-->"''Molly Holly, you are something else!''"
-->--'''[[Wrestling/JerryLawler Jerry "The King" Lawler]]''', ''[[Wrestling/WWESmackDown WWE [=SmackDown!=]]]'', November 9 (taped November 7), 2000

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'''Nora Kristina Greenwald''' (born September 7, 1977 in Forest Lake, Minnesota) is an American former professional wrestler and referee who debuted in 1997 for the World Professional Wrestling Federation as '''Starla Sexton'''. She went on to work for both Wrestling/{{WCW}} and Wrestling/{{WWE}}, best remembered for her six year run in WWE under the name '''Molly Holly''' (2000-2005). She is a New Dimension Wrestling Women's Champion, a 2x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwf-wm.html WWE Women's Champion]] and a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwf-hc.html WWE Hardcore Champion]].

TheOtherWiki has a complete [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nora_Greenwald rundown of her career]].
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!!! "Pure and Wholesome" Tropes:
* ActionDressRip: When competing as Mona/Miss Madness, removing the long part of her evening gown skirt was meant to evoke this.
* ActionGirl[=/=]DarkActionGirl: Despite being a clean goodie wrestler, her work as Starla Saxton was impressive enough to attract the attention of Randy Savage, who brought her up to WCW and into the villainous Team Madness to train Gorgeous George ([[GorgeousGeorge no not that]], [[Wrestling/GeorgeWagner not that either]]).
* ArchEnemy: Wrestling/TrishStratus at first. It was one sided as Molly spent a lot more time antagonizing Trish than the other way around. In real life she's said Trish was her favourite person to work with. They finally worked on the same team during the end of Molly's WWE career when Trish dumped Wrestling/ChrisJericho for Wrestling/{{Christian}} and [[VillainTeamUp turned evil.]] [[Wrestling/LisaMarieVaron Victoria]] took over this role after she shaved Molly bald.
* AssKicksYou: She debuted the Molly-go-round on Dean Malenko to help Spike Dudley defeat him. Her finishing move utilized her noticeably large posterior, crushing opponents off the top rope with it. Became emphasized even more once the size of her backside became a source of derision.
* AffectionateParody: As Mighty Molly, joining [[Wrestling/GregoryHelms The Hurricane]] as a parody of a superhero.
* AlliterativeName: Quite a few - Starla Saxton (in the indies), Miss Madness, Mighty Molly.
* TheArtifact: Her "Holly" surname remained with her for her entire career (apart from her months as Mighty Molly) despite dropping her role as a Holly Cousin completely and being billed from her actual hometown of Forest Lake, Minnesota, as opposed to Wrestling/BobHolly's hometown of Mobile, AL.
* BadassCape: As Mighty Molly, complete with her own logo.
* [[BaldWomen Bald Woman]]: At one point she said she wished that it was more socially acceptable for a woman to be bald, because she '''loved it.'''
* BarelyThereSwimwear: Subverted hilariously when she was in a bikini contest with Terri. She claimed that [[Wrestling/JerryLawler King]] would go wild when he saw what was under her robe and quickly stripped off to reveal...[[spoiler: a demure 1950s style bathing suit complete with swimming hat and flippers]].
* [[BashBrothers Bash Brothers and Sisters]]: [[Wrestling/BobHolly Hardcore Holly]], Crash Holly, [[Wrestling/SpikeDudley Little Spike Dudley]], the Hurricane, Wrestling/GailKim
* BeautifulAllAlong: Go back to when she was Miss Madness, or just look at the photo for this page.
* BeautyContest: Her Miss Madness gimmick.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: While this may count as YMMV depending on one's personal feelings about her getting her head shaved, she played this very straight, never suffering any notable injuries.
* BeneathTheMask: Had the same problem as Wrestling/BretHart of being unable to separate herself from the character she played on TV.
* BreakTheCutie: Sadly this happened to her behind the scenes. Watching her shoot interview will show a gradual increase in how depressed she becomes as she talks about her WWE career.
