It has been reported that Heavy Metal pioneer Ozzy Osbourne is set to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
As noted by Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Osbourne was inducted along with the combined classes of 2020 and 2021, when the ceremony was taped last week.
The legendary Black Sabbath frontman wasn’t present at the event, but did appear via taped video message.
It was first rumoured that Osbourne would be a late inductee when he appeared in a commercial for the Hall of Fame, which aired during WWE SmackDown on April 2nd.
Ozzy Osbourne has featured numerous times in WWE over the last 35 years, most notably as a guest host of Monday Night RAW alongside wife Sharon in 2009. The ‘Crazy Train’ singer’s other notable appearance was at WrestleMania 2, where he managed The British Bulldogs along with Captain Lou Albano, as they defeated Brutus Beefcake and Greg Valentine for the WWF Tag Team Titles. Osbourne is one of many celebrities to appear at the Show of Shows.
Osbourne’s music has also been used by WWE as theme music for pay-per-views.
John “Ozzy” Osbourne was born in Aston, Birmingham, England in 1948. He rose to prominence during the 1970’s as the frontman for Heavy Metal band, Black Sabbath. The Prince of Darkness, would later go on to enjoy a successful solo career, before starring in The Osbournes on MTV. Osbourne’s health has deteriorated in recent years, with the star being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2019.
The WWE 2021 Hall of Fame ceremony is set to air on Tuesday April 6th. However, the show has already been filmed with inductee Sean Waltman noting that there no inductors present.
The classes of 2020 and 2021 were joined together for the ceremony. With Osbourne being inducted alongside the likes of the nWo and the British Bulldog.