The WWE has announced that Kid Rock will be inducted into the celebrity wing of their Hall of Fame.
The 47-year-old rockstar has contributed music to WWE events in the past, most notably WrestleMania 25 in 2009 and Tribute to the Troops in 2012.
First reported by Billboard, Kid Rock said the following on his upcoming induction:
“Every time I got to a WWE event I always have a good time; there is nothing like it and no better fans in the world.
“The Hall of Fame ceremony will be a fun night and it will be great to see everyone again. I have so much respect what those guys and girls do. I’m grateful to WWE for letting me be apart of WrestleMania weekend.”
Kid Rock has provided theme songs for superstars in the past, most notably the Undertaker’s ‘American Bad Ass’ theme in 2000, and covering ZZ Top’s ‘Legs’ for Stacey Kiebler.
WWE Executive Paul Levesque (Triple H), tweeted out his support of the decision:
“Kid Rock has lent his signature sound to many WWE events over the years.
“His support for our Superstars, events and commitment to our troopers has been unwavering. For that and more, welcome to the celebrity wing.”
His induction has baffled some fans of the sport, as long-time WWE composer Jim Johnston continues to be snubbed.
However, it has led to speculation regarding the Undertaker, and which reincarnation fans will see of him at WrestleMania.
On the latest episode of Monday Night RAW, John Cena called out the Deadman and humanised him more than anyone has done this decade. Prompting speculation that ‘Biker Taker’ could be making a return in New Orleans.
That version of the iconic wrestler surfaced in 2000 at the height of the Attitude Era, and proved popular with the fans, riding a chopper down the ramp, wearing a bandana and sunglasses.
The fans haven’t seen ‘Big Evil’ in over 15 years, but with Kid Rock being present at the show, it could potentially lead into a live performance of the iconic theme.