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WWE Hall of Fame
The WWE Hall of Fame is a hall of fame for professional wrestling personalities maintained by WWE. It was officially created on the March 22, 1993 episode of Monday Night Raw where Andre the Giant, who had died nearly 2 months prior, was announced as the sole inductee. The 1994 and 1995 ceremonies were held in conjunction with the annual WWE King of the Ring events. In 1996, the ceremony was held with the WWE Survivor Series event, after which, the Hall of Fame went on hiatus.

In 2004, WWE relaunched the Hall of Fame to coincide with WWE WrestleMania 20. This ceremony, like its predecessors, was not broadcast on television, however, it was released on DVD on June 1, 2004. Beginning with the 2005 ceremony, an edited version of the Hall of Fame was broadcast on Spike TV (2005) and on the USA Network (2006–present); these were aired on tape delay. Since 2005, the entire Hall of Fame ceremony has been packaged as part of the annual WrestleMania DVD release, and from 2014, has been broadcast live on the WWE NetworkIn 2015, historical WWE Hall of Fame ceremonies became available on the WWE Network.

Although a building has never been built to represent the Hall of Fame, WWE has looked into constructing a facility. In 2008, Shane McMahon, then-Executive Vice President of Global Media of WWE, stated that WWE had been storing wrestling memorabilia in a warehouse for years, with all items categorized and dated in case a facility is created. To date, no official word on a WWE Hall of Fame building has been given. Some wrestlers have been critical of the WWE Hall of Fame and declined invitations to be inducted. Bruno Sammartino, the longest reigning WWWF World Heavyweight Championship, declined induction several times before accepting in 2013. Pedro Morales was not present at the 1995 ceremony. To date, he is the only living inductee who did not appear in person to accept an induction.

WWE Hall of Fame Classes

1993

1994

1995

1996

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Celebrity Wing

WWE Hall of Fame Teams and Factions

Celebrity Wing

Warrior Award

Introduced in 2015, the award is given to those who have "exhibited unwavering strength and perseverance, and who lives life with the courage and compassion that embodies the indomitable spirit of The Ultimate Warrior." WWE considers Warrior Award recipients as Hall of Fame inductees.

Legacy Wing

See Also

WCW Hall of Fame, TNA Hall of Fame

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