As most of you know by now, both the 2020 and 2021 WWE Hall Of Fame ceremonies will air on the same night on Peacock. The 2020 ceremony will kick off tomorrow night at 8 pm eastern and both ceremonies were taped last week.
PWInsider reported that there will be no inductors this year. This was done to cut down on the time. Also, as previously noted, the induction speeches have been cut down. The Bella Twins noted last week that their speech was cut down to under 5 minutes, which means that both shows will be much shorter than in previous years.
Ozzy Osbourne will be the celebrity inductee for the 2021 ceremony but he was not at the taping. Instead, he sent in a video. Another name not at the HOF tapings was Jushin “Thunder” Liger. He was not there because of restrictions that make it difficult to get out of Japan because of the pandemic.
It’s unclear if the changes made this year were the reason why Batista pulled out but the expectation is that things will be closer to normal next year when the 2022 HOF ceremony airs live.