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 Rhonda Ann Singh

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Rhonda Ann Singh

Birth
Calgary, Calgary Census Division, Alberta, Canada
Death 27 Jul 2001 (aged 40)
Calgary, Calgary Census Division, Alberta, Canada
Burial Calgary, Calgary Census Division, Alberta, Canada
Plot Everlasting Life Lot 249 Plot B4
Memorial ID 7752346 View Source
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Professional Wrestler. Born Rhonda Ann Sing in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She grew up a fan of Stampede Wrestling, and as a child, predicted her career in the venue. At 17, she enrolled in Mildred Burke's wrestling school in Encino, California. She developed the persona, Monster Ripper, and debuted her in Japan in 1979 with the All Japan Women's Wrestling circuit to immediate success. At 5 foot 8, 250 pounds, she was very visible on the Japanese circuit during most of the 1980s, known for her surprising agility and powerbomb move. She took the WWWA World Single Championship in 1979 and 1980. By 1987, she returned to Canada and made her Stampede Wrestling debut under the name Rhonda Singh. She was declared their first IWA World Women's Champion after defeating Wendi Richter. She then was signed by the World Wrestling Council and debuted in Puerto Rico as Monster Ripper, eventually taking the WWC Women's Championship five years running, and was a fan favorite. She then took Monster Ripper to Mexico's AAA where she was called La Monstra, competing in six-woman tag team bouts. She was spotted and signed by the World Wrestling Federation and made her US debut in 1995. The WWF then, without explanation, stripped her of the Monster Ripper character and created for her a new persona, Bertha Faye. She found the switch very difficult to adjust to, saying it stripped her of her identity. Likewise, the WWF restricted her repertoire, disallowing power moves that various male wrestlers had made their signatures. After a year, waning fan interest in the women's division coupled with her own dissatisfaction with her new role led to a release her from her contract. She briefly returned to Japan with limited success, then debuted with the World Champion Wrestling in 1999 under the name Rhonda Singh. She racked up a few notable wins but when the division folded in 2000, she announced her retirement. She succumbed to apparent heart failure less than a year later. In 2003, the non-profit Cauliflower Alley Club recognized her with a posthumous award.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Noni
  • Added: 10 Aug 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7752346
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7752346/rhonda-ann-singh : accessed ), memorial page for Rhonda Ann Singh (21 Feb 1961–27 Jul 2001), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7752346, citing Mountain View Memorial Gardens, Calgary, Calgary Census Division, Alberta, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .