WWE May Induct Referee Into Hall Of Fame
There may be a referee inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2023, according to a new report.
Every year during WrestleMania season, WWE holds a Hall of Fame ceremony. The Hall of Fame started in 1993 with Andre the Giant, they did it until 1996 and it has been back from 2004 to the present day. That means this year is 20 years since the company restarted the HOF.
What has been interesting about the WWE Hall of Fame is that they have yet to induct a single wrestling referee. There have been many promoters, managers, announcers and other contributors to pro wrestling that aren’t wrestlers in the HOF, but they have yet to induct a referee.
That could change this year because a new report from PWInsider Elite has revealed that there is talk that a referee will be honored this year. No name was mentioned about the referee inductee other than it is somebody that is widely beloved in the pro wrestling industry.
It has led to guesses by fans about who the referee inductee ranging from legendary NWA referee Tommy Young or WWF/E legends like Earl Hebner, Tim White, Jimmy Korderas Mike Chioda and others.
Earlier on Monday, WWE announced that the late, great actor Andy Kaufman will be inducted into the Hall of Fame this year, joining Rey Mysterio and The Great Muta.
It has also been reported by PWInsider that there will not be a tag team inducted into the WWE HOF this year. Stacy Keibler is expected to be the woman Hall of Fame inductee that hasn’t been announced yet.
BREAKING: @ndykaufman will be inducted into the #WWEHOF Class of 2023, as first reported by @Variety! pic.twitter.com/8emfaH5dhm
— WWE (@WWE) March 20, 2023