During SmackDown this week, WWE announced Rey Mysterio as the first inductee into the 2023 WWE Hall of Fame. While more names are yet to be revealed, it has been reported that The Great Muta may also be inducted, though this has not been confirmed by WWE.
Hulk Hogan has also pitched for The Fabulous Rougeaus to be inducted, describing them as one of the great tag teams of all time. The team, consisting of Jacques and Raymond Rougeau, had a successful run from 1986 to 1990 before Jacques went on to pursue a solo career as The Mountie.
“You know, Maniacs, I was watching the WWE the other night, and I was really curious who the first inductee into the 2023 Hall of Fame was. Oh my gosh, it was Rey Mysterio. No one is more deserving than a champion, a great man, a great father, and a great husband. He deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. For years and years, he’s carried the torch, but then I thought, who could be next? Who could be just as deserving and then my first thought was one of the great tag teams of all time, The Rougeaus Brothers. Jacques Rougheaus and his brother Raymond Rougeau, those two guys, need to be in the Hall of Fame. I’m voting for them. Hopefully, they will be the next inductees into the Hall of Fame. I think it just might happen. I got a really good feeling about that one brother.”
The 2023 WWE Hall of Fame ceremony will be taped after the go-home episode of SmackDown before WrestleMania 39.