Chyna was also a game changer for wrestling with her role as a valet for Triple H and her role in Degeneration X. She is, without a doubt, one of the most important female competitors in WWE history, yet she is openly being denied induction into the WWE Hall of Fame.
The popular opinion is that she’s the only option, and it’s unfair to keep her out because of her history in this business. However, Triple H appeared on the “Stone Cold Podcast” some time ago. The Game addressed that opinion and gave his own from a business perspective:
Well, it is a little bit like a double-sided sword. It’s not just as easy as, “Should this person go into the Hall of Fame?” She completely, 100% transcended the business. Changed the business. Paradigm shifter of the business. Did what no woman ever did before, and was awesome at it, and a phenomenal talent. All the other stuff that happened happened — and I don’t need to get into any of the other stuff — but there’s no beef on this side with anything, and I mean that 100%.
From a career standpoint, should she be in the Hall of Fame? Absolutely. It’s a bit difficult, though, and this is the flipside of the coin — and this is the side nobody looks at — I’ve got an eight-year-old kid, and my eight-year-old kid sees Hall of Fame, and my eight-year-old kid goes on the Internet to look at Chyna. What comes up? And I’m not criticizing anybody. I’m not criticizing lifestyle choices. Everybody has their reasons. I don’t know what they were. I don’t care to know. It’s not a morality thing or anything else. It is just the fact of what it is. That’s a difficult choice.
Triple H has a point on that matter because no one has considered that he’s personally going to have to put his stamp on her induction into the Hall of Fame.
He’s not denying her accomplishments, but who is going to be the number one choice to induct her into WWE history. That’s right, it’ll be Triple H. The COO of the company. Chyna will also have an open microphone.
That’s a huge statement to make when the company has severed all ties to Hulk Hogan because he said some racial slurs years ago. It’s just a lot of dirty laundry to bring to an evening that is about honoring the past superstars of the industry. Also, how would you feel about it in Stephanie McMahon’s shoes?
Without question, she deserves the honor based solely on her accomplishments in wrestling, and she will always be considered a pioneer. But we’re quickly learning that the WWE Hall of Fame isn’t the ultimate who’s who club.
It’s a presentation of what WWE represents and how they’ve built their empire. For now, it seems very unlikely that Chyna will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. Luckily, there are other options until the time is right for Chyna to take her place in history and end her wrestling career on a good final note.