Molly Holly says she cried when WWE cut her Hall of Fame speech from 15 to 2 minutes. The former Women’s Champion was inducted this year.
Molly Holly was the first person to be announced as this year’s WWE Hall of Fame entrant. She was promised 15 minutes to deliver a speech during the ceremony. Unfortunately, she was later informed that she would only have two minutes instead, leaving her devastated.
Speaking on Busted Open Radio, Molly Holly explained that this brought back memories from the time she was an active performer. The former Women’s Champion revealed that she would be promised a decent time to wrestle before they would heavily trim the time on her match.
Molly Holly says she cried when WWE cut her Hall of Fame speech from 15 to 2 minutes
“When I first. It was really awesome that Hurricane Helms was the one who tells me I was going to be inducted into the Hall Of Fame and the fact that he legitimately, for real got choked up and he was super proud of me and that was really, really special so I love that moment. But the behind the scenes of after that is that I was told I’d have about 15 minutes to give a speech. So I spent a lot of time and had three friends of mine that are professional writers help me and I practiced it for like 60 hours.
“I have a regular 9-5 job and after work every day I would practice it while I was going for a walk and I worked really hard on it. And then a couple days before, they said, ‘Oh never mind, you actually have two minutes to give your speech’. And I cried for like four hours.
“I was like I think all this. And the girls and I’m sure it happened to the guys too but a lot of times when I used to wrestle full-time, they would tell us, ‘Okay, you can have 12 minutes to wrestle’ and then right before we walk out they’d be like, ‘Nope, nope. You have four minutes’ and we’d be like, ‘Aw!’
“We were so ready to tell a story of good versus evil and give the fans their money’s worth’ and now it’s just like entrances, two moves and the match. And it would be like such a heartbreak so I think I took a lot of that resentment or hurt from 20 years ago and piled it onto that moment when they cut my speech down and I just was like, I was so sad.”
But, here’s the good news
As heartbroken as she was, Molly Holly added that WWE did her right eventually by uploading her entire speech on their YouTube channel. This cheered her up because she could finally thank the people that helped her during her career.
“But, here’s the good news: The WWE made it right and they let me give my speech on their YouTube page. They have like 75 million people that have looked on that. So I was like so hurt and then I was so happy that they let me thank Dean Malenko and Lanny Poffo and these people that really, really helped shape my career so it’s been a rollercoaster of emotions for me.”
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