WWE Hall of Fame (2006)

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WWE Hall of Fame (2006)
Promotion WWE
DateApril 1, 2006
City Rosemont, Illinois [1]
Venue Rosemont Theatre
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WWE Hall of Fame (2006) was the event which featured the introduction of the 7th class to the WWE Hall of Fame. The event was produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on April 1, 2006 from the Rosemont Theatre in Rosemont, Illinois. The event took place the same weekend as WrestleMania 22. The event was hosted by Todd Grisham. The first two hours aired live on the WWE's website, with the final hour airing live on the USA Network. [2] In March 2015 the ceremony was added to the WWE Network. [3]

WWE Hall of Fame Professional wrestling hall of fame and television show

The WWE Hall of Fame is a hall of fame which honors professional wrestlers and professional wrestling personalities maintained by WWE. The 1994 and 1995 ceremonies were held in conjunction with the annual King of the Ring pay-per-view events. In 1996, the ceremony was held with the Survivor Series event, for the first time in front of a paying audience as well as the wrestlers, after which, the Hall of Fame went on hiatus.

Rosemont Theatre concert hall in Rosemont, Illinois, United States

The Rosemont Theatre is a concert hall in Rosemont, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. The venue, which has seats for 4,400 people, opened in 1995 and hosts many different musical artists and shows. It is located near O'Hare International Airport, Allstate Arena and Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.

Rosemont, Illinois Village in Illinois, United States

Rosemont is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. Located immediately northwest of Chicago, as of the 2010 census it had a population of 4,202. The village was incorporated in 1956, though it had been settled long before that. While Rosemont's land area and population are relatively small among municipalities in the Chicago Metropolitan Area, the village is a major center for commercial activity in the region and is a key component of the Golden Corridor.

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Inductees

Individual

ImageRing name
(Birth Name)
Inducted byWWE recognized accolades
BretHartJuly242005.JPG Bret "The Hit Man" Hart "Stone Cold" Steve Austin Five-time WWF World Heavyweight Champion, two-time WWF Intercontinental Champion, two-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion, four-time WCW United States Champion, one-time WCW World Tag Team Champion, co-winner of the 1994 Royal Rumble and a two-time King of the Ring winner (1991 and 1993) [4]
Eddie Guerrero on SmackDown cropped.jpg Eddie Guerrero Chris Benoit , Rey Mysterio , and Chavo Guerrero Posthumous inductee: Represented by his widow Vickie and his two daughters Shaul and Sherilyn.
Two-time ECW World Television Champion, two-time WCW Cruiserweight Champion, one-time WWE Champion, two-time WCW/WWE United States Champion, two-time WWF/WWE Intercontinental Champion, two-time WWF European Champion, and four-time WWE Tag Team Champion [5]
Mean gene hof.jpg "Mean" Gene Okerlund Hulk Hogan Long-time AWA, WCW, and WWF/E interviewer and announcer [6]
N/A Sensational Sherri
(Sherri Schrull)
Ted DiBiase One-time WWF Women's Champion and four-time AWA World Women's Champion. Former manager [7]
Verne Gagne 1964.jpg Verne Gagne [8] [9] Greg Gagne Co-founder of the American Wrestling Association, 10-time AWA World Heavyweight Champion [10]
Tony Atlas.jpg "Mr. USA" Tony Atlas [11]
(Anthony White)
S.D. Jones One-time WWF Tag Team Champion, half of the first African American WWF World Tag Team Championship winning duo with Rocky Johnson [12]

Group

GroupInducted byWWE recognized accolades
The Blackjacks Bobby Heenan One-time WWWF World Tag Team Champions [13]
Blackjack Mulligan (Robert Windham) – three-time NWA United States Heavyweight Champion and one-time NWA World Tag Team Champion
Blackjack Lanza (John Lanza) – one-time AWA World Tag Team Champion

Celebrity

ImageRecipient
(Birth name)
OccupationInducted byAppearances
N/A William "The Refrigerator" Perry Football player John Cena Participated in the WWF vs NFL battle royal at WrestleMania 2 [14]

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