WrestleMania 38: presentation of the Hall of Fame 2022

April 1-3 is WrestleMania Weekend. The three most festive days for the whole wrestling community in the world. This party kicks off Friday night with the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony. This year a small class in terms of numbers, but a huge one in terms of talent and impact. A look back at the four new names inducted as well as the Warrior Award winner.

The Undertaker – Inducted by Vince McMahon

We Sport has already offered you an article on the Undertaker’s immense career. However, we will once again go back to its historical journey. Memorable debut at the 1990 Survivor Series. A transgenerational character who has evolved with the times. A mythical outfit, a chilling gaze and a legendary aura. The Undertaker is a unique, unpublished character who can at best be poorly copied but never reproduced. Three decades of terror, opponents decimated solo or with his brother Kane, invincibility (or almost) at WrestleMania, but three decades of happiness for any wrestling fan. The Deadman has overtaken the world of wrestling. It is recognized all over the world. A little over a year after his official retirement from the rings, The Undertaker will rest in peace in the hall of fame, a place obviously deserved.

Vader – It’s Vader Time

For the second time, We Sport pays tribute to this legend. At the end of the 80s, Vader wrestled in Japan, at New Japan Pro Wrestling. His impact is such that he beats Antonio Inoki at home, causing a riot in the room. After having destroyed everything in Japan, Europe and Mexico, Big Van Vader arrives at WCW where he knows the same success. Names like Ric Flair or Sting fall under the blows of the Vader Bomb. He also became a three-time world champion. In 1996, he made his WWF debut at the Royal Rumble. He will forever leave an imprint on the world of wrestling. Sadly, Vader aka Leon White passed away on June 18, 2018 and will be introduced posthumously.

WWE Hall of Fame 2022

Queen Sharmell – A Sparkling Queen

Although Sharmell competed in Miss Pageants or in-ring action in the 90s/2000s, she is known to have been King Booker’s wife. Indeed, when Booker T won the King of the Ring in 2006, Sharmell inevitably became queen. She is the mastermind behind her husband’s actions and helps him get to the top. A place in the Hall of Fame given to one of the greatest managers of the 2000s.

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The Steiner Brothers – A Golden Success Story

Scott and Rick Steiner are probably one of the best teams in history. Perfect timing, holds still used today and a legacy carried on today (by Bron Breakker). But the Steiner Brothers, originating in amateur wrestling, are also title machines. Twice WWE Tag Team Champions, once WCW and twice NJPW. They are one of the few teams to have managed to win all these belts. They were voted best team twice by Pro Wrestling Illustrated in 1990 and 1993. Finally, they won with Lex Luger and Sting the match of the year award in 1991 awarded by the PWI. A legendary formation that finally enters the pantheon.

WWE Hall of Fame 2022

Shad Gaspard – A father with a big heart

This year, the Warrior Award is posthumously awarded to Shad Gaspard. The former member of Cryme Time died on May 17, 2020 from drowning after saving his son from the same fate. A heroic gesture for a loving father. A well-deserved prize.

WWE Hall of Fame 2022

Here is the Hall of Fame class of 2022. The ceremony will be broadcast on the WWE Network from 4 a.m. French time, after SmackDown. We will find all these people during WrestleMania.

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WrestleMania 38: presentation of the Hall of Fame 2022