Mike Tyson is officially a member of the 2012 WWE Hall of Fame
The previously undisputed heavyweight champion, known as Mike Tyson and the boxer who bit Evander Holyfield ears in 1997, has joined the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2012.
The official announcement was made in Kansas City, Missouri last night during WWE Monday Night RAW.
While Tyson, 45, supported himself as a legendary boxier, he has always had a place in his heart for pro wrestling; over the years, he has even been involved in numerous wrestling events that were mostly with the WWE.
Tyson’s most memorable contribution was in 1998, when he made his first wrestling appearance at the Royal Rumble expressing how much, he loved the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).
The following night on Monday Night RAW, professional wrestling promoter Vince McMahon announced that Mike would be the special enforcer in the WrestleMania XIV during the WWF Championship match between Stone Cold Steve Austin and Shawn Michaels. Austin, less than pleased, chose to take the opportunity to jump into the undisputed heavyweight champion’s face and flip him off, which lead to a legendary fight.
During the fight, Tyson turned his back on Shawn Michaels and his DeGeneration X cohorts and made Stone Cold first WWF Championship.