WWE Hall of Fame (2006)

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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[edit]

Individual[edit]

  • Class headliners appear in boldface
Image Ring name
(Birth Name)
Inducted by WWE recognized accolades
BretHartJuly242005.JPG Bret "The Hit Man" Hart "Stone Cold" Steve Austin Five-time WWF World Heavyweight Champion, two-time WWF Intercontinental Champion, two-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion, four-time WCW United States Champion, one-time WCW World Tag Team Champion, co-winner of the 1994 Royal Rumble and a two-time King of the Ring winner (1991 and 1993)[4]
Eddie Guerrero on SmackDown cropped.jpg Eddie Guerrero Chris Benoit, Rey Mysterio, and 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, two-time WCW/WWE United States Champion, two-time WWF/WWE Intercontinental Champion, two-time WWF European Champion, and four-time WWE Tag Team Champion[5]
Mean gene hof.jpg "Mean" Gene Okerlund Hulk Hogan Long-time AWA, WCW, and WWF/E interviewer and announcer[6]
N/A Sensational Sherri
(Sherri Schrull)
Ted DiBiase One-time WWF Women's Champion and four-time AWA World Women's Champion. Former manager[7]
Verne Gagne 1964.jpg Verne Gagne[8][9] Greg Gagne Co-founder of the American Wrestling Association, 10-time AWA World Heavyweight Champion[10]
Tony Atlas.jpg "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[edit]

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[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oliver, Greg (April 2, 2006). "Hall of Fame inductions sincere and entertaining". SLAM! Sports — Wrestling. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved February 15, 2009.
  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.