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PRO WRESTLING: Hulk Hogan to induct Macho Man Randy Savage into WWE Hall of Fame; tickets on sale Jan. 17

WWE (NYSE:WWE) officially announced that Randy “Macho Man” Savage will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by Hulk Hogan.

The posthumous ceremony will occur Saturday, March 28 at the SAP Center in in San Jose, Calif., as a part of the WrestleMania 31 Week activities.

“Randy Savage was one of the most iconic Superstars in WWE history,” WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon said in a relewase. “While millions of fans around the world mourned his passing, they will now be able to celebrate his rightful induction into the WWE Hall of Fame.”

One of the greatest stars in WWE history and a pop-culture icon known for his incredible athleticism, trademark “Ooh, Yeah” catchphrase and elaborate ring attire, Randy “Macho Man” Savage made his WWE debut in 1985.

In 1986, Savage became Intercontinental Champion, holding the title for more than a year until losing it to Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat at WrestleMania III in one of the greatest matches in WWE history. At WrestleMania IV, Savage once again made history by becoming WWE Champion in a tournament where he competed in an unprecedented four matches.

At WrestleMania V, Savage lost the WWE Championship to Hulk Hogan, but soon went onto memorable feuds with WWE Hall of Famers Dusty Rhodes, Ultimate Warrior and Jake “The Snake” Roberts.

Savage again made history in 1992 by defeating WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair at WrestleMania VIII to become WWE Champion for a second time. After losing the title back to Flair, Savage continued to perform in WWE in the ring and the broadcast booth until his departure from WWE in 1994.

While competing in WCW, Savage continued to add to his legacy, becoming a multi-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion.

Additional WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2015 inductees will be announced over the coming weeks.

Tickets for the 2015 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at SAP Center go on sale 1 p.m. EST Saturday, Jan. 17 through

www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. All tickets are subject to service charges and facility fees.

WrestleMania 31 is at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. on Sunday, March 29 live on WWE Network and pay-per-view.

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