The last time heavy metal rocker Ozzy Osbourne was inducted into a hall of fame, he had to be dragged into kicking and screaming, figuratively at least. This time it will not require a trailing arm disassembly, although it would not be entirely inappropriate. That’s because Osbourne will enter the WWE Hall of Fame, joining wrestling legends like Andre the Giant, George “The Animal” Steele, Hulk Hogan, and Bruno Sammartino.
No, that is not a typo. Ozzy Osbourne will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath were legendary
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Formed in England in 1968, the rock band Black Sabbath pioneered heavy metal, beginning with their self-titled album in 1970. Frontman Ozzy Osbourne, bassist Geezer Butler, and drummer Bill Ward all left at some point, but guitarist Tony Iommi was a constant at all times. The original line-up reunited in 1997 and toured until 2005, the same year that Black Sabbath was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame.
Eligibility for the Cleveland Rock and Roll Hall of Fame begins 25 years after the release of an artist’s debut album. However, a delay in making the shortlist and then repeated voting failures led Osbourne to write to the Hall of Fame in 1999 with an application, according to MTV.
“Just remove our name from the list. Save the ink. Forget about us. The nomination doesn’t make sense, because the fans don’t vote for it. He is voted by the so-called industry and media elite, who have never bought an album or concert ticket in their lives, so their vote is irrelevant to me. “
Finally, Black Sabbath got induction in 2006, and the band entered with good company: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Mike Davis, and Blondie.
Ozzy Osbourne inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame
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According to Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer, Heavy metal rocker Ozzy Osbourne, 72, will enter the celebrity wing of the WWE Hall of Fame when the induction ceremony airs on Peacock on April 6 at 8 p.m. ET. He will go alongside famous 2020 honoree William Shatner.
Osbourne, who enjoyed a successful solo career after Black Sabbath, missed the ceremony when it was taped last week, but did record a video message used on the show honoring the members’ two years. Others to be enshrined are Davey Boy Smith, Kane, John “Bradshaw” Layfield, Molly Holly, Eric Bischoff, Jushin Liger, New World Order, The Bella Twins, Rob Van Dam, The Great Khali, and Warrior Award winners Rich Hering. and Titus. O’Neil.
Osbourne’s occasional association with WWE began in 1986 with WrestleMania 2, when he and Captain Lou Albano coached The British Bulldogs during their match against Brutus Beefcake and Greg Valentine. He also performed live in May 2007. Slap recording and served as a guest host for Crude in November 2009.
The WWE Hall of Fame has a celebrity tradition
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Ozzy Osbourne and William Shatner are the latest in a long line of celebrities inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. WWE Czar Vince McMahon has long relied on the biggest names in sports and entertainment to bring stories to life.
Pete Rose and William “The Refrigerator” Perry were the first two members of the celebrity wing. Others honored throughout the years include Donald Trump, Bob Uecker, Drew Carey, Mr. T, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Snoop Dogg, Kid Rock, and Mike Tyson.
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