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Muhammad Ali set to Join WWE Hall of Fame Class ’24

Muhammad Ali is set to be inducted into WWE’s Hall of Fame Class of 2024 in recognition of his contributions to the show during his lifetime.

  • Toyosi Afolayan
  • 14th March 2024

Boxing legend, Muhammad Ali is set to be posthumously named in the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2024. With this announcement, Ali’s legacy will continue to grow even outside of the boxing ring.


Widely regarded as one of the greatest boxers in history, Ali went on to become the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world after winning an Olympic gold medal for the United States in 1960.


1960 Summer Olympics: USA Cassius Clay in action during Men’s Light-Heavyweight Gold Medal bout vs Poland Zbigniew Pietrzykowski at Palazzo dello Sport. Rome, Italy 9/5/1960 CREDIT: Jerry Cooke (Photo by Jerry Cooke /Sports Illustrated via Getty Images)


He achieved significant victories against adversaries including Sonny Liston, Ken Norton, Joe Frazier, and George Foreman, among a host of other formidable opponents.


Ali concluded his illustrious professional boxing career in 1981, amassing a remarkable record of 56 victories and five losses, with 37 wins coming by knockout.


Renowned for his unmatched boxing skills, Muhammad Ali will be celebrated during the Hall of Fame induction ceremony slated for April 5 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, according to an exclusive report by Variety.


The ceremony will be overseen by his widow, Lonnie Ali.


American former heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali poses with his wife Lonnie Williams, Berrien Springs, Michigan, July 1999. (Photo by Steve Liss/Getty Images)


Ali’s venture into the world of professional wrestling included notable moments, such as his exhibition match against Japanese wrestling legend Antonio Inoki in 1976. Additionally, his role as a special guest referee at WrestleMania I in 1985 further solidified his position as a cultural icon with a lasting impact on sports entertainment.


Despite his significant presence in boxing and his contributions to the wrestling arena, Ali’s legacy is defined by his unwavering commitment to social activism. 


His principled opposition to the Vietnam War, demonstrated by his refusal to be drafted into the U.S. Army, stands as a symbol of moral courage. 


Despite facing consequences such as the loss of his heavyweight titles and a hiatus from boxing, Ali remained resolute in his beliefs.


American professional boxer, activist, and philanthropist Muhammad Ali (1942 – 2016) greeted by fans and the press, UK, 8th August 1983. (Photo by Mike McCarthy/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)


Throughout his active years, Ali was widely recognized as one of the most adept verbal provocateurs in the realm of sports entertainment.


The announcement of Ali’s induction into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2024 places him among esteemed figures such as Paul Heyman and Bull Nakano.


Muhammad Ali is set to receive the prestigious honor of induction into WWE’s Hall of Fame Class of 2024 in recognition of his significant contributions to the entertainment spectacle during his lifetime.
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