Why the Undertaker Should Be Announced on Monday as Head of 2013 WWE HOF Class

Justin LaBarFeatured ColumnistJanuary 11, 2013

Photo courtesy of WWE.com
Photo courtesy of WWE.com

This Monday night could be the announcement of The Undertaker as the first inductee in the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2013.

It doesn't get any more full circle than this.

The rumor and expectation is that WWE wants to announce the first Hall of Fame inductee on Monday as it typically does around this time of year. The other rumor and expectation is that legendary names will make an appearance on Monday to be part of the 20th anniversary celebration of Raw.

This historic episode of Raw is taking place in Houston, TX. This is where The Undertaker lives and where he was billed from when he was the biker gimmick from 1999 to 2004.

The Undertaker participated in the main event of the very first Raw against Damien Demento. It would make a great story to announce The Undertaker's induction to the Hall of Fame 20 years later to the week (Jan. 11 is the exact anniversary) on the program that he has been a part of from the beginning.

The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels are the only two people from the first Raw who still can been seen regularly on WWE programming.

Mick Foley has been in the rumor mill as someone who could be inducted this year at Madison Square Garden. The New York Post reports that Foley will be one of the inductees to this year's class.

Mick Foley will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame this April, The Post had learned.

According to sources, Foley, a three-time WWE Champion, will be honored at the company’s annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony which is held the night before WrestleMania.

If Foley does officially get announced by WWE, I don't think he should be the headliner.

It would make sense to induct Foley and The Undertaker in the same class. They have a career bond due to their famous battles in the 90s.

Yes, The Undertaker is still semiactive, but it shouldn't matter. There is no rule that you have to be retired or anything that makes a wrestler eligible or ineligible.

WWE gets critiqued on a weekly basis with the storylines and such. However, when it comes to the big things, the WWE does it with style and class.


Farewell retirement videos.

Compilation videos of time spent overseas with active military troops. You never hear the opinion of WWE not coming through on the big moments for the big people.

The Undertaker's Hall of Fame announcement coming on the 20th anniversary of Raw is as big of a moment for as big of an entertainer as there is in WWE history.