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Mr. T

To Be Inducted Into WWE Hall of Fame, Fool

3/17/2014 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Mr. T pities anybody who isn't in the WWE Hall of Fame ... because after playing a pivotal role in launching WrestleMania 30 years ago -- the 80s star is finally getting his due.

Vince McMahon says ... T will be this year's celebrity inductee into the Hall of Fame, telling TMZ,  "His WWE appearances were instrumental in helping to establish WrestleMania as the pop-culture phenomenon it is today."

Mr. T famously said he turned the WWE down for a H.O.F. spot in 2009 ...  but now the two sides have buried the hatchet -- and the "A-Team" star will take his rightful place in the celebrity wing.

If you're too young to remember -- Hulk Hogan and T teamed up at the inaugural event ... he also took part in a special boxing match at WrestleMania II against Roddy Piper.

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The Hall of Fame ceremony airs on April 5 ... and will air in its entirety on the WWE Network.

No word on who's inducting T.

With Hogan recently returning to the company though -- we're guessing he's a lock, brother.

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1.

OhWell    

He's Still Alive?

164 days ago
2.

Champagne Jayne    

I pity the fool..

164 days ago
3.

Carl    

Good for him, but he really wasn't in the WWF for long and didn't do all that much. Really, his participation in Wrestlemania 1 is the only possible thing to justify this. Of course, unlike the other hall of fames, all that is required to get in this one is Vince McMahon deciding it is good PR to include him.

164 days ago
4.

Canadasux    

Good for Mr. T! Congrats!

164 days ago
5.

spock    

Mr T best villain in any Rocky movies

164 days ago
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Mysic_beats2013    

That's what's up I would love to see him and hulk hogan team up one more time for WWE

164 days ago
7.

Dead@27    

I'd vote for Chris Benoit.

164 days ago
8.

Waka Waka Waka    

Just saw Rocky last night.. CLASSIC... well deserved Mr.T...Congrats

164 days ago
9.

Rhubino    

He and The Rock are my two favs. They both knew not to take themselves so seriously and have had fun with their careers.

164 days ago
10.

Jordan    

WWE Hall of the Fake Fame. There is No real Hall of Fame to Visit. So What Hall Of Fame are You Actually Inducted to?

164 days ago
11.

haji727    

Looks like he's been bleaching his skin.

164 days ago
12.

The Zombie    

He declined the invitation in '09 because he didn't agree with the more risque subject matter that WWE was airing at the time. Now we're in the PG era, and he's ok with the content... That's why Bruno Sammartino came in and Sting is coming back.

164 days ago
13.

nof    

Fresh outta film school/wet behind the ears?

"T" had me thrown out of Gold's Gym in Venice.

Episode of the-A-Team - being shot -

Usually when you walk in/walk around like you belong

No one bothers you.

But my presence bothered "T" that day -

Made me feel good.

164 days ago
14.

Jayjay    

The SNL skit with him, Hulk Hogan and Billy Crystal epic! It is hard to find, but one of my top five favorites forsure.

164 days ago
15.

Clytemnestra    

I think it is a safe bet that Mr. T is receiving enough money this time around. To "humbly" accept induction versus whatever they offered him in 2009. Mr. T does not allow his name to be used to promote something without money being exchanged. Yes?

164 days ago
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