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Encyclopedia > Wendi Richter
Wendi Richter
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Ring name(s) Wendi Richter
Wendy Richter
Billed height 5 ft, 8 in. (1.73 m)
Billed weight 140 lb (64 kg)
Born September 6, 1961 (1961-09-06) (age 46)
Dallas, Texas
Trained by The Fabulous Moolah
Debut 1979

Wendi Richter (born on September 6, 1961 in Dallas, Texas) is a professional wrestler best known for her stint in the World Wrestling Federation in the mid-1980s. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dallas redirects here. ... Lilian Ellison [1], better known by her ring name The Fabulous Moolah (born July 22, 1923), is a female professional wrestler who is marketed by World Wrestling Entertainment for holding the record for the longest title reign by any athlete in any professional sport. ... is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dallas redirects here. ... ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ...

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Career

Wendi Richter was trained at the The Fabulous Moolah's school and made her pro debut in 1979. The rough and rugged Richter played heel in most of her early matches. Wendi was paired with Joyce Grable to form the tag team, the Texas Cowgirls. The Cowgirls were quite successful, winning the NWA Women's Tag Team Titles and notably feuding with the team of Velvet McIntyre and Princess Victoria. Grable and Richter also went to Japan and faced some of the toughest talent, playing the roles of big American heels. Lilian Ellison [1], better known by her ring name The Fabulous Moolah (born July 22, 1923), is a female professional wrestler who is marketed by World Wrestling Entertainment for holding the record for the longest title reign by any athlete in any professional sport. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... In professional wrestling, a heel is a villain character. ... // Career Velvet Mykietowich is a professional wrestler better known as Velvet McIntyre. ...


WWF

Wendi returned stateside signing with the WWF in late 1983. After an unremarkable start, Wendi found superstardom that few other female wrestlers have ever experienced. WWF owner Vince McMahon saw the attention a small promotion in Memphis got when Andy Kaufman got involved in wrestling and he wanted that type of exposure. He brought in rock superstar Cyndi Lauper for a feud with Lou Albano (who had appeared in Lauper's "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" video). They settled their differences by having their female competitors face off in a match. Albano seconded Women's Champion Fabulous Moolah, while Lauper was in the corner of Wendi. Wendi defeated Moolah at MTV's The War to Settle the Score for the WWF Women's Championship. At age 23, she became the youngest WWF Women's Champion in history and at the same time ended what was billed as the longest championship reign in professional wrestling history (The Fabulous Moolah's 28-year reign). Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Vincent Kennedy McMahon (born August 25, 1945) is an American wrestling promoter, occasional professional wrestler, on-screen personality, former play-by-play announcer, and film producer. ... Andrew Geoffrey Kaufman (January 17, 1949 – May 16, 1984) was an American entertainer, actor, and performance artist. ... Cynthia Ann Stephanie Cyndi Lauper (born June 22, 1953) is an American Grammy Award- winning singer, MTV VMA-winning video and Emmy Award-winning film, television and theatre actress. ... Louis Albano (born July 29, 1933 in Carmel, New York), better known as Captain Lou, is an American professional wrestler and manager. ... Girls Just Want To Have Fun was the first major single released by singer Cyndi Lauper as a solo artist. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Womens Championship is a professional wrestling championship in World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Lilian Ellison [1], better known by her ring name The Fabulous Moolah (born July 22, 1923), is a female professional wrestler who is marketed by World Wrestling Entertainment for holding the record for the longest title reign by any athlete in any professional sport. ...


The ratings were remarkable and the "Rock-and-Wrestling Connection" was born. Richter became one of the WWF's main attractions, often main eventing house shows, unheard of for women wrestlers. At one point, Wendi was second in popularity to only Hulk Hogan, whose Hulkamania was in full bloom. Wendi faced Moolah in several rematches around the country. She also faced challengers such as Judy Martin, Penny Mitchell, Black Venus, and Moolah protégé, Leilani Kai. Kai defeated Richter for the title in early 1985. She regained the title at the first WrestleMania one month later. Wendi was also animated for a CBS Saturday morning cartoon during this lucrative run, titled Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n Wrestling. Terrence Gene Bollea (born on August 11, 1953) is an American actor and semi-retired professional wrestler better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan. ... Judy Martin (L) and Leilani Kai (R) as the Glamour Girls Judith Hardee is a former female professional wrestler known as Judy Martin. ... Black Venus (aka Saints and Strangers) is an anthology of short fiction by Angela Carter. ... Patricia Karisma-Schroeder (better known by her stage name as Leilani Kai) is a professional wrestler. ... This article is about the year. ... WrestleMania (chronologically known as WrestleMania I) was the first WrestleMania professional wrestling event from the World Wrestling Federation, which took place on March 31, 1985 in New York, New York at the world-famous Madison Square Garden. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... Saturday morning cartoon is the colloquial term for the animated television programming which was typically scheduled on Saturday mornings on the major American television networks from the 1960s to the 1990s. ... Huck Hogans Rock n Wrestling Video Hulk Hogans Rock N Wrestling was a Saturday morning cartoon that aired on CBS from 1985 to 1987. ...


