See Ozzy Osbourne's WWE Hall Of Fame 2021 induction

Watch The Prince Of Darkness, Ozzy Osbourne, get inducted into this year's WWE Hall Of Fame.

See Ozzy Osbourne's WWE Hall Of Fame 2021 induction
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Black Sabbath frontman and all-round heavy metal god Ozzy Osbourne has been inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame Class Of 2021.

The Prince Of Darkness received the honour during the April 6 ceremony, joining in on the action virtually from his lovely-looking garden in Los Angeles. "Thank you so much WWE Universe for this award," Ozzy said in a short-but-sweet video message. "I don’t deserve it, but thank you anyway.

"It’s all about the fans, really," he added. "Our fans are what keep us alive, really. It’s all about them. I wanna thank Vince McMahon and Triple H – thank you very much, God bless you."

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With any luck, Ozzy's new WWE status is just one of many exciting endeavours for him in 2021 – including, hopefully, a new solo record.

Late last year, producer Andrew Watt said that "there’s a bunch of people involved" with the follow-up to Ordinary Man. "I started doing a bunch of basic tracks with Chad [Smith] and Robert Trujillo, who used to play in Ozzy’s band," he teased. "And Taylor Hawkins also came in and played a bunch on the record as well, which adds a different flair – it kind of harkened back to Ozzy’s '80s era, in a great way. And I think it’s so cool for a rock fan to be able to listen to half an album with Chad Smith on drums, and then you flip it over and you get to hear Taylor Hawkins.

"And you know, the last album was really special for everyone involved. And so there was no point in Ozzy or me doing this again unless we thought we could bring something new to the table. And I feel like we’re achieving that."

The producer added: "There’s some songs on there that are like eight or nine minutes long that are these really crazy journeys. I’m really excited about it." Hell yeah.

Anyway, check out Ozzy's WWE Hall Of Fame acceptance speech below:

Catch Ozzy and Judas Priest live at the following dates next year:

January 2022

26 Germany – Berlin Mercedes-Benz Arena
28 Czech Republic – Prague O2 Arena
31 Switzerland – Zurich Hallenstadion

February 2022

2 Hungary – Budapest Budapest Arena*
5 Spain – Madrid WiZink Center
8 Italy – Bologna Unipol Arena
11 Germany – Mannheim SAP Arena
14 Germany – Hamburg Barclaycard Arena
17 Finland – Helsinki Hartwall Arena
19 Sweden – Stockholm Friends Arena
21 Germany – Dortmund Westfalenhalle
24 Germany – Munich Olympiahalle
27 UK – Nottingham Motorpoint Arena

March 2022

1 Ireland – Dublin 3Arena
4 UK – Birmingham Resorts World Arena
7 UK – London The O2
9 UK – Manchester AO Arena
12 UK – Newcastle Utilita Arena
14 UK – Glasgow The SSE Hydro

(* = New date without Judas Priest)

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