The WWE Hall of Fame is just around the corner and up until this point only one name has been confirmed to be enshrined, The Undertaker. Even though Taker should probably have the entire ceremony to himself, WWE has announced another iconic wrestler that will join The Phenom.
WWE has confirmed to Bleacher Report that Leon White, also known as Big Van Vader, will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2022.
The late wrestling legend will be inducted posthumously during this year’s ceremony on April 1 alongside The Undertaker. The festivities will begin immediately after that week’s episode of SmackDown.
Vader’s career spanned nearly three decades from his debut in 1985 until his retirement in 2012. During that time, he worked for most of the major promotions around the globe.
Vader died on Jun 18, 2018, at the age of 63, after dealing with heart problems for years and enduring a month-long stay in a hospital for pneumonia.
The super-heavyweight who could hit a moonsault was a beloved figure around the world for his ability to put on convincing matches and for his overall presence as a performer.
There’s no word yet on who will induct Vader into the HOF, but it will likely be somebody who played a role in his legendary career.