She joins 80s icons Jake "The Snake" Roberts
and the Ultimate Warrior
also being inducted this year.
Dumas is one of a select few female inductees invited by the WWE to join the Hall of Fame since its inception in 1993. She follows fellow women’s champions The Fabulous Moolah, "Sensational" Sherri Martel, Mae Young, Wendi Richter, Sunny and Lita's one-time nemesis Trish Stratus, who was inducted last year.
Lita began her wrestling career in Mexico, learning the Luchador style but made her name with infamous Philidelphia-based promotion ECW before being drafted by the WWE in the late 90s.
On the announcement, also covered by the generally highbrow Independent newspaper
, Dumas said: "So, here I am Class of 2014 Hall of Fame, the dumpster diving punk rock kid that was never supposed to make it … seems kind of like the best thing ever."
Though still a casual performer on the wrestling circuit and regular at fan conventions, Amy Dumas can also be seen fronting punk band The Luchagors
The Hall of Fame ceremony takes place annually in a televised event filmed the night before pro-Wrestling’s biggest show Wrestlemania, now in its 30th edition and taking place in the city of New Orleans on the 6th of April 2014.
WWE is set to launch the WWE Network
— its own monthly subscription-based video streaming service — in the US on the 24th of February, which has seen increased mainstream media interest in Sports Entertainment's largest outlet.
The Company is currently under extreme fan scrutiny surrounding bookings for the top matches at this year's Wrestlemania, apparent poor treatment of fan-favourite Daniel Bryan and the sudden departure of recent champion CM Punk