* TheCameo: Made an appearance on the Raw 15th Anniversary show in a backstage segment with Hornswoggle and Mickie James. Also participated in the 25 Diva Battle Royal at ''[=WrestleMania 25=]''.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: WWE envisioned her heel character to be a [[Wrestling/BobHolly Hardcore Holly]] type that wanted the division to be more serious. She eventually evolved into a self righteous prude, wanting to be a comedy villain similar to William Regal.
* CombatCommentator: Served as one for German Stampede Wrestling
* ContinuityNod: Roughly a year after her Holly Cousin character had been dropped, she teamed with Crash Holly and their "history" was referenced. As was her former relationship with Spike Dudley.
* CoolTeacher
** She was trained by Wrestling/DeanMalenko, [[Wrestling/TheDudleyBoys Dudley Dudley]] and Angel Orsini.
** She was one of Wrestling/DaffneyUnger's teachers and also had to train the Nitro Girls to wrestle.[[note]]They were originally a dance troupe who would entertain fans in between matches and going into and coming out of commercial breaks. Then professional moron Wrestling/VinceRusso came in to WCW in October 1999 and got the idea to put them in matches, basically ending the group.[[/note]] She has said that she appreciated not all of them wanted to be wrestlers but were afraid of losing their jobs so she went easy on them saying "wrestling can be fun so I wanted to make it fun for them". She's also said she got a lot of heat from other wrestlers for going easy on them but didn't care.
* {{Crossover}}:While WWF has never been particularly fond of these with wrestling companies, she was part of the ''WWF Fear Factor'', where she won $10,000 for Prison Fellowship Ministries by making it to the second round.
* CurseCutShort: ''Shooting the Shi''-Her Shoot Interview DVD.
* DartboardOfHate: She and Gail Kim played darts with images of Trish.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Like Madusa, Mona would usually have footwear in WCW but would discard it when it was time to wrestle.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: A great all-around in-ring talent and known outside the ring as one of the nicest people in the business, {{Flanderiz|ation}}ed into her gimmick of a prude with a large butt.
* EasyComeEasyGo: Starla Sexton was a rookie when she won the New Dimension Wrestling Women's Title and lost it back in a day to the previous champion, Malia Hosaka. Mighty Molly did not even hold the Hardcore Championship a day after she won from Hurricane, dropping it to Christian.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Actually wrestled two matches on ''Heat'' in 1998 against Wrestling/{{Jacqueline}} as Starla Saxton, before she joined WCW.
* EveryoneLovesBlondes: Invoked when she turned heel. She had been blonde before but darkened her hair immediately the next week.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Stopped being a blonde after her WWE heel turn.
* FinishingMove:
** (as Mona in WCW): an Inverted Indian Deathlock she called the "[[UsefulNotes/TwinCities Twin City]] Twister".
** (in WWE): The Molly-Go-Round, a somersault seated senton off the top rope
* ForceFeeding: When Lita had biography released about her while she was in WWE, Molly, to illustrate Lita's story would not have a happy ending, tried to make Lita eat the pages of that very biography [[ThrowTheBookAtThem after beating her with a copy of it.]]
* FryingPanOfDoom: Hit [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwf-hc.html WWE Hardcore Champion]] the Hurricane with one when she saw him getting thrown out of the Godfather's dressing room at ''[=WrestleMania=] X8'', winning the title in the process. She soon went brunette, thus solidifying her heel status.
* GagHaircut: Had her head shaved completely bald at ''[=WrestleMania=] XX''. She apparently still has the hair locked in a fireproof cabinet in her house should any fan wish to buy it. According to her website, she had initially planned to donate her hair to Locks Of Love, but it was too short.
* GirlishPigtails: As a Holly Cousin.
* GirlsNeedRoleModels: She has spoken up about how she enjoyed being a role model for children and that's why she preferred being a face character.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: The first incarnation of Molly Holly as the bubbly and sweet country bumpkin. Her favourite role to play.
