Thursday, February 6, 2014

Sensational Sherri Tribute


Sensational Tribute




I would have never thought that I would write a small neither tribute nor my memories of the Queen of Wrestling Sensational Sherri.....Even though I never met this great woman, I have talked to Her off and on for about a year via E-mail, But before I get into my experience Of knowing her just the little bit that I did on a personal side.... I want to start off with her career.  Just like the Kid of the 80's I grew up watching the great Andre The giant, Macho Man, Hulk Hogan, ultimate Warrior just to name a few ... But on the female side of the sport there were not many but TWO who paved the way for women you see on TV and in the Indys today, and they are none other than the Late Miss Elizabeth and The Sensational Sherri who just passed away on June 15.. One of the best feuds of the 80's and 90's if not the greatest of all time was Hulk Hogan vs Macho Man..... and in there corners we had one Woman cheering at ringside and across the ring on the other side was one woman screaming at ringside..... in my opinion the Lovely Miss Elizabeth & The Devious  Sensational Sherri feud was a classic and made the feud between Hogan and Macho Man matches the greatest attraction of the WWF/E during that era....Sensational Sherri part in the feud was the most entertaining out of every match these two icons ever had. She was the ultimate Bad Girl that knew how to get the fans to REALLY HATE HER..... She took a bump and got right back up to ask for more... She would come out with the most flashy outfits that would ask her to turn off the dress, her makeup was touched up and created the look of what scary is all about.. Her hair was wild, and would stop at nothing to help her man gain a victory at any cost....She was TRULY SENSATIONAL and live up to every meaning of the word. She managed the greats of Honky Tonk Man, Macho Man, Shawn Michaels, Ted Dibiase, Ric Flair, Harlem Heat, Shane Douglas... She has feuded with the greats of Candi DiVine, Fabulous Moolah, Miss Elizabeth, Sapphire, Luna Vachon, & Madusa. She has Worked against the greats of Hulk Hogan, Brutus Beefcake, Bam Bam Bigalow, Rowdy Roddy Piper, Bret Hart, Sting, The Ultimate Warrior, Andre The Giant, Dusty Rhodes, Bulldog Davie Boy Smith, Terry Funk, & Kurt Angle...She is to my knowledge the only Woman in History to work in the AWA, WWF, WCW, & ECW and became a women's champion in AWA and WWF making her the first woman to do so also... Being trained by the icon of Women of Wrestling Fabulous Moolah.. She followed her teacher into the alumni of the WWE Hall of Fame making her the 2nd woman inducted into the class.. The same class that saw the greats like mean gene, Bret hart and the late Eddy guerrero accept their honor. Her speech was consider the highlight of the whole ceremony.... I always have admire Sensational Sherri for the heart and soul she put into this sport making us fans entertain and waiting to see what she had up her sleeve from the 80s to the 90s and a few times in the 2000s making a one stint with Kurt angle and a stint in TNA as well as seeing her in the Hall of fame.... I contacted her finding her e-mail on her official website that covered her personal merchandise, pictures and history of her career and I loved and admire her and her work so much that I wanted to interview her for the insane plan website.... She replied back to me with in the same day which just seeing her e-mail in my inbox made me jump. Saying she would love to but would find it impossible to do an interview about her career because she was in the middle of writing a book that was set for a 2008 release that covers her career and would not want to give out any of her time in wrestling because it will all be in her book....She kept apologizing in her e-mail to me but made her way out to say that I would be the first to interview her once her book is published and on the shelves to help promote her new book in the first interview when the book would get published.. I agreed and understood expecting this was a onetime e-mail chat that turned into a back and forth e-mail conversation off and on for a year (I could be wrong on how long).... Even though I never met her in person or got to know her personally outside of wrestling... Just in our e-mails alone she was a SWEET, KIND who has a HEART OF GOLD... In just about every e-mail she made her way out to ask how my family was doing and to wish them a happy holiday depending on the holiday it was at the time.... I remember when the hurricane katrina hit her hometown where her family was from... My first instincts was to e-mail asking her how she and her family was and she said they are all accounted for and thanked me so much for thinking of them during that time... And to Insane own Nay Nay.. Around her birthday I knew she admire Sherri next to her idol Miss Elizabeth and since I did not have the time to send her a card wishing her a happy birthday... I contacted Sherri and personally asked her to e-mail Nay Nay wishing her a happy birthday as my gift to her... I don't know and can't speak on her thoughts at the time but I know she E-mailed me right away saying this fan is claiming to be Sensational Sherri lol (I don't think she knew I was talking to her at all) After explaining to her that she was the real deal and for her to wish her a happy birthday as a gift... I am sure she was shocked. One of my last e-mails to her was congratulating on her big HALL OF FAME AWARD and wished her luck come the day before wrestlemania 22... She thanked me and we sorta lost touch from that point on... Even though I was not a family friend or a friend that visit or called everyday ... this tragedy still makes me feel like I lost a friend as we kept in touch about her projects, making our way out in the e-mails to see how our families were doing and wishing happy holidays and birthdays every chance we get ... this truly was an awful loss in the wrestling Biz. but the best thing that came out of it is that Sensational Sherri gets the chance to reunite with her best friend Miss Elizabeth once again and this time on the greatest stage of them all ... and you all have to find it in your hearts to see that looking upstairs. One of the worse things about my job as the webmaster of insane is reporting a death in wrestling even harder when you grew up watching that person and even getting to know the person that tops that off and at this time which was not expected is hard as I too have a lot of exciting new stuff for the website and it's hard to find joy into updating that knowing this WOMAN who was a DIVA before the word ever existed would be also on the same update which makes this really sad for me..... In one of my earlier posts of the Insane Board  I stated that I was going to do a tribute of one star but not sure of who and Sherri was going to be on that list of candidates but after getting hit really hard by her death, There will be a new tribute in her honor in the works which will be somehow linked next to her best friend Miss Elizabeth so they will be together as two women I grew up loving...



