In the U.K., the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony will air on 4/14 on Sky Sports 3 at 4 p.m.
Andrew Sullivan, a writer for Time Magazine mentioned an Iron Sheik video clip that has been making the Internet rounds via YouTube.com. Sheik cuts a promo on Brian Blair while discussing WrestleMania 3 and notes that Blair was lucky Sheik didn’t break his back and well, sodomize him. Sullivan calls the rant “unhinged homophobia.”
On ESPN’s “Around The Horn” yesterday, Chicago Sun-Times columnist Jay Mariotti ripped the WWE Hall of Fame. He said that former Chicago Bears player William “Refrigerator” Perry’s induction into the Hall of Fame is a joke. He then said that the WWE Hall of Fame is a fraud and that there shouldn’t even be a Hall of Fame to honor a fraudulent sport. Also, by inducting a “real” athlete, Mariotti thinks that William Perry might encourage young kids to try to copy what they see on wrestling shows and get hurt.