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COMPLETE WWE HALL OF FAME REPORT: A NEW CLASS OF INDUCTEES INCLUDING KEVIN NASH, LARRY ZBYSZKO, ALUNDRA BLAYZE, RIKISHI, AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2015-03-28 23:55:26
ALUNDRA BLAYZE

The women’s division in the WWE has had a number of great talents, but one person set the landscape ablaze.

Beth Phoenix says that she was one of the first to do it on her own. In the AWA she won the title within a year. In 1993 she won the WWE Women’s Championship while dominating in three title reigns. She brought the Women’s title to prominence and she defended the title at Wrestlemania for the first time in a decade.

Then she went to WCW and she had one of the most memorable moments of the Monday Night War. Daniel Bryan says this showed it was a war. Paul Heyman says it changed the way that the women were important.

She is a seven time champion around the world.

Jerry says there are two things that keep his heart from stopping . . . again. It is breathing and the Divas. Jerry brings out someone who makes her heart race and he says she is the best looking member of the Hart family . . . Natalya.

Natalya says that she thought Larry would talk about puppies even though she is a kitty kind of girl. Some girls want to be princess. Some want to be President. Some want to kick ass. Alundra Blayze is a woman who was ahead of her time. She was dominant and beautiful. Women didn’t have to compete in their underwear but she looked good in a bikini.

When she came through the curtain, she came out to fight. She was a revolutionary. One iconic act of defiance would change the world of Sports Entertainment forever. When she took her WWE Championship and threw it in the trash on WCW TV. This moment was etched in time as part of the start of the Monday Night War. The gloves came off and the gauntlet was thrown. It was one courageous act from this one woman that started a revolution.

Natalya says that when she first found out she was inducting Alundra, she had to tell someone and she told Arn Anderson.

Alundra was working on a promo backstage and she was a perfectionist. Arn Anderson was waiting to cut his promo and he was going to work out. Arn ended up running for his life with a scared look on his face while Alundra chased after him with her heels in her hand. It is moments like that which make her happy to induct Alundra.

The brick walls are there for a reason. They are not there to keep us out. They are there to show us how badly we want something. They are there to stop other people.

Natalya introduces a woman who never let a brick wall stand in her way. A diva who changed sports entertainment forever and the only woman Arn Anderson is afraid of. . . Alundra Blayze.

She says she bet you never saw this coming and neither did she. She thanks Nattie for the introduction. The Hart Foundation is steeped in history and she is proud that Nattie is maintaining the tradition.

She says she is honored and humbled to stand with the Class of 2015. After 21 years, what took you so long?

A Hollywood stunt coordinator told her in the 1980s that she could be good in the business and she thought it was as a stuntwoman but he meant a pro wrestler. Her dreams were crushed but she met Ed Sharkey. He was her promoter for the next few years. She did those shows for no money while living in her car while it was being repossessed. She was told that you lose everything to get in the business.

Eventually she got a call from Wahoo McDaniel and he wanted her to work with Sherri Martel. She learned so much from Sherri. She worked her ass off and perfected her trade. Her time in AWA got her into All Japan Women’s Pro Wrestling, WCW, and then WWE thanks to Greg Valentine and Pat Patterson.

That is how she got into the WWE as Alundra Blayze. He says she would be a hell of a stuntwoman.

Alundra says she wants to talk about someone who made this possible for so many. She got to introduce the Fabulous Moolah when she was inducted in the Hall of Fame. She thanks Verne Gagne and the AWA. She thanks Curt Hennig and Diamond Dallas Page.

She says she would be remised if she did not mention her Japanese wrestling family. The three years in Japan forged her style. Her aggression and flying style would not have been possible without Bull Nakano, Aja Kong, and more.

She thanks her mother and father and says that her father would have been so proud. She thanks her extended family watching her on the WWE Network, for $9.99.

She thanks her Monster Jam family who are in Las Vegas right now. She thanks her Madusa fans and her Motorsport Divas.

She says that people talk about ‘doing the job’ and she wants to thank the people who whether they won or lost were special to her. Evan Karagias, the only man who had the stones to be pinned for the Cruiserweight Title. She mentions women like Leilani Kai, Luna Vachon, and Wendi Richter for making her a success.

She thanks Paul Heyman and she tells him he loves her. Paul was the only man who could rock a mullet and carry a foot long phone and have a mouth a mother could love. She points out that she was the first Paul Heyman girl. She talks about the Dangerous Alliance. She mentions Steve Austin, who she had a crush on. She mentions Arn Anderson and Bobby Eaton. She congratulates Larry Zbyszko on his induction. She mentions Rick Rude. A man whose matches mesmerized her. She is humbled to be in the same class as Randy Savage. He was an amazing man who she misses. She mentions Nora Greenwald and Gorgeous George.

She thanks the WWE for mending fences that you did not think could be mended.

She thanks her husband who has served in the Army for almost 30 years. She says he has been deployed for more than a years and the Army arranged for him to come back for this ceremony.

She says that she wants all of the veterans and first responders to be recognized. She thanks everyone who have fought for our freedom so we can all sleep peacefully under the American flag.

Alundra says it is time to get to some fun s***.

She says it is time to talk about what everyone wants to talk about. She wants to talk about the title. She mentions it was 1995 and she was sitting on the toilet. She received a call from Eric Bischoff, offering her a contract with WCW. That would lead to a sequence of events that would lead to a war. On December 18, 1995, she fired the first shot in the Monday Night War.

She threw the WWE Women’s title in the trash. Who does that? What was she thinking? When Eric told her to dump the title in the trash, her first thought was ‘hell no’. She did it and this is why. She did it for job security. She did what any wrestler would have done at that time. That was used to get the WWE’s attention. Mission accomplished. She is asked about that every day and it is the defining moment of her career. She will always be known as the bitch who threw the title in the trash.

She owns what she did that night with the title. She has lived with it every day of her life for the last 20 years. She is at peace with it now . . . and so should you.

Natalya brings out a trash can for her. She reaches in and pulls out a bra and panties. She says she hated the idea of wrestling in that. BBQ Sauce? She hated that night, but that is some damn good barbecue sauce JR. She pulls out Eric Bischoff’s book. Controversial? They are still friends to this day.

She reaches in further and she finds the title belt and she pulls it out. She says that is a damn good looking belt. It is a woman’s wrestling title belt.

She says the title is finally home where it belongs. She says she loves her career in wrestling and this event caps her career. To be considered for any Hall of Fame is an honor, but to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame is the highest achievement for any Sports Entertainer. There are many who are also qualified to be standing here tonight and she shares this honor with all of them.

She tells everyone not to give up on your dreams because you never know what can happen. She says for whoever doesn’t know her she is the reigning Women’s Champion. She also drives a Monster Truck and is a two time World Champion. She is the only woman to be the World Champion in two male dominated sports.

She says you can call her Alundra Blayze or Madusa, but she will never be subdued.


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