Meet World Wrestling Entertainment Hall Fame 2019 Legacy
Bruiser Brody, he likes a rough a lot. The formidable
Bruiser Brody intimidated rivals throughout the North American territories. Trained
under the illustrious. Brody’s wrecking ball offense left no doubt why he was
Promoting Maverick Jim Barnett led sports entertainment
territories to prominence in Indianapolis, Georgia and even Australia. Barnet
was also the first to ink a television deal for sports entertainment. Signaling
a monumental shift in the industry, becoming a principal advisor to World
Championship Wrestling & World Wrestling Entertainment. He remains a highly
esteemed figure in sports entertainment history.
Mister Shinma was President of the World Wrestling
Federation. Instrumental in bringing superstars from Japan into World Wrestling
Shinma played a pivotal role in brokering the global superstar’s fight
between Antonio Inoki & Muhammad Ali. Hisashi Shinma established himself as
an international ambassador for sports entertainment.
Luna Vachon was indeed one of a kind in an era of prominent
female superstars. She was the goddess of the square circle. Daughter to Paul
the Butcher Vachon. Luna Vachon debuted at WrestleMania IX, alongside the show
stopper Shawn Michaels. But it was Luna who typically stole the show as one of
the visually striking superstars of all time.
“Playboy” Buddy Rose was deceptively agile in the ring and
on the scale. Rose competed in championship matches throughout the 80s against
the likes of Bob Backlund and Pedro Morales. But it was his appearances in the
90s that blew everyoneaway.
Primo Carnera was
a world heavyweight champion boxer of the 1930s. Defeating the likes of Jack
Sharkey while going toe-to-toe with legendary Joe Lewis. Primo instantly become
a sports entertainment sensation in the 1940s. And he took an incredible
143-1-1 record into a high profile match with Lou Thesz.
Tanaka was a master of the Judo martial arts. But he was best known for his evil
antics. Once Tanaka threw salt in the eyes of the referee. He would achieve
immense success in the tag team division, uniting with Mr. Fuji. Toru Tanaka
& Mr. Fuji went on to win the record three tag team championships as a
tandem by 1997.
Special Delivery Jones is perhaps one of World Wrestling
Entertainment’s most underrated workhorse of the 70s & 80s. Sporting a
unique Caribbean flair & exemplifying won’t back down attitude. Fans across
America adored SD Jones for his desire to leave everything he had in the ring.
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Anybody who gets
in there with Wahoo walked out of that ring, & they had dents in their
armors. Wahoo McDaniel is notorious for hitting as hard as a squared circle as
on the gridiron. He played alongside NFL greats Joe Namath & Larry Csonka
during the 1960s. Wahoo transitioned fully into sports entertainment in 1968
and amassed several championships during his illustrious career.
Joe Cohen has
remained an unsung hero in the creation of what we now know as the WWE
Universe. A multimedia mogul & sports entertainment visionary for over 40
years. Mr. Cohen was the driving force behind the creation of Madison Square
Garden Network & the USA Network. It was Joe Cohen who not only built the
platform but also fostered a partnership with WWE that was instrumental in
launching sports entertainment programming into the mainstream.