Officially, the WWE has announced only three inductees for this year's Hall of Fame ceremony. The first was the recently retired Edge who despite being out of the ring for only a short amount of time is an 11-time world champion and will also happen to be starring in a WWE Studio movie as well as his own documentary around the same time he joins the ranks of fellow Canadians Bret Hart and Killer Kowalski.
The second announcement was that of The Four Horsemen, the first stable to be inducted. The Road Warriors were accepted alongside longtime manager Paul Ellering and the entire Von Erich family was inducted but the National Wrestling Alliiance (NWA) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW) bad boys are the first honest to goodness stable given the Hall of Fame honor by the WWE.
A couple of weeks ago, the "celebrity wing" got a little more cramped as "Iron" Mike Tyson joined the likes of Drew Carey and Pete Rose. Respectively, those three are set to be inducted by Christian, the duo of Shawn Michaels and Triple H and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin.
There's still a few names left -- two rumored and one semi-official -- in the mix. Their names after the jump.
Mil Mascaras - Last October as the WWE made its way through Mexico, Triple H announced during the Smackdown tapings Mil Mascaras would see Hall of Fame induction in 2012. My colleague Keith Harris hit several nails on the head when he reported the news as to why this was a good move. What's interesting is the fact the WWE has yet to make this announcement public.
As noted in Harris' story, the segment was untelevised and moreso for the Mexican audience in attendance. WrestleMania weekened is still over seven weeks away, however, so there's still time to officially spill the beans. And again as Harris' predicted in his original story, Alberto Del Rio is expected to induct his legendary uncle.
Yokozuna - As reported last month, the innovator of the Bazai Drop is also expected to get the nod this year. Dying at the young age of 34-years old, Rodney Anoa'i entered the WWE as Yokozuna in late 1992 and became the champion less than one year later. While there are several viable options for who to induct him -- former manager and Hall of Famer Mr. Fuji is possible while Harris mentioned famous rival Bret Hart -- the signs are pointing to The Rock getting the nod. In the original story, Harris mentioned The Rock's strong family ties with the Anoa'i clan as the reason. Rocky's grandfather trained Afa and Sika, The Wild Samoans, uncles to Yokozuna.
Ron Simmons - And just yesterday, rumors began swirling around that former WCW World Heavyweight Champion Ron Simmons would be getting the Hall of Fame treatment. The former Doom member's wrestling credentials stand on their own but when one also takes into account Simmons played college football for Florida State University, just a few hours from where WrestleMania 28 is to take place, he becomes a no-brainer.
His induction would likely get local newspaper interest which is something the WWE always craves.
With six inductees, it seems the list is now set. This also means there is still no Randy Savage. After his death in May of last year, Savage was thought to be a shoe in for the 2012 class but barring any last minute changes, it doesn't appear as if "Macho Man" will get his due.