Why Was Sable (Rena Lesnar) So Over?

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  1. KingHollywood Brooke Shields ain't got nothin'

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    Because they actually pushed Sable and didn't feature Sunny enough out of fear she'd steal the spotlight. I assume.

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    The 1997 Slammy Awards was the turning point for her popularity. Prior to that, she really wasn't much of a factor in WWF. But they had a bathing suit contest at the awards and she wore a very revealing outfit and ended up winning the online poll for the contest, which I'm sure WWF and everyone else assumed would be Sunny beforehand. Vince was obviously paying attention, because after that she started getting most of the camera time during Mero's matches.

    At the time, a female sex symbol was still a new concept for WWF. Elizabeth was portayed as the wholesome girl next door, Missy Hyatt flopped, Sherri, Madusa and Luna were serious wrestlers. The only one that was somewhat pushed as a sex symbol was Sunny, but she made her name as a heel manager first and foremost.

    As mentioned earlier, the fact that she was willing to pose for Playboy (and Sunny wasn't) helped her push.
     
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    Come on now. Theres 2 reasons and we know it. I never liked Sable then she always looked like she just smelled a rank fart.
     
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    Stacy & Miss Elizabeth were two that didn't need implants to gain viewership.
     
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    She was blonde with big tits.
     
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    She worked because she was got, had big boobies, but more importantly she acted like a star.

    She was pretty confident in what she did.
     
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    This too. Sable had confidence and acted like a star. Other hot blondes with big breasts like Torrie Wilson and Debra did not and that made a huge difference.
     
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    For all the confidence and swagger Sable had, she certainly spoke on the mic like she had neither.
     
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    I often thought that she had a sort of trashy sounding twang to her voice, as opposed to how well spoken Sunny was. Not that things in reality actually turned out that way.
     
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    We have the answer.

    Sex appeal before the internet porn explosion? That's a good answer too.

    Mine opinion is she was at the right place at the right time. Back then people were getting reinvested into wrestling and the characters and when someone (Russo) is putting you out there during every big time slot on the show you are going to get noticed and a reaction.

    Listen to Prichards podcast where he goes into great detail on how Russo fawned over Sable and his imitation of McMahon saying "white cotton panties".

    If Russo was really the writer at the time with the most clout, which he certainly was, he had the women who appealed to every demo in Sable.

    She was hot, but not model hot. She could play the skank, the victim, etc. She was a real life barbie doll wholes playsets were packed into Russo's questionable mind.
     
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    Her push lasted as long as it could in her original run. She had limited mic skills and the face of a 35-year-old. She was decent enough in the ring thanks to help from Jackie.
     
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    Sunny used to say that Sable had more wrinkles than a sharpei puppy in interviews and apparently backstage as well. When it comes to having the desired look and sufficient (limited) ability I think that Sable was up there with anybody else in wrestling history in terms of right place, right time.
     
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    Listening to the Conrad Thompson podcasts like Prichard/JR, she was known about since Mero negotiated to come into the WWF in 1996. Vince was obsessed with her and found ways to get her onscreen and she took off.
     
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    Cornette says more or less the same as well, though he also adds that Kevin Dunn was very much into how Sable looked. He compares her to The Ultimate Warrior in terms of having the look the worked at the time and Vince loved but no ability and a poor attitude. Honestly I've not heard much negative about Sable behind the scenes though. To give Vince and Sable credit in this instance, as you suggest Sable did manage to get quite over for better or worse.
     
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    This blonde model is so unfit for wrestling. But this one is the real Amazon

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    Wait... this crappy storyline was going on in 2000? Lmao... WTF?

    I thought this shit happened in the late 90s.
     
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