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Mike Tyson selected for WWE Hall of Fame

January 31, 2012 |  7:09 am

Mike Tyson

Legendary boxer and ear nibbler Mike Tyson has finally found his niche in life: He is the newest member of the WWE Hall of Fame.

The WWE announced the selection of Tyson on their "Monday Night Raw" television show Monday night. He will join the Four Horsemen and Edge at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Miami on March 31, the night before Wrestlemania XXVIII.

Tyson was a key part of what may be the most important WrestleMania in history, WrestleMania XIV in 1998, when he was the special enforcer in a match featuring Stone Cold Steve Austin and Shawn Michaels. It was this match, which ended when Tyson turned on Michaels and counted the 1-2-3 for Austin's victory, that helped launch the WWE into the Stone Cold era, with unprecedented profits as the company rode the coattails of Austin (and The Rock) to their biggest success yet.

Unlike previous celebrity entrants into the WWE Hall of Fame, such as Drew Carey, Pete Rose and Bob Uecker, there should be no complaint as to whether Tyson belongs or not. He is a worthy addition.


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 Photo: Mike Tyson. Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times