Jackie Announced For Hall of Fame
Attitude Era Diva Jacqueline has been confirmed for 2016 WWE Hall of Fame class ahead of tonight’s RAW:
Jacqueline, a true trailblazer for women in the sports-entertainment industry, will take her well-deserved place in history in her hometown of Dallas, Texas, when she is enshrined in the WWE Hall of Fame’s Class of 2016. The news was broken by FoxSports.com, who got exclusive comments from the Hall’s latest inductee.
Her journey to sports-entertainment immortality began in the late 1980s in Dallas, where she trained under the nefarious Skandor Akbar. The lone female in Akbar’s academy, Jacqueline cut her teeth in the world-famous Sportatorium, where the Von Erich Family and Fabulous Freebirds engaged in one of the most heated rivalries ever.
She traveled to Memphis and Japan to further hone her craft before bursting onto the national scene with WCW in 1997. As the manager of the devilish Kevin Sullivan, Jacqueline showed she was just as tough as any man, clobbering Sullivan’s opponents with vicious blows and slamming them onto unforgiving arena floors.
Jacqueline jumped to WWE in 1998, aiding Marvelous Marc Mero in his quest to take back the spotlight from Sable. The hard-hitting competitor ended up taking some glory for herself, winning the reinstated WWE Women’s Championship with a victory over the blonde bombshell. She captured the championship once again in 2000.
In addition to her in-ring battles, Jacqueline took on a number of other jobs within WWE. She served as a trainer and mentor to hopeful Superstars and Divas on the first season of the reality show Tough Enough and donned stripes to enforce the rules as a WWE referee. She returned to the ring in 2004, answering the open challenge of Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero. Though Guerrero treated Jacqueline like a joke, the fierce Diva brought the fight to Guerrero and shocked the world by pinning him to capture the title. True to her groundbreaking nature, Jacqueline became the third woman ever to hold the Cruiserweight Championship and the first to do so in WWE.
Now, on the eve of WrestleMania 32, the trailblazing Diva will add another accolade to her incredible resume, as she is inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
No Physical Hall of Fame?
It seems reports that WWE were bringing a physical Hall of Fame and restaurant to Orlando jumped the gun. While the company’s name was in the hat and they were considering it, the “Toothsome Chocolate Factory” restaurant was announced this week for the space.
WWE have been toying with the idea for years but have never pulled the trigger.
Mick and Noelle on Network
WWE have filmed a pilot for a Network show hosted by Noelle and Mick Foley. It’s said to be a comedy similar to Edge and Christian’s show. Speaking of Mick he confirmed to Sporting News that he will be at Wrestlemania:
I’ll definitely be at the show. I hear rumors that I’ll be part of the show. Not to lower anybody’s expectations but technically the only year I wasn’t part of the show was in 2011. I’ve been back for three Manias and last year I accompanied our winners to the show. In 2012 I did a thing with Santino and the guys with Deadliest Catch. In 2013, I was inducted into the Hall of Fame, which is a pretty big deal to go out there and receive the acknowledgements from all those people. In ’14 I was part of the announce team, the pre- and post- announce team. I guess I’m playing a little role. I’m not exactly sure what it is, though.
Foley also discussed the return of Shane McMahon:
I had said from time to time it would be great to see Shane McMahon back, but I had no idea if that would ever happen. I knew Shane would get a good reaction. I didn’t know he would get that kind of reaction. That was amazing. For the story lines, someone said. “Didn’t they reveal that too quickly?” Maybe, maybe they could have played it out a little bit. I think the interaction between the McMahons is great. The idea of Shane-O-Mac possibly doing something death-defying inside or on top of that cell is definitely there and it’s a great story line. I don’t know how they proceed with it but I think given their track record at WrestleMania the past few years, you have to give them some freedom to tell that story.
Enzo Amore Working With Rapper
NXT star Enzo Amore is recording a track with rapper Wale, who is a huge wrestling fan.
William Regal X-Ray
William Regal have shared an x-ray of his neck to raise awareness about taking dangerous bumps in the ring:
I've seen the latest GIF of some horrible looking head bump being done.I was ahead of the game 25 + years ago doing them and taking them…
— William Regal (@RealKingRegal) March 14, 2016
This is my neck today.You don't want to go through this.Its a miserable experience.Be careful and cut them out. pic.twitter.com/8KA7vomFQ6
— William Regal (@RealKingRegal) March 14, 2016