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The World Championship Wrestling Hall of Fame was a hall of fame in American professional wrestling maintained by World Championship Wrestling (WCW). It was established in 1993 to honor wrestlers who began their careers long before the 1990s, mostly alumni of the National Wrestling Alliance and Jim Crockett Promotions, the predecessors of WCW. Inductees received commemorative plaques that had their names and portraits inscribed on them. Wrestlers were inducted by Gordon Solie, a senior commentator in professional wrestling, and received their plaque during the "Legends Reunion" segment at WCW's May pay-per-view event, Slamboree. The first Hall of Fame ceremony was held on May 23, 1993, at Slamboree 1993 at the Omni in Atlanta, Georgia. The first wrestler inducted was Lou Thesz (pictured), along with Verne Gagne and Mr. Wrestling II. There were a total of 17 inductees before WCW stopped the production of the Hall of Fame without a formal announcement after the 1995 ceremony. (Full list...)
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