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"The retirement of the Women’s Championship breaks my heart. The nostalgia and the legacy built off the backs of every woman who paved the way for women like me. Who gave it credibility, honor,  prestige and truth! For every woman who’s carried the championship through the generations, who know the power and history you feel in holding it high above your head. That can never be replaced by anything in my mind, in my heart. I am truly honored and forever grateful to be among the women who have graced it’s presence.”  - Mickie James

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The Original Screwjob: After contract and money disputes, it is reported that Vince McMahon decided it was time for Wendi Richter to lose her Women’s Championship. On November 25, 1985, McMahon hired the Fabulous Moolah to wrestle as the Spider Lady, an opponent Richter often faced. Well into the match, Moolah went for a small package and Richter kicked after one, but the referee who was in on the plan, counted to three and awarded Moolah the title. After it was announced that Moolah was the new Champion Richter attacked her and got in a few legitimate shots. (x) (source: 1 2)

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