This Week in History: Thanksgiving Matches, 1st Divas Cage Match, Lita’s Not-So-Fond Farewell & More

Welcome to Diva Dirt’s This Week in History, where each week we’ll take a look back at some of the most memorable moments in women’s wrestling from years gone by.

So, join us in taking a trip down memory lane…



November 25th, 1999 & November 22nd, 2001 | Name a major holiday, and the WWE has probably built a Divas gimmick match around it. Thanksgiving is no exception, and one of the bouts created for it was the Gravy Bowl match, which required Divas to wrestle in a pool of gravy in the name of… America? A 1999 Gravy Bowl match saw Ivory taking on Jacqueline with Miss Kitty serving as referee. Two years later, newly crowned Women’s Champion Trish Stratus and Stacy Keibler entered the ring of gravy as well. The 2001 addition of a table covered with a Thanksgiving feast was a wise move, because we all know that every conflict is better when turned into a food fight.

What are your memories of these classic moments? Tell us in the comments…

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