Wade Boggs is the "Perfect" inductor
The WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2007 will be inducted the night before WrestleMania 23 at the Fox Theatre in Detroit. Currently, six legends have been called to the Hall, and the final members of the Class of 2007 will be announced Friday night on SmackDown and Monday night on Raw.
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.
Prior to “Mr. Perfect” Curt Hennig’s entrance into WWE, a series of videos were seen on WWE television proving that he was the “perfect athlete.” One of the videos featured Mr. Perfect taking batting practice, hitting nothing but home runs every time. Wade Boggs, then the third baseman for the Boston Red Sox and one of the greatest hitters in Major League Baseball history, was seen at his side marveling at just how perfect Hennig was. (Watch the clip)
"I met Curt in 1983 in Rochester, N.Y., and we became good friends, hunting and fishing buddies," Boggs told WWE.com. "In fact, he once saved my life while were were hunting in 2001; I got entangled into a barbed wire fence and was cut pretty badly. It took all the strength Curt had to free me and carry me about a mile back to the truck. He saved my life and has a special place in my heart; we spent as much time as we could together, and it's a shame he was taken from us so early."
Boggs, who won five American League Batting crowns (including an impressive four in a row from 1985-88) and collected 3,010 hits in his career, was certainly no stranger to great hitting. He’s also no stranger to the Hall of Fame, having been inducted in 2005 to baseball’s Hall in his first year of eligibility; he’s also a member of the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame as well. So, it’s no surprise that the “perfect hitter” will induct Mr. Perfect into WWE’s Hall on March 31.
"It's special for me to induct Curt," Boggs beamed. "I know the weekend I had in Cooperstown (when Boggs was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame), and I wish he was around to see his induction. He was so passionate towards sports-entertainment and was a tremendous showman. It's so fitting."
Will Boggs come up with the perfect induction speech? Find out on March 31.
The WWE 2007 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will air on USA Network at midnight/11 CT.