Ozzy Osbourne has been inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. The Black Sabbath man did not attend the event in person, it took place without a live audience, but was able to accept the honor from his backyard in Los Angeles.
“Thank you very much WWE Universe for this award,” says Ozzy. “I don’t deserve it, but thanks anyway.”
The Prince of Darkness goes on to say, “It’s about the fans, really. Our fans are the ones who really keep us alive. It’s about them.
“I want to thank Vince McMahon and Triple H – thank you very much, God bless you.”
Ozzy first appeared at WrestleMania 2 in 1986, in the corner of the British Bulldogs, two cousins from Wigan who wrestled as Davey Boy Smith and Dynamite Kid.
Over two decades later, Ozzy’s 2007 song I do not want to stop was used as the official theme for the WWE Judgment Day par-per-view event, and a week earlier, Ozzy performed it live on Friday Night SmackDown at the 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, Maryland.
Two years later, he co-hosted an episode of WWE Raw alongside Sharon Osbourne, and most recently helped wrestler Triple H win the rights to the Black Sabbath classic. War Pigs as the official theme of Acquisition of NXT: War Games.
Other members of the WWE Hall of Famers in 2021 include Molly Holly, Eric Bischoff, Kane, The Great Khali, and Rob Van Dam.