Monday, March 31, 2008

Sherri Martel. part 6

Sherri Martel appeared in WCW in 1994 under the name Sensuous Sherri. She appeared at Slamboree scouting potential new clients in May 1994. She announced that she would manage who she felt was WCW's top star.
At Clash of the Champions XXVII, just as the match between Ric Flair and Sting got underway, Martel approached the ring wearing face paint identical to Sting's. Indeed, she was cheering for him to defeat Flair. Late in the match, Sting attempted to dive over the ropes onto Flair, but The Nature Boy yanked Martel into his path. Sting spent the rest of the match totally distracted and concerned for her, giving Flair the chance he needed to grab Sting's tights for an illegal pinfall and become the WCW Wrestling Champion. Martel then entered the ring to embrace Flair. The new couple attacked Sting until Hulk Hogan ran them off. She helped Flair in feuds against both Sting and Hulk Hogan.
After Flair lost a retirement match to Hogan, there were rumors that Martel was going to be paired with Steve Austin, but Austin was soon injured and on his way out of WCW at the time (Martel had previously managed Flair and Austin in tag team matches , and during this time, she was also scheduled to manage Austin and Shane Douglas in a tag team match in ECW, but Austin was replaced by " Flying"Brian Pillman due to his knee injury ). Behind the scenes, Kevin Sullivan wanted her to be the manager of Ron Simmons. However, this was during the time of the Nicole Brown and O. J. Simpson investigation, so they thought that might be pushing it a little. Instead, Martel began managing Harlem Heat (Booker T and Stevie Ray) using the name Sister Sherri (an irony that she discussed during her 2006 WWE Hall of Fame induction speech) .
In late 1994 (while still managing Harlem Heat in WCW), Martel made a return appearance in ECW managing Shane Douglas and Brian Pillman (substituting for an injured Steve Austin) against Ron Simmons and 2 Cold Scorpio. It was soon evident that Martel only returned to ECW to humiliate her former protege on behalf of Ric Flair. Late in the match, Douglas tried to pin Scorpio but Martel grabbed Scorpio’s foot and placed it on the rope to break up the count (which Douglas didn't notice). Then Martel went to the top rope and came off with a double axe handle on Douglas. Simmons and Scorpio won after Simmons pinned Pillman. Martel was on the outside showing no remorse for accidentally hitting Douglas. Pillman then went outside and tossed her back in the ring by her hair. Douglas pointed to her chest after Pillman ripped off her jacket and she had a picture of Ric Flair taped to her dress. Douglas ripped the picture off and tore it up, then gave Martel a piledriver for revenge.
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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Sherri Martel, part 5

Martel re-emerged in Smoky Mountain Wrestling later that year and feuded with Tammy Sytch. She also appeared in the independent NWA promotion. On October 22, 1993 at the NWA Weekend of Champions, Martel accompanied Terry Funk against Kevin Sullivan (with Woman). After the match, Martel attacked Woman and put her in a head-scissors. She then appeared at the NWA Bensalem Bash on October 30, 1993. Martel, with Kathy Fitzpatrick in her corner, defeated Jim Cornette (with Tammy Sytch in his corner) in a "loser gets spanked" match.

She soon began working in ECW in autumn of 1993, and soon managed Shane Douglas to the ECW World Championship.

ECW began promoting a feud between Martel and Madusa and scheduled a match between them at November to Remember on November 13, 1993. Madusa had just signed a WWF contract, so Martel faced Malia Hosaka instead. At ECW Ultraclash '93, Martel wrestled in a battle royal against Tigra, Angel, Don E. Allen, Jay "Six Pack" Sulli, Freddie Gilbert, and Hunter Q. Robbins, III.

On January 18, 1994, Martel and Woman appeared in a Carver W. Reed commercial. In February 1994, Martel was going to join WCW to feud with Missy Hyatt, but Hyatt left the company. She later made appearances in WCW aiding Kevin Sullivan and Dave Sullivan in spring 1994. On February 5, 1994 Martel accompanied Shane Douglas for a triple threat match against Sabu and Terry Funk. Paul E. Dangerously (Paul Heyman) attacked Martel before the match, but she recovered and was active throughout the match (which ended in a time limit draw).

Martel made a brief appearance in the Mexican Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA) promotion and accompanied Jake Roberts against Konnan, wrestling some dark matches with Mexican ladies Vicky Carranza, Sexi Boom, and Martha Villalobos. A hair vs. hair match was scheduled at Triplemania 1994 between Martel and Miss Janeth (that should take the side of Konnan) but this match was later rejected.

