Kid Rock is headed to the WWE Hall of Fame.
This year's WWE Hall of Fame class has its newest member in musician Kid Rock. Billboard announced the induction today after first being reported by Brad Shepard in December 2017 and interviewed the 47 year-old southern rock, country, and rap star. Kid Rock said he has been a WWE fan since childhood and looks at his induction as an honor.
“Every time I go to a WWE event I always have a good time; there is nothing like it and no better fans in the world," said Kid Rock. “The Hall of Fame ceremony will be a fun night and it will be great to see everyone again. I have so much respect for what those guys and girls do. I’m grateful to WWE for letting me be a part of Wrestlemania weekend,” he continued.
Kid Rock has performed at Wrestlemania 25, Tribute to the Troops in 2012, and produced songs for pay-per-views including Survivor Series 2017. The following is an excerpt from the official WWE announcement touting Kid Rock's contribution to WWE over the years.
His in-your-face style in the studio and on stage has made Kid Rock a big contributor to the soundtrack of the WWE Universe. Several of his songs have been the official themes for WWE pay-per-view events, including “Cocky” and the worldwide hit, “All Summer Long.” Kid Rock’s music has also been entrance music for a select few Superstars. The Undertaker used the 2000 single “American Bad Ass” as he thundered to the ring on his motorcycle, while Kid Rock’s cover of ZZ Top’s hit “Legs” blared through arenas around the world as Stacy Keibler made her way to the squared circle. He’s even brought his incomparable live show to WWE on several occasions, including a May 2000 edition of Monday Night Raw, a stellar performance at the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania, and a show for America’s armed forces during the 2012 edition of WWE’s most patriotic night of the year, Tribute to the Troops.
The WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony will stream live on WWE Network on April 6th which is two days before Wrestlemania 34. Kid Rock joins Hillbilly Jim, Ivory, Goldberg, Jeff Jarrett, The Dudley Boys, and Warrior Award recipient Jarrius Robertson as the 2018 class of inductees.