Stacy Keibler will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as part of the 2023 class.
“I never thought I would be in the Hall of Fame, to be honest,” she tells PEOPLE. “I was completely shocked when I got the call. I had tears in my eyes.” Keibler said she found out when she received an unexpected call from a WWE representative two weeks ago while home in her kitchen.
“When she told me, I screamed, and tears were in my eyes, and I was completely overwhelmed with just gratefulness,” Keibler recalls.
In her interview with PEOPLE, Keibler reflected on her career and expressed her gratitude for the fans.
“The fans are the ones that made it possible,” Keibler said. “I owe so much to them for getting me to this point in my career. I’ve spent time just reflecting, and I feel so lucky to have this extraordinary time with the organization, the community, but most of all the fans,” she adds. “And it’s shaped my life, and there’s nothing else that can get me more excited in the exact same way as being live in front of the WWE fans. Their passion is contagious. So I’m just so excited.”