USA NETWORK TO PRESENT 2009 WWE� HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY
Stone Cold Steve Austin� Leads Class Of 2009
New York, NY. March 26, 2009 � USA Network will present the induction ceremony of the 2009 WWE Hall of Fame class Saturday, April 4th at 10PM EST/9PM CT from the Toyota Center in Houston, TX on the eve of the historic 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania�.
The class of 2009 will be led by the most popular Superstar in WWE history -- TexasT native "Stone Cold" Steve Austin. Austin is a six-time WWE Champion as well as a former Intercontinental Champion, World Tag Team Champion and three-time winner of the Royal Rumble�. Affectionately known as "The Texas Rattlesnake�" to millions of WWE fans around the globe, Austin's work outside the ring continues to thrive with big screen roles in films such as "The Longest Yard," "The Condemned" and the highly anticipated upcoming feature "The Expendables," opposite Oscar� nominee Mickey Rourke and Sylvester Stallone.
The 2009 WWE Hall of Fame will also include Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, to be inducted by WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair. Steamboat is a former NWA World Champion, WWE Intercontinental Champion and World Tag Team Champion. At the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania on April 5, Steamboat will come out of retirement to team with fellow Hall of Famers Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka and "Rowdy" Roddy Piper to face Chris Jericho�.
Rounding out the class of 2009 are "Cowboy" Bill Watts, Terry Funk & Dory Funk Jr, Koko B. Ware, legendary ring announcer Howard Finkel and The Von Erich family.
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