Mike Rotunda & Barry Windham announced for WWE Hall of Fame

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Mike Rotunda and Barry Windham are the latest additions to the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2024.

The former U.S. Express were added to the class through an announcement on Friday including Paul Levesque alerting the two over a video call.

It will be Windham’s second induction into the Hall of Fame after being added as part of the Four Horsemen in 2012.

The pair joined the WWF in late 1984 and quickly won the WWF tag titles on January 21, 1985, from Adrian Adonis & Dick Murdoch. They were part of the first WrestleMania in March 1985 where they lost the belts to The Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff.

The pair won the titles again in June 1985 and dropped them for the final time to Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake in August.

The duo would team together for runs in Florida, All Japan Pro Wrestling, AWA, and the UWF.

Windham had his greatest success in Jim Crockett Promotions/WCW as a member of the Four Horsemen and became one of the top performers of his era.

Rotunda would work for WCW as a member of The Varsity Club and later as Michael Wallstreet. He returned to the WWF in 1991 and wrestled as Irwin R. Schyster (I.R.S.) before returning to WCW in 1995.

Rotunda married the sister of Windham. The couple had three children together including performers Bray Wyatt (Windham Rotunda) and Bo Dallas (Taylor Rotunda).

The WWE Hall of Fame ceremony takes place at the Wells Fargo Center on Friday, April 5 with Paul Heyman and Bull Nakano previously announced for this year’s class.

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