Queen Sharmell to be inducted into WWE Hall of Fame

Sharmell Huffman, who performed under various names, is the latest inductee announced for this year’s WWE Hall of Fame class.

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Sharmell Huffman, who performed under various names, is the latest inductee announced for this year’s WWE Hall of Fame class.

Sharmell began her career in professional wrestling as part of the Nitro Girls dance group, performing under the name ‘Storm’.

Eventually, many of the women in the group were transitioned into on-screen personalities with Sharmell adopting the name ‘Paisley’ as the valet for The Artist Formerly Known as Prince Iaukea, and later with Kwee Wee (Allan Funk). This led to her wrestling in several mixed tags with Iaukea and singles matches on television throughout 2000.

She signed with WWE in early 2001 and was sent to OVW and later used as a backstage interviewer on WWE programming for a short period and then left the company.

Her biggest run began in 2005 when she returned to WWE as the valet for husband Booker T. This included some of the most bizarre television produced during this era where Booker feuded with Kurt Angle, whose objective was to have sex with Sharmell. Angle would later call it his “most embarrassing storyline of all time”.

Booker won the King of the Ring in 2006 and was rechristened ‘King Booker’ and aided by ‘Queen Sharmell’ and was a popular act that the two pulled off exceptionally well. It led to Booker becoming the world heavyweight champion on SmackDown that year. The two left in the fall of 2007 and would go to TNA.

Sharmell had several matches in the company including with Bobby Roode & Traci Brooks at Final Resolution in January 2008.

In July 2009, Sharmell took on Jenna Morasca from the Survivor reality show in an all-time awful match at the Victory Road pay-per-view.

Her last match took place in September 2009 at a TNA house show in Hannover, Germany where she teamed with Booker T. & Scott Steiner against Team 3-D & Awesome Kong.

Sharmell joins husband Booker T., who was inducted in 2013 and again in 2019 as part of Harlem Heat, in the WWE Hall of Fame.

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