Workers that knew her best


JM: You were a big fan of pro wrestling growing up, who were some of your favorites & influence in Wrestling?
Noel Harlow: Sherri Martel was a big influence on me as a child, as well as Miss Elizabeth. Later on Luna Vachon.

---Noel Harlow has been a Indy Valet since 2002
               

John Mikels: Thank you for your time to do the interview, how did your start in professional wrestling come about?

Misstress Belmont: Thank you for your interest! I've always wanted to be involved in wrestling. When I was a kid women were typically seen as valets - we never saw women's matches on Saturday morning wrestling. I thought Sensational Sherri was so cool in that she wasn't afraid to mix it up with the men and do what it takes to lead them to victory, so I saw myself in that role. It wasn't until I was much older that I discovered there was a whole female side to wrestling. I didn’t' know wrestling schools even existed until my little brother went to an independent wrestling show and found the man running the show also had a school. He told me about it and we began our training together.

---Misstress Belmont has been a Indy Wrestler since 2006


John Mikels: The world of wrestling is Buzzing over the death of Sensational Sherri & the Benoit Family tragedy, what are your thoughts on these untimely situations?

Baby Doll: Sherri hurts the most, Nancy and i worked together in Pennsylvania when I was pregnant with my oldest daughter...

--Baby Doll is a former NWA Valet from 1985 to 1988 and her relatives including her former Husband Sam Houston, Brother in Law Jake the Snake, Sister in Law Rockin Robin, & Father in Law Grizzly Smith all worked with Sensational Sherri

John Mikels: What was your Match Like with Sensational Sherri on ECW in 1993?

Malia Hosaka: WOW! 1993?? You must be referring to ECW! Well, it was the first time I had worked with her, but it was fun. We went on to wrestle each other several times on the indies and I enjoyed each and every match

--Malia Hoaska worked with Sensational Sherri in ECW in 1993 and several indy feds through the years


John Mikels: Sensational Sherri:

Alexandra: Forever & always, the Queen of ringside. (Girls, wanna be a valet/manager? WATCH SHERRI TAPES!)

--Alexandra has been a Wrestler, Manager, & Promoter since 2000


John Mikels: I read that you grew up admiring the late Sensational Sherri and at Deaf Wrestlefest saw you receive a haircut from brutus Barber beefcake who also gave sherri a haircut 20 years ago. How do you feel about being in the same situation as someone you admire?

Stacy Hunter: I do admire Sherri and I'm proud to have shared the same experience with her.
--Stacy Hunter has been an indy manager & Wrestler since 1994


John Mikels:Sensational Sherri?

Nora Greenwald: Passionate...
--Nora Greenwlad worked with Sensational Sherri in WCW in 2000



Sensational Sherri's Timeline



1979


--Sherri Martel was trained by Donna Christenello & Fabulous Moolah



1980

--Sherri Martel debut in Pro Wrestling working for Mid-South with Jim Cornette as her manager



1981


--January, Sherri Martel first Tour of wrestling in Japan





1982


--June 5, WWF at Madison Square Garden.. Fabulous Moolaha & Sherri Martel defeated Judy Martin & Desiree Peterson

--December 9, Sherri Martel as a play girl along with Judy martin  escort Buddy Rose with the Grand Wizard against charlie brown



1983


--June, in SCSW is  where Sherri Martel begins wrestling against Candi Devine



1984


--Sherri Martel had a falling out with Fabulous Moolah and refused to pay her the 25 percent booking fee


1985


--September 28, Debuted in AWA Super Clash beating Candie Devine for the AWA Women's title

