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The Rock set for 2015 Hall of Fame induction?

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The Rock is the leading name scheduled to be inducted into the 2015 Hall of Fame class, according to the Wrestling Observer.

'The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment' is expected to head the group that next enters WWE's historical celebration of talent, if his acting schedule allows it.

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson was only able to commit to a bit-part segment in the opening of WrestleMania 30, alongside Stone Cold Steve Austin and Hulk Hogan, both of whom are already Hall of Fame inductees.

But it is hoped that he will be available for entry into the 2015 class, with WWE seeking a big name entrant to showcase the event around.

Former Intercontinental champion Rikishi, former five-time Women's champion Mickie James and former WWE champion Kevin Nash are the other names currently on the provisional list of inductees behind 'The Great One'.

It could be that the only two things stopping the former eight-time WWE champion from heading up next year's group are his workload, and the fact that he may still yet wrestle again. It is a rarity to see a performer that has been enshrined in WWE's history wrestle for the group again.

But plans are in the pipeline already for The Rock's induction, well ahead of the confirmed list of inductees, which is usually released around March.

Presumably, the longer notice the 42-year-old actor has, the higher chance he'll be able to keep himself free for the weekend's events next year.

As yet, there is no indication who might be a likely candidate to induct The Rock, although Steve Austin - arguably his greatest opponent - would be a strong contender.

The location of Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California next year would also be fitting, as both his grandfather "High Chief" Peter Maivia and father Rocky Johnson were headliners in the early 1970s for Roy Shire's San Francisco territory.

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