Sunday, March 25, 2018

2018 Hall of Fame inductors

Courtesy: WWE

By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter

WWE has announced some of the people who will be doing the induction portion of the upcoming Hall of Fame ceremony. I've decided to do a little fantasy booking of the show. At one time I thought only other Hall of Famers should do the induction, but I've changed that stance through the years. I know WWE listens to the person going into the HOF to an extent, but I don't know that they solely have the choice of their inductor. So here we go...

Goldberg is being inducted by Paul Heyman. I know they have a history together from Goldberg's two brief stints in WWE. Heyman managed Brock Lesnar at two WrestleMania matches against Goldberg. I believe those are also Goldberg's only two Mania matches. From the WWE portion of his career, I guess I get it. But here's a short list of who I would have picked. 

1. Eric Bischoff. It's hard to argue Goldberg's rise to fame came during the Bischoff reign of WCW. Goldberg was hands down the biggest star the company created during the Monday Night War era. I believe Bischoff would be the best choice for the induction ceremony. 

2. However, Triple H was one of Goldberg's biggest WWE rivals. So one could argue Hunter would be a great choice for this. Lesnar also makes sense, but I imagine they're going to keep him out of the ceremony spotlight that night. 

The Dudley Boyz are being inducted by Edge and Christan, two of the men who made up some of the greatest tag team rivalries of the early 2000s. The Hardys are of course that other team, but with Matt being in an ongoing angle that's out of his previous character, E&C are probably the right choices here. However, I think in hindsight, Heyman would have made more sense with the Dudley's history in ECW and the relationship they had on air in WWE. 

Ivory is being inducted by Molly Holly. This is a solid choice. I'm happy to see Molly will be a part of the evening. 

Those are the only three that have been officially announced. As for the others...

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I'd pick Road Dogg to induct Jeff Jarrett. They are synonymous with each other. Another logic choice would be Jerry Lawler due to the Memphis connection or as awkward as it may sound, Kurt Angle.

Tony Atlas who managed Mark Henry or Ron Simmons who lead him in the Nation of Domination are both solid picks for the induction of the World's Strongest Man. 

Hillbilly and Hulk Hogan
Hulk Hogan is the only logical choice for Hillbilly Jim's induction. I still believe this is a huge possibility. But I won't hold my breath for it. I also won't be surprised when it's announced "Mean" Gene Okerlund or Henry Godwinn are doing the honors.

Since Undertaker doesn't break character for the HOF, maybe Santina Morella would be the one to induct Kid Rock since Rock played a concert leading up to the Women's Battle Royal at WrestleMania 25 that Santina won. 

I don't recall off the top of my head how they've handled the Warrior Award inductee. Someone like Cena or Dana Warrior will probably be the one to do it. 

Who are your inductor picks? Share your thoughts here or on the My 1-2-3 Cents Facebook page.

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