Partial Source: The Wrestling Observer

-- Shawn Michaels was announced this week on RAW by Jerry "The King" Lawler as the first inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2011. He took to Twitter to comment on the honor, writing: "Surprise! Surprise! Seriously, thanks to all of u for making my career such a joy. I will carry those moments w/me all my life. Thx 4 sharing it w/me."

The term "HBK HBK HBK" topped Twitter's worldwide trend list shortly after the announcement. "Shawn Michaels" and "Sweet Chin Music" also trended.

-- According to a backstage source, this week's WWE Hall of Fame inductee announcement is one of "three big ones" that have been finalized. Arn Anderson is one of those names that will be announced in the coming weeks.

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