O'Neil has a deep connection to the city of Tampa, where he is from and currently resides. He also played professional football with the Tampa Bay Storm in 2006.
The reasoning behind him receiving the Warrior Award is due to his years of charity work in the Tampa Bay area.
Titus O'Neil will get the Warrior Award at the 2021 WWE Hall of Fame
O'Neil hasn't competed in the ring since November 2020 when he lost to Bobby Lashley. A Hall of Fame induction could indicate he has wrestled in his last match. O'Neil hosting this year's WrestleMania makes even more sense with this information being out in public.
WWE plans to induct both the 2020 and 2021 classes of the WWE Hall of Fame on Peacock and the WWE Network internationally on April 6.
These are the announced and speculated inductees into the 2021 WWE Hall of Fame so far:
- Rob Van Dam
- Eric Bischoff
- Molly Holly
- The Great Khali
- Titus O'Neil (Warrior Award)
This is most likely the complete 2021 class for this year's Hall of Fame due to WWE inducting both classes together. The show already seems like it's going to be incredibly long; adding any more names could make the ceremony longer than WrestleMania itself.
On behalf of everyone here at Sportskeeda, we'd like to congratulate Titus O'Neil and the rest of the 2021 class of the WWE Hall of Fame on their inductions this year.
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