WWE Hall of Fame (2011)
DateApril 2, 2011
CityAtlanta, Georgia[1][2]
VenuePhilips Arena
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WWE Hall of Fame (2011) was the event which featured the introduction of the 12th class to the WWE Hall of Fame. The event was produced by WWE on April 2, 2011 from the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. The event took place the same weekend as WrestleMania XXVII. The event was hosted by Jerry Lawler. A condensed one-hour version of the ceremony aired on the USA Network the following Monday, before Raw, Originally The Fabulous Freebirds were supposed to be inducted at this event but got moved to the 2016 event [3] In March 2015 the ceremony was added to the WWE Network.[4]



Image Ring name
(Birth Name)
Inducted by WWE recognized accolades
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"The Heartbreak Kid" Shawn Michaels
(Michael Hickenbottom)
Triple H Three-time WWF World Heavyweight Champion
One-time World Heavyweight Champion
Three-time WWF Intercontinental Champion
One-time WWF European Champion
Two-time Royal Rumble winner (1995, 1996)
First WWE wrestler to achieve the "Grand Slam"[5]
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"Hacksaw" Jim Duggan[6] Ted DiBiase Winner of the first Royal Rumble match in 1988
One-time WCW United States Heavyweight Champion[7]
One-time and final WCW World Television Champion
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"Bullet" Bob Armstrong
(Joseph James)
Scott, Brad, and Brian Armstrong Held several NWA regional championships[8]
(Tamara Sytch)
WWE Divas Billed by WWE as the first Diva[10]AOL Most Downloaded Woman in 1996 [11]
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Abdullah the Butcher
(Lawrence Shreve)
Terry Funk A hardcore legend known for appearing in a number of wrestling territories, holding a variety of regional championships[12]


Group Inducted by WWE recognized accolades
The Road Warriors Dusty Rhodes Two-time WWF Tag Team Champions
One-time AWA World Tag Team Champions
Four-time NWA National Tag Team Champions
One-time NWA International Tag Team Champions
Three-time NWA World Six-Man Tag team Champions
One-time NWA World Tag Team Champion[13]
Road Warrior Hawk (Michael Hegstrand) – Posthumous inductee: Two-time IWGP Tag Team Champion (without Animal)
Road Warrior Animal (Joseph Laurinaitis) – One-time WWE Tag Team Champion (without Hawk)
"Precious" Paul Ellering – Long-time manager in the AWA, NWA, and WWF. Inducted alongside the Road Warriors, who he managed for much of his career[14]


Image Recipient
(Birth name)
Occupation Inducted by Appearances
Drew Carey Comedian
Game show host
Kane Was an entrant in the 2001 Royal Rumble[15]


  1. ^ Schoolcraft, Lisa R. (September 25, 2009). "Atlanta is bidding for WrestleMania". Atlanta Business Chronicle. Retrieved February 1, 2010.
  2. ^ "WWE Magazine". August 2010: 69. ((cite journal)): Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ "Thoughts on WWE Hall of Fame ceremony". Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  4. ^ "WWE Network Lowdown: WrestleMania Plans, Free Gifts, 'Every' Hall of Fame?". March 2015. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Shawn Michaels". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved January 11, 2011.
  6. ^ "'Hacksaw' coming to Harrison". Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  7. ^ ""Hacksaw" Jim Duggan". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved March 1, 2011.
  8. ^ ""Bullet" Bob Armstrong". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved March 1, 2011.
  9. ^ "Former WWE Diva Arrested". Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  10. ^ "Sunny". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved March 8, 2011.
  11. ^ "Women of the WWE: A Look at the Female Members in the WWE Hall of Fame". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 2023-03-28.
  12. ^ "Abdullah the Butcher". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved March 21, 2011.
  13. ^ "The Road Warriors". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved March 29, 2011.
  14. ^ "Paul Ellering". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved March 29, 2011.
  15. ^ "Drew Carey". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved March 14, 2011.