Possible 2014 WWE HOF Inductee, Update On WWE Releasing Son Of Famous Actor

-As noted, WWE recently released developmental wrestler Jody Kristofferson, the real-life son of actor Kris Kristofferson.

Kristofferson, who performed under the ring name “Garrett Dylan”, was said to be a nice guy with a ton of passion for pro wrestling, but unfortunately came up short in terms of actual in-ring skills and the ability to portray a wrestling character, or gimmick.

It was said that if he could portray himself, as opposed to a character, he would be able to do well. WWE also felt he didn’t do much to stand out, and didn’t have the body-type they look for in a wrestler.

-According to reports, one big name that is up for consideration as a 2014 WWE Hall Of Fame inductee is former WWE Superstar “Dr. Death” Steve Williams.

Williams, a legitimate tough guy, was at one point during his WWE career considered for a run as champion until he was knocked out by Bart Gunn in the infamous “Brawl For All” series, which mixed amateur wrestling and boxing in “shoot” style matches.


[Credit: Wrestling Observer Newsletter]

Matt Boone

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  • ballz

    dr death yes jake roberts yes ravishing rick rude yes ultimate warrior yes only for his work in wwf wrestle wise, paul heyman for his managing only. and lita for her involvement in the growing divas division. agree or not they should be there. and dr death steve williams is going to be in cause of his partner johnny ace great guy. ajpw they were unstoppable.

  • Darkness

    I’m guessing Jim Ross will induct him into the Hall Of Fame

    • Pozessed

      Should be Johnny Ace to be honest, they were a good tag team.

      • Michael Carter

        Ross is the obvious choice, but could just as easy be Bill Watts or Ted DiBiase.

  • Michael Carter

    Dr. Death in the HoF is wonderful news. Those who know me knew that I grew up in Mid-South/UFW territory, and no one was bigger that Williams. He was my Hulk Hogan, or in other words he was my number one. Watching Williams battle the Freebirds was my main highlight as a wrestling fan, ever. Throw in DiBiase and Terry Taylor into the mix and wrestling doesn’t get much better than that.

  • Pozessed

    Dr death is the epic guy that made Johnny Ace talk the way he does haha.

  • brad

    Dr. Death a true legend, him and Johnny ace use to be a good tag team in Japan.

    • Stoops Nic

      More like him and Gordy.

  • Oliver_Twisted

    I remember Bart Gunn absolutely steamrolling everybody in the Brawl for All then getting knocked into the next dimension by Butterbean.

    • Mr_DJ

      I hear Bart is still looking for his soul after that knockout.

  • Forceton Banfodder

    Bart Gunn, lol. I can’t think of that guy without remembering when Butterbean coldcocked him in one hit.

    • Kyle Verge

      well make fun of him to his face

      • Forceton Banfodder

        uh oh, are you Bart Gunn? Did that memory give you the sad?

        • Progressed_Kiss_My_Ass_Club

          nawww it gave him the evils! lol and the runs

        • Progressed_Now

          nawww it gave him the evils! lol and the runs

  • Kyle Verge

    Dr Death is a awesome choice his wwf run was not that great but he was a legend overseas…. also kris kristofferson is a country music superstar as well scoops do your research

  • Peter Milano Whosoever

    Dr. Death as a WWE champion? At this point of his career, not sure the office was going to go for it, he wasn’t well received by live audience. Dr. Death 10 years younger, I could see. Wasnt just Japan the man was great in NWA and Mid South.

    • Stoops Nic

      They were talking about the mid 90’s not now or even 10 Years ago.

      • Peter Milano Whosoever

        The guys has been deceased for 3 and half years now, mid to late 90’s, I think he still wasn’t the same wrestler he was in NWA. In Japan working tags with Terry Gordy, he could be a slower monster. He just seemed out paced in WWE in his later career.

  • Buzzard Follower

    jr would induct him i think. i remember that small angle with dr.d and jr right before wm 15

  • JustSayingWhatYouAlreadyKnow

    WOW him as champ would of been a disaster. I guess Vince was desperate or Russo really had that much pull haha him being a Tank Abbot fan and all.

  • Ted Gal

    2014 hall of fame should be Jake Roberts Steve Williams Scott hall DDP Randy savage
    Jim cornette and Lita

  • Benj

    Any rumors if joane marie laurer “CHYNA” will be included at the DX hall of fame for class 2014