--October, Sherri Martel lost her title when it was awarded to Candie Devine

--October 17, Sherri Martel regained the AWA Women's Title the 2nd time from Devine



1986


--January 16, Sherri Martel lost the AWA Ladies title to Candie Devine




--April 20, Sherri Martel won a 8 woman battle royal at wrestlerock 86

--Later in the event Sherri Managed Buddy Rose & Doug Sommers who beat the midnight riders

--May 10, Sherri Martel managed Buddy Rose & Doug Somers to the AWA Tag team gold

--June 28, Sherri Martel won her 3rd AWA Women's title from Candie Devine



1987


--January 27, The Midnight Rockers (Shawn Michaels & Marty Jennetty) beat Buddy Rose & Doug Somers (with Sherri Martel) for the AWA Tag team titles

--May 2, Sherri Martel faced Madusa for the first time at AWA Super Clash 2



--July 24, Sherri Martel debuted in the WWF and beat Fabulous Moolah for the WWF Women's title and at this time she was still the AWA Women's champion making her the first (man or woman) to hold two major titles from two major companies at the same time and due to this vacant the AWA Ladies title in AWA


--November 26, The first Annual Survivor Series Five-on-Five Survivor Series Elimination Match, The Fabulous Moolah, Rockin Robin, Velvet McIntyre, and the Jumping Bomb Angels (Itsuki Yamazaki and Noriyo Tateno) defeated Sensational Sherri, The Glamour Girls (Leilani Kai and Judy Martin) (w/Jimmy Hart), Donna Christanello, and Dawn Marie... The Jumping Bomb Angels were the sole survivors in this match.


--December 26, Honky Tonk Man debuts his new valet Peggy Sue (Sherri under a wig) Against Macho Man Randy Savage w/Miss Elizabeth, midway through the match Peggy Sue went after Miss Elizabeth making this there official first time crossing paths in wrestling.



1988


--March 27, Wrestlemania 4, This marked the official first Wrestlemania for Sensational Sherri ( dressed up as Peggy Sue ) escorted Honky Tonk Man & Jimmy hart in a match with Brutus the barber Beefcake which he lost due to Jimmy Hart striking the Ref.

--October 8, After a year holding the WWE Women's title, Sensational Sherri Lost the title to Rockin Robin who ended up leaving the WWE in 1989 with the title



1989


--January 15, the first Royal Rumble on Pay Per View, Sensational Sherri Challenge the winner of the ladies title match between Judy Martin & Rockin Robin which was won by Robin


--April 2nd, although Sensational Sherri wasn't book on Wrestlemania, she however did show up to say a few words about Rockin Robin & Miss Elizabeth and after the outcome of the wrestlemania 5 main event between Macho Man & Hulk Hogan... Miss Elizabeth was interviewed and interrupted by Sherri and caused a lot of chaos between Macho Man & Hulk Hogan

--April 1989, Sherri became Macho Man Randy Savage's manager which was announced on The Brother Love Show.


--August 28, Summer Slam 1989 was the main event tag team between Zeus & Macho Man with his new manager Sensational Sherri against Hulk Hogan and Brutus Beefcake with Miss Elizabeth which was won by Miss Elizabeth team and also showed her physical side taking down Sherri

--Fall of 1989 is when she became Sensational Queen Sherri when Randy was crowned Macho King after defeating Hacksaw Jim Duggan.

--Spring/Summer 1989-Miss Elizabeth becomes co-host of WWF Wrestling Spotlight, a syndicated WWF Wrestling Show that shows some matches and highlights from WWF Superstars and WWF Wrestling Challenge. Her original co-host was Vince McMahon and then later Sean Mooney. Sensational Sherri later replaced Elizabeth as co-host with Sean Mooney in the fall.


--November 1989, was a special Brother Love Show at Madison Square Garden with Sensational Queen Sherri and Miss Elizabeth and Brother Love and Sherri insulted Elizabeth and Elizabeth told her "I'm not afraid of you!!" Sherri then ended up slapping Elizabeth, but Elizabeth couldn't do anything to defend herself since Brother Love protected Sherri and then Hacksaw Jim Duggan came out and chased Sherri away and beat up Brother Love.

--That same night toward the end of the match between Macho King and Hacksaw Jim Duggan Elizabeth came out and stopped Sherri from interfering in the match payback from Sherri slapping her earlier in the night.


--November 23, Survivor Series, The King's Court (Randy Savage, Canadian Earthquake, Dino Bravo and Greg Valentine) (with Jimmy Hart and Sensational Queen Sherri) defeated the 4x4's: (Jim Duggan, Bret Hart, Ronnie Garvin and Hercules).


