WWE has announced former Women’s Champion Jacqueline, a Texas native, for the 2016 WWE Hall of Fame class.
Jackie spoke with FOX Sports about the induction and what she’s been up to. Below are highlights:
FS: What was your first reaction when you heard from WWE that you’d be inducted into the Hall of Fame in your home state?
Jacqueline: I was so overjoyed. 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.
FS: Are there any current WWE Divas on the roster who remind you of yourself?
Jacqueline: I think Naomi and Sasha Banks are pretty tough women. But there’s a lot of talent in WWE right now. Naomi kind of reminds me of me, or Jazz. There’s a lot of talented women. I think that’s because of the trainers.
FS: What have you been up to now that your in-ring career has wound down?
Jacqueline: On the record, I’m not retired. I’m just not active right now. I keep busy. If push comes to shove, I can step in the ring right now. I might be rusty, but you don’t forget. It’s just in you, you don’t forget that… I’m keeping myself busy. I’m painting now, I do art paintings and drawings. That keeps me pretty busy.