Last night, WWE completed the lineup for their 2014 Hall Of Fame induction ceremony by announcing Scott "Razor Ramon" Hall as the last entrant in this year's class, joining The Ultimate Warrior, Jake "The Snake" Roberts, Lita, Paul Bearer, Carlos Colon and Mr. T.
For those wondering why Hall's video package on last night's Monday Night Raw oddly ignored his 1996-2000 run in WCW where his stardom peaked as part of the nWo with Kevin Nash and Hulk Hogan, apparently it was an ego driven decision to hammer home the idea that the WWF were the ones that created "The Bad Guy" gimmick that he then copied with even greater success for the competition. I guess it still rankles Vince McMahon to this day how Eric Bischoff used his very own infamous Billionaire Ted burial skits against him to tease that the promotion up North were invading their enemy and taking the war to their home turf.
Of course, it's seems inevitable that the nWo will one day become the second stable to be inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame, after the precedent was set with The Four Horsemen in 2012, but it's unlikely to happen next year according to Dave Meltzer on his latest subscriber only Wrestling Observer Radio show. That's because plans are already being laid for Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to headline the 2015 WWE Hall Of Fame induction ceremony and thus the nWo can wait another year when they can be the marquee attraction of the event:
"I don't think they'll do anything with Hogan next year because the goal next year is..., of course it's up to him, but it's always been for Dwayne Johnson for next year and if that's the case I don't think that like Nash or any of those guys and especially Hogan gonna want to go in in that year because then they would have to play second fiddle and I don't think they would want to play second fiddle."
The Rock did indicate several months ago that although he would not appear at WrestleMania 30, WrestleMania 31 was a possibility and if he isn't going to wrestle again, then inducting him into the Hall Of Fame would be the obvious capacity to use him in. The location of Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, would also be fitting as both his grandfather "High Chief" Peter Maivia and father Rocky Johnson were headliners in the early 1970s for Roy Shire's San Francisco territory.
The only thing that would prevent it from happening would be if he was too busy due to his hectic acting schedule, but surely even The Rock can take one weekend off a year for a special occasion?