The WWE Hall of Fame takes place every year. We get to celebrate some of the biggest stars in the history of the wrestling business and it is always a fun night. Here are our predictions for who will be inducted into the 2018 WWE Hall of Fame class. IWNerd’s 2018 WWE Hall of Fame predictions.
‘The Long-Overdue Inductee’
It’s Time! It’s Vader Time! I think that it is time for Vader to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. When asking fans who should be inducted, his name usually comes up in the conversation.
Vader achieved much of his success outside of the WWE but as we have seen over the past few years, it doesn’t really matter anymore. Vader is known as one of the best big men of all-time and had a fantastic career around the Globe.
Mick Foley in a post on Facebook gave 4 reasons why Vader should be in the Hall of Fame and we agree with him:
1) He drew more money, with a wider variety of opponents, for different promotions, on a global basis, than just about any of his contemporaries.
2) He brought out the best in his opponents. Vader “paid it forward” by bringing out the very best in some of the greatest stars of his time, and of all time.
3) His matches stand the test of time. No matter what trends the business may go through, Vader’s believable brawling, combined with his impressive athleticism will never go out of style.
4) He was able to turn a 6’4, 300 pound maniac with a penchant for pain into a sympathetic underdog.
With Vader having some health issues, the 2018 WWE Hall of Fame seems like a great place for him to go hin.
Who will induct him? Mick Foley seems like a good choice based on their past with one another.
2) Dudley Boyz
‘The Tag Team Inductees’
Tag Teams are a tricky one when it comes to the WWE Hall of Fame. There are a ton of teams that deserve to be in, including: Demolition, The British Bulldogs, the Midnight Express, the Hart Foundation (to only name a few). For various reasons, WWE has chosen to not induct them, even though many fans would agree that they are deserving.
We think that WWE will choose to induct the Dudley Boyz into the 2018 WWE Hall of Fame class. It is not a question of if they will be entering the Hall of Fame, it is when. There are not many more deserving teams than the Dudley’s.
Leaving out their accomplishments in ECW and TNA, they have won the Tag Team Titles multiple times over their WWE careers. They have been in some of the best and innovative tag team matches that we have ever seen. When you think about Tag Team Wrestling in the late 1990’s and 2000’s, the Dudley Boyz are likely one of the teams that come to mind.
D-Von currently works as a backstage producer for WWE and the team is on extremely good terms with the company after their departure last year. If this doesn’t happen in 2018, we fully expect it to happen in 2019. Would find it difficult for anyone to argue against them being worthy of the WWE Hall of Fame.
Who will induct them? Not a doubt in my mind that it will be Paul Heyman based on their past together.
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