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Ivory joins 2018 WWE Hall of Fame class


As we get further into WrestleMania season, WWE continues to round out the list for this year's Hall of Fame class.

WWE announced via espnW today that Lisa "Ivory" Moretti would be inducted into the Hall of Fame on April 6th in New Orleans. She's the third act to be announced for the 2018 class, joining Goldberg and The Dudley Boyz.

"[This Hall of Fame recognition] means that it's a full circle in your career, in your wrestling chapter," Ivory told espnW. "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."

Ivory started out her career in the 1980s as "Tina Ferrari" with GLOW. She joined WWE during the Attitude Era and departed the company in 2005. She held the Women's Championship three times, with her final reign ending as she dropped the title to Chyna at WrestleMania 17.

Beth Phoenix, Jacqueline Moore, Madusa, Lita, and Trish Stratus have been the women's wrestlers to be inducted into the HOF over the last five years.

"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," Ivory said in her espnW interview. "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 [able] 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."

Goldberg, The Dudleyz, and Ivory were all included in the list of HOF inductees that Brad Shepard tweeted out in December. Bam Bam Bigelow and Kid Rock (as a celebrity inductee) are the two remaining names on it.