* HairstyleMalfunction: In the months following her head shave, she would wear wigs to the ring and it would be a RunningGag to see the wig ripped off. It didn't happen in every match though.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: As Mighty Molly. When the gimmick started, she was technically a heel since she was in the Alliance, but when that storyline ended, she was technically a face, though she didn't wrestle too often.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: with [[Wrestling/{{Ivory}} Lisa "Ivory" Moretti]]. The two went on a tour through the United States independent scene once, going in the direction of Toronto to earn enough money to make it to Trish's wedding.
* HiddenDepths: Her 2005 shoot interview revealed a '''lot''' that was unknown about her. The most shocking example would be her attitude to the Diva Search. Many fans assumed that she was against it and hated all the models signed by WWE. She stated that she knew it was a part of show business and theorized that they could possibly find a new star that could make the company more money. She also said there were some contestants she was really excited to work with. Considering some of [[Wrestling/{{LayCool}} the women]] [[Wrestling/EveTorres that came out of]] the Diva Search, she may have had a point.
* HijackedByGanon: First Molly noticed that then-newcomer Victoria also hated Trish Stratus and tried to make Victoria her lackey, going so far as to teach her the Widow's Peak. [[CreateYourOwnVillain Victoria proved too crazy to handle and used the Widow's Peak to pin Molly for the Women's championship.]] Molly then tried it again with Gail Kim after beating her for the women's championship. Molly boasted to be the only reason Gail ever made it to the WWE while cornering Gail in a hallway, then threatened to beat Gail up unless she helped Molly...destroy Trish Stratus.
* IHaveManyNames: Sabotage (Florida indies, where she got her start), Starla Saxton, Miss Madness, Mona, Lady Ophelia (as Wrestling/WilliamRegal's manager in the developmental promotion Memphis Championship Wrestling), Molly Holly, Mighty Molly.
* IHaveTheHighGround: Her Molly-Go-Round finisher, which likely came from her amateur success in gymnastics.
* ImportantHaircut: Behind the scenes, the hair change from blonde to brown was half-symbolic (fitting the new character) and half-practical (her hair had been fried from years of bleaching).
* {{Irony}}
** The self-righteous prude character came from her being a virgin but was completely the opposite of her real views. She said in her shoot interview how much she is looking forward to sex and hopes there will be "swinging from the chandeliers". Also, she apparently hated Trish for being trashy, yet when they finally teamed up Trish had become a [[Wrestling/ChrisJericho "Filthy, dirty, disgusting, brutal, bottom-feeding, trash bag HO!"]]
** Posed in pajamas for her ''Divas Undressed'' photo shoot, describing herself as "soft and cuddly" right when she was starting [[DarkerAndEdgier her most serious and intense heel work.]]
* IWasQuiteALooker: After her FaceHeelTurn though inverted now.
* [[JackOfAllStats Jill Of All Stats]]: Technical ability? Check. Strength? Check. (See PintSizedPowerhouse below.) Aerial ability? Check. Her finisher wouldn't be possible without it. She was easily the best all-round competitor of her era.
* KickingAssInAllHerFinery: As Miss Madness and Mona she would frequently come to the ring in her pageant costume. She also wrestled an evening gown match against Wrestling/{{Madusa}} and wasn't affected by the dress at all.
* LovelyAngels: With Wrestling/GailKim in 2003-2004.
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: For Spike Dudley, which did help him get over after WWE decided to push him as the Dudley runt. This got her put through a table by Spike's brothers, who did not approve of their relationship.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: [[MinnesotaNice You can't actually imagine. Is quite possibly one of the nicest and friendliest WWE superstars to approach.]]
* OfCorsetsSexy: Started wrestling in corsets around 2004-ish. Also wore them as Lady Ophelia in Memphis.
* OperaGloves: Wore them as Miss Madness, you know, [[Wrestling/MissElizabeth to fit the theme]]
* OurAngelsAreDifferent:: Posed as a traditional white-winged version in the 2002 ''Divas'' magazine.
* [[PajamaCladHero Pajama Clad Heel]]: Wore pajamas rather than lingerie for her ''Divas Undressed'' photo shoot.
