The annual WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony is a night that many wrestling fans - Vince McMahon included - consider their favorite event of the year. On Friday night in Orlando, seven WWE legends will enter the Hall of Fame, and the class is headlined by one of the greatest of all time.
You can watch the 2017 WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony starting at 8:00 p.m. ET on the WWE Network. The red carpet show will begin at 7:00 p.m. ET.
An hour-long cut of the ceremony will air Monday night on USA following Raw.
Here is the full list of inductees:
To be inducted by: John Cena
"I think a lot of people didn’t think I was ever going to return to WWE in any capacity. When the parting occurred in 2006… I mean it wasn’t extremely ugly, but it wasn’t pretty either. And it was just I go my way and WWE goes theirs.... I never expected to be inducted into the Hall of Fame at 48 years old."
You can check out our interview with Kurt Angle here.
Diamond Dallas Page
To be inducted by: Eric Bischoff
Diamond Dallas Page spent the majority of his career in WCW, where he was a three-time World Heavyweight Champion. Page came to WWE in the summer of 2001, and appeared at WrestleMania X8 as the European Champion before leaving WWE in 2002.
The Rock ’n’ Roll Express
To be inducted by: Jim Cornette
"It’s fun to watch guys who have been doing what they do for so long, and they still do it so well. I don’t think there’s a more deserving tag team to go into the Hall of Fame right now than the Rock ’n’ Roll Express." - Luke Gallows
To be inducted by: Natalya
Beth Phoenix is a three-time WWE Women's Champion and one-time Divas Champion. In 2010 she became the second woman to enter the annual Royal Rumble (after Chyna), and scored an elimination on The Great Khali.
To be inducted by: The APA (Farooq and Bradshaw)
"I had thought about being inducted into the Hall of Fame and I thought ‘well, if they’re going to do that, I’m pretty sure my time will come one day.’ And that’s what did happen. I was real excited, it’s such an honor to be a part of something like this. To go into the 2017 WWE Hall of Fame… man, it’s just great. It don’t get no better than that."
Rick Rude, who passed away in 1999, will be inducted posthumously. A legendary heel, Rude was a member of both D-Generation X in WWE and the nWo in WCW, and famously appeared on both Raw and Nitro on the same night in 1997.
To be inducted by: Dana Warrior
Eric LeGrand will become the third recipient of the Warrior Award in recognition of his accomplishments since his final football game for Rutgers, which left him paralyzed.