--December 12, No Holds Barred, Hulk Hogan’s first major motion picture movie no holds barred was released on Pay per view and later home video and included the main event on Wrestling Challenge TV taping the tag team steel cage match which Hulk Hogan and Brutus beefcake won beating macho man & Zeus (with sensational Sherri)



1990


--January 21, Royal Rumble 1990, Sensational Queen Sherri was a guest on the brother Love show in an argument with Sapphire that caused a fight to break out between the men Macho King Randy Savage & Dusty Rhodes

--Later in the evening, Queen Sherri accompanied Macho Man in the royal rumble match at #5 and eliminated by Dusty Rhoads


--April 1st Wrestlemania 6 was the first EVER for the WWF, an Intergender Tag Team Match between Macho King Randy Savage and sensational Queen Sherri against Dusty Rhodes & The Late Sapphire with their crown Jewel as there Manager the returning Miss Elizabeth and due to Miss Elizabeth interference the American dream team won


--August 27, 1990 Summer Slam... Sensational Queen Sherri was due to face Sapphire in a one on one match but Sapphire failed to show up making Sherri win the match by forfeit and later in the night Sherri Managed Macho man in a match against Dusty Rhodes who was distracted by The Million Dollar Man with Virgil and his new purchase Sapphire



1991


--January 19, 1991 Royal Rumble.... Sherri demanded an interview with Mean Gene and calling out the Ultimate Warrior who was due to face SGT. Slaughter w/General Addna in the main event for the heavyweight title. And pleading to the Warrior in giving Macho Man a shot. and even sealed it with a kiss on Warrior.. Warrior refused her sexual advances and still said no.

--In the title match between Warrior and Slaughter.. Macho Man and Sherri did all they could to prevent Warrior from winning the match and did just that and as a result Warrior lost his title to Slaughter


--March 24, Wrestlemania 7, was the return of the first Lady of wrestling Miss Elizabeth as she bought a ticket to see the retirement match between Macho man w/Sensational Sherri vs The Ultimate Warrior... after the very intense match, Macho Man lost the match and Sensational Sherri turned her back on him and beat him down, up until Miss Elizabeth ran down to make the save and threw her out of the ring. She than reunited with Macho Man which marked one of the most emotional moments in wrestling history

--Later in the night, Sensational Sherri showed up in a Match between Million Dollar Man vs Virgle w/Rowdy Roddy Piper to stop Roddy Piper from hurting Million Dollar Man and started a whole new alliance with Million Dollar Man

--August 26, Summer Slam... Ted Dibiase w/Sensational Sherri lost the Million Dollar Championship to Virgil even after Sherri's Interference and was banned from ringside

--November 27, Survivor Series..... Ric Flair, The Mountie, Ted DiBiase and The Warlord (with Mr. Perfect, Jimmy Hart, Sensational Sherri and Harvey Wippleman) defeated Roddy Piper, Bret Hart, Virgil and Davey Boy Smith.

--December 3, Tuesday in Texas Pay Per View.....Ted DiBiase and The Repo Man (with Sensational Sherri) defeated El Matador and Virgil



1992



--January 19, Royal Rumble.....Sherri escorted Ted Dibiase to his Royal Rumble match at #2 who was eliminated by The Bulldog Davey boy smith after a minute



--Sensational Sherri was a guest on Paul Bearer's funeral parlor to address that she sold her contract of Million Dollar man to Jimmy Hart and admitted that she was in love with Shawn Michaels


--April 5, Wrestlemania 8....Shawn Michaels w/Sensational Sherri beat Tito Santana



--April 19, in the united kingdom, Rampage 92, Macho Man (with Miss Elizabeth) beat Shawn Michaels (with sensational sherri) this marks the last WWF Appearance of Miss Elizabeth as well as working with Sensational Sherri 

--July 22, in Pro Wrestling History...The very first Ladder match ever, Bret The Hit Man heart beats Shawn Michaels w/Sensational Sherri


--August 22, Summer Slam, The model Rick Martel started to show Sensational Sherri his affection towards her only to end up in a match with Shawn Michales in a stipulation that no punching in the face was allowed ... this ended in a no contest as both men lost control and punched each other in the face

--October, Shawn Michaels along with Sensational Sherri was in the middle of the ring when a shocking return of The HBK Tag team partner from the past Marty Jannetty. Marty was set out to return the favor for HBK striking him through a Mirror only to strike Sensational Sherri when Shawn Michaels pulled her in harm’s way and ran out, Sherri was out for months returning at The Royal Rumble 1993



1993


--January 24, Royal Rumble, Sensational Sherri Returned to the WWE in a neutral corner in the IC Title Match between Shawn Michaels & Marty Jennetty... Mid-way through the Match Sensational Sherri turned face and slapped her boy toy for what he has done to her.


