This year's WWE Hall of Fame class is slowly being revealed by the company, with former WWE Champion Rey Mysterio and Japanese legend The Great Muta both confirmed to be the first inductees.
The event has been scaled down since the pandemic, with only three more names expected to be announced in the coming weeks. Stacy Keibler is thought to be a top contender, but some fan-favourites have now been ruled out courtesy of PWInsider's Mike Johnson.
During a recent Q&A, he was asked if there's any truth to reports Umaga, Chyna, and Michelle McCool will be inducted. Unfortunately, Johnson responded by saying: "WWE has landed on their five inductees and [none] of those three are on the list for 2023."
Umaga is a member of the Anoa'i family, making him the uncle of The Usos and Solo Sikoa and cousin to several professional wrestlers, including Yokozuna, Rosey and Roman Reigns.
Chyna was a staple of the Attitude Era, of course, and was inducted alongside the rest of D-Generation X in 2019. As for Michelle McCool, she's a former Divas Champion and The Undertaker's wife; we most recently saw her step back into the ring during this year's Women's Royal Rumble.
They're all worthy, but it appears 2023 isn't their year.
It also won't be Dave Bautista/Batista's year. He was supposed to be inducted in 2020 but thanks to COVID, the ceremony was postponed. He wanted to wait until he could be in front of fans for that, but his busy acting commitments have made it impossible. Now, with him set to be in South Africa shooting My Spy 2, it seems he'll have to wait another year.
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