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  1. Okay, I have two writing projects that I really don't feel like doing so instead I thought it might be fun to chat about the Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame. I don't know that I can get John D. Williams to come over and post and Dave is likely too busy, but I might be able to drag Yohe over here from Wrestling Classics. In the interest of full disclosure I am a WON HOF voter and have been for a couple or three years. Now as to the HOF itself, the initial inductees were basically pulled out of the air by Dave on a plane flight with JDW, so he did have the sounding board of one of the greatest experts besides himself sitting next to him. Dave came up with 122 inductees, which may sound like too many, but viewing the list I have a problem with only two of his selections (which we'll get to later). All and all a brilliant job of it even if he missed some European guys that should have been in the first wave. The inductees are listed here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wrestling_Observer_Newsletter_Hall_of_Fame#Inductees and I'm certainly not going to drag the whole list over here. Anyway, we have the benefit of over a decade of hindsight to look at the initial inductees and see if there are any mistakes. I will say this, I think the WON HOF is by far the best thought-out of any HOF, I can easily list 30-40 guys in the baseball HOF that don't belong, but the WON doesn't have that problem. Of the initial list, I question only two selections. However, I thought it might be fun to go year by year and see what we all think of the selections, if nothing else it gives some new folks a chance to learn about historically important people in wrestling. So let's have at it!
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