WWE Hall of Famer Molly Holly recently appeared on Chris Hero’s Shoot Conversations podcast to discuss her feud with Victoria, and how it felt so freeing to shave her head during that time, a decision she reveals was her own. Highlights are below.
Looks back on her feud with Victoria:
“I wish there had been a longer storyline of good vs. evil because I think Victoria had been a heel, so she was just coming out of being a heel. he wasn’t like a really strong babyface and it would have been better if we just had more character development into it so the fans really cared about who won. I think the fans were excited to see someone get their head shaved like, ‘Oh, that’s dramatic.’ I do wish there was more purpose behind it, but I was happy to do it. We worked really hard on that match and I was happy with how it turned out. We had a practice ring at the hotel and then Fit Finlay was with us. We worked really hard on it. In WCW, I never spoke to him. He had a mullet and I was scared of him. It’s funny that years later he’s like an uncle or big brother.”
Says it was her idea to get her head shaved:
“It was my idea (to have my head shaved). I didn’t pitch many ideas. Honestly, I’m not that creative with storylines and all of that. I know there have been times where I was like, ‘That doesn’t make sense’ or ‘did they put any thought into this?’ I can easily criticize, but the truth is, I don’t know how to write a story and tell a whole soap opera that leads into the three weeks ahead, so I shouldn’t be too critical of how it all goes down. It was just pretty much, they said they weren’t going to have a Women’s Title match at WrestleMania, they said there was no room for it. I was like, ‘drastic times call for drastic measures.’ I made a plan, I had a whole book, I took photos of myself in a bald cap, I wrote a few storylines, all including major stars to help build me up. Like, ‘Stone Cold is going to say this about me.’ I did everything I could to build up this story and I think the photographs of me with the bald head helped. Like, ‘oh, this does look pretty dramatic.’ I pitched it and couldn’t believe that they were like, ‘yeah, that’ll work. I believe I walked into an office where there was like Stephanie, Vince, Brian Gewirtz, Ed Koskey, and a room full of people.”
Says shaving her head felt so freeing:
“So freeing. If a completely shaved head was common for girls, that is the hairstyle I would have. I love it.”
(H/T and transcribed by Fightful)