Kaufman died at 35 years old in 1984. He is best known for starring as Latka Gravas in the hit sitcom “Taxi” from 1978-1983. Kaufman entered the world of professional wrestling, when he declared himself the Inter-Gender Wrestling Champion of the World.
This angle famously led to a feud with fellow WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler in the Continental Wrestling Association in Memphis, TN. Their story included a 1982 appearance on the David Letterman show where Lawler slapped Kaufman.
It has not yet been decided who will induct Kaufman into the Hall of Fame.The induction ceremony is taking place after SmackDown in Los Angeles on Friday, March 31. The ceremony will stream live on Peacock/WWE Network.