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YMMV: Sable

  • Base Breaker: 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.
  • Deader Than Disco: 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 Old Shame 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.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: 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.
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: 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.
  • Seinfeld Is Unfunny: 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 Action Girl. 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.