WWE is preparing to welcome a new celebrity to its 2021 Hall of Fame class. It is Ozzy Osbourne, a true living legend of world rock music, as well as an old friend of wrestling. The introduction of him in the ark of glory would have already been recorded in order to be included in this year's ceremony, cumulative of the 2020 and 2021 classes and to confirm everything was Dave Meltzer.
The expert journalist of the 'Wrestling Observer' has in fact anticipated that Ozzy Osbourne has sent a message to the WWE, which will be broadcast during the induction event in the Hall of Fame this year, thanking the company and accepting this honor.
His presence, therefore, will not be physical (mainly due to the limitations and restrictive measures to prevent contagion in these months of health emergency). The 72-year-old who became famous with Black Sabbath as early as the 1970s, however, will be one of the biggest names in this year's ceremony.
Ozzy Osbourne to be inducted into the 2021 WWE Hall of Fame
Ozzy Osbourne has a long history of more or less official collaborations with the WWE, and over the years his cameos during the Stamford company shows have not been lacking.
The first dates back to WrestleMania 2, when in full Rock 'N' Wrestling Connection he accompanied Captain Lou Albano to the corner of the British Bulldogs, engaged in a stellar Tag Team Match against the Dream Team, made up of Brutus Beefcake (not yet "The Barber ") and Greg Valentine.
Among his appearances in the weekly shows, we remember one in SmackDown in 2007 and one in Raw in 2009. In the first case he played live "I Don't Wanna Stop", the official soundtrack of the PPV Judgment Day, in the second he took part in WWE's Got Talent.
Now his name will join the 2020 and 2021 cumulative classes of the WWE Hall of Fame. Ozzy Osbourne joins Davey Boy Smith, JBL, Jushin Liger, the nWo, the Bella Twins, William Shatner, Titus O’Neil, Molly Holly, Eric Bischoff, Rob Van Dam, Kane and The Great Khali.
While Ozzy Osbourne was not present in Tampa Bay to accept his Hall of Fame induction, Meltzer reports that he recorded a video message for the show, which will serve as his acceptance speech. Osbourne has been no stranger to WWE over the last few decades.
He made his first appearance with the company dating all the way back to WrestleMania 2, where he accompanied The British Bulldogs to the ring. He then appeared on WWE Friday Night SmackDown back in May 2007 in Baltimore, Maryland.
He performed his hit single "I Don't Wanna Stop", which was also the official theme song for that year's Judgment Day pay-per-view.