Former ECW Champion Bam Bam Bigelow and musician Kid Rock are expected to be included in the WWE 2018 Hall of Fame class, according to Wrestling Observer Newsletter‘s Dave Meltzer (subscription needed).
Meltzer confirmed a previous report by Brad Shepard of BodySlam.net, who also reported that Goldberg, Ivory and the Dudley Boyz would be inducted — all of whom have already been announced by WWE, along with Jeff Jarrett, for the 2018 class.
“Of the names on the early lists, only Bam Bam Bigelow and Kid Rock have yet to be announced,” Meltzer said.
Bigelow was one of the most athletically-gifted big men of the ’90s, having wrestled for WWF/E, WCW, ECW and New Japan Pro Wrestling during his career. The New Jersey native headlined WrestleMania 11 against Pro Football Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor and was a former ECW World Heavyweight and Television Champion, WCW Hardcore and Tag Team Champion and IWGP Tag Team Champion.
Kid Rock has made on-screen several appearances on WWE television over the years, as well as having his music included as the theme song for numerous pay-per-views, including WrestleMania 34’s “New Orleans” theme.
Additionally he provided theme songs for multiple WWE superstars including “American Badass” for the Undertaker and “Legs” — a ZZ Top cover — for Stacy Keibler.