She returned to ECW to accompany Shane Douglas in matches against Pat Tanaka and Paul Diamond and then officially joined WCW in May 1994. Martel stated in later interviews that she loved her time with the promotion and working with Shane Douglas. She feels ECW was more lenient with what they would let the women do and she liked that.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Sherri Martel, part 4

She managed Ted DiBiase until early 1992 and then parted ways with him after she announced that she was in love with Shawn Michaels; she also sang Michaels theme song called "Heartburn", then renamed Sexy Boy. She would go on to manage Michaels during his feuds with Bret Hart and Rick Martel (who had a flirtatious relationship with Martel). She also appeared on Family Feud during this time, representing the WWF. During this time, Michaels had a brief feud with Savage, and Sherri attacked both Elizabeth and Mike McGuirk at ringside during the matches. One night in late 1992, Marty Jannetty, Michaels' former tag team partner, entered the ring before one of Michaels' matches. He grabbed Martel's mirror; and when he swung the mirror at Michaels, Michaels pulled Martel in front of him, and she was smashed with the mirror. Martel disappeared but returned to the WWF at the 1993 Royal Rumble. She was in a neutral corner for the match between Michaels and Jannetty. Near the end of the match, Martel confronted Michaels outside the ring and slapped him. At the end of the match, she entered the ring to smash him with her shoe, but he ducked, and she hit Jannetty instead. Michaels finished the match and won, while Martel fled the ring in tears. Backstage, Michaels confronted her, and Jannetty came to her rescue.

The following week, Martel thanked Jannetty, and she later appeared in his corner for a match against a jobber. There were rumors that the WWF was planning to hire Madusa and promote a Martel/Jannetty vs. Michaels/Madusa feud, but Jannetty left the WWF before this ever happened. Martel was soon left without anyone to manage and found herself accompanying Crush and Randy Savage to the ring for their matches against Michaels at house shows. Most matches ended when Martel would be invited into the ring, and she would slap Michaels.

At WrestleMania IX, Martel accompanied Tatanka for his match against Michaels, who brought Luna Vachon with him. After the match, Luna attacked Martel, and they began feuding. On the April 12, 1993 edition of RAW, Martel attacked Luna in the first women's segment on RAW. This erupted into a catfight that spilled into the audience, and both women ripped each other's clothes off. Throughout April and May 1993, Martel also appeared in United States Wrestling Association (USWA). She wrestled Miss Texas (Jacqueline) and helped Randy Savage in his feud against Jerry Lawler (who ripped off Martel's dress after she interfered in a steel cage match). On May 31, 1993 Martel appeared in the returning Jannetty's corner for his match against Bam Bam Bigelow on RAW. After the match, Martel called Luna into the ring for a fight. Bigelow interfered, and Tatanka ran to her rescue. During this time, Martel and Luna began having matches at WWF house shows. A couple of weeks later, Martel interrupted an interview with Bigelow, and Tatanka again came to her rescue. When Martel was scheduled to face Luna on TV one week, Luna came to the ring with her arm in a cast (she had broken it in an earlier match against Martel). Bigelow and Luna attacked Martel, and Tatanka yet again saved her. This was going to lead to a mixed tag team match pitting Martel/Tatanka against Luna/Bigelow at the 1993 SummerSlam, but Martel was fired for not passing a drug test . In interviews granted at the time (as well as an article appearing in the WWF Magazine), it was claimed that Martel left the WWF to attend cosmetology school.

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Sunday, March 16, 2008

Sherri Martel, part 3

On July 24, 1987 Sherri Martel debuted in the WWF and defeated The Fabulous Moolah for the WWF Women's Wrestling Title. At this time she was still the AWA's Women's champion, however, losing this title 3 days later. This makes her the only wrestler (woman or man) to hold a world title for two major organizations at the same time.
Renaming herself Sensational Sherri, she reigned as WWF Women's Champion for fifteen months, taking on opponents like Debbie Combs, Velvet McIntyre, and Desiree Peterson. At the 1987 Survivor Series, Martel's team consisting of Martel, The Glamour Girls (Leilani Kai and Judy Martin), Dawn Marie, and Donna Christanello lost to The Fabulous Moolah's team consisting of Moolah, Velvet McIntyre, Rockin' Robin, and the Jumping Bomb Angels (Noriyo Tateno and Itsuki Yamazaki). It was on October 8, 1988 that she was finally defeated for the title by Rockin' Robin. In the early months of 1988, she portrayed Peggy Sue, the valet of The Honky Tonk Man, while appearing as Sherri in the same period (Peggy wore sunglasses and a blonde wig, so she was not recognizable). She was often jealous of Miss Elizabeth and even attacked her during one match. When the WWF phased out its women's division in 1990, Martel remained with the company and turned her attention to managing male wrestlers.

