Another WWE Hall of Fame inductee has found their inductor.
WWE.com is reporting that Beth Phoenix will be inducted by her best friend and former tag team partner, Natalya, who was interviewed for the article.
“There’s nobody that I can think of that deserves to be in the WWE Hall of Fame more than Beth Phoenix,” Natalya told WWE.com. “She’s a pioneer for women in our division. Beth did extraordinary things for women in WWE.”
The Glamazon, as she was known during her days in the squared circle, cut an intimidating figure to be sure, even entering the Royal Rumble and eliminating The Great Khali.
“Beth broke down a lot of walls for women in the industry in the sense that she wasn’t a cookie-cutter-type female wrestler,” Natalya explained. “She was bigger than the other girls, she was muscular and dominant, she was strong. At different stages in WWE, that wasn’t always the ‘in’ thing. Beth did it her way and stayed true to who she was. She believed in herself and blazed her own trail.”
Natalya joked that she wasn't surprised to be given the honor of inducting her best friend. “Beth knows I’d put her in the Sharpshooter if she asked anybody else.”
But in all seriousness, Natalya said that it means a great deal to be presenting someone she cares so much about on one of the greatest days of her life.
“Beth is one of my best friends,” she said. “We’re close as sisters. It’s such a huge honor for me to induct her into the WWE Hall of Fame because I feel like we shared so many incredible memories on the road, traveling thousands of miles together. We did it all together. While Beth is getting this honor, I want to help share her journey and do her justice.”
The WWE Hall of Fame ceremony is Friday March 31st. Fightful will have a Live Viewing Party, as well as wall to wall coverage of everything happening in the world of graps during WrestleMania week.