WWE issued an announcement today to congratulate WrestleMania 2 star Jim “Jimbo” Covert on his 2020 Pro Football Hall of Fame induction.
It was announced on Wednesday that the former nine-year Chicago Bears tackle will be inducted into the Hall of Fame’s Centennial Class, which will be formall enshrined into Hall on Saturday, August 8 at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio from 7-10:30pm. It will air on CBS.
Covert was a part of the big NFL vs. WWE Battle Royal at WrestleMania 2, which was won by WWE Hall of Famer Andre the Giant.
Below is WWE’s full announcement:
WrestleMania 2 star Jimbo Covert to be inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame
Jimbo Covert is joining an exclusive group as one of the few to grace both a WWE ring and the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The former Chicago Bears left tackle was elected to the Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020 on Wednesday.
Less than three months after winning Super Bowl XX, Covert joined several other players — including Hall of Famer and Bears teammate William “The Refrigerator” Perry — in the historic WWE vs. NFL Battle Royal at the Rosemont Horizon that was ultimately won by Andre the Giant.
Covert spent all of his nine-year career with Chicago and was a two-time first-team All-Pro.
— Pro Football Hall of Fame (@ProFootballHOF) January 15, 2020