WWE Hall of Fame is maintained by WWE(earlier WWF) as it honors legendary wrestlers and celebrities from the entertainment industries. WWE Hall of Fame was established in the year 1993 with Andre The Giant as the first wrestler to be inducted. The Hall of Fame Inductions ceremonies were held from 1994 to 1996 with different PPV events. From 2004 onwards, the induction ceremony has become a separate event held in the same week as WrestleMania.
As of this writing, a total of 205 inductees are there in WWE Hall of Fame. Out of those, 114 are individual wrestlers, 16 groups(stables/tag teams) inductions(43 wrestlers in total), 37 Legacy award winners, 5 Warrior Award Winners and 10 celebrities. The various award categories are as below:
- Individual– This category includes Individual wrestlers(stars) with noteworthy careers in WWE(or in WWE purchased promotions).
- Groups- This category includes the tag teams/groups/stables.
- Celebrities- This category includes celebrities from other fields, who have some significant appearances in WWE or used as a special attraction.
- Warrior Awards- This category is named after The Ultimate Warrior who first called upon WWE to induct WWE employees into Hall of Fame. From 2015 onwards, WWE is giving Warrior awards to acknowledge other unsung heroes among WWE’s employees and fans. However, this category is not presented on wwe.com’s official Hall of Fame gallery.
- Legacy Awards- This category includes wrestlers, promoters and other performers from several eras of wrestling history, going back to the early 20th century. The Induction for this category is carried by video packages only.
Date: 2 April 2020
Location: Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida
|NWO (Hulk Hogan, Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, Sean Waltman)||–|
|Bella Twins(Nikki Bella & Brie Bella)|
|John Bradshaw Layfield|
Hall Of Fame 2019
Date: 6 April 2019
Location: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
WWE Hall of Fame 2019 was the 20th WWE Hall of Fame Induction ceremony. A total of 13 WWE Superstars were inducted in the ceremony, apart from 10 Legacy award winners and 1 Warrior Award Winner in Sue Aitchison. The headliner Inductees were D-Generation X.
|D-Generation X (Shawn Michaels, X-Pac, Triple H, Billy Gunn, Chyna, Road Dogg)||NA|
|The Honky Tonk Man||Jimmy Hart|
|Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake||Hulk Hogan|
|Torrie Wilson||Stacy Keibler|
|Harlem Heat (Booker T & Stevie Ray)||NA|
|The Hart Foundation (Jim Neidhart & Bret Hart )||Natalya|
|Sue Aitchison (Warrior Award)||Dana Warrior & John Cena|
|Luna Vachon (Legacy)||NA|
|Bruiser Brody (Legacy)||NA|
|Wahoo McDaniel (Legacy)||NA|
|Buddy Rose (Legacy)||NA|
|Joseph Cohen (Legacy)||NA|
|Hisashi Shinma (Legacy)||NA|
|Jim Barnett (Legacy)||NA|
|Primo Carnera (Legacy)||NA|
|S.D. Jones (Legacy)||NA|
|Professor Toru Tanaka (Legacy)||NA|
Hall Of Fame 2018
Date: 6 April 2018
Location: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
WWE Hall of Fame 2018 was the 19th WWE Hall of Fame Induction ceremony. A total of 7 WWE Superstars were inducted in the ceremony apart from 10 Legacy award winners and Jarrius “JJ” Robertson Warrior award winner.
Goldberg was the headliner in Inductee. Kid Rock was also inducted under the Celebrity category.
|Jeff Jarrett||Road Dogg|
|Mark Henry||Big Show|
|Hillbilly Jim||Jimmy Hart|
|The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray & D-Von Dudley)||Edge & Christian|
|Kid Rock (Celebrity)||Triple H|
|Jarrius “JJ” Robertson (Warrior Award)||Dana Warrior|
|Lord Alfred Hayes (Legacy)||NA|
|Stan Stasiak (Legacy)||NA|
|Hiro Matsuda (Legacy)||NA|
|Boris Malenko (Legacy)||NA|
|Sputnik Monroe (Legacy)||NA|
|Rufus R. Jones (Legacy)||NA|
|El Santo (Legacy)||NA|
|Jim Londos (Legacy)||NA|
|Cora Combs (Legacy)||NA|
|Dara Singh (Legacy)||NA|
Hall Of Fame 2017
Date: 31 March 2017
Location: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
WWE Hall of Fame 2017 was the 18th WWE Hall of Fame Induction ceremony. A total of 7 WWE Superstars were inducted in the ceremony, along with 9 Legacy award winners and Eric LeGrand as Warrior award winner. The headliner Inductee was Kurt Angle.
