Former WWE Star Addresses Hall Of Fame Class Of 2023 Possibility

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Former WWE Star Addresses Hall Of Fame Class Of 2023 Possibility WWE

A former WWE star and five-time Women’s Champion has opened up about the Hall of Fame taking place in her home town.

Melina was a fixture in the company from 2004 to 2011 and last competed in WWE during the 2022 Royal Rumble.

With WrestleMania 39 taking place in Los Angeles and the Hall of Fame ceremony also emanating from the California state, the LA native was asked about a possible induction.

Speaking at an Asylum Wrestling Store virtual signing, she said:

“I feel like if it doesn’t happen now, why at all anywhere else? Unless we go back to L.A…

“It’s kind of these things where it’s like, okay, I wanna see a Lisa Marie (Varon), I wanna see Chyna get her spot as a singles person in there, like a singles spot in there without being attached to somebody else. I wanna see Jazz in there.

“There’s so many people in my mind that should come before me. To me, there’s an order and you gotta pay respects to the past and I respect them so at the same time, as I feel that way and there’s also a part of me that, if it’s not in L.A., then it’s this feeling that I’m never gonna be in the Hall of Fame unless I die type of deal.

“That’s like 30 years from now or something like that (she laughed).”

On the subject of Chyna, who was posthumously inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as a member of D-Generation X in 2019 though still not as a wrestler in her own right, she would say:

“That’s the way I feel like because you know, it’s a shame it took so long to even acknowledge Chyna after she passed and these are the things with politics and everything and points being proven and people being popular in the moments and whatnot and I feel like I did do so much for wrestling in a sense of personality, character, entrances.”

Continuing on the theme of her own legacy in wrestling, she added:

“People are doing my moves, men and women type of deal. I actually made history and opened doors for Hispanics and other ethnicities where people didn’t think that it would ever happen.

“I am glad that I got to put a little bit of what I did. It made history. Whether it gets acknowledged or not, I know it, I see it and maybe 20 years from now, if they make a movie about me in wrestling, it would be seen and acknowledged and I’ll never notice.

“I will do what I do, I will do what I love, I will do what I believe in whether I get acknowledgment or not. It doesn’t matter.

“This is from the heart, so I’m gonna keep doing my thing whether it’s acknowledged (or not). I don’t need it but, I just want people to know that if it happens, it happens. If it doesn’t, it doesn’t.

“I’m here to say I love you to each and every one of you guys and thank you for seeing what I contributed and it’s not even a pat on the back, it’s not for the pat on the back.

“If you guys love and appreciated the character, you know, got motivated, inspired or just entertained, I’m glad I got to do that for you guys and if it stays in your heart, I love you for that.”

Melina would conclude by touching on the subject of who should induct her, stating:

“That’s a serious question about the Hall of Fame; who I want to induct me. I have an idea but at the same time, it’s like, I wanna know what my options are.

“Would family members be able to do it? Would friends outside of wrestling? Or does it have to be friends inside of wrestling?…

“You never know. A current person? I gotta weigh all the options. What they allow me to do… The moment, it depends on the moment of who they allow me to present.”

During her time in WWE, Melina held the WWE Divas Championship twice and the WWE Women’s Championship on three occasions.

Transcript from Post Wrestling.

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