WWE suspend Hall of Fame including British Bulldog’s induction due to coronavirus pandemic – The Sun

WWE have suspended the annual Hall of Fame ceremony due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Vince McMahon had already made the decision to move all of his company's shows, including RAW, SmackDown and NXT,  behind closed doors amid fears surrounding the deadly bug.

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WWE also took the unprecedented decision to screen WrestleMania 36 without fans at the Performance Center in Florida.

Yet such a move would be impossible for the Hall of Fame, which usually kicks off Mania weekend, with inductees expecting family and friends to be in the audience.

This year's ceremony was notable for the long-awaited recognition of English wrestling legend “British Bulldog” Davey Boy Smith.

His daughter Georgia took to Twitter to announce that WWE are now planning to hold the event in August around SummerSlam in Boston.

She wrote: "Just a heads up! I have spoken with WWE and they are postponing the Hall of Fame for a later date, and are hoping to do it for Summerslam (which would be appropriate for my dad) thanks again for all your support! Let’s all stay safe out there."


Fans have been calling for former Intercontinental, European, and Tag Team Champion Smith – who passed away in 2002 – to be entered in WWE's Hall of Fame.

As part of the British Bulldogs tag team – alongside cousin 'The Dynamite Kid' Tommy Billington – he was highly influential.

The Bulldog was a key player in creating the UK’s early 1990s wrestling boom, which culminated with SummerSlam 1992 – headlined by a match between Davey Boy and his brother-in-law Bret Hart.

He will join the Bella Twins in the class of 2020 after SunSport revealed the pregnant duo were set to be honoured for their contribution to WWE, with the pair both winning the Divas Championship title.


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They have now joined JBL, Jushin Thunder Liger and New World Order members Hulk Hogan, Scott Hall, Sean Waltman and Kevin Nash.

But the 2020 class is set to be headlined by Dave Batista's induction a year on from his final in-ring match to continue his thriving Hollywood career.

The 50-year-old retired from the squared-circle last year after making a return to battle friend and old Evolution partner Triple H at WrestleMania 35.

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