WWE inducted ten people to the Legacy wing of its Hall of Fame during tonight’s broadcast.
During the 2020 induction ceremony, WWE announced Ray Stevens, Brickhouse Brown, Dr. Death Steve Williams, Baron Michele Leone, and Gary Hart as part of last year’s Hall of Fame class. Later, during the 2021 Hall of Fame ceremony, Dick The Bruiser, Pez Whatley, Buzz Sawyer, Ethel Johnson, and Paul Boesch were announced as part of this year’s class.
Members of Legacy usually announce themselves during the ceremony, with a video package briefly covering their careers. Previous names incorporated in this way include Frank Gotch, George Hackenschmit, Lou Thesz, Rikidozan, El Santo, Bruiser Brody, and Jim Barnett.
WWE broadcast the 2020 and 2021 Hall of Fame ceremonies tonight on Peacock. Both shows were taped last week at WWE ThunderDome with no audience. The 2020 Hall of Fame ceremony was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Members like Jushin Thunder Liger, The Great Khali, William Shatner, and Ozzy Osbourne gave their speeches virtually.