GFW Hall of Fame

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Global Force Wrestling Hall of Fame
TNA HOF.png
TNA Hall of Fame logo, used from 2012–2017
Established May 31, 2012
Founder Global Force Wrestling
Inductees 5 individuals
1 group (2 members)
(7 total inductees)

The Global Force Wrestling Hall of Fame is a hall of fame that honors professional wrestlers and wrestling personalities, established and maintained by the U.S.-based national wrestling promotion Global Force Wrestling. It was known as the TNA Hall of Fame from 2012–2017, and was known as the Impact Wrestling Hall of Fame for part of 2017 after Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) rebranded as Impact Wrestling. Since Impact Wrestling assumed the name of Global Force Wrestling, it has been known as the GFW Hall of Fame. Inductees are usually announced at either Slammiversary or on Impact! and the ceremony takes place prior to Bound for Glory, with a speech being delivered at Bound for Glory. However in 2015, two were inducted into the Hall of Fame: Jeff Jarrett, who did not have a ceremony due to his actions with the company leading to a Lethal Lockdown match to depose him and his shares, while Earl Hebner was inducted at a live event.

It was officially established on the May 31, 2012 episode of then-TNA's flagship Impact Wrestling television program. As explained by TNA president Dixie Carter in the official press release, the Hall of Fame was created as part of the celebration of TNA's 10th anniversary, and as a way to honor those who contributed to TNA's history.

As of 2017, there have been seven wrestlers inducted in total – five individually and one group induction. There has also been one referee induction.[1][2][3][4]

Inductees

Individuals

Year Ring name
(Birth name)
Accolades recognized by GFW
2012 TNA Sting.jpg Sting
(Steve Borden)
One-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion, four-time TNA World Heavyweight Champion and one-time TNA World Tag Team Champion.
2013 Kurt Angle TNA.jpg Kurt Angle One-time IWGP Heavyweight Champion, six-time TNA World Heavyweight Champion, one-time TNA X Division Champion, two-time TNA World Tag Team Champion and two-time King of the Mountain winner (2007, 2009).
2015 Jeff jarrett nwa1.jpg Jeff Jarrett Co-founder of GFW, one-time AAA World Heavyweight Champion, six-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion, one-time TNA King of the Mountain Champion and three-time King of the Mountain winner (2004, 2006, 2015).
2015 Earl Hebner 2017.jpg Earl Hebner GFW's senior referee since 2006.
2016 Gail Kim TNA Knockouts Champion-2.jpg Gail Kim Inaugural and six-time TNA Knockouts Champion, one-time TNA Knockouts Tag Team Champion and one-time Queen of the Knockouts winner (2013).

Group inductions

Year Group Accolades recognized by GFW
2014 Team3D.jpg Team 3D One-time NWA World Tag Team Champions, two-time TNA World Tag Team Champions, two-time IWGP Tag Team Champions and recognized by TNA as 23-time World Tag Team Champions overall.
Bully Ray (Mark LoMonaco) – two-time TNA World Heavyweight Champion
Devon (Devon Hughes) – two-time TNA Television Champion

Ceremony dates and locations

Date Location Venue Inductee Event
October 13, 2012 Phoenix, Arizona[5][unreliable source] Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort[6] Sting Bound for Glory (2012)[5]
October 19, 2013 San Diego, California San Diego Marriott Mission Valley[7] Kurt Angle Bound for Glory (2013)[8]
October 11, 2014 Tokyo, Japan Korakuen Hall Team 3D Bound for Glory (2014)[9]
June 27, 2015 Orlando, Florida Universal Studios Jeff Jarrett Impact Wrestling[10]
October 3, 2015 Salem, Virginia Salem Civic Center Earl Hebner Bound for Glory (2015) Live Tour[11]
October 2, 2016 Orlando, Florida Universal Studios Gail Kim Bound for Glory (2016)

See also

References

  1. ^ Caldwell, James (2012-05-31). "Caldwell's TNA Impact Wrestling results 5/31: Ongoing "virtual-time" coverage of live Impact in new timeslot - Roode vs. Sting". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-05-31. 
  2. ^ Caldwell, James (2012-06-01). "TNA official Hall of Fame announcement". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-06-01. 
  3. ^ Caldwell, James (2012-06-10). "Caldwell's TNA Slammiversary PPV results 6/10: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of live PPV - Roode vs. Sting headlines 10th Anniv. PPV". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-06-10. 
  4. ^ Powell, Jason (June 5, 2017). "Impact Wrestling’s latest Hall of Fame inductee revealed". prowrestling.net. Retrieved June 6, 2017. 
  5. ^ a b Giri, Raj (2012-05-08). "All TNA 2012 PPVs In Orlando From July". Devin Cutting. Wrestlinginc.com. Retrieved 2012-05-08. 
  6. ^ "TNA Inaugural Hall of Fame Induction Celebration". Total Nonstop Action. 2012-07-20. Retrieved 2012-07-20. 
  7. ^ "TNA Hall of Fame Location". TNA Wrestling News. 2013-06-14. Retrieved 2013-06-14. 
  8. ^ "2013 TNA Hall Of Fame Inductee: Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle". 
  9. ^ BFG '14 in Tokyo - Impact Wrestling.com
  10. ^ "Dixie Carter and Mike Tenay Induct Jeff Jarret into the TNA Hall of Fame". 
  11. ^ "Earl Hebner Makes History With TNA Wrestling Hall of Fame Induction". 

External links

  • The GFW Hall of Fame
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