WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2021: Full Inductees List & Highlights


WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2021 takes center stage: WrestleMania 37 – Night 2 (WWE Network Exclusive)Kane, Rob Van Dam, The Great Khali, Molly Holly, Eric Bischoff, Ozzy Osbourne and Warrior Award recipient Rich Hering are recognized for their WWE Hall of Fame induction at WrestleMania. Catch WWE action on Peacock, WWE Network, FOX, USA Network, Sony India and more. #WrestleMania Stream WWE on Peacock pck.tv/3l4d8TP in the U.S. and on…2021-04-12T04:14:25Z

The pandemic that reared its ugly head last year kept wrestling fans from experiencing their favorite pastime live.

The most painful part of that experience was having to watch WrestleMania 36 with no crowd and not getting to see the 2020 class of WWE Hall of Fame inductees get their just due. Things are looking up for Vince McMahon’s sports entertainment empire this year, however. Not only will WrestleMania 37 emanate from the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL, but the Hall of Fame ceremony is also going down. Come April 6, the NBCUniversal Peacock streaming service will showcase the ceremony itself. And to top it, last year’s Hall of Fame inductees will also be honored alongside this year’s newest legends.

Now let’s properly showcase all the iconic wrestlers that are making their way into the WWE Hall of Fame for 2021.


Molly Holly


Molly Holly takes her place in the Class of 2021: WWE Hall of Fame 2021Former Women’s Champion Molly Holly is finally welcomed into the WWE Hall of Fame. Catch WWE action on Peacock, WWE Network, FOX, USA Network, Sony India and more. Stream WWE on Peacock pck.tv/3l4d8TP in the U.S. and on WWE Network wwe.yt/wwenetwork everywhere else ——————————————————————— Follow WWE on YouTube for more exciting action! ——————————————————————— Subscribe to…2021-04-07T03:01:33Z

Molly Holly (real name Nora Benshoof) has worn many hats during her tenured career in the squared circle. She played the part of one of Randy Savage’s many valets, became a member of the Harcore Holly clan, and even went full superhero mode alongside Hurricane Helms. I was quite a fan of her’s during her run as a super prude heel. The one thing that remained constant throughout Holly’s career was her excellent in-ring aptitude.


Molly Holly shares full WWE Hall of Fame induction speech: WWE Network Exclusive, April 6, 2021Molly Holly looks back on her favorite WWE moments and thanks those who helped pave the way for her trailblazing career. Catch WWE action on Peacock, WWE Network, FOX, USA Network, Sony India and more. Stream WWE on Peacock pck.tv/3l4d8TP in the U.S. and on WWE Network wwe.yt/wwenetwork everywhere else ——————————————————————— Follow WWE on YouTube…2021-04-07T03:33:02Z

Molly Holly talks about her favorite WWE memories and more: WWE Network Exclusive, April 6, 2021WWE Hall of Fame 2021 Inductee Molly Holly takes in the splendor of her surroundings, looks back at her favorite squared circle moments and assesses the current Women’s division. Catch WWE action on Peacock, WWE Network, FOX, USA Network, Sony India and more. Stream WWE on Peacock pck.tv/3l4d8TP in the U.S. and on WWE Network…2021-04-07T04:54:57Z

She got embroiled in fiery feuds and competed in good to great matches with the likes of Trish Stratus, Victoria, Lita, etc. And whenever she hit the top rope, everyone knew her opponent was set to endure a match ending Molly-Go-Round. I’ve always referred to Miss Holly as one of the more underrated female wrestlers of all time. Her Hall of Fame induction has been a long time coming and it’s great to see her get honored for her awesome contributions to women’s wrestling.


Eric Bischoff


Eric Bischoff revolutionizes his way into the Class of 2021: WWE Hall of Fame 2021Eric Bischoff continues his groundbreaking ways by breaking ground into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2021. Catch WWE action on Peacock, WWE Network, FOX, USA Network, Sony India and more. Stream WWE on Peacock pck.tv/3l4d8TP in the U.S. and on WWE Network wwe.yt/wwenetwork everywhere else ——————————————————————— Follow WWE on YouTube for more exciting…2021-04-07T03:30:00Z

“I’M BACK!!! AND I’M BETTER THAN EVER!” Eric Bischoff had quite the banger when he reigned over Raw as general manager. His pre-WWE history is noteworthy – Bischoff held all the power as he turned WCW into a powerhouse and fought tooth & nail with Monday Night Raw. WCW Nitro was his tank of choice and his arsenal included the nWo, the best cruiserweights on the planet, and a whole lot of attitude to match.


