WWE has revealed two new members of their 2021 Hall of Fame class.
It was announced today that Kane and The Great Khali will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame over WrestleMania 37 week. The Hall of Fame ceremony is set for Tuesday, April 6. It will air on Peacock in the United States and on the WWE Network everywhere else.
Kane was a guest on this morning's episode of WWE's The Bump. During the segment, The Undertaker surprised Kane by appearing and announcing that Kane is being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame this year. The announcement of Khali going into the Hall of Fame was made via a video from WWE Now India where Khali's former manager Ranjin Singh informed him of the news.
The Undertaker also tweeted: "@KaneWWE has been a brother to me on and off screen for over 25 years. Hardworking, loyal, and dedicated I was honored to be the one to announce he is the newest member of the #WWEHOF Class of 2021! #BrothersofDestruction"
Kane (real name Glenn Jacobs) most recently wrestled when he made an appearance as a surprise entrant in this year's men's Royal Rumble match. Jacobs is the current mayor of Knox County, Tennessee. Earlier this week, Jacobs announced that he'll be running for re-election to serve a second term as mayor.
Khali (Dalip Singh) last wrestled as an entrant in WWE's Greatest Royal Rumble match in Saudi Arabia in 2018.
With last year's ceremony having been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 and 2021 WWE Hall of Fame classes will both be inducted during this year's ceremony. Here's the updated list of announced members for the classes:
2020 Hall of Fame class --
- The nWo (Hulk Hogan, Kevin Nash, Scott Hall & Sean "X-Pac" Waltman)
- Nikki & Brie Bella
- British Bulldog Davey Boy Smith
- Jushin Thunder Liger
2021 Hall of Fame class --
- Molly Holly
- Eric Bischoff
- The Great Khali
Batista was originally set for the 2020 WWE Hall of Fame class, but he announced yesterday that he won't be able to take part in this year's ceremony and will instead be inducted in the future: "To the @WWEUniverse Unfortunately due to previous obligations I am unable to be a part of the @WWE #HOF this year. By my request they have agreed to induct me at a future ceremony where I’ll be able to properly thank the fans and people who made my career possible #DreamChaser"