Sunday, August 31, 2008
Once she was released from the WWF, Tammy officially made the announcement at Heat Wave '98 that she was now a full-time ECW employee. Now billed as Tammy Lynn Sytch, she aided Chris Candido in his win over Lance Storm. As their feud moved forward, Storm introduced his own valet "Tammy Lynn Bytch". The quartet had several mixed tag team matches against each other. Candido being a member of the Triple Threat stable (where Shane Douglas was being managed by Francine) eventually led to a Francine/Sytch feud that caused the group to break up. In October 1999 on an episode of ECW on TNN, Paul Heyman got Sytch to talk openly about her past drug issues and reformation. Candido and Sytch left the promotion in December 1999.
In between a brief stop for Xtreme Pro Wrestling in early 2000, Tammy and Candido signed on with WCW. Candido debuted in March of that year, joining the New Blood, and Sytch debuted one month later. She debuted in WCW at Spring Stampede in 2000; she distracted The Artist Formerly Known as Prince Iaukea, while dressed in a chicken suit, during a six-way bout for the vacant WCW Cruiserweight Championship, enabling Candido to win. She then feuded with Iaukea's valet Paisley, with the two having several catfights. The short-lived feud came to a conclusion at Slamboree when The Artist and Paisley stripped Tammy's dress off to reveal her undergarments following Candido's singles victory over Iaukea. Sytch and Candido then dubbed themselves "the first couple of wrestling" and briefly feuded with Crowbar and Daffney. Candido dropped the belt when Daffney pinned Sytch in a Mixed Tag Team match with the person scoring the fall winning the title. Candido and Tammy were then released from WCW.
Friday, August 29, 2008
Tammy Lynn Sytch was born December 7, 1972, in Matawan, New Jersey.
She is a professional wrestling manager and personality who achieved her greatest success as Sunny for the WWF during the 1990s and is considered the first WWE Diva. She also performed under her own name in ECW, WCW and Ring of Honor.
Tammy started out traveling with her boyfriend, wrestler Chris Candido. Then she did some camera work for the New Jersey-based WWA. She first appeared onscreen as Tammy Lynn Fytch in Smoky Mountain Wrestling in 1993. She played a rich, spoiled brat, who was billed as having come from Wellesley College and who idolized Hillary Clinton. ( Hillary Clinton? Man it seems longer ago than that) Tammy Fytch became extremely hated by the fans in Smoky Mountain Wrestling. She managed Candido, Brian Lee, and Boo Bradley. Both Sytch and Candido left the promotion in December 1994 for jobs with the WWF.
In 1993, Tammy was contracted by the WWF as Tamara Murphy and began appearing on "Live Event News" segments during syndicated WWF television shows where she would promote local WWF house show events. Tammy and Chris appeared on a handful of WWF shows as Team Spirit, a short-lived gimmick similar to the recurring Saturday Night Live "Spartan Cheerleaders" skit. The gimmick, however, never made its way on to television.
By the summer of 1995, Tammy and Chris were renamed Sunny and Skip. They began appearing on WWF television as the heel fitness fanatics, The Bodydonnas. In 1996, Tammy won two Slammy Awards, "Best Buns" and "Best Manager". She also won Pro Wrestling Illustrated's Manager of the Year Award. Sunny was also featured on Entertainment Tonight on one occasion where they highlighted her popularity at the time. Sunny then began an angle where she manipulated Phineas Godwinn, of the World Tag Team Championship duo The Godwinns, into believing she was interested in him. She then turned on The Godwinns and helped The Smokin' Gunns win the WWF Tag Team Championship. On a June 1996 edition of WWF Superstars, The Godwinns got their revenge when Phineas dumped a bucket of "slop" on her.
Sunny began a short career as a guest ring announcer, referee, and t-shirt model after briefly becoming the manager of Faarooq Asad. At the same time, she began having legitimate off-screen problems with Rena "Sable" Mero. Candido left the WWF for ECW without Tammy, and it was not long before she began making guest appearances in ECW with him as well.
In 1998, Sunny briefly became the manager for the reformed Road Warriors as "Legion of Doom 2000". This was her final position with the company before her release in mid-summer 1998. The company released her after repeated no-shows and questionable excuses, particularly when she told Linda McMahon she had miscarried after missing a weekend of shows. She could not produce any medical documentation, and they insisted she check into rehab. She refused and was subsequently released from the company.
Tammy Lynn Sytch - Sunny, Part 1, posted to http://womensprowrestling.blogspot.com/ on 8-29-2008
In 2007 when Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) announced the creation of their women's division, Jamie (as Talia Madison) was announced as one of the ten wrestlers in the Gauntlet match to determine the first TNA Women's World Champion at the Bound for Glory pay-per-view.
After the Gauntlet match, her name was changed to Velvet Sky.
At the Turning Point pay-per-view in December, Velvet was paired with Angelina Love to form "Velvet Love Entertainment".
At first the two were "faces" taking on O.D.B. and Roxxi Laveaux, and helping Gail Kim in her match against Awesome Kong.
But later they became vain and narcissistic prima donnas and took on the name "The Beautiful People" becoming consummate heels.
Jamie Szantyr, Velvet Sky, Talia Madison
Jamie Szantyr was born born June 2nd, 1981, in New Britain, Connecticut.
She is an American professional wrestler currently working for TNA Wrestling under the ring name Velvet Sky. Outside of TNA Wrestling, she wrestles as Talia Madison.
Szantyr got her wrestling training at Jason Knight's "House of Pain Pro Wrestling Dojo". After finishing her training, she began working as a valet and wrestler on the independent circuit using the ring names Miss Talia, Talia Doll, and Talia Madison. On the independent circuit, she formed a tag team known as T and A with April Hunter. She was booked to her first wrestling championship during her time in World Xtreme Wrestling, getting the WXW Women's Championship after winning a battle royal on May 29, 2004.
