Every year, it seems like there’s at least one WWE Hall Of Fame inductee that goes too long and thus forcing the show to go longer than intended.
At last year’s ceremony, most of the wrestler’s section emptied out during Goldberg’s speech because they had to get ready for WrestleMania. Several years ago, they had a clock to let inductees know when to wrap up their speeches. According to Sean Waltman, there are big changes coming this year to speed up the entire ceremony.
“Some things were explained to me when [Mark] Carano broke the news to me,” Waltman said on Sam Roberts podcast. “He told me some things are going to change about the ceremony. Obviously, there were some things that were problems at pretty much of all the Hall of Fames, but especially last year. Guys just taking their sweet time [with their speeches].”
Waltman said that the length of the speeches might not be the only big change starting this year.
“Things are gonna change,” Waltman said. “There may or may not be inductors. I mean, I’ve seen some inductors take 30 minutes to f—ing give their inductor’s speech!”
For those of you hoping to see Mike Tyson induct DX this year, don’t get your hopes up if WWE decides to move forward with these changes.
You can listen to Waltman on Roberts’ podcast by clicking below:
h/t to Wrestling Inc. for the transcription.