WWE Hall of Fame: Name of the Person Inducting Trish Stratus Revealed?

Erik BeastonFeatured ColumnistApril 1, 2013

Photo Credit: WWE.com
Photo Credit: WWE.com

During Monday night's Raw, a Twitter discussion between 2013 Hall of Fame inductee Trish Stratus and head of WWE's creative department, Stephanie McMahon, may have revealed who will be inducting the seven-time Women's Champion into the Hall this coming Saturday night.


“@trishstratuscom: Yes!!!It would be my pleasure to induct one of the greatest Divas of all time in to the #WWEHOF #overwhelmed #honored

— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) April 2, 2013


The revelation puts to rest the rumors that it would be long-time rival Lita that would induct Trish.

In her first year with WWE, Trish Stratus and Stephanie McMahon had a very entertaining feud over Trish's relationship with Vince McMahon, a relationship that was at the root of the issues in Vince's marriage with wife Linda.

At No Way Out in 2001, Trish and Stephanie had a very intense match that, in many ways, exceeded expectations. With neither woman experienced in the ring, they provided fans with an entertaining match befitting of the stellar story that lead up to it. Stephanie would win the match, thanks to interference from William Regal, but it was clear that Trish would have a very successful career between the ropes if she worked hard and continued to improve.

There will be some fans devastated that Stephanie, and not Lita, will do the honors for Trish, but the move more than makes sense. Stephanie is, undoubtedly, the most successful woman in today's WWE. There is no woman with more power in the company and during her days on WWE television she was the dominant female.

In the years following her exit as a full-time on-screen talent, Trish Stratus became the female face of WWE. She dominated the Divas roster en route to seven title reigns, the last coming in her retirement match way back in September of 2006.

Now, on the biggest night of her career, Trish will look to the very woman who once attempted to drive her from WWE some 12 years ago to present her as she joins the greatest professional wrestlers of all-time.

Trish last appeared in the ring at Wrestlemania 27, teaming with Jersey Shore's Snooki and John Morrison to defeat LayCool and Dolph Ziggler.

The greatest female performer of the modern era, Trish will take her place among the all-time great sports-entertainment stars during the WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Saturday night in New York City's Madison Square Garden.