Ozzy Osbourne did not show up at the WWE Hall of Fame induction taping, and his acceptance speech was filmed virtually, Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer is reporting. A sad Rob Van Dam WWE Hall of Fame Spoiler Leaked.
In other WrestleMania week news, WWE.com is reporting that Ash Costello of New Years Day, who provides vocals for Rhea Ripley’s entrance theme, will be at WrestleMania this Sunday to perform The Nightmare’s theme song live.
Ripley is already pumped just thinking about what the atmosphere at Raymond James Stadium will be like for the performance, as evidenced by this photo she tweeted standing side-by-side with the New Years Day lead singer.
Nita Strauss will help kick off NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver in rock-and-roll fashion.
The lead guitarist for Alice Cooper will perform the National Anthem on Night 1 of the black-and-gold brand’s showcase event, which begins Wednesday night at 8/7 C on USA Network and streaming exclusively on Peacock in the U.S. and on WWE Network elsewhere.
Nita said, “I am incredibly excited to get on stage to kick off #WrestleMania week this Wednesday with the National Anthem at #NXTTakeOver Stand & Deliver. Time to get #NXTLOUD!!!! #WeAreNXT”
“I know what it takes to create a spectacle with WWE,” Alice Cooper, who appeared at WrestleMania III, wrote on Instagram. “Play it proud, play it #NXTLOUD!”