I figured once they put in
Bon Jovi that opened the door for all of those '80s pop metal bands. I wouldn't be shocked if Motley Crue gets inducted in the next few years. They'll tear the house down with an all-star rendition of "Girls, Girls, Girls."
Although I did see the lead guitarist of the Leppard as the opener of a G3 dealie last year with Petrucci and Satriani, and he wasn't bad at that.