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Old 01-27-2013, 11:11 PM
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For ANYONE to Judge MOOLAH based on a TV rating is the epitome of crazy. As someone who watched wrestling LIVE during the Territory Days, I can tell you that MOOLAH was a draw. And she drew money.
Nowadays it would be crazy to judge drawing ability based on TV ratings alone, but back in the mid 80's they didn't have the internet or TiVo. Ratings were pretty much the only way to tell what was selling and what wasn't. Women's wrestling wasn't a draw in the territorial days, the Golden era, or even the mid 90's. It wasn't until the Attitude era that fans began to take notice.

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She Popped Territories on the level of Abdullah but didn't get the same pay because she was a woman.
True, but at the same time there wasn't allot of genuine competition for her so bookers just gave her a flat rate for an appearance. There's a genuine reason why WWE ignores allot of her history as woman's champion.

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She was used in many house shows and territories that were NOT on TV. So for anyone to think that one or two shows someone demonstrates her drawing power , has a very limited understanding of success. Her's was her staying power.
These weren't just one or two shows. These were major PPV's which showcased the best talents at the time. In one of those PPV's she got billed over Hulk Hogan, and another she was billed as his drawing equal - there's little wonder why her matches lost ratings.

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She lived in an era where she had to live in her car, change in bathrooms and drive hundreds of miles by herself. She paved the way for Trish.
True, but that doesn't have anything to do with drawing ability as Moolah owed her whole career to women like Mildred Burke - who was actually a much better mainstay territorial draw than she was.

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I say Trish was a greater draw during the modern era of wrestling just because she had the WWE Machine. Moolah didn't. She did it the hard way. And Moolah trained many female talents of her day. Something WWE never really acknowledged.
Training is one thing, but putting over others is another. There were several women that owed the success of their characters to the rub they got from Trish. Among these are Victoria, Molly, Jazz, Mickie James, and even Lita to an extent.

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Trish is the Greatest Diva of All Time. Moolah is the Greatest Wrestler and Draw because she wrestled longer and represented the WWE in other promotions as well as her territory work.
Superstar = Performer = Diva = Wrestler... all the same thing.
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