Thanksgiving has always had an interesting relationship with wrestling. For years, WWE’s Survivor Series was held on Thanksgiving Day. Those Thanksgiving pay-per-views brought us classic moments like Fuji-Gate, The debut of The Undertaker, and the infamous Gobbledy Gooker.
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In the early 90s, WWE ditched the idea of PPV’s on holidays, but the tradition of Thanksgiving moments lived on through food fights and Turkey Bowls. We could go through several of these moments, but we’d feel bad looking at all the wasted food used in these matches. So instead, we’re just going to look at one Thanksgiving moment from the far off distant year of 2009.
On Monday Night RAW, back in the Guest Host Era, Governor Jesse Ventura decided to give us a Divas Match AND a history lesson at the same time. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, the Pilgrims (Jillian Hall and Lay-Cool) took on The Indians (Kelly Kelly, Melina and Mickie James) in the a Mayflower Melee Match. To make this Pilgrims/Indians lesson as accurate Assassin’s Creed, The Gobbledy Gooker made its return after a 19 year absence!
Here’s a few things things we are thankful for about this match:
- The theme songs of the Pilgrims and Indians.
- Lay-Cool’s disgust for this match.
- Kelly Kelly’s historically accurate Nike Moccasins (Mickie James opted to go barefoot.)
- The Gobbledy Gooker.
- Layla is the only one in this match that’s still employed. Even the referee’s gone!*
*We’re not actually thankful for that, but we’re sure Layla is happy to be employed
Enjoy the match and for those who haven’t seen it, Spoiler Alert: The Gobbledy Gooker ages well. Happy Thanksgiving to all! And to all, a Shawn Michaels Knight!