|Kurt Angle||John Cena|
|Theodore Long||The Acolytes Protection Agency|
|Beth Phoenix||Natalya Neidhart|
|Diamond Dallas Page||Eric Bischoff|
|Rick Rude||Ricky Steamboat|
|The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express (Robert Gibson & Ricky Morton)||Jim Cornette|
|Eric LeGrand (Warrior Award)||Dana Warrior|
|Haystacks Calhoun (Legacy)||NA|
|June Byers (Legacy)||NA|
|Martin “Farmer” Burns (Legacy)||NA|
|Judy Grable (Legacy)||NA|
|Luther Lindsay (Legacy)||NA|
|Toots Mondt (Legacy)||NA|
|Bearcat Wright (Legacy)||NA|
|Dr. Jerry Graham (Legacy)||NA|
Hall Of Fame 2016
Date: 2 April 2016
Location: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
WWE Hall of Fame 2016 was the 17th WWE Hall of Fame Induction ceremony. A Total of 9 WWE Superstars were inducted in the ceremony. This was the year when WWE started the Legacy Hall of Fame Induction. 7 personalities from the earlier era were inducted this year.
The headliner Inductee was Sting. Snoop Dogg was inducted under the Celebrity category and Eric LeGrand was given the Warrior Award.
|Big Boss Man||Slick|
|The Godfather||The Acolytes Protection Agency|
|Jacqueline||The Dudley Boyz|
|The Fabulous Freebirds (Terry Gordy, Michael Hayes, Buddy Roberts & Jimmy Garvin)||The New Day|
|Snoop Dogg (Celebrity)||John Cena|
|Joan Lunden (Warrior Award)||Dana Warrior|
|Ed “Strangler” Lewis (Legacy)|
|“Sailor” Art Thomas (Legacy)|
|Frank Gotch (Legacy)|
|George Hackenschmidt (Legacy)|
|Lou Thesz (Legacy)|
|Pat O’Connor (Legacy)|
|Mildred Burke (Legacy)|
Hall Of Fame 2015
Date: 28 March 2015
Location: SAP Center, San Jose, California
WWE Hall of Fame 2015 was the 16th WWE Hall of Fame Induction ceremony. A total of 8 WWE Superstars were inducted in the ceremony.
Connor “The Crusher” Michalek became the first Warrior award winner. “Macho Man” Randy Savage was the headliner Inductee and Arnold Schwarzenegger was inducted under the Celebrity category.
|“Macho Man” Randy Savage||Hulk Hogan|
|Tatsumi Fujinami||Ric Flair|
(Butch Miller & Luke Williams)
|Kevin Nash||Shawn Michaels|
|Larry Zbyszko||Bruno Sammartino|
|Alundra Blayze||Natalya Neidhar|
|Connor “The Crusher” Michalek (Warrior Award)||Daniel Bryan and Dana Warrior|
|Arnold Schwarzenegger (Celebrity)||Triple H|
Hall Of Fame 2014
Date: 5 April 2014
Location: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
WWE Hall of Fame 2014 was the 15th WWE Hall of Fame Induction ceremony. This became the first HOF ceremony to be aired live on WWE Network. A total of 6 WWE Superstars were inducted in the ceremony. Mr. T was also inducted as the celebrity induction.
The Ultimate Warrior was the headliner in Inductee and announced that he has signed an ambassador contract with WWE. However, Warrior passed away just three days after the ceremony. Following his death, the WWE created the Warrior Award, with the first award given at the 2015 Hall of Fame ceremony.
|The Ultimate Warrior||Linda McMahon|
|Razor Ramon||Kevin Nash|
|Jake Roberts||Diamond Dallas Page|
|Carlos Colon Sr.||Orlando Colon, Carlito, and Eddie|
|Mr. T(Celebrity)||Gene Okerlund|
Hall Of Fame 2013
Date: 6 April 2013
Location: Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
WWE Hall of Fame 2013 was the 14th WWE Hall of Fame Induction ceremony. A total of 5 WWE Superstars were inducted in the ceremony. The headliner Inductee was Bruno Sammartino, who remained a harsh critic of WWE until some time ago. Donald Trump was inducted under the Celebrity category for his role in WrestleMania 4, 5 and 23.
During his speech at the ceremony, Mick Foley said that only regret he has in his career is that he never defeated Chris Jericho. Jericho then ran onto the stage and laid down for the pin. After some theatrics, Foley hit an elbow drop on Jericho and pinned him, with CM Punk counting to three.
|Bruno Sammartino||Arnold Schwarzenegger|
|Mick Foley||Terry Funk|
|Booker T||Stevie Ray|
|Bob Backlund||Maria Menounos|
|Trish Stratus||Stephanie McMahon|
|Donald Trump(celebrity)||Vince McMahon|
Hall Of Fame 2012
Date: 31 March 2012
Location: American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
WWE Hall of Fame 2012 was the 13th WWE Hall of Fame Induction ceremony. A total of 8 WWE Superstars were inducted in the ceremony. Edge was the headliner Inductee in the year. Mike Tyson was also inducted in the celebrity category for being the guest referee at WrestleMania 14 and guest host of RAW in 2010.
