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DYNAMITE KID AT WRESTLEMANIA 2, BALD MOLLY, JAPAN COVERAGE ON PWINSIDER AND MORE

By Mike Johnson on 2013-02-28 10:00:08
What is the story behind the women's title match at Wrestlemania 20 between the then champion Victoria defending her title against Molly Holly (Nora Greenwald) with the stipulation that, if Molly lost, which she did, she would have her head shaved bald?

The story was pretty simple. Greenwald pitched the idea and WWE managemenet went with it. It was something she thought the fans would enjoy and she was right.

I was just watching the Wrestlemania 2 DVD as part of the Anthology set. I was watching the Tag Title match between the British Bulldogs and Dream Team, and the end of the match features Greg Valentine being pinned after being thrown in head first to the Dynamite Kid, who was hanging on the ropes at the time. The Dynamite Kid, after the match, is busted wide open, and looked like he was on spaghetti legs. My question is, was this a work or did the finish somehow go awry, and the wrestlers ad libbed?

Dynamite Kid was knocked pretty loopy during the spot and was out on his feet. It was a legitimate insane bump by the standards of that time.

What was the story with Jim Wilson? I read his book and he really crapped on the business.

From speaking to those who were around Wilson at the time, he had an inflated opinion of himself as a worker and he likely was never going to be NWA champion as he claimed. He probably felt like the business screwed him but most people who don't succeed in the business do feel that way.

How come PWInsider never covers Japan?

We do, from time to time. I actually covered Japan extensively in the past but the reality is that like any other business, you have to focus on what the audience wants. We very rarely get calls for Japanese coverage and there's only so much time in the day and a big part of that has to go towards focusing on WWE, TNA, etc. I love the Japanese product, but you have to do what's best for the audience. If someone wanted to do a Japan column, we would be happy to run it.

Where's Hiroshi Hase?

Retired, sadly.