Five-time WCW Champion Booker T is heading to the WWE Hall Of Fame stage once again but this time it will be to induct his wife Sharmell.
Complex first announced that Sharmell will be inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame class of 2022 alongside fellow WCW alumni in Vader, and The Undertaker. But it was later announced on Monday Night Raw that Sharmell’s husband Booker T will be the one to induct her.
Sharmell won 1991 the Miss Black America Pageant at age 20 but her rise to wrestling prominence came in World Championship Wrestling where she performed as one of the famous Nitro Girls. Known initially as Storm, it was under the name of Paisley that Sharmell began competing in the ring for WCW in 2000.
The star is best known, however, for her work with her husband and two-time WWE Hall Of Famer Booker T in WWE and later TNA. Sharmell became a Queen when Booker T won the 2006 King Of The Ring and she had no reservations about helping her King become World Heavyweight Champion in the same year.
Speaking to Mike Johnson of PWInsider, two-time WWE Hall Of Famer Booker T discussed their reign as King and Queen of WWE:
“Man I tell people all the time, Sharmell has definitely been underrated for what she’s done in the business, for the business. I tell people all the time there would have never been a King Booker run if it wasn’t for Sharmell – that thing was created around her. My career was definitely furthered with Sharmell by my side.”
“I don’t think we would have ever seen that character if it wasn’t for Sharmell, as well as you know, the small things that one does for this business. We have Reality Of Wrestling – we’re definitely thinking about the next generation of professional wrestling. Definitely, I think she’s worthy of being in the Hall of Fame, plus she’s my queen.”
The WWE Hall Of Fame ceremony will take place on April 1st in the American Airlines Center in Dallas as part of the celebrations that go along with WrestleMania. As the ceremony will take place after SmackDown, a report has suggested that some inductions could be done digitally.