The WWE will induct Mr. T into their Hall of Fame on April 5 in New Orleans. The induction show will be broadcast live on the WWE Network at 9:00 pm ET.
Mr. T made appearance at WrestleMania in addition to being part of the television show “The A-Team” and the movie “Rocky III.”
In 1985 he was part of the main event of the inaugural WrestleMania at Madison Square Garden, teaming with Hulk Hogan to defeat “Rowdy” Roddy Piper™ and “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff™. A year later he defated Piper by disqualification in a boxing match at WrestleMania 2.
WWE released the following statement.
“WWE is honored to have Mr. T join the WWE Hall of Fame,” said Vince McMahon, WWE Chairman and CEO. “His WWE appearances were instrumental in helping to establish WrestleMania as the pop-culture phenomenon it is today.”
Mr. T is the latest celebrity inductee to enter the WWE Hall of Fame, joining Donald J. Trump, Drew Carey, Pete Rose, Bob Uecker, Mike Tyson and William “Refrigerator” Perry. Other members of the 2014 WWE Hall of Fame Class include Ultimate Warrior™, Jake “The Snake” Roberts™, Lita™, Paul Bearer™ and Carlos Colon™.