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The choice may not come as a surprise for some as some of Phoenix’s biggest matches and moments included the Queen of Harts.
“There’s nobody that I can think of that deserves to be in the WWE Hall of Fame more than Beth Phoenix,” Natalya told WWE.com. “She’s a pioneer for women in our division. Beth did extraordinary things for women in WWE.”
Beth reacted to the news on her Twitter page:
— Beth Copeland (@TheBethPhoenix) March 22, 2017
Natalya then took to her Instagram to do the same:
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One of the biggest honors of my life: inducting my best friend @bethkocianski into the #WWE Hall of Fame! I can't wait to share with the world how Beth helped shape women's wrestling, how she showed the world that being strong is IN and most importantly share with all of you what an incredible human being she is. ??
After Natalya captured the Divas title during Survivor Series 2010, she was attacked by former co-champions Laycool. Beth Phoenix, returning from injury, rescued Natalya and thus, the Divas of Doom were born!
Beth Phoenix is a 3 time WWE Women’s champion, 1 time WWE Diva’s champion, as well as a 2010 Royal Rumble entrant (the second woman to ever compete in the annual match).
Her Hall of Fame shirt can be purchased on WWE Shop now.
The 2017 WWE Hall of Fame ceremony will air live on the WWE Network on Friday, March 31st at 8 ET/5PT.
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