1. Rumor Killer On Batista’s WWE Hall of Fame Induction, Top Contenders For WWE Hall Of Fame Class of 2018’s Headline Status Revealed
As we noted a few weeks back, Wrestling Observer reported that former WWE World Heavyweight Champion Batista was being considered to headline the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2018, but it now looks like that isn’t the case.
The Dirty Sheets podcast is reporting that WWE officials are considered 30 names for next year’s Hall of Fame Class, out of which 5 are being considered for headlining the show. Out of these two lists (of 30 and then 5), Batista isn’t on any of them.
Out of the 5 names that are being considered for headlining the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2018, 3 of them are The Undertaker, Goldberg & Daniel Bryan. Word backstage in WWE is that The Undertaker retired at WrestleMania 33 this year, and if that stays the case then “The Deadman” would most likely headline the event.
Speaking of Goldberg, if The Undertaker is for sure going into the Hall of Fame next year, then Goldberg would most likely not get inducted next year because both of these Legends are of the headlining status and with WWE running out of big names to induct every year, saving Goldberg for later would be the wise choice.
Now moving on to Daniel Bryan. Bryan is being considered for next year’s Hall of Fame Class because WrestleMania 34 is in New Orleans, which was also the site for WrestleMania 30 (where he main evented and won the WWE World Heavyweight Championship). It should be noted that Bryan might not end up headlining the Hall of Fame Class, especially if The Undertaker or Goldberg are being inducted in the same class.
Another thing about Bryan being inducted is that WWE officials are being hesitant on making the decision to induct him into the WWE Hall of Fame as Bryan has noted in the past that he’ll leave WWE to wrestle somewhere else when his contract with the company runs out.
If that ends up being the case, WWE likely won’t induct Bryan this soon. But if somehow WWE officials convince Bryan to stay with the company, then a Hall of Fame induction could be near.