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Wrestling: Jacqueline

Jacqueline DeLois Moore (b. 1964) is an African-American Professional Wrestler, manager and trainer from Dallas, TX best known for her work in the USWA in Memphis, in WCW and WWE during the 1990s. She started in 1988 as the only woman to graduate from General Skandor Akbar's wrestling school. She was first known as Sweet Georgia Brown before establishing herself as Miss Texas. She made her name in Memphis by regularly beating up both women AND men. She also worked in SMW as Sgt. Rock and was a member of the USWA arm of the Nation of Domination as Queen Moesha. Kevin Sullivan brought her into WCW in February 1997 as his second/valet, and she would beat up his opponents on the floor during his Squashes. After the Dungeon of Doom ended, she switched to managing Harlem Heat (Booker T and Stevie Ray) before having a quick feud with WCW World Television Champion Disco Inferno. She made her PPV debut in a non-title (because WCW wouldn't/couldn't sanction an intergender match for a title) win over Disco at WCW Halloween Havoc 97. She arrived in WWE on the June 1, 1998 Raw as "Marvelous" Marc Mero's replacement for Sable, who Mero had defeated the night before at WWF Over the Edge 98, forcing Sable to have to "leave" the company. Of course, Sable returned, and they feuded, leading to the reintroduction of the WWE Women's Title that fall, which Jackie won. She lost the belt to Sable at Survivor Series 98 and didn't regain it until she beat Harvey Wippleman for it in February 2000. She later lost it to Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley and never got it back. She was eventually Demoted to Extra and used as a trainer for the first season of WWE Tough Enough and at WWE's developmental promotion OVW before suddenly coming back to defeat Chavo Guerrero Jr. for the WWE Cruiserweight Title on the May 6 (taped May 4), 2004 WWE SmackDown!. She lost the belt back to Chavo at WWE Judgment Day on May 16th and was released. She later showed up in TNA as the manager for Beer Money Inc. and competed in the Knockouts Division. She has also competed for Lucha Libre USA, the WWC in Puerto Rico, WSU and Power Pro Wrestling in Memphis. She has long been considered one of the best female wrestlers in the business, especially during the 1990s and was one of the original WWE Divas.

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  • Action Girl: Even as a valet and before wrestling even. She was the only woman in her training class, which she was encouraged to join after meeting its teacher at the gym. Also the only real combatant in the Pretty Mean Sisters (besides Meat)
  • Amazonian Beauty
  • American Accents: Pronounces wrestling as "rassling."
  • Arch-Enemy: (in Memphis): Luna Vachon, Dirty White Girl, Lauren Davenport in chronological order; (in WWE): Sable of course, Ivory, Jazz.
  • Badass/Determinator: Well known for being legitimately tough. Early in her career, she separated her shoulder during a match with Candi Divine in Kansas and finished the match.
  • Bald of Evil: After losing a hair vs hair match to Dirty White Girl while she was a heel. Later, as a face, Miss Texas shaved Uptown Karen.
  • Bash Brothers and Sisters
    • The American Eagles (Ken Wayne, Tony Anthony, Danny Davis), Sindy Paradise, the APA, Molly Holly, ODB.
    • Two of Sgt Rock's earliest title runs in Wrestling were as one half of the NWA Florida Tag Team Champions in 1990. First with Mark Starr, then with Ron Slinker.
  • Big Damn Heroes: While Team Wigwam had already taken taken care of Kylie Pierce and Lea Morrison, that still left WSU Champion and Radiant Rain alone with would be challenger Mercedes Martinez, throwing her back into the cage she just escaped with intent to continue attacking her while she was handcuffed in it. In come Jacqueline to put an end to all that.
  • Bigger Is Better: When she not so subtly announced she was more woman than Sable. Sable ended up getting more fan votes in the contest anyway, probably because she wore a whole lot less.
  • Braids of Action: Jacqueline was more likely to experiment with styles of braids in photo shoots but she still wrestled in a wide variety of them over the the course of her career.
    • Fake Hair Drama: She would often tie extensions to her braids, which Cheerleader Melissa used to choke her with in APW.
      • On the October 5, 1998, Raw, she cut off some of Sable's hair and for a short time wore it attached to her own.
