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Steel Chair is the first inductee announced for the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2015

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) announced today that one of the most valuable performers in the company’s long history, a black steel folding chair, will be inducted into the prestigious WWE Hall of Fame.

“No inanimate object have played a more important role in WWE history than Steel Chair,” a reverent baritone voice intones in a video montage released today on WWE.com.

“For its invaluable contributions to WWE history — from Edge and Christian’s Con-Chair-To to Eddie Guerrero’s ref-tricking tomfoolery — we are proud to announce Steel Chair as the latest inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015.”

Steel Chair issued a statement this morning saying it is “overjoyed” by the announcement, and believes the honor is “long overdue.”

“The Rock could never have beaten Mankind without me, you know,” reads the statement.

“And I hope this will set the record straight: I haven’t caused nearly as many concussions as people think.”

Although no formal announcement has been made, it is believed Steel Chair will be inducted by cousin and future Hall of Famer, Steel Steps.