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Jacqueline DeLois "Jackie" Moore (born January 6, 1964) is a retired 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, won the women's title of Herb Abrams' UWF 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 went on to win the Independent Association of Wrestling women's title, then later showed up in TNA, eventually settling into the roles of manager for Beer Money Inc. and competitor in the Knockouts Division. She has also competed for Lucha Libre USA, the WWC in Puerto Rico, LLF in Mexico, 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. She was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2016.


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  • Aborted Arc: A match on Heat against Jazz ended with Teddy Long calling her out, making it look like Jackie would be challenging for the title soon. She never got a singles match for the title, though she did get a spot in a Fatal 4 Way at the 2003 Judgment Day PPV.
  • Action Girl: Even as a valet and before wrestling. 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
    • Early on she had lots of admirers and unwanted suitors across several promotions. It seemed to never get old (except probably to her). She also had many bikini shoots and Fanservice moments in WWE.
    • By contrast, seen as something of a Brawn Hilda in WCW.
  • American Accents: She's from Texas, if you couldn't tell, but developed a bit of a Dixie accent due to working extensively in the Southeast United States. She pronounces wrestling as "rassling."
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  • Arch-Enemy: (in Memphis): Lauren Davenport at first, then Dirty White Girl, then back to Lauren Davenport; (in WWE): Sable of course, then Ivory, then Jazz.
  • The Atoner: She and ODB decided to refrain from cheating in their quest to regain TNA contracts.
  • Bald of Evil: She and Eric Embry after losing a Tag Team hair vs hair match to Dirty White Girl and Jeff Jarrett during their USWA heel run. 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.
  • Battle in the Rain: Her match with Poly Star was one of those rained on during the March 17th 2006 LLF show.
  • Big Damn Heroes: While Team Wigwam had already taken taken care of Kylie Pierce and Lea Morrison, that still left WSU Champion Angel Orsini 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. She was extremely unlikely to wrestle with her hair down.
  • Broomstick Quarterstaff: On a knockout centric show Jacqueline weaponized a broom when pitted against her usual tag team partner, ODB, leading to the crowd singing "Sweep her up Jackie, sweep her up!"
  • 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.
  • Dark Action Girl as Sullivan's second in WCW. She also willingly took a gore from Rhino in an attempt to give James Storm the advantage in a street fight.
  • Demoted to Extra: From 2002 or so until she left WWE. This was most obvious with the introduction of Jazz, which coincided with Jacqueline suddenly becoming a referee and who she would never be able to beat one on one in WWE when they made Jacqueline a wrestler again, despite having pinned Jazz prior on the independent circuit.
  • 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.
  • Distaff Counterpart: The The Lad-ette counterpart to James Storm in TNA. More specifically, James Storm would be her spear counterpart while Jacqueline's tag team with ODB would be distaff counterparts to America's Most Wanted, Storm's team with Wildcat Chris Harris.
  • Does Not Like Men: Her gimmick in the Pretty Mean Sisters. They did initially form an alliance with D'Lo Brown and Mark Henry but then manipulated Brown into turning on Henry, largely for their own amusement. This was the beginning of her feud with Ivory, who took exception to the way PMS did Brown, but the women's title quickly became more important to both of them as Sable was on her way out. Also, Jacqueline herself began to think Terri Runnels' Sex Slave demands of Meat, who they turned to after Ivory joined with Brown, were a little too excessive.
  • Easily Distracted Referee: Averted. Don't mess with Jackie when she's refereeing.
  • Easter Bunny: Was in 1992 for USWA.
  • Enemy Mine: Dirty White Girl Teamed up with her to fight their respective nemesis Nurse Candy/Kratchett and Lauren Davenport.
  • Everything Is Big in Texas: She's from Dallas and initially took her ring name from a famous Texas Women's champion, although she ended up bigger in Florida and Tennessee.
  • Face–Heel Turn: In USWA it was when Sweet Georgia Brown became Miss Texas to join Embry and Prichard against Tennessee and The South. In TNA she started out as a baby face wrestler and referee, as was expected of her by that point, but her turn came with that of James Storm and Chris Harris, which was also when she joined them.
  • Fake-Hair Drama
    • 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.
    • She would often tie extensions to her braids, which Cheerleader Melissa used to choke her with in All Pro Wrestling.
  • Faux Action Girl: Against Sable, not anyone else. Sable's limited abilities (and her contract saying she couldn't bump) meant that Jacqueline had to rely on sneak attacks and minimal offence.