  • The Cameo: While working for Jerry Lawler's USWA in Memphis as Miss Texas, appeared uncredited in vignettes promoting "Double-J" Jeff Jarrett's debut which aired on the November 21 (taped October 19), 1993 WWF Wrestling Challenge and the November 20 (taped October 20), 1993 WWF Superstars, some 4 1/2 years before making her official WWE debut.
  • Chairwoman Of The Brawl: Sent Sullivan into retirement by hitting him with one, setting up Benoit pinning him to win the "Career vs. Career" match at Bash at the Beach 97.
  • Demoted to Extra: From 2002 or so until she left.
  • Distaff Counterpart/The Lad-ette: To James Storm in TNA.
  • Does Not Like Men: Her gimmick in the Pretty Mean Sisters
  • Easily-Distracted Referee: Averted. Don't mess with Jackie when she's refereeing.
  • Enemy Mine: Dirty White Girl Teamed up with her to fight their respective nemesis Nurse Candy and Lauren Davenport.
  • Everything Is Big in Texas: She's from Dallas.
  • Faux Action Girl: Against Sable, not anyone else.
  • Finishing Move: Floatover DDT. She's also used the piledriver at different times in her career. Sometimes used a martial arts kick as a finisher.
  • Foe Romance Subtext: With Sable.
  • Gag Boobs: Lampshaded excellently by Al Snow: "Don't bounce around too much, you'll get a black eye."
  • Gimmick Matches: In 1991 she lost a slew of them to Dirty White Boy and Dirty White Girl, from mud pits, to boxing matches to street fights. She was eventually able to beat them in a tag team match with Eric Embry and after that they were friends next year. She also beat Leslie Ballenger by knockout in a USWA boxing match, kicking that feud into a new gear.
  • Girliness Upgrade/Chickification: Inverted. She was brought into WWE as the valet of Marc Mero and pushed against Sable who was not a wrestler and couldn't bump. After that she was in the Girl Posse Pretty Mean Sisters. But afterwards she got in the ring a lot more and was able to show off the full extent of her abilities - eventually getting various intergender matches.
  • Groin Attack: Normally averted as in her intergender matches, she was able to hold her own without doing this. But against Dean Malenko (with Ivory) they did this to punish him. And she also low blowed Chavo Guerrero to win the Cruiserweight title.
  • Hired Guns: With the APA, a rare female example of the trope, especially with a tag team who were both taller and easily physically stronger than her.
  • I Have Many Names: Sweet Georgia Brown, Ms Texas, Miss Tennessee, Jacqueline Moore, Sgt. Rock, Queen Moesha, Wynonna...
  • I Know Taekwondo: She's a black belt.
  • It's Not You, It's Me: Her reasoning for not dating other wrestlers, Derrick King of Power Pro in particular. She did eventually have relations with Marc Mero though that was more like The Beard.
  • Law of Chromatic Superiority: Posed in red lingerie for her segment on the 2002 WWE Divas Undressed DVD.
  • Legacy Character: To Sweet Georgia Brown, at first. After she dropped the name a new Sweet Georgia Brown would emerge and challenge her.
  • Mean Boss: Developed this reputation as a trainer OVW, which in a profession where hurting trainees is practically required, is no small accomplishment. Less so during her Tough Enough stint.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Looked great AND could kick your ass. On the 2001 Divas in Hedonism DVD, she said, "I'm going to show everybody what I've got. Well, almost."
    • Catfight: ALL the damn time in her Memphis days.
    • Clothing Damage/Wardrobe Malfunction: Happened a lot in Memphis. These are just a few examples, since documenting every single time something like this has happened to her may require its own website.
      • She suffered a nipple slip while executing a Side Russian Legsweep in her match with Disco Inferno at WCW Halloween Havoc.
      • She lost an Evening Gown Match on Raw to Sable, and her breasts tended to come out of her clothes a lot.
      • Sable pulled Jackie's, who was sitting on referee Tim White's neck and punching at him, shirt off, revealing that she wasn't wearing a bra after Sable and Christian had defeated Jackie and Marc Mero at Capital Carnage in London, England on December 6, 1998.
