Sean Waltman has shared some details about his 2021 Hall of Fame experience.
Speaking on his new Pro Wrestling 4 Life podcast, Waltman, who was inducted alongside Hulk Hogan, Scott Hall, and Kevin Nash as a member of the nWo, spoke about the ceremony and revealed that there were no inductors. He said the following:
"There were none. In 2019 I don't think there were any then either. Were there? Jerry Lawler was out there hosting like he normally would and then it would go to a video package. It was almost like the video package was the induction."
Waltman and the iconic WCW faction were announced as part of the class of 2020, but the induction ceremony was pushed back a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Unlike past years, the Hall of Fame was taped a week ahead and won't be held in front of a line audience.
As for the process itself, Waltman described it like this:
"I'm not going to lie, you know, they flew us in the night before, we took the COVID test and then they had us up and at 'em at 7 AM. We were at the building since 8 and it was, you know, it was a little rough. Especially coming from the West Coast and having the time difference and my body's all screwed up. I got a little bit of jet lag right now, actually, but whatever. So we did a lot of sitting around for a while and then once things started going, they went quick. We started taking the pictures, doing the rehearsal. Which, the rehearsal, it was just walking through to get positions, I guess. If you flubbed your line, or whatever, you could just re-do it. Like, 'hey, take-two,' and then do it again, and they chop it up and edit. They're the best at that. No one's better than WWE at that. I'm sure you won't be surprised to know that I did "take-two" more than once during the speech. Then I was so -- I wanted to make sure I got to thank my wife, Angela and the kids, and so I did that at the beginning and then just, I went, 'now that I got that out of the way [laughs].'"
When asked if the video package was heavy on Hulk Hogan, the former-Syxx said that it had just the right amount of everything. He even shared that his favorite part of the whole show was William Shatner's induction.
Recently, Nikki and Brie Bella revealed that they were only given between three and five minutes to deliver their Hall of Fame speech.
The ceremony will air on Tuesday, April 6 on NBC's streaming service, Peacock. You can find more information on the ceremony by clicking here.
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