Hall of Fame special - The first ten Observer Hall of Fame issues, profiles of legends


Observer Hall of Fame Special

The first decade of recognizing the Greats of the Business


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The 10 issues included in this special are the ones covering

the first decade of issues covering the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame Inductees. One of the most anticipated issues of the year. Catch up on previous winners prior to this year’s winners being announced:


Aug 19 ’96, Sept 1 ’97, Aug 24 ’98, Aug 16 ’99, Aug 28 ’00,

Aug 20 ’01, Sept 2 ’02, Aug 25 ’03, Aug 23 ’04, Aug 24 ‘05

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Aug 19 (24)**                         Jushin Liger to undergo brain surgery to remove tumor

Double issue price                     Ahmed Johnson has emergency kidney surgery

1996                                        WCW Hog Wild 8/10 card coverage-Hogan wins WCW belt from The Giant

                                                Observer Hall of Fame Inductees-inaugural edition

                                                ECW in conjunction with IWA runs two shows in Japan

                                                FMW 8/1 Shiodome card coverage

                                                AJ women 8/4 Korakuen Hall card coverage

                                                AJ women follow up with two shows at Budokan Hall 8/12 & 8/13          


Sept 1 (12)                               Arn Anderson announces the end of his wrestling career-quick career recap

1997                                        Steve Austin to miss minimum of two months

                                                Hall of Fame inductees – 6 new additions

                                                Future of AJ women promotion comes into serious question

                                                WCW Clash of Champions XXXV 8/21 card coverage-the last Clash

                                                24th anniversary of Capitol Sports in Puerto Rico celebrated

                                                Eric Bischoff, Konnan & Paco Alonso meet to discuss working together

                                                Jeep Swenson passes away


Aug 24 (16)                             Jim Hellwig returns as The Warrior to WCW

1998                                        Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame Inductees-Dos Caras inducted

                                                Wrestlers no showing sees industry do things out of character

                                                USWF has become without question, the 4th biggest company in US

                                                Bret Hart regains US title from Lex Luger

                                                Kurt Angle attends WWF camp


Aug 16 (18)                             Hall of Fame inductees for 1999-Liger, Asuka, Muto & Jim Ross inducted

1999                                        A look into the WWFE going public

                                                Jackie Sato passes away

                                                Chris Jericho debuts in WWF

                                                ECW debut on TNN brings mainstream press


Aug 28 (18)                             Hall of Fame inductees-Hashimoto, Austin, Foley, Hokuto voted in Longston, Sexton, Szabo inducted

2000                                        Report on the murky future of WCW

                                                Tony Parisi passes away

                                                Shinjiro Otani leaving to train in Calgary for 6 months

                                                Dos Caras Jr debuts


Aug 20 (18)                             Hall of Fame Issue-Lizmark, El Satanico & Bull Nakano inducted

2001                                        World Wildlife Fund files lawsuit vs WWF

                                                Yugi Nagata wins G-1 Climax tournament

                                                Dean Malenko announces retirement at Pillman show

                                                Multi Channel News reports on WWF purchase of WCW

                                                MECW has somewhat of a success on free show at ECW arena

                                                Eric Bischoff named Chief Operating Officer of Battle Management

                                                K-1 3rd foray into the US a success-Stephan Leko knocks out Peter Aerts


Sept 2 (18)                               Hall of Fame issue-Kobashi, Toyota & McDaniel voted in

2002                                        Summerslam 8/28 card coverage-Brock Lesnar becomes youngest champ, Shawn Michaels the show stealer again, RVD wins IC title

                                                WWE finance review

                                                Tiger Ali Singh files lawsuit vs WWE

                                                Jacques Rougeau 8/24 card will feature the return of Bret Hart to Montreal


Aug 25 (24)                             Hall of Fame issue-Michaels & Benoit voted in, Caddock & Flores inducted

2003                                        K-1 8/15 Las Vegas card coverage

                                                Hiroyoshi Tenzan wins NJPW G-1 Climax tournament

                                                Sean Waltman responds to “Celebrity Justice’ episode

                                                Canek fired by AAA

                                                More on the Hogan lawsuit

                                                Ray Webbe Jr & Bob Closson pass away


Aug 23 (24)                             Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame issue-Sakuraba, Undertaker, Backlund, Chono, Ultimo Dragon, Angle voted in, Tarzan Lopez inducted

2004                                        Marvel Comics files suit vs WWE in reference to Hulk Hogan name

                                                One more addition to last week’s Olympian story

                                                Bruno Sammartino interview causes controversy

                                                Article on JBL in Baltimore Sun



Aug 24 (18)                             Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame issue-Freebirds, HHH, Paul Heyman voted in

2005                                        Observer MMA Hall of Fame-Sakuraba, Gracie, Shamrock, Couture inducted

                                                IWA Puerto Rico presses charges against Shane Sewell

                                                LA Times writes article of the sale of the Olympic Auditorium

                                                Newspaper article on auto accident involving Iron Sheik

                                                UFC strips Frank Mir of title and awards it to Andrei Arlovsky











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