With WrestleMania 39 moving slowly into view, attention will soon turn to the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony which is held in the lead-up to the spectacular.
The event is used to showcase and honour legends of the squared circle while shining a light on some of professional wrestling’s unsung heroes. As with every ceremony honoring figures from years gone by, some legends have passed away before they are inducted. At the 2022 edition of the event, Vader was inducted by his family after the former World Champion passed away in 2018.
Danny Davis Makes Incredible WWE Claims
However, former WWE referee and wrestler ‘Dangerous’ Danny Davis has claimed that WWE prefer posthumous inductions as they’re cheaper.
Speaking during an appearance on the Cheap Heat Productions podcast, Davis said that WWE would rather wait until you have “passed on.”
“They won’t, or don’t want to, spend a lot of money to bring myself in, a couple of my family members, put me up, and all that stuff,” Davis said. “They wait until you pass on and then they’ll put you in posthumously and it won’t cost them.”
Davis then doubled down claiming that he “knows the truth” reasserting that WWE prefer posthumous Hall of Fame inductions as they’re more “cost-effective.”
“That’s a harsh thing to say, but you look at who’s being inducted and you see that there are a lot of people that aren’t with us no more that are being inducted, and they’re trying to make it seem like, ‘We missed them, we should have done it before.’ I know the truth and you know the truth. It’s cost-effectiveness, and that’s all this business is about now, is money.”
Danny Davis joined the WWF in 1981 as a referee and also wrestled from 1984 until 1986 as Mr X. In early 1987 Davis became corrupted and helped the Hart Foundation win the WWF Tag Team Titles. The star went on to join the faction, wrestling as ‘Dangerous’ Danny Davis.
By mid-1989 Davis was back to being a referee and his previous persona was dropped. He left the WWF in 1995.
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