WrestleMania Weekend has gotten the hype it usually gets for a very good reason: WWE always goes all out to deliver to the fans. They hold a plethora of events throughout the weekend, but perhaps the most anticipated – outside of the actual WrestleMania event – is perhaps the Hall Of Fame Ceremony. There have been reports as to what the plans are for this year’s broadcast, and it’s pretty exciting news.
The plan is to showcase the go-home episode of SmackDown, the “fallout edition of Raw,” and the Hall Of Fame Ceremony on the same weekend. No big news there, really. What was not exactly certain though, was if the ceremony would be pre-taped or would air live after SmackDown on Friday night, the 1st of April.
As PW Insider has reported, the plans are now to air the Hall Of Fame Ceremony at 10:30 PM, and apparently right on Fox. It is scheduled to run from 10:30 until 12:00 AM, as per reports. The good news for fans in attendance, is that the ceremony will not be separately ticketed. Those that are in attendance at the American Airlines Center can stay and watch the ceremony.
If that Friday night timeslot seems familar to wrestling fans, that’s because it is. AEW Rampage airs on TNT every Friday at 10:00 PM EST.
The Hall Of Fame Ceremony is a highly regarded event that fans appreciate immensely for very good reason. Celebrities and legends are honored and inducted into a class of inductees that include so many legends they’re hard to name here, but I’ll try: Hulk Hogan, Steve Austin, “Macho Man” Randy Savage, Roddy Piper, Shawn Michaels, Ric Flair, Booker T, The Ultimate Warrior, Sensational Sherri, DX, Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, and of course so many others.
Many are awaiting with bated breath to see who makes the list this year. Last year the event was spread out over two nights because of the pandemic. They needed to induct two separate classes…2020 and 2021. Many are already making predictions as to just who is set to be inducted this year.
Rumored inductees include: The Undertaker, Batista, who was announced for last year but was nixed, William Regal, The Steiner Brothers and even the “King Of Kings” himself, Triple H, but time will tell, dear readers. We’ll keep you posted for sure.