Vader is considered to one of the best big men to ever step foot inside the squared circle. The real-life Leon White had one hell of a career in Japan and the United States. Sadly, he passed away in 2018 after lengthy battle with illness.

WWE recently announced that Vader will be inducted posthumously into their Hall of Fame Class of 2022. The former WCW champion joins The Undertaker among other legends of the industry in the Hall of Fame.

Fellow Hall of Famer Mick Foley took to Twitter to welcome the announcement. Foley congratulated the late great wrestler’s family and said that his induction had long been overdue.

The hardcore legend also reminisced about his in-ring rivalry with The Man They Call Vader. The two squared off with each other multiple times during their storied careers.


The former CU Buffs offensive lineman made his pro wrestling debut in 1985. Vader would go on to become a household name in Antonio Inoki’s New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) and Ted Turner’s WCW.

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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab serves as a news writer at Ringside News. He has covered pro wrestling and sports entertainment for a variety of publications, including Sportskeeda Wrestling, The Sportster, and WrestleZone. Outside of his professional duties, Manik likes to indulge in fiction, thrillers, comics, manga, and anime.

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