WWE is reportedly planning a pre-produced ceremony for the upcoming edition of WWE Hall Of Fame, due to the sheer number of inductees present in the two batches.
THE 2020 AND 2021 CLASSES OF WWE HALL OF FAME WILL BE INDUCTED TOGETHER
The 2020 WWE Hall of Fame event was originally scheduled to take place on April 2, 2020 from the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida, as part of WrestleMania 36 week, and would have aired live on the WWE Network. However, the event was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Later in the year, it was announced that the 2020 Class would be inducted alongside the Class of 2021 during WrestleMania 37 weekend, which was relocated to Tampa from its original location of Los Angeles, California.
THE INDUCTEES INCLUDE NWO, JUSHIN THUNDER LIGER AND BATISTA
The inductees of the 2020 Hall Of Fame class includes the New World Order (nWo). The members recognized for this induction are “Hollywood” Hulk Hogan, Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, and Sean Waltman, the first three of whom were the original members of a faction which had almost an uncountable number of members throughout its existence. This induction makes each of these members two-time inductees, with Hogan, Hall, and Nash previously being inducted for their individual careers and Waltman being previously inducted as part of D-Generation X in 2019, which also makes Waltman the first back-to-back inductee.
Batista was also announced as an inductee, possibly the headliner of the class. The next inductees were announced during an Alexa Bliss’ segment of “A Moment of Bliss”, they being The Bella Twins in what caused controversy amongst the fans about the legitimacy of the WWE Hall Of Fame. On March 12 episode of the WWE After the Bell podcast, host Corey Graves revealed that The British Bulldog would be inducted posthumously, while on March 16, WWE and Yahoo! Japan announced that Japanese wrestler Jushin “Thunder” Liger would be inducted.
The 2021 Class, which will be inducted alongside the 2020 class, has one member revealed already. The famed Molly Holly, known to be a fantastic wrestler at a time when women’s wrestling was not taken seriously by WWE, will be inducted.