Not in Hall of Fame News

The WWE Hall of Fame has announced that this year’s recipient of the Warrior Award is Sue Aitchison, a thirty plus year employee of the WWE who is currently serving as the Senior Director of Talent Relations. This has received positive reviews from wrestling fans as the Warrior Award was allegedly conceived as a way to honor longtime behind the scenes employees of the WWE of which Aitchison certainly is.   We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Sue Aitchison for earning this honor.
The Country Music Hall of Fame has announced three new members into their establishment with Brooks & Dunn, Ray Stevens and Jerry Stevens being named as the Class of 2019. Formed in 1991, the duo of Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn would become of the most successful country music acts of the last 25 years.  They released 11 albums and had 50 songs reach the Billboard Country Chart, with 20 of them going number one.  They enter as the Modern Era Artist category. Ray Stevens is this year’s Veterans Era category inductee.  Stevens has a long history in music with country hits and…
Just as we finished writing about the retirement of Max Unger we have another major retirement in the world of Professional Football to discuss.   In an epic Instagram post where he was atop Mount Kilimanjaro Haloti Ngata held up a banner stating “I’m retiring from the NFL on top” thus ending a 13 year career. Ngata was drafted in the 12thOverall in 2006 where the former Oregon Duck proved to be a perfect fit for the Baltimore Ravens Defense.  Ngata would become a starter immediately and from 2009 to 2013 he was a Pro Bowl Selection and in 2010 and 2011…

Max Unger Retires

As we are working on revamping our Pro Football Futures, we have a new retirement to add to the list as New Orleans Saints Center, Max Unger has abruptly retired from the game. Selected by the Seattle Seahawks as a second round pick out of the University of Oregon, Unger was a starter as a rookie and in his fourth season he was named a First Team All Pro and was named to his first of two straight Pro Bowls.  In that second Pro Bowl year, Unger played on Seattle’s Super Bowl XLVIII Championship Team.  He would be traded to the New…

RIP: Dick Dale

It is a very sad day in the world of rock and roll as Dick Dale, “The King of the Surf Guitar” passed away at the age of 81. Born Richard Anthony Monsour, Dale was a very influential figure in music.  He drew from Middle Eastern influences and with those non-Western scales and use of reverberation he created a guitar style that matched his love of surfing. In 1961, he had his first hit with “Let’s Go Trippin”, a song that is credited ushering in the Surf Music craze and shortly after his most signature song, “Misirlou” was released.  Dale was huge…
What we here at Notinhalloffame.com consider December to April the “Hall of Fame Season” and part of that are the staggered announcements for the UFC Hall of Fame. The first announcement came last night as Michael Bisping who will enter as the Modern Era inductee and is the first member of the Class of 2019. Making his Mixed Martial Arts debut in 2004, he would win Ultimate Fighter 3 two years later as a Welterweight.  Bisping would eventually move up to Middleweight and would be a top contender for years, though he always seemed to be one fight away from challenging for…
It took them a while but the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the full lineup of inductors for their ceremony on March 29.   The inductors are: Harry Styles will induct Stevie Nicks Brian May will induct Def Leppard Trent Reznor will induct the Cure. Janelle Monae will induct Janet Jackson. David Byrne will induct Radiohead. Susanna Hoffs will induct the Zombies John Taylor and Simon LeBon will induct Roxy Music. The selection of Reznor is curious considering how Reznor recently trashed the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  Thom Yorke of Radiohead had already previously announced that he…
Yes, we know that this is taking a while! As many of you know, we here at Notinhalloffame.com are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team.  We have a new one to unveil today, that of the Arizona Diamondbacks who won the World Series in 2001. As for all of our top 50 players in basketball we look at the following:  Advanced Statistics. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the American League. Playoff accomplishments. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet. Remember, this is ONLY based on what…
We consider this one a bit of a surprise. As we inch closer to Wrestlemania it also means that the WWE Hall of Fame is drawing closer.  New inductees were announced today and in what has to be a mild shock, it is former WCW World Tag Team Champions, Harlem Heat. Booker T (Booker Huffman) & Stevie Ray (Lash Huffman) are half-brothers from Houston, Texas and they first gained exposure competing as the “Ebony Experience” in the Global Wrestling Federation where they would win their tag team titles three times. The duo would be brought into WCW at the request of…
It is another sad day in the wrestling word as Dick Beyer AKA “The Destroyer” passed away today.  He was 88 years old.  Beyer had been in hospice care for the last few weeks and he was surrounded by his loved ones. Beginning his career in the mid-1950’s Beyer first rose to prominence in Los Angeles where he defeated Freddie Blassie for the WWA Heavyweight Championship but it was shortly after where he wrestled Rikidozan in Japan and would become one of the first non-Japanese stars in the country. While Beyer would become a bona fide legend in Japan he was still…