--April 4, Wrestlemania 9, Sensational Sherri once again return to the WWE Ringside to even the score when Shawn Michaels one time valet for the night the debut of Luna Vachon would be at ringside. Shawn Michales w/Luna Vachon had to defend his IC title against Tatanka w/ his new valet Sensational Sherri. HBK DQ’d himself to save his title and took off. However Luna stayed lurking around ringside when Sensational Sherri was standing on the ring apron cheering Tatanka. Luna brutally attacked Sherri and ran off. Later in the night, Sherri was being treated for the attack Luna put on her only to be attacked again by Luna and was arrested for it


--April, Monday Night Raw... Luna Vachon was introduced to the crowd and address that she is the dominate woman in the World Wrestling federation and was interrupted by Sensational Sherri who told her she faced bigger men than you are woman. The two broke out in a cat fight making this the first women's fight on Monday Night Raw history.



--May 25, on a taping of WWF Wrestling Challenge…The first aired match between Luna Vachon vs. Sensational Sherri ended when Luna beat Sherri

--Summer, Summer Slam was right around the corner and a Mix Tag team match between Tatanka & Sensational Sherri vs Bam Bam Bigalow & Luna Vachon was due for the PPV, however with Luna Vachon Arm Injury and the release of Sensational Sherri from the WWF, The Match was nixed.

--WWF Publish a statement in the WWF Magazine stating Sensational Sherri Left the WWF to go back to school, but in reality was fired for failing a drug test

--August 24, Sherri Martel makes her ECW Debut as the manager of Shane Douglas

--November 19, ECW Super Card the first annual November to Remember saw Sherri end in a no contest with Malia Hosaka who replaced the NO SHOW Madusa

--Later in the evening, Ron Simmions & 2 Cold Scorpio beat Shane Douglas & Brian Pillman w/Sensational Sherri

--December 26, ECW Hoilday Hell…Shane Douglas (w/ Sensational Sherri) pinned Tommy Dreamer



1994


--February, Sherri was supposed to debut in WCW as the manager of Kevin Sullivan & Dave Sullivan in a feud against The Nasty Boys & Missy Hyatt but Missy left WCW by that time and Sherri’s debut was put on hold

--April 23, Sherri debuts in WCW making a statement that she is looking for THE MAN that can bring the gold

--May 22,  WCW Slamboree.  looking for a man to manage

--Sherri returns to ECW only to turn her back on Shane Douglas as a message from Ric Flair



--June 23, In the main event at Clash of the champions between Ric Flair vs Sting.. Sensational Sherri showed up to the match with the face make up the same as Sting and midway through the match was knocked out by Sting thanks to Ric Flair pulling her in harm’s way. After the match Sherri Turned her back on sting to side with Ric flair and Hulk Hogan w/Jimmy Hart came in to make the save only to get a big slap from Sherri until Ric flair saved her from Hogan

--July 17, Bash at the Beach 1994 Sherri manages WCW World Champion Ric Flair in a match against Hulk Hogan w/Jimmy Hart in which Hogan wins his first WCW title. Half way through the Match, Sensational Sherri kept interfering causing Celebrity Mr. T to come out and take her to the back.

--August 24, Clash of the champions, Ric Flair (with Sherri Martel) beat Hulk Hogan (with Jimmy Hart) by count out


--October 23, Halloween Havoc 94, is a career vs career Cage Match pitting Hulk Hogan w/Jimmy Hart vs Ric Flair w/Sensational Sherri with Mr. T as a guest Ref for the match. The Match got more out of hand when Sensational Sherri tried to interfere and was stopped by Jimmy hart when he accidentally pulled down her skirt and then later sting trying to stop her when he was attack by a Ninja.... Than Sherri finally found her way inside the cage to handcuff Mr. T to the ropes as her and Flair worked on Hogan but Hogan became the victor retiring the Nature Boy.

--November, Not long after Flair's retirement, Sherri Found work as a Manager of Harlem Heat (Booker T & Stevie Ray), calling herself Sista Sherri

--November 16, Clash of The Champions, Harlem Heat (with Sister Sherri) beat the Nasty Boyz



--December 27, Starrcade......The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs and Jerry Sags) defeated WCW World Tag Team Champions Harlem Heat (Booker T and Stevie Ray) w/ Sister Sherri by disqualification



1995


--January 25, Clash of the Champions, Harlem Heat (with Sister Sherri) beat Stars and Stripes

--February 19, Superbrawl 5......Harlem Heat (Booker T and Stevie Ray)w/Sister Sherri defeated The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs and Jerry Sags) by disqualification to retain the WCW World Tag Team Championship

--March, 19, Uncensored, saw in an anything goes match between Nasty Boys vs. Harlem Heat w/Sista Sherri, However it's more like Nasty Boys vs. Harlem Heat and Sista Sherri. Sherri Made more this match as if it was her that was defending the titles, tons of hard hitting action as well as a good fight bash. Harlem Heat along w/ Sista Sherri came out as the winners in one of the most memorable matches in WCW History

