Induction: Sable Unleashed – What was she doing on the leash in the first place?

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WWF Home Video, 1999

Sable was without a doubt the WWF’s top “diva” during the Attitude Era.

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But back in early 1999, times were hard on a male wrestling fan with a difficult-for.

Excuse me, I mixed up my words. I meant that times were difficult for a male wrestling fan with a… uh, never mind.

My point is, back when there were only two hours of live TV a week for Sable to occupy, when Mrs. Mero had yet to pose for Playboy, and when internet connections were of the slow, dial-up variety, there was a dearth of options for the frustrated male.

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So WWF released Sable Unleashed, an hour-long video tape that was to placate Sable fans until better spank material came out, like her edition of Playboy magazine.

(Clarification: While we at Wrestlecrap do not endorse the physical disciplining of one’s children, using a rolled-up magazine for spanking is still preferable to using a harsher material like a switch, a belt, or even a video cassette)

An hour of Sable doesn’t sound so bad, huh? Well, for the three or four people who bought the tape simply to learn something about Sable, her career retrospective is kept strictly kayfabe.

And for anybody else planning to watch with the sound on, Sable does the narration herself in her signature lifeless monotone, saying nothing of value.

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Within minutes, Sable is at the pool, explaining why she loves the water in a scene that sounds like George Lucas’s private softcore director’s cut of Attack of The Clones. But this is not a porno…

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(or a commercial for waterproof makeup)

…it’s a legitimate documentary film. Sable swam in high school, which explains this footage of her now swimming in a thong and wet t-shirt.

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The same goes for the next segment, where Sable reminisces about her modeling career.

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Don’t let the funk guitar or nudity fool you; this is not a porno.

Sable is grateful for her “good genes”, even though genetics had nothing to do with the two BIGGEST factors that led to her getting brought into the WWF.

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Those two factors, of course, were 1) being married to Johnny B Badd and 2) making a good impression on Vince McMahon.

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This isn’t nudity; she’s wearing a bra (made of sand).

Sable reminds us that she loves the water, even on the beach and in the sand (which is coarse and rough and irritating, and it gets everywhere).

Interspersed between all of these informative vignettes are highlights from Sable’s WWF career, often with commentary by the Federation announcers, who sound as if their English teacher thought they used “big-breasted” too much on their essays and demanded they replace it with synonyms.

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Hear how much more vivid these descriptions sound:

McMahon: “She is absolutely gorgeous. Absolutely voluptuous.”
Ross: “She does cast a rather bodacious shadow, I’ll say that.”

compared to:

McMahon: “She is absolutely gorgeous. Absolutely big-breasted.”
Ross: “She does cast a rather big-breasted shadow, I’ll say that.”

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Viewers are treated to this footage of Sable in the sack, which is the only part of this video that is more innocent than it sounds on paper…

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…although, as you’ll recall, that segment ended with Sable stripping down. In an inspired move, the editors of this tape edited together fifteen different replays of it to a dramatic orchestral score.

Sable doesn’t take abuse from anyone, whether it’s Marc Mero pushing her out of the spotlight, Jacqueline calling her a skank and a ho, Vince McMahon calling her a bitch…

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…or Pat Patterson (in a segment that I’m sure Vince got a kick out of scripting) getting too friendly and living up to his nickname, Butt-Patter-son.

We see Sable’s workout routine…

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(Available in IMAX 3D)

…and of course, more career highlights…

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…all of which seem to involve Sable taking off her clothes in one way or another.

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Besides the water and taking off her clothes, Sable also loves horses because “it’s a very relaxing activity for me to do.” Horses isn’t an activity, Sable, but we’ll let it slide.

Also relaxing for Sable is driving cars.

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Boy, that Sable really loves to relax. After all the relaxing activities she’s done in this video, it’s no wonder she recorded her voiceovers with all the energy of a Donald Trump primary opponent.

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Election jokes! Get ‘em while they’re funny!

Not only does she enjoy relaxing in her car, she also loves expressing herself and, if I heard Sable correctly, “taking the top off”…

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…which would explain all the footage of her taking her top off for various reasons. There was the time Jacqueline started ripping off Sable’s muumuu, with Sable defiantly finishing the job …

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…the time she took her top off in a bikini contest to spite Vince McMahon for making her dress conservatively…

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…and the time she took her top off to spite Vince McMahon for disqualifying her from the bikini contest for taking her top off.

