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December 16, 2019 Observer Newsletter: 10 Hall of Fame inductees


The largest new class in more than two decades, with ten different wrestlers, was inducted into the Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame in the 2019 voting.

Leading the charge are Los Misioneros de la Muerte, sometimes known by the English version of that term, The Death Missionaries. They were the original top heel trio in Mexico from the 1980s, consisting of El Signo, El Texano and Negro Navarro.

Joining them are three other wrestlers from Mexico, Ultimo Guerrero, the longtime top rudo headliner for CMLL at Arena Mexico, Villano III, one of the top singles stars of the UWA heyday in the late 70s and into the 80s and early 90s, and Dr. Wagner Jr. The latter two are the eighth and ninth sons of Hall of Famers to be inducted in history. Villano III is the son of Rey Mendoza while Wagner Jr., obviously, is the son of Dr. Wagner.

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