--May 24, Slamboree......The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs and Jerry Sags) defeated Harlem Heat (Booker T and Stevie Ray)w/Sister Sherri to win the WCW World Tag Team Championship

--June 18, Great American Bash 95, Col. Robert Parker and his men Dirty Dick Slater & Bunk House Buck discuss the tag team division that got Sista Sherri & Harlem Heat's attention, they came out to confront the tag team and it ended with a big kiss planted on Sherri from Col. Parker and she reacted with a punch in the face.
Due to this was a tag team match booked for the PPV
Due to Sherri’s interference, Harlem Heat became the winners

--July 16, WCW Bash at the Beach.........Harlem Heat (Booker T and Stevie Ray)w/Sister Sherri defeated The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs and Jerry Sags) and The Blue Bloods (Lord Steven Regal and Earl Robert Eaton) in a Triangle match to retain the WCW World Tag Team Championship after Sherri interfered

--August 25, Clash of the Champions, a 6 person tag team match was booked, with Harlem Heat & Sherri vs Col. Parker & his tag team making this Sherri's first official wrestling match working in WCW
Sherri took this match by storm until she hit her head jumping off the top rope and losing the match for her and her team

--Ever since the Match, Sherri hasn't been the same since due to her head injury and actually stalking Col.. Parker costing his team matches week after week

--September 16, Fall Brawl, Tag team match between Sherri's team vs. Col Robert's team that ended when both Managers came into the match and had a mutual kiss that shocked the arena

--Towards the end of 1995, Col. Parker asked Sherri in hand for marriage which she accepted



1996


--January 23, Clash of the Champions, Mean Gene Okerland walked down the aisle to give Sista Sherri away to Col. Parker only to be sneak attacked by the returning Madusa and caused havoc and destroyed the wedding settings

--January 24, The Next night on Monday Nitro, Mean Gene interviewed Sherri only to be attacked by Madusa once again and turned into a Match making this the first women's fight segment on Monday Nitro, with Sherri coming up as the winner of a quick match... After the Match Madusa attacked Sherri and brutally beat her so bad that she was missing in action for months

--In reality Sherri was released from WCW due to her drug problem with the promise of entering rehab, she could return later that year

--August 10, WCW Hog Wild.......Harlem Heat (Booker T and Stevie Ray)w/Sister Sherri & Col. Rob Parker defeated The Steiner Brothers (Rick and Scott) to retain the WCW World Tag Team Championship after Parker interfered

--August 15, Clash of the Champions, Harlem Heat (with Col. Rob Parker & Sister Sherri) fought the Stiner Brothers & Sting and Lex Luger to a draw

--September 15, Fall Brawl.....Harlem Heat (Booker T and Stevie Ray) (with Sister Sherri & Coronal Rob Parker) defeated The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs and Jerry Sags) to retain the WCW World Tag Team Championship after Sherri interferes

--October 27, WCW Halloween Havoc...........The Outsiders (Kevin Nash and Scott Hall) defeated Harlem Heat (Booker T and Stevie Ray) (with Sister Sherri and Col. Robert Parker) to win the WCW World Tag Team Championship

--November 24, World War 3, Harlem Heat beat The French Canadians with the stipulation that is, if Harlem Heat wins, Sherri gets 5 minutes along with Col. Robert Parker in the match After beating Col. Robert Parker, The fans went crazy, Parker ran out of harm’s way to the back



1997


--January 21, Clash of The Champions, Harlem Heat (Sister Sherri) beat the Renegade & Joe Gomez

--February 23, WCW Superbrawl 7......The Public Enemy (Rocco Rock and Johnny Grunge) defeated Harlem Heat (Booker T and Stevie Ray)w/Sister Sherri and The Faces of Fear (Meng and The Barbarian) in a Triple Threat tag match

--March 16, WCW Uncensored.....Harlem Heat (Booker T and Stevie Ray)w/ Sister Sherri defeated The Public Enemy (Rocco Rock and Johnny Grunge) in a Texas Tornado match

--April 6, WCW Spring Stampede..........Lex Luger defeated The Giant, Booker T and Stevie Ray in a Four Corners match w/ Sister Sherri in a neutral corner

--May 5, WCW Nitro.....Harlem Heat w/Sister Sherri was set to face The Gaint & Diamond Dallas Page w/ Kimberly but DDP & Kimberly was attacked by Hollywood Hogan & Macho Man w/ Miss Elizabeth and the rest of the NWO Pack attacked Harlem Heat & The Giant and later Ric Flair, Rowdy Roddy Piper, & Kevin Green... Making this technically the first time Sherri & Elizabeth worked together in WCW Since their days in the WWF in 1992



