WWE Hall Of Famers

Sting, Stan Hansen and the Fabulous Freebirds will be among the inductees Saturday in Dallas when the WWE holds its annual Hall of Fame event on the eve of WrestleMania. In recent years, Donald Trump and Arnold Schwarzenegger have been inducted into the hall's celebrity wing, and this year's honor will go to Snoop Dogg. Here is a rundown, in chronological order, of the WWE's celebrity inductees:

Pete Rose, 2004 inductee

Rose earned his Hall induction with three different WrestleMania appearances. Two featured an encounter with Kane, including in 1998 at WrestleMania XIV in Boston.

William Perry, 2006 inductee

The Fridge had the hometown crowd in Chicago's Rosemont Horizon behind him for the Battle Royal at WrestleMania 2. Perry was eliminated by Big John Studd, but quickly got even. He snookered Studd with a handshake offer and pulled him over the top of rope when they shook.

Bob Uecker, 2010 inductee

Uecker was the ring announcer at WrestleMania III for the main event between Hulk Hogan and Andre The Giant. But he is better remembered for his interview with Andre during WrestleMania IV.

Drew Carey, 2011 inductee

Carey provided some comic relief at the 2001 Royal Rumble when he found himself facing off against the demonic red monster known as Kane.

Mike Tyson, 2012 inductee

Tyson was the special guest referee for the title match between Shawn Michaels and Stone Cold Steve Austin at WrestleMania XIV. In 2010, he was guest host for a night on "Raw."

Donald Trump, 2013 inductee

Trump Plaza in Atlantic City was the site for WrestleMania IV and WrestleMania V. Then many years later, Trump got involved in a storyline called Battle of the Billionaires against WWE chairman Vince McMahon at WrestleMania 23. Trump got the last laugh on McMahon, but not on Stone Cold Steve Austin.

Mr. T, 2014 inductee

Mr. T helped headline the original WrestleMania in 1985 as he tag-teamed with Hulk Hogan against Rowdy Roddy Piper and Mr. Wonderful Paul Orndorff. Then he tangled against Piper at WrestleMania 2 in a boxing match. In 1994, he competed in a singles match at WCW's Starrcade against Kevin Sullivan.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, 2015 inductee

Schwarzenegger has had connections to wrestling stars going back to Bruno Sammartino, SuperStar Billy Graham and Jesse The Body Ventura. In 2014, he had a memorable confrontation in the ring with The Miz during an appearance on Raw.

Snoop Dogg, 2016 inductee

Snoop was booked to be MC for a Lumberjill match involving four WWE Divas at WrestleMania XXIV in Orlando, and he ended up getting physically involved. Snoop, guest host for an episode of Raw in 2009, is the cousin of WWE star Sasha (The Boss) Banks.

Lawrence Taylor, ???

LT needs to be recognized for his memorable effort in the main event of WrestleMania XI against Bam Bam Bigelow.

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Jim Hellwig

Ultimate Warrior foreshadowed his death on 'Raw' just a day after WrestleMania XXX: "Every man's heart one day beats its final beat. His lungs breathe their final breath. And if what that man did in his life makes the blood pulse through the body of others and makes them believe deeper in something that's larger than life, then his essence, his spirit, will be immortalized by the storytellers -- by the loyalty, by the memory of those who honor him, and make the running the man did live forever."

 

Jim Hellwig

Ultimate Warrior entered WrestleMania VI as the InterContinental champion and then beat Hulk Hogan for the WWF title.

 

Randy Savage

Savage was 58 when he died of a heart attack in 2011.

 

Randy Savage

At WrestleMania VI, Savage and Sensational Sherri Martel lost a mixed tag-team match to Dusty Rhodes and Sapphire.

 

Andre The Giant

Andre was 46 when he died of heart failure in 1993.

 

Andre The Giant

At WrestleMania VI, Andre and Haku lost the WWE tag-team championship to Ax and Smash of Demolition.

 

Rick Rude

'Ravishing Rick' was 40 when he died of heart failure related to an overdose in 1999.

 

Rick Rude

At WrestleMania VI, Rude defeated Jimmy Snuka.

 

Curt Hennig

Known as Mr. Perfect, Hennig was 44 when he died from "acute cocaine intoxication" in 2003.

 

Curt Hennig

At WrestleMania VI, Hennig lost to Brutus Beefcake.

 

John Tenta

Known as Earthquake, Tenta was 42 when he died in 2006 from bladder cancer that spread to his lungs.

 

John Tenta

At WrestleMania VI, he defeated Hercules.

 

Raymond Fernandez

Known as Hercules, Fernandez was 47 when he died in 2004 from heart disease.

 

Raymond Fernandez

At WrestleMania VI, he lost to Earthquake.

 

Allen Coage

Known as Bad News Brown, Coage, an Olympic bronze medalist in judo, was 63 when he died in 2007 of a heart attack.

 

Allen Coage

At WrestleMania VI, he had a double countout in his match against Roddy Piper.

 

Sherri Martel

"Sensational Sherri" was 49 when she died of an overdose in 2007.

 

Sherri Martel

At WrestleMania VI, she and Randy Savage lost a mixed tag-team match to Dusty Rhodes and Sapphire.

 

Dino Bravo

Bravo was 44 when he was gunned down in 1993, a murder that some believe was linked his alleged involvement in a cigarette smuggling ring.

 

Dino Bravo

At WrestleMania VI, he lost to Hacksaw Jim Duggan.

 

Ray Traylor

Known as Big Boss Man, Traylor was 41 when he died of a heart attack in 2004.

 

Ray Traylor

At WrestleMania VI, he defeated Akeem.

 

Sapphire

Known as Juanita Wright, Sapphire was 61 when she died of a heart attack in 1996. At WrestleMania VI, she and Dusty Rhodes won a mixed tag-team match against Randy Savage and Sensational Sherri.

 

Miss Elizabeth

Elizabeth Hulette didn't officially compete as a wrestler at WrestleMania VI, so she wasn't counted among the 12 who are now dead. But she did accompany Dusty Rhodes and Sapphire for their match and got involved in part of the action.

 

Miss Elizabeth

She died of an overdose in 2003.

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