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By Mike Johnson on 2018-03-12 12:52:00


WWE revealed today that musical star Kid Rock, who has appeared on WWE programming a number of times in the past, will be the celebrity inductee into the 2018 WWE Hall of Fame in New Orleans on 4/6. 

Rock, who grew up a pro wrestling fan, has seen his music has been used as theme songs for WWE events over the years.  His song Celebrate was used for Wrestlemania 33, while this year's advertising campaign for Wrestlemania 34 has featured Rock's single New Orleans.

The news of Rock's induction was released via an article by Billboard Magazine.  In the piece, Rock referred to the induction as a "real honor."

The singer has had an impressive musical career lasting over 20 years.  He and his band have performed on Monday Night Raw, for WWE's Tribute to the Troops in 2012 and at Wrestlemania 25.  His music was used on ECW on TNN back in the late 1990s, but for most WWE fans, his song Lonely Road of Faith was the backdrop for one of the best wrestling music videos of all time, basically narrating the story of WWE's entire history during the Attitude Era's "Desire" marketing campaign: 

Joe C., who was part of Rock's band from 1994 until his passing in 2000 was a massive professional wrestling fan and a regular presence backstage for many promotions and appeared in a Raw angle with Edge and Christian following a Kid Rock performance on Raw in May 2000.

Previous inductees into the "celebrity wing" of the WWE Hall of Fame include Pete Rose, Mr. T, Snoop Dogg, William "The Refrigerator" Perry, Mike Tyson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bob Uecker and Drew Carey.  

Also being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2018 are Bill Goldberg, Bubba Ray and D-Von Dudley, Ivory, Hillbilly Jim, Jeff Jarrett and the 2018 Warrior Award winner, Jarius "JJ" Robertson.

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