  • 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. Their feud started because of their relationships with a man but they quickly became far more interested in each other
  • Foil: The APA were foils in general against Right To Censor, Jacqueline in particular showed how reserved Ivory had become. Also, when the Kat had hired the APA to protect her from Right to Censor, she was the foil to show how much rougher and worldly Jacqueline was. Traci Brooks demonstrated how wild and party loving Jacqueline was in Beer Money Inc.
  • Gag Boobs: Lampshaded excellently by Al Snow: "Don't bounce around too much, you'll get a black eye."
  • Garbage Wrestler: Well, not her gimmick or primary approach to matches but she's been in a lot of violent gimmick matches and was a front runner of Frontier Martial Arts Wrestling, which is the indirect trope namer and basically the trope codifier for garbage, before she moved on to USWA.
  • 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 and later a kickboxing match, kicking that feud into a new gear.
    • In TNA she had an arm wrestling match with Gail Kim, a double bull rope match with James Storm and Petey Williams as their respective partners and then the two had a cage match.
  • Glass Jaw Referee: Also averted. She just punches back.
  • Good Is Not Soft: Most of the WWE women who worked with Jacqueline say she was a Nice Girl, but was extremely stiff in the ring.
  • Groin Attack: Normally averted as in her intergender matches, she was able to hold her own without doing this. But she and Terri delivered these to Marc Mero and Goldust after breaking up with them. Also did this against Dean Malenko (with Ivory), to punish him. And she also low blowed Chavo Guerrero to win the Cruiserweight title. In TNA she actually won a match by kicking Velvet Sky there.
  • Hand-or-Object Underwear: During this photoshoot as Women's Champion, she has one breast covered by the title and the other by her hand.
  • Heel–Face Turn: In USWA was her making up with The Dirty White Boy and Girl. In WCW it was leaving Kevin Sullivan
  • 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: She once had a martial arts themed website where she, as a dragon, wore a red version of the traditional gi...also posed in red lingerie for her segment on the 2002 WWE Divas Undressed DVD.
  • Legacy Character: To Sweet Georgia Brown, at first. After she left FMW and dropped the name a new Sweet Georgia Brown would emerge and challenge her in USWA. They eventually teamed up though.
  • Leitmotif
  • 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.
  • Modesty Towel: When a hardcore rules match between Ivory and Tori had spilled into a bathroom Jacqueline happened to be there in a stage of undress. She ran away from them while covering herself with a towel.
  • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
  • Mistaken Nationality: A rare positive example. On the 2001 DVD release Divas in Hedonism, which was filmed in Jamaica, there is a scene of her shopping at an outdoor market and talking about how the Jamaicans mistook her for one of their own.
  • Mud Wrestling: It wasn't actually mud, but her "Turkey Bowl" match with Ivory wasn't any different in practice. Luckily for her it was over in under two minutes.
  • New Jobs As The Plot Demands: Manager, Wrestler, Body Guard, Referee, Road Agent, Color Commentator...she had a lot off different roles over the years.
  • Noodle Incident: WCW never explained what her past history was with Kevin Sullivan.
  • Older Sidekick: Dusty Rhodes valet Sapphire became this to her in USWA. At 53 she was one of pro wrestling's oldest rookies (not to be confused with Susan Sapphire, who Jacqueline feuded with in USWA)
  • One Steve Limit
    • Tasha Simone was known as "Miss Texas Rodeo" in WWC but went by "Elizabeth The Rodeo Queen" in USWA, at first, since this Miss Texas was too established there.
    • When she was on the WWE roster, they also had Tough Enough's 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.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Although she was billed as 'Jacqueline' in WWE, everyone always just called her Jackie. So in TNA, she made Jackie her ring name.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: At one time, she had an official website with the URL
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Only 5'4, and could throw around 200+ lbs. MEN with ease.
  • Power Stable:
  • Power Trio: Team Texas with Tom Prichard and Eric Embry, Harlem Heat with Booker T and Stevie Ray-for a brief time after she left Sullivan, PMS With Terri Runnels and Ryan Shamrock, The APA with Farooq and Bradshaw, America's Most Wanted with James Storm and Chris Harris-after they ditched Gail Kim.
  • Put on a Bus: Down to OVW in WWE and twice in TNA. The Bus Came Back to WWE for her to answer Chavo's challenge, 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.
  • The Quiet One Apparently, in direct contrast to the loudmouth she was on camera. 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.
