According to Bleeding Cool News – Ozzy Osbourne was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame last week. According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, Osbourne was an unannounced addition to the line-up at the annual event that was taped Tuesday and Wednesday of last week. Ozzy was not present to accept the honor, he did tape an acceptance video that was aired as part of the ceremony.
Ozzy has been part of several major WWE events over the years including his appearance at WWE’s Wrestlemania II. The Hall of Fame “Celebrity Wing’ has many rock and metal artists. At Wrestlemania 2 he teamed up with the legendary Captain Lou Albano to manage the British Bulldogs in a Tag-Team Championship match against Greg Valentine and Brutus Beefcake. The Bulldogs won the match and the titles thanks to Ozzy’s expert management that night. He also performed live on an episode of Smackdown in 2007, before guest-hosting an episode of Raw in 2009. More recently, he helped Triple H secure the rights to his and his band Black Sabbath’s classic song War Pigs to use as the official song for NXT Takeover: War Games this past December. Could this Hall of Fame induction be a form of repayment for Ozzy’s help in that matter? I’d say it’s not impossible.
While the event was taped in Florida on Tuesday and Wednesday of last week, the edited version will be available for fans to stream on the Peacock app starting at 8 pm on April 6.