When WWE announced William Shatner would be inducted into their Hall of Fame as a member of the 2020 class, we suspected they might have another celebrity lined for this year’s Ceremony.
And after he appeared as part of a video package shown during last week’s SmackDown, Wrestling Observer is confirming that Ozzy Osbourne is that honoree.
The 72 year old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and reality show pioneer first worked with WWE in the 1980s. Ozzy and Lou Albano managed The British Bulldogs when they won the Tag titles from Brutus Beefcake & Greg Valentine at WrestleMania II. Since then Osbourne and other members of his family have appeared multiple times, including a musical performance on a 2007 SmackDown and as a Raw guest host in 2009.
Taped last week, this WWE Hall of Fame Ceremony streams on Peacock tomorrow night (April 6) at 8 p,.m. Eastern. Osbourne was not in Tampa to attend in person, but is said to have appeared via video. The former Black Sabbath frontman joins this year’s double class of inductees: Davey Boy Smith, JBL, Jushin “Thunder” Liger, The nWo, The Bella Twins, Molly Holly, Eric Bischoff, Rob Van Dam, Kane, The Great Khali, William Shatner, and reported Warrior Award winner Titus O’Neil.