One of the biggest events before the grandest stage of them all takes place is the Hall of Fame induction ceremony, where legends of the company are recognized for their contribution to the company.
Usually, WWE lets out the inductees only around the Royal Rumble season, but it appears that the WWE may have let the cat out of the bag a tad bit too early, indirectly. As evidenced from the past 2k game cover superstars, most of the cover stars make their way back into the company, which leads to an impending Hall of fame induction. This is what happened with legends of the company, like the Ultimate Warrior and Sting. Going by the trend, it appears that Goldberg would eventually be the first hall of fame inductee for the class of 2017.
Another possible inductee is Diamond Dallas Page, who was one of the hottest superstars in WCW. Although he failed to make a mark in the WWE, he launched the successful DDP Yoga, which helped former and current superstars like Chris Jericho regain their fitness levels and help lead a better life.
It has been known that the WWE has been wanting to bring back Trish Stratus for a match against Asuka at NXT, but since she was about to give birth to her second child, WWE had to settle for Mickie James. Going by the trend, every year WWE has made it a point to induct a former female wrestler into the class. This year it might be Mickie James.
Another common feature is the location of the Hall of fame ceremony. Last year’s event was held at Dallas, so they added Dallas’ own, Jacqueline, Stan Hansen and the Fabulous Free birds. With this year’s event scheduled to take place in Orlando, Florida, the obvious options seem to be the Dudley Boyz, Mike Graham, Steve Keirn. Given that they need a head liner, we may also have the Rock inducted, if he agrees. That depends to be seen, based on whether the Rock agrees or not.