Friday, June 15, 2007

RIP Sherri Martel

What surprising news. I was literally just watching her on the WWE Families DVD yesterday (great DVD, by the way). She seemed to be doing very well at the Hall of Fame and also on this DVD, so I'm curious what the deal was. She was a really good female performer, as a good women's wrestler for the time and a really strong heel personality. Too bad.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Phil said...

She was an excellent performer, just look at the bumps she took during the 1991 Royal Rumble and WrestleMania 7. (She was 1991's manager of the year as Dave wrote at the WON). At a time when fans would have been much more hesitant to cheer a face for hitting a woman, Sherri made it work. She was a part of the Hogan-Savage feud post-WrestleMania V which was very high profile. Of course, she also had a very productive career as a wrestler prior to her run as a manager.

1:10 PM  
Anonymous Phil said...

By the way, the WWE website's obituary has at least one error, as it identified Sherri and Fabulous Moolah as the captains of female teams at the 1989 Survivor Series. That match took place at the 1987 event (and actually was quite the match).

1:13 PM  

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