Former WWE superstar Victoria revealed that her famed finisher “Widow’s Peak” was actually inspired from a move used by a current NXT talent.
VICTORIA WON THE WOMEN’S TITLE WITH A SNAP SUPLEX
Victoria discussed the origin of her finishing move to Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp, where she disclosed that it was not her invention but a timely recommendation from the ever helpful Molly Holly. When Victoria won the Women’s Title in 2002, it was with a different finisher: a snap suplex. It was the next night that she debuted this new and far better move which highlighted her strength.
MOLLY HOLLY RECOMMENDED THE MOVE TO HER
Victoria said that she could not take credit for the move. Molly Holly watched an independent wrestler perform and approached Victoria. Speaking about a move that the particular pro wrestler used, Holly recommended that she could use the move as a finisher. The recommendation was because of the fact that she was bigger than most members of the women’s locker room at that point, and was one of the women who could pick up everyone.
“Molly Holly saw an independent wrestler, I’m not gonna say his name yet, do a move. She came back and said, “Victoria” –we don’t call each other by our real names, by the way— “There’s a move that I think you should use as your finisher.” Because I was a big girl and I was one of the girls that could pick up everybody. So, you won’t be able to do a finisher on everybody,” she said.
HOLLY EVEN WENT ON TO TEACH HER THE MOVE
Holly went on to teach Victoria how to execute the move. They rehearsed it at the arena when audience were not yet in, and Vince McMahon was passing by and watching the move. Holly went on to approach Vince and recommend the move to him as a new finisher. After asking her if she was okay with the move, Vince said that it was great and okayed the use of the move as Victoria’s finisher.
It was then that she revealed that Holly actually watched current NXT talent Roderick Strong perform the move in an independent wrestling event. She thanked both Strong and Holly for contributing to the finisher that she would become synonymous to.
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