The WWE Hall of Fame has been around since 1993. WWE used to organize the event in conjunction with PPV events during the HOF’s earlier days. The company revived the Hall of Fame after an eight-year hiatus in 2004. The Hall of Fame has been an integral part of WrestleMania since then. There’s a common belief that the HOF is reserved for veterans or legends of the business, but there are many young superstars who have received their HOF induction.
Edge is a certified legend of the business and there’s no arguing that. The Rated R Superstar had a successful career but was forced into early retirement due to neck injuries in 2011. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame Class of 2012.
Edge headlined said class and is currently the youngest Hall of Fame inductee. He made his triumphant return to the ring in 2020, completely defying odds and the longstanding belief that he won’t ever return to the squared circle as an in-ring competitor.
Vince McMahon Sr. ran the Capitol Wrestling Corporation from 1953 to 1982. The company was originally a professional wrestling and boxing promotion and later became the sanctioning body for the World Wide Wrestling Federation and the World Wrestling Federation, which later became WWE.
McMahon’s son, Vincent Kennedy McMahon., honored his father’s contributions to the business by having Shane McMahon induct his grandfather posthumously into WWE’s Hall of Fame Class of 1996. Vince McMahon Sr. would’ve been 82 at the time of his induction.
Sunny may have been in trouble with the law these days, but she had one hell of a career as a manager in multiple wrestling promotions including WWE, WCW and ECW. Sunny was known as the first WWE diva and paved the way for many who followed in her footsteps.
Sunny was inducted into WWE’s Hall of Fame Class of 2011 by WWE’s women’s division at the time. Sunny was 38 years of age when she received the accolade. Here’s hoping that she gets through her troubles and returns to living a normal life.
James Dudley was an American baseball player, professional wrestling manager, and professional wrestling executive. He is best known for his time with the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF), the precursor to World Wrestling Federation (WWF).
James Dudley worked with four generations of McMahon's and had good relations with each of them. He was induced into the second annual Hall of Fame in 1994 by Vince McMahon himself at the advanced age of 84.
The Bella Twins joined WWE in the wake of the company’s full-fledged transition from Ruthless Aggression to PG Era. Nikki and Brie were instrumental in shaking up WWE’s women’s division and helped it get the nod it rightfully deserved.
The two earned their tickets to the Hall of Fame as members of the class of 2020 but were finally inducted in 2021 due to the outburst of COVID-19 in the former year. They were 37 years of age at the time of their induction.
Mae Young’s contributions to the business cannot and should not be denied. Mae and Fabulous Moolah ushered in a new era for women in wrestling. Mae continued to perform for WWE even in advanced age and took some of the scariest bumps in the company’s history.
Mae Young's contribution to sports entertainment earned her a very deserving place in WWE’s Hall of Fame at the age of 85. She was inducted into the HOF Class of 2008 by the first-ever Intercontinental Champion, Pat Patterson.