Updated WrestleMania 30 Card and Hall of Fame Lineup

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With just under two weeks until the biggest show of the year, WWE has seemingly finalized the card for WrestleMania 30 in New Orleans. Of the 67 active competitors listed on WWE.com, 46 of them have matches right now. This year’s Hall of Fame roster has also been set. Below is what we know so far:

WrestleMania 30 Match Card
Hosted by Hulk Hogan

WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match
Batista v. (Triple H/Daniel Bryan winner) v. Randy Orton

Winner Added to WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match
Daniel Bryan v. Triple H

Undertaker v. Brock Lesnar

John Cena v. Bray Wyatt

WWE Tag Team Championship Match
Rybaxel v. The Usos

Kane & the New Age Outlaws v. The Shield

Andre the Giant Memorial 30-Man Battle Royal
Participants announced (28 so far): Big Show, Rey Mysterio, Cesaro, Jack Swagger, Great Khali, Sin Cara, Zack Ryder, Darren Young, Justin Gabriel, Brodus Clay, R-Truth, Santino, Kofi Kingston, Christian, Mark Henry, Sheamus, Goldust, Cody Rhodes, Heath Slater, Jinder Mahal, Drew McIntyre, Dolph Ziggler, The Miz, Fandango, Damien Sandow, Big E, Alberto Del Rio, Titus O’Neil.

WWE Divas Championship Diva Invitational
Natalya v. Tamina v. Brie Bella v. Nikki Bella v. Aksana v. Naomi v. Cameron v. Rosa Mendes v. Layla v. Summer Rae v. Emma v. Eva Marie v. Alicia Fox v. AJ Lee

2014 Hall of Fame

Inductees are: The Ultimate Warrior (inducted by Linda McMahon), Jake “The Snake” Roberts (inducted by “Diamond” Dallas Page), Scott Hall, Lita, Paul Bearer, Carlos Colon (inducted by Carlito and Los Matadores), and Mr. T.

Hall of Fame Ceremony Will Air on WWE Network

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It’s been a few years since WWE aired the Hall of Fame ceremony live, instead opting for a one-hour edited version on USA Network a few days later, forcing fans to wait until the WrestleMania DVD came out to watch the full edition. The 2014 Hall of Fame ceremony, however, will air on the WWE Network, live on April 5th. That’s according to ProWrestling.net, relaying the news from a live crowd member at the recent Main Event taping.

This is a great move by WWE. The Network needs all the new content it can get. Showing this live and, presumably, having it available afterwards on-demand will add one more benefit to the $9.99/month purchase.

The WWE Hall of Fame argument for Mike Tyson

As you may have heard, WWE has announced that Mike Tyson will be a member of the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2012. The news has Twitter abuzz, with many people decrying the choice and others embracing it. Tyson was an important piece of the Attitude Era storyline between DX and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin.

While Tyson’s role in the shift of power from WCW to WWE during the Monday Night Wars may be overstated, he played a more significant role in wrestling history than, say, Drew Carey or Bob Uecker, both already members of the WWE’s Hall. “Iron Mike” brought publicity to the industry and his involvement helped WWE to grow to its peak.

All of that isn’t to say I think Mike Tyson deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. My main point is that the Hall has already been so diluted by the celebrity inductions that it really doesn’t matter at all at this point. If you’re one of the many who always argue that WWE’s Hall is meaningless, then you really can’t complain that Tyson is getting in. It’s meaningless, remember?

Be clear: Mike Tyson is not being inducted in the same regard as the Four Horsemen and Edge. He is akin to Pete Rose, William “The Refrigerator” Perry, Uecker and Carey. And if those men are already in the Hall of Fame, why not clear a spot for Mike Tyson?