The Original Screwjob

In 1985, after losing and then regaining the title from rival Leilani Kai at the inaugural WrestleMania, Richter was scheduled to defend her women's title at Madison Square Garden against a mysterious masked opponent known only as The Spider Lady. The Spider had been an alternating group of women under a mask (including Penny Mitchell). Richter said she was never told who was under the mask or how the match was supposed to end. Moments into the match, her opponent attempted to pin Richter's shoulders to the mat and the referee delivered a swift three count. After ignoring the count and continuing to attack the Spider Lady, Wendi unmasked the new champion to find out that she was The Fabulous Moolah, the woman she defeated a year and a half earlier. In years following the incident, it was described as a contract dispute between Richter and Vince McMahon regarding her new contract and monetary compensation and royalties for the cartoon series. Nearly 12 years later, a similar scenario happened in Montreal at Survivor Series 1997 when Bret Hart lost his belt to Shawn Michaels, known to many as the "Montreal Screwjob." Wendi never returned to the WWF and went to wrestle in Puerto Rico, Japan, and throughout the U.S. in independent promotions. This article is about the year. ... Patricia Karisma-Schroeder (better known by her stage name as Leilani Kai) is a professional wrestler. ... WrestleMania (chronologically known as WrestleMania I) was the first WrestleMania professional wrestling event from the World Wrestling Federation, which took place on March 31, 1985 in New York, New York at the world-famous Madison Square Garden. ... Lilian Ellison [1], better known by her ring name The Fabulous Moolah (born July 22, 1923), is a female professional wrestler who is marketed by World Wrestling Entertainment for holding the record for the longest title reign by any athlete in any professional sport. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... Survivor Series 1997 was the eleventh annual Survivor Series pay-per-view professional wrestling event for the World Wrestling Federation. ... This article is about the professional wrestler. ... Michael Shawn Hickenbottom (born July 22, 1965) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Shawn Michaels. ... The screwjob - Earl Hebner calls for the bell as Shawn Michaels holds Bret Hart in the Sharpshooter. ...


AWA

Richter surfaced in the American Wrestling Association in 1988 to challenge champion Madusa Miceli for the AWA title. After a few unsuccessful attempts Wendi captured the title on November 28. She defended the title against former champion Candi Devine, Magnificent Mimi, The Dazzler, and Judy Martin. Wendi participated in the infamous Team Challenge Series joining Sgt. Slaughter's Snipers. She left the AWA (and the wrestling business) before the series concluded. Candi Devine won the belt on December 6, 1989 when she defeated Judy Martin to determine the new Women's Champion after Richter vacated the belt. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Debra Ann Miceli (born February 6, 1963 in Milan, Italy) better known as Madusa (shorthand for MADe in the USA) or Alundra Blayze, is a former professional wrestler for WCW and WWF. She has also recently driven the Madusa monster truck for Clear Channel Communications on Monster Jam and will... is the 332nd day of the year (333rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Candi Devine, born Candace Rummel in Nashville, Tennessee, was a professional wrestler. ... Judy Martin (L) and Leilani Kai (R) as the Glamour Girls Judith Hardee is a former female professional wrestler known as Judy Martin. ... This article is about the wrestler Robert Remus. ... is the 340th day of the year (341st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ...


Semi-retirement and the LPWA

After leaving the business, Wendi has gone on to get a degree in physical therapy and got married to current WWE Spanish broadcaster Hugo Savinovich (they have since divorced). Hugo Savinovich (born February 15, 1959 in Guayaquil, Ecuador) is a former professional wrestler and currently one half of the WWE Spanish announce team where he is the color commentator and his partner is Carlos Cabrera and occasionally Marcelo Rodriguez. ...


Wendi popped up in the now-defunct Ladies Professional Wrestling Association. She teamed with another former WWF women's champion, Rockin' Robin, to challenge tag team champions The Glamour Girls for the belts. Wendi only stayed with the company a few months, leaving before their only pay-per-view, Superladies Showdown and subsequent closing. She left the business for good after this, returning to Texas to practice physical therapy. The Ladies Professional Wrestling Association (LPWA) was an all-female wrestling promotion which operated in the early 1990s (c. ... Robin Smith, better known by her stage name Rockin Robin, is a professional wrestler. ... The Glamour Girls were a female professional wrestling tag team. ...


On January 29, 2005, Richter appeared at Wrestle Reunion in an 8-woman tag team match (teaming with Bambi, Malia Hosaka, and Jenny Taylor) wrestling against Sherri Martel, Peggy Lee Leather, Krissy Vaine, and Amber O'Neal. is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Malia Hosaka is a professional wrestler. ... Sherri Martel (born Sherri Russell)[1] (February 8, 1958 – June 15, 2007) was an American professional wrestler and valet, better known by her ring name, Sensational Sherri. ... Kristin Eubanks is a professional wrestler better known as Krissy Vaine. ...


On August 27, 2005 Richter would once again appear at Wrestle Reunion II in a 6-person tag team match (teaming with The Patriot and George South Jr.) wrestling against Amy Love, DC Drake and "Gorgeous" Gary Royal. is the 239th day of the year (240th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Finishing and signature moves

Professional wrestling throws are the application of techniques that involve lifting the opponent up and throwing or slamming him or her down, which makes up most of the action of professional wrestling. ... In professional wrestling a DDT is any move in which the wrestler falls down or backwards to drive a held opponents head into the mat. ... Professional wrestling throws are the application of techniques that involve lifting the opponent up and throwing or slamming him or her down, which makes up most of the action of professional wrestling. ... A facebuster, also known as a face plant, is generally a takedown move in professional wrestling in which an attacking wrestler forces his/her opponent down to the mat face-first without involving a headlock or facelock. ...

Championships and accomplishments

  • Other titles
  • SCPW Women's Champion (1 time)
  • NWF Women's Champion (1 time)

 
 

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