2012 WWE Hall of Fame inductors

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March 26, 2012

JBL to induct Ron Simmons into WWE Hall of Fame.

JBL to induct Ron Simmons

On Saturday, March 31, Ron Simmons will take his rightful place in the WWE Hall of Fame. Presenting Simmons for induction that night will be his longtime tag team partner, John Bradshaw Layfield.

JBL joined forces with Simmons (then known as Faarooq) in 1998 as The Undertaker’s personal henchmen, The Acolytes. The powerhouses ran roughshod over WWE’s tag team ranks, using pure strength and brute force to steamroll over the competition.

Later, JBL and Faarooq ditched The Deadman in order to enjoy the simpler things in life — beer, money and fighting. With little more than a poker table and a door frame, The Acolytes Protection Agency — more commonly recognized by the WWE universe as The APA — offered security to Superstars who needed it (and had the cash). (WATCH)

Now, JBL will present his partner and friend for enshrinement among sports-entertainment’s greatest at the 2012 WWE Hall of Fame ceremony. (And we're sure he'll tell the WWE Universe in attendance one or two stories that will have Simmons shaking his head and uttering, "Damn!")

The Usos will induct Yokozuna

The Usos to induct Yokozuna

Members of the storied Anoa'i wrestling family, including Rikishi and The Wild Samoans, will be in Miami when The Usos posthumously induct Yokozuna into the WWE Hall of Fame the night before WrestleMania XXVIII.

Perhaps the most impressive bloodline in all of sports-entertainment, the Anoa'i family lineage begins with WWE Hall of Famer "High Chief" Peter Maivia and includes such heavy hitters as Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Umaga and The Tonga Kid. Still, no Anoa'i was as powerful as Yokozuna. (WATCH)

A former WWE Champion, the mighty Superstar carried on his family's proud tradition and led the way for future competitors like Rikishi and his sons, Jimmy & Jey Uso. The three men will share the stage to honor their fallen uso (Samoan for "brother") with Yokozuna's wife and children also in attendance. Expect a huge show of praise for a big man.

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