Who was Miss Elizabeth?
Miss Elizabeth was a professional wrestling manager and occasional wrestler, best known for her time in the World Wrestling Federation (now known as WWE) in the late 1980s and early 1990s. She passed away in 2003.
Miss Elizabeth Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Elizabeth Ann Hulette was born on 16 November 1960, in Frankfort, Kentucky, USA, and grew up in a military family that moved frequently. After high school, she enrolled at the University of Kentucky, from which she obtained a degree in communications.
Career and International Stardom
Elizabeth worked as a TV announcer at International Championship Wrestling Shows (ICW). During her time there, she met wrestler Randy Savage, who would later become her husband; the two married in December 1984.
As Miss Elizabeth, she made her debut in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) as the new manager of Randy “Macho Man” Savage. This occurred on 30 July 1985, in Poughkeepsie, New York, during a match where several managers were hoping to be selected as Savage’s new manager. Elizabeth was an attractive, unnamed woman who came to the ring and was picked by Savage to be his new manager. After her debut, Elizabeth became an important figure in Savage’s career, accompanying him to many of his matches, through most of his career, including his lengthy series of title defenses against Ted DiBiase. One of the most popular storylines during Savage’s career was his feud with George “The Animal” Steele, who had a crush on Elizabeth.,
As she continued her work with Savage, they formed a Mega Powers team with Hulk Hogan. The Mega Powers faced the Mega Bucks with Elizabeth as their secret weapon at the SummerSlam event. She teased the audience by promising to wear an “itsy bitsy teeny weeny bikini” under her fancy clothes. Elizabeth ripped off her skirt during the match to distract their opponents, leading to Savage and Hogan’s victory. However, Hogan’s overprotective attitude towards Elizabeth led to tension between him and Savage, which escalated when Hogan accidentally eliminated Savage during the 1989 Royal Rumble. Their relationship continued to deteriorate, leading to Savage confronting Hogan in the ring during a live event in February 1989. Savage’s anger reached a boiling point when Hogan left him to face the Twin Towers alone, causing him to strike Hogan with the championship belt backstage, and so splitting the Mega Powers. The dissolution of their partnership led to Hogan challenging Savage for the WWF World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania V, where Elizabeth stood in a neutral corner. Hogan won the match, and Savage ended his partnership with Elizabeth, adopting Sensational Sherri as his new valet.
Amazing shot of Miss Elizabeth and Sensational Sherri!!!
After this, Miss Elizabeth took Hogan’s side and became his manager, and during the latter half of 1989, she made sporadic appearances in the WWF. She continued to manage Hulk Hogan in his matches against Randy Savage in the house show circuit from April to October 1989. At SummerSlam 1989, she managed Hogan and Brutus Beefcake in a match against Savage and Zeus, where she intervened physically for the first time by tripping Sensational Sherri. Elizabeth then managed Jim Duggan for the rest of the year, including against Savage, and appeared in the Brother Love Show. She also co-hosted WWF Wrestling Spotlight with Vince McMahon for a brief period.
In 1990, Miss Elizabeth joined forces with Dusty Rhodes and Sapphire in a mixed tag team match against Savage and Sherri at WrestleMania VI. During the match, Elizabeth grabbed Sherri’s hair to prevent her from double-teaming Rhodes. While the two women faced off, Sapphire capitalized on the situation and pinned Sherri for the win. Elizabeth continued to manage Rhodes and Sapphire in mixed tag team matches against Savage and Sherri until August 1990, with Brother Love joining the latter team to counteract Elizabeth’s presence. After August 1990, Elizabeth took an hiatus from appearing at WWF events.
Return to Wrestling
Miss Elizabeth made her comeback to wrestling on 23 January 1996 as the manager for Randy Savage and Hulk Hogan at Clash of the Champions XXXII. However, just a few weeks later, on 11 February 1996, she shockingly turned on Savage and assisted Ric Flair in defeating him at SuperBrawl VI. Following this, she aligned herself with Flair as a co-manager in the Four Horsemen faction alongside Woman.
