Update On Names Discussed For WWE Hall Of Fame
Rey Mysterio was the first name announced for the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2023 but a new report has shed light on who might be joining the former WWE Champion.
Rey Mysterio is one of the most iconic lucha wrestlers of all time with his style helping to revolutionise weekly televised US wrestling in the mid-nineties. As the cornerstone of WCW’s hallowed cruiserweight division, Mysterio delighted audiences with his high-flying style as he did battle with the likes of Dean Malenko, Billy Kidman, Psychosis, Ultimo Dragon, and countless others.
In 2002, Mysterio joined WWE for the first time and made an instant splash with fans. The highlight of Mysterio’s career was borne out of tragedy as the masked star won the 2006 Royal Rumble match before winning the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania 22 as a tribute to Eddie Guerrero who had died just months before.
In 2010, he won that championship again and one year later, Mysterio captured the WWE Championship, if only for a night.
Rey Mysterio will take his place in the WWE Hall of Fame ahead of WrestleMania 39 where he is expected to do battle with his son, Dominik Mysterio. But now a report has revealed some names that have also been discussed for that honour, with some of them seemingly confirmed.
Now Xero News has given names that have been discussed for the Class of 2023:
“Some Names a source has heard for HOF not all confirmed but spoke about backstage. Please remember not 100%”
Dave Batista – Basically Confirmed
The Great Muta – Confirmed
Bill Eadie & Barry Darsow
The Class of 2022 only had four different inductions as well as the annual Warrior Award winner so it is unlikely that all these names would end up being inducted in a single class alongside Mysterio.
Batista was originally set to be inducted in 2020 but that ceremony was postponed until 2021 due to the pandemic and the star could not attend the re-scheduled event so will be due for induction at some point.
William Regal could be an interesting addition to the list given that he only returned to WWE at the start of the year after a short-lived stint in AEW. It is believed that as part of Tony Khan agreeing to not exercise an option to extend Regal’s contract that the star could not appear on WWE television for the foreseeable future.