Earlier we recapped Triple H’s appearance on Steve Austin’s podcast. While it was mostly uneventful, he was asked an interesting question about former WWE Superstar Chyna, and her possible inclusion into the WWE Hall of Fame:
“Does she deserve to go in the Hall of Fame? Absolutely… There’s no beef on this side with anything, and I mean that 100 percent. From a career standpoint, should she be in the Hall of Fame? Absolutely.” However, Triple H goes on to very loosely imply that he doesn’t want a scenario where children are looking up New Hall of Famer Chyna online and end up finding her explicit material. It’s pretty entertaining to watch Triple H figure out on the fly how to say “She did porn” in the most diplomatic possible way. “I’m not criticizing anybody, I’m not criticizing lifestyle choices… It’s not a morality thing or anything else. It’s just the fact of what it is. It’s a difficult choice.” – With Spandex Podcast Recap
In that vein of diplomacy, Chyna’s response was actually pretty gracious:
I understand that the question was asked why am I not in the HOF? I have my reason as to why however, let me make this clear. If the WWE was ever to say that I was going to be inducted, either as part of the groundbreaking DX or as an individual. Well, my answer would be what a friend of mine us to say in the ring, O HELL YEAH! It just want to take a minute and thank all of the fans that keep my name out there. You have no idea what it means to me. I love you all. – Twitter
Of course, the “she did porn” excuse is weak, but even more offensive is the idea that consensual sex on camera is somehow more damning than…oh, wait a second, there it is:
While we can all agree that the WWE Hall of Fame is primarily a sham driven by more than a little favouritism, people still cling to the accolade as a benchmark in the wrestling business. The idea that it’s some kind of prestigious, untouchable institution of pure moral fibre has been overridden multiple times, and that’s just Sunny. You can bandy about the rumours of Jimmy Snuka killing his girlfriend, but you can also very easily google Mike Tysons actual rape conviction. How about Stone Cold and domestic violence? No? Those things are cool? Ah, good.