WWE Hall Of Fame 2023 Could Include Hollywood Star & Japanese Wrestling Legend
The 2023 WWE Hall of Fame could include a Hollywood star along with a Japanese wrestling legend.
This past Saturday saw the WWE Elimination Chamber Premium Live Event take place in Montreal. It was headlined by an emotional match that saw Roman Reigns retain the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship over Sami Zayn, who put up an incredible fight before falling short.
Now that Elimination Chamber is in the rearview mirror, it’s officially time to get ready for WrestleMania 39, which is less than six weeks away.
One of the events during WrestleMania 39 weekend in Los Angeles is the 2023 WWE Hall of Fame ceremony taking place on Friday, March 31st after Smackdown.
As of this writing, there haven’t been any names announced for this year’s Hall of Fame ceremony although there should be some announcements coming soon due to how close WrestleMania is.
In an update on the 2023 Hall of Fame ceremony, Wrestlevotes has talked to GiveMeSport while noting that Vince McMahon likely isn’t going to be inducted this year although a former WWE Champion is likely going to get his induction.
“Vince McMahon ‘is not going to happen, at least as far as this year. Batista seems like it makes the most sense. It’s kind of owed to him.”
Dave Bautista (known simply as “Batista” in his WWE career) was announced for the WWE Hall of Fame in 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic really hit in March of that year and events with fans, including WWE, were shut down. Bautista stated recently that he would like his Hall of Fame induction to be this year.
Since leaving WWE as a full-timer in 2010 and again after a comeback in 2014. Bautista has been a successful actor in several big movies including the Guardians of the Galaxy films.
Another big wrestling name that could be inducted this year is The Great Muta, according to Wrestlevotes.
“The Great Muta. I heard that was the trade off. I heard he’s going in as a trade off for the Shinsuke Nakamura match.”
The Great Muta wrestled WWE’s Shinsuke Nakamura on New Year’s Day in Japan in one of Keiji Mutoh’s retirement matches. As noted above, the trade off could be WWE inducting The Great Muta in their Hall of Fame.