The 2014 WWE Hall of Fame class is stacked.
From The Ultimate Warrior, who was the first announced inductee back in January, to the final inclusion of Razor Ramon in late March and the slew of iconic names in between, this year's class will go down as one of the best ever.
Fortunately, if you won't be around the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans to witness the legendary ceremony before WrestleMania XXX, the new WWE Network will air the event in its entirety.
Here's a look at everything you need to know to watch the star-studded Hall of Fame ceremony.
Date: Saturday, April 5, 2014
Venue: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, La.
Time: 8 p.m. local, 9 p.m. ET
Live Stream: WWE Network
Inductees: The Ultimate Warrior, Jake "The Snake" Roberts, Razor Ramon, Paul Bearer, Lita, Mr. T, Carlos Colon
It's tough to know where to start with this class, so let's just go in order of their announcements.
The Ultimate Warrior is one of the most iconic and electrifying wrestlers in the history of the business. He brought a special kind of excitement to the ring every time his music hit, and Vince McMahon put it simply (via WWE.com):
The Ultimate Warrior was the most intense, colorful, competitive and outspoken Superstar in sports-entertainment history, and his contributions to WWE were extraordinary. We are thrilled to induct The Ultimate Warrior into the WWE Hall of Fame."
In March, he announced he would be inducted by Linda McMahon:
Easily one of the most unique characters this company has ever seen, Jake Roberts was, of course, most famous for his propensity to bring live snakes into the ring. But while he had an ability to beat opponents with his psychological games, the creator of the DDT was physically impressive as well.
We will never again see anyone quite like "The Snake," who will be inducted by close friend Diamond Dallas Page.
Lita, simply put, is one of the greatest female wrestlers ever. As a four-time WWE Women's champion, she was capable of doing things inside the ring that set her miles apart from other females.
The electrifying athlete will be introduced by long-time rival and best friend Trish Stratus, who was inducted into the Hall last year.
Paul Bearer, who passed away just over a year ago, will be inducted posthumously. The most unique, creepy, unsettling manager of all time, he was crucial in adding to The Undertaker's mystique and popularity.
The late, great individual added an interesting dimension to those he managed, and as Kofi Kingston put it in the video above, anyone who teamed up with him was "automatically legitimized."
Although not the biggest name on this list, Carlos Colon is one of the best wrestling stars in the history of Puerto Rico. According to reports (via WrestlingInc.com), he will be introduced by his sons Carlito and Primo and his nephew Epico.
Mr. T may "only" be inducted as a celebrity, but the effect he had on the business is unmeasurable. As an extremely popular actor during the 1980s, his headlining of the first two WrestleMania events was critical in helping the sport take off like it did.
Scott Hall noted the importance Mr. T had on wrestling:
Speaking of Scott Hall, The Bad Guy himself was the last wrestler to earn a nod into the Hall of Fame.
Razor Ramon was unforgettable in his ability to draw heat, and his WrestleMania X ladder match with Shawn Michaels continues to go down as one of the best ever.
We can only hope that he'll be throwing his toothpick at the crowd during his induction speech, but either way, considering the class, the entire ceremony will be an event you can't miss.
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