Dana Brooke has commented on who is deserving of a WWE Hall of Fame induction, stating that Natalya should be inducted.
Debuting on WWE programming, officially, in April 2008, Natalya has since become universally recognised as a legend of sports entertainment. Her tenured run with WWE has allowed her to accumulate a run with the company’s Divas, SmackDown Women’s, and Women’s Tag Team Championships, while she also currently sits in the Guinness Book of World Records three times.
It’s because of this that fans and peers alike believe the Hart family member is deserving of a WWE Hall of Fame induction. Dana Brooke, for example, told NBC Chicago why she thinks Natalya should be an imminent Hall of Fame inductee, deeming her a living legend (h/t Fightful):
“She’s a current WWE Superstar, but she’s been here for so so long, it would have to be Natalya. I know that she’s not retired, but she is a legend, a living legend. That’s exactly who she is. She is the Guinness Book of World Records champion right now. She has paved the way from where she started until where she is now. It doesn’t mean that she can’t wrestle in the future.
But I feel as though the time is now and you have to capitalize on that moment and that’s what we should do is capitalize on Natalya’s moments. From working with the previous WWE Superstars and working with the current WWE Superstars. It would be amazing for her to be inducted and the best is yet to come for her, I truly believe that.”
Natalya has gone through various phases during her WWE tenure. The daughter of WWE Hall of Famer Jim Neidhart, she’s amassed well over one-thousand matches, enjoyed a number of prolific pay-per-view outings, and now, as mentioned, sits in the Guinness Book of World Records for the most matches, most wins, and most pay-per-view appearances for a female WWE Superstar.
WWE rarely inducts active wrestlers, only doing so for Ric Flair over WrestleMania XXIV weekend, where ‘The Nature Boy’ retired anyway. Inducting Natalya while she remains an in-ring talent would be stepping outside of the company’s comfort zone, but she’s certainly deserving of the accolade nonetheless.