At the 1998 Royal Rumble Mike Tyson sat in a sky-box cheering on his favorite WWE star Stone Cold Steve Austin. Little did we know he would become a part of one of the best buildups to Wrestlemania in the history of the WWE. Tyson eventually sided with the DX until Wrestlemania 14.
At Wrestlemania 14 he counted to three as Stone Cold defeated Shawn Michael to win the WWE title and launch the Attitude Era. However that wasn’t Tyson’s go around with the WWE. He appeared in early 2010 as a guest host on Monday Night Raw where once he aligned himself with DX. Tyson has went on record as saying his funnest times in a ring have been with WWE and has always been a huge fan of WWE.
A lot of people say the celebrities who get inducted are ridiculous. I agree that Drew Carey should not have been in the WWE Hall of Fame. However guys like Bob Uecker and Pete Rose belong there because they took part in multiple Wrestlemania’s. Whether you love or hate him, Mike Tyson’s involvement with Wrestlemania 14 brought a lot of mainstream media to the WWE that it sorely lacked. If any celebrity ever deserved to be in the WWE Hall of Fame it is Mike Tyson.
Mike Tyson’s boxing record is 50–6 with two no contests. He held the WBC Heavyweight Championship, WBA Heavyweight Championship, and IBF Heavyweight Championship. He had some great fights, controversy moments, and is known all around the world. There is no doubt Tyson’s induction will bring a lot of media attention to the WWE. Tyson says its honor to be inducted so I would like to say congratulations to “The Baddest Man on the Planet” Mike Tyson for being an inductee into the 2012 WWE Hall of Fame.