Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Iron Mike Tyson to be inducted into the 2012 WWE Hall of Fame!

This news is just as surprising to hear as the winner of this year's Royal Rumble, but it's a bit of a curveball all things considered.

It has officially been confirmed by World Wrestling Entertainment that legendary boxing champion and pop culture icon "Iron" Mike Tyson will be inducted into the 2012 class of the WWE Hall of Fame! To be held in Miami Florida at the American Airlines Arena, and a day before Wrestlemania XXVIII, Iron Mike will be inducted alongside other legends and icons from the WWE Universe, such as Edge and The Four Horsemen. And while some questions may linger as to why a boxer is getting added to WWE's HOF lineup, there's good reason why Mike Tyson was chosen.

Mike Tyson vs Stone Cold Steve Austion on Monday Night Raw! (January 1998)

Back in January 1998 during the "Attitude Era", Iron Mike made his first appearance in Sports-Entertainment, in a storyline that involved Stone Cold Steve Austin and Shawn Michaels, eventually culminating in their match in Wrestlemania XIV where the boxing champion officiated the title match as special guest referee.

WWE Mike Tyson helps DX 2010

"The Baddest Man on the Planet" also reappeared years later in January 2010, helping Degeneration X against their opponent at the time, Chris Jericho! Now, Mike takes center stage among the rest of wrestlingdom's finest legends, and becomes an honorary member of the WWE family officially! For more info and updates on the story, visit the source post at WWE.com!

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