The last time heavy metal rocker Ozzy Osbourne was recorded in a Hall of Fame, he had to be dragged into kicks and screams, at least figuratively. This time, it does not require a tow pulled from arm, although it would not be completely inappropriate. That’s because Osbourne enters the WWE Hall of Fame and joins breaking legends Andre the Giant, George “The Animal” Steele, Hulk Hogan and Bruno Sammartino.
No, this is not a typo. Ozzy Osbourne is inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath were legendary
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Founded in England in 1968, rock band Black Sabbath was a pioneer in heavy metal, beginning with his self-titled album in 1970. Frontman Ozzy Osbourne, bassist Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward all left at one point, but guitarist Tony Iommi was a constant through . The original lineup reunited in 1997 and toured until 2005, the same year Black Sabbath was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame.
Eligibility for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland begins 25 years after the release of a performer’s debut album. However, one delayed getting on the shortlist and then repeated misses in the Osbourne vote to write for the Hall of Fame in 1999 with a request according to MTV.
“Just take our name from the list. Save the ink. Forget us. The nomination is meaningless because fans do not vote for it. It is voted on by the supposed elite of the industry and the media who have never bought an album or a concert ticket in their lives, so their voice is irrelevant to me. ”
Finally, Black Sabbath got induction in 2006 and the band went in with good company: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Mike Davis and Blondie.
Ozzy Osbourne is inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame
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According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, heavy-metal rocker Ozzy Osbourne, 72, joins the celebrity wing of the WWE Hall Fame when the induction ceremony airs at Peacock on April 6 at 7 p.m. 20 ET. He goes in with the 2020 William Shatner Celebrity Award.
Osbourne, who enjoyed a successful solo career after Black Sabbath, reportedly missed the ceremony when it was filmed last week, but recorded a video message used in the show in honor of the two-year introduction. The others featured are Davey Boy Smith, Kane, John “Bradshaw” Layfield, Molly Holly, Eric Bischoff, Jushin Liger, New World Order, The Bella Twins, Rob Van Dam, The Great Khali, and Warrior Award winners Rich Hering and Titus O’Neil.
Osbourne’s occasional affiliation with WWE began in 1986 with WrestleMania 2, when he and captain Lou Albano directed The British Bulldogs during their fight against Brutus Beefcake and Greg Valentine. He also performed live in May 2007 Crack down recording and acted as guest host Raw in November 2009.
The WWE Hall of Fame has a celebrity tradition
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Ozzy Osbourne and William Shatner are the latest in a long list of celebrities inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. WWE Tsar Vince McMahon has long relied on big names from sports and entertainment to spice up stories.
Pete Rose and William “The Refrigerator” Perry were the first two initiators in the celebrity wing. Other honored over the years include Donald Trump, Bob Uecker, Drew Carey, Mr. T, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Snoop Dogg, Kid Rock and Mike Tyson.
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