  • Real Women Don't Wear Dresses: The basis of her and ODB's campaign against Velvet Sky, was that TNA was focusing more on T&A than wrestling ability, with Velvet being the most clear case of such.
  • Red Baron: "The Pride Of Tennessee".
  • Ring Oldies: Still able to get it done at 50.
  • The Rival
    • Naughty Natalie was an early one in WCCW and later, USWA. Then came Dazzling Denise.
    • Nurse Kratchett, Moondog Fifi and Leslie Ballenger butted into her USWA feud with Lauren Davenport. She feuded with Toni Adams and Uptown Karen in between feuds with Davenport. Her last USWA feud was with Tasha Simone.
    • JC Ice and Brian Christopher on the men's side of USWA, both teaming and feuding with them.
    • Wrestled and teamed with Samantha Pain throughout the Southern USA and wrestled Luna Vachon all over the country.
    • 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.
  • Sergeant Rock: Well, duh. It was only her ring name in Smoky Mountain Wrestling, where she was part of Cornette's militia.
  • Sesquipedalian Smith: Not any of her ring names though, only her real one, excepting when she used her full real name as a ring name.
  • 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 wrestler in WCW or WWE(though she was more of a bodyguard in the fomer). 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. Mexican enterprises tended to bill her as Jaqueline.
  • Spiritual Successor: As Jimmy Jacobs was known for frequently invoking or imitating Kevin Sullivan, The Lovely Lacey and Radiant Rain acting as Jimmy's bodyguards after he was injured in ROH was reminiscent of Jacqueline. For an added bonus, The Minnesota/International Home Wrecking Crew had an anti man gimmick in SHIMMER, though unlike Sullivan's WCW, Age Of The Fall era ROH and FIP actually gave women regular match time(such as it was), while the entire crew were wrestlers, unlike PMS.
  • Squash Match: Flattened Harvey Wippleman for the Women's Title on the February 3 (taped February 1), 2000 SmackDown! in a mere 17 seconds.
  • Sympathy for the Hero: James Storm beat Eric Young on the 10/25/2007 "iMPACT" after taking advantage of the fact Young was checking on Jacqueline after Storm accidentally hit her. Jacqueline was trying to help James Storm win while this happened and ended up achieving her goal, but was touched enough by his concern to give Young a beer, to Storm's chagrin.
  • 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.
  • Tamer and Chaster: When she first arrived in WWE, her character was much more sexual. After she won the Women's Championship, she did a topless photo shoot with the title covering one breast and her hand over the other. And she actually did bare her breasts at the 1998 Capital Carnage event in the UK. By 2003 she almost never appeared in Fanservice segments, aside from a couple of bikini clips in her entrance video.
  • The Three Faces of Eve: As the one worker in PMS, she was the Wife to Terri Runnels' Seductress and Ryan Shamrock's Child.
  • Tomboyness Upgrade: She entered WWE as the girlfriend of Marc Mero, portrayed as glamorous and seductive, and competing in many bikini contests. After splitting from Marc Mero and the Pretty Mean Sisters, her ring gear became less feminine, she took part in intergender matches and hooked up with the beer drinking and cigar smoking APA. It became quite rare for her to be seen dressed femininely or wrestle with her hair down.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Her whole term in WWE. She entered as Marc Mero's petty vindictive girlfriend, then was the nastiest member of PMS and even though she made a Heel–Face Turn she could still be a Wild Card. By 2003 she was much friendlier and frequently hugged her partners after wins in tag matches.
  • Waif-Fu: During her heel run in USWA she'd use Choke Holds against the men opposed to Team Texas. When she was beating up Kevin Sullivan's opponents she tended to use moves like body slams. Otherwise she would have a lot more high flying moves if she was actually wrestling men, especially after her face turns. Against Divas she still used more power moves though. A lot more headscissors, hurricanranas etc in intergender competition.
  • Wild Card: She never got an official face or heel turn in WWE, as her alignment basically depended on the match or feud. 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. The closest thing to a face turn was when she and Lita put aside their differences to attack Ivory, who was bad mouthing them after joining Right To Censor.
  • Woman Scorned: Jacqueline had broken up with Marc Mero and Terri Runnels broke up with The Artist Formerly Known As Goldust, leading them to become The Pretty Mean Sisters against all men in the WWF.
  • The Worf Effect: She and Ivory as tag team partners to Trish Stratus being ineffective against Molly Holly and Gail Kim, to set up Lita returning, saving Trish and challenging for Molly's title.
  • 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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