It has been revealed that Batista and four members of the nWo (Hogan, Nash, Hall, and Waltman) will be inducted into WWE’s Hall of Fame next year.
This will be Batista’s first Hall of Fame induction, while Hogan, Nash, and Hall have gone in individually previously, and Waltman went in as part of DX.
Batista told People.com:
“As soon as I hung up the phone, I was … and excuse my language, I was like, ‘Sh*t, I gotta give a speech. And that is what I’ve been stressing about since, I don’t think it’s sunk in, and I was thinking about it because I mean, it seems like a long journey, but it also feels like yesterday when I started my career. And it also feels … because I’m still working so much, it doesn’t feel like an end of a journey.”
Hogan would tell ESPN.com:
“You’ve got four guys that were basically going at Vince as a shoot, pushing hard to actually try to take over. Not put him out of business but basically take his spot and be the No. 1 company. All of a sudden, you’re inducting four guys in the Hall of Fame that 20 years ago were trying to stab you in the back. It’s like Vince says: In the WWE, never say never.”
The ceremony will take place on April 2nd in Tampa, Florida, before that weekends, WrestleMania 36 show.