Miss Elizabeth: a life worthy of a Shakespearean tragedy

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Miss Elizabeth: a life worthy of a Shakespearean tragedy

Miss Elizabeth is considered the first WWE Diva, forerunner of all the stars that today shine also thanks to her work, such as Charlotte Flair, Sasha Banks, Rhea Ripley and all the others. Yet Miss Elizabeth's life is worthy of a Shakespearean tragedy.

While working in International Championship Wrestling, Hulette met Macho Man Randy Savage. Falling in love, the two got married in December 1984. Miss Elizabeth was a familiar face to the general public thanks to her appearances in the World Wrestling Federation at the turn of the eighties and nineties and in World Championship Wrestling in the mid-nineties and she also became popular thanks to her marriage to Savage.

The two later divorced and Elizabeth began a relationship with wrestler Larry Pfohl. She died at Luger's home in Marietta, Georgia on May 1, 2003 from a cocktail of drugs and vodka. She also remembers her careers as she was the trigger for the breakdown of the alliance between Randy Savage and Hulk Hogan, mainly due to Savage's jealousy of Hogan's overly protective and friendly attitude towards the beautiful manager.

The storyline ended with the disbandment of the Mega Powers, the separation between Savage and Elizabeth, and the regaining of the world title by Hogan in a match between him and Savage held at WrestleMania V. After WrestleMania, Randy Savage replaced Miss Elizabeth with Sensational Sherri as his new manager.

She participated in SummerSlam '89, managing Hogan and Brutus Beefcake in their match against Savage and Zeus, later continuing to assist Hulk Hogan at ringside for a few more matches. Briefly, Elizabeth also ran WWF Wrestling Spotlight alongside Vince McMahon.

Miss Elizabeth: a life worthy of a Shakespearean tragedy

After aiding Dusty Rhodes & Sapphire during their feud with Savage & Sherri, Elizabeth disappeared from WWF until WrestleMania VII, an event in which Savage lost a "Retirement match" to Ultimate Warrior.

After the defeat, an enraged Sherri began hitting the lifeless Savage frantically until Elizabeth, who had witnessed the match in the audience, stepped into the ring to defend Savage from her wrath. Elizabeth grabbed Sherri by her hair and threw her out of the ring, then reunited with Savage to the enthusiastic and moving cheers of the audience.

Elizabeth and Lex Luger also developed a romantic relationship outside of WCW. Elizabeth's friends reported that the two were planning to get married in 2003. After exiting wrestling, Hulette began working out at Luger's owned gym in Marietta, Georgia.

On April 19, 2003, Elizabeth became embroiled in a domestic dispute with Luger, who beat her in the garage of their residence. The cops found Elizabeth with swollen eyes, a lump on her head, and her lip bruised. Luger was charged with beating and fined $ 2,500.

Two days later, Luger was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. On May 1st, 2003, Luger called emergency room from her home in Marietta, Georgia, stating that Elizabeth was not breathing. The woman did not respond to the urges of her mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, and paramedics rushed her to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The cause of her death was later determined in overdose for the intake of toxic substances mixed with alcohol. Luger was arrested the day after Elizabeth's death when a search of his apartment revealed large quantities of illicit drugs to police, including various anabolic steroids, OxyContin, synthetic growth hormones, testosterone, temazepam and alprazolam.

On February 3, 2005, at the Luger trial he pleaded guilty to possessing illicit drugs for personal use. He was fined $ 1,000 and sentenced to five years of probation. Elizabeth Hulette is buried in Frankfort Cemetery, in Franklin County, Kentucky.