Batista Reveals Why WWE is Not Inducting Him into the Hall of Fame This Year

Published 03/24/2021, 7:45 AM EDT


We’re officially on the Road to WrestleMania, and there will be no pit stops this time, except one – the WWE Hall of Fame Ceremony. This year’s ceremony is unique, as it will have inductees from last year as well, except one – Dave Batista.

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WWE Wrestler Batista during his World Heaveyweight WWE Championship match against the Undertaker at WrestleMania 23 at Detroit’s Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan on April 1, 2007. (Photo by Leon Halip/WireImage)

Batista reveals he’s not getting inducted into the Hall of Fame this year

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‘The Animal’ Batista recently revealed he will not induct himself into the WWE Hall of Fame this year. He shared that because of his prior commitments, he won’t be able to attend the ceremony.

Batista revealed he requested WWE to induct him at a future ceremony so he can properly thank his fans and close ones.

The 6-time World Champion was originally set to headline the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2020. However, it will not happen anymore.

After Batista’s omission, the 2020 Class looks like this – John Bradshaw Layfield (JBL), The British Bulldog, Jushin ‘Thunder’ Liger, the New World Order (nWo), and The Bella Twins.

Batista retired from professional wrestling in 2019, wrestling his last match against Triple H at WrestleMania 35. ‘The Animal’ enjoyed an immensely successful WWE career. His feuds against The Undertaker, Triple H, Randy Orton, and John Cena are unforgettable!

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We’ll definitely miss seeing Batista in the Hall of Fame. The legendary career of ‘The Animal’ deserves a befitting love and response from the people and fans in attendance. With WrestleMania going to Hollywood next year, we could see Batista get inducted there.

WWE has announced Molly Holly and Eric Bischoff as part of the Class of 2021 so far. There are rumors of Rob Van Dam and The Great Khali joining, too. Who knows? Guess we’ll find out as we near WrestleMania!

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Ishan Chavan is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Being a Journalism graduate, Ishan has over six years of experience in the Media Production Industry, having worked with Viacom 18's streaming platform, Voot. A wrestling fan since childhood, Ishan's favorite wrestlers are Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles, and Chris Jericho as he feels these three have the perfect blend of wrestling and promo skills, especially Jericho.

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