Backstage news on Batista and the WWE Hall of Fame

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Backstage news on Batista and the WWE Hall of Fame

Batista was inducted into the 2020 Hall of Fame list of big names, which was then postponed due to the outbreak of the health emergency. Many thought his introduction would take place this year alongside the class of 2021, but WWE surprised everyone by removing him from programming.

The explanation for this change of plans came from an exclusive report from the Fightful Select website, according to which WWE intends the exact moment when the public will be at its full capacity to introduce Batista into the Hall of Fame.

This year's ceremony will in fact be virtual and will be recorded on 30 March and 1 April. It will then be aired on April 6 on Peacock TV in America and on WWE Network in the rest of the world.

Batista's WWE Hall of Fame induction will occur when a full crowd can attend

Currently, the only two names announced for this year's Hall of Fame are former women's champion Molly Holly and former Raw General Manager as well as controversial WCW personality Eric Bischoff.

They will be added to the superstars already scheduled for the 2020 edition, namely Jushin Thunder Liger, the Bella Twins, JBL and the complete New World Order. We will therefore see if Batista will be introduced in 2022, in conjunction with WrestleMania 38 in Texas or in 2023 in Hollywood, for the 39th edition.

The latter could be a more suitable location given his background in the world of cinema. The last appearance of "The Animal" in WWE dates back to 2019, at WrestleMania 35, where he was defeated by Triple H in a No Holds Barred Match, definitively retiring from the world of wrestling.

And it was he who admitted that in recent years relations with the Company have somewhat degenerated, noting an abysmal difference compared to the past. In the meantime, we remind you that tickets for this year's edition of WrestleMania are already on sale and that the PPV will be presented by none other than Hulk Hogan and Titus O'Neil.

Batista just wrapped up filming his role in the Marvel Studios film Thor: Love and Thunder last month in Australia. He will be back with Marvel later this year to film Guardians of the Galaxy volume three. Whether Batista's busy schedule at the moment played a factor in this decision is currently unknown.

Batista's last match occurred at WrestleMania against Triple H at Metlife Stadium back in 2019. Shortly following the match, Batista took to social media, officially announcing his retirement from professional wrestling.