She made a few appearances in the WWE in 2005 and 2006.On the February 24, 2005 edition of WWE SmackDown!, she appeared as an extra during the JBL "Celebration of Excellence" party. She was then defeated by Victoria on July 11 in a match taped for WWE Heat. On January 2, 2006, she and Trinity were planted in the front row of the audience to be selected to dance with The Heart Throbs after their match in another HEAT segment. She also auditioned for the 2007 Diva Search, but did not make the final eight. Szantyr later admitted that WWE wanted her to physically enhance her body, which was the reason she chose to go to TNA.
As Talia Madison, she held Defiant Pro Wrestling Women's title, which she got on April 8, 2006 after defeating Alere Little Feather and Nikki Roxx in a three-way match. She also wrestled in Women's Extreme Wrestling as Talia Doll, where she and April Hunter held the WEW Tag Team titles. The duo, known as T and A, defeated Amber O'Neal and Lollipop to get the titles on WEW's April 6, 2006 pay-per-view. She also held the WEW World Women's title (as Talia Madison), defeating Angel Orsini on May 5, 2007.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Julia Hamer is a UK womens wrestler better known under her ring name as Sweet Saraya.
She was born in 1971, in Penzance in Cornwall.
Saraya is married to well-known wrestler-turned-promoter "Rowdy" Ricky Knight.
She has trained several wrestlers in her 18 year carreer including Ashe, Britani Knight, Kraft, Melodi and Scott Fusion.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Susie Mae McCoy was born in Cayce, South Carolina. She was better known under her ring name as Sweet Georgia Brown.
She was trained by the Fabulous Moolah.
She had wrestling feuds with Betty Ann Spencer, Babs Wingo and Eulalee Johnson.
Sweet Georgia Brown held the Texas State Women's Wrestling title in 1964.
Here is a link to a story about her and her life:
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
I couldn't find out much on this wrestler, but I did find a couple of Videos of her wrestling on YouTube.
First, Judy Martin wrestling Susan Starr
And Leilani Kai wrestling Susan Starr
Friday, August 8, 2008
Sumie Sakai was born November 24, 1971, in Suzuka, Mie, Japan. She is a Japanese professional wrestler and mixed martial artist. She currently lives in the United States of America, appearing with professional wrestling promotions in the northeastern United States such as Women's Extreme Wrestling and CHIKARA.
Sumie started out practicing judo. From 1995 to 1997, she halted her judo practice to work with senior citizens at the Kasugamachi Care Center in Kanazawa, Ishikawa.
Sakai started wrestling when her friend and fellow judo practitioner, Megumi Yabushita, invited her to join the wrestling industry. Sakai trained with Jaguar Yokota and made her debut on April 20, 1997 with the Yoshimoto Ladies Pro Wrestling promotion, facing her friend Yabushita in the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo. She went on to form a tag team with Yabushita named YABUSAKA.
Later in 1997, Sakai began wrestling for Yokota's JDStar promotion. While competing for JDStar, Sakai won both the JDStar Junior Championship and the JDStar Queen of the Ring Championship. She also won the Women's Championship of the affiliated American Wrestling Federation, the North American Women's Championship of the affiliated New England Championship Wrestling promotion and the Tag Team Championship of the affiliated Trans-World Wrestling Federation. In 1999, she suffered a broken leg while wrestling Lioness Asuka. While rehabilitating, Sakai became enamoured of American professional wrestling, and resolved to one day wrestle in the U.S.
While in Japan, Sakai faced several prominent male Japanese wrestlers, including Dick Togo, The Great Sasuke and Jinsei Shinzaki. She furthered her training under Bison Kimura, Cooga and Lioness Asuka.
Sumie's first match in the United States was in 2002. In 2003, she left JDStar and relocated to the United States.
In December 2003 and January 2004, Sakai appeared with Ring of Honor, defeating Alison Danger and losing to April Hunter. She returned to Ring of Honor on August 20, 2005, losing to Lacey at Do or Die 5.
On April 17, 2005, Sakai organised "WE LOVE SABU", a pair of shows held at the Differ Ariake Arena in Tokyo. "WE LOVE SABU" was organised in support of Terry "Sabu" Brunk, an American wrestler who had been afflicted with a serious virus in the summer of 2004, with the proceeds of the show going towards paying Sabu's medical bills. The show featured Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling alumni such as Masato Tanaka and ECW alumni such as The Sandman. A similar benefit show entitled "A Night of Appreciation for Sabu" had taken place in the United States on December 12, 2004. Sabu eventually made a complete recovery, returning to the ring on May 21, 2005.
In 2005 and 2006, Sakai wrestled with the French Queens of Chaos promotion.
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Sakai made her mixed martial arts debut on October 14, 2006 in Boise, ID, fighting American kickboxer Amy Davis in a bout promoted by the Primal Tribe Fighting Club as part of the Xtreme Fight Series II event. The bout ended in a no contest at the end of the first three-minute long round after Davis suffered an arm injury and was unable to continue as a result of an armbar applied by Sakai.
Monday, August 4, 2008
Shanon Sexton was a women's professional wrestler better known under her ring name as Susan Sexton.
Susan was born in Perth, Australia on February 2.
She was trained by Ali Musa the Turk.
When Susan wrestled in the LPWA, her finishing move was The Electric Chair. But she also used the Bulldog, Airplane Spin, The Boston Crab and the Drop Toe Hold.
During her time in the LPWA, she was recognized as the World champion, and was also recognized by WCW as World champion.
Susan wrestled for some 21 years before retiring.
She is now a psychic adviser and tarot reader.
You can visit her website here: www.suesexton.com/
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