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Each year, six individuals who have positively impacted Joe Rules' career will be inducted into Joe's Personal Hall of Fame


Weighing in at 6.7 on the Richter Scale, The "Industrial Monster" has always been a force to be reckoned with ... Appeared in NEPW and the GWF among other promotions before entering the UWF and JWA ... Defeated Rick Silver for the UWF World Title on August 27, 2005 in Boonton, New Jersey ... While still champion, he and Chocolate Boy Wonder captured the JWA-United World Tag Team Championship ... Bill Ding successfully defended the World Title against "Textbook" Philly Madison, Max Gaeta, and "Dirty" Don Montoya, among others ... UWF World Champion Bill Ding faced JWA World Champion Joe Rules in a Title Unification Match on October 3, 2009 in Sayreville ... Thanks to the interference of Taylor Nicole Rules and Luxurious Lynne, Rules won the match to become the first JWA-United World Champion ... Bill Ding snapped and transformed into The Legion and is currently involved in a violent feud with Section 8. A master of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, James Proper began training for professional wrestling alongside Joe Rules, Chris Krueger, Jake Lawless, and Middknight at ECW's Philadelphia-based wrestling school ... Trained by Full Blooded Italian J.T. Smith ... Feuded extensively with Middknight in various independent wrestling promotions ... Stole Joe Rules' famous robe and Chris Krueger's $100 Belt in World Wrestling Enterprises ... Proper and Rules were a successful tag team during the UWF's Phantom Menace Tour ... James Proper also competed for a time under his real name, Alexi Taktarov ... Has been retired for the last decade, but a comeback would be awesome. A former WWF World Tag Team Champion with partner Greg Valentine, Brutus Beefcake is best known as "The Barber" ... Famously cut the hair of Adrian Adonis at WrestleMania III ... Was involved in a near-fatal parasailing accident in 1990 but was able to return to the ring ... Headlined WrestleMania IX and Starrcade '94 ... Brutus Beefcake wrestled Rick Silver with Joe Rules in 2000 ... Beefcake defeated Silver, but it was Joe Rules who received a haircut courtesy of Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake.
One of the all-time great independent wrestling managers, Barry Casino passed away in July of 2009 ... Appeared in promotions such as Pennsylvania Championship Wrestling, the East Coast Wrestling Association, the Mid-Eastern Wrestling Federation, and NWA New Jersey ... The flamboyant, colorful Barry Casino is probably most remembered as manager to Mr. Ooh La La, one of the most entertaining manager/wrestler combinations ever ... As a result of Joe Rules defeating Dave Patera in a special challenge match, the charismatic Barry Casino was forced to leave PCW, and Rules gained the contracts of every member of his stable Camp Casino, which included Patera, Col. Jihad Hussein, The Persian Prince, and Mr. Ooh La La ... At the ECWA 35th Anniversary show, a very deserving Barry Casino was presented with the first "Icon" Award. One half of the tag team known as The Soul Brothers, Elvin Soul has been teaming with his brother Jack Soul since the late 90s ... The successful duo went on to win numerous tag team championships in various promotions ... Joe Rules has feuded with The Soul Brothers practically since their inception with partners including The "Celebrity" Chris Krueger and "Sterling" Rick Silver ... The two had a falling out in the United Wrestling Federation in 2000 and Elvin and Jack feuded with each other briefly before reuniting on The Phantom Menace Tour ... The Soul Brothers defeated the combination of Trey Owens & T-Bonz at SummerBash. In late 2004 Jack Soul, along with his brother and tag team partner Elvin Soul, opened a wrestling training facility known as The Soul Asylum ... Their students included HollyHood, Brian Mitchell Foster, Alexa Thatcher, and Taylor Nicole ... Joe Rules met future wife Taylor Nicole at a pro wrestling convention promoting The Soul Brothers' Soul Asylum Wrestling event they were both appearing on that evening, and the rest is history.
