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Jeff Jarrett Says Chyna Was 'Very Deserving' To Go Into WWE Hall Of Fame

Jeff Jarrett Says Chyna Was 'Very Deserving' To Go Into WWE Hall Of Fame

Jeff Jarrett has argued Chyna was "integral" to D-Generation X's success and the WWE legend was "very deserving" of her Hall of Fame induction.

Chyna, 46, was a founding member of the fan-favourite WWE stable and is widely revered as a trailblazer for the women's division.

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But DX's legendary enforcer, real name Joan Laurer, tragically passed away in 2016 from an apparent accidental overdose.

Chyna was inducted into the Hall of Fame last April alongside Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Billy Gunn, Road Dogg and X-Pac.

WWE legend Jarrett has a history with Chyna inside the ring and even dropped the Intercontinental Championship to her at No Mercy in 1999.

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And the 52-year-old Hall of Famer insisted that the 'Ninth Wonder of the World' was as important to DX as any of its other members.

When asked about her induction, Jarrett told SPORTbible in an exclusive interview: "Great. I mean, during that era I was often on the other side of the ring, whether it was X-Pac or Road Dogg and Billy [Gunn] or Triple H.

"The DX faction was incredibly hot, sold millions of dollars worth of merchandise on a global perspective [laughs] and Chyna was very integral.

"When you really look at the design of the faction, if you will, everyone played their part in a big, big, big way.

"I mean, The New Age Outlaws were red hot and they had their entrance and Brian [Road Dogg] doing 95 per cent of the talking, but 'Bad Ass' Billy Gunn's five per cent talking was meaningful -- the same with X-Pac, the same with Triple H.

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"And then you take Chyna, who at that time, as we know, there weren't a lot of women around, so Chyna had the look, had the persona and certainly [the right] character and storyline at the specific time.

"It was a unique set of circumstances that we're still talking about to this day, so she was very deserving of going into the Hall of Fame."

WWE did receive significant backlash from fans for putting Chyna into the Hall of Fame with DX ahead of a single induction.

But Jarrett admitted that it was a real "possibility" that Chyna could become a two-time Hall of Famer down the line.

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The TNA co-founder explained: "Who knows? Timing is something that you just never know.

"Our business is entertainment, so that goes without saying that timing's everything.

"Who knows what the climate will be this time next year or the next year? So, I would certainly say it's a possibility."

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Topics: Hall of fame, WWE News, WWE

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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