Hulk Hogan may have leaked two names that could be a part of the WWE Hall of Fame this year even though they haven’t been announced yet.
The first name that will be inducted into the 2023 WWE Hall of Fame was announced on the March 10th edition of Smackdown: Rey Mysterio.
Even though Rey is an active WWE superstar, the company felt like it was the right time to induct him considering his legendary status as arguably the greatest masked wrestler of all time. Rey is also from San Diego and with WrestleMania 39 taking place in Los Angeles, it seems like the right place to induct Rey so that his family can make the trip as well.
On his own YouTube channel, two-time WWE Hall Of Famer Hulk Hogan spoke about Rey Mysterio being in the WWE Hall Of Fame this year.
“You know, Maniacs, I was watching the WWE the other night, and I was really curious who the first inductee into the 2023 Hall of Fame was. Oh my gosh, it’s Rey Mysterio. No one is more deserving than a champion, a great man, a great father, and a great husband. He deserves to be in the Hall of Fame.”
As he continued, Hulk Hogan mentioned a brother tag team that he feels is very deserving for the WWE Hall of Fame, The Rougeau Brothers.
“For years and years, he’s carried the torch, but then I thought, who could be next? Who could be just as deserving and then my first thought was one of the great tag teams of all time, The Rougeaus Brothers. Jacques Rougeau and his brother Raymond Rougeau, those two guys, need to be in the Hall of Fame. I’m voting for them. Hopefully, they will be the next inductees into the Hall of Fame. I think it just might happen. I got a really good feeling about that one brother.”
Considering Hulk Hogan said “I got a really good feeling” about it in the video, that could be an indication that Hogan knows it is happening and he decided to put it out there. Hogan also stroked his mustache while he said that part, which is also another clue.
The Rougeau Brothers (sometimes called “The Fabulous Rougeaus”) worked with Hulk Hogan in during the prime of his career in the late 1980s. They worked for WWE from 1986 until Ray retired in 1990. After Ray retired, Jacques had some singles success as The Mountie and also had a run with Carl Ouellet as The Quebecers. Hogan also put over Jacques Rougeau in a singles match in Montreal in the 1990s, which was rare, but Hogan did it out of respect for his friend Jacques.
For what it’s worth, The Rougeau Brothers were not on the list of rumored names for this year’s WWE Hall of Fame, but that list is not confirmed either.