Every year, much is made about the WWE Hall of Fame induction choices. Some fans believe that certain performers should not be inducted based on the criteria that has never been explicitly laid out by WWE.
Many have wondered how the selection process actually works seeing as there is no ballot sent to writers or media members or former wrestlers. To perhaps the surprise of no one, the final decision lies with Vince McMahon.
"There's a lot of people that put in suggestions on it within the company. Writing teams, television production, across the board there's a lot of people putting in input. Then it gets whittled down by different departments until we get to a base of more people than we need and then Vince makes the final call on where we go from there," said Triple H on the Pardon My Take podcast. "To a degree, it's a little of [who will get ratings]. Vince and WWE looks at Hall of Fame as a moment of entertainment as well. It's not just about who is going to go in at the moment, it's part of a show. The sort of 'who deserves to be in' is talked about a lot from everybody else and [Vince] takes that list and goes through it and figures out how the entertainment component of it works. 'This guy is dry and this guy is dry too. Let's wait until next year to put this dry guy in to balance it out.'"
This year's Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be unlike any other as both the classes of 2020 and 2021 will be inducted as part of the ceremony.
The WWE Hall of Fame ceremony will air on Peacock beginning at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, April 6. You can find more information on the ceremony by clicking here.