WWE’s Honky Tonk Man Named Second Inductee In 2019 Hall Of Fame Class

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The Honky Tonk Man is Hall Of Fame certain.

As first reported by CBS Sports’ Brian Campbell, the WWE has revealed that The Honky Tonk Man will be part of D-Generation X on the 2019 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, happening on Saturday, April 6, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

According to WWE, The Honky Tonk Man made his WWE debut in 1986 and later joined forces with fellow WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy Hart, who helped him cement himself as one of many firm’s biggest heels. 

Per WWE:

“The new angle was apparently simply what the crooner wanted, as he racked up victory after victory on his technique to turning into Intercontinental Champion in June 1987 with a stunning victory over Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat. Following his huge win, The Honky Tonk Man went on to assert that he was the best Intercontinental Champion of all time. At first, that boast might have rang a bit hole, however his claims started to carry a bit extra water as his reign continued.”

The Honky Tonk Man, the longest-reigning Intercontinental Champion in WWE historical past, held onto the IC title for almost 13 months earlier than he was dethroned by the Ultimate Warrior on the 1988 version of SummerSlam.

His record-breaking 454 day streak as Intercontinental Champion nonetheless stands.