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In the build-up to WrestleMania 32, the Flickering Myth writers look back at previous installments of the ‘Showcase of the Immortals’…
- Jackson Ball
To say that the WWE Divas division hasn’t always been successful is an understatement. Despite once having a glowing roster of female wrestlers such as Trish Stratus, Molly Holly, Chyna and Lita, the company has often treated the Diva division as an after-thought and encouraged a culture where their matches are referred to by many fans as bathroom breaks.
This all looked set to change with the arrival of three of the Nxt Four Horsewoman: Charlotte, Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch. The eagerly awaited debut of the Nature Girl, the Boss and the Lasskicker was met with overwhelming support and ‘This Is Awesome’ chants from the crowd. Pretty much straight away WWE slapped the hashtag #DivasRevolution on the so-called movement and the rest is history.
But has the revolution really fixed the Divas division? Despite all this happening, the fans have criticized the booking, with particularly ire »
- Leah Flavell
Molly Holly was one of the most influential women to ever wrestle in WWE. Shrugging off the long-kept stereotype that female performers were only truly useful in scantily-clad outfits or as managers to their male counterparts and turning the women’s division into a vibrant, electric battleground, Molly was a well trained competitor with technical nous far outweighing her often more popular opponents.
Whether playing the sweet, innocent babyface or the aggressive, spiteful heel, Molly went about her job like a true pro and, despite winning two Women’s titles during her time with the company, most never saw her as equal to Trish Status and Lita (both of whom have been inducted into the Hall of Fame).
During a time when it was all about bloodshed and risqué storytelling, Molly Holly’s character was the light in the darkness. While Stone Cold Steve Austin was offering up beer baths and middle fingers, »
- Christopher Powers
3 items from 2016
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