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Ric Flair to induct Sting into the WWE Hall of Fame

By Wade Sheridan   |   March 4, 2016 at 12:47 PM
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DALLAS, March 4 (UPI) -- Ric Flair will be inducting Sting into the WWE Hall of Fame.

The 16-time World Heavyweight Champion confirmed the news Thursday on the latest episode of his WOOOOO! Nation Podcast.

The honor is a significant one for the Nature Boy who has a long, storied history with Sting as the two famously battled for various World Titles during their time competing in WCW.

Sting's legendary career took off in 1990 when he defeated Flair for the then NWA World Heavyweight Championship at the Great American Bash.

Dubbed "The Franchise," Sting, real name Steve Borden, was the first inductee announced for the 2016 Hall of Fame class back in January. "We are truly honored to have Sting take his rightful place in the WWE Hall of Fame," WWE's Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative Triple H said in a statement.

"His contributions to our industry are unprecedented, and we look forward to celebrating his incredible career with fans all over the world."

Flair admitted at that time to wanting to induct Sting telling the Miami Herald, "I would love to be that person...I haven't been asked, but I would love to."

Sting, along with charismatic ladies man The Godfather and the legendary Fabulous Freebirds will enter the Hall of Fame April April 2 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas during WrestleMania week.

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