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WWE Hall of Fame Inductees 2013

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Donald Trump's work promoting WrestleManias and his Battle of the Billionaries WrestleMania XXIII encounter earned him induction into the celebrity wing of the WWE Hall of Fame during an induction ceremony as Madison Square Garden. (April 6, 2013) Photo Credit: WWE, Inc.

The WWE Hall of Fame inductees for 2013 were honored during a ceremony at Madison Square Garden on April 6.

Booker T speaking to the audience at his
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Booker T speaking to the audience at his induction to the WWE Hall of Fame which was held at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, April 6, 2013. Photo by Errol Anderson

Booker T completing on of his patented moves
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Booker T completing on of his patented moves at the WWE Hall of Fame inductions, which were held at Madison Square Garden. (April 6, 2013)

Long Island's own Mick Foley was inducted into
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Long Island's own Mick Foley was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame during a ceremony at Madison Square Garden. (April 6, 2013)

Bruno Sammartino speaking to the audience at the
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Bruno Sammartino speaking to the audience at the WWE Hall of Fame Inductions which was held at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, April 6, 2013. Photo by Errol Anderson

BOB BACKLUND, North Dakota State Bob Backlund is
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BOB BACKLUND, North Dakota State
Bob Backlund is a professional wrestler who is a two-time WWF Champion.

Donald Trump speaking to the audience at Madison
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Donald Trump speaking to the audience at Madison Square Garden at his induction to the WWE Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 6, 2013. Photo by Errol Anderson

Booker T speaking to the audience at his
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Booker T speaking to the audience at his induction to the WWE Hall of Fame which was held at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, April 6, 2013. Photo by Errol Anderson

Bruno Sammartino speaking to the audience at the
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Bruno Sammartino speaking to the audience at the WWE Hall of Fame Inductions which was held at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, April 6, 2013. Photo by Errol Anderson

Trish Stratus speaking to the audience at her
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Trish Stratus speaking to the audience at her induction to the WWE Hall of Fame held at Madison Square Garden. (April 6, 2013)

Trish Stratus speaking to the audience at her
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Trish Stratus speaking to the audience at her induction to the WWE Hall of Fame held at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, April 6, 2013. Photo by Errol Anderson

Booker T speaking to the audience at his
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Booker T speaking to the audience at his induction to the WWE Hall of Fame which was held at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, April 6, 2013. Photo by Errol Anderson

Long Island's own Mick Foley speaks to the
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Long Island's own Mick Foley speaks to the audience at Madison Square Garden during his induction into the WWE Hall of Fame. (April 6, 2013)

Bob Backlund speaks to the audience at Madison
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Bob Backlund speaks to the audience at Madison Square Garden at his induction to the WWE Hall of Fame. (April 6, 2013)

Long Island's own Mick Foley speaks to the
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Long Island's own Mick Foley speaks to the audience at Madison Square Garden during his induction into the WWE Hall of Fame. (April 6, 2013)

Mick Foley, Long Island's own, speaks to the
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Mick Foley, Long Island's own, speaks to the audience at Madison Square Garden during his induction into the WWE Hall of Fame. (April 6, 2013)

Booker T speaking to the audience at his
Photo Credit: Errol Anderson

Booker T speaking to the audience at his induction to the WWE Hall of Fame which was held at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, April 6, 2013. Photo by Errol Anderson

Bruno Sammartino speaking to the audience at the
Photo Credit: Errol Anderson

Bruno Sammartino speaking to the audience at the WWE Hall of Fame Inductions which was held at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, April 6, 2013. Photo by Errol Anderson

Long Island's own Mick Foley speaks to the
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Long Island's own Mick Foley speaks to the audience at Madison Square Garden at his induction into the WWE Hall of Fame. (April 6, 2013)

Bruno Sammartino waving to the audience at the
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Bruno Sammartino waving to the audience at the WWE Hall of Fame Inductions which was held at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, April 6, 2013. Photo by Errol Anderson

A visit from Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus
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A visit from Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus capped off Long Island's own Mick Foley being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, held at Madison Square Garden. (April 6, 2013)

Bob Backlund speaking to the audience at Madison
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Bob Backlund speaking to the audience at Madison Square Garden at his induction to the WWE Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 6, 2013. Photo by Errol Anderson

Bob Backlund sharing a moment with the audience
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Bob Backlund sharing a moment with the audience at Madison Square Garden at his induction to the WWE Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 6, 2013. Photo by Errol Anderson

Three-time WWE Champion and Long Island's own Mick
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Three-time WWE Champion and Long Island's own Mick Foley addresses the crowd during his induction into the WWE Hall of Fame at Madison Square Garden. (April 6, 2013)

Donald Trump's work promoting WrestleManias and his Battle
Photo Credit: WWE, Inc.

Donald Trump's work promoting WrestleManias and his Battle of the Billionaries WrestleMania XXIII encounter earned him induction into the celebrity wing of the WWE Hall of Fame during an induction ceremony as Madison Square Garden. (April 6, 2013)

Bob Backlund is inducted into the WWE Hall
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Bob Backlund is inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by television personality and wrestling fan and occasional WWE competitor Maria Menounos at Madison Square Garden. (April 6, 2013)

For former WWE Diva Trish Stratus, her induction
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For former WWE Diva Trish Stratus, her induction into the WWE Hall of Fame was doubly sweet. Besides being honored, she got to tell the world she's going to be a mom. (April 6, 2013)

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Bruno Sammartino, left, is inducted into the WWE
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Bruno Sammartino, left, is inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by Arnold Schwarzenegger at Madison Square Garden. (April 6, 2013)

MICK FOLEY Setauket's own Mick Foley earned his
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MICK FOLEY
Setauket's own Mick Foley earned his reputation as "The Hardcore Legend" over a career of putting his body on the line for fans' enjoyment. Not only is Foley a multiple-time WWE world champion, but he's also a multiple-time New York Times best-selling author.

BOB BACKLUND Native Minnesotan Backlund held the WWE
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BOB BACKLUND
Native Minnesotan Backlund held the WWE championship from 1978 until 1983 -- the second longest reign in history. After a lengthy hiatus, Backlund came out of retirement in the mid-1990s and won his second world title by beating Bret "Hitman" Hart. He unsuccessfully ran for Congress in Connecticut in 2000.

Bruno Sammartino is on many fans' shortlist of
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Bruno Sammartino is on many fans' shortlist of the best performers in WWE history. His two World Wide Wrestling Federation heavyweight title reigns in 1960s and 70s totaled nearly 11 years, and he lays claim to having sold out Madison Square Garden more than 200 times. A bitter feud between Sammartino and WWE owner Vince McMahon kept him from being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame until 2013.

TRISH STRATUS With her beauty and spunk, 2013
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TRISH STRATUS
With her beauty and spunk, 2013 WWE Hall of Fame inductee Stratus rose to the top of the WWE's Divas division in the early 2000s. The fitness model-turned-wrestler won a record seven women's championships, including in her 2006 retirement match. WWE named her Diva of the Decade at the 10th anniversary of Monday Night Raw in 2003.

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