WWE Asked Bella Twins To Shorten Hall Of Fame Speech
The Bella Twins were announced as WWE Hall Of Fame inductees last year, however, due to the pandemic, the ceremony was pushed back to this year, where the 2020 Class will be inducted alongside the 2021 Class.
The 2020 Induction ceremony was taped on Tuesday, however, it seems as if the increase in inductees this year has caused the length of speeches to be cut. As noted on their ‘Bellas Podcast’, Nikki and Brie revealed that WWE only allowed them 3-5 minutes for their speech.
Brie commented saying how they had to cut down the speech they had prepared in advance due to WWE not letting them have as much time as usual.
“We had a speech written, but then we realized it was too long because we’re only allowed to do our speech for three to five minutes. We wrote a 15-minute speech because usually, they are like ’10 to 15 minutes,’ then we found out they were like, ‘No, it has to be three to five minutes.’ To do your Hall of Fame speech and take out that much stuff is really hard. We’re wondering like, ‘How do we condense this. What’s important? We want to thank all these people and tell stories,'”
Nikki added that the majority of their speech was them thanking the people who have helped them to get to where they are now.
“We’ve always been grateful women and that’s where it’s difficult. The majority of our speech is thanking people and they’re like, ‘talk more about yourself.’ We’ve already proven ourselves as Hall of Famers. It’s almost like winning an Oscar. You’re thanking the people who helped you get there.”
The 2021 Hall Of Fame Ceremony will take place on April 6th, with both the 2020 and 2021 speeches being taped in advance. You can read the full list of inductees below:
- 2020 Inductees: The Bella Twins, JBL, nWo, Jushin ‘Thunder’ Liger, British Bulldog, William Shatner as the Celebrity Inductee, and Titus O’Neil as the Warrior Award recipient.
- 2021 Inductees: Molly Holly, Eric Bischoff, Kane, The Great Khali, and Rob Van Dam.
Check out photos from the 2020 WWE Hall Of Fame tapings from this past Tuesday.
Thanks to Fightful for the transcription.