WWE Hall of Fame (2008)

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WWE Hall of Fame (2008)
Promotion WWE
Date March 29, 2008
City Orlando, Florida[1]
Venue Amway Arena
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WWE Hall of Fame (2008) was the event which featured the introduction of the 9th class to the WWE Hall of Fame. The event was produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on March 29, 2008 from the Amway Arena in Orlando, Florida. The event took place the same weekend as WrestleMania XXIV. The event was hosted by Gene Okerlund and Todd Grisham. The ceremony aired live on the WWE's website, with the final hour airing live on the USA Network.[2] In March 2015 the ceremony was added to the WWE Network.[3]

Inductees

Individual

  • Class headliners appear in boldface
Image Ring name
(Birth Name)
Inducted by WWE recognized accolades
HoF 2015-03-28 19-45-04 ILCE-6000 4952 DxO (17363085428).jpg "Nature Boy" Ric Flair
(Richard Fliehr)
Triple H Two-time WWF World Heavyweight Champion, First-ever and six-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion,[4] and eight-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion[5] Recognized by WWE as a 16-time World Heavyweight Champion, six-time NWA/WCW United States Heavyweight Champion, and one time WWE Intercontinental Champion. 1992 Royal Rumble winner[6]
N/A "High Chief" Peter Maivia
(Fanene Maivia)
The Rock Posthumous inductee: Represented by his daughter Ata Maivia Johnson.
Held more than a dozen NWA regional championships[7]
N/A "Soulman" Rocky Johnson The Rock One-time WWF World Tag Team Champion, half of the first black WWF World Tag Team Championship winning duo with Tony Atlas[8]
MaeYoung20010402.jpg Mae Young Pat Patterson First ever and one-time NWA United States Women's Champion[9] and one-time NWA Women's World Tag Team Championship[10]
N/A Eddie Graham
(Edward Gossett)
Dusty Rhodes Posthumous inductee: Represented by his son Mike Graham.
Promoter and booker for Championship Wrestling from Florida, held over 30 NWA regional championships including 18 in CWF[11]
Gordon solie 2 (cropped).jpg Gordon Solie
(Francis Labiak)
Jim Ross Posthumous inductee: Represented by his five children.
Commentator, announcer and promoter for Championship Wrestling from Florida, later worked for World Championship Wrestling[12]

Group

Group Inducted by WWE recognized accolades
The Brisco Brothers John "Bradshaw" Layfield Three-time NWA World Tag Team Champions, held over a dozen regional NWA tag team championships
Jack Brisco (Freddie Brisco) – two-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion.[13]
Gerald Brisco (Floyd Brisco) – one-time NWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion, two-time WWF Hardcore Champion[14]

References

  1. ^ "Be a part of the 2008 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony". World Wrestling Entertainment. March 28, 2008. Retrieved February 15, 2009.
  2. ^ "Be a part of the 2008 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony". Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  3. ^ "WWE Network Lowdown: WrestleMania Plans, Free Gifts, 'Every' Hall of Fame?". Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  4. ^ "History of the WCW World Championship". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved February 19, 2008.
  5. ^ "World Heavyweight Championship". National Wrestling Alliance. Archived from the original on June 18, 2012. Retrieved July 1, 2008.
  6. ^ "2008 Hall of Fame Inductees". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved February 18, 2008.
  7. ^ ""High Chief" Peter Maivia". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved February 25, 2008.
  8. ^ "Rocky Johnson". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved February 25, 2008.
  9. ^ "Mae Young". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved March 3, 2008.
  10. ^ "World Women's Tag Team Title". Puroresu Dojo. Retrieved May 13, 2008.
  11. ^ "Eddie Graham". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved March 18, 2008.
  12. ^ "Gordon Solie". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved March 25, 2008.
  13. ^ "Jack Brisco". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved March 10, 2008.
  14. ^ "Gerald Brisco". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved March 10, 2008.
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