History YMMV / Sable

20th Feb '16 2:40:20 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* VindicatedByHistory: A lot of her career is vilified by history, but people are more sympathetic to her attempts to jump to WCW, not only because she was planned to be part of a WCW angle that had to be scrapped, but because "Independent Contractors" and how pro wrestling companies in the USA such misuse the term, became a hot button topic thanks to TNA and Wrestling/{{R|ingOfHonor}}OH disputes years later.

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* VindicatedByHistory: A lot of her career is vilified by history, but people are more sympathetic to her attempts to jump to WCW, not only because she was planned to be part of a WCW angle that had to be scrapped, but because "Independent Contractors" and how pro wrestling companies in the USA such misuse the term, became a hot button topic thanks to TNA and Wrestling/{{R|ingOfHonor}}OH disputes years later.
16th Nov '15 12:49:03 PM thecarolinabull01
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* DeaderThanDisco: The idea of a Sable-type in WWE these days; a beautiful woman learning a couple of moves and being pushed as a legit wrestler. Thanks to the success of WWE's women's division during the Ruthless Aggression Era and Wrestling/{{TNA}}'s Knockouts Division - and a rise in prominence for women's indie promotions - Sable's matches became a bit of an OldShame for wrestling fans. Case in point: Eva Marie would have been just as popular as Sable, The Kat, Terri, Debra etc. back in the Attitude Era. But she's booed out of buildings these days for this very reason.

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* DeaderThanDisco: The idea of a Sable-type in WWE these days; a beautiful woman learning a couple of moves and being pushed as a legit wrestler. Thanks to the success of WWE's women's division during the Ruthless Aggression Era and Wrestling/{{TNA}}'s Knockouts Division - and a rise in prominence for women's indie promotions - Sable's matches became a bit of an OldShame for wrestling fans. Case in point: Eva Marie Wrestling/EvaMarie would have been just as popular as Sable, The Kat, Terri, Debra etc. back in the Attitude Era. But she's booed out of buildings these days for this very reason.
25th Mar '15 9:13:33 PM johnnyfog
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* BaseBreaker: She either is responsible for WWE officials placing looks over wrestling talent and starting a troubling new trend - or else proved that women could still be stars in WWE, opening doors for legitimate wrestlers to return.

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* BaseBreaker: She either is responsible for WWE officials placing looks over wrestling talent and starting [[ScrewTheRulesImBeautiful a troubling new trend - trend]], or else proved that women could still be stars in WWE, opening doors for legitimate wrestlers to return.
15th Feb '15 5:57:27 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* BaseBreaker: She either is responsible for WWE officials placing looks over wrestling talent and starting a troubling new trend - or else proved that women could become stars in WWE, opening doors for legitimate wrestlers to follow.
* DeaderThanDisco: The idea of a Sable-type in WWE these days; a beautiful woman learning a couple of moves and being pushed as a legit wrestler. Thanks to the success of WWE's women's division during the Ruthless Aggression Era and TNA's Knockouts Division - and a rise in prominence for women's indie promotions - Sable's matches became a bit of an OldShame for wrestling fans. Case in point: Eva Marie would have been just as popular as Sable, The Kat, Terri, Debra etc. back in the Attitude Era. But she's booed out of buildings these days for this very reason.

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* BaseBreaker: She either is responsible for WWE officials placing looks over wrestling talent and starting a troubling new trend - or else proved that women could become still be stars in WWE, opening doors for legitimate wrestlers to follow.
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* DeaderThanDisco: The idea of a Sable-type in WWE these days; a beautiful woman learning a couple of moves and being pushed as a legit wrestler. Thanks to the success of WWE's women's division during the Ruthless Aggression Era and TNA's Wrestling/{{TNA}}'s Knockouts Division - and a rise in prominence for women's indie promotions - Sable's matches became a bit of an OldShame for wrestling fans. Case in point: Eva Marie would have been just as popular as Sable, The Kat, Terri, Debra etc. back in the Attitude Era. But she's booed out of buildings these days for this very reason.



* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: These days, when WWE is full of supermodel gorgeous women, it's a little hard to see why she was so popular. But back then, Sable was one of the first stunningly beautiful women to be seen in WWE. Ditto for how the crowd reacted to her simply kicking Goldust at ''Wrestle Mania XIV''. Back then people were shocked that such a beautiful lady could also be an ActionGirl. These days, not so much.
** Sable was also unique for the time in that she was presented as a woman who would stand up for herself, no matter what. The very idea that a female in WWE would feud with a male and ''wrestle him herself'' in matches was shocking. This was a full year before Chyna got to join the men's division and have matches of her own. Sable arguably helped open doors for intergender matches to happen in WWE at least. The reason so many girls would cite Sable as their idol was because she gave women a role model in the form of an actual wrestler, rather than a valet. And she did this without compromising her beauty or femininity at all.

