Arnold Schwarzenegger to enter the WWE Hall of Fame
Few individuals in film, politics or athletics are as recognizable as Arnold Schwarzenegger, and he mastered all three. This weekend, World Wresting Entertainment, Inc. announced he will be recognized for his contributions to the world of sports-entertainment as a Celebrity Inductee in the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2015.
Schwarzenegger is a notable pro-wrestling fan, attending many WWE Monday Night RAW and Smackdown events since the 1970s. Famous of course for his action roles, in the 1980s, the ‘Austrian Oak’ befriended another future WWE Hall of Famer — Jesse ‘The Body’ Ventura — when the two starred together in both Predator and The Running Man. Their careers continued to run in parallel as each became United States Governors; Ventura of Minnesota and Schwarzenegger of WrestleMania 31’s home, California. Two years ago, the actor helped induct former WWE wrestler Bruno Sammartino into the Hall of Fame at Madison Square Garden, and most recently he guest-starred on Monday Night Raw just last spring, opposite WWE Hall of Fame resident Hulk Hogan.
“We are honored to induct Arnold Schwarzenegger into the WWE Hall of Fame,” said WWE Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative, Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque. “His larger-than-life on- and off-screen presence translated perfectly into the world of WWE, resulting in many memorable moments.”
The action star and former ‘Governator’ will be enshrined into the WWE Hall of Fame this Saturday, March 28, here in the state that he once so proudly led.