Molly Holly opens up about her trial run as a WWE producer.
Recently, it was announced that Molly Holly was backstage at a Monday Night Raw receiving a trial as a WWE producer. The multi-time Women's Champion recently went into the WWE Hall of Fame this year and speaking on the Shooting The Sh*t Uncensored podcast, she explained that she is only on a two-month trial basis and she has yet to decide if she even wants to do it full time nor has the company decided whether they want to keep her on-board.
"Recently, I was asked if I would be willing to do a two-month tryout as a producer to see if it’s something I would wanna do, and at first I was like, ‘No. My life right now is so stress-free. I’m just super happy the way things are.’ Then, they gave me the hard sell about how I would be such a blessing to the girls that are up and coming that used to watch me when they were little and they look up to me and then I could give a whole fresh perspective and they just gave a lot of reasons as to why I should at least give it a try. So I am in the tryout period and it’s been positive so far. So I haven’t decided if I want to work there full-time and they haven’t decided if they want me full-time. They might say like, ‘Oh, we thought you’d have [brought] this to the table but it turns out you weren’t a good fit.' So that’s why I didn’t want to make a big deal about this producer trial because it might fizzle out and maybe nothing will happen. But so far, it has been a positive experience."
Molly stated that she's enjoyed the camaraderie aspect of her brief return to the world of WWE and that it has always been important for her to have a positive reaction when she walks into a room.
When asked about Mickie James being released and whether or not she feels that Mickie could help as a producer, Molly would say that she hasn't talked to Mickie about what she wants to do in the future but she still feels that Mickie James can be a great asset in the ring and that she has never wavered in her ability or beauty.
“She's so multi-talented, she can definitely do anything in the industry. I haven't talked with her about what other things she even wanted to do there. It's tough because she is still such a good athlete and she still looks so beautiful and amazing, so it would be a shame to take her off of TV because she's not like a washed-up has-been, she is still at the top of her game.”
When discussing what she's learned about the industry since becoming a trial producer, she noted that she never spent much time focusing on the camera angles and shared a story about Vince McMahon changing a shot that opened her eyes to new possibilities.
"Each time that I’ve been there I’ve learned something about how to make the best frame for people to be drawn in," said Molly. "There was one scenario where Vince McMahon wanted a certain thing and I didn’t get what he was talking about. I was like, ‘But we always do it this way. It seems fine.' Then, when they switched the camera angle to something that he wanted, I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, this way is so much better.’ So it got me excited to think like, I didn’t realize how many little things matter and how the people who are more experienced with that eye for the camera shot. It’s like learning a whole new aspect of the business and the fact that I saw something though it was fine and I saw the better version and I was like, ‘Whoa’ so that was kind of fun for me."
At the WWE Hall of Fame, Molly's speech was unfortunately cut for time. However, the company allowed her to do her full speech and released it on their YouTube channel. You can watch the full speech here.
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