YMMV / Kelly Kelly

  • Best Known for the Fanservice: Her exhibitionist days and semi-nude pictorals are what most remember her for.
  • Broken Base: Six years in WWE and opinions were still divided on her. Specifically her proper push in the year 2011. Half the base felt Kelly Kelly was fine as a Ms. Fanservice but should not have been pushed as a legit title contender. Others felt she was improved enough and was incredibly over enough to warrant a push - especially since her matches with Beth Phoenix were at least given more time and attention than normally afforded to the Divas at the time.
  • Creator's Pet: Her time in WWECW, especially when she was part of The Extreme Expose, a group booed so heavily WWE simply muted the house mics when appeared, and the trio kept appearing, even as numerous "ECW Brand" wrestlers were released or otherwise not used. It got so bad that Ariel, a long running scrappy prior to WWECW, ended up becoming an Ensemble Darkhorse even though she was a heel manager to the vampire Kevin Thorn. The breakup of the Expose and resulting feud she lost to Lena and Layla might have been the best things to happen to Kelly, as they actually got her a sympathy from what little audience WWECW had left.
  • Critical Research Failure: In an interview in Maxim Magazine in November 2011, she talked about doing Rikishi's Stinkface move, which she called her best move, though she called him "Rafiki", and said that he does the move in a diaper. Rikishi wore a mawashi. Also, at the time, she worked with Rikishi's sons, The Usos. This sparked much online ridicule.
  • Designated Hero: Well, more like Designated Damsel, but during the exhibitionist gimmick in ECW, Mike Knox was featured as her "jealous overprotective boyfriend". He was a bit of a jerkass, sure, and the "revealing dame covered by a jealous flame" routine has been done before plenty of times in wrestling, but when it got to the part where she started openly crushing on CM Punk and then trying to strip for him, one couldn't help but consider the implications and feel sorry for Knox.
  • Ear Worm: Her entrance theme, a Suspiciously Similar Song version of Destiny's Child's "Lose My Breath".
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Particularly visible during 2008 and 2009. When they were pushing Candice, the crowds cared more about Kelly Kelly. Then in a match at Bragging Rights when she was teaming with the very over Melina, the crowd was chanting for her to get into the match and popped loudly when she was tagged in.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: The backstage segment where Kane threatens her and asks her if there's someone else, to which she nods and starts crying might be hard to watch for someone with the knowledge that she was dating Andrew "Test" Martin at the time and he would die in a few weeks after that segment aired.
  • Most Annoying Sound: Her constant screaming during all her matches.
  • Never Live It Down:
    • During her exhibitionist gimmick, she once had trouble unhooking her bra. How does someone who likes stripping have trouble taking her clothes off? Then again, she could have been stalling for time if Mike Knox missed his cue, as Knox would usually interrupt her segments before her bra was removed.
    • Ever since her title push it's almost an obligation for someone to point out that she can't properly run ropes. Famous people who have pointed this out include The Spoony One, Lance Storm, and Dave Meltzer.
  • Really Gets Around: When you have your own co-workers taking potshots at you in-ring and out for it...
  • The Scrappy: Despite the fact that she got cheers from audiences, most smarks and critics absolutely despise her.
  • The Woobie: Nearly her whole career has been as this. It's like WWE takes some perverse pleasure in making her suffer. It's no doubt helped by those big blue eyes and that huge smile. Seeing her sad just invoked big brother instinct in (most) of the fanbase.