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Dead Wrestlers #14: Miss Elizabeth

Dead Wrestlers #14: Miss Elizabeth

Notorious wrestler “moll” Elizabeth Ann Hulette, a veteran of the World Wrestling Federation (early to middle 1990s), as well as World Championship Wrestling (middle 1990s) who became best known as the manager and consistent ringside companion (as well as one-time real life (non-kayfabe) spouse of Randy “Macho Man” Savage”), and later served as mistress to (at present) surviving wrestler Lex Luger, joined the ranks of dead wrestling infamy on May 1, 2003 when she died as the result of a confirmed drug and alchol overdose in the home she shared with Luger.

While working various babyfaced jobber positions at strictly local International Championship Wrestling shows, Hulette met Randall Poffo, a professional wrestler who grappled under the ringside pseudonym “Macho Man” Randy “Savage”. A torrid, tempestuous romance soon enkindled itself, with the pair ultimately deciding upon marriage in December 1984. Soon thereafter, in late 1985, the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), of which Hulette and “Savage” were signed attractions, concocted an angle (kayfabe, i.e., fictional) storyline wherein all the managers in the promotion were competing to offer their professional services to “Savage”. During a match on July 30, 1985, in an alacritous repetition of this time honoured old gag, several managers were at ringside in the hope that he would conclude the match by naming one of them to the position. 

However, “Savage” thanked the managers for their consideration and then requested that his “new” manager come to ringside. At the inevitable denouement of this tired old routine (some allege dating back to the time of Uranian Willy, “The Heavy Metal Kid”), an unnamed, exceedingly attractive young woman came down to the ring. Ringside announcer Bruno Sammartino declaimed, “She must be some sort of movie star!” (referring to her contrived attribution of glamorous sex appeal). “Miss” Elizabeth’s WWF debut occurred on air at the August 24, 1985, taped edition of WWF Prime Time Wrestling. From this point on, Hulette was confirmed as the manager of Randy “Savage”. 

After divorcing “Savage” in 1992, Hulette briefly married Cary Lubetsky, shocking her long time fans by uniting with a non-wrestler. Lubetsky was, in fact, an attorney hailing from South Florida, and the two chose to unite in holy matrimony at the Cuban Hebrew Temple in Miami Beach. However, the union was short-lived, as the couple soon separated and were finally officially divorced on April 19, 1999. 




Hulette became romantically involved with wrestler Lex Luger who, in April 2003, allegedly struck her in the garage of their town house in Marietta, Georgia. Cobb County police found her with two bruised eyes, a cut lip, and a welt on her head. Luger was charged with misdemeanor battery and released on bond. Luger was soon arrested for driving under the influence after rear-ending another car with his Porsche. Hulette was a passenger in the car. Once again, Luger made bail. Some time later, Luger phoned 9-1-1 from his home and reported that Hulette was unconscious and unresponsive. Paramedics rushed her to the hospital, where she was pronounced “dead”.