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William Shatner Will Be Inducted Into the WWE Hall of Fame Next Week

William Shatner Will Be Inducted Into the WWE Hall of Fame Next Week

William Shatner will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame next week as part of the Class of 2020. Because last year's ceremony was canceled, WWE will be simultaneously inducting two classes this year, recognizing different groups of talent for the Classes of 2020 and 2021. Various celebrities have been inducted through the Hall's "Celebrity Wing" in years past, and now Shatner will take his place among them with his official induction.

Shatner's induction into the WWE Hall of Fame is not as random as it might seem to those who weren't watching pro wrestling in early 1995. At the time, wrestling villain Jerry "The King" Lawler was hosting a televised segment called the "King's Court" when Shatner appeared as a special guest. After Lawler began taunting William Shatner, the Star Trek star ended up taking down "The King" with a wrestling maneuver in the ring.

A week after slamming Lawler, Shatner returned

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