Eric Bischoff cherishes the small moments along the journey: WWE Network Exclusive, April 6, 2021On the road to the WWE Hall of Fame, Eric Bischoff values the little moments that made his career so special. Catch WWE action on Peacock, WWE Network, FOX, USA Network, Sony India and more. Stream WWE on Peacock pck.tv/3l4d8TP in the U.S. and on WWE Network wwe.yt/wwenetwork everywhere else ——————————————————————— Follow WWE on YouTube…2021-04-07T02:34:03Z

Without Bischoff, the Monday Night Wars wouldn’t have been as exciting as they once were. And lord knows WCW would have died a whole lot sooner without the forward-thinking of “Eazy E.” The eventual demise of WCW disappointed plenty of wrestling fans for sure. But Bischoff’s return and reign as one of the best personalities on Monday Night Raw brought some semblance of his previous reign back and proved to be one of the most entertaining GM runs in company history. This HOF induction is well overdue. Congrats, “Sleazy E!”


Kane


Kane’s fire still burns as he becomes a Hall of Famer: WWE Hall of Fame 2021After more than 25 years in WWE, “The Big Red Machine” Kane finally takes his place in the WWE Hall of Fame. Catch WWE action on Peacock, WWE Network, FOX, USA Network, Sony India and more. Stream WWE on Peacock pck.tv/3l4d8TP in the U.S. and on WWE Network wwe.yt/wwenetwork everywhere else ——————————————————————— Follow WWE on…2021-04-07T04:14:30Z

Wait, hold up…Kane’s going into the WWE HOF before The Undertaker? While that is pretty wild, I understand why they’re going this route – WrestleMania 38 is going to emanate from Texas next year, which is the home state of “The Deadman.” Makes total sense for him to get inducted as the “main event” at the 2022 WWE Hall of Fame, right? Exactly! Now let’s talk about Kane! This one is definitely well deserved – the “Big Red Machine” came in like a house of fire (pun intended) during the first-ever Hell in a Cell match and instantly became a force to reckoned with. Kane’s been involved in one of the best storylines in wrestling history, won a whole lotta championships, and has evolved into different forms of his unmistakable gimmick along the way.


Kane humbled by the biggest honor of his career: WWE Network Exclusive, April 6, 2021The Big Red Monster looks back on an incredible career and remembers sharing the news of his WWE Hall of Fame induction with The Undertaker. Catch WWE action on Peacock, WWE Network, FOX, USA Network, Sony India and more. Stream WWE on Peacock pck.tv/3l4d8TP in the U.S. and on WWE Network wwe.yt/wwenetwork everywhere else ———————————————————————…2021-04-07T03:03:39Z

Kane’s been involved in your typical WWE trash (Kaite Vick ring a bell?), but who hasn’t? The man named Glenn Jacobs has done far more good than bad during his WWE run, which is why he’s getting this HOF honor. Kane’s competed in great matches, developed some surprising chemistry with a slew of memorable tag team partners, and scared me half to death on many occasions. I can’t be mad at this one – congrats to Kane! Here’s hoping we get one last flame pillar explosion before he heads off into the sunset.


The Great Khali


The Great Khali takes his giant step into the Class of 2021: WWE Hall of Fame 2021The legendary Great Khali offers his message of gratitude as he makes his way into the WWE Hall of Fame. Catch WWE action on Peacock, WWE Network, FOX, USA Network, Sony India and more. Stream WWE on Peacock pck.tv/3l4d8TP in the U.S. and on WWE Network wwe.yt/wwenetwork everywhere else ——————————————————————— Follow WWE on YouTube for…2021-04-07T03:42:46Z

You know what? I’m not that mad at this HOF induction. Shocking, I know. Unlike some of the Hall of Fame inductions that came before him, The Great Khali actually won a few championships. Top championships, I might add. Sure, he was pretty terrible in the ring – the giant relied on chops, a big boot, and a double-handed chokeslam to get by for the entirety of his WWE run. But I can’t lie – Khali had a few shining moments here and there that actually made me admire the guy. His Fall Count Anywhere match against John Cena at One Night Stand was way better than it had any right to be, plus he enjoyed some fun brawls with The Undertaker.

