The action star and former California governor will join the celebrity wing, which also includes Mike Tyson, Donald Trump, Drew Carey, Pete Rose and Bob Uecker.
Schwarzenegger will officially join the Hall of Fame www.ticketmaster.com” target=”_blank”>at a ceremony on March 28, at the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. “WrestleMania 31” takes place the next day at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.
A WWE fan, the actor has appeared at many of the company’s shows and events since the 1970s, and helped induct former WWE wrestler Bruno Sammartino into the Hall of Fame at Madison Square Garden in 2013.
Schwarzenegger also guest starred on the March 24, 2014, episode of “Monday Night Raw” to promote his film “Sabotage.”
WWE considered Schwarzenegger a perfect fit, given his decades-long health and fitness crusade. He’s a seven-time Mr. Olympia winner and founder of the Arnold Schwarzenegger Sports Festival, an annual sports weekend that hosts 200,000 attendees.
“We are honored to induct Arnold Schwarzenegger into the WWE Hall of Fame,” said WWE executive VP of talent, live events and creative Paul “Triple H” Levesque. “His larger-than-life on- and off-screen presence translated perfectly into the world of WWE, resulting in many memorable moments.”