The Honky Tonk Man will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2019, CBS Sports first reported on Tuesday.
While The Honky Tonk Man turned down an offer to be inducted in 2010 due to a prior commitment, he believes the timing is right now.
“WWE is the place to be. For me, it’s the only place I have ever wanted to be,” Farris told CBS Sports’ State of Combat podcast. “It’s the place that if I’m ready to finish up, that’s where I want to be. It’s home for me because I have so many fond memories of everything that has been accomplished by WWE and from what I’ve accomplished myself. It wasn’t me alone, it was a huge team effort.
“That is what’s amazing and what is so great about being part of the WWE. The door is open to you and it’s up to you if you want to walk through it. I look back on everything and for some unknown reason, everything has a meaning. The timing, everything about this year in the 2019 Hall of Fame, everything was lining up perfectly. I never dreamed it was going to happen and would tell people that it’s something I don’t think about every day of my life. But to be able to be part of this, it’s hard to explain.”
The Honky Tonk Man will join D-Generation X as part of the 2019 Hall of Fame class that will be inducted on Saturday, April 6 over WrestleMania 35 weekend in Brooklyn, New York.