This year’s WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony is only a few weeks away, and so far D-Generation X, Honky Tonk Man and Torrie Wilson have all been confirmed for the 2019 class. Today it was officially announced that Harlem Heat will also be inducted this year.
BREAKING: #HarlemHeat joins the @WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2019, as first reported by @USAToday! #WWEHOF @BookerT5x @RealStevieRay https://t.co/hrEEMPxdUk
— WWE (@WWE) March 11, 2019
The former tag team champion spoke to USA Today’s For The Win about the big induction, and Stevie Ray said that he was speechless when he found out.
“I was speechless for a couple of seconds. The last thing I was thinking about was the Hall of Fame. I’m going to be honest with you, I hadn’t really thought about it. You know, I get the fans hitting me all the time with different things about Harlem Heat needs to be in the Hall of Fame, so on and so forth. But you never know, so I never gave it very much thought.”
Booker T also commented on the induction, and he reflected on Harlem Heat’s successful run with WCW.
“It was surprising, actually, I guess because one reason, my brother and I, we never actually wrestled in the WWE. My brother took a step aside at that point in time because he had a daughter, and he wanted to see her grow up and see her go to college. He got a chance to do that. But our career in WCW was awesome.
My brother and I were together for eight and a half years in WCW and together another two years prior in the Global Wrestling Federation. So we had a career as a tag team, and to be recognized as one of the great tag teams of all time…. [there were] a lot of great tag teams that we competed against back in the day, like the Steiners, the Nasty Boys and the Road Warriors, Sting and Lex Luger, Public Enemy – so many guys we got a chance to grapple with back then, and to be recognized, it’s pretty awesome.”
The WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony will air live on the WWE Network on Saturday, April 6.