"The Perfect 10" Bby Doll
Mike Mooneyham published a nice article on Nickla Roberts, "The Perfect 10" Baby Doll
In the article she discusses how she got the "Baby Doll" name:
“Baby Doll was the name of Tully’s favorite strip club in San Antonio,” Roberts reveals. “Because my first name is Nickla, a lot of people just don’t get that right. A lot of the guys were calling me Baby Doll anyway, so it just kind of fit.”
“It’s so cool because I meet people who tell me I really am a baby doll. That’s such a nice compliment. Who wouldn’t want to be called Baby Doll? It’s great. Especially when (Ric) Flair yells down the hallway: ‘Ba-by Doll!’ How can you not love that? As far as the ‘Perfect 10,’ I’m a big girl. I’m nowhere near what most would consider a perfect 10, but it does get some good heat.”
The name replaced "Andrea The Lady Giant" as her ring Name.
“I hated that because Andre and I were really, really good friends. I felt that it was a dis on Andre. I really didn’t like it. Andrea The Lady Giant wasn’t very feminine or girly,” says Roberts, who wore her hair in a punk rock style, along with leather pants and jacket, metal-studded belts, and spiked dog collar and wristbands.
She discusses getting married to Sam Houson and how it ended her career:
They got mad because we fell in love,” says Roberts. “Dusty even called Griz and wanted him to discourage us from getting married. But we were going to show them. We were going to show them that we were perfect and we could do it. We ended up losing our jobs, so we really showed them, didn’t we?”
“I understand now where they were coming from. They wanted to have the single, Marilyn Monroe type, and Sam was a babyface. Sam was undercard, so how could Baby Doll be attracted to Sam? But he was really starting to get pushed.”
When asked about the angle with Dusty Rhodes and Larry Zbyszko and the sealed envelope that allegedly contained incriminating photographs of Rhodes
“I still have the envelope,” says Roberts, who adds that she might use it for a photo-op with Rhodes at future shows.
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