Laura Grana, the mother of Joe Rules, passed away on April 26, 2010 ... She was 74 years old ... Born in New York, she lived in Old Bridge, New Jersey for 39 years ... She was treasurer of the East Brunswick Bakers Federal Credit Union for many years until its closing, and payroll accountant for the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd Child Care Center until her retirement ... She was married to Alfred Grana for almost 55 years, and also had three daughters, six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild ... Laura Grana had the opportunity to see her son in action live on several occassions, including events at the Middlesex County Fair, LCGS, the former Madison Central High School, and Six Flags Great Adventure ... She also put up with a great deal of backyard wrestling in the early 90s ... Joe Rules misses her more than anything. Alfred Grana, the father of Joe Rules, passed away on August 1, 2010 ... He was 75 years old ... He was a baker for the Wonder Bread/Hostess Cake Co. for 46 years, including 25 years at the plant in East Brunswick, retiring in 1996 ... Alfred Grana loved his family very much ... Born in Bronx, he resided in New York, moving to Old Bridge in 1971 ... He was predeceased just over three months earlier by his loving wife of 54 years, Laura Grana ... He is also survived by his three daughters, six grandchildren, and his great-grandson ... Although he did not see Joe Rules perform live often, he did attend bouts at MCHS and the North Star Arena in Six Flags Great Adventure ... When he was once asked his opinion on a Joe Rules/Rick Silver match, he famously commented, "I'm for Joe!" Sting is a six-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion, two-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion, two-time WCW International World Heavyweight Champion, two-time TNA World Heavyweight Champion, and one-time WWA World Heavyweight Champion ... Feuded extensively with Ric Flair and Vader ... Not long after the NWO arrived on the scene, Sting changed his appearance, exchanging his colorful makeup and bleached crew cut for long, dark hair and white face paint ... Defeated Ric Flair in the final match of Monday Nitro ... Probably the most famous wrestler never to work for the WWE (to date) ... A four-time winner of Pro Wrestling Illustrated's "Most Popular Wrestler of the Year," no matter what TNA tried to turn him, most fans (and Joe Rules in particular) never stopped cheering for him.
Pro Wrestling Illustrated's 1979 Rookie of the Year, Koko B. Ware was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2009 ... Gained early success as one half of the P.Y.T. Express before joining the World Wrestling Federation ... The "Birdman" was known for his colorful hair and outfits, and was accompanied to ringside by his pet macaw Frankie ... Sang the hit title track of 1987's album "Piledriver" ... Also teamed with Owen Hart as High Energy ... Shortly after asking Dave Desire what the @#$% his problem was, Koko B. Ware squared off with Joe Rules in Haulton, Maine in one of Rules' first professional bouts ... Joe Rules lasted approximately one minute before The "Birdman" hit him with his Bird Buster finisher for the three count ... Also a two-time USWA Heavyweight Champion. Trained by Sonny Blaze, Mikey Whipwreck has held every championship in Extreme Championship Wrestling ... Defeated Pitbull #1 for the ECW Television Championship ... He is a three-time ECW Tag Team Champion (twice with Cactus Jack and once with Tajiri) ... On October 28, 1995, Whipwreck became the youngest ECW Heavyweight Champion when he defeated The Sandman in a ladder match ... He holds pinfall victories over "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and Rey Mysterio, Jr. ... While wrestling for the HWA under the ring name Madness, Mikey Whipwreck met Joe Rules and got him a position as a member of ECW's ring crew ... Mikey has also trained many wrestlers including Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder ... His finishing maneuver is the Whipper-Snapper. The insane Dr. Click started off as the evil minion of Joe Rules & Rick Silver ... Was a member of The Brotherhood of Theives along with Dr. A. Scott Rutkay and the late Mad Max ... Once tried to bury Rick Silver alive ... The demented mad scientist also hosted a talk show called Lab Talk With Dr. Click ... Defeated Mr. Florida for the Florida Title but didn't want it anyway ... While primarily appearing in the original JWA, Dr. Click has also been seen in World Wrestling Enterprises and (briefly) East Coast Pro Wrestling ... Dr. Click once squared off with Joe Rules in what has been celebrated worldwide as the worst professional wrestling match of all time, and you can enjoy for yourself here ... Known for smashing his enemies with a cordless phone.

