Wrestler famous for having played in WCW, Buff Bagwell, also famous for having been part of the nWo since 1996, wanted to reveal the reason for his rejection of the proposal to be inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame. Speaking as a guest on the Who The Fook Are These Guys? Podcast, Buff elaborated on this topic, saying that he was offered the chance to be part of the HOF along with the nWo members who were placed in the class of 2020.
Buff Bagwell was a WWE superstar
Buff Bagwell claims he declined WWE's offer to be put into the Hall of Fame as part of the nWo. "They called me to do the Hall of Fame thing. I was like - I'll be honest with you - I said, 'I don't want to be part of a group that goes into the Hall of Fame.
It would be like Brett Favre [NFL] had a ring. Hall Of Fame thanks to the Green Bay Packers. It wasn't me who entered the nWo, it wasn't me who entered the Hall Of Fame. It wasn't the same thing. I said 'Hey guys, don't take it badly, please.
I'd rather it was for something I did, not for something the group did. 'While this is cool, it's not really cool. It would be like Brett Favre had an NFL Hall Of Fame ring for the Packers Green Bay, and that's not cool.
Brett Favre has a ring because he's Brett Favre." Who knows if one day WWE will decide to insert it on behalf of him even after all this speech. Unfortunately for Buff Bagwell lately it hasn't been an easy time, in fact in November the iconic Judy Bagwell, his mother, passed away.
She was sadly involved in the "Judy Bagwell on a Forklift" match at New Blood Rising 2000 and was briefly a former WCW Tag Team Champion alongside Rick Steiner after Halloween Havoc 1998. Speaking on the Cheap Heat Productions Podcast, Bagwell confirmed that he once spoke to WWE’s Head of Talent Relations about possibly returning.
“I even offered Laurinaitis, when he was running things, I offered him, I said, ‘Look, bring me in for a month, bring me in for two weeks, bring me in for a week,'" said Bagwell. "Whatever you wanna decide to bring me in for, bring me in for.’ I said, ‘I’ll wrestle it for free.’ I said, ‘Pay for my trans[port], but I’ll wrestle it for free.' "