In news that was first reported by ESPN, Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Road Dogg, Billy Gunn, X-Pac and the late Chyna will be going into the WWE Hall Of Fame under the D-Generation X banner.
Michaels joins ‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair as a two-time HOF inductee.
During that original ESPN piece, Triple H is quoted as saying: “I think it’s the most meaningful for us all to go in together and to be recognized together. Because I think both groups were [just] as impactful.
“Look, people believe what they want to believe. When I said a few years ago on the Austin podcast, or show, or whatever you want to call it, there’s complexities around it. But absolutely, definitely deserves to be in there. It’d be tough to pick a female that was more impactful on the business. She did something that was completely so out of left field that it wasn’t even being considered when we first brought it up for her to come in. It wasn’t even a consideration… it wasn’t an easy thing, and against all odds she did all of that. She earned everybody’s trust. She won over the fans. She won over the boys. She did all of it. From that standpoint, absolutely 100 percent deserves to be in the Hall of Fame, and should probably be more than once — as a group, but individually as well. There’s more complexity to that than meets the eye, but here we are. I’m just happy that it’s here. I’m happy for her family, the people that she was close to, that hopefully this is super meaningful to them. I know it would be to her. It’s a great thing — very deserving.”
The WWE Hall Of Fame ceremony will take place on Saturday, April 6, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Tickets for the ceremony will be available starting Friday, Feb. 22, at 12 p.m. ET.