|The Four Horsemen (Arn Anderson, “Nature Boy” Ric Flair, Tully Blanchard, James J. Dillon, and Barry Windham)||Dusty Rhodes|
|Mil Mascaras||Alberto Del Rio|
|Yokozuna||Jimmy Uso & Jey Uso|
|Ron Simmons||John “Bradshaw” Layfield|
|Mike Tyson (Celebrity)||D-Generation X (Shawn Michaels & Triple H)|
Hall Of Fame 2011
Date: 2 April 2011
Location: Phillips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
WWE Hall of Fame 2011 was the 12th WWE Hall of Fame Induction ceremony. A total of 8 WWE Superstars were inducted in the ceremony. The headliner Inductee was Shawn Michaels. Drew Carey was also inducted as the celebrity induction.
|Shawn Michaels||Triple H|
|The Road Warriors (Road Warrior Animal, Road Warrior Hawk & Paul Ellering )||Dusty Rhodes|
|“Hacksaw” Jim Duggan||Ted DiBiase|
|Abdullah the Butcher||Terry Funk|
|Bob Armstrong||Brian Armstrong, Scott & Brad|
|Drew Carey (Celebrity)||Kane|
Hall Of Fame 2010
Date: 27 March 2010
Location: Dodge Theater, Phoenix, Arizona
WWE Hall of Fame 2010 was the 11th WWE Hall of Fame Induction ceremony. A total of 6 WWE Superstars were inducted in the ceremony. The headliner Inductee was Ted DiBiase. Bob Uecker was also inducted as the celebrity induction.
|Ted DiBiase||Brett DiBiase & Ted DiBiase Jr.|
|Stu Hart||Bret Hart|
|Antonio Inoki||Stan Hansen|
|Gorgeous George||Dick Beyer|
|Wendi Richter||Roddy Piper|
|Maurice “Mad Dog” Vachon||Pat Patterson|
|Bob Uecker (Celebrity)||Dick Ebersol|
Hall Of Fame 2009
Date: 4 April 2009
Location: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
WWE Hall of Fame 2009 was the 10th WWE Hall of Fame Induction ceremony. A Total of 13 WWE Superstars were inducted in the ceremony. The headliner Inductee was Stone Cold Steve Austin.
|Stone Cold Steve Austin||Vince McMahon|
|The Von Erichs (David Von Erich, Kerry Von Erich, Mike Von Erich, Chris Von Erich, Fritz Von Erich, & Kevin Von Erich)||Michael Hayes|
|The Funks (Dory Funk Jr. & Terry Funk)||Dusty Rhodes|
|Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat||Ric Flair|
|Koko B. Ware||The Honky Tonk Man|
|“Cowboy” Bill Watts||Jim Ross|
|Howard Finkel||Gene Okerlund|
Hall Of Fame 2008
Date: 29 March 2008
Location: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
WWE Hall of Fame 2008 was the 9th WWE Hall of Fame Induction ceremony. A total of 8 WWE Superstars were inducted in the ceremony with Ric Flair headlining the ceremony.
|Ric Flair||Triple H|
|The Brisco Brothers (Jack Brisco & Gerald Brisco)||John “Bradshaw” Layfield|
|Gordon Solie||Jim Ross|
|“High Chief” Peter Maivia||The Rock|
|Eddie Graham||Dusty Rhodes|
|“Soulman” Rocky Johnson||The Rock|
|Mae Young||Pat Patterson|
Hall Of Fame 2007
Date: 31 March 2007
Location: Fox Theatre, Detroit, Michigan
WWE Hall of Fame 2007 was the 8th WWE Hall of Fame Induction ceremony. A total of 9 WWE Superstars were inducted in the ceremony. The headliner Inductee was “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes.
|“The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes||Cody Runnels & Dustin Rhodes|
|The Wild Samoans (Afa & Sika)||Samu and Matt Anoa’i|
|Jim Ross||Stone Cold Steve Austin|
|“Mr. Perfect” Curt Hennig||Wade Boggs|
|The Sheik||Rob Van Dam & Sabu|
|Jerry “The King” Lawler||William Shatner|
|Mr. Fuji||Don Muraco|
|Nick Bockwinkel||Bobby Heenan|
Hall Of Fame 2006
Date: 1 April 2006
Location: Rosemont Theatre, Rosemont, Illinois
WWE Hall of Fame 2006 was the 7th WWE Hall of Fame Induction ceremony. The first two hours of the show were aired live on the wwe.com, while the last hour aired on the USA Network in the United States.
