Hall of Fame - Winter 2013, Poll 1
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Vote for the person you believes deserves induction. Voting closes in 3 days.
Bobby Heenan: Perhaps the very first Second City Saint of professional wrestling, Bobby "the Brain" Heenan may just be the greatest enhancement talent the world has ever seen. There are no championship belts or tournament trophies displayed in Heenan's front room. No, the Brain's legacy can be seen plain as day in the wrestling history books, having been the mouthpiece for some of the industry's all-time greats. Members of the Heenan Family include: Big John Studd, Paul Orndorff, Andre the Giant, Rick Rude, Mr. Perfect; the list goes on, and on. The managerial role isn't the only place "Brain" found success, however, as he would go on to become the voice of the WWF alongside Gorilla Monsoon, before eventually moving on to WCW, where he would retire.
Jim Ross: Good ole' J.R. has worked on commentary in pro wrestling since his time in Bill Watts NWA Mid-South, in 1982. That company would, of course, be merged into what would be WCW, where Ross spent several years, eventually moving up to head of broadcasting. But it was his time in WWF, as the often proclaimed "voice of Raw" that Jim Ross would come into his own. Whilst working with the WWE, Ross became Vice President of Talent Relations, and actually played a key role in hiring some of the biggest names of the 90s and early 2000s. You can feel it in the way that wrestling fans today chant "we want JR", that there has never been, nor likely ever will be again, a voice like Ross' echoing over our TV sets every Monday night.
The Fabulous Moolah: The "First Goddess of the Squared Circle" was a pioneer for women's wrestling, not only helping to lift a ban for female wrestlers in the state of New York, but becoming the first woman to ever compete in the iconic Madison Square Garden. Her very first title reign with the NWA World Women's Championship last almost 11 years, and was the dominating champion throughout the 1950s, 60s and 70s with separate reigns of 8 years, and 6 years. In fact, for quite awhile Moolah actually owned the rights to the title itself! She would sell it to Vince McMahon, and the belt become what many of us today know as the retired WWE Women's Championship.