At WrestleMania V, Martel appeared backstage and mocked both Rockin' Robin and Miss Elizabeth. After the main event, Martel confronted Miss Elizabeth, which led to a brawl between Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage. Throughout the remainder of 1989, Martel and Savage feuded with Hogan and Elizabeth. At the 1989 SummerSlam, Hogan and Brutus Beefcake defeated Savage and Zeus. After the match, Elizabeth knocked out Martel with her purse, and she, Hogan, and Beefcake cut Martel's hair (a long ponytail hair extension). Shortly after, she became known as Sensational Queen Sherri, as Savage defeated "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan to become King of the WWF. At the 1990 Royal Rumble, Martel appeared on the "Brother Love Show" with Sapphire. After insulting the "common woman", Martel was slapped by Sapphire. At WrestleMania VI, Martel and Savage lost a mixed tag-team match against Sapphire and Dusty Rhodes after Elizabeth, who was in the corner of Sapphire and Rhodes, interfered and shoved Martel. At the 1990 SummerSlam, Martel defeated Sapphire by forfeit when Sapphire failed to appear for the match (It was later revealed that she had betrayed Rhodes and was now working for Ted DiBiase). Martel and Savage also appeared on Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous with Robin Leach. At WrestleMania VII, Savage lost a career match against The Ultimate Warrior. Martel attacked Savage but was thrown from the ring by Elizabeth, who was watching from the audience. When she and Savage parted ways following the career match, Martel became the right hand woman of the "Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase.

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Saturday, March 15, 2008

Sherri Martel. part 2

After training under The Fabulous Moolah, Larry Zbyszko helped her join the AWA. He felt she had a little bit of potential and thought she just needed to learn how to do wrestling interviews.

She eventually debuted the AWA, and on September 28, 1985 at SuperClash she defeated Candi Devine for the AWA World Women's Championship. Later that year, the title was taken from Martel and awarded to Devine, but Martel regained the title on October 17, 1985.

On April 20, 1986 Martel won a battle royal at WrestleRock '86 that included Devine, Debbie Combs, Rose Devine, Joyce Grable, Kat LeRoux, Despina Montegas, Misty Blue Simmes, and Luna Vachon. On May 10, 1986 she helped Buddy Rose and Doug Somers win the AWA World Tag Team Championship. Having previously vacated the AWA Women's Championship, Martel defeated Devine on June 28, 1986 to begin her third reign as champion.

In the spring of 1987, Martel began managing Kevin Kelly. Her most memorable moment as his manager came when she interfered in an arm wrestling match between Kelly and Tommy Rich on ESPN's AWA Championship Wrestling. Rich got immediate revenge by cornering the escaping Martel and ripping her dress off to reveal a strapless pink teddy and black stockings. In the following weeks, Rich would come to ringside during Kelly's matches and taunt Martel with her stolen dress.

On May 2, 1987 Martel defeated Madusa Miceli at SuperClash 2.

Former AWA wrestler Jesse Ventura then referred her to the WWF. Martel credited Vince McMahon for being the one who molded her in the WWF.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Sherri Martel - Female Wrestling

Wrestler/Manager: Sherri Martel
Real Name: Sherri Russell
Born: February 8, 1958
Hometown: New Orleans, Louisiana
Marital Status: Married to Robert Schrull
Height & Weight: 5'7" - 132 lbs
Trained by: The Fabulous Moolah , Donna Christentello
Passed Away: June 15, 2007
Pro Wrestling Debut: 1980
Previous Gimmicks: Sensational Sherri, Peggy Sue, Scarry Sherri, Queen Sherri, Sister Sherri
Finishing Move: Sleeper Hold
Favorite Wrestling Moves: Top Rope Splash, The Bodyslam
Notable Feuds: Candi Devine, Rockin' Robin, Hulk Hogan, Ultimate Warrior, Sapphire, Luna Vachon, Tammy Sytch

Sherri Schrull (born Sherri Russell) was an American pro wrestler and valet, better known by her ring names, Sherri Martel and Sensational Sherri.

Throughout her career, Martel competed in the American Wrestling Association (AWA) and Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) as Sherri Martel, the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) as Sensational Sherri, Sensational Queen Sherri, Peggy Sue, and Scary Sherri, and in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) as Sensuous Sherri and Sister Sherri.

