Whether you are a current fan of today’s WWE or used to hyper-Stan out during their Illmatic-esque “Attitude Era,” they wouldn’t come as a surprise. However, if you don’t watch wrestling this announcement may gauge some confusion. So, allow me to explain things.
On Sunday, April 3rd, the long-running entertainment company will throw its mega-event Wrestlemania 32 at the AT&T Stadium in Dallas, TX. Prior to that, the company will host its annual Hall Of Fame ceremony Saturday night, April 2nd. the Hall Of Fame is highlighted by such performers as Stone Cold Steve Austin, André the Giant, Ric Flair, Eddie Guerrero, Shawn Michaels, and — most memorably — The Ultimate Warrior, who passed three days after his induction (and a day after his final television appearance) in 2014.
The HOF is not limited to only wrestlers, as the likes of Mike Tyson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Pete Rose and — for whatever reason — Donald Trump have also been inducted. Now, Snoop Dogg will be the first musician to be inducted into the House of McMahon’s hallowed halls, having been the Master of Ceremonies for WrestleMania XXIV in Orlando, and appearing on various shows throughout the years. The most prevalent reason why Snoop is going in, however, is family: his cousin, Sasha Banks, is one of today’s top women competitors and is a highly popular Diva with the company. Wale even made a song about her, “Legit Boss,” in 2015.
Snoop will join the likes of wrestlers Sting, Big Boss Man, The Godfather, The Fabulous Freebirds, Jacqueline, Stan Hansen, and award-winning journalist Joan Lunden.