Today in History: Jacqueline/Stacy/Trish vs. Ivory/Molly/Victoria in a “Santa’s Little Helpers” Match

On this day in history:

December 23rd, 2002 | The Divas had a good old fashioned “Santa’s Little Helpers” match when Trish Stratus, Jacqueline and Stacy Keibler teamed up to take on Ivory, Molly Holly and Victoria. In keeping with the cheery spirit of the Holidays, the babyfaces won with tandem pins: Jacqueline pinned Victoria and Trish pinned Ivory while Stacy occupied Molly.

What are your memories of this moment?

Note: This was originally posted on 12/23/12.

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  • wwestarlee

    Love this!!! The match was of course a “theme” match, but the girls really got to do a lot. Lmaoo at Molly and that grandma dress

    • jcott3

      That was Molly’s problem in WWE in 2002: too much comedy, not enough sizzle.

    • BorisG

      Yes it showed that Christmas theme isn’t excuse for having bad match :)

  • CrazyGirlAJ (#ChickBusters)

    Back when the Diva theme matches weren’t jokes.

    • redsandman99

      We got lucky last year with the theme match being something more like this. I do have fingers crossed that beyond one particular spot that got leaked, the rest of the match tonight isn’t anything to cringe about.

  • Brandon

    Molly kicked jaqueline in the back and she’s like “I’ll kill you bitch”, slides out of ring and grabs her legs xD

  • xChanellex

    VICTORIA <33333333333333333

  • TorrieTrishStacyLita

    My favorite Santa’s Little Helper match. Jacqueline was on fire :)

  • Timalee

    I wish WWE gave Molly, Victoria, Ivory, and Jackie another title. I think that could have made them all much greater and more remember able.

    • jcott3

      Jackie got a reign as Cruiserweight champion, largely because they couldn’t figure out what to do with her in 2004. When Chavo Guerrero Sr. balked at an angle where he would have lost to her and been forced to wear a dress, they released her with the old “creative has nothing for you” line.
      Ivory was already over 40 and had had 3 reigns as champion when WWE put her “out to pasture” on WWE Experience until her contract ran out in 2005.
      Molly’s career was over after WM 20. I respect what she did and why she did it, but she didn’t have it in her to survive another public humiliatioin angle. And once WWE reduced her to being Stacy Keibler’s Bitch, she was unsalvageable.
      Victoria absolutely should have gotten another title reign, but she had to got to TNA go get it.

  • TorrieTrishStacyLita

    Jacqueline’s hat didn’t fall off the entire match O_o

    • 3xplicit

      lol

    • BorisG

      lol truee.

  • 3xplicit

    jacquline was the best female wrestler in that era. no flashy moves just tough and her suplex, drop kicks, & closelines >

    • Timalee

      if only she would come back

    • TorrieTrishStacyLita

      Jacqueline was one of my favorites. The toughest WWE diva ever. Sucks she never gets the credit she deserves

    • BorisG

      Jackie was great and I love that she still wrestles occasionally, even being in her late 40’s. Hope to see her in TNA or WWE HOF one day.

  • jcott3

    Molly actually managed to surpass the dumbest thing she ever did in her career to that point (that being when Trish pantsed her in July 2002). That excuse for an outfit and reprising the worst idea she ever had were bad enough, but letting a non-wrestler like Stacy make a fool out of her was just inexcusable.

  • WweRules32

    these were the days

  • WomenWrestlingRevolution 014

    Jackie should definitely be a trainer down at NXT plus Death Rey the girls would learn to be tough as nails lol

    • @KENLushh

      Jackie would be so good in a role like that. She’s a true veteran.

    • BorisG

      Yess! Bring back Jackie!

    • jcott3

      I still wish they had let Jackie beat the piss out of Sable in 1999 and given that arrogant bitch some much-needed humility.

    • Half Of Me

      Jackie did train girls for wwe at one point & was said to be really hard on the girls…

  • SableBomb

    Stacy was so fricken adorable. Her and Torrie were like the most lovable divas ever. I miss them so much. Molly was hilarious, i miss her molly go round

    • TorrieTrishStacyLita

      Yes! I loved Torrie and Stacy :)

  • C.Welch

    I absolutely love this era of divas … This is random but JoJo could really be a great face. She’s so adorable, innocent looking and likable much like how torrie Wilson, Maria, Stacy etc was. She could be really over if given the right push

    • @KENLushh

      Totally agree.

    • BorisG

      JoJo is that type of underdog that everyone wants to cheer for. She’s likeable with her innocent presence. I hope they use her more.

      • C.Welch

        Yes; I think that’s what got Kelly so over

  • BorisG

    Christmas match but still had great wrestling.

  • nightofme

    Watching this just makes me even more in awe of how different the divas of the past are compared to the divas of today. Big differences in wrestling skills and looks

    • Yanaliquisha Wiggins

      and PERSONALITY

      • nightofme

        ok you don’t have to SHOUT

        lol jk. i agree. def personality and passion *coughcough*

  • C.a.v.i.t G.

    i miss the Crazy Victoria #SuperHeel

    • The Diva Of Greatness

      She played that role real well.

  • Glitched

    The crowd reactions for all 6 Divas!!<3 I love how this was a Santa's Helper themed match yet it was just as competitive as the regular divas matches that we saw every week. I love Jackie and Ivory, two of the best to ever step foot into the ring!

  • PikachuBoo

    This is so old. I love it!

  • The Diva Of Greatness

    I remember this match good times.

  • Cassie Smith

    I miss all these women in this photo.