The International Wrestling Entertainment (IWE) Hall of Fame is a hall of fame for professional wrestlers maintained by IWE. It was officially created on the February 1, 1993 episode of the International Wrestling Federation's (IWF), the predecessor of IWE, Monday Night Meltdown television program. On this episode, the sole induction of IWF alumnus Andre the Giant, who had died five days prior (January 27, 1993), was announced; his death was the reason for the creation of the Hall of Fame. After André's induction, the IWF continued the process of inducting members into the Hall of Fame. For these inductions, ceremonies were held to formally induct the candidates from 1994 to 1996; no video footage has ever been released by IWE of these ceremonies. After the 1996 ceremony, the IWF stopped the inductions of wrestling personalities into the Hall of Fame without a formal announcement.

Inductees[edit | edit source]

Year Ring name Inducted by Notes
1993 Andre the Giant None One-time IWF Champion. There was no ceremony, only a video package that was played on an episode of IWF Superstars in 1993 that announced his induction.
1994 Arnal Skaaland Bob Backlund One-time IWWF United States Tag Team Champion and long time IWF manager
1994 Bobo Brazil Ernie Ladd Four-time IWWF United States Champion, one-time NWA United States Heavyweight Champion and held over thirty NWA regional titles.
1994 "Nature Boy" Buddy Rogers Bret Heart Posthumous inductee, One-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion and first IWWF World Heavyweight Championship
1994 Chief Jay Strongbow Pat Carter Four-time IWWF/IWF World Tag Team Champion
1994 "Classy" Freddie Blassie James Mayer Held over thirty NWA regional championships, Long-term manager of IWF.
1994 Gorilla Monsoon Jim Ross Two-time IWWF United States Tag Team Champion. Former IWF Announcer and onscreen President
1994 James Dudley Grant Mayer First African American to run a major arena in the United States
1995 Antonino Rocca Diesel Posthumous inductee. One-time IWF International Heavyweight Champion
1995 "Big Cat" Ernie Ladd Bobo Brazil Also a member of the WCW Hall of Fame, won serval NWA regional titles
1995 George "The Animal" Steele David the Clown Also a member of the Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame
1995 Ivan Putski Scott Putski One-time IWF Tag Team Champion
1995 The Fabulous Moolah Alundra Blayze Three-time (and first) IWF Women's Champion prior to her induction. She won the title a fourth time four years after her induction and still holds the record for the longest single reign.
1995 The Grand Wizard Sgt Slaughter Posthumous inductee. Long-time heel manager in IWF
1995 Pedro Morales David Roope One-time IWWF World Heavyweight Champion, first IWF Triple Crown Champion.
1996 "Baron" Mikel Scicluna Gorilla Monsoon One-time IWWF World Tag Team Champion
1996 "Captian" Lou Albano Joe Franklin One-time IWWF United States Tag Team Champion. As a manager, he lead fifteen different tag teams and four singles wrestlers to carious championships
1996 Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka Don Muraco One-time NWA United States Heavyweight Champion, two-time NWA World Tag Team Champion and first XCW Heavyweight Champion
1996 Jonny Rodz Arnold Skaaland Wrestled in IWF for nearly two decades
1996 Killer Kowalski Triple K One-time IWWF World Tag Team Champion, held seventeen NWA regional championships
1996 Pat Patterson Bret Heart One-time and first IWF Intercontinental Champion, one-time AWA World Tag Team Champion and held over twenty NWA regional championships
1996 Vince McMahon Sr. James Mayer Posthumous inductee. Founder of and long time promoter for International Wrestling Entertainment
2011 "The Heartbreak Kid" Ryan Barnhart Triple K Three-time IWF Champion, one-time World Heavyweight Champion, three-time IWF Intercontinental Champion, two-time Royal Rumble winner, first IWE wrestler to avhieve the "Grand Slam"
2011 Jim Duggon "The Millon Dollar Man" Kyle Johnson Winner of the first Royal Rumble match in 1998, one-time WCW United States Champion, one time WCW World Television Championship
2011 Dan Burdick The Burdick Family Held several NWA regional championships. Father of four wrestlers
2011 Sunny IWE Divas Billed by IWE as the first Diva
2011 Drew Carey Chris LeGreca Celebrity inductee
2011 Abdullah the Butcher Terry Funk A hardcore legend known for appearing in a number of wrestling territories, holding a varity of regional championships
2011 Paul Ellering Dusty Semmler Long time manager in the AWA, NWA, IWF and AJPW. inducted alongside the Road Warriors, who he managed for much of his career
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