This is just a no-brainer. Sure, Chyna has a checkered past, and her involvement with Triple H back in the day may be a bit of an issue, but there’s no question that the “Ninth Wonder of the World” deserves a spot in the WWE Hall of Fame. With no disrespect to women like Jacqueline or Ivory, who is being inducted this year, Chyna had a better career than the two of them combined.
Sure, she only won the WWE Women’s Championship one time when she defeated Ivory at WrestleMania X-Seven in dominating fashion. But she never really needed to hold that title, because for the longest time, there was nobody on the roster that we believed could have truly taken her down. Was Sable going to ever beat Chyna? Come on, you’re dreaming if you think anyone would have bought that.
When she was first brought into DX, she was a sight to see. Just watching her whip Marlena (a.k.a. Terri Runnels) around was hilarious, and she was a real force. She had no problem mixing it up with the guys and getting involved in matches, and we actually believed it. She was a monster and would go on to make history. Not only was she the first-ever woman to compete in the Royal Rumble, but she also was the first woman to qualify for the King of the Ring, and remains the only woman to ever capture the Intercontinental Championship. And she did it twice. Think about that. She held the Intercontinental Championship more times than the Women’s Championship. That’s groundbreaking stuff right there.
Chyna left WWE in 2002, and after years of substance abuse issues was found dead in her home in 2016. It has been nice to hear her name mentioned on WWE television, even recently by Stephanie McMahon, and after some time passes, I’m thinking she’ll finally get the recognition she deserves.