Earlier this month, it was announced that D-Generation X (Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Chyna, X-Pac, Road Dogg & Billy Gunn) would be inducted into this year’s WWE Hall Of Fame Class. As previously reported, The Honky Tonk Man was also announced for this year’s class. The event will be taking place on April 6th at The Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Just recently, Sean Waltman appeared on Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast and among other topics, he spoke about heading into The Hall Of Fame. The conversation turned towards some of the issues that have plagued the ceremony over the years including speeches that run on too long. Last year, it was especially noticeable when most of The WWE Talent was on the floor and ended up filing out as the hours went by, leaving a fairly empty gap when Goldberg closed out the ceremony.
Waltman said that when he received the call about going into The Hall Of Fame, he was told that some things might be changed for this year’s show, as seen below:
“Some things were explained to me when [Mark] Carano broke the news to me,” Waltman said. “He told me some things are going to change about the ceremony. Obviously, there were some things that were problems at pretty much of all the Hall of Fames, but especially last year. Guys just taking their sweet time [with their speeches].”
The changes may not end with how long inductees can speak as Waltman also said that the inductors might be removed this year to help speed things along, as seen below:
“Things are gonna change,” Waltman said. “There may or may not be inductors. I mean, I’ve seen some inductors take 30 minutes to f—ing give their inductor’s speech!”
You can listen to Waltman’s full interview in the video below:
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