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Minnesota's Molly Holly to be inducted into WWE Hall of Fame

She is the first member of the 2021 Hall of Fame Class.

Wrestling legend Molly Holly, aka Minnesota's Nora Benshoof, has been named as the latest inductee to the WWE Hall of Fame.

Holly, a native of Forest Lake, is the first announced inductee in the 2021 Hall of Fame class, WWE confirmed on Wednesday morning.

Holly, 43, got her start on the independent circuit in the late '90s and had a brief spell with WCW, but rose to prominence in WWE as one of the "Holly Cousins" alongside "Hardcore" Bob Holly and Crash Holly.

She then embarked on a singles career as Molly Holly, winning the WWE Women's Championship twice, beating Trish Stratus and Gail Kim for the titles.

She left the company in 2005 and wrestled once again on the independent circuit, but has returned twice in recent years as a guest entrant in the 2018 and 2020 Royal Rumbles.

In recent years she has worked as a coach at The Academy of Professional Wrestling in the Twin Cities, which was created by former WWE star Ken Anderson (Mr. Kennedy).

The WWE Hall of Fame 2021 will stream on Tuesday, Apr. 6 on Peacock, four days before WrestleMania 37.

Other Minnesotans previously inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame include Bob Backlund, "Mr Perfect" Curt Hennig, Verne Gagne, Sean Waltman (X-Pac), and Jesse Ventura.

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