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Shows with a HOFer in every match


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Before going any further, we're talking the Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame here, because seeing Koko B Ware win a squash match at a taping isn't the prestige we are looking for.


We've previously done "most HOFers on a single show" and I think it comes down to a close run thing between the Weekly Pro Tokyo Dome show with all the Japanese promotions providing a match, and the World Wrestling Peace Festival in LA with New Japan/AAA/WCW.


However, neither of those have a Hall of Fame member in every match, and frankly neither Craig Pittman nor Ryuma Go look set to change that anytime soon. So is there such a show?


Closest I could find was WrestleMania XIX, which has at least one in every match except for the women:


WWE Cruiserweight Champ Matt Hardy pinned Rey Mysterio (5:39).


The Undertaker beat The Big Show & A-Train (9:45) in a "handicap" match when he pinned A-Train.


Trish Stratus beat Victoria and Jazz (7:17) in a "triple threat" match to win the WWE Women's Title when she pinned Victoria.


WWE Tag Champs Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas beat Chris Benoit & Rhyno and Eddie & Chavo Guerrero (8:46) in a "triple threat" match when Benjamin pinned Chavo.

Shawn Michaels pinned Chris Jericho (22:33).


World Champ Triple H pinned Booker T (18:47).


Hulk Hogan pinned Vince McMahon (20:48) in a "street fight" match.


The Rock pinned Steve Austin (17:53).


Brock Lesnar pinned Kurt Angle (21:04) to win the WWE Title.


So, any shows with one in every match? Or alternatively any shows with more than six consecutive matches featuring a HOFer?

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This one is close:


WWF @ New York City, NY - Madison Square Garden - December 17, 1979

Televised on the MSG Network and in Japan - featured Vince McMahon on commentary; the 11 p.m. curfew was waived by the New York State Athletic Commission for the event

Larry Zbyszko pinned Bulldog Brower at 4:43 when Zybszko caused Brower to fall over while attempting a bodyslam

Riki Choshu & Seji Sakaguchi defeated Bad News Allen Coage & Jo Jo Andrews at 9:44 when Andrews submitted to Sakaguchi's Boston Crab; the bout was announced as being for the Japanese tag team titles but the championship Choshu & Sakaguchi held at the time was actually the NWA North American Tag Team Titles

Mike Graham defeated Johnny Rodz via submission at 5:03 with a figure-4

Hulk Hogan defeated Ted Dibiase via KO at 11:12 with a bearhug; prior to the bout, Hogan was escorted to the ring by Freddie Blassie (Dibiase's last appearance for almost 8 years) (Hogan's MSG debut) (Hulk Still Rules)

Bob Backlund defeated Bobby Duncum in a Texas Death Match to win the vacant WWF World Title at 17:18; Backlund did not come to the ring with the belt, rather WWF President Hisashi Shima was in possession of it and was introduced to the crowd before the match; Backlund was not introduced as champion however the title being vacant was not mentioned to the US audience but was known by the Japanese audience since the title controversy took place there; in commentary, Vince McMahon continued to refer to Backlund as the title holder

Antonio Inoki pinned Hussein Arab at 14:59 with the enzuiguri; the match was announced as being for Inoki's Japanese Heavyweight Title but the belt Inoki actually held at the time was the NWF title; following the ring entrances, Arab took the mic and cut a promo on the fans; after the match, Arab knocked the referee out with his loaded boot (WrestleMania 26 Collector's Edition)

NWA World Champion Harley Race defeated Dusty Rhodes when the referee stopped the match at 13:18 after Rhodes began bleeding from the forehead and lost his vision to the point that he fell out of the ring; after the match, the fans chanted "bullshit" before Race hit Rhodes in the head with the title belt (American Dream: The Dusty Rhodes Story)

WWF IC Champion Pat Patterson defeated Dominic DeNucci by turning a monkey flip attempt into a roll up at 6:31 (History of the Intercontinental Title)

WWF Jr. Heavyweight Champion Tatsumi Fujinami pinned Johnny Rivera at 10:17 with a back suplex

WWF Tag Team Champions Ivan Putski & Tito Santana defeated Victor Rivera & Swede Hanson at 6:57 when Santana pinned Hanson with a crossbody off the top

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Here's one with a HOFer in every match, if you count Fritz von Erich seconding Kerry.


WCCW Parade of Champions II:

Kerry Von Erich (with Fritz Von Erich) defeated One Man Gang (w/Gary Hart) in a Hair vs. Hair match.

Per the match stipulations, Hart had his head shaved. Fritz would have had his head shaved had Kerry lost the match.

The Fantastics (Bobby Fulton & Tommy Rogers) defeated The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton & Dennis Condrey) (w/Jim Cornette) by pinfall to win the vacant NWA American Tag Team Championship.

NWA World Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair and Kevin Von Erich fought to a double countout.

12-man two-ring tag team match: The Von Erichs (Kerry, Kevin & Mike) & Fabulous Freebirds (Michael Hayes, Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts) defeated Chris Adams, Gino Hernandez, Rip Oliver, One Man Gang, Kamala and "Dr. Death" Steve Williams (w/Skandor Akbar and Gary Hart).

Per stipulations, the winning team split $100,000 and the wrestler who eliminated the last wrestler won a brand new Lincoln Continental. Kevin Von Erich won the event with a spectacular dive from one ring over the ropes to another to pin Steve Williams. After the match, Gino Hernandez destroyed the windshield of the Lincoln Continental with a chain, with Chris Adams placing a boot on the destroyed windshield for good measure.

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Canadian Stampede comes close, and the number of HOF'ers could go up over time.


1. Mankind (HOF) vs Hunter Hearst Helmsley (HOF)


2. The Great Sasuke vs Taka Michinoku


3.The Undertaker (HOF) vs Vader (HOF) (with Paul Bearer)


4. The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart (HOF), Jim Neidhart, Owen Hart, The British Bulldog, and Brian Pillman) vs Steve Austin (HOF), Ken Shamrock, Goldust, and The Legion of Doom (Hawk and Animal) (HOF)




What chance do Taka and Sasuke have of going in at some point?.

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Off the top of my head, I think this is one. Dont think I'm missing any matches:

Royal Rumble 98:

Vader vs Goldust

The Rock vs Ken Shamrock

The Legion Of Doom vs. The New Age Outlaws

Royal Rumble (with Austin, Rock, Foley and Funk)

Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker


Wikipedia says this is missing:

Max Mini, Mosaic and Nova defeated Battalion, El Torito and Tarantula Tag team match with Sunny as Special Guest Referee


Was that the one with the hilarious leapfrog by Sunny?

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