Posted by TNA Wrestling News Staff on Dec 11, 2012
Report: Ex-TNA Talent Rumored For WWE Hall Of Fame

Report: Ex-TNA Talent Rumored For WWE Hall Of Fame

We can now confirm that Kevin Nash is being discussed as a potential inductee for the 2013 WWE Hall of Fame. Nash is a former WWE & WCW Champion, former WCW Tag Team Champion, one of the original members of the nWo and also happens to be very close friends with WWE executive Triple H.

There have been many rumored names for the 2013 WWE Hall of Fame class, including The Rock, Bruno Sammartino, Mick Foley, Paul Heyman, Owen Hart, The Ultimate Warrior, Randy Savage and Miss Elizabeth. Celebrity inductees rumored include Cyndi Lauper and Mr. T, who were both involved with the first WrestleMania at Madison Square Garden, the site of next year’s ceremony.

At this time, the word is that Randy Savage is off of the list since his brother Lanny Poffo made it clear in discussions with WWE that the Poffo family would have to be inducted all together because “that was Randy’s wish.” Poffo also discussed this in a recent shoot interview and WWE reportedly stated that, “we don’t negotiate things like that.” The feeling from WWE is that their audience wants “the WWE Macho Man Randy Savage” inducted into the Hall of Fame, not “Randy, Lanny, and Angelo Poffo as a family unit.”

A source stated that WWE writers were told that, “we’re passing on Lanny’s claim, and so Randy will have to remain out for now.”

Both Sammartino and Warrior have turned down several offers in the past, but there is still hope that a deal can be made with one of them as we’ve been reporting.

Mick Foley and The Rock have also apparently been taken off the table for consideration.

We’ll keep you posted as we hear more.

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17 Responses to “Report: Ex-TNA Talent Rumored For WWE Hall Of Fame”

  1. SammartinoJC says:

    Bruno will never accept an offer from Vince to be in his hall of fame it will never happen, but to have Nash inducted before the Rock or Foley? Goes to show this "Hall of Fame" is one big nothing!

    • Philly_Cheese says:

      Both Bruno and Warrior have repetitively refused offers from WWE entirely. For warrior it seems he's decided to step out of the business entirely, as since the 90's has only made a single appearance in wrestling.

      Bruno seems to more so have a distaste for the people WWE tends to hire (people muscled up and on steroids), and the fact that WWE seems to have a history of secretly pushing their wrestlers towards them.

      • Peckar says:

        Not sure where you got your information from, but it is incorrect. I seen a interview with The Ultimate Warrior just before he was to go out for a show. Just last year.

    • LAwrestling112 says:

      how so?, he made his mark before either of them. Where were flex kavana and Man Kind, whileBig Daddy Cool was Shawn Michaels body guard, tag team partner, and then WWF champion??…ACTUALLY the fact that most of the Hall of Famers have been inducted before BRUNO SAMMARTINO is the real crime. He was WWF's first major Multi Year WWF champion, back when WWF Champs held the belt for 2 yrs or more drawing great numbers, packing the Garden long before Hulkamania…

      • Sammartino- says:

        I can’t give Nash credit for Bishoffs idea. If acting like an Ahole gets you into HOF then fine he should have been first inducted. He never was a half way decent worker and if it wasn’t for his friends like Hall and Michaels or McMahon pushing him for his size he would have vanished with his Master Blaster/ OZ/ Vinnie Vegas bombs.

        You have your comments correct about Bruno. I am sure I am a bit older than some on this site and I was fortunate enough to see Bruno live quite a few times . It was amazing how he commanded a crowds attention, no fancy robes no music or pyro. Don’t think we’ll ever see anything like that ever again.

  2. soyfenomenal says:

    I thought it was obvious when Drew Carey (among other non-wrestlers) was inducted at all.

  3. 2blackbelts says:

    If Kevin goes in, I'll be there to cheer my friend on.

  4. godoftna says:

    Randy Savage should have been inducted YEARS ago. WWE shouldn't have waited for him to die to decide it was time.

  5. rawuncutnxrated says:

    I really dislike Lanny Paffo. This is completely unnecessary of him. Let Randy go in, Lanny isn't worthy at all. His father is, but maybe another time. Nash going in is a joke. Owen wouldn't be considered if he hadn't died.

    • tnadude says:

      Lanny's an idiot. He's still trying to ride his brother's coattails. I remember when Randy was with WCW, Lanny had a deal where he made something like $200k to sit at home. Lanny visited a show, so they actually decided to use him. The problem – Lanny didn't even bring his gear!

      So, that's Lanny Poffo. HOF? My a$$! If "Leaping Lanny Poffo", or "The Poet Lanny Poffo" is inducted, we might as well induct the Brooklyn Brawler and the Red Rooster. At least those guys did the job to build bigger stars (heck, Terry Taylor even contributed outside the ring).

      What a joke – let your 'broh in and accept your own mediocrity!

      • LAwrestling112 says:

        you forgot about the "Genius' aka the Gimmick WWE is blatantly reusing with Damian Sandow, not even trying to hide it…javascript: postComment(1);

  6. purpleurkel says:

    Savage is the second most recognizable wrestler in history.
    stop the bitc.hy politics already

    Ohhh Yeeaaa! (everyone knows what that means…even the Kool-aid man)

  7. TwIsTeD_EnEmY says:

    Owen Hart ?

  8. DJBIGCG says:

    This site makes it seem like tna looks up to wwe

    • LAwrestling112 says:

      AS long as we have to watch our favorite wrestling show every thursday night, taped inside a 1200 seated venue with a luke warm marked out crowd its going to look and feel like that. This site doesnt have to try… as fans of TNA we're aware of how superior our in the ring product is, but just like NWA in the 80's and WCW throughout the 90's, it'll only get you so far

  9. Sturk says:

    How old are some of these commenters to call Kevin Nash going into the Hall of Fame a joke???? This guy arguably can be more DEFINED with the NWO than Hulk Hogan could. Nash was super popular and still is to this very day with fans and helped shift WCW to the number 1 wrestling company in the world. NWO is the blueprint for DX. Nash helped change mainstream wrestling to a more edgier style. He and his crew were edgy on WCW before WWE ever even thought about the Attitude stuff.

  10. Treck says:

    I agree DJBIGCG, It looks that way indeed. Wish this site meantioned nothing wwe. This says TNA wrestling news! Not wwe wrestling news

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