The WWE Hall of Fame’s 2016 class already features a Godfather…now it has a Doggfather.
The first musical inductee into celebrity wing of WWE’s Hall of Fame, Snoop Dogg joins fellow non-controversial figures such as Kane’s favourite plaything Pete Rose, Arnold Schwarzenegger and….Donald Trump.
Snoop is one of the godfathers of modern rap, with smash albums including Doggystyle & The Doggfather, with Doggystyle selling almost 1 million albums in its first week of sale and going on to become platinum four times over. His albums have amassed over 35 million sales worldwide to this point.
Unfortunately he also holds the dubious distinction of having seventeen Grammy nominations without a win, the most of any artist.
What sets Snoop apart from his fellow inductees is how much he has actually been involved especially in the squared circle. Giving divas a chance is nothing new to Dogg; he acted as Master of Ceremonies for the first ever ‘Lumber-Jill’ match at WrestleMania XXIV, and in 2009 he was a Raw guest host, getting physically involved with Chavo Guerrero. More recently, he teamed up with Hulk Hogan to toss Curtis Axel over the top rope on the go-home Raw before last year’s WrestleMania.
As the cousin of maybe the best female wrestler in the company right now, Sasha Banks, we could see Snoop appear at ‘Mania in more than just his Hall of Fame capacity. Recently, Banks has hinted at him being the equaliser to wrestling legend Ric Flair, who will be in defending champion Charlotte’s corner.
Snoop Dogg has dominated the rap game for 20+ years now and never got that Grammy, but as a celebrity who’s never been afraid to get in the wrestling ring and mix it up with the superstars. For this, he rightfully deserves his place in the celebrity wing of the WWE Hall of Fame.