His post-heel shenanigans were pretty cringe-worthy, though – all that Kiss Cam business and his whole strange alliance with Natalya & Hornswoggle did nothing for me. Even still, I gotta give Khali his props for playing the part of the unstoppable monster well. I don’t know how the man’s going to speak when it’s time for him to hit the stage, but I’m down to sit through it all. Props go out to The Great Khali and his dreaded head chop!


Rob Van Dam


Rob Van Dam’s five-star Hall of Fame induction speech: WWE Hall of Fame 2021Rob Van Dam kicks off the 2021 portion of the evening as he takes his place in the WWE Hall of Fame. Catch WWE action on Peacock, WWE Network, FOX, USA Network, Sony India and more. Stream WWE on Peacock pck.tv/3l4d8TP in the U.S. and on WWE Network wwe.yt/wwenetwork everywhere else ——————————————————————— Follow WWE on…2021-04-07T03:24:17Z

And the hits just keep on coming! Rob Van Dam is the next superstar to make his way into the WWE HOF. This induction has definitely been a long time coming and I’m overjoyed to see one of my favorite ECW originals get such an honor. The originator of the Five Star Frog Splash has a laundry list of credentials – he’s the longest reigning ECW World Television Champion, he simultaneously held the WWE & ECW Championships, he’s the 2006 MITB winner (and had one of the best looking briefcase designs, I might add), etc. While most folks remember RVD initially getting introduced to WWE TV during the start of the Invasion angle in 2001, he actually showed up as early as 1997 during ECW’s introduction to the WWF audience.


Rob Van Dam feels the love from the WWE Universe: WWE Network Exclusive, April 6, 2021From his early days with ECW to his WWE Championship victory, RVD recalls all of the support that led to his WWE Hall of Fame induction. Catch WWE action on Peacock, WWE Network, FOX, USA Network, Sony India and more. Stream WWE on Peacock pck.tv/3l4d8TP in the U.S. and on WWE Network wwe.yt/wwenetwork everywhere else…2021-04-07T02:06:31Z

RVD enjoyed a strong run back in his home fed of ECW and made his transition to WWE to enjoy memorable reigns as the Hardcore and Intercontinental Champion. His feuds with Jeff Hardy, Eddie Guerrero, and Chris Jericho stand out in my mind. Plus his tag teams with Rey Mysterio and Kane were equally entertaining. Rob…Van…Dam (points fingers at head three times in succession) has and always will be a GOAT tier high-flyer. I can’t wait to hear all the double entendres about his favorite “pastime” during his HOF speech.


William Shatner (Celebrity Inductee)


William Shatner is welcomed into the Class of 2020: WWE Hall of Fame 2020The one and only William Shatner takes his place as 2020’s celebrity inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame. Catch WWE action on Peacock, WWE Network, FOX, USA Network, Sony India and more. Stream WWE on Peacock pck.tv/3l4d8TP in the U.S. and on WWE Network wwe.yt/wwenetwork everywhere else ——————————————————————— Follow WWE on YouTube for more…2021-04-07T02:32:42Z

And for this year’s celebrity HOF entrant, we’re getting the legend that is Captain Kirk! Nah but for real, William Shatner has been a part of some decent moments during his guest spots in WWE. He got into a cool war of words with Jerry “The King” Lawler and managed to keep up with him, plus he provided Bret Hart with an assist during a Raw match against Jeff Jarrett. When he popped up that one time to do his own musical renditions of wrestler themes, he definitely got a hearty chuckle out of me. As long as Lawler shows up to induct him and Shatner presents his own version of Sheamus’ theme, I’ll be thoroughly entertained by this HOF speech.


