WWE Hall of Fame (2004)

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WWE Hall of Fame (2004)
WWE Hall of Fame 2004.jpg
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[edit]

Individual[edit]

Image Ring name
(Birth Name)
Inducted by WWE recognized accolades
Big John Studd.jpg 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]
N/A Don Muraco Mick Foley Two-time WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion. First winner of the King of the Ring tournament[5]
10.1.10GregValentineByLuigiNovi1.jpg 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 and one-time WWF Tag Team Champion[6]
Harley race.jpg 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 and WWF King of the Ring winner in 1986[7]
Jesse Ventura 2000.jpg Jesse "The Body" Ventura Tyrel Ventura One-time AWA World Tag Team Champion. Former commentator in WWF and WCW. 38th Governor of Minnesota[8]
Sylvester "Junkyard Dog" Ritter in the mid-80s.jpg Junkyard Dog
(Sylvester Ritter)
Ernie Ladd Posthumous inductee: Represented by his daughter LaToya Ritter.
Held fifteen championships while wrestling in the Mid-South Wrestling Association including four reigns as Mid-South North American Heavyweight Champion[9]
Wwe wrestler sgt slaughter.jpg Sgt. Slaughter
(Robert Remus)
Pat Patterson One-time WWF World Heavyweight Champion and two-time NWA United States Heavyweight Champion[10]
Superstar Billy Graham.jpg Superstar Billy Graham
(Eldridge Wayne Coleman)
Triple H One-time WWWF World Heavyweight Champion[11]
Tito Santana in the late '80s.jpg Tito Santana
(Merced Solis)
Shawn Michaels Two-time WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion, 1989 King of the Ring and two-time WWF Tag Team Champion[12]
Brooklyn Brawler & Bobby Heenan.jpg Bobby "The Brain" Heenan[13][14]
(Raymond Heenan)
Blackjack Lanza Former commentator and long-time manager in AWA, WWF and WCW[15]

Celebrity[edit]

Image Recipient
(Birth name)
Occupation Inducted by Appearances
Pete Rose 2008.jpg Pete Rose Baseball player Kane Appeared at WrestleManias XIV, XV, and 2000[16]

References[edit]

  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.