonably ask for a percentage of the gate due to Flair’s name being used to advertise it ($$$), then a percentage of the DVD sales ($$$), then damages against TNA itself due to their contracted talent being illegally put on WWE TV ($$$$$$$$$$$$$$).  If they’re smart they’re already sending cease-and-desist letters as we speak, because we know that Vince is just the kind of guy to ignore them on general principles.  Or he might just cut them a cheque to shut them up.  Either way, girlfriend gon’ get paaaaaaaaaaaid.  And then on the unbelievably ironic flipside, Vince is now forbidding CM Punk from walking to the cage with Chael Sonnen and in fact has strongly recommended that he not even attend the show.  Yes, Vince’s micromanaging has now extended to telling his talent what sporting events they are allowed to attend on their days off. 

Hall of Flair

Any ideas/guesses on if Flair will be in attendance for this? Do we know what his contract was like for Impact Wrestling? I’m intrigued with the fact that Lex Luger has admitted he will be in attendance. http://www.411mania.com/wrestling/news/219016/Lex-Luger-Talks-Exclusion-From-Horsemen-Hall-of-Fame-Induction.htm

Dave and Bryan were actually discussing this on WOL this morning, and Dave’s feeling is that TNA should pray to Buddha and all the gods that Flair actually shows up and does the induction on TV, because it would be like handing TNA a giant pile of money.  Not from any usage they might get out of Flair, but because Panda’s lawyers would have a slam dunk case of contract violation against WWE and it would be worth MILLIONS.  They could, at the bare minimum, reasonably ask for a percentage of the gate due to Flair’s name being used to advertise it ($$$), then a percentage of the DVD sales ($$$), then damages against TNA itself due to their contracted talent being illegally put on WWE TV ($$$$$$$$$$$$$$).  If they’re smart they’re already sending cease-and-desist letters as we speak, because we know that Vince is just the kind of guy to ignore them on general principles.  Or he might just cut them a cheque to shut them up.  Either way, girlfriend gon’ get paaaaaaaaaaaid.  And then on the unbelievably ironic flipside, Vince is now forbidding CM Punk from walking to the cage with Chael Sonnen and in fact has strongly recommended that he not even attend the show.  Yes, Vince’s micromanaging has now extended to telling his talent what sporting events they are allowed to attend on their days off. 

Hall of Flair

Any ideas/guesses on if Flair will be in attendance for this? Do we know what his contract was like for Impact Wrestling? I’m intrigued with the fact that Lex Luger has admitted he will be in attendance. http://www.411mania.com/wrestling/news/219016/Lex-Luger-Talks-Exclusion-From-Horsemen-Hall-of-Fame-Induction.htm

Dave and Bryan were actually discussing this on WOL this morning, and Dave’s feeling is that TNA should pray to Buddha and all the gods that Flair actually shows up and does the induction on TV, because it would be like handing TNA a giant pile of money.  Not from any usage they might get out of Flair, but because Panda’s lawyers would have a slam dunk case of contract violation against WWE and it would be worth MILLIONS.  They could, at the bare minimum, reasonably ask for a percentage of the gate due to Flair’s name being used to advertise it ($$$), then a percentage of the DVD sales ($$$), then damages against TNA itself due to their contracted talent being illegally put on WWE TV ($$$$$$$$$$$$$$).  If they’re smart they’re already sending cease-and-desist letters as we speak, because we know that Vince is just the kind of guy to ignore them on general principles.  Or he might just cut them a cheque to shut them up.  Either way, girlfriend gon’ get paaaaaaaaaaaid.  And then on the unbelievably ironic flipside, Vince is now forbidding CM Punk from walking to the cage with Chael Sonnen and in fact has strongly recommended that he not even attend the show.  Yes, Vince’s micromanaging has now extended to telling his talent what sporting events they are allowed to attend on their days off. 

Hall of Flair

Any ideas/guesses on if Flair will be in attendance for this? Do we know what his contract was like for Impact Wrestling? I’m intrigued with the fact that Lex Luger has admitted he will be in attendance. http://www.411mania.com/wrestling/news/219016/Lex-Luger-Talks-Exclusion-From-Horsemen-Hall-of-Fame-Induction.htm

Dave and Bryan were actually discussing this on WOL this morning, and Dave’s feeling is that TNA should pray to Buddha and all the gods that Flair actually shows up and does the induction on TV, because it would be like handing TNA a giant pile of money.  Not from any usage they might get out of Flair, but because Panda’s lawyers would have a slam dunk case of contract violation against WWE and it would be worth MILLIONS.  They could, at the bare minimum, reasonably ask for a percentage of the gate due to Flair’s name being used to advertise it ($$$), then a percentage of the DVD sales ($$$), then damages against TNA itself due to their contracted talent being illegally put on WWE TV ($$$$$$$$$$$$$$).  If they’re smart they’re already sending cease-and-desist letters as we speak, because we know that Vince is just the kind of guy to ignore them on general principles.  Or he might just cut them a cheque to shut them up.  Either way, girlfriend gon’ get paaaaaaaaaaaid.  And then on the unbelievably ironic flipside, Vince is now forbidding CM Punk from walking to the cage with Chael Sonnen and in fact has strongly recommended that he not even attend the show.  Yes, Vince’s micromanaging has now extended to telling his talent what sporting events they are allowed to attend on their days off. 

The Hall of Fame thread

Just reading through the new WON about the major candidates for the Hall this year, and none of the ones profiled really jump out as someone who deserves to get in. I’d say that the Rock N Rolls and Midnights are long overdue, and Eddie Guerrero will probably make it, but others like the Assassins and Andersons are just filling out the ballot. Can anyone seriously make a case for Booker T, for instance?