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Why Is The Rock Not in the WWE Hall of Fame?

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Is the Rock in the WWE Hall of Fame? Keep reading to find out below

The WWE Hall of Fame in one of the most prestigious hall of fames in wrestling. If a wrestler has been inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, it means they are one of the best of the best and have had a huge contribution to wrestling. From Andre the Giant in 1993 to The Undertaker in 2022, every year top WWE superstars are inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

Many stars of the Attitude Era have been inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. Stone Cold Steve Austin was awarded the honour in 2008. Shawn Michaels was inducted in 2011. Edge went in 2012 after being forced to retire, although he came out of retirement in 2019 after nearly ten years out of the ring.

But one name that fans keep asking “are they in the Hall of Fame?” is former WWE Champion and Hollywood movie star The Rock. Is The Rock in the WWE Hall of Fame?

The Rock in the WWE Hall of Fame

No, The Rock is not in the WWE Hall of Fame. He was present at the event in 2008, when he inducted his father, Rocky Johnson, and his grandfather, High Chief Peter Maivia, into the WWE Hall of Fame. He was rumoured to be inducted in 2015, but indicated that he wanted to continue to wrestle, and didn’t think he’d be able to if he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

“That would be great, sure, but I would have to speak to Vince [McMahon] first,” The Rock said.

“I’m not quite too sure if… am I allowed to be inducted in and still come back to wrestle? I don’t know. We’ll see!”SOURCE

The Rock has had one of the greatest WWE careers ever, despite his run being so short. He was only active as a full time roster member for around 6 years, between 1996 and 2002. He wrestled part for two years among his film career, before taking a hiatus for several years. He returned in 2012 to wrestle John Cena, and the next year he faced CM Punk and John Cena, winning the WWE Championship.

His last match came at Wrestlemania 32, where he defeated Erick Rowan in just 5 seconds. It was the shortest ever Wrestlemania match and was the final time The Rock stepped into the ring so far. WWE have long teased a match vs Roman Reigns for the Brahma Bull, and The Rock vs Roman Reigns looks set to take place in the main event of Wrestlemania 39.

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