WWE Hall of Famer is a free agent; Andy Kaufman to the Hall of Fame

As first reported by Fightful Select and then F4WOnline, WWE Hall of Famer Bill Goldberg is reportedly a free agent. It was noted that his contract had expired at the end of 2022 with no deal being reached to renew or extend it. Goldberg last wrestled for WWE at last year’s Elimination Chamber, losing to Roman Reigns in a match that was for the Universal Title.

Variety reported on Monday that Andy Kaufman is set to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2023.

Kaufman joins Rey Mysterio and The Great Muta.

Kaufman is best known starring as Latka Gravas in the hit sitcom “Taxi” from 1978 to 1983. Variety noted that Kaufman made his mark on the world of professional wrestling when he declared himself the Inter-Gender Wrestling Champion of the World, offering money to any woman who could pin him as part of his act. This then famously led to a feud with WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler in the Continental Wrestling Association in Memphis, TN.

Lawler and Kaufman were good friends and successfully convinced fans they were bitter enemies. Kaufman claimed that Lawler broke his neck when Lawler dropped him with a piledriver and then appearing in a neck brace. Both appeared on “Late Night with David Letterman” in 1982. They insulted each other and Lawler slapped Kaufman, knocking him out of his chair.

The 2023 WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place live from the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on Friday, March 31, immediately following the WrestleMania 39 go-home show of WWE Friday Night SmackDown. WWE SmackDown will air live from the same venue.

The 2023 WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony will air live on Peacock in the United States and WWE Network everywhere else.