The Network special started with a photo slideshow and dramatic music introducing this year's HOF class. The video noted the Hall of Fame started with Andre the Giant and now includes icons, legends, and larger-than-life personalities who "defined their time and re-defined the future of WWE." The slideshow stopped on Eddie Guerrero. Tonight, the 2014 HOF class takes their place in history.
Live inside the arena, Jerry Lawler was introduced as the HOF ceremony host. Lawler opened by saying tonight will be a celebration. He then fed to an historical WrestleMania video package set to Kid Rock's music. The video turned into the WWE propaganda video that usually plays at live events.
Back in the arena, Lawler said it will be a celebration on Sunday. He then hyped their first inductee, a high-flying, extreme Diva. The video package on Lita included comments from Divas champion A.J. Lee noting Lita inspired her to become a Diva. Also included were soundbytes from Natalya, Naomi, Kofi Kingston, Michael Cole, Trish Stratus, Summer Rae, and Michael Hayes.