Black History Month: Jacqueline “Ms. Jackie” Moore

Jacqueline DeLois Moore is a semi-retired American professional wrestler who is best known for her tenure in World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment (WWF/WWE) from 1998 to 2004, also her work with World Championship Wrestling (WCW) in 1997 to 1998 and later Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) as a wrestler, manager and road agent. Known for her aggressive and highly-regarded in-ring skills and abilities, Moore is also one of the few women to hold a male title in the WWE, as she is a former WWE Cruiserweight Champion and a two-time WWE Women’s Champion.

Moore’s began her career in the United States Wrestling Association (USWA), where she was an eight-time USWA Women’s Champion. She later moved to World Championship Wrestling (WCW), where she briefly managed the team Harlem Heat, comprised of Booker T and Stevie Ray. In 1998, she joined the World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment (WWF/WWE) and began managing “Wildman/Marvelous” Marc Mero and had first rivalry with Mero’s former manager Sable, culminating in the re-establishment of the WWE Women’s Championship, which Moore would win twice during her time with the WWE. In 1999, Moore established one of the first all-female stable in major professional wrestling with Terri Runnels and Ryan Shamrock called Pretty Mean Sisters (truncated to “PMS”). In the early 2000’s, Moore worked as both a referee and trainer for the WWF, but also captured the WWE Cruiserweight Championship, becoming the only woman to hold that title. Moore would join TNA Wrestling in 2004, mostly working as a manager (to Beer Money, Inc., with James Storm and Bobby Roode) and occasionally wrestled.

 

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