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WWE News: Molly Holly discloses how she got her first break

Riju Dasgupta
862   //    16 Feb 2018, 17:02 IST

Molly Holly owes a lot to Randy Savage
Molly Holly owes a lot to Randy Savage

What's the story?

Before she was known as Molly Holly in WWE, she was known as Miss Madness during her time in WCW, in the year 1999. Molly Holly spoke to Wrestling Inc. founder Raj Giri, about how she got her first break in the wrestling business.

According to Holly, it was Randy Savage who gave Holly her first real break, when he asked her to join his stable as a valet. Let's go back in time, as Holly tells us about her time working with the Macho Man Randy Savage.

In case you didn't know...

Molly Holly is one of the most influential female superstars of all time. She's a former WWE Women's Champion and even held the Hardcore Championship at one point.

She was a part of the recently held first-ever women's Royal Rumble match as well, where she showed that she still had the skills that first brought her to the dance. Today, she trains the younger generation in her academy.

The heart of the matter

Holly explained how she got into the business, during the interview:

It was Randy Savage's idea to bring me on TV – he let Eric Bischoff know that I was going to be a part of his entourage. So, how it happened was, Randy told me that he wanted me to train his girlfriend, Stephanie, on how to do some wrestling moves. Stephanie and I then hit it off and became friends. 

She went on to mention how influential Randy Savage was to her:

He is super-intense. I owe so much to him – because he believed in me enough, and he gave me my shot of being a full-time career wrestler. So, I owe a lot to him. But he's the kind of guy that doesn't need a lot of sleep. He's very driven, goal-oriented, and he has high expectations.

What's next?

Much like Randy Savage was her first real mentor, we're sure that Holly will mentor a whole new generation of women wrestlers, to follow in her footsteps.


Author's take

I had no idea about the Holly-Savage connection. How cool is that story?

I've the utmost respect for Holly, not merely as a performer, but also because of Beth Phoenix's Hall of Fame speech, where she mentioned how great a person Molly Holly really is.

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Riju Dasgupta
Riju Dasgupta is the bassist of heavy metal bands Albatross and Primitiv. He's also a former guest columnist for Rolling Stone India. His primary passion remains watching and reviewing the art of professional wrestling for Sportskeeda. In the world of heavy metal, he goes by the moniker- Dr. Hex.
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