Will WWE remove Greg “The Hammer” Valentine from WWE Hall of Fame following his homophobic remarks?

Greg “The Hammer” Valentine is one of the most classic WWE superstars. He debuted in the wrestling industry in 1970 by the name of Baby Face Nelson, but he refused to use the name ‘Valentine’ due to his famous wrestler father, Johnny Valentine.

Greg Valentine is one of the 239 names in the Hall of Fame of WWE. The Hall of Fame is the biggest achievement any wrestler could imagine. It is writing one’s name in the records of history. Although Greg is a part of that honor, this may change in the future as the superstar has done some deeds that may disrespect a HOF name bearer.

Will WWE remove Greg “The Hammer” Valentine from WWE HOF?

The Hammer is one of the oldest names in the wrestling industry. He joined WWE which was called World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF) back in the days in 1978. His persona was that of a wrestler who broke the legs of all his opponents and was shown as a brutal unapproachable personality.

The superstar left WWF in 1992 and joined World Championship Wrestling (WCW). The Hammer was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame after 12 years in 2004. Hall of Fame is a status that is given to superstars that were an icon in their time and made a lot of epic stories. Superstars like the Undertaker, ‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan are some of the superstars included in the list.

The former world champion is highly respected by fans and wrestlers alike for his contribution to this industry, but this may change soon as the 72-year-old superstar recently trended on Twitter/X for making a homophobic remark in a clip.

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Missy Beefcake posted the clip on social media who is the wife of “The Barber” Brutus Beefcake, a WWE Hall of Famer like Valentine. The video showed Greg using offensive language that were homophobic in nature.

In one clip he said, “You f*cking f*ggot.” With one arm tied behind my f*cking back, I can whip you!” and in the second clip he says “The f*ggot on CNN besides Don Lemon…Anderson Cooper”. Missy Beefcake described Greg Valentine in the post caption as a ‘disgusting’ man who makes homophobic remarks.

WWE previously removed Hulk Hogan from HOF

Hulk Hogan was a household name during the peak of his career in the 1980s and WWE rewarded the superstar by inducting him into the Hall of Fame in 2005. The former six times WWE world champion created a legacy of his time with the company that is still unbreakable to this day.

WWE removed the legendary performer from the hall of fame section, and everything related to him from their website after a clip of the Hulkster was leaked on the internet in which he was seen using the N-word a number of times. Following this he faced a lot of backlash from fans and wrestling communities alike. Fortunately, the superstar was reinstated in the Hall of Fame after a long time period of 3 years.

“After a three-year suspension, Hulk Hogan has been reinstated into the WWE Hall of Fame. This second chance follows Hogan’s numerous public apologies and volunteering to work with young people, where he is helping them learn from his mistake,” WWE said in their official statement. “These efforts led to a recent induction into the Boys & Girls Clubs of America Alumni Hall of Fame.”

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WWE is one of the greatest wrestling promotions in the world. Fans from all over the world love and appreciate wrestling due to the efforts of the company. Fans hope to see the Hall of Famers make a future stop in WrestleMania 40 in 2024.

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