The celebrity wing of The WWE Hall Of Fame features some very famous names, but very few of them are synonymous with the world of wrestling. Each year the company inducts a new celebrity, and each year fans are reminded that the barrier for entry is rather low. There a couple of no-brainer inclusions like Mike Tyson, who played a role in “Stone Cold” Steve Austin’s slingshot to megastardom, and Mr. T, who actually wrestled in the main event of the first ever WrestleMania. And then there are some baffling inclusions like Drew Carey and Ozzy Osbourne. The baffling inclusions might not be so baffling if WWE has exhausted it’s “Celebrities With Literally Any Connection To Wrestling No Matter How Tenuous” list, but they haven’t. In fact, there are a few celebrities with strong, non-tenuous connections to WWE that have yet to be inducted. Arguably the most glaring celerity omission is the iconic Cyndi Lauper.
Lauper was pivotal to the success of the first ever WrestleMania, and helped WWE go mainstream by including wrestlers like Lou Albano.