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.