WWE adds Beth Phoenix to 2017 Hall of Fame classBy Joseph Currier | @josephcurrier | Feb 27, 2017 11:03 am
As WWE gets closer to WrestleMania with each passing week, the company revealed another member of this year's Hall of Fame class on Monday afternoon.
USA Today was chosen to break the news that Beth Phoenix will be inducted into the 2017 Hall of Fame class. She joins Kurt Angle, The Rock 'n' Roll Express, Teddy Long, and Diamond Dallas Page as the already announced members of the lineup.
“To hear they find my career was worthy enough and that I did well enough in the ring to be honored among the greatest of all time was incredible and the biggest compliment I could ever ask for,” Phoenix told USA Today. “It’s still sinking in and is very surreal.”
With Phoenix's husband Adam "Edge" Copeland having previously been inducted in 2012, the couple are now the only spouses currently in the Hall of Fame.
“He was like, ‘Oh, Ok.’ He wasn’t shocked by it at all,” Phoenix said about her husband's reaction to the news that she would be joining the Hall of Fame.
“He’s like, ‘Of course, you deserve it.’ I was shocked by that response, too. I said, ‘You think I deserve this? Is this the right time?’ He was 100 percent confident and he made me feel like a million bucks about it. He is super excited. We’re still celebrating it and looking forward to seeing everyone at WrestleMania and enjoying the experience.”
Phoenix is both a former Women's and Divas Champion and was one of the better workers in the division prior to the current period that WWE has dubbed as the "women's revolution." She debuted on the main roster in 2006 after a stint in Ohio Valley Wrestling before retiring in 2012.