Honky Tonk Man confirmed for this year's WWE Hall of Fame class
This year’s WWE Hall of Fame class has its second confirmed act.
WWE announced via CBS Sports today that the Honky Tonk Man will be inducted into their Hall of Fame over WrestleMania 35 weekend. The ceremony is taking place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday, April 6.
“WWE is the place to be. For me, it’s the only place I have ever wanted to be,” Honky Tonk Man (Wayne Farris) told CBS Sports on their State of Combat podcast. “It’s the place that if I’m ready to finish up, that’s where I want to be. It’s home for me because I have so many fond memories of everything that has been accomplished by WWE and from what I’ve accomplished myself. It wasn’t me alone, it was a huge team effort.
“That is what’s amazing and what is so great about being part of the WWE. The door is open to you and it’s up to you if you want to walk through it. I look back on everything and for some unknown reason, everything has a meaning. The timing, everything about this year in the 2019 Hall of Fame, everything was lining up perfectly. I never dreamed it was going to happen and would tell people that it’s something I don’t think about every day of my life. But to be able to be part of this, it’s hard to explain.”
Honky Tonk Man’s 454 days as champion is the longest Intercontinental title reign in WWE history. He won the title from Ricky Steamboat on June 2, 1987 and dropped it to the Ultimate Warrior on August 29, 1988.
D-Generation X (Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Chyna, X-Pac, Road Dogg, and Billy Gunn) were the first act to be announced for the 2019 WWE Hall of Fame class.