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Mike Tyson joins the 2012 class of WWE Hall of Fame
Reported by: Colin Vassallo, on Jan 30, 2012 - 7:30:40 PM

There's another celebrity going into the celebrity wing of the WWE Hall Of Fame and this one is a legend in another ring - boxing. That's right, "Iron" Mike Tyson is the fifth celebrity to be given the Hall of Fame ring following Drew Carey, Bob Eucker, William "The Refrigerator" Perry, and Pete Rose.

"I am honored to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame," said Tyson, "I was the youngest heavyweight champion of all time, but the most fun I ever had in the ring was with WWE."

Tyson - a longtime wrestling fan - started his connection with WWE in 1998 after a much-hyped confrontation and shuffle with Steve Austin on Monday Night RAW that had WWE on every television news outlet in the nation. He was then announced as the special enforcer for the Austin vs Michaels match at WrestleMania XIV. With weeks leading up to the show, Tyson joined forces with DX however on that WrestleMania night, Tyson delivered the three count that gave Austin the win and then hit a knockout punch to Michaels.

In 2011, Tyson made his WWE return when he guest starred on Monday Night Raw, teaming with Chris Jericho against Shawn Michaels and Triple H.

So far Edge, the Four Horseman, and Mil Mascaras have been announced to be inducted at the 2012 WWE Hall of Fame ceremony which takes place on Saturday, March 31 at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, Florida.


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