With the Royal Rumble out of the way, we’re solidly on the Road to WrestleMania 35, and that means all of the usual conversations about who and what we’ll see on WrestleMania weekend have begun. One story that may prove slower to get going than usual this year is about the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2019. WWE often kicks off the Road to WrestleMania with an early announcement of one inductee, but so far they’ve said nothing.
On Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer said that he hasn’t heard any backstage talk about who’s going into the Hall of Fame this year, other than ongoing rumors about Dave Bautista getting inducted, which are complicated by questions of whether or not the busy movie actor will be able to attend the ceremony. Meltzer also says that the Hall of Fame is a lower priority this year than usual, although he doesn’t offer any particular reasons why this is the case.
Things will no doubt solidify as we get closer to that first weekend in April, and we’ll start hearing about the inductees, who at that point may not turn out to seem any more “low priority” than any other Hall of Fame class. There’ve already been rumors about the Undertaker, although they’re built on a pretty shaky premise. Still, just because WWE is focused on other things right now doesn’t mean that who they’re picking for the HoF doesn’t matter to them.