Not in Hall of Fame News

Last night, at UFC 272, the UFC announced that Khabib Nurmagomedov will be inducted this July into their Hall of Fame. From Dagestan, Russia, Nurmagomedov made his Mixed Martial Arts debut in 2008, and retired last year, having never lost in 29 contests.  Considered one of the best pound-for-pound fighters ever, Nurmagomedov made his first appearance in 2012, finally winning the UFC Lightweight Championship at UFC 223 by defeating Al Iaquinta for the vacant title. Nurmagomedov then defended his title against Conor McGregor, in one of the most anticipated fights of all-time.  The champion defended his tile with a fourth round submission,…
Wrestlemania season also means it is WWE Hall of Fame season. Last week, the Undertaker was announced as the headliner for the 2022 Class.  Yesterday, on Pat McAfee’s podcast, Vince McMahon announced that he would be the Undertaker’s inductor. It is not often that McMahons, the owner of the WWE since 1982, to makes an on-camera appearance during the ceremony, so this adds to the honor of the induction.  The last time McMahon inducted a performer was in 2009 when he presented “Stone Cold” Steve Austin with his induction. We are looking forward to see who else joins the Undertaker into this…
Regular visitors of Notinhalloffame.com know that we are slowly working on the top 50 of every major team in the NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB.  Once that is done, we intend to look at how each team honor their past players, coaches and executives.  As such, it is news to us that the Dallas Stars have announced that they will be instituting a franchise Hall of Fame this year. An official announcement will take place this August. The Dallas Stars were first the Minnesota North Stars, an expansion team in 1967, and relocated to the Lone Star State in 1993.  It is unclear…
Regular visitors of Notinhalloffame.com know that we are slowly working on the top 50 of every major team in the NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB.  Once that is done, we intend to look at how each team honor their past players, coaches and executives.  As such, it is news to us that the New Mexico State has announced three new members to their Athleltic Hall of Fame. They will be formally inducted on March 4, 2022, and honored the following day during halftime of the men’s basketball team’s home game against Utah Valley. William Benjamin, Men’s Basketball 1988-92.  While Benjamin was with the…
Regular visitors of Notinhalloffame.com know that we are slowly working on the top 50 of every major team in the NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB.  Once that is done, we intend to look at how each team honor their past players, coaches and executives.  As such, it is news to us that the New York Yankees will be retiring his number 21 this upcoming season. The event will take place on August 21, during New York’s home game against Toronto. After playing his first eight seasons with the Cincinnati Reds, O’Neill helped New York win four World Series Titles (1996, 1998, 1999…
Ring of Honor announced that former Champion, CM Punk will join The Briscoe Brothers, Bryan Danielson and Samoa Joe as part of the first Hall of Fame Class. Making his ROH debut in 2002 won the ROH Tag Team Titles twice with Colt Cabana, and the ROH World Title in 2005 when he defeated Austin Aries.  His most famous run was the “Summer of Punk” when he had signed with the WWE, but was still the ROH Champion.  He finally lost the title to James Gibson in a four-way match. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate CM Punk for this…
It is NBA All-Star Game weekend, and those who are into Halls of Fame know exactly what that means! The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the Finalists for the Class of 2022. The Finalists are: Leta Andrews:  Andrews is one of the most successful basketball high school coaches of all-time, coaching from 1962 to 2014 with a lifetime record of 1,416-355.  She is already a member of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, and has been a Finalist three times before. Swin Cash:  Cash was a two-time NCAA Champion at Connecticut and a three-time WNBA Champion, two with Detroit and one…
Wrestlemania season is coming soon, and there is nobody better to be named as the headliner for the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2022 than the Undertaker. A native of Texas, Mark Callaway debuted for the WWE as the Undertaker at the 1990 Survivor Series, and at the 1991 Survivor Series, he beat Hulk Hogan for his first World Heavyweight Title.  Since that time, the Undertaker appeared in countless main events, won three more World Titles and headlined multiple Wrestlemanias, most notably amassing a 21-match win streak. He was given an official retirement last year on an episode of Monday…
As was expected, one of the all-time Washington Nationals greats, Ryan Zimmerman, announced today that he is retiring from Baseball. Drafted in the First Round in 2005, Zimmerman made the big leagues that year, and remained with the Nationals for all of his sixteen seasons. An All-Star in 2009 and 2017, Zimmerman was a solid power hitter, who had seven 20-Home Run years with a pair of Silver Sluggers (2009 & 2010).  Batting .277 lifetime for Washington, Zimmerman was a veteran presence on the 2019 team that won the World Series, the first for the organization.Zimmerman was a member of the…
Ring of Honor announced that former Champion, Samoa Joe, will join The Briscoe Brothers and Bryan Danielson as part of the first Hall of Fame Class. Joe debuted for ROH in their inaugural year, 2002, and he climbed up the ladder quickly, defeating Xavier for the ROH World Title.  Holding the belt for 21 months, he had classic title defenses against CM Punk, which were considered some of the best wrestling in North America at the time.  Following his title loss to Austin Aries, he would defeat Jay Lethal for the Pure Championship.  Joe also had another legendary match for the promotion against…