WWE Hall of Fame Ceremony (4/2) – Sting Announces His Retirement, Free…Birds Rock!, Godfather, Legacy Wing and More!

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WWE Hall of Fame 2016

April 2nd, 2016

Report by Josh Lopez for Wrestlezone.com

WWE Red-Carpet Ceremony Notes: 

– Maria Menounos & Byron Saxton are the master of ceremonies for tonight’s event. Renee Young & Cathy Kelley is our red carpet interviewer’s. Menounos also put over the brand new WWE Broadcaster Cathy Kelley who used to work for Maria on her digital network After Buzz.

– Renee Young interviewed Ric Flair. Flair express his emotion for not only inducting Sting in the Hall of Fame tonight, but walking down the ramp with his daughter tomorrow night at WrestleMania. 

– Cathy Kelley interviewed The Miz & Maryse. Miz talked about paying homage to the legends who paved the path for superstars like him. Miz is no stranger to this event. Miz puts over how stunning his wife is to wrap up the interview.

– Renee Young interviewed Sasha Banks. Sasha talks about the WWE Universe looking forward to the Divas Championship Match being one of the marquee main events for this year’s WrestleMania. Sasha displays her appreciation for Jacqueline and how much influence she’s had on her career. Jerry Lawler joins the set with Maria & Byron and he talks about how the Hall of Fame is his favorite event of his career.

– Renee Young interviewed WWE Hall of Famer Bruno Sammartino. Renee asks Bruno for his prediction for the Triple H/Roman Reigns WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match at WrestleMania. Bruno says that the WWE Universe is in-stored for a spectacular match. Dolph Ziggler joins the set and talks about his Ladder Match at WrestleMania, getting to chat with Scott Hall and Kevin Nash and also talks about the induction of a man he clashes in the backstage alot and that’s Michael Hayes. 

– Cathy Kelley interviews Dana Warrior who will be presenting Joan Lunden with the second annual Warrior Award. Dana expresses how honored she is to present this award to someone who’s battled through so many obstacles. 

-Renee Young interviews Ryback. Ryback is accompanied by his female companion Priscilla. Ryback says that he’s been dieting a lot here in Texas in preparation for his United States Championship Match with Kalisto at WrestleMania. 

– Randy Orton appears on the set with Maria & Byron. Randy says that recovery is going very well and he should be ready to go in 2-3 months. Who knows maybe even in tomorrow, a RKO at WrestleMania would be fitting since everything is bigger in Texas. Randy & Maria have a big laugh over the fact that Maria couldn’t attend the after party in San Jose last year. Randy is most looking forward to Michael Hayes induction speech.