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Mr T for WWE Hall of Fame

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Bob Saget, left, and Mr. T attend the Starlight Awards at the Skirball Cultural Centre on September 25, 2013, in Los Angeles. Photo: Jordan Strauss/Invision for Starlight Children's Foundation/AP

London - Mr T is to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

The actor and former wrestling star - best known for his mohawk haircut and collection of large gold chains - will join the likes of Paul Bearer, Lita, Ultimate Warrior, Carlos Colón and Jake 'The Snake' Roberts in the 2014 inductions.

Mr T became involved in wrestling in 1985 when he was Hulk Hogan's tag-team partner at the first ever WrestleMania event against Rowdy Roddy Piper & 'Mr Wonderful' Paul Orndoff, a match which Hogan and Mr T won.

Both Hogan and Mr T went on to star in Hollywood movie 'Rocky III' alongside Sylvester Stallone, following which Mr T took part in a special boxing match against 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper at WrestleMania II.

After getting a regular role as B.A. Baracus on iconic 80s TV show 'The A Team', Mr T - real name Laurence Tureaud - dropped back, but became WWE's Special Enforcer in 1987, working with Bobby Heenan and The Honky Tonk Man.

WWE boss Vince McMahon told TMZ.com: “His WWE appearances were instrumental in helping to establish WrestleMania as the pop-culture phenomenon it is today.”

Hogan will be host of this year's WrestleMania XXX and is favourite to induct Mr T.

The Hall of Fame ceremony will airs on April 5 on the WWE Network, the day before WrestleMania takes place in New Orleans. - Bang Showbiz

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