Molly Holly Says She Stole Victoria’s Widow’s Peak Finisher From Roderick Strong, How She Pitched Getting Her Head Shaved At WrestleMania

Molly Holly was recently a guest on the Ring The Belle podcast. Molly discusses her famous WrestleMania 20 head shaving, stealing the concept for Victoria’s finisher from a teenage Roderick Strong, and more.

The team was kind enough to send WrestleZone the video, which you can see above, along with these transcribed quotes:

Stealing Widow’s Peak from Roderick Strong:

“I used to watch indie tapes to steal moves from people. Sorry! So, I stole [Widow’s Peak] from Roderick Strong, whom I used to wrestle with in the back yard of a trailer park in Florida. He was 14 and I was 18. He had a really cool move. Victoria was looking for a new finisher, and I showed it to her. When I showed it to her, in the ring was Vince McMahon. He saw her practice it on me, and Vince McMahon went “Oh!” And I thought if we can get Vince to react that way we know it’s a good one.”

Pitching The Hair vs. Title Match to WWE Creative for WrestleMania:

“I was a champion, and the writers told me that there was only room for one women’s match at WrestleMania. They were going to do a pillow fight or a mud match.  I was really devastated and thought I gotta come up with something that makes them change their minds. So I put a bald cap on and had my photo taken. I made a booklet with a bunch of different storylines showing my head getting shaved. I presented it to Stephanie McMahon and some of the writers and said: “I’m willing to shave my head, can I please be on WrestleMania?” Sure enough, they came back to me couple days later and said “all right, we’ll let you get your head shaved at WrestleMania.”

Molly On Returning At Last Year’s Royal Rumble: 

“Anytime I get to see someone I used to work with, of course, you’ve got these–I hate to say it like–trauma bonds. We’ve gone through this like extreme situation together and so for life, you’re like molded as a friendship.”

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