|WWE Hall of Fame|
|Date||March 31, 2023|
|City||Los Angeles, California|
|WWE Hall of Fame chronology|
The 2023 WWE Hall of Fame was a professional wrestling event produced by WWE that featured the induction of the 24th class into the WWE Hall of Fame. The ceremony took place on March 31, 2023, at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California, the night preceding WrestleMania 39. It aired live at 10pm Eastern Time on Peacock in the United States and the WWE Network internationally, immediately after the airing of WWE's regular Friday night program, SmackDown.
The event is notable for the appearance of Konnan, who appeared in WWE's programming for the first time since 1992 after wrestling under his "Max Moon" character.
On March 10, 2023, Rey Mysterio was announced as the first individual inductee for the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2023. On March 15, 2023, The Great Muta was announced as the second individual inductee for the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2023 by Ric Flair. On March 20, 2023, Andy Kaufman, known for his feud with Jerry "The King" Lawler, was announced as the third inductee. On March 27, 2023, Stacy Keibler was announced as the fourth inductee. On March 29, 2023, Tim White was announced to receive the Warrior Award. which for the first time since the 2020/2021 ceremony, Dana Warrior did not present the award.
For the second year in a row, there were no Legacy Wing inductees.
|Inducted by||WWE recognized accolades|
|Konnan||One-time WWE Champion|
Two-time World Heavyweight Champion
Two-time WWE Intercontinental Champion
Two-time WWE United States Champion
Eight-time WCW/WWE Cruiserweight Champion
Four-time WWE Tag Team Champion
One-time WWE SmackDown Tag Team Champion
Three-time WCW World Tag Team Champion
One-time WCW Cruiserweight Tag Team Champion
2006 Royal Rumble winner.
|The Great Muta
|Ric Flair||Four-time IWGP Heavyweight Champion|
Three-time Triple Crown Heavyweight Champion
One-time GHC Heavyweight Champion
One-time NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion
One-time NWA Television Champion
One-time WCW World Tag Team Champion
1992 BattleBowl winner
Popularized or innovated moves such as the Shining Wizard, Moonsault, Muta Lock, and Asian Mist.
(Stacy Ann-Marie Keibler)
|Mick Foley and Torrie Wilson||Nitro Girl Search winner (1999)|
WWE Babe of the Year (2004)
Manager/valet for numerous wrestlers in WCW and WWE.
(Andrew Geoffrey Kaufman)
|Jerry "The King" Lawler and Jimmy Hart||Posthumous inductee: Represented by his brother Michael, his sister Carol, his niece Maria, and his daughter Brittany.|
A comedian and actor who rose to fame in the late 1970s and early 1980s as a star of the TV series Taxi, Kaufman became involved in wrestling by promoting himself as the "Inter-Gender Wrestling Champion of the World", where he would wrestle against women. This would lead to a feud with Jerry Lawler in the Continental Wrestling Association (CWA).
As part of the feud, Lawler famously slapped Kaufman in the face during an interview on Late Night with David Letterman.
Considered by WWE as one of the first celebrities to cross over into wrestling.
(Timothy Rhys White)
|John "Bradshaw" Layfield and Ron Simmons||Posthumous recipient: Represented by his brothers, Tom and Pat.|
Former referee and producer for WWE
Backstage assistant for André the Giant.