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News broke yesterday morning that has divided many a wrestling fan.
The infamous collective group De-Generation X will be inducted into the Hall of Fame of 2019.
And what’s divisive about this choice is one of its former members, the Ninth Wonder of the World, Chyna.
WWE have always prided itself in being sports entertainment for all members of the family, so fans are up in arms about the choice to include her with other groups members such as X Pac, Billy Gun, Road dog, Shawn Michaels and Triple H, following her departure from WWE years earlier to go into the adult film business.
While many fans are defending the Superstar, others feel it simply sends the wrong message about what is accepted, and are WWE deviating from what sells. After all, it seems bad business to include someone who doesn’t represent the current ‘clean cut PG era’ that they are so adept at portraying.
It’s taken a long time for the WWE to make a choice on Chyna, whose induction has been called for ever since she left WWE in 2002, though the call for her inclusion has grown dramatically since her tragic death in 2016.
The decision to induct Chyna, even as part of D-Generation X, marks a severe change in attitude from WWE, and is further evidence of WWE’s changing attitude towards the women’s division, as one of the most influential female wrestlers is now being acknowledged.
While people are happy she is being inducted, they feel she should be in her own right, rather than part of group, calling it a ‘cop out’ and an ‘induction by association’
She was a bona fide wrestling legend – a WWE Women’s Champion, the first ever woman to enter a Royal Rumble match, and she remains the only woman to have ever held the WWE Intercontinental Championship.
Because of her accomplishments in the ring, Chyna has regularly been cited as an inspiration by many female wrestlers, including 2017 Hall of Famer Beth Phoenix.
— What The BOSCH Was I Thinking? (@IAmTheBoschMan) 18 February 2019
Facts aside, I have been a wrestling fan since the early 90s. I saw Chyna bend the rules and dominate the female division, and should rightfully be celebrated.
What do you think? Should Chyna be inducted? Should she be inducted in her own right? Let me know in the comments below.