When WWE announced that DeGenerationX would be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as part of the 2019 Class, many focused on the fact that this meant Chyna would finally be getting her due with the company.
While speaking to CBS Sports’ State of Combat podcast, Triple H would go into detail on why Chyna is deserving of a spot and how much she would change the industry.
“After she left the business and everything else prevented [her Hall of Fame induction] for a period of time, it’s funny because people look at it and go, ‘Finally, they are putting her in. But she’s going into a class with Honky Tonk Man.
Like, he’s just getting in there and is a generation before. It’s not a time-limit type thing. … I’m thrilled that it’s this year, partly because finally the time has passed where everything can just happen and it can be right for her where the moment of putting her in the Hall of Fame for this manner is about her accomplishments and not about anything else.
That was always my bigger point of this. You can’t do it when [the negative] becomes the conversation. The conversation needs to be about her accomplishments and what she did here.”Triple H via CBS Sports
“She probably inspired a lot of the women that are doing what they are doing right now, and it couldn’t have been any more of the right time and the right spot, and it all happened for a reason that way.”Triple H via CBS Sports
She was also the first woman to enter the Royal Rumble in the companies history, setting the stage for women like Beth Phoenix and Kharma to do so as well. Eventually, the women would also (rightfully) get their own royal rumble match as well. None of this would have been possible without the foundation laid by Chyna years earlier.