5 celebrities who deserve to be in the WWE Hall of Fame
The WWE Hall of Fame every year celebrates the careers and accomplishments of legends from the past. The Hall of Fame as seen some of the all-time greats inducted over the years, including Hulk Hogan, 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Ric Flair (twice), Shawn Michaels, The Fabulous Moolah, the very first inductee André the Giant, the list goes on and on.
However, it is not only the legends of professional wrestling and sports entertainment that get inducted but celebrities do too. Yes, celebrities are generally inducted to help gain some media attention for the most part, but also as a way of WWE showing their gratitude for the celebrity for helping WWE make money and/or ratings and pay-per-view buys. This is something that a large portion of fans have heavily disagreed over the years, but it won't change anything, and it is here to stay. You could even argue that some of those already inducted actually deserve their spot, such as Mr. T, due to his involvement with WrestleMania 1 and 2, and even the President Donald Trump, as his involvement with WrestleMania 23 helped it be the most successful up to that point.
Here are 5 other celebrities who I believe have contributed more than enough in wrestling to be inducted into the celebrity wing of the WWE Hall of Fame.
#5 The Insane Clown Posse
The Insane Clown Posse, Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope, are a controversial hip-hop duo, that gained a cult popularity in the 90's from their style of hardcore hip hop known as horrorcore, which spawned a dedicated following called Juggalos numbering in the "tens of thousands".
The ICP's career in wrestling started thanks to Rob Van Dam and Sabu, who were fans of them and knowing they were big wrestling fans, asked the duo to appear on ECW's second ever pay-per-view, Hardcore Heaven, in 1997. ICP would then open several ECW programs by performing songs and exciting the crowd. They then moved on up to the WWE in 1998 after being asked to provide the theme music for the stable, The Oddities, and would also become members for a little while, often performing them to the ring. ICP left WWE after claiming that WWE went back on their promise to promote the duos new album.
ICP made their way to WCW the following year, where they remained for almost a year, feuding with the likes of The Filthy Animals and 3 Count. They also set up their own promotion in 1999, Juggalo Championship Wrestling, which is still active today. The ICP also worked for TNA Wrestling in 2004, where they feuded with Jeff Jarrett and they also hosted, wrestled on and booked TNA's first ever hose show event in 2006.