The WWE Hall of Fame came a-callin’ for Mr. T wanting to place him in their illustrious hall, but he wanted no part in the “honor.”
“WWE asked me to be in the Hall of Fame and I turned it down. You know why? They put Pete Rose in the wrestling Hall of Fame. This guy can’t even get into his own Hall of Fame. After they put Rose in they came and asked me and I said ‘You don’t insult me! You don’t put Pete Rose in the Hall of Fame before me!’ I ain’t going to be a part of that. They put him in and he only did one WrestleMania, and he didn’t even wrestle.”
Mr. T started his wrestling career in 1985 as Hulk Hogan’s tag-team partner at the first WrestleMania. Later he became a special “WWF boxer” because of his character Clubber Lang from Rocky III. He boxed in several other wrestling matches and in 1987 served as a special referee enforcer. In 1994 Mr. T returned as a special referee for a Hulk Hogan-Ric Flair match, the last time he got in the ring as a wrestler was for an episode of WWF Raw in 2001.