WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2018: Ivory

Ivory

Class of 2018

Early 2000s women’s wrestler. GLOW. 

Hall of Fame Rating

3 out of 10

Unimportant

Holy moly, what are we doing here, WWE? Ivory?

WWE has a tendency to induct undeserving talents. Its a WWE staple. Almost each year has at least one head scratcher; one obvious misstep. Did the Bushwhackers belong in the Class of 2015 with Macho Man Randy Savage? Of course not. Should The Godfather have joined a class filled with legends like Sting, the Fabulous Freebirds and Stan Hansen? Nope. So does Ivory belong in this class with Goldberg, The Dudleys and Mark Henry?

WWE normally follows a pattern with their Hall of Fame inductees.  Each year includes a headliner, a sub-headliner, a tag team or faction, a female star, a person of color and unfortunately a celebrity. This pattern is a good jumping off point, but when used religiously, it gives us inductees like KoKo B. Ware and Ivory.

Here is a list of all of Ivory’s greatest matches in the WWE.

Ivory joined the WWE in 1999. She ironically debuted as fellow undeserving inductee,The Godfather’s ho, a great beginning for any superstar.

Ivory’s entire tenure in the WWE was during the height of the anti-women’s revolution of the early 2000s. She appeared in more bra and panties matches or 2 minute squash fests than anything spectacular or memorable. Ivory’s only really memorable moment was joining the Right to Censor, a stupid faction created to mock television censors (and again ironically with fellow ugh inductee, The Godfather, now named the Goodfather, whatever that means)

So, keeping in mind all that Ivory didn’t accomplish, why is Ivory being included in the WWE Hall of Fame? Like 90% of the celebrity inductees, Ivory is going in due to marketing. You see, Ivory is the only former GLOW, or Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling performer to every perform for the WWE. And Netflix’s series came out in the last year, causing WWE to jump on the bandwagon. Good job WWE.

And as for Ivory’s character in GLOW- here it is.  Tina Ferrari- Hall of Famer.

Too bad we can’t fast forward live television. Her induction is going to be sad and annoying all at the same time.  This is for sure a poor poor choice. Very disappointing.

Why 2018?

Netflix’s GLOW series. That is only reason.

Opens Door For?

Other undeserving female stars. Let’s say Jazz. Who is Jazz you may ask?

This one. Sure

 

Reasons this shouldn’t have happened.

Ivory has no memorable matches and no memorable moments. Those are good reasons.

 

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4 thoughts on “WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2018: Ivory

  1. Ok maybe Ivory is not the star power female that say Moolah, Sherri, Trish, Lita, Madusa are but to be fair Ivory is deserving also as she along with a couple of other women pretty much kept women’s wrestling on life support during a time when looks and sexualized gimmick matches was mostly dominant in the women’s division back then.
    Ivory also had a lengthy career in various women exclusive organisations and popping up in the AWA before taking a break and getting to WWE where she along with Jacqueline and Luna Vachon tried to keep a legitimate women’s wrestling division alive in hard core matches and properly worked wrestling bouts.
    Ivory then transitioned into one of the most successful women’s divisions in company history along with Lita, Trish, Molly, Victoria, Jacqueline and Jazz and for a few years raised the standard back to genuine talent and work rate.
    Ivory beat and fought and elevated many of the top names of women’s wrestling like Chyna, Lita, Trish, Molly, Jackie, Jazz & Victoria and she could genuinely work and to her credit her promo and mic skills was some of the best shown by a lady in WWE.
    She was a multi time champion and was the woman to beat during the attitude era.

    • Thanks for comment. I cannot disagree with you more on all the points.

      In early 2000s, Lita, Trish, Molly, Victoria, Jacqueline and Jazz with Ivory and part time Stacey & Torrie were the entire division. Ivory is on the bottom of that division.

      Ivory never had a important feud, moment or match. Without those, a Hall of Fame induction is unwarranted at best.

      Putting people over should not get a person in Hall (except for Johnny Rodz apparently)

      It’s okay to like someone. I liked Waylon Mercy in 1995. He does not belong in the Hall of Fame. (neither does Dan Spivy)

      Thanks for reading.

      • I have to disagree with you also.
        I do not see how you can place Ivory at the bottom of those names you mentioned. Trish and Lita was booked as the big stars, Ivory, Jackie, Victoria and Molly definitely follow them in talent and impact. I would say Jazz, Stacy and Torrie was more at the bottom end.
        Ivory had a well promoted feud with Chyna, her matches with her fellow division workers minus the likes of the Moolah, Kat, Tori and Debra matches was always well worked.
        But the HOF will always divide opinion as we.all view talents in our own way I guess.

      • Super agree on the divide element.

        As I see it Trish, Lita were the division. Jacqueline was first WWE african american women’s champion. Molly had the great moment of getting shaved bald.
        The rest during that period were some level of periphery characters. I’d compare Ivory to a Lance Storm, a person who may have had some stories, but none too memorable.
        For the Women’s division, the amount of performers was so sparse in WWE for so long that it appears all of the Attitude Era will get in. (Excluding Kat, Tori & Ryan Shamrock) Ivory, Victoria, Molly, Stacey, Torrie Wilson and maybe even Debra will all go in at some point (at least with how the WWE does things) I don’t like it myself- but to each its own.

        Thanks for talking.

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