Some of WWE's greatest names were paid tribute to on Saturday night as they were inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame on the eve of WrestleMania XXX.
The leading inductee was The Ultimate Warrior, with Paul Bearer, Carlos Colon, Mr. T, Jake Roberts, Scott Hall as Razor Ramon and ex-diva Lita also being honoured for their WWE careers.
This ceremony marked the first time the event had been aired live without any interruptions on the WWE Network, enabling everyone who has a membership in the US to see all of the action.
The event went on a lot longer than expected, with WWE legends taking a little longer to speak of their memorable moments than had been planned.
The Ultimate Warrior gave a meaningful speech upon accepting his initiation from Linda McMahon. He played particular attention to those who work behind the scenes in WWE and are given little credit for what they do, adding thoughtfully that they deserve a category of their own in the Hall Of Fame.
Legend of female wrestling Lita, otherwise known as Amy Dumas, also gave a very interesting speech. She seemed extremely grateful of the occasion and gave thanks to others such as Rey Mysterio, who she said played an instrumental part in her historic career.
A very moving part of the night came when tributes were paid to the late and influential Paul Bearer.
These were lead by Kane who Bearer managed during his WWE days. Bearer's sons Michael and Daniel came out to accept the induction on their father's behalf.
Just as they left Kane's brother and another wrestler managed by Bearer emerged; the Undertaker. The Phenom held the historic urn while dressed in his full attire for WrestleMania XXX, showing great admiration to an unquestioned legend of the industry.
The current superstars who were in attendance at the event will be hoping one day to be inducted into the prestigious Hall Of Fame, even if just to spite Bad News Barrett who came out to tell them none of them would ever be given the honour of doing so.
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