--June 15, WCW Great American Bash.........Harlem Heat (Booker T and Stevie Ray) (with Sister Sherri) defeated The Steiner Brothers (Rick and Scott) by disqualification when Vincent interfered

--July 7, Sherri kept messing up in the Harlem Heat's matches that Harlem Heat gave Sherri the choice to straighten up, Sherri than responded that she quit and took off, She was later replace by Jacqueline as there manager
In Reality, Sherri was fired from WCW for showing up impaired to work from the drugs she was on



1998



--Sensational Sherri returns to indy wrestling


1999


--June 19, The Return of the AWA Superstars (Independently) brings in Sensational Sherri and awards her with the AWA Women's Title she refuses to get rewarded and beats Miss Manners

--October 9, Sensational Sherri was booked in the Corner of George the Animal Steele against Greg Valentine at the heroes of wrestling PPV, Greg valentine won the match with the help of the turn coat Sherri



2000


--January 16, WCW Sould Out, Sherri Martel was in the audience during the Chris Benoit vs Sid Vicious match

--January, Sister Sherri Returns to WCW to face WCW Cruiserweight Champion Madusa, but lost the match, She was in reality in the works of a story line to reunite with Harlem Heat with a new gimmick Harlem Heat 2000 but the idea was nixed,

--March, Sister Sherri face Mona in which she lost on WCW World Wide



2001


March, Vince McMahon bought out WCW and merged with the WWE... Sherri Martel worked for WCW for three years

 

2002


--#86 in Pro Wrestling Illustrated top 100 hottest women in wrestling in 2002



2003


--May 1st @ 12:53 pm, Miss Elizabeth, real name Elizabeth Hulette, today was pronounced dead after being rushed to the hospital during a visit to the house of Larry Pfohl, a.k.a. Lex Luger.
Luger has been released from custody and it seems as if charges will not be pressed against him.
No cause of death is yet available at this point.. Miss Elizabeth feuded with Sherri from 1987 to 1992



2004


--Sherri Martel sat down for a shoot interview which she discuss her career in the AWA, WWE, WCW, ECW, her thoughts on Macho Man, Fabulous Moolah, Miss Elizabeth, The Ultimate Warrior, Hulk Hogan, her personal battle with drug use and much more

--During her Interview, Sherri had reported that she turned down a contract offer to work in TNA in 2004 to start a feud with Trinity but turned down the offer due to a business her and her husband owned, however other reports claim it's because she did not want to deal with the stress of traveling down the dark road in the wrestling world



2005


--Sensational Sherri Turned down an Interview offer with Insane Plan due to the soon to be released autobiography she has been working on but did agree to grant Insane Plan's interview offer once the Book was released



--Sensational Sherri returns to the WWE for one night on Smack-down by the side of Kurt Angel who sang a debut to the theme song Sexy Boy which she originally sang for her Man years before Shawn Michaels. That however was interrupted by Shawn Michaels who showed a video package of himself and what he's accomplished in his career. Sensational Sherri starts to feel bad for what she's done and was ended up in the ankle lock by Kurt Angel



2006


--It was announce on Raw that Sensational Sherri would be the 2nd Women in History to enter the WWE Hall of fame and would be inducted by her old client Million Dollar Man


--April 1, Sherri was inducted by the Million Dollar Man in the Hall of Fame and her speech was the most memorable of the night as she went back to her old ways screaming at her fans, told stories of Ric Flair, gave credit to Fabulous Moolah, explain how AWA, WWE, ECW, & WCW started and ended the night with a bang. Bret Hart, Vern Gagne, The Blackjacks, Mean Gene Okerland, Eddy Guerrero, Tony Atlas, & William Perry, was all inducted into the same class of 




--April 2, Sensational Sherri was introduced at Wrestlemania 22 as a member of the 2006 class of the hall of fame

--Sherri Came back to the WWE for a one time interview on the release of the AWA History DVD



--June, Sensational Sherri was part of the Greatest Manager's DVD released from the WWE showing a video package of her highlights as a manager


--November, Sherri Made a onetime appearance on TNA Impact lobbing for a job as the manager of Robert Roode which he responded that he'll think about it, He later announced his new manager and she is Ms. Brooks. This Marked Sensational Sherri Last TV Appearance before her death



2007


--On June 15, 2007, WWE.com announced that Sherri Martel had died that morning at her mother's residence in Birmingham, Alabama, Dave Meltzer stated on his Wrestling Observer Live radio show that Martel's passing was a result of a possible drug abuse, and that the case is still under investigation by law enforcement.

--On June 19, 2007, police confirmed that Martel did not die of natural causes, but foul play is not suspected. Based on what was known, Martel had gone to bed at her mother's home (where she was living recently) because she wasn't feeling well. Her husband found her unresponsive later that afternoon.