      • During the evening gown in a pool match at Armageddon 1999, when Ivory ripped her dress off, part of her bra popped open and she had to cover it with her hand as she was trying to climb out of the pool.
      • She faced Jazz on the April 7, 2002 Sunday Night Heat. Jazz won with a reverse rollup and a handful of tights, partially exposing Jackie's bare butt on camera.
      • This would even happen in non-action contexts, such as the time when the Union Underground appeared on the September 23, 2002 Raw to perform the theme song "Across the Nations" and her left breast made an unexpected cameo by coming up from her shirt.
      • In WWC, La Tigresa spent a lot of time trying to rip her shirt off during a match and eventually shredded it to pieces, to which Jacqueline responded in kind. In their match at the WWC's 22nd Anniversary Show, which was an Evening Gown Match, Jackie's right breast came out and she actually wrestled part of the match that way. Amazingly, she still won.
  • Noodle Incident: WCW never explained what her past history was with Kevin Sullivan.
  • One Steve Limit: When she was on the roster, they also had Jackie Gayda known as Miss Jackie. Hilarious in Hindsight because that would be Jacqueline's ring name in TNA later - Miss Jackie Moore. So that causes some confusion for people reviewing old matches, not realising she was just Jacqueline in WWE.
  • Power Stable:
  • Put on a Bus: Down to OVW in WWE and twice in TNA.
    • The Bus Came Back: Her answer to Chavo's challenge was her first TV appearance in nearly a year. Their match at Judgment Day had been her first PPV match since the previous year's Judgment Day.
  • Real Song Theme Tune:
  • Ring Oldies: Still able to get it done at 50.
  • The Rival: While she and Ivory were rivals in re the WWE Women's Title, that seemed to be the only significant issue between them, with the exception of when Ivory was in Right to Censor. (Arguably, except for her feud with Sable, this seemed to be the only real reason she feuded with ANYONE.) When they'd team up, as they did against Dean Malenko on the July 6, 2000 SmackDown! or against Molly Holly and Jazz on the May 25, 2003 Sunday Night Heat, they'd usually win. When they were opponents in tag matches, it's probably about even. The latter example is interesting because Ivory wasn't normally a Face but she and Jackie got cheered after winning the matchnote . This may have been evidence of what effective heels Molly, Jazz and manager Mr. Theodore R. Long were at the time
  • Sassy Black Woman: Earned her plenty of promo time in the United States Wrestling Association but she could make herself heard even without a mic during her matches.
    • The Quiet One in Real Life. Ivory said in a shoot interview that she tried to make friends with Jackie but that behind the scenes she tended to keep to herself.
  • Sergeant Rock: Well, duh. It was only her ring name in Smoking Mountain Wrestling.
  • Sesquipedalian Smith: Not any of her ring names though, only her real one.
  • Signature Move: Flipping out of an armbar followed by a good hard Texas clothesline to the throat.
  • Soul Sista: Although she debuted as a Heel both times, she was the first significant African-American female character in WCW or WWE. She ended up as the first African-American to have held the Women's title.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": It's Jacqueline, not Jacquelyn.
  • Squash Match: Flattened Harvey Wippleman for the Women's Title on the February 3 (taped February 1), 2000 SmackDown! in a mere 17 seconds.
  • Tag Team: The Mighty Mites, with Sindy Paradise in the LPWA.
  • Take That: Broke Kayfabe by calling out then-WCW boss Eric Bischoff by name on the 1999 VHS release Come Get Some: The Women of the WWF, saying that Bischoff didn't like that she was getting pushed when she was in WCW. Also significant since WWE had not previously acknowledged her time in WCW to that point..
  • Waif-Fu: Would have a lot more high flying moves if she was wrestling men whereas against Divas she used more power moves. A lot more headscissors, hurricanranas etc in intergender competition.
  • Why Do You Keep Changing Jobs?: Manager, Wrestler, Body Guard, Referee, Road Agent, Color Commentator...
  • Wild Card: She never got an official face turn in WWE. When she won the Women's Championship, she was technically a face but later in the year feuded with Lita as a heel. But after that she competed against only Heel Divas.
  • You Go Girl: Defeated Chavo Guerrero to win the Cruiserweight title and only lost it due to cheating. She also won her second Women's Championship from a man (see above).
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