Trish Stratus' fans want Lita to induct her into the WWE Hall of Fame and the former women's champ is apparently down with that idea.
On April 6 at Madison Square Garden, Stratus will join Bruno Sammartino, Booker T, Donald Trump, Bob Backlund and Mick Foley in the most loaded class the WWE Hall of Fame has ever seen.
Stratus said in an interview with Ministry of Slam Radio (via wrestlinginc.com) "I put a poll on my website, asking who would my fans like to see induct me into the Hall of Fame. Lita won with a landslide, I would say, I can't disagree with that sentiment."
Her fans made an excellent choice. Lita, like Stratus, is one of WWE's most successful and popular female performers. Both women went far beyond being eye candy, showing the world the thrilling potential of women's wrestling.
This would be like Larry Bird inducting Magic Johnson or vice versa.
The woman Slam! Sports called, "the best female pro wrestler of all time" deserves a big name for her induction ceremony. The collective shadows of Sammartino, Foley, Booker T and Backlund will be mighty big, but WWE should do everything it can to make Stratus' moment special.
The excitement that bringing in Lita would provide helps in that department.
WWE might be tempted to have a current Diva do the inducting, but the only WWE woman on Stratus' level right now is Lita. Champion inducting champion, innovator inducting innovator, is the right way to go.
Were Fabulous Moolah alive today, there would be a debate about her doing the honors. As it stands, the folks that select the inductors at the Hall of Fame ceremony the night before WrestleMania have a no-brainer on their hands.
Lita is the clear choice here.
Years from now, perhaps even next year, Lita will undoubtedly join Stratus in the Hall of Fame. Perhaps Stratus can return the favor.