Pennsylvania Championship Wrestling's Judd the Stud passed away in July 2011 ... He was the manager of Revolution X, which included Sexton Hardcastle (Edge), Christian Cage, "Superstar" Lance Diamond, and Reckless Youth ... During his career, he worked with or against many WWF superstars including Bob Holly, Bart Gunn, and King Kong Bundy ... Also a former PCW Junior Heavyweight Champion, Joe Rules won the strap from him in 1997 when Judd The Stud put the title on the line in a battle royal ... After the PCW stopped promoting events in 2000, he began running shows in Wind Gap under the banner of Continental Championship Wrestling ... Behind the scenes, Judd The Stud was friendly to everyone and always a pleasure to work with ... He is missed. Four-time American Wrestling Association World Heavyweight Champion Nick Bockwinkel is among the greatest wrestlers ever, known for his exceptional technical ability, ring psychology, and articulate interviews ... He also held the AWA World Tag Team Championship three times with Ray "The Crippler" Stevens ... In a match that aired on New Year's 1987 on ESPN, Bockwinkel wrestled Curt Hennig to a sixty minute time limit draw ... Joe Rules considers this to be the best match he has ever seen to this day ... Nick Bockwinkel was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2007 and is also President of the Cauliflower Alley Club. Originally known simply as "Beth," she debuted in JWA-United by managing Alexa Thatcher to a victory over Corvis Fear ... She was later kidnapped by Pure Absinthe, Joe Rules, and Luxurious Lynne ... They kept her bound, gagged, and on a leashe, but ultimately turned her to the dark side and changed her name to Liz Savage ... She was eventually tagged and released back into the wild ... Liz Savage and Joe Rules were co-commissioners of the United Wrestling Coalition for some time, and she has managed different wrestlers in Connecticut and other areas ... Also wrestled on occasion for DWOW and AWESOME ... Liz Savage now spends her time occupying things.
The Latino Man is the most successful tag team wrestler in the history of the original JWA along with his partner, Sarge ... Known as Operation Annihilate, Sarge & Latino Man defeated Brian Burke & PMS for the JWA Tag Team Championship in 1992 and never lost the straps ... Feuded extensively with The Rambunctious Guys In Shirts ... Prior to joining Operation Annihilate, Latino Man had a brief feud with The Squash Tornado, who defeated him in a huge upset at SummerBash 2 ... In 2000, Latino Man returned for the JWA 10-Year Reunion, involving himself in a pier six brawl with Hubie Volk, The Hot Rocker, The Steamroller, and The Mongolian Jackass ... The Latino Man is especially well known for his catchy ring entrance music. A WWE Hall of Famer, "Luscious" Johnny Valiant is a two-time WWWF World Tag Team Champion with Jimmy and Jerry Valiant ... Feuded with The "Living Legend" Bruno Sammartino ... As a manager, Johnny V lead Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake to a championship victory over Windham & Rotundo ... Now an actor and comedian, he has appeared on The Sopranos and Law & Order ... His one man show has garnered critical praise ... Also appeared in the Oscar-nominated The Wrestler ... Johnny Valiant has made several appearances in JWA-United as a guest ring announcer and interviewer, and even gave Team Joe Rules And Company its name. The Great Cerenzio is a two-time JWA-United World Tag Team Champion with partners Grand Master B and The "Maniacal" Hubie Volk ... Has held every championship the Great Wrestling Federation has to offer and is in the GWF Hall of Fame ... Some of his most noteworthy feuds have been with Hubie Volk, Ethan de Sade, Dave Delicious, and Joe Rules ... Rules once defeated Cerenzio with a mighty lariat in Massachusetts ... Joe Rules has appeared on virtually every one of Cerenzio's GWF events--whether invited or not! ... When accompanied by his valet Cammo, they are collectively known as The B-Team ... (But shouldn't it be The C-Team?)

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