Ever since Kurt Angle was announced as the headliner of the 2017 WWE Hall of Fame class, fans like myself started fantasy booking some type of return to the ring. Would he link up with American Alpha? Would he reignite old feuds with AJ Styles or Samoa Joe? Would he start something new with Finn Balor, Seth Rollins or Kevin Owens? Up until this point those were all pipe dreams, but a new report from the Wrestling Observer is giving people newfound hope. While nothing is set in stone and Angle would have to pass WWE’s rigorous medical testing, it’s a step in the right direction. It goes without saying that Angle is one of the most physically gifted and entertaining wrestlers of all time, so any type of send off in addition to the Hall of Fame induction would be fantastic.
— WWE (@WWE) February 22, 2016
What a time to be alive. The Godfather, the same guy who would offer his ‘hoes’ to other wrestlers like Vader in exchange for a win, is getting inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. It’s surprising but at the same time not surprising at all. The WWE LOVES the Attitude Era. It’s the reason they’re still a successful company today. I’m surprised every single roster member from that era isn’t already in the Hall of Fame, but I’m assuming that’s coming eventually. As far as The Godfather goes, it’s my second favorite gimmick Charles Wright performed (Papa Shango is #1) and I’m not really someone who should be arguing for or against someone making a fictional Hall of Fame. As long as there’s a ho train at the induction ceremony, I’ll be a happy man.
— WWE (@WWE) January 11, 2016
The first member of the 2016 class of the WWE hall of fame is long overdue. Sting, ‘The Icon’, is going to officially be a WWE Hall of Famer. With only a few WWE matches under his belt, Sting spent the majority of his career in WCW and TNA. He’s undoubtedly one of the greatest performers of all time, and the only shame was that it took Sting so long to get to the WWE. He’s from Texas, so it’s fitting that although he can’t perform, at least he’ll get the chance to shine in his home state during WrestleMania weekend. Congrats to Sting!
Pedro Martinez, one of the greatest pitchers of all time, is finally a hall of famer. In his first year of eligibility, Pedro was selected as a member of the 2015 hall of fame class with 91% of the vote. As a lifelong Red Sox fan, watching Pedro pitch in his prime was nothing short of amazing. He’s the only pitcher I can remember getting EXCITED about. During that era, when guys like Bonds, Sosa and McGwire were hitting 60-70 home runs a year, it was Pedro who routinely stole the show. There’s the 17 strikeout, one hit performance in Yankee Stadium. There’s the 1999 All Star game, where he struck out Barry Larkin, Larry Walker, Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire in succession to start the game at Fenway. There’s game 5 of the ALDS in Cleveland, where he pitched 6 no hit innings in relief to get the Red Sox to the ALCS. He was so great, and he did with an extra sense of flair that made everything he did, whether it was on the mound, in the dugout cheering on his teammates or taking on the media. He’ll get his #45 retired by the Red Sox tomorrow night, and I’ll be there to witness. One last chance to see the great Pedro Martinez at Fenway.
Vince McMahon Got Inducted Into The Boys & Girls Club Hall of Fame Last Night & Wore A Powerful USA Tie
Vince McMahon was inducted into the Boys & Girls Club of America Hall of Fame last night, and while I haven’t seen any other pictures of guests from the event, it’s safe to say he was best dressed there. I’m pretty sure Vince sleeps in a suit, and while his sanity and vision can be questioned at times, his patriotism can not. This is the same guy who held the first public assembly two days after 9/11, and the same guy who created the Tribute to the Troops, where WWE superstars and Divas fly overseas to perform for the brave men women in our armed forces. Congrats to Vinnie Mac. I sincerely hope he did the VKM walk last night.
Sterlings comments about not wanting his girlfriend to bring black people to his games are what lands him on the top of our hall of fame class. Donald Sterling really knows the right words to say, especially since he owns a NBA team. It’s over, Donald, time to sell the team. Don’t expect him to sell the team to someone that isn’t caucasian, Donny don’t roll like that.
Former inductees include:
You thought we’d forget you, didn’t you John? No racist hall of fame ceremony, especially a sports racist hall of fame ceremony, is complete without John Rocker. Back when the Mets didn’t suck, they had a pretty awesome rivalry with their NL East foe the Atlanta Braves. During the midst of this rivalry, Braves pitcher John Rocker did an interview with Sports Illustrated. Rocker was asked his views on New York and the people who inhabit the state, and naturally his answer was unimaginably horrible:
- On ever playing for a New York team: “I would retire first. It’s the most hectic, nerve-racking city. Imagine having to take the [Number] 7 train to the ballpark, looking like you’re [riding through] Beirut next to some kid with purple hair next to some queer with AIDS right next to some dude who just got out of jail for the fourth time right next to some 20-year-old mom with four kids. It’s depressing.”
- On New York City itself: “The biggest thing I don’t like about New York are the foreigners. I’m not a very big fan of foreigners. You can walk an entire block in Times Square and not hear anybody speaking English. Asians and Koreans and Vietnamese and Indians and Russians and Spanish people and everything up there. How the hell did they get in this country?”
As you can imagine, this didn’t go over well in New York or any other civilized place in the world. Rocker never backtracked any of his words and just turned into a shitty pitcher who hated everyone but white Americans. You’ve joined an elite class, Mr. Sterling.
After this racist rant Bundy went on to blame Martin Luther King Jr. for his racism. Hey Cliven, you are already in the Hall of Fame, don’t show off.
There you have it, the worst of the worst and our first official selections into the racist hall of fame. It is really shocking that these types of people exist. Scum to the highest of degrees.
-The Average Nobodies