Major Name Expected For Next Year’s WWE Hall of Fame; Mark Henry Not Originally Supposed to Be Inducted?
Earlier this year on the road to WrestleMania there were several reports claiming that former WWE, WCW and ECW star Bam Bam Bigelow would be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame at this year’s ceremony in New Orleans. Obviously that did not happen, as the annual event came and went with no mention of the late legend.
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter is reporting that Bam Bam was actually scheduled to be inducted with the Class of 2018 and was on the original rundown, which would confirm numerous reports to be true. Apparently, when WWE made the official announcement that WrestleMania 35 would once again take place at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey – the hometown of Bigelow – he was pulled from the list and is expected to be inducted in 2019 instead.
Incidentally, the change in plans is also why we saw the “World’s Strongest Man” Mark Henry inducted this year, as he was not originally a part of the plans. When Bam Bam was pulled the decision was made to go with Henry, which in all honesty probably improved the overall quality of the Hall of Fame ceremony as his speech was one of the best highlights of the entire weekend.
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