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The one arena where Sable won’t be losing her shirt is the financial one, as she demonstrates in this genuine business meeting captured on film.

Just because Sable’s a calculating business woman doesn’t mean that she’s not a kindhearted lady, too.

Now, if you had watched this far, or if you’ve listened to any of these audio clips, you’re probably thinking that Sable really ought to work on her acting (because she clearly has such a great aptitude for it and ought to pursue her talent further, that is).

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Fortunately, Sable is one step ahead of all of us, having guest-starred on USA Network’s Pacific Blue.

To close this video, which as I’ve mentioned is definitely not a porno, Sable takes a shower outside for some technically-not-naked footage that the producers haven’t even bothered to justify.

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What were they supposed to do, have Sable do a voiceover explaining that she loves bathing and finds it relaxing?

For any man reading who still wants to hear Sable wax philosophical while he whacks not-so-philosophical, Sable Unleashed is available to watch online.

Not on YouTube. On a different video site.

You’ll have to turn off Google SafeSearch to find it.

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A wrestling fan ever since the days of Wrestlemania IX, Art graduated from college in the same building where Art Donovan called King of the Ring 1994. He also runs the "How Much Does This Guy Weigh?" blog, where he reviews New Generation-Era Monday Night Raws. Follow him on Twitter @Art0Donnell. Email at: art@wrestlecrap.com
24 Responses to "Induction: Sable Unleashed – What was she doing on the leash in the first place?"
  1. Sean Bateman says:

    Sable Unleashed sounds like a porno and it will be better than the pornos starring Chyna or Sunny

  2. "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

    Great as always, Art. Thanks for doing this one. 🙂

  3. John Matrix says:

    I preferred Marlena.

  4. John Cameron Traderat says:

    It just dawned on me today; this site has yet to induct the Ali-Inoki “fight”. If ever a moment defined wrestlecrap, that does.

  5. Sean Bateman says:

    There was an episode of a TV Show called Relic Hunter, think Hawaiian Lara Croft with a British sidekick, that had Sable in it. Also, there was another episode of Relic Hunter that had Chyna in it. Oh crud…. I think I gave Art some more fodder.

  6. PlasticDiverGuy says:

    Take off your beer goggles ArtODonnell, it’s really Selma’s dating video you’re watching. You’re looking at a free lunch boys!

  7. AK says:

    Ah yes the classic scene where Sable strips to reveal the hand print pasties and we also get to see Jerry Lawler’s O-Face…Blech.

  8. John C says:

    She did mention her favorite tv show to watch is Twin Peaks.

  9. #OPC says:

    I’m guessing the video isn’t on the WWE Network either.

  10. Gerard says:

    Once read a story about Sable and her very real feud with Sunny. The WWF wanted them to have a match or two on raw. Sounds OK right?? The problem was the two of them weren’t acting they really couldn’t stand each other and both refused to let the other pin her which of course meant one of them was better than the other so the WWF said ok-ok forget it and threw the plan out!!!

  11. The Kid From Iowa says:

    Oh how I remember seeing this in the previews whenever I’d buy a WWF tape. Mainly the scene of her driving in her convertible with Michael Cole narrating the whole thing. Very much a product of its time. Almost like a caricature of the Attitude Era.

  12. John C says:

    She mastered the art of the breaststroke as a swimmer.

    That freakin’ non-charasmatic voice makes every audio clip seem like it takes 13 hours and 29 seconds to get through one of them. Just an absoulute drip as a character, good thing she had those surgically enhanced floaties to keep her from sinking.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Quality entertainment.

  14. Thomas Moffatt says:

    You’ve got to give it to WWE, they always had a knack of letting completely untalented people get famous and make a shed load of money…

  15. "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

    Someone should have put that doggy back on the leash. Oof…

  16. Mister Forth says:

    She needs Paul Heyman to speak for her as well.

  17. Chris says:

    And yet, somehow, she would go on to live in near isolation on Lesnars compounds. Strange

  18. D says:

    See, I could totally see Brock keeping her on a leash.

  19. Thomas Moffatt says:

    You could make a DVD in a similar vein called The Miz: Unleashed…

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