WWE Hall of Fame: The reason that Carlos Colon was inducted this year

New WWE Hall of Fame inductee Car­los Colon was one of the biggest pro­fes­sion­al wrestling stars in Puer­to Rico his­to­ry. How­ev­er, that might not be the rea­son that the WWE chose Car­los Colon in 2014 as PWInsider.com report­ed on March 20 that it might be part of a deal to help the WWE pur­chase the World Wrestling Coun­cil (WWC) video library.

The WWC video library is some­thing that the WWE sees great val­ue in as they pre­pare to move the WWE Net­work from the U.S. shores to abroad. They want to sell them­selves to fans in all con­ti­nents, and fans south of the bor­der might see the addi­tion of the pop­u­lar WWC pro­gram­ming as a sell­ing point when it comes to get­ting the WWE Network.

The WWC saw not only Car­los Colon as its biggest star but also names like Willie Urbina, Apo­lo, Ricky Ban­deras, as well as Colon’s sons Car­l­i­to and Pri­omo and his nephew Epi­co. Of course, Pri­mo and Epi­co now wres­tle in the WWE as Los Mata­dores while Car­l­i­to was one of the WWE’s biggest mid­card stars for years.

Car­los Colon him­self held the WWC title 26 times in his career, feud­ing with names like Her­cules Ayala, Abdul­lah the Butch­er and Ray Gon­za­lez over his career. He also had a stop in the WWE where he actu­al­ly com­pet­ed in the Roy­al Rum­ble one year.

Car­los Colon has admit­ted that he has con­sid­ered sell­ing the WWC footage and the idea is that the WWE will be who pur­chas­es the rights to use on the WWE Network.