WWE Hall of Fame (2006)
PromotionWWE
DateApril 1, 2006
CityRosemont, Illinois[1]
VenueRosemont Theatre
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WWE Hall of Fame (2006) was the event which featured the introduction of the 7th class to the WWE Hall of Fame. The event was produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on April 1, 2006 from the Rosemont Theatre in Rosemont, Illinois. The event took place the same weekend as WrestleMania 22. The event was hosted by Todd Grisham. The first two hours aired live on the WWE's website, with the final hour airing live on the USA Network.[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
Bret "The Hit Man" Hart "Stone Cold" Steve Austin Five-time WWF Champion
Two-time WWF Intercontinental Champion
Two-time WWF Tag Team Champion
Two-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion
Four-time WCW United States Heavyweight Champion
One-time WWE United States Champion
One-time WCW World Tag Team Champion
Co-winner of the 1994 Royal Rumble
Two-time King of the Ring winner (1991, 1993)
In 2010, Hart also won the WWE United States Championship.[4]
Eddie Guerrero Chris Benoit
Rey Mysterio
Chavo Guerrero
Posthumous inductee: Represented by his widow Vickie and his two daughters Shaul and Sherilyn.
Two-time ECW World Television Champion
Two-time WCW Cruiserweight Champion
One-time WWE Champion
One-time WCW United States Heavyweight Champion
One-time WWE United States Champion
Two-time WWF/WWE Intercontinental Champion
Two-time WWF European Champion
Four-time WWE Tag Team Champion[5]
"Mean" Gene Okerlund Hulk Hogan Long-time AWA, WCW, and WWF/E interviewer and announcer[6]
Sensational Sherri
(Sherri Schrull)
Ted DiBiase One-time WWF Women's Champion
Four-time AWA World Women's Champion
Former manager[7]
Verne Gagne[8][9] Greg Gagne Co-founder of the American Wrestling Association
Ten-time AWA World Heavyweight Champion[10]
One-time NWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion
"Mr. USA" Tony Atlas[11]
(Anthony White)
S. D. Jones One-time WWF Tag Team Champion, half of the first African American WWF World Tag Team Championship winning duo with Rocky Johnson[12]

Group

Group Inducted by WWE recognized accolades
The Blackjacks Bobby Heenan One-time WWWF World Tag Team Champions[13]
Blackjack Mulligan (Robert Windham) – three-time NWA United States Heavyweight Champion and one-time NWA World Tag Team Champion
Blackjack Lanza (John Lanza) – one-time AWA World Tag Team Champion

Celebrity

Recipient
(Birth name)
Occupation Inducted by Appearances
William "The Refrigerator" Perry Football player John Cena Participated in the WWF vs NFL battle royal at WrestleMania 2[14]

References

  1. ^ Oliver, Greg (April 2, 2006). "Hall of Fame inductions sincere and entertaining". SLAM! Sports — Wrestling. Canadian Online Explorer. Archived from the original on July 15, 2012. Retrieved February 15, 2009.((cite web)): CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  2. ^ "411's WWE Hall of Fame Report 4.01.06 - 411MANIA". 411mania.com. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  3. ^ "WWE Network Lowdown: WrestleMania Plans, Free Gifts, 'Every' Hall of Fame?". Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Bret "The Hitman" Hart". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved April 24, 2007.
  5. ^ "Eddie Guerrero". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved April 24, 2007.
  6. ^ ""Mean" Gene Okerlund". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved April 24, 2007.
  7. ^ ""Sensational" Sherri". WWE. Retrieved April 24, 2007.
  8. ^ "Extremely sad news for fans of WWE, as a veteran Hall of Famer passes away". 28 April 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Wrestling icon Verne Gagne dead at 89". Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  10. ^ "Verne Gagne". WWE. Retrieved April 24, 2007.
  11. ^ "WWE Hall of Famer -- I Pay Women to Smash My Face with Their Boots ... AND I LOVE IT!!!". Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  12. ^ ""Mr. USA" Tony Atlas". WWE. Retrieved February 13, 2010.
  13. ^ "The Blackjacks". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved April 24, 2007.
  14. ^ "William "The Refrigerator" Perry". WWE. Retrieved April 24, 2007.