WWE Hall of Fame: 10 Women Who Deserve to Be Inducted into the Hall of Fame
The recent announcement that Trish Stratus will be inducted into this year's WWE Hall of Fame is great news both for fans of the WWE Diva and for fans of women's wrestling—especially considering the fact that only five women before Stratus have been inducted.
Stratus' induction proves that there is space for women in what seems to be the WWE's boys-only exclusive Hall of Fame. In addition to Trish Stratus there are many women who should be part of the WWE's Hall of Fame.
Here is a list of 10 women who deserve to be part of the WWE's Hall of Fame.
A second-generation competitor, Luna Vachon was never a typical Diva. A predecessor to Beth Phoenix and Chyna, Vachon's muscular appearance set her apart from the rest of the locker room.
A champion for multiple promotions, Vachon never captured a title in the WWE; however, her influences are clear and her impact undeniable.
Known as the "Barefoot Contessa" and the "acrobatic blonde with the educated flying feet," Judy Grable was one of the first high-flying females in the world of professional wrestling.
Despite never wrestling for the WWE, Grable's contributions to the world of sports entertainment are undeniable.
Already a member of the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum (Class of 2011), the two-time Southern Women's Champion would be a perfect fit for the WWE's Hall of Fame.
Perhaps one of the most controversial women in WWE history, Alundra Blayze was inadvertently for the beginning of the WWE's Attitude Era following heavy competition with rival promotion WCW.
Released from her contract while still WWE Women's Champion, Blayze showed up on WCW television and threw the Women's Title in the trash.
The act would be one of the reasons why Vince McMahon would go on to screw Bret Hart in Montreal.
Given the WWE's new relationship with Hart, perhaps the bonds that were fractured by Blayze can now be mended.
With the WWE's Hall of Fame recent addition of a "celebrity" wing, what better women to join the ranks of Drew Carey and Mike Tyson than Cyndi Lauper?
A key member of the '80s so-called "Rock 'n' Wrestling Connection," Lauper was instrumental in bringing professional wrestling to the mainstream.
One of the only women to hold the WWE Cruiserweight Championship, Jacqueline was a valuable asset to the WWE during her time with the promotion.
Ranked No. 17 in Pro Wrestling Illustrated PWI Top 50 Females in 2008, Jacqueline still continues to be a influential woman in sports entertainment.
Recently released from her TNA contract, Jacqueline could be making her way to the WWE. What better way to do so than with an induction to the WWE's Hall of Fame?
The "Billion Dollar Princess," Stephanie McMahon had no business being in a WWE ring, and yet her presence served as a catalyst to one of the most memorable eras of WWE history.
Named Pro Wrestling Illustrated Woman of the Year in 2000, the one-time WWE Women's Champion still plays an important part in the WWE. Now the WWE's Executive Vice President of Creative, McMahon is responsible for the creative process of the WWE's television and pay-per-view events.
Unfortunately her deep connection to the WWE may be what ultimately prevents her from ever joining the WWE's Hall of Fame.
Since her departure from the WWE in 2001, Chyna's relationship with the WWE has only deteriorated.
Despite being a two-time WWE Intercontinental Champion and a one-time Women's Champion, Chyna's latest career move—as an adult entertainer—may limit her from ever being part of the new family-oriented WWE.
Truly an innovator and breaker of boundaries, Chyna's recent decision is an unfortunate turn of events for the once queen of the ring.
Perhaps one of the most underrated women's wrestlers in WWE history, Bull Nakano (real-name Keiko Nakano) set the world of women's professional wrestling on fire during her 1994 feud with Alundra Blaze.
Nakano would go on to hold the WWE Women's Championship for nearly five months.
Bull Nakano's abilities would go on to be displayed all over the world as the Japanese native earned titles not only in Japan and the U.S., but Mexico as well.
An inductee of the All Japan Women's Hall of Fame (Class of 1998) and the Wrestling Observer Newsletter's Hall of Fame (Class of 2001), Bull Nakano and her iconic look should one day be part of the WWE's Hall of Fame.
Amy Dumas, best known for under the ring-name, Lita, was one of the top female performers in the WWE during the company's Attitude Era.
Dumas' work alongside the Hardy brothers allowed her to become one of the first women in the WWE to perform highly acrobatic wrestling moves.
Lita was not the typical WWE Diva. She stood out in a league of her own and managed to remain sexy while being acknowledged as a skilled in-ring performer.
Without Lita, the WWE's newest member of the WWE Hall of Fame Trish Stratus might not have enjoyed the success and fame she eventually had. Together these two women created some truly memorable moments.
Despite not being an official in-ring performer, Miss Elizabeth fully deserves the title of "The First Lady of Wrestling."
Miss Elizabeth's career alongside Randy "Macho Man" Savage allowed her to become the key female figure in professional wrestling during the '80s. Her Slammy Award for Woman of the Year in 1987 represents only a fraction of the honors that should be bestowed upon her.
Elizabeth's on-screen marriage to Macho Man remains to this day one of the most iconic moments in professional wrestling history—one that is often tried to be imitated but never surpassed.
For these and many other reasons, Miss Elizabeth deserves to be inducted into the WWE's Hall of Fame, with or without Randy Savage.