Two-time WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair will announce the next inductee into the Class of 2023 but it has emerged that the mystery person might be someone Flair is very familiar with.
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.
With time dwindling quickly on the Road to WrestleMania, the next inductee will be announced on WWE’s The Bump on Wednesday, 15th of March, and will be revealed by none other than Ric Flair. Flair was inducted into the Hall of Fame the night before his famed WrestleMania 24 match against Shawn Michaels as a solo act before receiving his second induction in 2012 as part of the legendary Four Horsemen alongside Arn Anderson, JJ Dillon, Tully Blanchard, and Barry Windham.
Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that the man Flair is likely to announce is recently retired Japanese legend The Great Muta (Keiji Muto):
“Ric Flair has asked to induct Muto, or has been asked to induct Muto. A lot of people thought it would be Sting, but politically that would have been tough before, I think it would have been even tougher now.
“We do know that Muto has been asked to be in the Hall of Fame, and we do know that Flair has asked to induct him, so that seems to make sense.”
Ric Flair and The Great Muta shared a ring several times in 1989 and 1990. Flair even teamed with his perennial rival Sting to take on Muta and Dick Slater at Fall Brawl 1989.
While it is also believed that someone else with a Flair connection is on their way into the WWE Hall of Fame this year.