Flashback Friday (08.12.16)

Throughout WWE’s history, we’ve witnessed so many entertaining and historic matches. There have been moments where we laughed, celebrated to the point where the noise ordinance was broken, and shocked us to the point where we were left speechless.  I want to honor these amazing moments and those who created them by creating a blog segment called Flashback Friday.

TabooTuesday05This match occurred at Taboo Tuesday on November 1, 2005 in San Diego, California.  Six of WWE’s most talented and undeniably beautiful women competed in a “Fulfill Your Fantasy” Battle Royale for the WWE Women’s Championship.  Donning nothing but lingerie, Mickie James, Maria, Ashley Massaro, Victoria, Candice Michelle and current Women’s Champion Trish Stratus all took to the squared circle for an action-packed match!

After each lovely lady made their way into the ring and the bell rung, the Battle Royale immediately began.  There was no woman without an opponent as everyone pretty much attacked each other right off the bat.  Although Mickie James was one of the six women competing for the Women’s Championship, you wouldn’t think so by the numerous times she assisted her idol, Trish Stratus throughout the match.  For example, Mickie James helped Trish Stratus eliminated the first woman, Maria.  After that occurred, Ashley successfully eliminated Candice Michelle after she was boasting to the fans after putting Ashley in an Upside Down Choke Hold; this maneuver also put Candice at risk for elimination.  Although Candice thought she had dodged it, that certainly wasn’t the case.  Mickie James once again assists Trish by going after Victoria after Victoria hit Trish with a Tilt-A-World.  After Victoria is able to bat off Mickie James, Ashley strikes.  Victoria shortly eliminates Ashley by catapulting Ashley over the top rope and onto the ground, leaving herself and two other women in the competition.  Victoria takes on both Mickie James and Trish Stratus, but Mickie James comes to the aid of her idol by eliminating Victoria – and herself – from the Royale!  When Mickie James threw her shoulder into the mid-section of Victoria, Victoria’s body went through the middle rope and Mickie James went down with her.  That didn’t phase Mickie though, as she gave Trish Stratus a thumbs up as she was holding her mid-section on the ground.  Even during Todd’s interview with Trish after the match ended, Mickie James gushed over Trish and the way she “owned” Victoria towards the end of the match.

Winner: Trish Stratus


This match and pay-per-view, among many others, are available to watch on The WWE Network for only $9.99 a month!




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