7 Bold Predictions For The WWE Hall Of Fame Class Of 2023

6. Michelle McCool

Vince McMahon Hall Of Fame

WWE changes narratives like Vince Russo.

Between the Women's Revolution and the first women's Royal Rumble match, WWE told the audience that women's wrestling used to be complete sh*t (it was more often than not, granted, but through little fault of the talent) and that this new generation of talent were going to reverse the stigma. And then, when they needed 30 women to sell a match, those bad wrestlers were suddenly worthy of contending for titles.

Michelle McCool was one of those women, but she was actually fairly good. You know those abysmal takes you see sometimes on Twitter, which proclaim that certain wrestlers have a better V-Trigger than Kenny Omega?

You could actually argue that McCool has a comparable Styles Clash to AJ in halfway good faith.

McCool while decent, and not merely in a "best of a bad bunch" sort of way, isn't worthy of a legitimate Hall of Fame - but, again, that's not what the WWE Hall of Fame is.

Within the parameters of the WWE Hall of Fame, McCool's induction is long overdue. Not that the titles she won were particularly valuable, but she still won a handful. She still looks as good as more than half of the Rumble field in this semi-retirement era.

And, better yet, she hasn't been inducted yet - which at this point is grounds for inclusion in itself.


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