During a recent interview with Comicbook.com, WWE legend Shawn Michaels spoke about all things Hall of Fame-related as he prepares for his second induction during WrestleMania 35 weekend as part of DX. HBK was a huge part of the D-Generation X faction and will rightly become one of four men to be inducted into the HOF twice, but the big story since the news broke is the much-deserved inclusion of Chyna.
On Chyna going into WWE HOF as a solo wrestler:
“I mean not that I get a vote, but if I did I certainly would vote for her. That’s obviously up to people a lot more powerful than me to make those decisions, but yes, do I think she’s deserving of it? You bet, any day of the week and twice on Sunday. If this is a gateway to that, or opens the door to that, you certainly wouldn’t get any argument out of me, that’s for sure.”
On Chyna becoming a member of DX:
“For that time, and in the role we had her in, it was so just incredibly innovative. I can remember way back when Hunter and I were talking and thinking about how awesome it would be to be able to have this big, huge, awesome-looking bodyguard but have it be a woman. And she’s protecting the guy. And my goodness, that was a really tough sell back then, and it took a lot longer than we thought it would, but man when she did it it worked like a million bucks. Of all the people in this group, and D-Generation X as a whole is deserving, but I don’t think there’s anybody that would argue that Joanie (Laurer, Chyna’s real name) is not the most deserving of (an induction).”
On becoming a two-time WWE Hall of Famer:
“And of course, it never hurts to be one of (four) guys that are two time Hall of Famers, but that’s … again, this stuff has been exciting for me since about 1993, when I did far better than I was ever supposed to do,” he added. “It really started to get a lot of fun, and when we came back in 2002 and had a second chance, from that point on everything’s just been a blast.”