The rapper will be the ninth celebrity enshrined in the WWE Hall of Fame, per WWE.com:
|WWE Hall of Fame Celebrity Wing|
|William "The Refrigerator" Perry||2006|
Snoop Dogg is an avowed wrestling fan, and he has made sporadic appearances on WWE programs over the years. This time last year, he and Bill Simmons showed up for the go-home Raw before WrestleMania 31. Snoop also guest-hosted an episode of Raw in 2009, when the company was rotating in various celebrities on a weekly basis:
Snoop has a unique connection to WWE. He is a cousin of former NXT Women's champion and current Diva Sasha Banks:
In an interview with Rolling Stone's Kenny Herzog, Banks seemed to hint Snoop could have a role in her entrance at WrestleMania 32 on Sunday:
Maybe you should watch WrestleMania and you might see it, you never know! I don't need someone to walk me to the ring every week and hold my hand like Charlotte does, but Snoop can make an appearance once in a while. Some people need their daddy to hold their hand and walk them down to the ring, which is fine. Some people need fire to have an entrance, which is OK. But I'm a Boss. I don't need that stuff.
WWE has never included more than one celebrity in a single class, so it's doubtful it will add anyone else to that wing of the Hall of Fame in 2016. Judging by a leaked copy of this year's WrestleMania magazine (via Raj Giri of Wrestling Inc.), Stan Hansen will be the last wrestler added to the class as well.
Also, John Cena announced Monday on Today (via WWE.com) that Joan Lunden will be the recipient of the second Warrior Award, which was seemingly the only box WWE had yet to check for this year's class.