WWE Hall of Fame (2004)
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DVD cover featuring wrestlers inducted into the Hall of Fame class of 2004
PromotionWWE
DateMarch 13, 2004
CityNew York City, New York
VenueThe Hilton
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WWE Hall of Fame (2004) was the event which featured the introduction of the 5th class to the WWE Hall of Fame. The event was produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on March 13, 2004 from the Hilton Hotel in New York City, New York. The event was hosted by Gene Okerlund.

In 2004, WWE relaunched the Hall of Fame to coincide with WrestleMania XX.[1] This ceremony, like its predecessors, was not broadcast on television, however, it was released on DVD on June 1, 2004.[2] In March 2015 the ceremony was added to the WWE Network.[3]

Inductees

Individual

Image Ring name
(Birth Name)
Inducted by WWE recognized accolades
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Big John Studd
(John Minton)
Big Show Posthumous inductee: Represented by his son John Minton Jr.
One-time WWWF World Tag Team Champion
1989 Royal Rumble winner[4]
Don Muraco Mick Foley Two-time WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion
First winner of the King of the Ring tournament[5]
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Greg "The Hammer" Valentine
(Jonathan Wisniski)
Jimmy Hart Two-time NWA United States Heavyweight Champion
Four-time NWA World Tag Team Champion
One-time WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion
One-time WWF Tag Team Champion[6]
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Harley Race Ric Flair Eight-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion
One-time and first NWA United States Heavyweight Champion
Three-time AWA World Tag Team Champion
1986 WWF King of the Ring winner[7]
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Jesse "The Body" Ventura Tyrel Ventura One-time AWA World Tag Team Champion
Former commentator in WWF and WCW
38th Governor of Minnesota[8]
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Junkyard Dog
(Sylvester Ritter)
Ernie Ladd Posthumous inductee: Represented by his daughter LaToya Ritter.
Held 15 championships while wrestling in the Mid-South Wrestling Association including four reigns as Mid-South North American Heavyweight Champion[9]
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Sgt. Slaughter
(Robert Remus)
Pat Patterson One-time WWF World Heavyweight Champion
Two-time NWA United States Heavyweight Champion[10]
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Superstar Billy Graham
(Eldridge Wayne Coleman)
Triple H One-time WWWF Heavyweight Champion[11]
Tito Santana in the late
Tito Santana
(Merced Solis)
Shawn Michaels Two-time WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion
1989 King of the Ring
Two-time WWF Tag Team Champion[12]
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Bobby "The Brain" Heenan[13][14]
(Raymond Heenan)
Blackjack Lanza Former commentator and long-time manager in AWA, WWF and WCW[15]

Celebrity

Image Recipient
(Birth name)
Occupation Inducted by Appearances
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Pete Rose Baseball player Kane Appeared at WrestleManias XIV, XV, and 2000[16]

References

  1. ^ "Pete Rose to Be Inducted Into Hall Of Fame.World Wrestling Entertainment Hall Of Fame". World Wrestling Entertainment Corporate. March 2, 2004. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved February 15, 2009.
  2. ^ "WWE Hall of Fame 2004 Induction Ceremony". For Your Entertainment. Archived from the original on February 21, 2009. Retrieved February 15, 2009.
  3. ^ "WWE Network Lowdown: WrestleMania Plans, Free Gifts, 'Every' Hall of Fame?". Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Big John Studd". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved April 24, 2007.
  5. ^ "Don Muraco". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved April 24, 2007.
  6. ^ "Greg "The Hammer" Valentine". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved April 24, 2007.
  7. ^ "Harley Race". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved April 24, 2007.
  8. ^ "Jesse "The Body" Ventura". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved April 24, 2007.
  9. ^ "Junkyard Dog". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved April 24, 2007.
  10. ^ "Sgt. Slaughter". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved April 24, 2007.
  11. ^ ""Superstar" Billy Graham". WWE. Retrieved April 24, 2007.
  12. ^ "Tito Santana". WWE. Retrieved April 24, 2007.
  13. ^ "WWE Hall of Fame manager, commentator Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan dies at 73". ABC News. 18 September 2017. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  14. ^ "WWE Hall of Fame manager Bobby (The Brain) Heenan dies at age 73". Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  15. ^ "Bobby "The Brain" Heenan". WWE. Retrieved April 24, 2007.
  16. ^ "Pete Rose". WWE. Retrieved April 24, 2007.