This week, we’re asking this: Kharma‘s surprise appearance at the Royal Rumble has us wondering: what do you consider to be the most shocking moment in women’s wrestling history? We’ve read your responses on our social media pages and picked some of the best submissions to highlight here on the website. As always, you can join the debate by leaving your comments!
Our Two Cents
Batting for Team DD this week, it’s Katelyn giving us her personal opinion on this week’s topic:
Katelyn: There’s been a few moments in women’s wrestling that have truly shocked me. One that immediately springs to mind is Trish Stratus‘s heel turn at Wrestlemania XX. By that time, Trish had been the quintessential, numero uno, top babyface for several years and everyone was hoping and praying that, despite Chris Jericho’s childish bet with Christian for one (Canadian) dollar over who could sleep with Trish or Lita first, it would have a fairytale ending and Trish and Jericho would ride off into the sunset together.
Turns out that Trish had a change of heart, and with one mighty slap, became a heel again for the first time since the beginning of her career. It was a great career move for Trish, who is a naturally funny person. Following a “Vicious and Delicious” alliance with Christian and their “Problem Solver” Tyson Tomko, she added a fifth Women’s title reign to her accolades in June and dominated the women’s division in a very enjoyable run. That’s probably my favorite ‘shocking’ memory… in recent memory.
Your Two Cents
|Henric Grubbström | Strangely enough it would have to a strict kayfabe moment, when Chigusa Nagayo finally defeated Dump Matsumoto in the hair-versus-hair match and the anticlimax when Dump was shaved by her own accomplices and didn’t seem to care at all about losing her hair.|
|@IAmNELLEZ_ | I’d have to say Madusa throwing away the Women’s title on Nitro was pretty shocking.|
|Josie Michelle Pearson | Molly Holly getting her head shaved at Wrestlemania 20! Seriously, I really did not think they would end up doing it!|
|Josue Guzman | Chyna‘s run with TNA. When Kurt Angle announced that he had hired a mistress to take on the Jarretts I NEVER thought that it would end up being Chyna! Since her departure from WWE, Chyna had become notorious for her drug use, money problems and, of course, her sex tape. She was a train wreck looking for a comeback and may have had that chance when TNA called her up. Unfortunately, her time was cut short because of disputes between her and TNA but it is definitely an unforgettable moment.|
|Mickey Micklon | The Original Screwjob, where Wendi Richter lost the WWF Women’s title to the masked Spider Lady despite raising her shoulder to stop the three-count (which was obvious). Spider Lady immediately unmasked, revealing herself to be the Fabulous Moolah.|
|@RingPostsTesta | That TNA actually went through with shaving Roxxi‘s head after the Makeover Battle Royale ladder match, knowing she was bleeding.|
And now we turn it over to you…
What are your two cents on the debate? What do you think is the most shocking moment in women’s wrestling history? Tell us in the comments…