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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Ric Flair, Others Inducted Into WWE(R) Hall Of Fame

Courtesy of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.:

STAMFORD, Conn., March 30 -- Ric Flair was among the seven wrestling legends honored at the 2008 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony held at the Amway Arena in Orlando, Fla.

A capacity crowd of more than 7,000 WWE fans and current WWE performers witnessed WWE Superstar Triple H(R) induct Ric Flair and Dwayne Johnson induct his father Rocky Johnson and his grandfather, "High Chief" Peter Maivia into the WWE Hall of Fame. Also enshrined were Eddie Graham, Mae Young, Gordon Solie and Jack and Gerald Brisco. Highlights of the event were broadcast on USA Network.

Previous inductees include Hulk Hogan, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, Andre The Giant, Junkyard Dog, Vincent K. McMahon, Bobby "The Brain" Heenan and Bret "Hitman" Hart, among others. More information on the WWE Hall of Fame can be found at http://www.wwe.com/superstars/halloffame/.

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