WWE Hall of Famer Molly Holly has revealed that she only spoke with Vince McMahon once during her WWE career.
Numerous WWE Superstars over the years have previously explained that McMahon is a difficult man to pin down and Molly Holly’s experience is no exception.
Holly, real name Nora Greenwald, wrestled with WWE from 2000 to 2005, before leaving the company to spend more time with her family.
Appearing on Pro Wrestling 4 Life with Sean Waltman, the former Women’s Champion revealed that the only time she had a proper conversation with McMahon was when she asked for her release. Holly explained that during her full-time career, she dealt with the Head of Talent Relations and the show’s writers.
“The only conversation I’ve had with Vince in my entire career was when I asked to be released from my contract early… That’s the only time I’ve ever said more than ‘hello’ to him. The way that I got hired was through Jim Ross and throughout my time there, I would talk with writers or Head of Talent Relations, but I didn’t have conversations with Vince. It was a big deal for me to walk into his office and ask for my release and thank him for everything. I wouldn’t say I have a friendship with him or anything. He shook my hand at the Hall of Fame and I took a picture with him. He was very nice. That’s it.”
Molly Holly continued, detailing her “awesome” conversation with the WWE Chairman, saying that he told her that the door would always be open should she want to return.
“It was awesome. Vince was great. I first went in and told him all about how my career has been such a blessing. The fact that I got to wrestle in 15 different countries, I would have never seen those places if it wasn’t for him. I got good retirement savings because of how he paid me. I wanted to let him know this was an amazing experience and I was so grateful, and, I feel complete and I would like to be out of my contract. I didn’t want to work anywhere else, I just felt complete. He spent like ten minutes telling me how important I was to the business, how much he appreciated my work ethic, what a great champion I was. He just complimented me for ten minutes and said if I ever wanted to come back, the door was always open. He shook my hand and that was it.”
Since leaving WWE Holly has continued to make sporadic appearances for the company. Most recently ‘Mighty’ Molly competed in the 2020 Women’s Royal Rumble Match.
Meanwhile Molly Holly was recently named at number 15 on WWE’s list of it’s top 50 female Superstars. Holly’s former rival Trish Stratus topped the list.
H/t to Fightful for the transcription.