After a brief stint in WCW, Molly Holly signed a deal with WWE in 2000 making her TV debut as a cousin of Hardcore and Crash Holly. Molly was later involved in a romance with Spike Dudley, a move that sparked the famous rivalry between the Holly Cousins and the Dudley Boyz.
During her tenure with the company, Holly graduated twice as a Women's Champion and once as Hardcore Champion, earning her entry into the Hall of Fame earlier this year. In 2005, she asked for his early release from WWE, limiting herself to a few sporadic appearances in the ring in the following seasons.
A guest on the latest edition of the podcast hosted by Sean Waltman, titled 'Pro Wrestling 4 Life', the former women's champion spoke at length about her professional relationship with Stamford federation boss Vince McMahon.
Molly Holly on Vince McMahon
“I've never had a direct conversation with Vince McMahon,” confided Molly Holly. "The only interaction I have had with him in my entire career was when I asked to be released in advance of the terms of my contract.
That was the only time I said a few more words to him than just a courtesy greeting. During my time in the company, I have always interfaced mainly with Jim Ross, as well as with writers and various talent managers, but I have never had a real relationship with Vince.
When I decided to leave WWE, I went to his office, thanked him for the opportunity I had been given and explained to him that I wanted to end my adventure in professional wrestling. I could never say that there was a friendship between me and him.
Vince shook my hand, we took a picture together and that's it,” she continued. Molly took part in the women's Royal Rumble match in both 2018 and 2020. Speaking about her romantic storyline with Spike Dudley, Molly Holly praised Spike for being a gentleman and said he was great to work with.
Holly said that she also loved the storyline and working with the Dudleys was a great bonus because of their popularity: "It was awesome," said Holly. "To even be involved in any kind of storyline is huge. It's still fun to be on Sunday Night Heat but to be thrown in a situation where you're just doing a four-minute match for no reason, it's like, I want to do so much more.
So when they put me in the storyline with Spike where we're like having this Disney romance, we like each other and it's all sweetness."