There’s some WWE Hall of Fame news to share today. Two big men that are former WWE World Champions are in: Kane and The Great Khali.
Here’s the WWE announcement on Kane’s induction.
Kane to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2021
Kane is the latest inductee in the WWE Hall of Fame’s Class of 2021. The Big Red Monster was surprised with the news by his brother, The Undertaker, during WWE’s The Bump.
The Devil’s Favorite Demon will be enshrined in the hallowed hall during the 2021 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Tuesday, April 6, streaming exclusively on Peacock in the United States and WWE Network elsewhere.
Kane’s legendary career was intertwined with The Deadman’s from the very beginning. Long thought to have perished in a fire at their family’s funeral home, Kane emerged through hellfire and brimstone to haunt his brother in Fall 1997, infamously tearing the door off Hell in a Cell to confront Undertaker and begin one of WWE’s most truly heated rivalries.
To settle their score, The Big Red Monster and The Phenom clashed in every conceivable type of match. They battled surrounded by flames in the first-ever Inferno Match, were locked inside Hell in a Cell and even tried to bury each other alive. It’s surprising that they were ever able to get along, but they did, proving to be one of WWE’s most deadly tag teams. The Brothers of Destruction wreaked havoc on WWE, capturing the World Tag Team Titles and the WCW Tag Team Titles.
Kane has also embraced the lighter side of things in WWE, as best evidenced by his time as a member of Team Hell No with Daniel Bryan. The pair’s sojourn to anger management classes had WWE fans rolling on the floor in laughter, as did their infamous attempt to “hug it out” in the middle of the ring. Warm embraces aside, the duo was also a threat in the ring and captured the WWE Tag Team Titles.
When not part of a tag team, Kane also proved to be one of the most dominant Superstars in history. The Devil’s Favorite Demon captured the WWE Championship, World Heavyweight Championship, ECW Title, Intercontinental Title and won the 2010 Money in the Bank Ladder Match. Anyone with a resume like that is destined for the WWE Hall of Fame.
Don’t miss Kane take his place in sports-entertainment history during the 2021 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Tuesday, April 6, streaming exclusively on Peacock in the United States and WWE Network elsewhere. The ceremony will feature the enshrinement of the 2020 Class, featuring The nWo, The Bella Twins, JBL, British Bulldog and Jushin “Thunder” Liger, as well as the 2021 Class, which includes Kane, Molly Holly and Eric Bischoff.
The Undertaker tweeted this:
.@KaneWWE has been a brother to me on and off screen for over 25 years. Hardworking, loyal, and dedicated I was honored to be the one to announce he is the newest member of the #WWEHOF Class of 2021! #BrothersofDestructionhttps://t.co/lNMDLJaa6v
— Undertaker (@undertaker) March 24, 2021
TJR Thoughts: Kane is a no-brainer for the WWE Hall of Fame. He is one of the longest-tenured wrestlers in WWE history and one of the biggest stars in the company history.
The Great Khali Announced for WWE Hall of Fame
The Great Khali’s Hall of Fame announcement was done by WWE India with Khali’s on-screen brother Ranjin Singh informing Khali of the news.
TJR Thoughts: Congrats to The Great Khali on the honor. I know he’s not a favorite of fans due to the lack of good matches, but he likely has made a big impact for WWE in his homeland of India.
Last year, a reader named Bobby Nunez got a Cameo for me from The Great Khali for my birthday. It’s pretty funny. I don’t know how to embed it in the site, so I’ll just link to it here if you want to see it.