Two Wrestlers Set to Enter WWE Hall of Fame
Monday night on Raw, it was announced that "The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame this year.
DiBiase is best known for his time with the World Wrestling Federation (now World Wrestling Entertainment) during the 1980s and '90s. He was one of the best technical wrestlers in the company. Plus, he played his role perfectly as "The Million Dollar Man", a man who was never afraid to throw around his money to get what he wanted. Many times, he would break out a cackling laugh along with his signature phrase "everybody has a price".
While DiBiase was one of the top wrestlers in the company, he somehow never became the world champion. As part of WrestleMania IV in 1988, he lost to "Macho Man" Randy Savage in the final of a tournament to crown a new WWF Champion.
Even before joining Vince McMahon's company, DiBiase had already made a name for himself in various promotions, including Mid-South Wrestling, the National Wrestling Alliance and overseas with All Japan Pro Wrestling.
While it's not known yet who will give his induction speech, it could be his son Ted DiBiase, Jr., who is a current WWE superstar.
While it hasn't been announced yet on WWE television, Japanese star Antonio Inoki will also be a part of the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2010 according to PWInsider.com.
Earlier Tuesday in Tokyo, Japan, the WWE held a ceremony where Inoki officially announced that he was accepting the invitation. He also said he will appear at WrestleMania 26.
Inoki was the founder and owner of New Japan Pro Wrestling. He was also the company's top star for many years and is considered a legend in Japan. He is currently retired at the age of 66.
Inoki is expected to be inducted by Stan Hansen who was arguably his biggest rival.
The WWE Hall of Fame ceremony will be held on Saturday, March 27 at the Dodge Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona, which is the day before WrestleMania 26.