Ric Flair Announces Next WWE Hall Of Fame Inductee
Two-time WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair has announced that someone he has battled with in the past is set to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame themselves.
Rey Mysterio was announced as the first star that will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame ahead of WrestleMania 39 in something of a rare move from the company given that Mysterio is still an active competitor. Mysterio could even be on the WrestleMania card but on Raw, he resisted a challenge from his son Dominik and vowed that he would not fight him.
The second inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2023 was announced by Ric Flair on WWE’s The Bump as he revealed Japanese legend The Great Muta (Keiji Muto) was set to be honoured.
The Great Muta called time on his wrestling career in early 2023 with a series of retirement matches that culminated in him competing one last (and then one more) time as Keiji Muto on the 21st of February 2023 where he lost to Tetsuya Naito in his official last match.
The Great Muta was best known in the US for his spell in WCW where he shared the ring with Flair as well as the likes of Sting, Ricky Steamboat, The Steiners, and even a young Steve Austin.
Muto’s career stretches back to the early eighties and during his decades in the ring he has captured titles in All Japan Pro Wrestling, New Japan Pro Wrestling including the IWGP Heavyweight Championship four times, and in Pro Wrestling NOAH, the promotion that he ended his career with.