Today it has been announced that Leon White also Vader has passed away due to his long running heart issues. He was 63.
Normally, I wouldn’t do a piece on a wrestler who isn’t included in the Hall of Fame, but Vader was one of those I’ve done a “Future Hall of Famer” piece on and has always been an obvious choice who lack of inclusion each year since 2015 has been glaring.
With Vader’s death, he lack of inclusion now falls into the “what the fuck WWE” category like Macho Man Randy Savage, and Ivan Koloff. There was plenty of time and opportunity to put Vader in. Vader went out of his way to ask himself to get put in as his time was limited. Mick Foley tweeted about how Vader needed to go into the Hall of Fame as his time was limited.
This is an awful shame and one which WWE should feel terrible about. Put him in 2019, one year too late.
God damn god damn.
Sorry you didn’t get to live the Hall of Fame induction Vader. You will be missed.