“Well, I don’t know what the rush was,” Hayes said. “Every year around this time, I’d be on pins and needles, hoping we’d get in, because our career speaks for itself. We put asses in seats‚Ä¶and I think you could take a poll of anybody who ever paid their hard-earned money to come see us, and they’d say they got more than their money’s worth. And that was huge to us, because we were wrestling fans too.”
“I’ve never been a person who is at a loss for words, so I’m pretty sure I’ll have some things to say,” he laughs. “They may not let me curse, but I want to pay homage to Terry and Buddy and the group, so I’m going to tell as many stories as they’ll let me get away with. Believe me, I’ve got plenty of them.”
Sting and The Godfather will also be inducted.
The 2016 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony takes place on Saturday, April 2, the night before WrestleMania 32, at the American Airlines Center in Dallas at 6:30 p.m. local time.