WWE 2012 Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony Recap – 04/02/12

Bill Pritchard

WWE 2012 Hall of Fame Special Coverage
By Bill Pritchard for Wrestlezone.com
April 2nd 2012

Jerry Lawler comes out and welcomes everyone to the ceremony, and he says there have been many wrestlers who banded together, but no one deserved to be called a stable more than the Four Horsemen. We see a highlight reel detailing their careers together, then Lawler introduces fellow Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes. Dusty says John Lennon brought the Beatles to America as a faction, and they laid the foundation for what music is today. He has seen other people flame out quickly, but the Horsemen rode a lightning bolt into professional wrestling. Dusty introduces the group, and they come out with the Bella Twins and hold up the Horseman hand signal as they get cheered.

JJ Dillon is the first to speak, and he says they held all the championships together, and someone said they should cut a promo together. He says the stars may have aligned but he is happy to be given the highest honor with his induction. Ric Flair tells a story about his wife getting upset at him drinking with John Cena, and he says he stayed at the bar and turned off his phone because he is a Horseman. He gets upset and says his time with this group was the best part of his career, then he says he loved coming to work everyday and hands it over to Barry Windham.

Barry says he got his start here in Florida and tonight is special for him because his father is a Hall of Famer and he thinks he is the first son to be inducted with his father. Tully Blanchard says he wakes up with a twitch in his back, but he doesn't complain because the fans deserve every ounce of energy they have. Arn Anderson is next, and he says they will recognize their families tonight, but he wants everyone to know that they are all connected somehow. He says they all live their lives to come through the curtain to entertain the fans, and he applauds them for telling him what he did good or bad. Arn says he thought about how he wants to be remembered, and he says he is happy that this business chose him to be a part of it, then he says thank you and good night.

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