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WWE News: Next inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2019 announced

Brandon Ewing
ANALYST
News
26 Feb 2019, 23:17 IST

Honky Tonk Man
Honky Tonk Man

What's the story

The WWE has named the latest inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame and this name will have you all "shook up".

In case you didn't know...

The Honky Tonk Man made his debut for the WWE back in 1986, with an Elvis look-a-like persona and dance moves that would certainly make the "King" blush. He quickly became one of the WWE's top rising stars and a good villain to boot.

Managed by "The Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart, he led the Honky Tonk Man to the WWE Intercontinental Championship in 1987 by defeating fellow Hall of Famer, Rick "The Dragon" Steamboat. The Honky Tonk Man would hold the title for an unprecedented 454 days before dropping the title in under 30 seconds to The Ultimate Warrior at the inaugural SummerSlam in 1988.

Following the loss, The Honky Tonk Man would move on to be a tag team competitor with Greg "The Hammer" Valentine as they formed "Rhythm & Blues". In later years, The Honky Tonk Man would make sporadic appearances for the WWE, even managing Billy Gunn in 1996-1997 under Billy's "Rockabilly" persona.

The heart of the matter

As first reported by CBS Sports, then made official by the WWE. The next Hall of Fame inductee for 2019 will be none other than one of the greatest WWE Intercontinental Champions of all time: The Honky Tonk Man!

In spite of the up and down relationship The Honky Tonk Man has had with the WWE, he is certainly well deserving of this honor and prestige. His feuds with the likes of "Macho Man" Randy Savage, Jake "The Snake" Roberts and The Ultimate Warrior, just to name a few, were memorable and timeless.

What's next

The WWE will be holding their annual Hall of Fame ceremony on Saturday, April 6th live from the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, NYC. The Honky Tonk Man will be joining "D-Generation X" (Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Sean "X-Pac" Waltman, Chyna, Billy Gunn & Road Dogg), along with many other WWE Legends that will also be inducted over the weeks to come.


As always stay tuned to Sportskeeda for all the latest wrestling news and results!

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