Height: Half that of a regular mop
Weight: Surprisingly heavy
Glory Days: The unforgettable Summer of 2001
Fun Fact: Despite being a mop, Moppy was not a virgin. See Perry Saturn shoot interviews for further details…
A standard issue ‘Icon of Wrestling’ is usually a gimmick or performer that sucked beyond belief and in no way, shape or form got over with fans. Today, however, I present the exception to the rule; Moppy Q. McMopperson, or simply ‘Moppy’.
Moppy made her debut on June 19th 2001 episode of Smackdown, interfering in a Hardcore Championship match on Perry Saturn’s behalf. Unfortunately, Moppy’s assistance backfired and she was kicked into Saturn’s face, allowing the champion, Test, to retain his title. It was during this altercation that Moppy sustained a career ending injury. Snapped in half, Moppy was left no longer able to fulfil the janitorial duties of a full sized mop. Thankfully her knight in shining armour was at hand. Despite costing him the match – and Hardcore Championship – Saturn took an immediate shine to the stricken mop. Carrying her to the back, Saturn ignored his manager and girlfriend – Terri Runnels – in favour of caring for a stick with a wig.
Over the next several weeks Saturn and Moppy became inseparable, so much so that Terri became jealous and issued Saturn with an ultimatum; it was either her or the mop. Saturn – whose gimmick was that he was fucked up from so many blows to the head – chose the mop. This, along with Moppy and Saturn’s surge in popularity, resulted in a babyface run. Subsequently Saturn would feud with Terri’s new man; Raven.
By this point Moppy and Saturn’s relationship appeared to have escalated beyond the ‘just friends’ phase; the pair were besotted with each other. Moppy would even assist in Saturn’s matches by attacking his opponents, and usually no-selling any offense received.
However, tragedy struck in September when Moppy was mop-napped. After an extensive mop hunt, Raven and Terri revealed themselves to be behind this heinous crime on the September 17th episode of Raw. Addressing Saturn via the Titantron, Raven murdered Moppy by pushing her into a woodchipper. Although Saturn was able to exact revenge six days later at Unforgiven, a gaping mop-shaped hole was left in his, and of all of our, lives due to the actions of Raven and Terri Runnels.
June 19 2001 – September 17 2001
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