WWE recently announced the dates and venues for WrestleMania this year, which has fans excited for the event. WWE’s biggest night of the year will be two nights in different stadiums. Although, that isn’t the only big thing happening.
WWE plans on hosting this year’s Hall of Fame ceremony as well. Amidst plans of it getting postponed further, it seems as if WWE has decided to go with the safe option.
Hall of Fame ceremonies are more of a final honor to a WWE Superstar for his/her career in WWE. It is the highest form of recognition for a WWE Superstar and only the best in the business achieve that status.
For the most part, this a final bow for the legends as they give a speech to fans. Thus, an integral part of the Hall of Fame ceremony is the presence of fans.
The final cheers and chants make a Superstar bask in glory one last time in what is a perfect sendoff. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, such a ceremony is not possible.
It seems WWE will not push off the event further and plans to host it virtually. In the latest edition of Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer noted that WWE is tilting towards a virtual ceremony.
“They’re going to announce more activities [over WrestleMania weekend]. The plan is to do a Hall of Fame. The last I heard, like virtually, without fans but that could change. That might be tough.”
WWE has mentioned that tickets will go up for sale in the WrestleMania venues announcement. Hence, Meltzer maintained that the situation could change and fans could be let into the stands.
The Hall of Fame this year is set to induct some of the biggest names in Wrestling history. The star-studded list includes Batista, The British bulldog, JBL, Jushin Thunder Liger, The Bella Twins, and The NWO.
These legends may get the amazing 8D entrances or special effects used in ThunderDome if the ceremony is held virtually. It would be a comfortable merge of the past legends with current technology.
Since Ric Flair plans to inaugurate a physical Hall of Fame, we may see an actual structure dedicated to the greatest WWE legends sometime soon.