Vader was one of the greatest big men in the history of professional wrestling. A stiff style and remarkable agility for a man of his size made him one of the monster heels of the 1990s. Vader was an international sensation and had success in WCW, WWE, and Japan throughout his lengthy career.

WWE announced today that they will be honoring Vader with a well-deserved spot in the Hall of Fame. Vader will join The Undertaker among the immortals of the company at WrestleMania 38 weekend. Unfortunately, Vader passed away in 2018 after an ongoing struggle with heart issues.

WWE announced on their website. The company briefly went over Vader’s storied history as a professional wrestler. The man from The Rocky Mountains is more than worthy.

“As first reported by Bleacher Report, Vader will be posthumously inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame’s Class of 2022. The Mastodon will be enshrined in the hallowed hall during the 2022 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony as part of WrestleMania Week.


The WWE Hall of Fame ceremony will take place Friday, April 1, at American Airlines Center in Dallas as part of WrestleMania Week. The event will stream live exclusively on Peacock in the U.S. and WWE Network everywhere else. In addition, for the first time in history, WWE will present both Friday Night SmackDown and the 2022 WWE Hall of Fame Ceremony live on the same night at American Airlines Center, giving all fans in attendance an unprecedented opportunity to witness both events for one price. Tickets for the special 2-for-1 SmackDown + Hall of Fame are now available via Ticketmaster.”

Younger fans who never got to see Vader in his prime should check out his work. Vader was years ahead of his time. Now he will take his rightful place among the all-time greats of WWE.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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