WWE has announced that The Undertaker is the first inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame’s Class of 2022. The WWE Hall of Fame at a ceremony will take place Friday, April 1 at American Airlines Center in Dallas as part of WrestleMania Week. The event will stream live exclusively on Peacock in the U.S. and WWE Network everywhere else.
The Undertaker was first introduced at Survivor Series in 1990 and has since cemented his placed as the great superstar of all time. He is a multi-time WWE and World Heavyweight Champion, a seven-time tag team titleholder and the winner of the Royal Rumble 2007 match. The Undertaker was part of many WWE firsts, including the first-ever Casket Match at Survivor Series 1992, the first-ever Buried Alive Match in 1996 and the inaugural Hell in a Cell Match in 1997.
The Undertaker officially retired in 2020 at Survivor Series. His last match was at WrestleMania 36, beating AJ Styles in a Boneyard match. Fans were not at the event because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In addition, for the first time in history, WWE will host both Friday Night SmackDown and the 2022 WWE Hall of Fame Ceremony live on the same night at American Airlines Center. Tickets for the special 2-for-1 SmackDown + Hall of Fame go on sale this Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. CT via Ticketmaster.