• Batista Comments On His WWE Hall Of Fame Induction Being Postponed
The WWE Hall Of Fame 2021 ceremony will air on April 6th. Inductees from Class Of 2020 and Class Of 2021 will get inducted this year (since last year’s ceremony was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic).
In late 2019, Batista was announced as the headliner for the WWE Hall Of Fame Class Of 2020, but it looks like he won’t be getting inducted this year.
WWE has pulled the article of Batista’s WWE Hall Of Fame induction from their website.
When a user tries to visit that page, they get the following message:
“You are not authorized to access this page.”
He’s no longer mentioned in the WWE Hall Of Fame 2020 & 2021 preview on their website either:
Batista has now confirmed that he won’t be getting inducted this year and explained why.
Here’s what he tweeted:
“To the @WWEUniverse Unfortunately due to previous obligations I am unable to be a part of the @WWE #HOF this year.
By my request they have agreed to induct me at a future ceremony where I’ll be able to properly thank the fans and people who made my career possible #DreamChaser”
To the @WWEUniverse Unfortunately due to previous obligations I am unable to be a part of the @WWE #HOF this year. By my request they have agreed to induct me at a future ceremony where I’ll be able to properly thank the fans and people who made my career possible🙏🏼 #DreamChaser
— The Artist Formerly Known as Super Duper Dave (@DaveBautista) March 23, 2021
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (March 23, 2000) – WWF SmackDown!
On this day in 2000, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF SmackDown!’.
It was pre-taped at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania 2000’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. Kurt Angle vs. Chris Benoit
2. The Godfather vs. Bull Buchanan
3. Al Snow & Steve Blackman vs. The Hollys
4. The Rock vs. Bubba Ray Dudley
5. Jacqueline vs. Lita
6. Handicap Match: The Big Show vs. Mean Street Posse
7. Rikishi & Too Cool vs. Dean Malenko, Perry Saturn & Eddy Guerrero