Report: WWE to induct original Hart Foundation into the Hall of Fame

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WWE is now in WrestleMania season, and with it comes more than just booking matches for The Showcase of the Immortals.

One of the major attractions during WrestleMania week is the WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony, and it's at this time of year the company announces who will be inducted.

Although no official announcement has been made by the WWE yet, reports have emerged stating who will be the first members of the Hall of Fame Class of 2019.

According to PWInsider, WWE will be inducting the original Hart Foundation (Bret Hart, Jim Neidhart, and Jimmy Hart) into the Hall of Fame on April 6, the Saturday before WrestleMania.

Their report further states that the current plan is to induct the original trio, meaning heel referee turned wrestler Dangerous Danny Davis who joined the stable after WrestleMania III will not be inducted.

The 1997-era Hart Foundation faction, which also included Owen Hart, Brian Pillman, and Davey Boy Smith, will not be inducted at the ceremony either.

This is likely due to the legality of honouring Owen Hart as his estate remains at odds with WWE. This is bound to upset some fans.

The Hart Foundation

The Hart Foundation debuted in the WWE in 1985 and quickly became a cornerstone of the company’s tag team division during that era.

The trio had a perfect combination of flair, technical finesse, and brute strength, with Bret and Neidhart winning the WWF Tag Team Championships on two occasions.

Some of their most iconic feuds were with the British Bulldogs as well as Demolition. They also made memorable appearances at WrestleMania II and III before the decision was made to turn Bret into a babyface singles star at WrestleMania IV.

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The Hart Foundation split after WrestleMania VII in 1991, with Bret then going on to focus on his singles career.

This upcoming WWE Hall of Fame induction will be the first for Jim Neidhart, but the second for Bret Hart and Jimmy Hart.

Bret and Jimmy will join Ric Flair as the only two-time WWE Hall of Famers following their original inductions in 2006 and 2005 respectively.

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