Titus O’Neil (Warrior Award)


Titus O’Neil is the 2020 Warrior Award recipient: WWE Hall of Fame 2020Before serving as a co-host of WrestleMania, WWE Global Ambassador Titus O’Neil accepts the Warrior Award as part of the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2020. Catch WWE action on Peacock, WWE Network, FOX, USA Network, Sony India and more. Stream WWE on Peacock pck.tv/3l4d8TP in the U.S. and on WWE Network wwe.yt/wwenetwork everywhere…2021-04-07T02:58:01Z

TITUS…WORLEDWIIIIIIDE! Man, I miss that group. Anyways, WWE is totally right for honoring one of their most positive representatives (and totally wrong for having him co-host WrestleMania 37 with Hulk “Don’t Get Caught Being a Bigot, Brother!” Hogan). Titus has taken great strides towards speaking with WWE’s huge community of young fans and passing along some sage advice.


Titus O’Neil hopes to inspire with Warrior Award recognition: WWE Network Exclusive, April 6, 2021Titus O’Neil is humbled by the Warrior Award honor and hopes his actions help to ignite even more philanthropic endeavors among WWE Superstars. Catch WWE action on Peacock, WWE Network, FOX, USA Network, Sony India and more. Stream WWE on Peacock pck.tv/3l4d8TP in the U.S. and on WWE Network wwe.yt/wwenetwork everywhere else ——————————————————————— Follow WWE…2021-04-07T03:38:44Z

Plus he’s a major philanthropist with ties to his very own The Bullard Family Foundation and a huge proponent for charity work. I loved his Prime Time Players stint and will never forget his classic NXT line (“if you wanna win…make it a win”), but this Warrior Award is all about honoring his excellent efforts outside the squared circle.


Ozzy Osbourne (Celebrity Inductee)


Ozzy Osbourne rides the “Crazy Train” into the Class of 2021: WWE Hall of Fame 2021All aboard as celebrity inductee Ozzy Osbourne takes his rightful place into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2021. Catch WWE action on Peacock, WWE Network, FOX, USA Network, Sony India and more. Stream WWE on Peacock pck.tv/3l4d8TP in the U.S. and on WWE Network wwe.yt/wwenetwork everywhere else ——————————————————————— Follow WWE on YouTube for…2021-04-07T03:10:37Z

“ALL ABOARD!” *cues diabolical laughter* Ozzy Osbourne is a legend out here in these rock & roll streets. And every time he popped up on WWE TV, he gave everyone something worth remembering for years to come. Going back to watch him and Lou Albano accompany the British Bulldogs back at WrestleMania 2 will always be a cool moment worth mentioning.

Plus there was the time he made an appearance on SmackDown in 2007 to give the audience a live rendition of “I Don’t Wanna Stop” (which still slaps, by the way). His co-host role on Raw back in 2009? Ehhhhhhhh, let’s go on ahead and skip that one actually. Anyways, I love me some Ozzy and I’m more than happy to see him get this WWE HOF honor.


Rich Hering (Warrior Award)


Rich Hering is the 2021 Warrior Award recipient: WWE Hall of Fame 2021Long-time WWE employee Rich Hering is recognized with the Warrior Award as part of the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2021. Catch WWE action on Peacock, WWE Network, FOX, USA Network, Sony India and more. Stream WWE on Peacock pck.tv/3l4d8TP in the U.S. and on WWE Network wwe.yt/wwenetwork everywhere else ——————————————————————— Follow WWE on…2021-04-07T04:06:16Z

Rich Hering to be part of the WWE family: WWE Network Exclusive, April 6, 2021After being recognized with the 2021 Warrior Award, Rich Hering is honored to be recognized by WWE management and his peers.. Catch WWE action on Peacock, WWE Network, FOX, USA Network, Sony India and more. Stream WWE on Peacock pck.tv/3l4d8TP in the U.S. and on WWE Network wwe.yt/wwenetwork everywhere else ——————————————————————— Follow WWE on YouTube…2021-04-07T03:35:01Z

Legacy Wing Inductees

• Dick the Bruiser
• Pez Whatley
• Buzz Sawyer
• Ethel Johnson
• Paul Boesch


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