Steve ‘Mongo’ McMichael will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, a source confirmed to NBC Sports.
McMichael’s was a member of the 1985 Chicago Bears, who went 15-1 during the regular season and defeated the Patriots at Super Bowl XX.
He was a two-time First-Team All-Pro, two-time Second-Team All-Pro and two-time Pro Bowler. McMichael led the defense with 11.5 sacks in 1988.
After the end of his NFL career, he appeared at ringside in the WWF for Lawrence Taylor at WrestleMania XI on April 2, 1995, in Hartford, Connecticut.
During the March 20 episode of Monday Night Raw, McMichael provided guest commentary with Vince McMahon and would later brawl with Kama Mustafa, one of Bigelow’s comrades.
In 1995, McMichael was hired by World Championship Wrestling making his debut on 4th September 1995.
McMichael would root for the popular wrestlers during matches, would bicker with Bobby Heenan on a regular basis, and brought his dog Pepe with him to the broadcast booth.
He made his final appearance on the 8th February 1999 episode of Nitro.
In April 2021, McMichael announced that he was diagnosed with ALS. In the announcement, he also confirmed that he would be retiring from making public appearances going forward.