WWE has announced two huge names for this year’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Dallas. WrestleMania weekend will see the enshrinement of The Undertaker and Vader who are both deserving legends of pro wrestling. Others are likely to be added, but all of them might not receive equal treatment at the event.

The induction of The Undertaker has been long time coming. Taker’s legend is almost as big as WWE itself. Vader was an international star who was the top monster heel for a generation of fans. Both have earned their spot amongst the immortals.

The other wrestlers who get inducted this year may not get the full live speech treatment. Dave Meltzer spoke about WWE’s plans for the Hall of Fame event on the latest Wrestling Observer Radio.

“There’s one thing I’ve heard also, is that, because the Undertaker Hall of Fame thing is going to be so big, and again, they’re only doing a 90-minute window because they’re doing the show from 10:30 to midnight eastern, 9:30 to 11 local time because of the lateness and everything like that, that they may announce this class. It’ll happen, but it will be like digital inductions, maybe, in some of the cases, as opposed to whatever it is.


Undertaker’s going to get the big grand treatment. I would presume Vader probably will, he was a really big star. But a lot of the other guys, there’s been talk of, you know, again, with 90 minutes, not even doing them as part of that ceremony, but just doing it digitally.”

WrestleMania taking place in the central time zone leaves WWE with some serious time constraints for the Hall of Fame event. It remains to be seen who else will be added to this year’s class of inductees. Some of them may not even be there live to accept the honor.

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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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