You just can't have another action-packed WrestleMania weekend without putting on the latest WWE Hall of Fame ceremony. To the surprise of no one, the world's biggest wrestling company is doing the honor of inducing a new batch of bonafide legends into its star-studded Hall of Fame. Last year, The Undertaker, Vader, Queen Sharmell, The Steiner Brothers, and Shad Gaspard (REST IN PEACE, KING!) all received such a distinct and respectable honor. And now in 2023, another collection of WWE and even non-WWE Superstars are finally getting the chance to join their contemporaries. So without further ado, here is the full lineup for the WWE Hall of Fame 2023 class.
Here is the WWE Hall of Fame 2023 Class
WWE Hall of Fame 2023
1. Rey Mysterio
One of the greatest luchadors the global wrestling scene has ever been blessed to see is the great Rey Mysterio. "Rey Rey" has been going strong since 1989 and wowing crowds with his high-flying prowess across feds such as AAA, ECW, WCW, CMLL, and WWE. He even had a short yet hella entertaining stint on Lucha Underground that led to a late-career resurgence that culminated in him resurfacing in WWE. Rey will always be one of my favorites - an annual tradition of mine is going back to watch his Halloween Havoc 1997 classic with Eddie Guerrero and excellent SummerSlam 2002 sprint against Kurt Angle. Rey has had absolute bangers with those two greats as well as Dean Malenko, Chris Jericho, Billy Kidman, and Juventud Guerrera. It's about damn time the iconic "king of mystery" finally gets his rightful place in the WWE Hall of Fame.
2. The Great Muta
I'm a massive fan of Japanese wrestling aka" Puroresu." The GOATs that hail from that brand of in-ring "Strong Style" action are Antonio Inoki, Mitsuharu Misawa, Kenta Kobashi, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kazuchika Okada, and countless other names. Another one that stands among those legends is Keiji Muto aka "The Great Muta." I first caught wind of this dude when I watched some old National Wrestling Alliance clips and watched him wrestle his ass off against Sting. Going back through his lofty career will treat you to clips of his incredible in-ring feats with Masahiro Chono, Jushin Thunder Liger, and Shinya Hashimoto. Muto actually hung it up for good this year by competing on two major New Japan Pro Wrestling and Pro Wrestling NOAH cards. And now to bring his career to a definitive end, The Great Muta is getting called up to the WWE Hall of Fame.
3. Andy Kaufman
This one's been such a long time coming, hasn't it? When it comes to celebrations that pushed the gene of sports entertainment forward in a meaningful way that will be remembered forever, it's the great Andy Kaufman. His legendary feud with Jerry "The King" Lawler blurred the lines between fact and fiction - the slap seen and heard 'round the world when both men went on The David Letterman Show left everyone's jaws on the floor back in 1982. Couple that with the Piledriver Lawler landed on Kaufman during their in-ring encounter before that moment and you have yourself another integral wrestling moment that transcended the business and earned mainstream attention. For Kaufman's impressive and often hilarious contributions to wrestling and comedy as a whole, it makes all the sense in the world for him to join the WWE Hall of Fame 2023 class as its sole celebrity inductee.
4. Stacy Keibler
"SHE'S GOT LEGS!" Stacy Keibler, who seemingly never ages and still looks the same as she did when she came to WWE in 2001, is getting the company's Hall of Fame induction nod this year. One of the biggest highlights of her career is her managing time spent alongside Bubba Ray Dudley and D-Von Dudley aka "The Dudley Boyz." As "The Duchess of Dudleyville," she caught everybody's attention thanks to her choice of attire and spirited performances at ringside. Keibler was a huge fixture of the "Ruthless Aggression Era" as she also managed Test, Scott Steiner, and The Hurricane and Rosey. Huge shout out to Keibler and her amazingly long legs that looked great every time she used them to choke out an opponent in the ring corner.