Guest Author - Vance Rowe
Elizabeth Huelette, better known as Miss Elizabeth to wrestling fans, made a huge impact in the world of professional wrestling back in the mid 1980’s. She was introduced as the manager for the WWF’s original “MVP”, the Macho Man Randy Savage. Savage was “scouted” by every manager when he came into the WWF and each manager offered their services to him. On the day when he was supposed to decide who he would choose, he pulled a swerve and introduced Miss Elizabeth as his new manager. No wrestling fan had ever heard of her at the time and were a bit shocked when she came walking down to the ring. She eventually was given the moniker as “The First Lady of Wrestling”.
Miss Elizabeth was born in 1960 and was tragically taken from us in 2003. She managed the Macho Man from 1985 to 1992 when they were divorced from their real life marriage. They have been married since 1985 but in 1991, they were “married” in the WWF ring. The event was called: A Match Made in Heaven – A Match Made in Hell.
This is because at the wedding reception, one of the gifts that Elizabeth opened contained a live Cobra that was given by Jake “The Snake” Roberts which led to a heated feud between Savage and Roberts. Quiet and demure, Miss Elizabeth never really spoke during promos; she just stood by Savage as he spoke and smiled pretty.
Soon Savage began partnering with the Incredible Hulk Hogan and was collectively known as the Mega-Powers and Miss Elizabeth managed them both. After awhile, Savage grew “jealous” of his partner and thought that Hogan was trying to steal Elizabeth away from him and he began feuding with Hogan.
In 1994, Savage jumped ship to go to the WCW and eventually Miss Elizabeth joined him there as well. They feuded with “Diamond” Dallas Page and his wife and Nitro girl, Kimberly. The two also eventually joined the now. By 1999, she became the manager for Lex Luger and they feuded with Sting as the storyline was that she was helping Sting but “maced” him and tried to hit him with a baseball bat. This was really the first time wrestling fans saw her get very physical in a match. In 2003, while at Luger’s house she died of “acute toxicity” as she had mixed alcohol with some painkillers and succumbed to the concoction. Luger was not arrested for this but was arrested for the illegal painkillers and anabolic steroids that he had in his house. Miss Elizabeth’s death came as a shock to everyone who knew her and grew up watching her on television. There never has been anyone in wrestling quite as unique as Miss Elizabeth and there probably never will again. For a woman who never “donned” the tights and wrestled, she left an indelible mark in the hearts of fans all around the world.