Pope Francis will be one of the wrestling stars attending the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) World Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum (WOHM) event at London’s Wembley Stadium on Wednesday, May 7, 2020.
The World Wrestling Alliance (WWA) will also be on hand to witness the event and its world champion, Hulk Hogan.
The announcement was made by WWE CEO Vince McMahon at the event, which will be streamed live on WWE’s official YouTube channel.
“I am honored to be honored to have the opportunity to welcome Pope Francis and the WWE Hall of Famer to the WWE Headquarters to celebrate WrestleMania 31,” McMahon said.
“This is a celebration of the men and women who are making history as WWE Hall Of Famers.
Pope Francis has always been a passionate advocate for women’s rights and for the empowerment of women and the LGBTQ community.”
Hogan, a long-time WWE Hall-of-Famer, will be inducted into the WWE’s Hall Of Fame.
He will be the first WWE Hall “Famously Defeated” winner to be induct into the Hall of Honor since Hulk Hogan in 2014.
The Hall of Famers’ Hall of Excellence is the most prestigious of the four induction ceremonies.
The induction ceremony will be televised on WWE Network, with a live stream to be announced soon.
The WOHM, which is located in the historic city of Bristol, is one of WWE’s oldest and most prestigious venues.
The event will also feature the debut of the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Randy Orton.
The WWE Hall, in partnership with WWE Films, will present the inaugural documentary, WWE Hall ‘N Biz, in which Orton discusses the evolution of his career from the humble wrestling locker room of Bristol to the Hall Of The Future and the role he played in bringing WWE to the next level.
The documentary, which premiered last week, will also star former WWE Champion Dean Ambrose and former WWE Superstar and current WWE World Champion Bray Wyatt.
The film will also delve into the careers of the other WWE Hall and Biz inductees, The Rock, Sting, Goldberg, Randy Savage, Dolph Ziggler, Mick Foley, Kane, and The Rock.
The WWF Hall of Champions will be announced on May 20.