The Next WWE HOF Inductee Announced

WWE announced the following today:

Beth Phoenix to be inducted into WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2017

Beth Phoenix, one of the most dominant female competitors in  sports-entertainment, will take her rightful place in the WWE Hall of  Fame when she is inducted as part of the Class of 2017 during  WrestleMania 33 Week. The news was first reported by USA Today.

Phoenix first arrived in WWE in 2006, brutalizing Mickie James and  aligning herself with fellow WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus.  Unfortunately, a jaw injury forced Phoenix to the sidelines just weeks  after her debut. She returned to Monday Night Raw more than a year  later, ready to dominate the competition. Possessing great beauty and  power, Phoenix dubbed herself “The Glamazon” and went right to work.

Within months of her return to WWE, Phoenix captured the Women’s  Championship and dominated the division for months, muscling around the  competition with ease before planting opponents face-first into the  canvas with her patented Glam Slam. She also was part of an unlikely,  yet infamous power couple with Santino Marella. The duo, dubbed  “Glamarella,” found great success, often in spite of the wacky antics of  The Milan Miracle. In fact, it was Phoenix who won herself a second  Women’s Championship and Marella the Intercontinental Title in a Winner  Take All Tag Team Match at SummerSlam 2008.

Phoenix went on to capture the Women’s Championship once more, as well  as the Divas Championship before stepping away from the ring in 2012. On  top of her championship glory, The Glamazon was a pioneer, truly  showing what women could do inside the squared circle. Phoenix was the  second woman ever to enter the Royal Rumble Match, eliminating the  towering Great Khali in the 2010 edition of the 30-Superstar,  over-the-top-rope melee. She wasn’t afraid to throw down in a hardcore  match and even took part in the first ever Tables Match to feature women  at WWE TLC 2010.

And now, Beth Phoenix is blazing a trail toward sports-entertainment immortality, as she enters the WWE Hall of Fame.