Goldberg was the first person named to the 2018 WWE Hall of Fame induction class. Earlier today, The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von), were also named to this year’s class. Those three men now have some company.
According to PWInsider.com, it’s expected that Mark Henry and Ivory will also be inducted into this year’s class, bringing 2018’s inductees up to five people. WWE has not confirmed the reports, however.
Henry’s career started with the WWE in 1996, and he’s remained with the company ever since. The World’s Strongest Man was one of the most dominant forces ever seen in the WWE, winning one World Heavyweight Championship and three Slammy Awards. Henry also captured the ECW Championship and European Championship, once each.
One of the first female superstars in professional wrestling, Ivory joined the WWF in 1999, and became a key piece of The Attitude Era. During this time, the WWF was using superstars (like Ivory), specifically for their beautiful looks, and had them focus less on wrestling itself.
But Ivory became one of the more popular and dominant superstars in the WWE, winning three Women’s Championships as she clashed with top talents like Lita, Trish Stratus, Jacqueline and others. Ivory deserves plenty of credit for revolutionizing the women’s division, as she helped bring more popularity and relevancy do it.
Ivory last worked for WWE in 2005, where she trained younger talents and co-hosted The WWE Experience with Todd Gresham.
As for Henry, original reports suggested that he had retired from the WWE – but the former World Champion denied those. He last wrestled at WrestleMania 33 in Orlando, participating in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. Henry now works backstage as a producer for the WWE.
Henry and Ivory were both on top of the wrestling world during their prime years. Like Goldberg and The Dudleys, their spots in the Hall of Fame are well-deserved.
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