It was a pretty obvious choice from the moment Brutus Beefcake’s name was mentioned, but on Thursday, WWE confirmed that WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan will induct his good friend “The Barber” into the WWE Hall of Fame on Saturday from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Below is WWE’s full announcement on The Hulkster inducting The Barber:
The Hulkster will have the honor of presenting his close friend when he receives sports-entertainment’s highest honor, as he will induct Beefcake into the WWE Hall of Fame during the 2019 Induction Ceremony this Saturday, the eve of WrestleMania 35.
Hogan and Beefcake first joined forces in 1989, headlining that year’s SummerSlam against “Macho King” Randy Savage and the monstrous Zeus and later stepping into a Steel Cage to battle the ruthless duo. When Beefcake returned to the ring after a parasailing accident that nearly ended his life, Hogan was literally in “The Barber’s” corner, joining forces with him to form The Mega Maniacs, a duo that battled then-World Tag Team Champions Money Inc. at WrestleMania IX.source – WWE.com
Fans had already received word that Hogan was going to be at WrestleMania this weekend but what he was scheduled to do was unclear. At least now we know one place he’ll be used by the company. If he shows up on the pay-per-view is an entirely different subject.
The Hall of Fame is scheduled to air on WWE Network this Saturday as part of the WrestleMania 35 festivities. It starts at 7pm Eastern time.