• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (June 15, 2007) – Old School WWF Legend Passed Away
On this day in 2007, we lost Old School WWF Legend “Sensational” Sherri Martel (Real name: Sherri Russell) at the age of 49 due to a drug overdose.
During her career Sherri most famously worked for the World Wrestling Federation (1987-1993) and Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling (1994-1997), but also appeared in Paul Heyman’s Extreme Championship Wrestling (1993-1994) and Verne Gagne’s American Wrestling Association (1985-1987).
She wasn’t only a former WWF Women’s Champion, but is also still considered one of the greatest female managers / valets of all time.
Among her most famous clients were “The Macho King” Randy Savage, “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase, “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels, “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair and Harlem Heat.
† REST IN PEACE SENSATIONAL SHERRI!
February 8, 1958 – June 15, 2007
• WWF Veteran Recalls Story About Vince McMahon Thinking He Died In 2010
Old School WWF Veteran Lance Storm shared a story about Vince McMahon thinking he died in 2010.
You can read it below:
“There’s actually a funny (strange) Vince/Meltzer story.
I was on vacation in Ontario when Lance Cade died in 2010. I barely knew Dave Meltzer but I got a message from him letting me know Lance had died and also told me the story that when he got home and checked his answering machine, the first message was from Vince.
Dave said it was strange because he hadn’t spoke to Vince in quite some time, and the message was for Dave to call him because he had to talk to him about my death.
There was then a second message from Vince on the machine left a little bit later where Vince told him not to bother calling because he realized it wasn’t me that died but Lance Cade.
Dave and I wondered what it would be about my death specifically that would move Vince to need to talk to Dave. I speculated that perhaps Vince figured that if I was dying young due to drugs the entire industry was doomed.”