According to a report from ESPN, former WWE superstar Ivory will be inducted into the Hall of Fame, class of 2018.
Ivory has had a storied career, and done many great things in the wrestling business. She is a former WWE women’s champion, a trainer on Tough Enough,” and one of the original members of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW) cast.
She was recently interviewed by ESPN, regarding her upcoming induction. Below are some highlights from the interview:
On entering the Hall of Fame:
“[This Hall of Fame recognition] means that it’s a full circle in your career, in your wrestling chapter,” Ivory said to espnW.com shortly after she heard the news. “It’s great bragging rights for your family that have seen you go through the eras and I also feel like it’s an awesome tribute to the women in wrestling as a whole.”
On females who enter professional wrestling:
“Women who decide to wrestle are a special type of women. We are tomboys, we are women that can hang in a locker room. I am just grateful that there are outlets for that,” she said. “It’s not about having a certain body type and looking picture perfect beautiful. It’s about having the drive and some kind of wacky attraction you have to the physicality, the test of learning how to wrestle and being to do it believably. It’s not easy theater to do. You can watch plenty of wrestling matches where the performers are not buying it. And it makes it boring for you to watch. There is a huge testament to the talent of the people who are engaging the fan or viewer.”
This is a very well-deserved honor. I have always been a fan of Ivory’s and thought that she was one of the most versatile performers in WWE. She could play both the luscious diva, as well as an uptight prude, and was very gifted in the ring in both capacities. Congratulations to Ivory on this wonderful accomplishment!
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