WWE Reveal Shock Inductee For 2024 Hall Of Fame

WWE Hall of Fame logo over roster

The WWE Hall of Fame will take place as part of the WrestleMania 40 festivities and now fans know a former WWE Women’s Champion will be honoured.

Paul Heyman was announced as the first WWE Hall of Fame inductee in 2024 and now he’s been joined by a trailblazing female star who set rings ablaze in both the US and her native Japan.

ESPN has revealed that Bull Nakano is set to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. Nakano was one of the major stars of Japan’s female wrestling boom of the eighties where she competed for All Japan Women’s Pro-Wrestling.

Bull Nakano Claimed WWE Gold In Front Of A Huge Crowd

In the nineties, US audiences got a taste of what the fearsome Nakano had to offer as she made her way to WWE where she is best remembered for her feud with Alundra Blayze. Long before WWE Evolution, Nakano defeated Blayze to win the WWE Women’s Championship on an all-female show promoted by AJW in front of over 42,000 fans in the Tokyo Dome.

Nakano dropped the title back to Blayze in her final match in WWE in 1995 before she returned to AJW and competed in several bouts for WCW. Most of her time in WCW was marked by her reigniting her feud with Blayze who was then known as Madusa in that company.

Talking to ESPN through an interpreter, Bull Nakano had this to say about her WWE Hall of Fame induction:

During my active years, I was able to get championship belts in Japan, America and Mexico. But just one thing was missing – I didn’t get inducted into the Hall of Fame. I wanted this. Finally, in 2024 in WrestleMania week, I am able to get this.

Nakano stepped away from the ring in 1996, only returning to compete twice after her WCW exit. Her last outing came in 2017 when she once again shared the ring with her fellow Japanese legend Manami Toyota.