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Molly Holly on Her Fear Factor Appearance in 2002, Reveals She Never Heard of It Before She Appeared

October 9, 2021 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
WWE Hall of fame Molly Holly

– Molly Holly was recently a guest for Highspots’ Shoot Conversations with Chris Hero, who discussed her appearance on a WWE guest star edition of Fear Factor in 2002. Below are some highlights (via Fightful):

Molly Holly on appearing on Fear Factor: “I did because nobody else wanted to do it. They worked their way down the list and they were like, ‘Torrie Wilson doesn’t want to do it, Stacy Keibler doesn’t want to do it, will you please do this?’ Honestly, because I don’t watch TV, I had never heard of it. I say yes, I call my little brother, ‘Hey Luke, I’m going to be on a show called Fear Factor.’ He goes, ‘You’re gonna have to eat worms!’ ‘What?’ ‘They eat worms on that show.’ ‘That is not real. Sometimes, to get the ratings up, you do things that look like something else to draw emotion from the audience.’ I was explaining to him that it was a work and that no one would be eating worms.”

On her second round elimination: “I get there and yes, you are eating worms. The first challenge was a rung ladder into a helicopter over the ocean. Easy. [Laughs]. Part of it was, I had hung out with the crew and they showed me how to go up a rung ladder to do lighting, so I knew how to hold it, plus, in gymnastics, a single leg shoot through is an easy move you do to get where you want to be. So, anyway, not hard. The next day, they give us a big spread of brunch and they say, ‘We’re going to be filming for the next 10 hours, no food, get your good in now because this is it.’ I got as full as I possibly could, anticipating that I would not be eating for the rest of the day, only to find out that we’re doing a pig brain drinking contest. Even if it had been a milkshake, I don’t think I could have drank it because I was so full. What they wanted was projectile vomiting, that’s how you get the ratings. I was a victim.”

All 7 seasons of Fear Factor are currently available to stream on Hulu.