Later in 1996, Miss Elizabeth joined the nWo faction with Hulk Hogan, but she still cared for her ex-husband Randy Savage, who also later joined the nWo. During 1997, Elizabeth and Savage had a feud with Diamond Dallas Page and Kimberly Page. In May 1998, Elizabeth joined the nWo Wolfpac but later left Savage again to join the nWo Hollywood. She accompanied Eric Bischoff for several months, and belittled Savage. However, Savage reminded her that he had moved on from their relationship a long time ago, and didn’t need her.
Miss Elizabeth makes the save for Macho Man after he's attacked by an vindictive Sensational Queen Sherri at WrestleMania VII.the re-uniting of Macho and Liz,right after Macho lost a retirement match to Ultimate Warrior,was such a great moment. pic.twitter.com/GXY5FhVL0F
— Rasslin' History 101 (@WrestlingIsKing) September 8, 2019
On the 4 January 1999 episode of Nitro, Elizabeth was shown talking to police detectives, and accused Goldberg of stalking her, then filed charges against him. Later, Elizabeth revealed that she lied and was a pawn for the nWo so that Goldberg would not be able to compete in his scheduled title match with Kevin Nash. In Goldberg’s absence, Hulk Hogan returned and took his place in the match.
Elizabeth was part of the nWo until she took a leave of absence from WCW in April 1999.
Later the same year, Miss Elizabeth returned to WCW as the manager of Lex Luger – Luger was supposed to compete in a tag team match with Rey Mysterio Jr. against Kevin Nash and an opponent of his choice, with Elizabeth’s hair and Rey Mysterio Jr.’s mask on the line. However, Mysterio attacked Luger with a car door, injuring him and forcing him to withdraw from the match. Elizabeth took time off to be with Luger during his recovery.
When Luger returned, Elizabeth became more physically involved in the action, and known for her viciousness at Starrcade 1999 when she struck Sting with his own baseball bat. She then managed the partnership between Luger and Ric Flair, known as Team Package. After their split, Elizabeth had feuds with Vince Russo and Kimberly Page and even had her first official match against Daffney.
Elizabeth’s final appearance was on the 29 May 2000 episode of WCW Monday Nitro. She quietly left WCW on 17 August 2000, when her contract expired.
According to sources, Miss Elizabeth’s net worth was estimated at $100,000 at the time of her death.
Personal Life and Death
Miss Elizabeth was married to Randy Savage from 1984 to 1982.
From 1997 to 1999, she was married to Cary Lubetsky.
After leaving WCW in 2000, Elizabeth and Luger remained a couple, and she started working at Main Event Fitness, a gym in Marietta, Georgia that Luger co-owned. In November and December 2002, Elizabeth was scheduled to make her return to wrestling alongside Luger on the World Wrestling All-Stars tour of Europe, but she did not appear at any of the shows. She never made another wrestling appearance after leaving WCW. During the tour, Luger won and lost the WWA World Heavyweight Championship in matches against Sting.
On 19 April 2003, Elizabeth was involved in a domestic dispute with Luger, who allegedly struck her in the garage of their townhouse in Marietta, Georgia. Elizabeth had a bump on her head, both eyes bruised, and a cut lip. Luger was only charged with a misdemeanor count of battery and got out on a $2,500 bond.
On 1 May 2003, Luger phoned 9-1-1 to report that Miss Elizabeth had stopped breathing in their Marietta, Georgia, home. Despite attempts at mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, she remained unresponsive, and emergency medical services hurried her to the WellStar Kennestone Hospital Emergency Room, where she was declared dead at the age of 42. Following a medical examination, it was determined that her death resulted from “acute toxicity” caused by a lethal combination of painkillers and vodka, and was classified as an accident. She was laid to rest at Frankfort Cemetery.