Jim Ross has discussed the “most valuable female” he ever hired in the wrestling business during his time as Head Of Talent Relations in WWE.
Ross was long known as the voice of WWE and is now the voice of All Elite Wrestling but the proud Oklahoman spent many years as an executive within WWE taking care of hiring stars that took the company to the next level during the vaunted Attitude Era.
“I never hired a more valuable female than Jackie Moore, ever. 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.
“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 bulls**t. 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.”
Jackie Moore is better known to WWE fans as Jacqueline after she debuted for the company in mid-1998 by the side of Marc Mero. Moore immediately entered into a famous feud with Sable that saw Jacqueline crowned the first WWF Women’s Champion of that era after the company revived the belt once again in late 1998.
Jacqueline went on to hold the WWF Women’s Title once more as well as becoming WWE Cruiserweight Champion in 2004 by defeating Chavo Guerrero shortly before her departure from the company. Moore was inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame by The Dudley Boyz in 2016.