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Chyna's legacy deserves more than a Hall Of Fame induction

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It has been almost two weeks since the tragic news broke that professional wrestling legend Chyna had passed away.

Since the devastating loss was revealed, Chyna's manager confirmed that the former WWE star died following an accidental overdose, as reported by Sky News.

Chyna's legacy

Throughout her lengthy career as a professional wrestler, Chyna changed what it meant to be a woman working on a male-dominated roster.

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This change in perception played an important role in the success of female wrestlers for years, with the few on WWE's current roster receiving deserved focus because of women like Chyna.

Following her departure from professional wrestling, the 46-year-old made choices regarding her occupation which supposedly hindered her chances of being inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame.

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When this reason was near enough confirmed by Triple H as being the answer as to why Chyna was no going to be inducted into the prestigious club any time soon, it caused a huge backlash from members of the WWE Universe.

One particular big name within professional wrestling who feels an induction into the WWE Hall Of Fame would not do Chyna's legacy justice however, is Stone Cold Steve Austin.

As reported by Wrestling Inc, Stone Cold made his feelings clear regarding Triple H's reluctancy to induct Chyna into the WWE Hall Of Fame:

"I don't think it will ever be right because she didn't go into the [WWE] Hall Of Fame while she was alive, living and breathing with us. And I thought she earned the right to be in the Hall Of Fame and to put her in there posthumously...it's just not good enough."

Stone Cold is well-known for being a close friend of Chyna's, meaning his words following her death are ones which will be of high interest to many followers of the industry.

Alternative tribute

With Steve Austin expressing the opinion of many members of the WWE Universe, the company should undoubtedly consider alternative options with regard to paying tribute to Chyna.

Chyna made such an impact during her time in the ring, continues to do so now and will surely continue to do so for many years to come.

It is with this in mind that WWE should look at its current Women's Division and decide on a match to be created in Chyna's honour.

This match could be at a specific pay-per-view event, as with the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal which takes place each year at WrestleMania.

Producing a match like this will also reiterate the importance of Chyna's legacy, being able to demonstrate it through the talent of today undoubtedly proving a lasting and successful method.

Ultimately, Vince McMahon and his company will be well aware that WWE fans have been hugely affected by Chyna's passing and will be consequentially expecting a fitting tribute, to be announced in the near future. 

How should WWE pay tribute to Chyna? Have your say in the comments. 

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Topics:
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Stone Cold Steve Austin
John Cena
Triple H
Big Show
Hulk Hogan
Vince McMahon

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