--Due to the death of Sherri, WWE was in a High popular story line promoting the death of Vince McMahon which was a fake in wrestling and angered millions of fans with the disrespect to Sensational Sherri's memory that the WWE has showed, for example on the WWE Web site had a small corner section of Sensational Sherri death/tribute but the whole web site was headline about the death of Vince McMahon... another example was that they did not show a memorable picture tribute at the start of WWE Raw as they always do when a former WWE Alumni passes away, The person responsible to do that felt it would take away the stage death of Vince McMahon... apparently some of the WWE Stars raised hell and towards the end of WWE Raw they showed a memorable picture tribute of Sensational Sherri.

--Due to the attention of Sensational Sherri's death, it was brought up at a WWE Meeting to drop the Vince McMahon Death story line, however that didn't happen.

--A week to the day Sensational Sherri Passed away on June 21st, Nancy Benoit who Sherri made public knowledge of their friendship working in ECW & WCW at one time was killed along with her 7 year old son Daniel Benoit by husband and father and WWE Superstar Chris Benoit who also at one point worked with Sherri in WCW...

--Due to the high demand of Media attention that discuss the Benoit family death in almost every news, sports, or talk show it also brought a lot of attention to Sensational Sherri's death from a week before that was most talked about and even talked about the deaths being linked somehow, however that is not true.

---Sherri was buried on June 28, 2007. Sherri's sister Vickie claimed Sherri died while drinking coffee with her mother on the front porch of her mother's home. Vickie suspected Sherri was taking some sort of medication/drug for her heart.

--A cause of death for Martel was not initially known due to the autopsy and toxicology reports needing 5-6 months to complete, but on September 11 homicide investigators in Tuscaloosa, Alabama released their report stating that she died of an accidental overdose with multiple drugs in her system, including high amounts of oxycodone. The UK's Sun has a story on the death of Sherri Martel entitled "Hillbilly Heroin killed Sherri." The article notes that the autopsy report on her showed six different drugs in her system at the time of her death. A lethal concentration of the powerful painkiller Oxycodone, also sometimes referred to as "Hillbilly Heroin," was discovered in her system.

--July 23, The Globe covers Pro wrestling deadly secrets including the cause of death of Sensational Sherri

--November 3, The Fabulous Moolah who trained Sensational Sherri and was credit at Sherri Induction to the WWE Hall of Fame in wrestling passed away at 85

--December, WWE Released The best of Shawn Michaels DVD which features an interview with his former Manager Sensational Sherri about the career of Shawn Michaels, however The interview with Sherri was filmed in 2006 before she passed away.



2008

--March, Sensational Sherri was honored on the WWE.COM Web site as part of their Women's wrestling history month



2009


--April 28, former AWA Tag Team Champion and managed by the Late Sensational Sherri... Playboy Buddy Rose was found dead what looks to be a heart attack at the age of 56

--Sensational Sherri was inducted into the first ever Women Superstar Uncensored Hall of Fame by Indy Veteran Amy Lee and Sherri's best friend Kathy accepted the award, also in the same class was Malia Hosaka & Missy Hyatt



2010


--WWE.Com top 25 Scariest Superstars ranked Sensational Sherri at #24

--March, WWE Magazine Wrestlemania Issue, Ranked #2 Wrestlemania 7 (Macho Man w/Sensational Sherri vs Ultimate Warrior, also after Miss Elizabeth reunites with Macho Man) in the Top 7 Matches that stopped the show.

--In the same Issue... Sensational Sherri was ranked #4 for Wrestlemania 6 in the WWF's first ever Mix Tag team Match in the top 8 Sexiest, Smartest, Most Powerful Women in Mania History

--March, WWE.com Ranked Sensational Sherri as #4 in the top 25 most impactful women of wrestling

--August 27, Luna Vachon who feuded with Sensational Sherri in 1993 passed away of an accidental over-dose the same way Sherri did three years prior



2011

----May 20, Randy Savage suffered a heart attack along with his wife Barbra in Florida while driving… the crash is not what killed him as they only suffered physical minor injuries.. The Official death was ruled that he had a heart disease which he was unaware of, randy savage was managed by Sherri from 1989 to 1991

--August 25, Donna Christentello who trained Sensational Sherri, Passed away


 

2012


--June 15,the five year anniversary of Sherri's death, Missy Hyatt wrote a tribute in the honor of Sherri on 1wrestling.com



2013


--March 5, Sherri's close friend Paul Bearer passes away


2014

----April 6,The Ultimate Warrior who worked with Sherri in WWE  was  inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame and sadly passed way 2 days  later



2015

--March 28, after waiting for years, Macho Man finally gets inducted in the WWE Hall of fame, his Brother Lanny Poffo accepted  the awarded



2016

--April 2, Sting who worked with sherri  in WCW gets inducted into the WWE Hall of fame which he also announced his retirement  in wrestlng

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