Stacy Keibler has recently been announced as the latest induction into the WWE Hall of Fame. It has been 18 years since Keibler’s last match in WWE, at the end of her incredible career.
The former WWE Diva gets the nod 18 years after her last match, and becomes the latest in a long line of women to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Starting her career in WCW, Stacy Keibler was a cheerleader for the Baltimore Ravens when she was first discovered by WCW. She was recruited as a “Nitro Girl”, but began dating (on-screen and off-screen) David Flair.
This got her onto the show as a character, as well as in her role as a valet named “Miss Hancock” for the short-lived tag team “Standards and Practices”.
With her iconic short skirts and her entrance, which saw her slowly step over the middle rope (one of the few women tall enough to do so), she became a big star with the teenage male demographic in wrestling.
Stacy Keibler joined the WWE for the Invasion storyline, and stayed with the company for a number of years. She worked as a manager for a variety of superstars, including Test, the Dudley Boys and Randy Orton.
She left the company in 2005, to pursue acting and modelling roles. This included an appearance on Dancing with the Stars and How I Met Your Mother. She also dated George Clooney for a couple of years.
In this article, we’ll take a look at Stacy Keibler’s last match in the WWE, and what happened to her when she left the company in 2006.
Stacy Keibler’s Last Match
Stacy Keibler’s last match in the WWE took place on Velocity, on the 25th October, 2005. This match was against Jillian Hall, and was the culmination of a mini-feud between the pair on Monday Night Raw,
Keibler had never really been a full-time wrestler in the WWE. She only wrestled 74 times in her whole career, and that included house shows.
She challenged for the WWE Women’s Championship three times in her career. They were all against Trish Stratus, with two of the matches being the long-forgotten Bra and Panties match stipulation.
Stacy Keibler’s last match on Velocity came with little fanfare. Velocity was the B show at the time, and no place for a wrestler’s last match to take place. However, she was always more of a valet than a WWE Superstar, so if anything it made sense.
The match was poor, to say the least. Both women were sloppy, and seemingly simple moves looked slow and plodding. It was not the best advert for women’s wrestling.
Jillian Hall beat Stacy Keibler in her final match, but even the ending was botched. Hall hit Keibler with a powerbomb from the top rope, but both women slipped and the move looked incredibly sloppy.
The bout lasted a little more than 4 minutes, and was not the way Keibler would have wanted to go out. Surprisingly, she has not made a Royal Rumble guest appearance in the years since, so this match is her final match in all of wrestling.
After leaving wrestling, Stacy Keibler moved on to acting and modelling, appearing in a number of TV shows, including How I Met Your Mother, alongside Neil Patrick Harris.
On April 6, 2019, Keibler made a surprise return to induct Torrie Wilson into the WWE Hall of Fame. She is set for her own induction into the 2023 Hall of Fame, with Mick Foley set to induct her.
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