WWE Hall of Fame (2009) Article

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WWE Hall of Fame (2009)
Hall of Fame 2009.jpg
The WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2009 and their inductors
Promotion WWE
DateApril 4, 2009
City Houston, Texas [1]
Venue Toyota Center
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WWE Hall of Fame (2009) was the event which featured the introduction of the 10th class to the WWE Hall of Fame. The event was produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on April 4, 2009 from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The event took place the same weekend as WrestleMania XXV. The event was hosted by Jerry Lawler and Todd Grisham. The ceremony aired later that evening on the USA Network. [2] In March 2015 the ceremony was added to the WWE Network. [3]

Inductees

Individual

  • Class headliners appear in boldface
Image Ring name
(Birth Name)
Inducted by WWE recognized accolades
SCSA HallofFame.jpg Stone Cold Steve Austin [4]
(Steven Anderson)
Vince McMahon Six-time WWF (World Heavyweight) Champion, 1996 King of the Ring, three-time Royal Rumble winner ( 1997, 1998 and 2001) [5]
Ricky Steamboat HOF.jpg Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat
(Richard Blood)
Ric Flair One-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion, three-time NWA United States Heavyweight Champion, and one-time WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion [6]
Bill Watts Hall of Fame.JPG "Cowboy" Bill Watts Jim Ross Former wrestling promoter in the mid-south United States, one-time WWWF United States Tag Team Champion and held over 20 NWA regional championships [7]
Howard Finkel 2009 HOF.jpg Howard Finkel Gene Okerlund WWE ring announcer since 1977 and first employee hired by the WWE in 1975 [8]
KokoBWareHOF.jpg Koko B. Ware
(James Ware)
The Honky Tonk Man Held several NWA regional championships [9]

Group

Group Inducted by WWE recognized accolades
The Funks Dusty Rhodes Held several tag team championships, including the NWA International Tag Team Championship on three occasions [10]
Terry Funk – one-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion, two-time ECW World Heavyweight Champion and one-time WWF Tag Team Champion.
Dory Funk Jr. – one-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion
The Von Erichs Michael Hayes Noted wrestling family that spent many years wrestling in World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW). Various combinations of the family held several NWA regional and WCCW tag team championships, including the WCCW World Tag Team and World Six-Man Tag Team Championship [11]
Fritz Von Erich (Jack Adkisson) – Posthumous inductee: Founder and longtime owner of WCCW, one-time AWA World Heavyweight Champion and 16-time NWA American Heavyweight Champion (later renamed the WCCW World Heavyweight Championship).
Kevin Von Erich (Kevin Adkisson) – Six-time NWA American/WCCW World Heavyweight Champion.
David Von Erich (David Adkisson) – Posthumous inductee: Eight-time NWA Texas Heavyweight Champion.
Kerry Von Erich (Kerry Adkisson) – Posthumous inductee: One-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion, nine-time NWA American/WCCW World Heavyweight Champion. Wrestled in WWF as "The Texas Tornado" where he was a one-time WWF Intercontinental Champion.
Mike Von Erich (Michael Adkisson) – Posthumous inductee: One-time NWA American Heavyweight Champion.
Chris Von Erich (Chris Adkisson) – Posthumous inductee: Wrestled and worked several backstage jobs for WCCW

References

  1. ^ "WWE Hall of Fame 2009 Ticket Info". World Wrestling Entertainment. Archived from the original on February 24, 2009. Retrieved February 15, 2009.
  2. ^ "PWTorch.com - KELLER'S WWE HALL OF FAME REPORT 4/4: Bill Watts (via Jim Ross) - final webcast segment prior to USA Network special". www.pwtorch.com. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  3. ^ "WWE Network Lowdown: WrestleMania Plans, Free Gifts, 'Every' Hall of Fame?". Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  4. ^ "CMT, Steve Austin Team for Redneck Island". Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Stone Cold Steve Austin". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved January 13, 2009.
  6. ^ "Ricky Steamboat". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved February 24, 2009.
  7. ^ "Bill Watts". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved February 28, 2009.
  8. ^ "Howard Finkel". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved March 25, 2009.
  9. ^ "Koko B. Ware". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved February 13, 2010.
  10. ^ "The Funks". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved February 17, 2009.
  11. ^ "The Von Erichs". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved March 17, 2009.