The Dan Gable Wrestling Museum announced today that WWE Hall Of Famer Beth Phoenix will be the first woman inducted in the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall Of Fame. Beth Phoenix, alongside being a former-WWE Divas & WWE Women’s Champion, also holds amateur wrestling awards, winning the New York State Fair Women’s Championship, and the North-East Wrestling Women’s Championship, earning both accolades in 1999.
I am SO humbled and grateful!!! Thank you @wrestlingmuseum for this honor and putting a spotlight on women’s wrestling. I marvel at today’s female athletes and how they inspire all generations (including my two young daughters!) @USAWrestling https://t.co/N8l4u5vYl5
— Beth Copeland (@TheBethPhoenix) December 21, 2018