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By Paul Jordan on 2018-02-12 13:50:00

Drew McIntyre was interviewed by The Mirror in the UK about his induction into the ICW Hall Of Fame and how Triple H made it possible for him to be there in person.  You can read the story by clicking here.

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The newly named WWE Hall of Famer Ivory a.k.a. Lisa Moretti gave comments to ESPN on today's announcement.

On what being inducted means to her:

"[This Hall of Fame recognition] means that it's a full circle in your career, in your wrestling chapter. It's great bragging rights for your family that have seen you go through the eras and I also feel like it's an awesome tribute to the women in wrestling as a whole."

On the excitement Ivory feels for the ceremony:

"I liken it to almost getting married, it's my wedding day, which I've never had one, so, this is probably as close to a wedding production as I'll ever get," Ivory said. "Hair and makeup, I will be speaking my vows -- with regards to my wrestling career -- to all these people I adore and love and we want it to all happen without a hitch."

On making the cover of Entertainment Weekly in 1999 with Steve Austin to promote the success of Smackdown on UPN

"I don't think either one of us at the time knew what an honor that was -- to be having her (photographer Mary Ellen Mark) take our photograph," Ivory said. "That was a highlight for me -- it's small because it's not taking bumps or a big pay per view event or a big championship, but that was one of those amazing sidebar things that I got to do."

On what Ivory thinks about the worldwide appeal women's wrestling now has:

"Women who decide to wrestle are a special type of women. We are tomboys, we are women that can hang in a locker room. I am just grateful that there are outlets for that," she said. "It's not about having a certain body type and looking picture perfect beautiful. It's about having the drive and some kind of wacky attraction you have to the physicality, the test of learning how to wrestle and being to do it believably. It's not easy theater to do. You can watch plenty of wrestling matches where the performers are not buying it. And it makes it boring for you to watch. There is a huge testament to the talent of the people who are engaging the fan or viewer."

Ivory loves the idea of the Performance Center and the training of young talent:

"I am a perfect example of somebody who'd have benefited from much more training before I got to be on TV. I have always been lousy at my craft and a lot of people are watching all over the world,"

And Ivory says this about Vince McMahon:

"I always felt embraced by the family. I didn't chat with Vince McMahon all the time, but he always gave me great opportunities. I always felt like I had his seal of approval like, 'Yeah, give it to Ivory, she will do it right,'" she concluded.

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