Welcome to Frank Pozen's Big Bad Blog. A lot of folks have been asking me to update them about my recovery. So I thought I would start a blog primarily to do that but also to talk about other topics of interest including the wrestling business and whatever else I can think of. I plan to update this on a regular basis so check back and leave a comment if you wish.
Friday, November 19, 2010
The WWE releases Jillian Hall
Today the WWE had another of their semi-annual talent purges. Two women were among the releases. The first was this girl known as Tiffany who was arrested a few months ago for assaulting her husband Drew McIntyre. So I guess the writing was on the wall. She was another dime a dozen model so it's no big loss. But they also released Jillian Hall. It's not exactly news that the WWE has a habit of wasting talent. And they also have a habit of blaming wrestlers when characters and storylines don't get over. But the WWE career of Jillian Hall may be the worst waste of perfectly good wrestling talent in WWE history. They gave her two of the worst characters in WWE history and also had her jobbing to untrained models. And Jillian tried so hard to make it work but no one could have got over with those characters. And then as a gag they gave her a 30 second title run before her final burial. She deserved so much better than that. I recall seeing her as Macaela Mercedes in her pre-WWE days wrestling Beth Phoenix at an Apocalypse Wrestling Federation show in Scarborough, ON Jan. 2003. It was a classic match with a terrible ending. Both girls were great. And both went to Ohio Valley Wrestling to try and earn a WWE contract. And both were successful. But Jillian was never really given much of an opportunity to show her mat skills. And last month she announced that she was going to Florida Championship Wrestling to work as a trainer. So what happened? We don't know yet but I would guess that at 30 years of age she decided she had several good years of pro wrestling in her and changed her mind about retiring. She's from Kentucky so I would not be surprised to see her return to OVW. And TNA is always interested in ex-WWE Divas so she could turn up there in 2011. Jillian is a very good wrestler but she was poorly used by the WWE and is probably better off getting out of there.