Although the WWE always seems to be moving forward, the biggest news of the week came in the form of a blast from the past. With WrestleMania approaching, the WWE has been announcing inductees for the WWE Hall of Fame's class of 2013. Arguably, the biggest splash in Hall of Fame history was made when Bruno Sammartino was named as an inductee on Raw.
Sammartino is the longest-reigning WWE Champion of all-time, and many would say that he is the greatest professional wrestler of all-time as well. It took the WWE years of prodding to get him to agree to be enshrined, but it finally has come to fruition. There has always been talk about the WWE Hall of Fame being illegitimate, but perhaps Sammartino's induction will quiet such criticism.
In addition to that, there is plenty going on with the current product as well. A former World Heavyweight Champion made his long-awaited return to WWE programming on Monday night. Also, a major match was announced for Elimination Chamber, a current TNA star's alumni profile was added to WWE.com and rumors are running rampant with regards to the potential location of WrestleMania XXX.
Here are the biggest news stories and rumors surrounding the WWE for the week of Feb. 3.