Causion's Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: 7th Class
Tomorrow is WWE Summerslam PPV, therefore it is time to unveil the next class of my Hall of Fame. Each month, the day before the monthly WWE PPV, we will reveal our inductees for the next class.
Checked out Class 1, Class 2, Class 3, Class 4, Class 5, and Class 6.
This will continue until I have announced all the performers I feel are worthy. I chose not to do one class a year because a Hall of Fame should include all those who are really Hall of Fame worthy and those performers should not have to wait years if they are worthy now. Once I feel all who are currently deserving are in, that will be my complete Hall of Fame, until future performers meet the needed criteria.
Just for a refresher, here is the criteria.
Causion Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame 2015
Gold Club Members
Kevin Nash & Scott Hall - Kevin Nash and Scott Hall teamed together as "The Outsiders", who were the founding members of the NWO. The NWO propelled the biggest period in wrestling history, and Hall and Nash joined Hulk Hogan to lead WCW ahead of the WWF. Nash held the WWF and WCW world titles on multiple occasions, and also booked WCW for a stretch of time, (although he is part of the reason it died.) Scott Hall was one of the most charismatic characters of all time. he held the tag titles on multiple occasions with Nash, as well as the IC title in WWF, and the U.S in WCW.
Davey Boy Smith - The British Bulldog was one of the best performers from England to ever perform in the U.S. His team with the Dynamite Kid was the best in the WWF in the 80's. Smith's singles career took off after he defeated Bret Hart in Wembley stadium for the IC title. A great career shortened due to his abuse of narcotics.
Brian Pillman - In his early career, Pillman was an aerial specialist who was one of the first American wrestlers to successfully adopt a high flying style that could match any Japanese performer or Luchadore spot for spot. He teamed with Steve Austin to form the best tag team in wrestling for a few years, the Hollywood Blonds. Later he became a psychotic heel character who blurred the lines between reality and fantasy. Excellent performer whose life was cut short far too soon. Had Pillman not got injured, he could have easily become one of the biggest stars of the WWF Attitude Era and he would have been remembered for what happened instead of what might have been.
Dean Malenko - One of the greatest in ring technicians to ever step inside the ring. Malenko feuded with Eddie Guerrero in ECW and the matches were so good that both men scored high-paying contracts with WCW. He was the leader of the Cruiser-weight division and put on classic matches with a host of different opponents. Dean was also one of the members of the final incarnation of The Four Horsemen. Malenko won 13 Championships, throughout different promotions, all while securing overwhelming critical acclaim. He’ll long be remembered for his contributions to the wrestling business, and it’s all because he could wrestle.
The Steiner Brothers - Rick and Scott Steiner were one of the most innovative and exciting pure tag teams I have ever seen. their ability to perform various suplexes and tag team maneuvers help propel them into the best tag team in the world in the early 90's. They captured tag team gold in every organization they competed in including WWF, WCW, and New Japan Pro Wrestling.
Jimmy Hart - One of the most recognizable managers in wrestling history, with his signature megaphones and flashy outfits. hart managed some of the best talent to ever perform such as The Hart Foundation, Bret and the Anvil, Hulk Hogan, and the Honky Tonk Man. Jimmy never minded taking bumps in order to entertain the fans.
Jushin Thunder Liger - One of the greatest international stars of all time, who was able to cross over seamlessly to become a U.S cult hero in 1990. Liger paved the way for many cruiserweights, especially in Japan. His style is still among the most unique, even amongst todays innovative high flyers. Held multiple titles everywhere he went.
Konnan - Probably the most charismatic English-speaking wrestler to come out of Mexico (by way of Cuba), and a talented wrestler as well. In 1996, after several appearances for the company in the past several years, he became a full time performer for WCW. He portrayed a charismatic, urban character, often rapping and reciting catchphrase-laden promos. Behind the scenes, he became a liaison between WCW and AAA, again bringing wrestlers like Rey and La Parka to prominence.