Vince McMahon will be inducting WWE legend The Undertaker into the WWE Hall of Fame over WrestleMania weekend.
The chairman of WWE recently appeared on The Pat McAfee Show for a rare live and in-person interview. During the broadcast, host McAfee brought up a number of controversial topics for McMahon, including All Elite Wrestling and WWE’s relationship with Saudi Arabia. When asked about The Undertaker going into the Hall of Fame, McMahon said the following:
“Undertaker, of course, is going to be in the Hall of Fame. I’m going to have the distinction of inducting him into the Hall of Fame. It will be one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done in my life. I like the guy. I love the guy. We’ve known each other for so many years and have been through all kinds of situations. When you live on the road like that, you have your family at home, but when you live on the road, you have to have a family on the road and people you can count on, rely on, that are loyal and trustworthy and not have to look over your shoulder.
He’s that kind of guy. He’s an extraordinary human being and one of the all-time greats in the ring. As a human being, I could talk about the character and it won’t bug me at all, in my mind I’m thinking, when I’m inducting him, ‘I know who he is.’ That’s tough when you know someone that close and you care about them so much, it’s going to be one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done.”
The Undertaker was announced as the first inductee in the 2022 Hall of Fame class back in mid February. The Deadman has had a lengthy career in WWE spanning over 30 years, and has often been praised and recognised for his loyalty to the company. The Undertaker has never wrestled for another promotion since signing for WWE back in 1990.
The Undertaker is pleased with the announcement, stating the following on social media regarding the news:
The full interview can be found below:
H/t to Fightful for the use of transcription
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