witnessed something many thought would never come.
There he was, the last to be inducted. With years of bitter feelings brushed aside, the crown jewel of the
He delivered his speech in his trademark even-keel and steady speech, passionate about his words and the stories he told. The speech felt very much like an abridged documentary about his life -- or perhaps an upcoming WWE DVD documentary.
The Madison Square Garden audience was very respectful toward Sammartino, but they didn't afford the same to many other presenters.
Still, it was an entertaining evening with many interesting points and stories that came out of it. Here are some:
** Stevie Ray was very passionate about his brother Booker T, who provided some great stories, and of course a spinaroonie to cap it all off.
** It felt like Bob Backlund was in 1994 heel gimmick mode, consistently talking even-keel then yelling into the microphone, as unpredictable as ever. He wore his trademark red bowtie and suspenders.
** Donald Trump challenged Vince McMahon to a fight "in a year" with the desire to break PPV records (set at
** Trish Stratus had a funny moment where she unveiled a very long scroll full of names she might forget to thank. She also announced that she was pregnant and is due in September.