WWE Hall Of Famer Molly Holly Says She Cried For Hours After Hall Of Fame Speech Was Cut.

WWE Hall Of Famer Molly Holly Says She Cried For Hours After Hall Of Fame Speech Was Cut.
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The first inductee into the WWE Hall Of Fame class of 2021, Molly Holly, was recently in an interveiw with Busted Open and admitted that after her induction speech, it left her in tears. 

Holly was a prominent feature during the later years of the Attitude Era and a mainstay in the beginning of the Ruthless Agression era, she held numerous titles which included the WWE Hardcore championships and the WWE Women's Championship on two occasions. 

Despite her career having being only 8 years long, she made an impact in the business with her no nonsense style of wrestling. Semi-retiring in 2005, she had gone on to train future stars at Ken Anderson and Shawn Daivari's wrestling school in Minnesota. 

Initially, she'd been told she would have 15 minutes for her induction speech. After hours of rehearsing and getting it right, she was told at the last minute she only had 2 minutes to say her speech. 

Here's what she had to say in her interview: 

I was told I’d have about 15 minutes to give a speech, so I spent a lot of time and had three friends of mine that are professional writers help me, and I practiced it for like 60 hours. I have a regular 9-5 job, and after work every day, I would practice it while I was going for a walk, and I worked really hard on it, and then a couple of days before, they said, “Oh, never mind, you actually have two minutes to give your speech,” and I cried for like four hours.

“But, here’s the good news, the WWE made it right, and they let me give my speech on their YouTube page. They have like 75 million people that have looked on that. So I was like so hurt, and then I was so happy that they let me thank Dean Malenko and Lanny Poffo and these people that really, really helped shape my career, so it’s been a rollercoaster of emotions for me.

It was a rather disrespectful move made by WWE. A Hall Of Fame Induction is a show of respect for those that impacted the business and to showcase their full appreciation they deserve to have their speech heard.

However, WWE have since rectified their mistake and have allowed Holly to give her speech in it's entirety and has so far been veiwed over 80,000 times on YouTube. 

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