The words of former WWE Diva, Terri Runnels are lingering in my head right now, “I just cannot stand having an actual wrestling match.” Though these comments can be misconstrued when taken out of context, that line – whatever the context – pisses me off. In an interview with the Baltimore Sun, Terri discussed how she would love another opportunity in WWE or in TNA:
“I would love to do something again, but my only thing is that I donâ€™t want to wrestle,” she said. “It would have to be in a hosting/managing/valet/interview capacity. I have no problems a bump. When I would get to TV and Vince [McMahon] would say, ‘OK, Big Show is going to goozle you and throw you and youâ€™re going to land on someone in the second row,’ Iâ€™d be like, ‘Awesome.’
“But if he would tell me, ‘Hey Terri, youâ€™ve got a bikini paddle on the pole match with another girl,’ nothing against the other girls, because I so respect them and what theyâ€™ve trained to do, but I just cannot stand having an actual wrestling match. Itâ€™s just not for me. I love the big bump. I was the first female to be slammed through a table by The Dudleys â€” loved that, was stoked. Granted, it didnâ€™t feel well the day after or the day after that or the day after that, but I was still very excited to do that bump.”
To me, these are the words of a washed up has-been trying to be relevant again. I was never really a fan of Terri’s nor did I dislike her, she was simply there. Between trying to stifle fans out of $1m and that line, Terri’s been on quite a roll over the past couple of months. That line leaves a really bad taste in my mouth and makes me wonder how the fuck did she last so long in the industry? Terri, please do us all a favour and fade gracefully into obscurity. You are not a “Diva legend” that deserves to be remembered, so stop trying to be relevant again.