During an interview with ComicBook.com, Shawn Michaels highlighted Chyna's impact on the business and gave her his vote for solo enshrinement in the WWE Hall of Fame. Check out interview highlights below.
“I mean not that I get a vote, but if I did I certainly would vote for her. That’s obviously up to people a lot more powerful than me to make those decisions, but yes, do I think she’s deserving of it? You bet, any day of the week and twice on Sunday. If this is a gateway to that, or opens the door to that, you certainly wouldn’t get any argument out of me, that’s for sure.”
“I would argue I don’t think there’s anybody that’s been quite like her since. For that time, and in the role we had her in, it was so just incredibly innovative. I can remember way back when Hunter and I were talking and thinking about how awesome it would be to be able to have this big, huge, awesome-looking bodyguard but have it be a woman. And she’s protecting the guy. And my goodness, that was a really tough sell back then, and it took a lot longer than we thought it would, but man when she did it it worked like a million bucks. Of all the people in this group, and D-Generation X as a whole is deserving, but I don’t think there’s anybody that would argue that Joanie (Lauer, Chyna’s real name) is not the most deserving of (an induction).”
“Honestly, for me it’s something where I’m so happy for the other guys (get in), because that was a big time and a big experience for all of us all of those years ago. It felt really new and innovative and fun. And to be perfectly honest, as much fun as I had doing it, when it was Road Dogg and Billy as the New Age Outlaws and X-Pac in there, and Joanie of course, when they invaded WCW I sat home and I watched that and I thought that was of the funniest things I’d ever seen. And their parody of the Nation (of Domination) and stuff. And it was just, they were incredible. So, for those guys to get recognized, and for me to get to be a part of that, is fun. And of course, it never hurts to be one of (four) guys that are two time Hall of Famers, but that’s … again, this stuff has been exciting for me since about 1993, when I did far better than I was ever supposed to do. It really started to get a lot of fun, and when we came back in 2002 and had second chance, from that point on everything’s just been a blast.”
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