With WrestleMania fast approaching, that also means that it won’t be long until WWE induct the latest class into their Hall of Fame. Thus far, Rey Mysterio, The Great Muta, and Andy Kaufman have all officially been announced as part of the 2023 class of inductees, although one name many have been waiting on is former multi-time WWE Champion Batista, who was initially set to be inducted in 2020 prior to the Covid-19 pandemic leading to a more subdued induction ceremony.
PWInsider have now provided an update on the reasoning behind Batista’s absence from this year’s Hall of Fame class, noting that the Hollywood star is currently filming the latest My Spy film, and thus is unable to be present in Los Angeles.
“PWInsider.com is told that Dave Bautista will not be inducted this year. Bautista was named to the Hall of Fame in 2020 but was never officially inducted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He noted in an interview several months back that he was hoping it would happen finally this year. However, Bautista is currently filming the latest My Spy film in South Africa, so that is the likely reason as to why it’s not happening this year – logistically they couldn’t have him physically in Los Angeles.”-PWInsider
Elsewhere in the report, PWInsider further confirmed that Stacy Keibler is set to be a part of this year’s Hall of Fame class, whilst there aren’t expected to be any tag team inductions this time round.
As always, we’ll aim to provide any further updates on WWE’s Hall of Fame inductees as soon as we hear more.