Kid Rock (real name Robert Ritchie), will be this year's celebrity induction into the WWE Hall of Fame class, the company officially announced on Monday Morning:
Kid rock joins a star-studded group of inductees that also includes Goldberg, The Dudley Boyz, Ivory, Hillbilly Jim and Jeff Jarrett. With his many contributions to the wrestling business, Kid Rock's induction is quite deserving.
Besides creating theme songs for Stacy Keibler and The Undertaker (his American Bad Ass theme), Kid Rock has done a handful of performances for WWE - most notably at WrestleMania XXV in Houston.
The other members of the celebrity wing in the WWE Hall of Fame are: U.S. President Donald Trump, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Drew Carey, Snoop Dog, Mike Tyson, Mr. T, Bob Uecker, Pete Rose and William 'The Refrigerator' Perry.
Rose was the first celebrity wing Hall of Fame inductee back in 2004. His contributions to the industry included appearances at three WrestleMania events. There was at least one celebrity inducted into the Hall of Fame every year between 2010 and '16, but there weren't any in 2017.
Kid Rock has had a successful singing career that's spanned over 20 years. The hip hop/rock/country artist broke out in the '90s, following his release of the Grits Sandwiches for Breakfast album. Released in 1990, the album quickly sold over 1,000 copies. He was married to former Playboy model Pamela Anderson, but they divorced after just a year.
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This year's Hall of Fame class will go down as one of the greatest in recent memory. Goldberg was the face of WCW during the late '90s, and enjoyed some brief success in the WWE - even defeating Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series 2016. The Dudley Boyz are widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential tag teams of all-time, and their induction was long overdue.
Now, one of America's most accomplished singers gets to enjoy immortality in the Hall of Fame.