It’s becoming clear that WWE has no intention do run the Hall Of Fame ceremony without fans.
WrestleVotes is reporting that the plan has been for the ceremony to coincide with a pay-per-view event. At one point, there was hope within the company that they could do it on the night before SummerSlam but those plans were scrapped once they realized that they would not be able to get fans back at shows. As late as June, WWE sources were telling us that it was still “very possible” for the ceremony to take place during SummerSlam weekend.
WrestleVotes added that since no fans are expected back anytime soon (November, at the earliest) that the current plan is to induct the 2020 class as the class of 2021 during WrestleMania 37 weekend. In other words, there would be no class of 2020.
The 2020 class was to include Batista, John “Bradshaw” Layfield, “The British Bulldog” Davey Boy Smith, Jushin “Thunder” Liger, The Bella Twins and The NWO (Hollywood Hogan, Kevin Nash, Scott Hall and Sean “Syxx” Waltman).