Former wrestling star superstar Stacy Keibler was recently inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame and she was willing to admit it was an emotional moment.
Prior to her wrestling debut, the retired performer started out as a Baltimore Ravens cheerleader. However, she was compelled to switch paths simply because she was such a big fan of the pro wrestling. “I would go to every show within a three-hour drive from Baltimore,” Keibler shared. “I drove to Philly, and I drove to New York, I drove to D.C. I was in the stands wearing my NWO shirts and holding my posters.”
Beginning her professional wrestling career in 1999, she quickly became a household name when she joined the World Championship Wrestling’s “Nitro Girls” dance group. Moving onto WWE, the performer curated multiple personas that would go down in history as some of the most entertaining and engaging heroes and heels.
Following her retirement in 2006, she went on to guest star in shows such as How I Met Your Mother and Psych, but her love for the sport never dwindled. Serving as an on-screen executive assistant to WWE chairman Vince McMahon, Keibler made it clear she was a significant force in the industry.
Despite her evident historical place in WWE, Keibler said she was shocked when she received the call that informed her of her Hall of Fame status. “I never thought I would be in the Hall of Fame, to be honest,” she admitted, according to PEOPLE. “I was completely shocked when I got the call. I had tears in my eyes.”
Recalling the moment she found out, the retired performer relayed excitement over the sudden phone call. The 43-year-old said, “I screamed, and tears were in my eyes, and I was completely overwhelmed with just gratefulness.”
Alongside Keibler, Rey Mysterio, The Great Muta, and late comedian Andy Kaufman are the fellow performers being introduced to the WWE Hall of Fame in 2023.
Stacy Keibler puts her heart into being a mom and raising three children.
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Although wrestling will always be a significant part of her life, Keibler is content taking a step back from the industry in order to focus on raising her children. She explained, “I’ve entered into another chapter of being a mom, and anyone with three kids knows that that’s a juggling act, and it’s my full-time job.”
“So I have taken a step back to focus on putting my heart and soul into that,” the mother continued. “Now because I’ve been a performer since the age of seven, of course, it’s also in my heart, but it’s just something that I’ve kind of taken a backseat to that, focusing on something else.”
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