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Early Plans Call for DX to Headline WWE's 2014 Hall of Fame Class

Source: WWE.com
Source: WWE.com
Daniel Van BoomAnalyst IIDecember 26, 2016

As we've reported here at Bleacher Report, Chyna claims that she’ll end up in the WWE Hall of Fame in the near future.

She may not be wrong, as PWInsider (via wrestlinginc.com) reports that she could be a part of 2014's WWE Hall of Fame Class—alongside her former DX Comrades:

Chyna may have been telling the truth when she said she recently spoke to Vince McMahon about a possible Hall of Fame induction. DX may be inducted as a group at WrestleMania 30. The original plan was to headline this year's Hall of Fame with DX if they couldn't get a deal worked out with Bruno Sammartino.

That report is congruent with earlier rumors that DX would co-headline this year's class with Mick Foley.

It's unknown which members of the collective will be inducted. Triple H and Shawn Michaels are obvious choices, as are Billy Gunn and Road Dogg (and Chyna, apparently).

However, what about members like Tori and Rick Rude? Tori was an official member of the group, but her impact on professional wrestling is surely too meager to warrant an induction.

Rick Rude is far more accomplished and was an original member of Degeneration-X. However, he never actually represented the group as a wrestler and stayed outside the ring for most of his tenure with the faction.

Should DX be inducted into the Hall of Fame next year, Shawn Michaels will become the second person ever to be given two Hall of Fame rings.

The first was Ric Flair after he was inducted by himself and later as part of the Four Horsemen. 

Triple H, too, will eventually become a double HOF'er, as a solo induction is a sure thing once The Game decides to permanently trade in his trunks and boots for a suit and tie.  

Equally as significant is the fact that Chyna's achievements may end up being recognized. She’s had a tumultuous relationship with Vince and the WWE since her departure, including accusations of affairs, Twitter tirades and deals with TNA.

Despite that, Chyna accomplished a remarkable amount as a woman in the industry.

Perhaps most notably, she was the only female to ever win the Intercontinental championship (which she did a staggering three times) and the first woman to enter a Royal Rumble.

Should DX be inducted into the Hall of Fame? If so, which members? And when? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

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