You may be surprised to hear the celebrity wing of the WWE Hall of Fame features some seriously crazy names. Sure, Steve Austin, Hulk Hogan, and The Rock are a few of the main staples fans think of when looking at the impactful names for WWE, but Vince McMahon’s known for enlisting the help of some of Hollywood’s biggest to help sell tickets for main events. And while some celebrity cameos floundered (See: Snooki at WrestleMania 27), others were so popular they were invited back multiple times, eventually becoming a mainstay in WWE fandom.
From Arnold Schwarzenegger to Mike Tyson and even Donald Trump and Drew Carey, this list ranks the greatest celebrities to ever be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. Whether they were inducted due to their skills on the mic, their athleticism in the ring, or both, these celebs made wrestling history and are regarded as some of the greatest performers to ever grace the squared circle. Who’s your favorite celebrity Hall of Famer?
Vote up your favorite celebrities who are in the WWE Hall of Fame, and vote down all the celebs you think aren't worthy of the honor.
WWE debut: January 19, 1998
Year inducted: 2012
How do you successfully transition a boxer with the reputation as the "baddest man on the planet" into the WWE world? Well, you start by having him feud with The Texas Rattlesnake. Stone Cold Steve Austin flipped off Mike Tyson to start the most successful shoving match in wrestling history. Tyson ended up counting the pinfall for Austin's WrestleMania 14 victory over Shawn Michaels as they made peace. WWE brought him back years later for a one-night reunion with D-Generation X.They a worthy Hall of Famer?
WWE debut: March 31, 1985
Year inducted: 2014
The boxing background and acting success of Mr. T made him a huge celebrity addition to the first WrestleMania, scoring a win when he teamed up with Hulk Hogan in the main event. Mr. T returned on a few more occasions for singles matches with Roddy Piper and Bob Orton. The Hall of Fame induction of Mr. T featured him entertainingly shouting at his mother for an uncomfortably long time.They a worthy Hall of Famer?
WWE debut: August 11, 1999
Year inducted: 2015
The legendary actor made one of the most entertaining celebrity appearances for WWE. Arnold delivered a hilarious backhanded slap to Triple H that got the better of The Game during an episode of SmackDown. WWE would bring him back with sponsorships from his Terminator movie along with a video game bonus appearance.They a worthy Hall of Famer?
WWE debut: March 29, 1998
Year inducted: 2004
MLB legend Pete Rose used his controversial reputation to deliver great WWE moments. Rose was met with a tombstone by Kane after trash talking Boston Red Sox fans at WrestleMania 14. The rivalry between Rose and Kane continued for years with Kane always getting the upper advantage even when Rose dressed like a chicken.They a worthy Hall of Famer?