- Officials were not pleased with this year's ceremony overall as they felt the show ran way too long and it wasn't exciting enough. They were said to have loved The Bushwhackers speech, with the feeling it was a perfect mix of their characters and telling old stories. However, they were not happy with Madusa's use of adult language and some weren't happy with how she put over Eric Bischoff.
- Regarding Shawn Michaels, he tore up his prepared speech and was going off the cuff when he inducted Nash. WWE officials weren't happy with Shawn's use of the words "strap" and "wrestler" in his speech.