Full Report From The 2013 WWE Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony
- Extra TV host Maria Menounos is out to induct Bob Backlund. She talks about Backlund's career and how she's been a big fan. Aaron says she really seems to be a huge fan of Backlund. She also talked about how fit Backlund is. Some of the fans start to boo and "WHAT?" Menounos after her speech drags, according to Aaron.
Aaron notes that the crowd is getting restless it seems. Aaron also says Backlund is rare form. Backlund rambles on and talks about Mr. H (Triple H) needing to sign an amateur wrestler. Vince McMahon ends up coming out to pull Backlund off the stage because he was going "insane" and his mic was cut off.
- Vince McMahon inducts Donald Trump next. The crowd boos Trump's name. Vince talks about how important Trump has been to WrestleMania and calls him an institution. Vince endorses himself and then Trump for President. Said Vince, "I like to think of myself as a handsome elderly gentleman. But I'm one of the ugliest bald men in the world." Vince says getting shaved by Trump was one of his most embarrassing moments ever.
Donald Trump comes out and gets booed heavily. The boos continue for Trump and his family, except his daughter. Trump says he wants to break pay-per-view records and challenges Vince to a match at WrestleMania 30. Trump kept his speech short.
- A John Cena Make-A-Wish video is shown and gets one of the biggest boos of the night.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger is out next to induct Bruno Sammartino. Arnold is happy to be here and full of jokes tonight. Arnold jokes about lifting 400lbs. recently - lifting NJ Governor Chris Christie out of a chair. Arnold talks about his friend Bruno.
Bruno Sammartino comes out to huge chants of "Bruno" and an ovation from the crowd. He talks about his childhood and having to deal with Nazis in Italy. Aaron notes that Bruno is a great storyteller. He also talks about his mother and his wife. Bruno says he never took aspirin or painkillers. He's a tough guy and still trains 6 days a week. Bruno credits MSG for helping him headline. He owes all of his success to the fans. He closes the speech and gets emotional, saying he's nothing without the fans.
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