** FriendToAllLivingThings: Some of the photos involved her holding up a rabbit.
* PerkyFemaleMinion: To Wrestling/RandySavage as Miss Madness, to Madusa as Mona, to the Hurricane as Mighty Molly.
* PintSizedPowerhouse
** Is a former powerlifter but she certainly doesn't look it. While active, she stood at 5'4" (1.63 meters tall), weighed in at 140 pounds (64 kg), and had very feminine curves. (However...see the Hollywood Pudgy trope for this person for more info.)
** In her [[http://www.wwe.com/classics/wherearetheynow/mollypart1 WWE.com Where Are They Now? feature]], she claimed that she had been working at a Subways sandwich shop when a coworker noticed her athletic appearance and asked her if she had ever considered wrestling. She said her response was, "I was like, 'What? Girls do that too?''"
* PowerHair: As the self-righteous prude.
* PowerStable
** The Alliance
** She was part of Randy Savage's Team Madness with Madusa, Gorgeous George (Stephanie Bellars) and [[Wrestling/SidEudy Sid Vicious]], though that was more of an entourage than it was a cohesive group where each person played a particular role.
* RealWomenHaveCurves: In addition to her virginity, she was given a sweet, down-to-earth personality largely because of her body shape, which was more curvy and with slightly more body fat than the other divas.
* ReligiousBruiser: While not an explicit part of her on-screen character, she is known as a dedicated Christian in RealLife.
* RetiredBadass: Has stated that she has no desire to return to wrestling, though she does make indie appearances as a referee, timekeeper or ring announcer.
* ShakingHerHairLoose: Miss Madness always wore her hair in an updo but whenever she wrestled, she would shake it free at the start of every match.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Never held up as one of the pretty Divas after her FaceHeelTurn but a look at [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMADNmrcGpc this video]] will demonstrate.
* SignatureMove: The Handspring back elbow. She also liked to choke on the ropes with a leg over the back of her opponent's head and stretch around their faces.
* SkewedPriorities: When [[Wrestling/NickDinsmore Eugene]] stumbled into the women's locker room, Molly didn't care that he saw her only half dressed but quickly grabbed her wig off the rack to cover her bald head.
* SourPrudes
** To D-Lo Brown's annoyance and Jerry Lawler's amusement she claimed it made her better than everyone else and Chris Nowinski was out to end her virginity.
** The image was also mocked by fans in a different way, as sometimes signs could be seen in the crowd reading "MOLLY'S NO VIRGIN I CAN PROVE IT!"
** Arguably, she left at the wrong time, since that and her opposition to drugs/smoking/alcohol (in the ''Divas 2002'' magazine, she claimed her biggest turnoff was "Tobacco and drug use") would have made her a natural fit in Wrestling/CMPunk's Straight Edge Society, except that she probably wouldn't have liked the {{Cult}} implications of the group. (See ReligiousBruiser above.)
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Is it Starla Saxton or Sexton? You will see both used.
* TheBigBad: Subtle, but she became the driving force of the WWE women's division. While Wrestling/EricBischoff ran Raw, Gail Kim had him wrapped around her little finger and Gail took orders from Molly. Notably, Molly took Bischoff to task when Wrestling/{{Lita}} showed up to ruin her plans, with him stammering about not knowing how it happened. Turned out Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin had rehired Lita, him becoming "sheriff" of Raw effectively broke Molly's power and lead to her head being shaved.
* TokenWholesome: A self proclaimed example.
* WaifFu: Against Wrestling/{{Chyna}} and whenever she wrestled men.
* WhenSheSmiles: She is truly beautiful whenever she does.
* WrestlingFamily: Kayfabe cousin to [[Wrestling/BobHolly Hardcore Holly]] and Crash Holly, who weren't related to each other either.
* YouLookFamiliar: Starla Saxton appeared at a WCW event on June 24th, taking a fall to Malia Hosoka, before getting called up next year as Miss Madness. She jobbed again later that year to [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwf-wm.html WWF Women's Champion]] Jacqueline on the October 11, 1998 (taped September 29, 1998) ''[[{{BShow}} Sunday Night Heat]]''.