The door is not closed for Bruno Sammartino or The Ultimate Warrior going into the WWE Hall of Fame next year in the sense that WWE has not given up hope on either name.
The belief internally is that a deal could be made with Sammartino but the feeling from people close to him is that when all is said and done, he will not participate.
Warrior is still being considered for induction but there are trust issues in the sense that they don’t want to make a deal, announce it and then have Warrior pull a stunt for more money or something like that. That is the concern on WWE’s end.
Apparently the theme for next year’s Class is stars who have had special moments at Madison Square Garden, which is why they wanted Owen Hart inducted. The problem with inducting Owen is that his widow Martha Hart wants nothing to do with WWE and doesn’t want WWE using Owen’s name at all. Owen is considered to be a very long shot.