Tommy Dreamer Reveals WWE Staff's Role in Hall of Fame Selection
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Former WWE office worker and ECW legend Tommy Dreamer have provided insight into the internal selection procedure for WWE Hall of Fame inductees. Rey Mysterio, The Great Muta, and Andy Kaufman have been confirmed for the prestigious Hall of Fame induction this year's end of the month.
Also, according to rumors, Stacy Keibler and a WWE referee may debut in the lineup. Dreamer talked about the company's involvement in naming potential Hall of Fame, inductees during an appearance on "Busted Open Radio." "An email would go around when I worked in the office," Dreamer explained.
"Who do you think should be in the Hall of Fame?" was asked of former wrestlers, mainly through Talent Relations, and creativity was also present. Howard Finkel, myself, Johnny [Laurinaitis], and creative were all on it. You just had to submit names.
In a previous statement, WWE's Chief Content Officer, Paul "Triple H" Levesque, confirmed Dreamer's account and mentioned that various WWE departments typically propose names for Hall of Fame induction. However, WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon are ultimately in charge of making decisions.
Whether McMahon influenced the inductees this year needs to be clarified.
2023 WWE Hall of Fame Ceremony Shortened
WWE is considering shortening the 2023 Hall of Fame induction ceremony compared to previous years to streamline the event.
On Friday, March 31, the event is scheduled at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California. Like last year's Hall of Fame ceremony, the event will occur following the broadcast of "WWE SmackDown." For the first time, WWE began presenting the Hall of Fame ceremony immediately following a live televised episode of "SmackDown" in 2022.
The Undertaker, the late Vader, Queen Sharmell, and the Steiner Brothers were among the notable inductees this year. The Warrior Award is given to a person who exemplifies the indomitable spirit of the Ultimate Warrior through unwavering strength, perseverance, and courage in daily life.
The late Shad Gaspard received the award. The WWE Hall of Fame is a platform that recognizes the significant contributions and achievements of legendary professional wrestlers. Fans and the WWE Universe can commemorate and celebrate the careers of their favorite wrestling superstars at the annual event.