WWE has announced the first wrestler to be inducted into the Hall of Fame Class of 2016 on their website. It's none other than Sting.
The WCW Icon was rumored to be joining the WWE Hall of Fame this year, and many members of the WWE Universe will be happy to see the company has decided to induct him later this year.
Sting, who will be inducted into the Hall the night before WrestleMania 32, will join the likes of Shawn Michaels, Edge, Ric Flair, Mick Foley, and several other wrestlers who have been given this illustrious award.
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WWE said on their website: "For 14 years, sports-entertainment fans the world over could only dream of Sting competing inside a WWE ring. In 2015, The Icon added that missing accolade to his legendary resume by competing on The Grandest Stage of Them All at WrestleMania 31.
"This year, on the eve of WrestleMania 32, Sting will receive an even bigger honor and take his rightful place in sports-entertainment history, as he is inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame."
WWE’s Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative, Paul Levesque, also known as Triple H, said: “We are truly honored to have Sting take his rightful place in the WWE Hall of Fame. His contributions to our industry are unprecedented, and we look forward to celebrating his incredible career with fans all over the world.”
Sting announced via his Twitter that he accepted the invitation and that he was very honored to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
The WWE is yet to announce any other names to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, but several rumored names to join him include The Fabulous Freebirds, The Undertaker, Vader, and The Rock.