Its an interesting rumour that The Kliq should be inducted and one of the things that make their potential induction most interesting and controversial is that the group has never really existed on WWE TV. There are two occasions where The Kliq have kinda appeared on screen as a group. Firstly when Shawn Michaels was inducted into the Hall of Fame by Triple H in 2011, and was later joined on stage by Kevin Nash and X Pac. This was significant as its unusual for the inductee to be joined on stage by wrestlers who werent inducting them. The second occasion came on NXT a couple of weeks back when there was a reunion of D-Generation X; Michaels, Hunter, Billy Gunn and Waltman were all there (Road Dogg was missing understandably as it was only a short period after his brother died), along with Kevin Nash, who was never a member of DX. Its clear by doing this WWE was catering to the longer term fan, and also to those who are probably aware this was closer to a version of the Kliq rather than a straight forward DX/nWo mash up.
Over the years there have been many on screen nods and winks between the faction members, but the above count for the only televised instances as a unit. So are a group who have only two real on screen appearances worthy of being inducted into the Hall of Fame? The instant argument is that Drew Carey was inducted and he is a non wrestler whose only contribution to wrestling was when eliminated himself from a Royal Rumble once. With cases like him, Pete Rose and to a lesser extent Mike Tyson, the argument can be made that anyone who has ever stepped foot into a wrestling ring is eligible for HOF induction. So why shouldnt The Kliq be honoured? The simple answer is that sometimes the whole isnt greater than its parts. And inducting the group as a whole may prove to be as much of a disservice as it is a service.
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