Andy Kaufman is set to be inducted into the 2023 WWE Class Hall of Fame, TheWrap has learned.
Currently, the 2023 WWE Hall of Fame inductees are Great Muta and Rey Mysterio. Joining them will be an entertainer and comedian who died of lung cancer in 1984.
Though she often referred to herself as an “anti-comedian,” Kaufman’s fame began in small comedy clubs and he eventually worked his way up to filming Saturday Night Live.
In addition to becoming known for his outrageous stunts, he made his own stay in the professional wrestling arena when he called himself an intergender wrestling champion because he wrestled women by offering them $1,000 if they could pin him down.
His antics led him to a long-standing feud with legendary professional wrestler Jerry “King Lawler” in 1982. Lawler’s disdain for Kaufman took physical form when he punched Kaufman in the face on “Late Night with David Letterman” in July of that year.
Despite his controversial views, Kaufman has become recognized as one of the greatest comedians. He is also best known for his role as Latka on the 70s sitcom Taxi. His life story was portrayed by Jim Carrey in the 1999 film Man in the Moon.
The WWE Hall of Fame ceremony will be streamed on Peacock on March 31 at 7:30 pm PT.