Chyna, Michelle McCool, and Umaga Out for 2023 WWE Hall of Fame Induction
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Who will be honored at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony in 2023 is the subject of much speculation. Fans have been eagerly awaiting information regarding the remaining three names ever since the names of the first two inductees, The Great Muta and Rey Mysterio, were made public.
Despite rumors, it has now been established that none of Umaga, Chyna, or Michelle McCool will be inducted into the class this year. Before his tragic passing in 2009, Umaga, a member of the renowned Anoai family, won the Intercontinental Championship two times and had a successful WWE career.
Chyna, also known as "The Ninth Wonder of the World," was a pioneer in the wrestling industry and a member of the storied stable D-Generation X. Michelle McCool, a former Divas Champion, was a member of the duo LayCool, which became the first team ever to be co-Divas Champions and set a record for themselves.
Despite their impressive accomplishments, none of these three will be inducted into the Hall of Fame this year. Mike Johnson of PWInsider claims that WWE has already selected the five inductees, but these individuals still need to be added to the list.
Many fans, who had hoped to see Umaga, Chyna, or McCool honored, were disappointed by this news.
Keibler in, Batista uncertain for WWE HOF 2023
However, there have been rumors of additional potential inductees in recent weeks.
It has reportedly been confirmed that Stacy Keibler will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in the class of 2023. Keibler rose to prominence as a WWE Diva before becoming a successful actress and entrepreneur. In the meantime, it is still being determined where Dave Bautista, better known to wrestling fans as Batista, stands.
The pandemic caused the event at which Batista was supposed to be inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2020 to be postponed. Many had hoped that Bautista would be honored this year, but he could not attend the rescheduled event in 2021 due to prior commitments.
However, the actor and former wrestler are filming "My Spy 2" in South Africa, so he probably won't be able to attend any WrestleMania week events.