Report: WWE Retains Vince McMahon Rule For The Hall Of Fame

A Vince McMahon rule has reportedly been retained for the hall of fame

The 2024 class of the WWE Hall of Fame will be a historic occasion for the company as it will be the first hall of fame class not chosen by Vince McMahon. The 78-year-old is no longer involved with the day-to-day running of WWE following his resignation as TKO Executive Chairman in January. This came after former WWE employee Janel Grant accused McMahon in a lawsuit of sex trafficking, sexual assault, and physical and emotional abuse. John Laurinaitis and WWE were also named as defendants in the lawsuit.

Paul "Triple H" Levesque now selects WWE Hall of Fame inductees but Vince McMahon's influence remains through a rule the former WWE CEO had reportedly introduced in recent years. According to Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio, McMahon introduced a rule of a minority wrestler had to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, as did a women's wrestler. 

"When Vince McMahon picked the hall of fame they had a certain quota thing of there has to be a black wrestler and there has to be a women's wrestler in every class. In the new hall of fame, it appears that is the same thing," Meltzer said.

Officially announced for the 2024 class of the WWE Hall of Fame so far are Paul Heyman, Bull Nakano, the US Express (Barry Windham & Mike Rotunda), Muhammad Ali, and Thunderbolt Patterson.

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