As a two-time inductee himself, Ric Flair knows a thing or two about the WWE Hall of Fame.
With WrestleMania 39 just around the corner, speculation is running wild over who will be making up the class of 2023.
On the March 10th episode of Friday Night SmackDown, it was announced that the first inductee will be Rey Mysterio. The WWE star began his career more than 30 years ago and is widely credited with helping revolutionise cruiserweight wrestling in North America.
Flair is due to announce who will join Mysterio on the March 15th episode of The Bump, but the inductee might have already been revealed. Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer reported that Flair has asked to induct Keiji Muto, also known as The Great Muta. The Japanese star is widely regarded as one of the best ever and brought down the curtain on his illustrious career in February.
“Ric Flair has asked to induct Muto, or has been asked to induct Muto. A lot of people thought it would be Sting, but politically that would have been tough before, I think it would have been even tougher now.
We do know that Muto has been asked to be in the Hall of Fame, and we do know that Flair has asked to induct him, so that seems to make sense.”
Ric Flair Called On Star To Be Removed From The Hall Of Fame
Speaking back in August, Ric Flair called on WWE to remove the Ultimate Warrior from the Hall of Fame. The 16-time World Champion claimed that his induction made no sense given how he left the company twice, bringing legal action in the process.
H/t to Wrestle Talk