A former ECW and WWE star has stated their dream Hall of Fame induction scenario.
While no inductees have been officially announced for the 2023 class, former Women’s Champion Jazz was recently asked about being a recipient of the prestigious accolade.
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Speaking on Busted Open Radio, Jazz stated that going into the WWE Hall of Fame is an aspiration for every Superstar, and would like to be inducted while she is still alive:
“That’s everyone’s dream, I would assume, you know? Yeah, I most definitely, I just — all I ask is, if I’m going to receive that honor, I would just like to receive it while I’m still alive. That’s all I ask. Let me be able to walk up and accept that honor.”
WrestleMania 40 has been announced to take place in the city of Philadelphia, which was home of Extreme Championship Wrestling. If the Hall of Fame recognition were to happen, Jazz was asked who she would like to be onstage to present the induction.
The former ECW star would then go on to say the creator of the promotion Paul Heyman or former ECW star Tommy Dreamer would be the dream scenarios:
“I always said, if I ever get inducted, I would love for either [Tommy] Dreamer or Paul [Heyman] to induct me. Philadelphia would be great. That was my debut in ECW.”
If the Philadelphia Hall of Fame class were to recognise ECW talent, this would continue the theme of having inductees being connected to the host city of WrestleMania. The reported headline act for the 2023 class is a former World Champion who would go on to have success on the big screen in Hollywood.
Jazz competed in WWE from 2001 to 2004, capturing the Women’s Championship twice while wrestling for the promotion. One of Jazz’s most notable matches while wrestling the promotion took place at WrestleMania 19, where then Women’s Champion Victoria would defend the title against Jazz and Trish Stratus in a Triple Threat match:
H/t to Wrestling Inc. for the use of transcriptions.