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Update On Vader’s WWE Hall of Fame Status

Vader WWE Hall of Fame

As we noted before, former WCW World Heavyweight Champion Big Van Vader passed away at the age of 63.

Vader’s son confirmed the news on Twitter with the following tweets:

Bryan Alvarez of the Wrestling Observer noted that Vader getting inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame next year is almost a guarantee and he’s willing to bet money on it.

Below is what Alvarez said (credit to Ringside News for transcription):

“He wanted to be in the WWE Hall Of Fame so I’m not going to do the usual thing about how it’s not a real hall of fame. The guy wanted to be in there and it sucks he didn’t get to be in there.”

I would say, I would virtually do a Vince McMahon guarantee that Vader’s going into the WWE Hall Of Fame next year. In fact I bet money on it that he’s going in.”

You can hear “Stone Cold” Steve Austin commenting on if Vader should be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame below:

As we noted before, WWE issued the following statement regarding Vader’s passing:

Vader passes away

“WWE is saddened to learn that Leon White, better known to WWE audiences as Vader, passed away Monday night at the age of 63.

White began his sports-entertainment career in the mid-1980s after retiring from the NFL due to injury. He rose to national prominence in Verne Gagne’s American Wrestling Association before joining New Japan Pro Wrestling as the masked Big Van Vader. He went on to become one of the promotion’s biggest stars and most feared competitors.

Vader then transitioned to World Championship Wrestling, where he would make the biggest mark of his career. He engaged in memorable rivalries with the likes of Sting and Ron Simmons, becoming a dominant, three-time WCW World Champion in the process.

In 1996, Vader joined the WWE roster, where he squared off against Superstars such as Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker. He also found success on the small screen with a recurring guest role on the popular 1990s television program, “Boy Meets World.”

WWE extends its condolences to White’s family, friends and fans.”

Below are some tweets from Wrestling Veterans regarding Vader’s passing:

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