WWE Hall of fame class of 2014
The class of the 2014 WWE Hall of Fame is shaping up to be one of the greatest of all time. Three legends have already been announced and in my mind are long overdue for the honor. This all happens on April 5, 2014 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana the night before Wrestlemania XXX. One of the most important nights of the year in the WWE Universe, it is now circled on my calendar. As I will now be able to watch the WWE Hall of Fame Induction ceremony LIVE for the first time ever, thanks to the forthcoming WWE Network that drops on February 24th. The Hype right now is through the roof! Here is a look at the WWE 2014 Hall of Fame class inductees.
The Ultimate Warrior - The Ultimate Warrior was the first wrestler announced for the 2014 Hall of Fame class. I was elated when I saw he was finally going to be inducted. The Ultimate Warrior is a former One-time WWF Champion and two-time WWF Intercontinental Champion. He even ended Wrestlemania VI with a clean win over Hulk Hogan and became both the WWF and Intercontinental Champion. The Warrior's victory list is like reading a who's who in professional wrestling. Honestly, he should have been inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame a long time ago. However, his relationship with owner Vince McMahon has been strained over the years. In Vince's eyes, the Warrior never lived up to his potential. The WWE even released a DVD titled, The Self Destruction of The Ultimate Warrior, and in it ends with the consensus that the Warrior was a nobody, nothing more than a mere flash in the pan. At least somebody within the WWE had the foresight to squash the real life feud between the WWE and the Warrior and place him where he needs to be, immortalized in the Hall of Fame along side some of his greatest opponents; Hulk Hogan, Sgt Slaughter and Rowdy Roddy Piper. Warrior needs to be enshrined in a place that once noted him as "one of the most intense and physically impressive competitors to ever appear in the WWE." After Warrior's induction, Macho Man Randy Savage will now become the biggest omission in the Hall of Fame
Jake the Snake Roberts: The second inductee in the 2014 class is Jake the Snake Roberts. Although, Roberts never held any major titles in the WWE, he is still considered a legendary wrestler. He is hailed as the inventor of the DDT and before hitting it big in the WWE, he held several regional championships. Jake's popularity in the WWE hit a fever pitch. What would you expect when you create a cerebral, dark, psychotic wrestler who proceeded to rest his snake Damien on top of his prone enemies. Jake the Snake embodied the cold blooded snake that he would set in some of his unlucky opponents mouths. He even created the 'Snake Pit' which was sort of a rip off of 'Piper's Pit'. Yet fans clamored for 'The Snake'. Even when pitted in matches against baby-face heroes such as Macho Man and Hulk Hogan, fans went wild for Jake, chanting for the 'DDT'. Management even went as far as to never let Jake have a major title feud with Hogan, they were afraid that Hogan would be booed out the building. Remind you of somebody from the current WWE project? YES! Anyway, Jake the Snake deserves to be immortalized if only for being a survivor. It's no secret that Jake has his demons but is successfully battling them thanks to a little help from his friends, particularly Diamond Dallas Page, who will be inducting him into the Hall of Fame. Perhaps the greatest thing ever said about Snake Roberts is, "Many believe he was far ahead of his time, a precursor to The Attitude Era."