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Jacqueline to be inducted into WWE Hall of Fame

By Wade Sheridan   |   March 15, 2016 at 8:02 AM

STAMFORD, Conn., March 15 (UPI) -- WWE has announced that former Women's Champion Jacqueline will be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Announced Monday during the company's weekly flagship show Raw, Jacqueline, short for Jacqueline Moore, made a name for herself during WWE's beloved Attitude Era as a hard-hitting, no nonsense competitor who wrestled both men and women.

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Jacqueline who entered the WWE in in 1998 after debuting as the manager of Kevin Sullivan on WCW in 1997, notably feuded with the sultry Sable whom she defeated for her first WWE Women's Championship.

Jacqueline recaptured the gold in 2000 and in 2004 she defeated Chavo Guerrero during an open challenge for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship, becoming the third woman ever to hold the title and the first to do so in the WWE.

"Jacqueline was a fierce, barrier-breaking female competitor. Glad she will take her rightful spot in the #WWEHOF," WWE COO and current World Heavyweight Champion Triple H wrote on Twitter Monday.

The upcoming Hall of Fame ceremony taking place during WrestleMania week in Texas will serve as a homecoming for Jacqueline who hails from Dallas where she first started her career.

"Jacqueline, a true trailblazer for women in the sports-entertainment industry, will take her well-deserved place in history in her hometown of Dallas, Texas, when she is enshrined in the WWE Hall of Fame's Class of 2016," WWE said in a statement.

"It's a great honor, it's the highest honor to receive in WWE, and to be in my home town... it means so much to me," Jacqueline said to Fox Sports.

Jacqueline is the fifth inductee announced for the Hall of Fame class of 2016 following wrestling icon Sting, charismatic ladies man The Godfather, legendary tag team The Fabulous Freebirds and imposing authority figure Big Boss Man. All inductees will be honored April 2 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas during WrestleMania week.

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