WWE’s Hall Of Fame Inductees for 2012
As predicted, by anyone who understands the inside product, saw WWE announce that Edge will be inducted this year.
The only other announced name was Mil Mascaras, announced last year.
Edge, who has a DVD package of his career being produced in time to coincide with the ceremony/Wrestlemania, shall be tightly packed together comfortably for WWE’s profit margins. WWE Studios also pencilled in Edge, who stars in Breaking the Rules, a new movie from WWE’s filming franchise., which will be released in the upcoming weeks.
With Edge keen on moving away from the pro wrestling sector slowly but steadily, looking into further opportunities in other lines of entertainment, WWE parachuted him into the line up.
Once again, WWE got scared and lined its pockets. If it was clever, it would have waited 1 year to make him the star inductee next year. Edge, last year was forced to retire, which he was planning regardless, at last years Wrestlemania event in unfortunate circumstances.
They did exactly the same process with Shawn Michaels among a couple of others beforehand.
This year should clearly have been the Macho Man Randy Savage as a standalone entry. Edge will not be able to surpass that. Technically, Macho Man should have entered last year, at the height of the WCW anniversary.
Also gaining induction will be the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, - Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard, Barry Windham and Ric Flair, whom has already been inducted.
Flair, as of writing, is thought to be heading to the ceremony. Nothing wrong with that. Though he should not be branded as inducted again. Ideally he should give his speech about himself being inducted, naturally for Flair, and then introduce his three stalwarts in. No one can be inducted twice.
The event will be occurring in the American Airlines venue, which due to its capacity, gave away a big name being inducted. Previous entries have housed Stone Cold Steve Austin, Shawn Michaels and Ric Flair.
© Max Waltham 11th January 2012