Huge recognition for Vader

WWE already has a big surprise ready for Raw and SmackDown

by Simone Brugnoli
Huge recognition for Vader

After The Undertaker, we also have the middle name of a WWE legend who will be part of the 2022 class of the WWE Hall Of Fame, and we're talking about Vader, former WCW Us champion and three-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion.

"As first reported by Bleacher Report, Vader will be posthumously inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame’s Class of 2022. The Mastodon will be enshrined in the hallowed hall during the 2022 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony as part of WrestleMania Week," the WWE began its article on Vader getting inducted into its Hall of Fame.

Vader was a three-time world champion

Then, the article went on, "The WWE Hall of Fame ceremony will take place Friday, April 1, at American Airlines Center in Dallas as part of WrestleMania Week. The event will stream live exclusively on Peacock in the U.S.

and WWE Network everywhere else. In addition, for the first time in history, WWE will present both Friday Night SmackDown and the 2022 WWE Hall of Fame Ceremony live on the same night at American Airlines Center, giving all fans in attendance an unprecedented opportunity to witness both events for one price." The article then went on to describe Vader: "Hailing from the Rocky Mountains, the intense 204-pound Vader first made a splash in the Japan ring, where he smashed WWE Hall of Famer Antonio Inoki in a highly controversial match.

Japanese fans were so shocked to see their hero dismantled by the giant Vader that a riot broke out in Tokyo's Sumo Hall. This pandemonium further fueled Vader's aggression, and a long line of opponents fell under the blows of his devastating maneuvers - most notably the bone-crushing Vadersault.

The Mastodon continued to assert his dominance in Japan and eventually made his way through opponents across Europe and Mexico. This path of destruction led the giant to World Championship Wrestling in the early 1990s where he would become one of their biggest stars.

With the WWE Hall of Famer Harley Race in his corner, Vader beat WCW legends like Sting, Ric Flair and Cactus Jack and captured three World Heavyweight Championships during his time with the company." Vader, a man that Mick Foley was certainly no stranger to in the ring, was recently announced as an inductee in the 2022 Hall of Fame class, which prompted a response from Mick on Twitter.

In 2016, after consulting with two doctors, the WCW standout announced that he had been given two years to live due to a cardiac issue. He eventually passed away in 2018.

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