Posts tagged “Velvet McIntyre

Ringbelles Retro: A couple of Sherri matches

Have you listened to the latest Women Of Wrestling Podcast yet? It was released on Friday to mark five years since the passing of Sensational Sherri, featuring a group of men and women who knew her well – Bill Apter, Candi Divine, Marianne Ryan, Lexie Fyfe & “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase. Seriously, if you haven’t had a chance to hear it yet, give it a download, if only for the Ric Flair story that Marianne Ryan tells…

At the bottom of the piece, there are a few links to some videos from Sherri’s career, including one of her matches with Devine, and some other skits and moments. However, we reckon we could add a couple of extra matches from her time in the WWF before she became the manager of Randy Savage. As a result, we bring you this week’s Retro featuring two matches from the tail end of 1987.

The first is from the first ever Survivor Series on November 26, with then-WWF Women’s Champion Sherri captaining a team consisting of Dawn Marie (no, not that one), Donna Christianello and then-WWF Women’s Tag Team Champions the Glamour Girls (Judy Martin & Leilani Kai) taking on the Fabulous Moolah‘s quintet, also including Velvet McIntyre, Rockin’ Robin and Noriyo Tateno & Itsuki Yamazaki of the Jumping Bomb Angels. The other is from a month later with Sherri defending her Women’s Title against Robin in Madison Square Garden. (more…)

Ringbelles Retro: Dump & Bull in the WWF

Many of you will know that Bull Nakano wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation in 1994 and 1995, winning the Women’s Championship from Alundra Blayze in November 1994 and losing the belt back to her in April 1995. Many of you will have been watching at the time. In 1994, Bull Nakano had been wrestling for 11 years and was secure in her character and wrestling style. However, Nakano also wrestled for the WWF back in 1986, less than three years after her debut…

Back then, Nakano was teaming with her mentor Dump Matsumoto, who won the All Japan Women Championship in 1983, three years after her debut. By the time this week’s Retro matches rolled around in March of 1986, Nakano was the AJW titleholder, having won the championship from Itsuki Yamazaki the previous July. Billed as the Devils of Japan, Matsumoto and Nakano only wrestled two matches in the WWF in an eight day span, with the contests taking place in two of the most historic arenas in the United States.

The first took place in the Boston Garden on March 8, where Bull and Dump took on Velvet McIntyre and Dawn Marie (no, not that one), then faced McIntyre and new partner Linda Gonzalez in Madison Square Garden in New York. (more…)