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USA Network to Present 2009 Wwe(R) Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
The ceremony airs Saturday, April 4 at 10:00/9:00c, on the eve of the historic 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania.

[via press release from USA]


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.

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) is an integrated media and entertainment company headquartered in Stamford, Conn. WWE has offices in Los Angeles, Toronto and London, and a sales office located in New York City. Information on the company can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com.

USA Network is the #1 network in all of basic cable and is seen in 94 million U.S. homes. A division of NBC Universal, USA is the cable television leader in original series and is home to the best in blockbuster theatrical films, acquired television series and entertainment events. The award-winning USA website is located at www.usanetwork.com. Characters Welcome.

USA Network is a program service of NBC Universal Cable a division of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience.

  [march 2009]  


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