Dwayne Johnson Calls 1st WWE Hall of Fame Inductee “Way Overdue” and “Iconic”

Published 03/04/2024, 1:57 PM EST

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WrestleMania 40 is right around the corner. This means it is time to announce the names of the WWE Hall of Fame inductees for 2024. The Hall of Fame is a way for WWE to appreciate the contributions of various stars in pro wrestling.  After much anticipation, the Stamford-based promotion dropped the name of the first inductee for this year. And the said star has received Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s approval.

Dwayne Johnson congratulates the first Hall of Fame inductee for 2024

WWE shared that The Bloodline’s Wiseman, Paul Heyman will be inducted this year into the WWE Hall of Fame. To this news, the latest member of The Bloodline, The Brahma Bull commented by saying, “Beautiful. Iconic career. Way overdue.” Johnson’s appreciation for Heyman’s work could be attributed to the fact that Heyman has had a terrific run in the past couple of years.


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Heyman’s existence is something that every pro wrestling fan has acknowledged for decades now. While he was the creative hand behind the rise of many stars, his work as the Wiseman of Roman Reigns has made him a household name.


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From hyping up Reigns to making everyone acknowledge The Tribal Chief, the 58-year-old star has made sure that the Bloodline storyline is something fans should stay hooked on.

But it would be a shame if the Tribal Chief did not respond to the news. Here is how Roman Reigns reacted to the news of his Wiseman being receiving the honor of a lifetime.


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Roman Reigns acknowledges Paul Heyman

After the news broke out, Reigns decided to take to X (formerly Twitter) to share how he felt after hearing the news. All he did was that he repost the post along with the caption which had the finger pointing upward emoji. The sign is quite important in WWE as it was Heyman who made it popular. It is a sign that shows that a person or individual acknowledges the presence of someone with the utmost respect. While Heyman popularised it whenever he referred to Reigns as the Tribal Chief, it looks like Reigns is repaying his debt to him.


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As for now, the Wiseman has a lot of work to do as Reigns’ Wiseman. Lately, Cody Rhodes has proven to be a threat to not just Reigns but to the entire Bloodline after he sent an open threat to the stable. How do you think the Hall of Famer will deal with the Cody Rhodes situation? Let us know in the comments below.

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Shaikh Aerajuddin


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Shaikh Aerajuddin is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports. With a Master's in sports science, Aeraj is an expert at covering injury angles, be they kayfabe or otherwise. On the lighter side of things, he also enjoys making sense of the unpredictability of storylines, backing his speculative pieces with facts and solid research.
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