Sharmell Announced For 2022 WWE Hall Of Fame Class

Sharmell to join the Undertaker and Vader in this year's WWE Hall of Fame.

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As first announced by, Sharmell is the next name confirmed to be a part of the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2022. She joins the Undertaker and Vader as the names now announced to be inducted into the HOF next month.

With a background in beauty pageants and dancing - including a stint as a backing dancer for the legendary James Brown - Sharmell first entered the wrestling business in 1999, taking on the name Storm as part of WCW's Nitro Girls. She would later change her name to Paisley and begin managing the Artist, aka Prince Iaukea, and then Kwee Wee.

In terms of in-ring, Sharmell's first TV match was a mixed tag affair on the 15 March 2000 episode of WCW Saturday Night, where she'd team with the Artist in a losing effort against Billy Kidman and Torrie Wilson. As for her first singles match, that would come a month later as she scored a victory of Tammy Sytch.


Sharmell would be released by WCW shortly before the company was assimilated by the then-WWF in 2001, and she would soon sign a WWF developmental deal that saw her sent to Ohio Valley Wrestling to train as a backstage interviewer in addition to being an in-ring talent. An injury later in the year would put her wrestling career on hold, but Sharmell would be moved to SmackDown in November '01 to serve as an interviewer.

That run with Vince McMahon's sports entertainment would come to an a few months later, with Sharmell opting to step away from the wrestling business. She would famously return to screens in 2005 as the valet of her real-life husband Booker T. Initially a babyface pairing, the duo would soon turn heel and eventually be rechristened as Queen Sharmell and King Booker once Book won the 2006 King of the Ring tournament. Sharmell and Booker would request - and be granted - their WWE releases in 2007, and Sharmell would often be at her husband's side during his subsequent run in TNA.


Of course, Booker T himself is a two-time WWE Hall of Famer, being inducted for his singles career and then later for his days as part of Harlem Heat alongside his brother, Stevie Ray.

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