With this years WWE Hall of Fame class being the deepest ever, is it clearly time for the company to build a physical location for the honors? Jim Ross weighs in on the subject.
When looking at this years Hall of Fame class, it doesn't take long to surmise that it is quite possibly the deepest class since WWE started making a big deal about this kind of thing. Led by legendary longtime champion Bruno Sammartino, the "undercard" features the likes of Bob Backlund, Mick Foley, Trish Stratus, and this year's celebrity inductee, Donald Trump.
That's a hell of a line-up with the ceremony scheduled to take place on Sat., April 6, 2013, at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Seeing as WWE managed to somehow cobble together that elite of a group, it's fair to wonder how long it will be until an actual physical location is built to honor such legends of the industry. Sammartino, in particular, is considering the greatest get of all and the man who legitimizes the entire Hall of Fame.
Now if they could just get it a building to house all of this.
In his latest blog, a member of that very Hall of Fame, Jim Ross, ponders just that:
"Still amazes me that many seemingly sane people can't differentiate from being inducted into the WWE HOF as a wrestler, etc over the honorary, celeb status. I have written about this in the past and am getting tired of responding to many knuckleheads on Twitter @JRsBBQ on the topic. I will say that WWE definitely NEEDS a building to house the HOF combined with a WWE Museum and I feel that will happen in the future. So much goes into a facility such as this as it is a MAJOR undertaking as one can imagine. The location is vital, an adequate building is a must, the right staff and curator can influence success or failure, acquiring items for display are crucial and these are just some of the issues. I would bet my last black hat that it happens sooner than later but only when all the moving parts have been addressed. Until then many will continue to bitch about who's in the WWE HOF and why their favorite isn't....and so it goes."
There have been discussions in the past that Orlando, which is apparently now in the running for another WrestleMania in the next couple years, could play host city to a Hall of Fame but obviously that's all just talk.
If you Cagesiders had it your way, where would WWE put its hypothetical Hall of Fame?