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Molly Holly to be inducted into WWE Hall of Fame

The 2021 WWE Hall of Fame class has its first member.

WWE has announced that Molly Holly (Nora Benshoof) will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as part of this year's class. Holly is a two-time former WWE Women's Champion and a former WWE Hardcore Champion.

Holly was informed of her Hall of Fame induction on this week's episode of WWE's The Bump. Holly's friend and former colleague Shane "Hurricane" Helms informed her of the news.

Helms tweeted today: "Thank you @wwe and @WWETheBump for giving me the honor of breaking this morning’s news. I tried my best not to cry, I failed in spectacular fashion. Congrats Mighty Molly Holly! You deserve this so much!"

Holly most recently appeared on WWE television as part of Raw Legends Night this January. She also was an entrant in both the 2018 and 2020 women's Royal Rumble matches and was part of the battle royal at Evolution in 2018.

Paul "Triple H" Levesque wrote about Holly's Hall of Fame induction: "Many people say @WWE Superstars are real-life superheroes and in this case ... she truly is! A women’s champion, an inspiration to our current roster, and simply a wonderful person. Congratulations to #MollyHolly on being the first inductee into the #WWEHOF class of 2021!!"

This year's Hall of Fame induction ceremony is taking place on Tuesday, April 6. It will stream on Peacock in the United States and will stream on the WWE Network elsewhere.

Because last year's Hall of Fame ceremony was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's ceremony will include the induction of both the 2020 and 2021 WWE Hall of Fame classes. Batista, the nWo (Hollywood Hogan, Kevin Nash, Scott Hall & Sean "X-Pac" Waltman), Nikki & Brie Bella, JBL, British Bulldog Davey Boy Smith, and Jushin Thunder Liger are the members of the 2020 class.