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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: SeinfeldIsUnfunny
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These days, when WWE is full of supermodel gorgeous women, it's a little hard to see why she was so popular. But back then, Sable was one of the first stunningly beautiful women to be seen in WWE. Ditto for how the crowd reacted to her simply kicking Goldust at ''Wrestle Mania XIV''. Back then people were shocked that such a beautiful lady could also be an ActionGirl. These days, not so much.
** Sable was also unique for the time in that she was presented as a woman who would stand up for herself, no matter what. The very idea that a female in WWE would feud with a male and ''wrestle him herself'' in matches was shocking. This was a full year before Chyna got to join the men's division and have matches of her own. Sable arguably helped open doors for intergender matches to happen in WWE at least. The reason so many girls would cite Sable as their idol was because she gave women a role model in the form of an actual wrestler, rather than a valet. And she did this without compromising her beauty or femininity at all.all.
* SmurfetteBreakout: Perhaps the first woman to do this in WWE, eclipsing Marc Mero in popularity, and pretty much wrecking his career in the process.
* VindicatedByHistory: A lot of her career is vilified by history, but people are more sympathetic to her attempts to jump to WCW, not only because she was planned to be part of a WCW angle that had to be scrapped, but because "Independent Contractors" and how pro wrestling companies in the USA such misuse the term, became a hot button topic thanks to TNA and Wrestling/{{R|ingOfHonor}}OH disputes years later.
20th Jan '15 7:23:01 PM blueranger
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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: These days, when WWE is full of supermodel gorgeous women, it's a little hard to see why she was so popular. But back then, Sable was one of the first stunningly beautiful women to be seen in WWE. Ditto for how the crowd reacted to her simply kicking Goldust at ''Wrestle Mania XIV''. Back then people were shocked that such a beautiful lady could also be an ActionGirl. These days, not so much.

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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: These days, when WWE is full of supermodel gorgeous women, it's a little hard to see why she was so popular. But back then, Sable was one of the first stunningly beautiful women to be seen in WWE. Ditto for how the crowd reacted to her simply kicking Goldust at ''Wrestle Mania XIV''. Back then people were shocked that such a beautiful lady could also be an ActionGirl. These days, not so much.much.
** Sable was also unique for the time in that she was presented as a woman who would stand up for herself, no matter what. The very idea that a female in WWE would feud with a male and ''wrestle him herself'' in matches was shocking. This was a full year before Chyna got to join the men's division and have matches of her own. Sable arguably helped open doors for intergender matches to happen in WWE at least. The reason so many girls would cite Sable as their idol was because she gave women a role model in the form of an actual wrestler, rather than a valet. And she did this without compromising her beauty or femininity at all.
7th Dec '14 10:56:04 AM blueranger
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* DeaderThanDisco: The idea of a Sable-type in WWE these days; a beautiful woman learning a couple of moves and being pushed as a legit wrestler. Thanks to the success of WWE's women's division during the Ruthless Aggression Era and TNA's Knockouts Division - and a rise in prominence for women's indie promotions - Sable's matches became a bit of an OldShame for wrestling fans. Case in point: Eva Marie would have been just as popular as Sable, The Kat, Terri, Debra etc. back in the Attitude Era. But she's booed out of buildings these days for this very reason.


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* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: When she was brought back in 2003 WWE's Divas had evolved into legit wrestlers. So she was instead put on Smackdown into more of a character and Fanservice role, playing to her strengths. Whenever she did get in the ring, she took a lot more bumps and got a lot more physical than she had before.
12th Sep '14 5:18:54 AM blueranger
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* BaseBreaker: She either is responsible for WWE officials placing looks over wrestling talent and starting a troubling new trend - or else proved that women could become stars in WWE, opening doors for legitimate wrestlers to follow.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: To an absurd degree back in the day. A valet at ringside was hugely popular just for her stunning beauty - to the point where an entire division was brought back just to give her something to do.
16th Aug '13 9:06:06 AM blueranger
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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: These days, when WWE is full of supermodel gorgeous women, it's a little hard to see why she was so popular. But back then, Sable was one of the first stunningly beautiful women to be seen in WWE.

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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: These days, when WWE is full of supermodel gorgeous women, it's a little hard to see why she was so popular. But back then, Sable was one of the first stunningly beautiful women to be seen in WWE. Ditto for how the crowd reacted to her simply kicking Goldust at ''Wrestle Mania XIV''. Back then people were shocked that such a beautiful lady could also be an ActionGirl. These days, not so much.
24th Jun '13 7:42:10 PM McJeff
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* [[HoYay Les Yay]]: It was subtext in her feud with Tori. But when she came back in 2003 to feud with Torrie Wilson it was no longer subtext.
** Early on in her WWF career she notoriously refused to participate in a lesbian angle with Marlena. Marlena had been managing the ambiguously gay Goldust and they wanted to make Marlena ambiguously lesbian to match.
* MissedMomentOfAwesome: On the 1000th episode of Raw when Wrestling/BrockLesnar and Wrestling/TripleH got into a brawl, many fans were awaiting Sable to appear to {{Catfight}} with [[Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon Stephanie [=McMahon=]]]. Sadly it didn't happen.
19th Jun '13 11:21:25 PM JIKTV
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* LesYay: It was subtext in her feud with Tori. But when she came back in 2003 to feud with Torrie Wilson it was no longer subtext.

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* LesYay: [[HoYay Les Yay]]: It was subtext in her feud with Tori. But when she came back in 2003 to feud with Torrie Wilson it was no longer subtext.



* MissedMomentOfAwesome: On the 1000th episode of Raw when BrockLesnar and TripleH got into a brawl, many fans were awaiting Sable to appear to CatFight with StephanieMcMahon. Sadly it didn't happen.
* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: These days, when WWE is full of supermodel gorgeous women, it's a little hard to see why she was so popular. But back then, {{Sable}} was one of the first stunningly beautiful women to be seen in WWE.

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* MissedMomentOfAwesome: On the 1000th episode of Raw when BrockLesnar Wrestling/BrockLesnar and TripleH Wrestling/TripleH got into a brawl, many fans were awaiting Sable to appear to CatFight {{Catfight}} with StephanieMcMahon.[[Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon Stephanie [=McMahon=]]]. Sadly it didn't happen.
* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: These days, when WWE is full of supermodel gorgeous women, it's a little hard to see why she was so popular. But back then, {{Sable}} Sable was one of the first stunningly beautiful women to be seen in WWE.
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