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WWE announced Monday the first inductee into the 2016 WWE Hall of Fame, set for the annual HOF ceremony on April 2 in Dallas.
The inductee is former WCW Hvt. champion Sting (Steve Borden).
“We are truly honored to have Sting take his rightful place in the WWE Hall of Fame,” said Triple H in Monday’s announcement. “His contributions to our industry are unprecedented, and we look forward to celebrating his incredible career with fans all over the world.”
Well it's official – I have accepted the invitation to be inducted into the WWE HOF! HONORED!!!!
— Sting (@Sting) January 11, 2016
Sting resides in the Dallas area and will appeal to WCW enthusiasts who make up a portion of WWE’s current audience, especially in Texas.
The 2016 WWE HOF ceremony takes place on Saturday, Apr. 2 at the American Airlines Center at 6:30 p.m. local time. Tickets go on-sale this Friday (January 15).