The night before WrestleMania XXX
, WWE will enshrine several legends into the WWE Hall of Fame
. The ceremony will take place on April 5, 2013, at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The Ultimate Warrior will headline this year's class. The highlight of his career was defeating Hulk Hogan to win the WWE Championship at WrestleMania VI
. While The Ultimate Warrior should have been inducted many years ago, he has had a very public feud with the company which has delayed him from receiving this honor. During this feud, Warrior won a legal battle to the trademarks of his character and WWE produced a DVD entitled The Self-Destruction of The Ultimate Warrior
in an attempt to embarrass one of the biggest stars in the history of the company.
Jake Roberts was one of the biggest stars in WWE during the late 80's and early '90s. He was most famous for giving his opponent the DDT and then draping his snake, Damien, over his vanquished foe.
Along with The Hardy Boyz, Team Xtreme brought about an era of new high-flying extreme moves to the company. As a singles star, Lita won the WWE Women's Championship on four occasions.
Paul Bearer joined WWE as the manager of The Undertaker and used to carry his urn to the ring. He also was the host of The Funeral Parlor. Over the year's, he turned on Undertaker several times and held a dark secret over the dead man's head. He was the father of Undertaker's little brother, Kane. Last year, Paul Bearer passed away at the age of 58.
Carlos Colon was one of the founders of the World Wrestling Council, a wrestling territory based out of Puerto Rico. During his career, he won the WWC Universal Championship on 26 occasions. He was followed into the business by his sons Carlito
and Primo (aka Diego)
as well as his nephew Epico (aka Fernando). All three of the have won tag team gold in the WWE.
Just like Hulk Hogan, Mr. T shot to fame due to his appearance in Rocky III
. The two of them teamed up at the first WrestleMania
where they defeated Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff. His feud with Roddy Piper continued at WrestleMania 2
where he defeated Roddy by disqualification in a boxing match.
In addition to oozing machismo, Razor Ramon was the first man to win the Intercontinental Championship on four occasions. When he left WWE, Scott Hall ignited the Monday Night War when he became a founding member of the new World order