Abdullah the Butcher confirmed on Monday’s episode of Right After Wrestling that he will be inducted into this year’s WWE Hall of Fame class.
His unpredictable, ultra-violent style served as inspiration for numerous wrestlers and he still continues to compete on the independent circuit in a career that has lasted over fifty years.
During the interview, Abdullah cited fellow wrestling legend Terry Funk as the person he’d want to be inducted by. The Butcher also said that if he and Hulk Hogan were paired together in a feud today, they would draw money.
The full show podcast, also featuring an interview with Chris Jericho, is available here.
The current Hall of Fame class includes Shawn Michaels, “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan and Bob Armstrong. Duggan will be inducted by “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase. Michaels and Armstrong’s inductors have yet to be announced.