As a wrestler having time cut from your match is something that comes with the territory, but as Molly Holly has revealed, it appears that Hall of Fame speeches are also no exception.
Appearing on Busted Open Radio, Molly Holly, real name Nora Greenwald, gave a glimpse behind the curtain at preparations for the Hall of Fame ceremony.
Holly explained that she was initially told that she would be getting 15 minutes for her speech. However, just a couple of days before then event she was then told that her time had been cut to just two minutes.
“I was told that I would 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. I practiced it for 60 hours. I have a regular 9 to 5 job, and after work everyday, I would practice it while I was going for a walk. I worked really hard on it. Then, a couple days before, they said, `Oh, never mind. You actually have two minutes to give your speech.’ I cried for like four hours. A lot of times when I used to wrestle full time, they would tell us, `You have 12 minutes to wrestle,’and then right before we walk out, they would be like, `Nope, nope, you have four minutes..”
Looking back at her career in a separate interview with Pro Wrestling 4 Life, Holly also revealed that she only ever had one conversation with Vince McMahon. The former Women’s Champion explained that during her time with WWE she mostly communicated with Talent Relations or the company’s writers. Holly added that the first time she had a proper conversation with the Chairman was when she asked for her release in 2005.
Transcription via The Wrestling Observer Newsletter.