Jacqueline is a name that may often get lost in the shuffle during modern WWE television, but she is predominate as a trailblazer for women’s wrestling.
She is a two-time WWF Women’s Champion and the only woman to have held the WWE Cruiserweight Championship for the organization. The only other women to have held the Cruiserweight Title was when it belonged to WCW and that was Daffney and Madusa. She was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2016.
On his podcast, Grilling with JR, Jim Ross spoke highly of Jacqueline giving her great praise while calling her his most valuable female hire.
“I never hired a more valuable female than Jackie Moore, ever,” Ross said. “Jackie was never late. Jackie was a professional, she could wrestle anybody of any gender that you wanted to book her with, and she would go out there and work snug, fundamentally sound. She was a big difference-maker.”
He continues, “I’m glad she’s in the Hall of Fame and I despise the fact that people say ‘She was in the Hall of Fame because they had to induct a female, and as a black female is even better.’ That’s bullshit. She got in the Hall of Fame because of all of her years of service to the wrestling business, and how much her contributions were, and how we perceived her contributions. That’s how I looked at it.” [h/t – Wrestling Inc.]
Prior to her time in the WWE, Jacqueline wrestled for the now-defunct United States Wrestling Association under the name Miss. Texas. She was the organization’s inaugural women’s champion and went on to become a 14-time champion in the 1990s. Jacqueline spent the majority of her time with WWF/WWE from 1998 to 2004. She also appeared for TNA and the indies afterward.
Her last in-ring appearance was a return for the first-ever women’s Royal Rumble Match in 2018.
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