One WWE Hall of Famer might want to add another accolade to their list as they urge Tony Khan to start up an AEW Hall of Fame.
The WWE Hall of Fame began in 1993 with Andre The Giant being the sole inductee in that year’s class. From 1994 until 1996 the stars of yesteryear were honoured before the Hall of Fame was resurrected in 2004 before WrestleMania 20. Since then the ceremony has been a staple of WrestleMania weekend with the Hall of Fame growing to encompass a Celebrity and Legacy wing.
Speaking on his To Be The Man podcast, courtesy of AdFreeShows, Ric Flair stated his opinion that AEW boss Tony Khan should have his own Hall of Fame in mind:
“I wish Tony [Khan] would start a Hall of Fame that would create a lot of interest and do it based on people that he thinks are good in the history of the business. I mean, not just guys from AEW from the last three years, that would actually draw a lot of attention. If he had his own Hall of Fame… He has the means, the passion he loves wrestling, and why not?”
In addition to WWE, IMPACT Wrestling has its own Hall of Fame which began in 2012 with Tony Khan’s Ring of Honor announcing its own Hall of Fame before Khan took over. There are also a number of pro wrestling Halls of Fame including the Wrestling Observers, the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in Waterloo, Iowa, and the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in Wichita, Texas.