Every year there are a lot of rumors about who will enter the next WWE Hall of Fame class. This year, the rumors are starting up 10 months before the event even takes place. From the sound of it, there is a good chance the WWE finally inducts Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson into the WWE Hall of Fame and another name getting a lot of press is Sting, who seems almost ready to sign with the WWE. There is also talk that the WWE wants to induct a new Diva every year, and the first name rumored for 2015 is Mickie James. While James is a nice choice. there are five women who have accomplished more that still have not entered in the WWE Hall of Fame.
Before the Divas ever existed by that term, and before Sunny and Sable started to sex up the WWE, Miss Elizabeth was the most popular female figure in WWE history. Names like Fabulous Moolah and Wendi Richter were wrestling at the top of the card, but neither woman could touch Miss Elizabeth in the hearts of the fans. While Elizabeth deserves to be in the WWE Hall of Fame based on her amazing career in the WWE, her death is what is likely keeping her out for now. Elizabeth died due to a toxic mixture of painkillers and alcohol. However, it has been 11 years since her death and Miss Elizabeth deserves to be in the WWE Hall of Fame along with her former charge Macho Man Randy Savage.
In the Attitude Era, names like The Rock, Degeneration X and Stone Cold Steve Austin became the most famous faces in professional wrestling. Just as big, and just as popular at the time, was Sable. She ushered in the risqué sexual aspects of the Attitude Era by stripping her clothes regularly, appearing topless on one show with only body paint covering her, and still managed to win the Women’s Championship once. She was also the first WWE Diva to pose for “Playboy” and was the first of the style of women’s wrestlers known as Divas. She is married to current WWE star Brock Lesnar, so her lack of an induction in the WWE Hall of Fame is puzzling.
Lisa Marie Varon
While Mickie James is a fair choice as an entrant to the WWE Hall of Fame, one of her contemporaries also deserves equal consideration. James was a five-time WWE Women’s Champion and one-time Diva’s Champion, so it is clear why she is getting consideration. However, Lisa Marie Varon, who wrestled as Victoria in the WWE and Tara in TNA, held the WWE Women’s title twice and then held the TNA title five times. If James goes into the WWE Hall of Fame, Varon should shortly follow.
Chyna could have been a lock for the WWE Hall of Fame if not for her complete meltdown and collapse after leaving the WWE. Not only was Chyna a one-time WWE Women’s Champion, but she also held the WWE Intercontinental Championship three times, the only woman to hold a men’s title in the WWE. She was also part of Degeneration X when it was at its highest point. After her wrestling career, she fell into drug and alcohol abuse, set out on a porn career, and has severed her ties with the WWE.
Much like Chyna, Miceli burned bridges with the WWE. She wrestled as Medusa Miceli in the AWA and WCW, but while she wrestled in the WWE, she went by the name Aluddra Blayze. Along with Sensational Sherri, she was arguably the best female wrestler in the company. She held the WWE Women’s Championship three times for 539 total days. When Miceli left the WWE for WCW, she took her title with her and threw it in the garbage on live television. That ended all ties she ever had with the WWE.