PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Mr. T will be inducted in to the WWE Hall Of Fame. Insert your own, clever, “pity the fool” line here.
T will be this year’s celebrity inductee, and will be part of the April 5th ceremony that will be streamed live on the new WWE Network.
He will be inducted along with wrestling legends Ultimate Warrior, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Lita, Paul Bearer and Carlos Colon.
“WWE is honored to have Mr. T join the WWE Hall of Fame,” WWE Chairman Vince McMahon said. “His WWE appearances were instrumental in helping to establish WrestleMania as the pop-culture phenomenon it is today.
From the WWE:
Mr. T is one of the most iconic personas in entertainment history, starring in the hit television show “The A-Team” and the blockbuster film “Rocky III.” In addition to his Hollywood career, Mr. T also made many memorable WWE appearances in the mid-1980s. In 1985, he was part of the main event of the inaugural WrestleMania at Madison Square Garden, successfully teaming with Hulk Hogan to defeat “Rowdy” Roddy Piper™ and “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff™. In 1986, he defeated “Rowdy” Roddy Piper by disqualification in a special boxing match at WrestleMania 2 and also appeared on NBC’s Saturday Night’s Main Event program.
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