Growing up, Martel dreamed of becoming a clown with Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Circus. She ran away from home to join the circus, but was told that the people there were born into working there. Eventually, she became interested in professional wrestling when she started going with her mother and sister to the matches in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

In 1974, Martel approached Grizzly Smith for advice on becoming a wrestler. Smith questioned her conviction and told her to come back to him in five years when she was an adult . She eventually married and gave birth to a son named Jared, but soon divorced her husband and began working as a stripper . During this time, she again became interested in becoming a professional wrestler, and sought training from Butch Moore in Memphis, Tennessee. In the latter part of 1979, she went to The Fabulous Moolah's school. In January and February 1980, she wrestled on a tour in Japan. Upon returning to the United States, she began wrestling in Memphis working as both a wrestler and manager to Pat Rose and Tom Pritchard. During this time, she was managed by Jim Cornette. During a mixed battle royal, Martel suffered an injury that removed her from wrestling for a few years.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Sherri Lee - Womens Wrestling

Wrestler: Sherri Lee
Wrestling Training by: Fabulous Moolah
Previous Gimmicks: the Bonebreaker Homemaker
Notable Feuds: Beverly Shade, Natasha, Moolah

Female wrestler from the 60s and 70s.
Won the NWA Florida Women's Title History in August 1969 in a wrestling match with June Byers .

Monday, March 3, 2008

She Nay Nay - Female Wrestling

Wrestler: She Nay Nay
Real Name: Athanasia Alexopoulos
Birthday: November 25
Hometown: Originally: Ottawa, Ontario
Billed from Miami, Florida
Marital Status: Single
Height & Weight: 5'4" - 120 lbs
Trained by: Battle Ground Academy
Trainer: Dave Dalton
Previous Gimmicks: Miss Anthea (UK)
Finishing Move: The SheNayNay Drop
Notable Feuds:Yce, Nattie Neidhart, Jaime D, Portia Perez, 21st Century Fox, Tiana Ringer, Shantelle Taylor, Vanessa Kraven, Krysta Kinisky, Farmer Pete, Now Playing, Misty Haven
, Josie, Tasha Simone, Amber Monroe
Wrestled For: UWA, BCW, MPW, NBW, SWR, CGPW, Ring Divas/Battle Angels, Empire State Wrestling, Pro Wrestling Xtreme, Pro Wrestling Alliance, Canadian Wrestling Association, The Great Canadian Wrestling Expo, CWF/AWA and Grand Prix Wrestling.

Athanasia gave up her job as a banker to pursue a career in professional wrestling.

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Sunday, March 2, 2008

Seven Briggs - Women Wrestling

Seven Briggs - Women Wrestling

Valet: Seven Briggs
Born: November 24, 1975, Jacksonville, FL
Billed from Spookcity, USA
Marital Status: Married to Dagon Briggs
Height & Weight: 5'9" / 130 lbs.
Previous Gimmicks: Fluff Dupp
Finishing Move: The Seven Factor
Favorite Wrestling Moves: Slap in the Face
Notable Feuds: "Bad" Ron Brown, Reckless Youth

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Serena Deeb - Womens Wrestling

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Wrestler: Serena Deeb
Birthday: June 29, 1986
Hometown: Originally from Oakton, Virginia
Height & Weight: 5'4" - 130 lbs
Trained by: OVW Training
Pro Wrestling Debut: March 2005
Finishing Move: The Spear
Favorite Wrestling Moves: Belly-to-Belly Suplex
Notable Feuds: ODB, Beth Phoenix

Serena Deeb is a professional wrestler that currently works under the name Serena. When not wrestling for OVW, she also wrestles in other independent wrestling promotions, such as SHIMMER, PGWA, NGW, and Memphis Wrestling.

Serena started pro wrestling in March of 2005 training in OVW, for the rest of 2005 she continue training with them until she made her official OVW debut in a house show on November 4, 2005, where she and Fuji Cakes (Melody) were defeated by Shelly Martinez and Beth Phoenix. Serena would continue to work at house shows and improve her skills. After months competing in house shows Serena finally made her OVW TV debut at the June 28, 2006 TV Tapings were she speared ODB after ODB attacked some OVW divas in a bikini contest. On June 30, 2006 OVW Super Summer Sizzler event from Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom, Serena defeated O.D.B.. On the September 13, 2006 OVW TV Tapings, Serena defeated O.D.B., Beth Phoenix and Katie Lea in a Fatal Fourway Match to capture the OVW Women's Championship. On October 4, 2006 OVW TV Tapings, Serena lost the OVW Women's Championship to Beth Phoenix. In the spring of 2007, Serena competed in the "2007 Miss OVW" Contest won by ODB, later in the summer Serena then competed in the "2007 Divalympics" along with the other OVW Divas.

After being in OVW for months and being a member of the roster, Serena started appearing in the independent scene. First, in May of 2006 she made her debut with the all female promotion SHIMMER then in February of 2007 Serena made her first appearance in ROH.

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