A total of 8 WWE Superstars were inducted in the ceremony. The headliner Inductee was Bret Hart. William “The Refrigerator” Perry was also inducted as the celebrity induction.
|Bret Hart||Stone Cold Steve Austin|
|The Blackjacks (Blackjack Lanza & Blackjack Mulligan)||Bobby Heenan|
|“Mean” Gene Okerlund||Hulk Hogan|
|Sensational Sherri||Ted DiBiase|
|Verne Gagne||Greg Gagne|
|“Mr. USA” Tony Atlas||S.D. Jones|
|Eddie Guerrero||Rey Mysterio, Chavo Guerrero, and Chris Benoit|
|William “The Refrigerator” Perry (Celebrity)||John Cena|
Hall Of Fame 2005
Date: 2 April 2005
Location: Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, California
WWE Hall of Fame 2005 was the 6th WWE Hall of Fame Induction ceremony. A total of 7 WWE Superstars were inducted in the ceremony. Hulk Hogan was the headline Inductee that year. The ceremony was aired later in the evening on Spike TV in the United States.
|Hulk Hogan||Sylvester Stallone|
|Iron Sheik||Sgt. Slaughter|
|Nikolai Volkoff||Jim Ross|
|“Rowdy” Roddy Piper||Ric Flair|
|“Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff||Bobby Heenan|
|“Cowboy” Bob Orton Jr.||Randy Orton|
|Jimmy Hart||Jerry Lawler|
Hall Of Fame 2004
Date: 13 March 2004
Location: The Hilton, New York City, New York
WWE Hall of Fame 2004 was the 5th WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, taking place after a gap of 8 years. This was the first time that the ceremony started taking place during the WrestleMania weekend. The ceremony was not aired but was later released on DVD on 1 June 2004.
A total of 10 WWE Superstars were inducted in the ceremony. Pete Rose was inducted under the Celebrity category.
|Big John Studd||Big Show|
|Bobby “The Brain” Heenan||Blackjack Lanza|
|Don Muraco||Mick Foley|
|Tito Santana||Shawn Michaels|
|Greg “The Hammer” Valentine||Jimmy Hart|
|Superstar Billy Graham||Triple H|
|Harley Race||Ric Flair|
|Sgt. Slaughter||Pat Patterson|
|Jesse “The Body” Ventura||Tyrel Ventura|
|Junkyard Dog||Ernie Ladd|
|Pete Rose (Celebrity)||Kane|
Hall Of Fame 1996
Date: 16 November 1996
Location: Marriott Marquis, New York City, New York
WWE Hall of Fame 1996 was the 4th WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, taking place on the same weekend as Survivor Series 1996 PPV. A total of 9 WWE Superstars were inducted that year.
|Vincent J. McMahon||Shane McMahon|
|“Baron” Mikel Scicluna||Gorilla Monsoon|
|Pat Patterson||Bret Hart|
|“Captain” Lou Albano||Joe Franklin|
|Killer Kowalski||Triple H|
|Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka||Don Muraco|
|Johnny Rodz||Arnold Skaaland|
|The Valiant Brothers (Jimmy Valiant & Johnny Valiant)||British Bulldog & Owen Hart|
Hall Of Fame 1995
Date: 24 June 1995
Location: Marriott Hotel, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
WWE Hall of Fame 1995 was the 3rd WWE Hall of Fame Induction ceremony. A total of 7 WWE Superstars were inducted in the ceremony which took place on the same weekend as King of the Ring 1995 PPV. In 2015, Gene Okerlund and Renee Young hosted a special airing with added commentary.
|Pedro Morales||Savio Vega|
|The Grand Wizard||Sgt. Slaughter|
|“Big Cat” Ernie Ladd||Bobo Brazil|
|The Fabulous Moolah||Alundra Blayze|
|George “The Animal” Steele||Doink the Clown|
|Ivan Putski||Scott Putski|
Hall Of Fame 1994
Date: 9 June 1994
Location: Omni Inner Harbor International Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland
WWE Hall of Fame 1994 was the 2nd WWE Hall of Fame Induction ceremony. The ceremony took place on the same weekend with King of the Ring 1994 PPV. A total of 7 WWE Superstars were inducted in the ceremony which was only partially recorded. In 2015, Gene Okerlund and Renee Young hosted a special airing with added commentary.
|James Dudley||Vince McMahon|
|Arnold Skaaland||Bob Backlund|
|Gorilla Monsoon||Jim Ross|
|Buddy Rogers||Bret Hart|
|“Classy” Freddie Blassie||Regis Philbin|
|Bobo Brazil||Ernie Ladd|
|Chief Jay Strongbow||Tatanka|
Hall Of Fame 1993
Date: 22 March 1993
WWE Hall of Fame 1993 was the start of WWE Hall of Fame. WWE aired a video package on WWE RAW episode of 22 March 1993 for the induction of Andre The Giant, who passed away just two months before that.
|André the Giant||NA|