Mike Rotunda Explains Why Bray Wyatt Won’t Be Inducted Into The WWE Hall Of Fame This Year

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Bray Wyatt won’t be inducted into the 2024 Class of the WWE Hall of Fame, and we now know more about why that’s the case.

With WrestleMania 40 just over a week away, so to is this year’s WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony. With this year’s class of inductees seemingly complete, one name many fans have been surprised to see omitted is the late former WWE Champion Bray Wyatt, who tragically passed away in August last year.

Mike Rotunda recently spoke to Sportskeeda ahead of WrestleMania weekend, where he revealed that whilst he was initially surprised about his son’s omission from this year’s class of inductees, he believes WWE are looking to give the family more time before putting that level of stress on them.

“I was surprised because my son, with Windham passing, I thought they were gonna immediately put Windham into the Hall of Fame, which he will be at some point, but I think that WWE reassessed stuff and thought it was too soon to go there with our family and the reactions and the stress on us.”

-Mike Rotunda

Whilst Bray Wyatt won’t be entering the WWE Hall of Fame this year, his father will be, as both Mike Rotunda and his brother-in-law and U.S. Express tag team partner Barry Windham are set to be inducted as a duo.

Touching on his own induction, Rotunda revealed that it was Triple H that broke the news to the pair and added that receiving the nod is a great honour.

“We got a call from WWE and said, ‘Hunter [Triple H] wants to do a Zoom call,’ and we were thinking they were gonna tell us what was gonna happen at WrestleMania, and Hunter said, ‘You guys are gonna get inducted, you and Barry. You were part of the first show ever at WrestleMania.’ It was kinda very flattering, obviously, and actually less stressful on us because of all the stuff we’ve had to go through with Windham passing, and just the mental capacity of it. Obviously, it’s a great honor because you’re getting rewarded for what you spent 40 years doing.”

-Mike Rotunda

The annual WWE Hall of Fame ceremony will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at the start of WrestleMania XL weekend on April 5th, just a day before the two biggest nights on WWE’s calendar officially get underway.

Alongside the U.S. Express, WWE are set to induct Paul Heyman, Bull Nakano, Thunderbolt Patterson, and the late great Muhammad Ali, who will be joining the celebrity wing.

As always, we’ll aim to provide any further updates on the WWE Hall of Fame Class Of 2024 and the possibility of a future induction for Bray Wyatt as soon as we hear more.

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