Ric Flair Will Announce the Next WWE Hall of Fame Inductee and Fans Already Know Who It Will Be: ‘That Can Mean Only One Thing’

Published 03/14/2023, 10:00 AM EDT

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With time, the premium live event of WrestleMania along with the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony is approaching close. And as there are not many days to go, the names of the inductee for the 2023 class are getting announced one after another. However, till now, just the name of  Rey Mysterio is official. But on the coming Wednesday, Ric Flair will announce another one. 

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The surrounding hype is obvious, and fans have already started guessing the names. Moreover the WWE universe suggested the special attention that Flair received in the announcement pointed to a special clue. This then made it evident for fans to guess the name of the star who can be the next inductee for HOF. The wrestling fanatics then flooded the internet with their guesses that seem to be quite reasonable. 

Fans started guessing the next inductee of the WWE Hall of Fame by the hands of Ric Flair

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As soon as fans were asked to put forward their opinions on who can be the next inductee for HOF 2023, they took the internet by storm. Most of their guesses were similar, as Flair will be announcing the name.

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Fans jumped on the comment section with the name of the champion who has previously shared the WWE tag team championship two times with the 74-year-old. If you guessed the name of Dave Bautista, then yes, you are right.

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Not only did fans name the wrestler, but started putting some quirky GIFs of him. 

Their guesses look more legitimate when one dives into the relationship between Flair and the wrestler-turned-actor. 

The theory behind fans’ guess of Batista

Even though Batista recently made it public that he hopes to be inducted this year, not many were sure about his induction. He was supposed to headline the class of 2020 but had to pull out from its ceremony in 2021 due to previous obligations. However, now as The Nature Boy is set to announce the name, wrestling fanatics have started connecting the dots.  

Once anyone looks at the previous relationship between The Animal and Flair, the former’s name looks like the perfect one for getting inducted, that too from the hands of his former stablemate.

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Both of them, along with Triple H and Randy Orton, had formed Evolution in 2003. Among the members, currently, Orton is active, and The Hunter is surely not going in, which makes Dave Bautista’s induction most likely. Even some reports reflect the same

Now, one can see where fans’ guesses were coming from, it’s all related to the past. 

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So, what do you think? Are these theories and guesses correct or not?

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Aditi Malhotra

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Aditi is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports. Being a Journalism graduate, she has sound experience in news writing and digital marketing. From her teenage years, Aditi has been consuming WWE content religiously, and it evidently reflects in her writing as it incorporates the news combined with a fan's perspective.
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