July 15, 2006: Bob Roop was inducted into the International Wrestling Museum Hall of Fame in Newton, Iowa..
Charles Wilson wrote: Lemme tell ya’: Many will tell you the greatest World Tag Team Champions were the Andersons. Cannot argue that. But the greatest Tag Team ever was Bob Roop and Bob Orton jr. PERIOD! When Roop was faced with the task of branching out after being a single’s competitor for so long, he matched up with the likes of Killer Karl Krupp. *Ugh!* He partnered with some others and got nowhere. Then, in a bit of booking magic, someone paired Roop and Orton and the question became, “When is a pinning combination not a pinning combination?” Answer: When you’ve made the tag with your partner! Roop, ever the Greco-Roman master, would tag Orton and roll the opponent into a backslide. The fish would begin to try to roll out when Orton would jump about 27 feet high and bring a knee into his forehead. People in the stands just went berserk! Orton and Roop just seemed to have fun and they brought life to the Tag Team event when everyone else simply put up with it or used it as a set-up or grudge/revenge affair. I have truly not seen anything like those two – including the Andersons.