Boxing legend and pop culture icon “Iron” Mike Tyson will be inducted into the WWE 2012 Hall of Fame class on March 31 in Miami, WWE announced to major media markets throughout the nation Monday. Among the most decorated pugilists in history, Tyson established his place in WWE lore in 1998 when he served as a special “outside enforcer” for the WWE Championship main event of WrestleMania XIV between Shawn Michaels and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin.
I was 12 years old when that happened. Austin-mania was running wild, and everyone was doing DX crotch chops.
It’s an interesting time when the WWE starts inducting the stars of your early-adult years to the Hall of Fame because all of your childhood heroes are in there already.
(Except for Savage. And Warrior.)