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Fuji's (in-ring) general
The WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2007 will be inducted the night before WrestleMania 23 at the Fox Theatre in Detroit. This year, WWE.com is proud to exclusively announce the chosen ones who will induct the Class of 2007 into the Hall of Fame. A new name will be announced every day between now and Thursday, March 29.
WWE Hall of Famer Don "Magnificent" Muraco will be on hand in Detroit this Saturday, on the eve of WrestleMania 23, to pay tribute to Mr. Fuji by inducting him into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2007. Muraco's involvement carries a significantly more personal meaning, as Mr. Fuji's managerial services were instrumental in the career of Muraco -- also a WWE Hall of Famer.
When Muraco enlisted Mr. Fuji as his manager, his in ring career skyrocketed as did the managing star of Mr. Fuji. The two men simultaneously made the others' career better, and Muraco is happy to be part of any ceremony that would bestow this honor on Fuji.
"To be called on to induct Mr. Fuji is an honor in itself for me, and I am happy to do anything for Fuji," said Muraco.
The partnership between manager and wrestler is often times limited to in-ring action, but Fuji and Muraco broke that mold when they ventured into the land of Hollywood. The unforgettable segments of Fuji Vice, Fuji General and others, will forever be remembered by WWE fans as some of the most-entertaining segments to ever air on WWE programming.
This Saturday, that partnership will be reformed, and Muraco's excitement for the event is second only to his praise of Mr. Fuji. "I am happy to be part of this ceremony, but I am even happier that Mr. Fuji is finally getting the recognition he deserves." Muraco continued, "Mr. Fuji did so much not just for me, but for the entire business, and this honor means it will not ever be forgotten."
As far as the in-ring and managing career of Mr. Fuji, Don Muraco does not hesitate when he says that this honor is befitting of the manager of champions. "His career merits this accomplishment," said Muraco, "and it is an honor to be connected to WWE, and even more so to Mr. Fuji."
The first two hours of the WWE 2007 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will air Saturday on WWE.com at 7/6 CT on WWE.com. The huge final hour will be on USA Network at midnight/11 CT.