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 Nancy Elizabeth Benoit

Nancy Elizabeth Benoit

Original Name Toffoloni
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 22 Jun 2007 (aged 43)
Fayetteville, Fayette County, Georgia, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 20104167 · View Source
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Professional wrestler/valet. Born Nancy Elizabeth Daus, her unofficial wrestling debut was on the June 1984 cover of Wrestling All Stars magazine, the photographer was George Napolitano. She sold programs at shows in Orlando, Florida, and it was there that she met Kevin Sullivan, who fell for her. They married in 1985. She made her in-ring debut on July 7, 1984 in Lakeland, Florida under the ring name Fallen Angel, who was a member of Sullivan's "Satanist" stable. By 1989, she was appearing in Ted Turner's World Championship Wrestling (WCW) where she played a nerdy, giggly fan who was a huge fan of Rick Steiner's named Robin Green. She convinced Rick to let her stand ringside alongside Missy Hyatt in the Steiner Brothers match against Michael Hayes and Jimmy Garvin as another incarnation of The Fabulous Freebirds. “Robin's" interference caused the Steiners to lose the match. She changed her name to Woman and managed the tag team of Doom (Ron Simmons and Butch Reed). By 1990, she was managing The Four Horsemen, particularly Ric Flair, whom she interfered in his matches many times in order for him to keep the world heavyweight title. It was around this time that Nancy left WCW to work with her husband Kevin in smaller promotions. They went to ECW (Extreme Championship Wrestling) in 1993 where she became Woman once again and managed Sullivan and The Tazmaniac. Sullivan left to become a booker at WCW while she remained at ECW. By 1996, she was back in WCW, working alongside the late Miss Elizbaeth (Elizabeth Hulette) as a manager of The Four Horsemen. Chris Benoit was one of the members of this incarnation of the Horsemen. Chris replaced Brian Pillman in a feud against Sullivan and Chris and Nancy were billed as having an affair that Benoit flaunted to Sullivan. The on-screen affair turned into a real-life one, and Nancy divorced Sullivan in 1997. Chris and Nancy were engaged that same year, but reportedly did not marry until 2000, the year their son Daniel was born. She wasn't actively involved in wrestling since the birth of her son, but she did manage her husband's career from their home in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Chris, Nancy, and Daniel were all found dead in their home on June 25, 2007 by Atlanta police, who were sent to the home by a WWE official concerned that he couldn't reach Chris after numerous attempts.

Bio by: Donna Di Giacomo

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Donna Di Giacomo
  • Added: 26 Jun 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20104167
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Nancy Elizabeth Benoit (21 May 1964–22 Jun 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20104167, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.