Recent reports have claimed that the original incarnation of the Hart Foundation will be inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame this year.
For a while now WrestleMania has been so much more than just one night. Although it has been the biggest event on WWE's calendar since 1985, recently it has become an event that consumes an entire week. There's NXT TakeOver, the Hall Of Fame ceremony, not to mention all of the other promotions that come to town and piggyback off of WrestleMania's popularity.
For now, we want to focus on the Hall Of Fame. 2019's ceremony has already made headlines by being moved from the Friday night to the Saturday. The assumption is that decision was made so that TakeOver doesn't clash with New Japan and ROH's Madison Square Garden show. While that is likely true, no matter what WWE might tell us, there does seem to be a lot less focus on the HOF this year.
We have normally been told who one or two of the inductees are going to be by now. So far though, we haven't heard a thing. However, PWInsider has reported this week that WWE has decided on who its first inductees are going to be. The original Hart Foundation. That's the trio of Bret Hart, Jim Neidhart, and Jimmy Hart who fans were introduced to in 1985.
Which iteration of the Hart Foundation you remember is likely dictated by your age. The three men above will always be the originals though, despite one of them not actually being a member of the Hart family. Nevertheless, The Hitman and The Anvil, with Jimmy ushering them to the ring, made some serious waves throughout the late 80s. During that time, they competed at WrestleMania twice and also won the WWE Tag Team Titles two times.
Honestly, if this report does come to fruition, what's not to love? Bret and Jimmy Hart will become two time Hall Of Famers, the second and third of their kind after Ric Flair. Most importantly though, Neidhart will be rightfully enshrined in the Hall. The Anvil passed away last year so sadly won't live to see himself be inducted, but it will mean an awful lot to his daughter Natalya and the rest of the Hart family.