WWE Hall of Famer Mr. T recently appeared on Ring Rust Radio to talk about WWE and more. Here are the highlights.
On being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame:
They wanted me in for a number of years, but I wouldn’t be a part of it because it bothered me that they put Pete Rose in the Hall of Fame. He can’t even get in the baseball Hall of Fame and he isn’t a wrestler. That’s just me clowning about Pete Rose. I was honored they gave me the opportunity to really tell people more about the man behind the character of Mr. T. That’s why I wanted to talk about my mother and give her credit for what she is. She made me everything I am, and I wanted the kids to see that. That was the greatest part of it for me. Coming back and seeing the old wrestlers and the new fans was really heartwarming for me.
On Hulk Hogan’s racist comments:
I don’t have a problem with Hulk Hogan. People say things and do things, and who am I to judge? I am a Christian, and the bible teaches me to forgive. So what am I going to say? The man did something wrong. The whole operation with how it happened was bad with him being filmed and everything. I’m mad at his buddy. Hulk loved the guy, and he betrayed him, but that is life. Judas betrayed Jesus. Lady Red betrayed John Dillinger. Those things happen. If Hulk Hogan called me, I would talk to him. I wouldn’t cut him off for what he did. I haven’t lost any respect for him. Everybody has done something that we wish we didn’t say or do and wish we could take it back. He is still cool with me.
Mr. T also talked about WrestleMania 1 and if he would like to appear on WWE TV again. You can listen to the interview here: