WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy Hart says each promotion should have a Hall of Fame dedicated to its talent.
Hart joined one half of the Nasty Boys Brian Knobbs on The Roman Show to discuss the upcoming Legends of Wrestling show on Saturday, Jan. 23 at the Miccosukee Gaming and Resort in Miami. Tickets are on sale, and the event will feature a meet-and-greet including a rare appearance by world champion Bill Goldberg, TNA’s Kurt Angle, Big Poppa Pump Scott Steiner and more.
Hart, who managed the Nasty Boys in the WWF, said the WWE should have a Hall of Fame for each defunct promotion.
“To me the hall of fame should have a section for a WCW hall of fame, WWE hall of fame, ECW hall of fame and one section for the celebrities,” he said.
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Knobbs also noted his debut in professional wrestling when he once wore a mask as The Terrorist.
“They needed someone to tag with Col. DeBeers, and we were going up against [former NFL San Francisco 49ers tight end] Russ Francis and Jimmy Snuka Superfly, and they wanted someone who was supposed to have been from South Africa doing his thing. We needed someone in there. So they took me, a young upcoming wrestler, and they put a mask on this lovely face as the Terrorist. The first time I wrestled in Denver and later in San Francisco,” he said.
Knobbs added: “The first time we did it. I came back. I couldn’t even breathe. I went over to my mentor and good friend Curt Henning Mr. Perfect and said, ‘Please can you take the mask off. I can’t breathe.’ He tied it in a knot. They had to rip the mask off. I almost passed out.”
Knobbs said he hopes the Nasty Boys join Hart in the WWE Hall of Fame.
“We are hoping hopefully this coming year,” he said. “It’s up to Vince McMahon. WWE really jumped our career after that match at Wrestlemania 7.”
At WrestleMania 7, the Nasty Boys (Knobbs and Sags) with Jimmy Hart beat the Hart Foundation (Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart) for the WWF tag team titles.
Jimmy Hart also mentioned composing music for wrestlers and how Knobbs created Legends of Wrestling.
- LoW in Miami
Legends of Wrestling is Saturday, Jan. 23 at the Miccosukee Gaming Resort and Casino, 500 SW 177 Ave., Miami, 33194.
The event will feature a rare appearance by former WCW champion Bill Goldberg, TNA Impact Wrestling’s Kurt Angle, Hardcore Legend Mick Foley, Big Sexy Kevin Nash, Ricky The Dragon Steamboat, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Big Poppa Pump Scott Steiner, legendary tag team The Nasty Boys, Jimmy Hart and more.
Bell time on Jan. 23 for Legends of Wrestling -- which features six matches and appearances by all the legends and stars -- is 7:30 p.m. The meet-n-greet begins at 4 p.m.
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